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1/48 scale U-Boat U230 [Part 3] Options
Sticky Wickett
#961 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:57:40

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The attached photo shows the chock block terminal for the lights in place.
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#962 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:59:03

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The wiring from the chock block terminal was soldered to 2 gold plated sockets and these were fitted in the centre of the 3 battery cells.
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#963 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:59:36

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Battery cells and chock block installed.
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#964 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:00:26

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Gold plated plugs soldered up to long lengths of wire.
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#965 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:01:42

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Plugs fitted into their sockets. I checked the lights at this point and they still work!Blink BigGrin LOL Flapper Flapper
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#966 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:04:03

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Overall view. The long lengths of wire allows me to operate the lights remotely, while the battery pack and switch can be hidden from view in a suitable location within the display stand.
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#967 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:05:50

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The last job was to hide the 2 chock blocks in the Junior Rates Accommodation Space. I fashioned a suitable enclosure from walnut veneer.
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Sticky Wickett
#968 Posted : 13 January 2022 21:08:31

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That concludes this update and this part of the build. Next week i'll start on the anchor and fore-planes, where it will start to resemble a submarine with these attached!BigGrin

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]
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#969 Posted : 15 January 2022 10:42:52

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Very neat and tidy work Phil.Love Love

Mark
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#970 Posted : 20 January 2022 21:21:40

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

Further progress made on the U-boat as i get ever closer to completing this mammoth project.

First up i painted and fitted the anchor, then applied a liberal coating of rust powders. It looks okay, i might go back to it and retouch, we'll see.

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#971 Posted : 20 January 2022 21:27:05

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The next step was to pin wash then add rust powders to No.3 Main Ballast Tank located below the Control Room.
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#972 Posted : 20 January 2022 21:43:05

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I then turned my attention to the propeller shafts. The part-works supplied a length of wooden dowel to be cut to length. Bit rubbish tbh, so i made my own from brass tube. The attached photo shows the wooden dowel and my two brass prop shafts.
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#973 Posted : 20 January 2022 21:44:44

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I then did a test fit of them with the aft hydroplanes supports. Still a bit of work to do.
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#974 Posted : 20 January 2022 21:46:30

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Aft hydroplanes temporarily fitted. Again, a bit more work required.
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#975 Posted : 20 January 2022 21:52:06

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The attached photo shows the 2 original plastic propellers supplied with the part-works and then later on, a pair of metal ones were also supplied.

The plastic propellers were not 'handed', the blades going in different directions on the left and right, which they should of been. The metal ones are 'handed', but their pitch is not as prominent as the plastic versions and when test fitted, they catch the aft hydroplanes supports, so i will have to make up some spacers. A job for next week.
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#976 Posted : 20 January 2022 21:53:13

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That concludes this update, more 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]
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#977 Posted : 21 January 2022 18:36:37

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Excellent update PhilBigGrin the weathering is superbDrool


Regards PhilCool
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#978 Posted : 23 January 2022 10:30:36

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Again, excellent work Phil. Love Love

Mark
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#979 Posted : 23 January 2022 11:15:09

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Hi Mark

Thanks for the update, fab work, and a great job with the Brass rod, this build really stands out.

Regards

Trev
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Sticky Wickett
#980 Posted : 27 January 2022 21:09:01

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

Continued progress as i head ever closer to the finishing post!

I completed the painting, weathering and fitting of the aft hydroplanes, twin prop shafts, propellers and twin rudders. I may take another look at the algae and 'refine it a little', but will see how i live with it for the foreseeable.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
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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