Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby Viking » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:26 pm

Seriously Trumpeter, what were you thinking..?


I don't think they were...
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby Battletweety » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:43 pm

I'll give them their dues Viking, its the only big flaw I've found so far.
Fairly rudmientry cut but I think it does the job. I'm going to pose a guy in there climbing the ladder so its got a purpose. Otherwise there doesn't seem to be much in a uboat conning tower..
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby Battletweety » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 pm

Just a quick progress shot. Conning tower is coming along. Just have to add a few rungs and some outside rails and the rear AA gun then she's done.

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I'm going to use the conning tower to practice my weathering technique on. I grabbed some AK rust streak, grime and winter streaking grime (whatever that is) in a kit of three so will be interesting how it turns out.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby bell209 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:08 pm

I can't believe the speed you're making this at - amazing work.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby Battletweety » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:48 pm

Thanks Bell, its taking up all my after work time, but if you enjoy something, why not?

Conning tower finally finished. I've had a crack at some rust streaks. I am trying to keep it subtle as the uboats weren't rust buckets but they did get a beating now and again. Captain Stubing on deck checking progress.

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Now its back to finish the details on the interior of the other modules. Once that's done I can close her up, mount it and work on all the exterior parts.
I've also purchased a little sound chip and speaker so am thinking about some added sound effects when the lights go on. Have to have at think about the noises I want to add.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby Battletweety » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:58 pm

Finally the big glue together starts...

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Why am I doing it on the floor you might ask? Well my desk is already full of modelling stuff and paints and the damn thing is just so big I don't have anywhere to put it when its altogether. Drawback of living in an apartment. Next time I do this I might have to rent a shed.

so why am I putting it altogether before putting it into the hull you might ask? Well no real big reason other than I wanted to get all the electric wires tucked away between modules first which needs them all to be together before they go into the hull. If I wasn't doing any wiring, I'd stick the modules in as I built them.

Next job is to fit the rear end to the main hull, then I can plut the whole assembly in.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby Battletweety » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:19 pm

Quick midweek update. Put the hull halves together tonight. Much bigger job than I anticipated. I began by putting the glue along the bottom and pressing the halves together. Then slowly worked my way up the bow, over the top and slow back towards the stern. After a fair bit of deliberation I used Tamiya glue to fix it as its a fairly neat fit, until the back which was only going to go together with superglue.
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Tried fitting the rear end and doesn't seem to want to go for some reason. Rather than force it and wreck all my good glue work, I'm going to let everything set and try again in the morning when I have more stamina and patience.

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Starting to look like a real sub now.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby qfa_tsv » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:49 am

Really getting down to the launch date, and an Atlantic Patrol, Capt Stubing really keen to get to sinking some tonnage
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby RayS » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:49 pm

Impressive, nice detail and weathering so far BT
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Re: Trumpeter 1/48 Type VIIC Uboat

Postby Harddrive88 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:15 am

Very nice work! I've got one of these sitting in my stash just waiting for the right time to break it out and start work on it.

Can't wait to see yours all lit up!
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