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Offline bianco64squalo

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Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« on: 18 Apr , 2017, 00:14 »
Hi everybody,
in Trumpeter's 1/48 U-552 I have the possibility of superdetailing the forward torpedo loading well and hatch, coming in kit, in my opinion, in the wrong shape ( as visible in posted photos ): first of all, the Trumpetr well is too much short, without covering the entire lenght of the deck opening; second thing, it has closed side walls, and I think there were opened for free flooding ( see posted photos of an other model ).
Any photo or drawing regarding the torpedo loadoing well is welcome.
Filippo

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #1 on: 18 Apr , 2017, 07:54 »
Hi Filippo.

first of all thanks for sharing your experiences with that huge kit.

A few years ago I bought – as a gift for a friend – this set from WEM (please follow the link to a review on Steel-Navy).

http://www.steelnavy.com/WEM72LoadingSet.htm

And as you can see the side walls are opened. The scale of the WEM loading set is 1/72 – of course designed for the Revell VIIC-U-Boat.


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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #2 on: 18 Apr , 2017, 08:11 »
Thanks Falò, I already saw that kit..

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #3 on: 19 Apr , 2017, 23:31 »
No one help? Should I work by fantasy ?
I already opened all the holes of side walls of well deck, but I'd like to superdetail it, and especiallly to reproduce any manufact visible through the holes...
Help appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #4 on: 21 Apr , 2017, 04:01 »
Hi everybody, some more questions:
1) was the cradle visible behind the torpedo loading hole a fixed structure, or was removable ? Which was its function ?
2) was the cradle visible in drawing in front of torpedo loading holea fixed structure, or was removable ? Which was its function ?
3) were the hinges visible in photo added after the torpedo loading hatch was closed from inside ? They aren't  visible on hatch's photos...
At least, can someone explain the functioning of the hatch's closing device ?
Thanks in advance for replies.
Filippo
« Last Edit: 21 Apr , 2017, 04:59 by bianco64squalo »

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #5 on: 22 Apr , 2017, 13:04 »
Dear Filippo

i think the cradle behint the torpedo loading hatch are the resting cradle for the external toppedo storage tube .
he was placed closed to this hatch .

picture from the internt and from my Hachette U96 build .

br David

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #6 on: 23 Apr , 2017, 01:49 »
Thanks David, if you made your model with the same accuracy I see on the photos of particulars you posted, I think that your U-Boat model would be one of the most beautiful in circulation: you must be proud of it!

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #7 on: 24 Apr , 2017, 01:00 »
Forward torpedo loading hatch completed; now I'm working on the well deck where the hatch is fixed....

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #8 on: 24 Apr , 2017, 08:30 »
Hi David,
I saw your U-96 building report on www.mmodel.de : I'm simply speechless....I never saw something even only comparable with your work: it's a real masterpiece !!!!!! I saved all the photos of your model on my computer, and I'll use them an ( unreachable ) example of perfect result and target for my scratchbuilding efforts....hat off in front of your model !!!!!!!!!
Are you still working on it ?
I'll monitor the site to see any advancement in your work. Respect[size=78%]   [/size]

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #9 on: 24 Apr , 2017, 13:04 »
Dear Filippo

Thank you very much for the kind words i am worink on this projekt since 3 years now and i guess i will need another 2 years to complete it .
i will make a building report on thi site too but i have very less time the last few months .

br David

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #10 on: 24 Apr , 2017, 17:29 »
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some development for 1:48

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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #11 on: 25 Apr , 2017, 01:36 »
Amazing craftsmanship, top notch Boris and fabulous hatch Filippo! Well done, most inspiring


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Re: Forward torpedo loading well and hatch
« Reply #12 on: 25 Apr , 2017, 23:26 »
Thanks SG...
I'll check your production, Boris, thanks also to you....