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1/48 scale U-Boat U230 [Part 3] Options
Markwarren
#881 Posted : 30 November 2021 10:26:32

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Just catching up with your build Phil, I see you’ve been busy again. Those torpedo tubes look fantastic, makes it look ready for business. Excellent work Love Love Drool

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#882 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:33:32

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

So this week i made a start on adding detail to the aft bulkhead of the Torpedo Compartment.

First job was to fabricate the bulkhead door. The attached photo shows it made and ready for painting and fitting. I used acetal sheet and square section rod to make the profile and add the locking mechanism.
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#883 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:34:21

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Bulkhead door fitted and painted.
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#884 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:35:14

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I then made an electrical junction box and switches.
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#885 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:35:51

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A further junction box made
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#886 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:36:22

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Both junction boxes and switches fitted.
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#887 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:36:58

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Two valve handwheels painted red and fitted.
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#888 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:37:59

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I then made a three-way valve chest and pipework from 0.7mm diameter solder.
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#889 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:38:53

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Valve chest fitted.
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#890 Posted : 02 December 2021 22:40:38

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That concludes this update. Stay tuned for another instalment next week where i finish off the bulkhead detailing and also fit the lighting!Love

Thanks for looking in, have a great weekend and happy modelling.BigGrin

Regards,
Phil W.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#891 Posted : 09 December 2021 21:37:17

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

More progress made this week on the aft bulkhead of the Torpedo Compartment.

The attached photo shows more scratch-built items, painted and ready for fitting to the bulkhead.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
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#892 Posted : 09 December 2021 21:38:13

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Ancillaries fitted.
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#893 Posted : 09 December 2021 21:39:43

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I then turned my attention to making the set of steps that lead down from the bulkhead door to the deck. I used acetal sheet and strip to make the steps and used brass rod to make the hand rail.
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#894 Posted : 09 December 2021 21:40:23

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Brass tread plate added to the steps and painted.
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#895 Posted : 09 December 2021 21:40:58

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Steps fitted.
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#896 Posted : 09 December 2021 21:41:55

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I then fitted the lighting. The attached photo shows it all working!BigGrin
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#897 Posted : 09 December 2021 21:43:32

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That concludes this update, more to follow next week.

Thanks for looking in, have a great weekend and happy modelling!BigGrin

Regards,
Phil W.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Markwarren
#898 Posted : 10 December 2021 09:33:20

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Very nice work Phil as usual.Love Drool Drool . another step in the right direction.LOL sorry.

Mark
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#899 Posted : 10 December 2021 10:46:17

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Great work, Phil.
An inspiration to all of us to go that step further with detailing.
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#900 Posted : 10 December 2021 12:38:37

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Drool Excellent work, Phil, but you do realise that you have set the bar way too high for those of us who own this kit and have yet to build it BigGrin
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