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Offline bracco_n

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #15 on: 29 Jan , 2009, 15:18 »
What about this two pictures?



It's clear that here the weld lines on the saddletanks continue on the p-hull. Seems like some boats had it and some others didn't.
Should I keep on doing the welds or remove them completely?
Nicol

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #16 on: 29 Jan , 2009, 15:23 »
I think that the lines you are talking about are the shadows  ;D

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #17 on: 29 Jan , 2009, 16:43 »
100% sure? I'm not completely convinced that they're shadows but I'll take your word.
So, do I remove the welds I've made?
Nicol

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #18 on: 29 Jan , 2009, 16:55 »
200% that these lines are shadows mate.


Id remove the extra welds if i were you.

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #19 on: 29 Jan , 2009, 17:07 »
Very clever of yours Mr Siara. I'll start sanding them out straight away!
Could you please post some photos of those little three holes in the bow? I remember that something was wrong with them and I want to correct it.
Nicol

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #20 on: 29 Jan , 2009, 17:25 »
Could you please post some photos of those little three holes in the bow? I remember that something was wrong with them and I want to correct it.

Hi bracco_n

Have you downloaded 'U-BOATS: Type VIIC Free-Flooding Vent Patterns (new updated version)' from the AMP library?

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #21 on: 29 Jan , 2009, 17:54 »
Not Yet, will do inmediately!
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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #22 on: 30 Jan , 2009, 08:38 »
I decided I'm mgoing to do U-1023 previously or during it's only patrol. These are the only pictures I could find and will base my model on thses two:



I'll have to build another pipe (the one on the starboard bow of the CG), a water-tight container for spare barrels, water tight containers on the back of the Wintergarten (for life rafts), some modifications to the free flooding holes and will have to eliminate on of the four water tight containers on the upperdeciking.
Today I'll finish the removal of welds and will start modifying the flood holes
Nicol

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #23 on: 30 Jan , 2009, 11:14 »
It

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #24 on: 30 Jan , 2009, 12:08 »
Hi Nicolas,

Here are some photos of your chosen boat U 1023. U 1023 is on the outside, U 249 on the inside. Date is 26 May 1945.









Note there are no deck railings.

Hope these help.

Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #25 on: 30 Jan , 2009, 13:24 »
Your U-boat is coming along nicely bracco!  Keep up the good work!

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #26 on: 30 Jan , 2009, 15:40 »
GREAT!! Those pictures will be of help. May I ask where did you find them?
I thought about using a dark gray for the upper decking but now will have to rethink it.
Today I've been filling holes on the stb side and a part of the long opening over the saddle tanks. I've also cut one of the water tight containers from the upper decking. Will post pictures later.
The only thing I think I won't be able to do is the modified compass housing.
Thanks for the help!
Nicol

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #27 on: 30 Jan , 2009, 16:41 »
Hi Nicolas,

You're welcome. I've only just remembered where I got them from, otherwise earlier I would have posted the link rather than the photos. They are from here -

http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-249PhotosLondonderry.htm

There are some other U-boat images at that site. Worth hunting around there. For example, for U 402 and U 570 -

http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-402PhotosBibliothek.htm
http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-402PhotosMcCarthy.htm
http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-570Photographs.htm
http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-570GeneralPlan.htm

Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #28 on: 30 Jan , 2009, 17:19 »
Thanks Dougie, indeed, U-402 is the boat I want to replicate after I finish this one (using the type VIIC 1/144)
I've noted that in the pictures you provided (after it was captured), U-1023 didn't carry the emblem of the crossed hammers as in the pictures I posted. Perhaps they were added by the british.
Nicol

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Re: Type VIIC/41 - Work in Progress
« Reply #29 on: 31 Jan , 2009, 00:16 »
...Nicolas...U-1023 did carry the embem of crossed hammers..Check out u-boat.net
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