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1/48 scale U-Boat U230 [Part 3] Options
Sticky Wickett
#941 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:47:36

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I bought a set of resin fruit and vegetables in crates. There was a mixture of cabbages, apples, potatoes and carrots, which are shown in the attached photo.
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#942 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:49:01

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Rather than paint the resin crates to look like wood, i made my own from mahogany veneer.
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#943 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:50:16

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I then cut the vegetables from the resin crates and painted them separately and glued them into the mahogany crates i had made.
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#944 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:51:18

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A white metal saucepan filled with potatoes, awaiting to be peeled by the crew.
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#945 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:52:24

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The attached photo shows the potato sack, bucket full of potatoes, a crate of carrots and cabbages and an empty crate stowed in the Torpedo Compartment.
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#946 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:54:09

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Saucepan of potatoes in the Junior Rates Accommodation Space. Doesn't look like the crew are willing to help out the cook, as they're more immersed in their card game!LOL
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#947 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:55:29

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The attached photo shows the Torpedo Compartment crew, painted and ready for fitting.
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#948 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:56:22

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Crew fitted.
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#949 Posted : 31 December 2021 13:57:23

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Looking from another angle.
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#950 Posted : 31 December 2021 14:06:27

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So that concludes the fitting out of the Torpedo Compartment and is now complete!Love

The end of 2021 sees all compartments of my 1/48 scale model of Type VIIC U-boat U230 completed. Next week i'll make a start on the remainder of the exterior details.

Thanks for looking in and wishing you all a very Happy New Year!BigGrin All the best and here's to more model making in 2022!Love

Regards,
Phil W.

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#951 Posted : 31 December 2021 18:35:54

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Happy new year Phil, amazing stuff.
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#952 Posted : 01 January 2022 10:42:14

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What a way to finish the year, it has been great seeing all the interior come together. Happy New year Phil, looking forward to seeing the rest come together.Love Love

Mark
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#953 Posted : 01 January 2022 14:16:32

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Outstanding as always phil BigGrin what a model this is mateDrool Drool Drool


Regards PhilCool
COMING SOON =1/72 Italeri diorama`s Battle for the Reichstag and Stalingrad battle at the tractor factory 1/16 Trumpeter King Tiger with loads of extras ON THE GO= refurbishment of 1/25 Tamiya tiger 1 , amt Star trek kits and space 1999 models

So Much to Build,But What a Hobby!


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#954 Posted : 06 January 2022 21:17:37

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

Slow progress this week and didn't get that much done. What i did do was to tidy the wiring to the chock blocks as seen in the attached photo.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
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#955 Posted : 06 January 2022 21:21:21

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With the feeds from both chock blocks merging into one chock block, i could switch all lights on at the same time. Not the best photograph, so apologies for that.Blushing

Noticed a little light bleed by the Torpedo Compartment, so will remedy that next week, as well as make the batteries and wooden covers to hide all the wiring.
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#956 Posted : 06 January 2022 21:23:59

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That's it for this week i'm afraid, but another update will follow next week, as i pick up the pace again.

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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#957 Posted : 07 January 2022 00:33:11

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Excellent stuff Phil.
Keep it coming.
Chris
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#958 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:54:21

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Good evening from 'The Dockyard'.

This week i tidied up the wiring for the lights and made cells for the Aft Battery Space.

The attached photo shows a rack of cells. Only 3 here, but there would be many more in this aft space as well as the same amount in the Forward Battery Space.

To give you an idea, on the diesel/ electric submarine i served on, HMS Opportune, which had a very similar layout to these Type VIIC U-boats. There were 224 cells, each being 3 feet high, 18 inches square and weighed 1/2 ton. These 224 cells, total weight of 124 tons, represented 1 battery and there were 2 batteries, as there are on this U-boat.

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#959 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:55:14

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I wrapped copper wires around the cell terminals.
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#960 Posted : 13 January 2022 20:56:27

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The terminals were made from 1.2mm diameter solder.
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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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