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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #15 on: 24 Nov , 2015, 11:34 »

Hi, after examining a picture showing U 93's gun (below, right) i finally found evidence that the "round shadow" on the gun's pedestal (see previous post) is definitely a hole.
Magnifying another picture of U 48's gun (below, left) I found another round shadow on the starboard side of the gun's pedestal: is it a hole or a shadow? In case it's a hole this would account for (at least) 2 holes in the pedestal: one at  5 and the other at ?7 or 9 hr.
What do you think of that? I definitely need your help!
   
 
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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #16 on: 24 Nov , 2015, 11:59 »
I believe the hole is for a grease nipple.

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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #17 on: 24 Nov , 2015, 12:09 »
 ;D  hehehe yes, but starboard side also? Great information Snowman
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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #18 on: 24 Nov , 2015, 12:17 »
;D  hehehe yes, but starboard side also? Great information Snowman

Maybe one for a bearing and one for the sliding plate???  ::)

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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #19 on: 24 Nov , 2015, 12:43 »
Ha! good one, Simon!
I Just checked my database of pedestal pictures (hahahahahaha ;D ) and found the evidence I was after! below Right: the starboard side of an unidentified U-boat gun's pedestal: the same faint circular outline i had found on the port side of another pedestal's picture i had posted previously (below, Left): the holes (starboard and port) on U48's pedestal match perfectly with the outlines found on two different U-boat gun pedestals. So, the holes were there and  it looks like they had covers too! Moreover, the port side hole seems to be located after than the starboard side one: let's say the port one's at 5 and the starboard's at 8 hr, but perspective might be deceiving. I am very happy of this finding and hope that it can be useful to the Uboat modellers community (especially those modellers working with larger scales)


   
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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #20 on: 24 Nov , 2015, 14:26 »
Amazing work SG!

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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #21 on: 25 Nov , 2015, 12:37 »
Thank you OldNoob!  ;)

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Re: 1/400 U-48 WIP
« Reply #22 on: 15 Apr , 2017, 05:49 »
Hey! It's been a while. I've been unwell lately and am slowly recovering. This meant hitting the pause button for my project. There was something, however, that i wanted to share with you, which is the blog showing the details of my build, what i've been able to achieve over the years, with plenty of description and research. Though the blog's been active from 2014, i never tried to advertise the site because i had planned to do that once the 8.8 was ready, but life's short and it's probably like some among you would enjoy my work and benefit from what i have been experiencing and learning. After all it's just a matter of sharing things and experiences and i dont want mine to be wasted.
In the "about" section you will found the story of my project and a few words of appreciation for the AMP forum and for all of you, Gentlemen. I hope you'll enjoy my efforts.
https://3xblackcats.wordpress.com/
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