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Offline bianco64squalo

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Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« on: 06 Mar , 2017, 03:02 »
Hi all,
I'm Filippo from Padova, Italy.
I bought the U-552 1/48 Trumpeter model, in my opinion a fantastic basic starting for superdetaling works...
Waiting for this DVD, not yet arrived, I started with 88 deck gun:






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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #1 on: 06 Mar , 2017, 03:06 »
Sorry, it's the first topic I posted...
With the DVD I'm waiting for I could start to build one of the compartments included in the kit; I will start with diesel engine room.
Soon I'll post some more images.
Cheers.
Filippo

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #2 on: 06 Mar , 2017, 08:09 »
Is the kit molded in both grey & white plastic?     Or are you adding aftermarket parts on your deck gun?
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #3 on: 06 Mar , 2017, 08:21 »
Hi Glenn,
it's all made by hands with plasticard....and a lot of patience.... :) :)


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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #4 on: 06 Mar , 2017, 08:22 »
...but it's not yet completed: many particulars are still missing, and have to be added...

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #5 on: 06 Mar , 2017, 10:41 »
Hi Glenn, it's all made by hands with plasticard....and a lot of patience.... :) :)

I hear you!    Am right there, too, with my U-190 build.
Nice work... keep it going!  :D
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #7 on: 08 Mar , 2017, 07:02 »
Thanks Johann,
beautiful and  useful link: fantastic !!!

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #8 on: 08 Mar , 2017, 07:24 »
A question for experts:


in Subs photoetchings set for Trumpeter model are present two plates that have to be added to gun's basement ( see the drawings posted ).
In all the photos I saw, I never found them: were them present in real U-Boat ?
Thanks in advance for replies.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #9 on: 08 Mar , 2017, 07:42 »
For Johann:
do you know if is it possible to print all the contents of the link that you posted?
It's the only one I ever saw in Italian language....
I'd like to have the file printable....
Thanks

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #10 on: 08 Mar , 2017, 12:18 »
Hello,

Yes, I can see part S13 being present in photos of real boats. Although I can't quite make out any plate (S12) behind, this is probably because of the quality of the images. So I would be inclined to add both to your model.

Cheers,

Dougie

Offline Johann Vilthomsen

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #11 on: 08 Mar , 2017, 12:43 »
For Filippo, for copy Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V but this site can't copy whit mouse right button.
This is the original https://www.u-historia.com/uhistoria/tecnico/visitaguiada/visita.htm

from the https://www.u-historia.com site

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #12 on: 08 Mar , 2017, 13:53 »
Thanks Johann for your pretious help...
Dougie, excuse me, but I would like to see at least one photo with those plates: can you post it ? Thanks

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #13 on: 08 Mar , 2017, 15:35 »
Hello,

Here are two photos -





Sorry the images are not better.

Cheers,

Dougie

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Reply #14 on: 13 Mar , 2017, 02:53 »
Work in progress....