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Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« on: 17 Jan , 2014, 10:44 »
In advance of my U-505 build actually starting... I have started to lay out the groundwork for my build WEBSITE:

www.travel-net.com/~gcauley/Uboats
www.travel-net.com/~gcauley/U505


It is my intention to build U-505 as it was during its 5X refit near the end of June 1943.  This was in the later part of the Turm IV installation when there was a new rear flakvierling installed (which I think looks simply awesome), the 105mm deck gun was still in place (before its removal), the Balcongerat was not yet installed, etc.   At that time, the boat was commanded by Kptlt. Peter Zschech.



There is not a lot of content on my website just yet, mostly just an intro and a rudimentary "Planning & Preparation" page, but as I actually start building the model I will be adding details along the way.

I MUST thank everyone here on AMP in advance, as certainly you all contribute in many many ways.   Please know that all your tireless help is VERY much appreciated.  It sure makes this hobby much more enjoyable and fulfilling.   (Cue the violins... ;D )
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #1 on: 17 Jan , 2014, 10:55 »
Looking forward to it Glenn...I learned quite a bit from your U-625 build.

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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jan , 2014, 12:08 »
Hi Glenn,


thanks for this "must have thread".


Regards
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #3 on: 18 Jan , 2014, 02:01 »
Hi Glenn,
 
Further to part# 167/168, been messing around with some pictures whilst she was at Bermuda and came up with attached photo, resolution poor, but looking at that hoop, it extends higher than I realised, it looks like when raised it was designed for a crewman to stand in it.
Would haved pm'ed this but I have no idea how to attach a photo to a pm.
 
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #4 on: 24 Jan , 2014, 09:00 »
We got great news recently about the status of some marvelous details sets... they are ready and shipping soon!

I updated the "Planning & Preparation" page of my website with pics of the new PE set with full decking from RC Subs.
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #5 on: 24 Jan , 2014, 13:00 »
Hi Glenn et al
 
I think this is going to be a great year for type IX accessories.
 
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #6 on: 26 Jan , 2014, 02:40 »
Hi Glenn, I am really looking forward to following your Type IXc build.  The craftsmanship of your two Type VIIc uboats are both exquisite; I hope to be able to reach that level someday.  The descriptions of the techniques you used while building those two were very helpful to me personally when I built both U228 and U255.  Again, I am very much looking forward to following your build.

Sincerely,
Ernest   

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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #7 on: 26 Jan , 2014, 10:45 »
 ;D  Me too!
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #8 on: 27 Jan , 2014, 10:14 »
Thank you, fellows.    :D

I have a lot of fun making those build sites, and put in as much detail as I can without going "overboard"  (hehehe bad pun). 
And I LOVE it when others do the same, as it takes a lot of the guesswork out of things.
There are so many awesome builders & techniques that I have no clue about, I need hand-holding and 1...2...3... explanations to learn it.   :D     So with my sites, I just try to "pay it forward."
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Model size comparisons : Type IXC vs VIIC
« Reply #9 on: 27 Jan , 2014, 10:27 »
Comparison of Type IXC (foreground) versus Type VIIC (completed model, background).
Model lengths are 42" (IXC)  versus 36" (VIIC)   or very roughly in feet for the real boats:      252' (IXC)  vs.  216' (VIIC)   

The big difference you'll notice is in the width on the top deck of the IXC -- much more surface area to walk on.
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Hull interior
« Reply #10 on: 27 Jan , 2014, 10:32 »
I mocked up the main hull to see how everything goes together, and try to figure out how & what I am going to do with the interior.   

I have a very rough plan in mind on how the basic structures of the interior look (saddletanks, pressure hull) but now I have to conceptualize how I'll do it in plastic.

Interesting about the railing holes that need to be drilled out in the main hull pieces.   There are numerous holes, all labelled with 1 or 3 (or 1/3 both).    For THIS kit you have to drill out only the holes with "1"  so I'm guessing the reason for having additional holes (marked "3") is for a different future release of the hull.   Hmmmmmmm...  ???
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #11 on: 28 Jan , 2014, 09:12 »
Just got my nearly-new copy of Hunt and Kill yesterday.   
I'm already starting to read it.  :)

It's an interesting read so far... particularly the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Kptlt. Peter Zschech.    :-\
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #12 on: 03 Feb , 2014, 07:42 »
Glenn,
What thickness is the decking you ordered from Oto?  I underdstand the thickness on the R/C decks is .4MM however the static decks are .2mm. Do you have a plan for a substructure? I'm running some ideas of using the kit decking as a frame. 

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Detail sets
« Reply #13 on: 03 Feb , 2014, 07:51 »
I've been gathering a few detail parts for the build:
  • Eduard 53106 -- PE set (1 of 3)
  • Flakvierling (quad 20mm AA gun) -- from Revell S-100 kit
  • Griffon GMA-N005 detail set -- details for twin 20mm guns
  • Griffon BPN72002 detail set -- details for Flakvierling
  • Schatton Modellbau 72168 -- type IX periscopes
  • Schatton Modellbau 72169 -- type IX  gun barrels for AA
  • Tehnoart U9 Fittings Set 1 -- brass details for type IX  (http://www.tehnoart.eu/u9-fittings-set-1.html)
On order:
  • RC Subz PE set -- full PE set including full decking
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Re: Glenn Cauley's build of U-505 (Turm IV refit)
« Reply #14 on: 03 Feb , 2014, 07:56 »
Glenn, what thickness is the decking you ordered from Oto?  I understand the thickness on the R/C decks is .4MM however the static decks are .2mm. Do you have a plan for a substructure? I'm running some ideas of using the kit decking as a frame.

I ordered the 0.2mm set. 
You must be a mind reader!  LOL
Oto and I exchanged a few ideas about these things.    I will certainly be adding some support strips to raise the PE deck up in the hull "shelves" so it sits at the proper height.   Also, I will likely add some strip plastic beneath the decking to add some rigidity and prevent possible sagging due to the thinness.
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