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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 13 Dec , 2017, 23:24 »
Thanks Dougie,
your help is pretious for me....
The two photos that you posted are fantastic !!!! I never saw them before...I don't know where you find these treats, but it's so difficult to find good photos of the low hull, usually under water....
A last question: in Trumpeter's model the rudders have a strange shape of the aft edge: see the posted photos: do you think they are right ? I trust on your help.
Cheers
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by dougie47 on 13 Dec , 2017, 14:45 »
Hello Filippo,

I think you are right about the vents being too big on the kit. They are quite a bit too high in height.

The three vents in this area are wrong in exactly the same way as the Revell kit. Funny how two different model companies can make the very same mistake.

On the real boats there were two standard sized vents at the front, one below the other. Then there was a third one positioned farther aft which was the same height but shorter in length. This can be seen in the images below -





The Revell and Trumpeter kits are both wrong in that they both have the shorter vent at the front rather than the rear.

Cheers,

Dougie
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 12 Dec , 2017, 05:34 »
Sorry, these are the model's vents...
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 12 Dec , 2017, 05:33 »
Thanks Dougie,
I'm still working on hull, before start with assembling and superdetailing the interiors, easy to break during hull manipulating...
A question: if you look at the last two photos that I posted, it seems to me that the vents aft rudders in Trumpeter's model are too much big; I'm thinking to fill them and then re-open in smaller shape: what do you think ?
Thanks in advance for help.....
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Hello Mr. Tore and All,


I am up to page 409 on my proof reading.  That doesn't mean it's all exactly correct in all cases...  Simon just found an error back on page 42! I had the top of the Q Tank drawn with a high ridge which only applies to FBT 2 and FBT 4. I corrected the drawing error and added the round flowing tank top.


I uploaded the latest version of Skizzenbuch to my Dropbox folder...


Regards,
Don_
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Hi Don,

Thanks for the update. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Cheers,

Dougie
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Hello All,


I did get a response from the Naval Institute Press as follows:


Don,
 
We are still reviewing the work. The length does present a challenge but we’re not sure two volumes is the best solution. Will be back to you when we have a final decision.
 
Best regards,
Paul
 
Paul Merzlak
Editorial Director
Naval Institute Press
U.S. Naval Institute
291 Wood Road
Annapolis, MD  21402


So, we'll see what happens....
Regards,
Don_
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by dougie47 on 06 Dec , 2017, 12:31 »
Hi Filippo,

Looking very good, I particularly like the rivets around the diveplane support.

Cheers,

Dougie
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 06 Dec , 2017, 03:24 »
Work in progress...
Opinions and suggestions welcome...
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Hi Filippo,


I sent an email to the Naval Institute Press yesterday evening and I believe I should receive a reply on Monday or perhaps Tuesday... Things have been dragging-out with these publishers; they seem never to have any priority when it comes to books. I will post more info later.


Regards,
Don_
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