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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on Today at 08:38 AM »
Another question: where did you find the rivets pattern of the junctions between the rudders and hydroplane guards elements?
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on Today at 07:18 AM »
Hi David, I like very much the precision of your work: is there an internet site where you posted a building report of your model ? I’d like very much to get inspiration from your work....
Thanks in advance.
Filippo
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by David83 on Today at 05:45 AM »
Thanks dougie for the exact explanation of the boats .
i found this picture while i was searching pics of the sacrifial anods of the rudders on this pic you can see them realy good .
its one of the two pic i only founds of the anods .

in the red cirles ,the other pictures are how i have done them on my Hachette 1.48 scale boat .

br David
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by dougie47 on 16 Dec , 2017, 17:03 »
Hi David,

Thanks for posting the images. The top one is a Type XB, I think it may be U 118 on the 6th September 1941.

The bottom one I think is a VIIC, this time U 302 in April 1942. There are two vertical seams as you say, both of which are not full lines but dashed. The horizontal seams are full lines. 

The IX U 534 has several dashed line seams on her rudders so the dashed lines were used on IXs, VIICs, XBs and perhaps other types too.

Cheers,

Dougie
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TYPE VII / Re: Aft torpedo tube muzzle door
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 16 Dec , 2017, 14:53 »
Thanks David, beautiful drawing....
It will be very useful for my purpose...

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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 16 Dec , 2017, 14:51 »
Thanks David, fantastic photos....and useful too....
I’ll take advantage of your kind help some other times.....
Cheers
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TYPE VII / Re: Aft torpedo tube muzzle door
« Last post by David83 on 16 Dec , 2017, 14:32 »
Dear Bianco

Thats all what i have, with this drawing you get at least a small idear how it was done .
i guess there are no original pictures of this mechanic around since i didnt found a single one in any book or in the internet .

br David
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by David83 on 16 Dec , 2017, 14:26 »
Dear Bianco

Thats what i have about the rudder .
there are two vertical weld seams i think one of the weld seams are to fix the rudder shaft into the rudder because its direct in the center of the shaft  .

First picture are from 1941 the secound are from 1942

br David
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Maybe this helps too i found this picture in an Book its of building U238
Exhaust outlet can be seeing very good it has another flange in the ground part .

br David
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TYPE VII / Re: Trumpeter 1/48 U-552
« Last post by dougie47 on 16 Dec , 2017, 05:31 »
Hi Filippo,

Here is the rudder from a schematic which should help -



If you resize and compare with the Trumpeter rudder you should see if cutting or filling is required.

I've pointed blue arrows at the corners on the rear edge. Note how they are both rounded. The corners on the early VIIB do look a bit more rounded than the other photos of VIICs for some reason, though I am not sure why this should be the case. It might be better not to round the edges too much?

Sorry I can't help with your other question.

Cheers,

Dougie
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