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cola

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question about U-510
« on: 29 Sep , 2015, 18:41 »
Hello All,

after taking a bit of a break, I was about to start on my type IX C (1/72 Revell) and would like to build U-510 on their 5th Patrol to Penang from 3 Nov 43' - 5 Apr 44'.
after reading Dougie's articles, am i correct in assuming i could build it OOB without modifications to represent U-510 during that 5th Patrol?
I've looked for pictures, etc. but I came up empty.

thanks so much  :)
« Last Edit: 04 Oct , 2015, 11:31 by cola »

Offline Capt Kremin

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #1 on: 30 Sep , 2015, 13:23 »
Hi cola,


Short answer, no.


U 510 was one of the monsun boats and had a 10.5cm deck gun until the end of the war.
You could fit the Edward 10.5cm gun that is now available in it's corrected size.
A spare 3.7cm barrel container was fitted on the port side.
The drain vents below the exhaust and the exhaust itself are different and the U 510 did not have a balcongerat.


As I only have 1 picture of the port side I cannot comment on any differences on the starboard side.


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Jon
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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #2 on: 30 Sep , 2015, 14:33 »
Cola, Jon,
I have a starboard picture of U510 as the post-war french Bouan: still retaining the 10.5 cm deck gun, 3.7 cm barrel container on the starboard side of the tower also. I'll post the pic as soon as i can
Cheers
SG


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« Last Edit: 30 Sep , 2015, 16:19 by SG »

cola

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #3 on: 30 Sep , 2015, 16:45 »
Great...thanks so much for the info & the picture.
Have to see if I want (or am able) to do that now.

cola

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #4 on: 30 Sep , 2015, 17:13 »
Hey Jon & SG,

so if I made it a waterline build (which is my intention)...the only thing I would need is the 105 Deck Gun and the 3.7 cm barrel containers, correct?

Please forgive my ignorance, but what are the  3.7 cm barrel containers?

thanks,

Tony

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #5 on: 30 Sep , 2015, 22:04 »
Hi cola,


They are the tubes either side of the tower, just below the upper platform, not a big problem.
The only other problem is the vent pattern and exhaust.
See arrows on picture.


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cola

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #6 on: 01 Oct , 2015, 07:44 »
thanks a million.

might have to re-think doing that then  :(

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #7 on: 03 Oct , 2015, 05:06 »
Close up of the 3.7 cm spare barrel container, here on U 505 tower:
http://www.ig-spezialschiffe.net/IG-pics/Ber-pics/U505/Turm2.jpg

cola

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #8 on: 03 Oct , 2015, 15:50 »
Thanks SG...that actually doesn't look that difficult to scratch build. Truth be told, I never really scratch built anything...the closest is wires, cockpit detail, brake lines etc on planes, and opening up the flood holes & plastic card and stuff.

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #9 on: 04 Oct , 2015, 01:32 »
Hi cola,


For the second 3.7cm barrel container you could ask Revell for a replacement part.
The vents and exhaust pose a most difficult problem to replicate, the two options being, ignore the differences or delve into the world of scratch building, the choice is always the builders.


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Jon
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cola

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #10 on: 04 Oct , 2015, 10:01 »
Hi cola,


For the second 3.7cm barrel container you could ask Revell for a replacement part.
The vents and exhaust pose a most difficult problem to replicate, the two options being, ignore the differences or delve into the world of scratch building, the choice is always the builders.


Regards
Jon


I never thought about asking Revell for a replacement part...that would be great....thanks!
Still kind of debating whether or not I want to do this one though.

« Last Edit: 04 Oct , 2015, 11:37 by cola »

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #11 on: 13 Jun , 2017, 23:22 »
Hi, pals! One big favor, I interested to to build my U 505 revell to this U 510 on the same patrol...can some of you guys post  some pics of the drain vents and the exhaust can need to chance to the revell model to this 510 u boat? I will appreciate very much any kind of your valuable information...👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Re: question about U-510
« Reply #12 on: 15 Jun , 2017, 14:19 »
Hello Helmut,

From the information on page 26 of Vom original zum Modell: IXC by Koehl and Niestle the vents and exhaust were the same on U 510 as on U 505. I don't have photos to confirm this but the book is a reliable source.

Cheers,

Dougie