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1/48 scale U-Boat U230 [Part 3] Options
Sticky Wickett
#901 Posted : 16 December 2021 21:18:42

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

More progress this week on fitting out the Torpedo Compartment.

I started by making the 6 bunk beds and mattresses. 3 of the bunk beds will be folded down. The attached photo shows the component parts made, painted, upholstered and ready for fitting.
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#902 Posted : 16 December 2021 21:19:25

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Bunk beds fitted.
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#903 Posted : 16 December 2021 22:13:00

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I then built up the 2 torpedoes. I bought these off a supplier in Germany, May 2015. Little did i know at the time that it would be 6.5 years before i got round to making them!Blink A little clean up needed and they came with separate PE, to make the fins and propellers.

I did a fair bit of research on the colour scheme for them, as some pics of the G7 torpedoes showed them painted with red and white nose cones; turns out, these are dummy torpedoes and not the real thing!

What i found out was that money was so short in WWII, these torpedoes were mass produced in mild steel, which rusted easily. To prevent this they were slathered in grease, which is why some opinions suggested that they were painted in a green/yellow colour, when in fact they were covered in grease!BigGrin

So i opted for a gun metal colour which has turned out well.
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#904 Posted : 16 December 2021 22:14:13

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This photo shows the propellers.
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#905 Posted : 16 December 2021 22:15:27

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The attached photo shows one of the torpedoes supported on mounts, depicting it in storage.
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#906 Posted : 16 December 2021 22:15:51

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Photo of stored torpedo.
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#907 Posted : 16 December 2021 22:17:25

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The 2nd torpedo i want to show it being loaded into a torpedo tube to give the compartment a bit of realism and life. First job was to make the loading supports.
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#908 Posted : 16 December 2021 22:18:34

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Closer look at the loading support detail.
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#909 Posted : 16 December 2021 22:21:02

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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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They look brilliant Phil, Love Love Drool

Mark
Sticky Wickett
#911 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:34:32

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Good afternoon from 'The Dockyard'.

Lots of progress made on fitting out the Torpedo Compartment this week.

First job was to make the lockers for the crew. Using walnut veneer, i cut out 15 individual locker doors and drilled 2 x 0.8mm diameter holes in each. Crazy, but it wouldn't look the same without!Blink
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#912 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:35:44

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Lockers fitted.
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#913 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:37:49

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I then made a couple of long lengths of pipework using 1.2mm diameter solder. The attached photo shows the pipes cut to length, bent to shape and painted ready for fitting.
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#914 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:38:51

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The attached photo shows the pipes fitted.
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#915 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:39:55

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This photo shows the aft end of the pipes.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
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#916 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:41:04

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Next job was to add a little more detail in the shape of two junction boxes.
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#917 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:41:40

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Junction boxes fitted.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
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#918 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:42:22

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I then made an isolation valve.
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#919 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:43:00

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Valve painted.
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#920 Posted : 23 December 2021 16:44:05

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Isolation valve fitted.
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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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