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Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby modelnut » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:10 pm

Guys,

I remember years ago that some crazy man in the SC built a ten or twelve foot Type XXI uboat. I can't find that issue of the SCR but I am getting the itch to maybe build one of my own.

Does anyone know where I might get some blueprints, contour maps or anything of the sort for this boat?

I have the 144th scale Revell kit (just came in the mail today!) So I guess I could scale it up. But ready made and accurate plans would be a plus. :D

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby gantu » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:11 pm

Send me your emailadress via pm.
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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby wlwilson » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:04 pm

ModelNut:

Please send me your e-address via private mail.
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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby Bruster » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:32 pm

I bought my Type XX1 plans for a 1/32 model here:

http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/

The site is a bit daunting to navigate so go to the main site then: Click on Taubman plans, then Click on Alphabetical Listing of plans, Then Plans - O-T.

The plans have lots of bulkhead sections (40+). Good Side, End and Plan views. No internal parts positions for building RC, however. Be advised this is just under 8 ft long. It's a biggun.

My game plan is to build a master model and then make a mould for fiberglass parts. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby Thor » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:59 pm

If you want to build a Type XXI with any degree of accuracy stay away from the Taubman plans....They are not very accurate. Find a copy of the Fritz Khol plans and make whatever adjustments for scale that you must.
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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby JWLaRue » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:11 pm

I definitely agree with Matt's assessment. Also, if you cannot find the drawings set done by Fritz Kohl, then the next best thing is to acquire a copy of the book Anatomy of the Ship: Type XXI U-boat....the Kohl plans are in there in reduced size (from the original 1/50th scale.

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby modelnut » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:53 am

Thank you for all your help!

From all appearances I think Gantu sent me those exact plans last week. I just have to print them out in a usable size. I wonder if Kinkos can print from a flashdrive? That would save me printing them out in 8.5 X 11 and then having them blow it up on their blueprint machine. :D

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby JWLaRue » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:54 pm

If not a Kinkos, then most architectural blueprint shops should be able to take the flashdrive and print it directly.

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby modelnut » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:30 pm

Hey! I think I know just the place if it's still in business. I bought a few Olfa blades and accessories there a few years ago. I will have to call them on Monday.

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby gantu » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:49 pm

Hi leelan,

i do have the "Vom Original zum Model as PDF file if you want i can send them to you?
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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby modelnut » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:44 am

Yes, please! Gantu, there is no such thing as too much information. :D

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby gantu » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:52 am

Hi Leelan,

i do need some day´s to send you the PDF file.
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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby modelnut » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:02 am

No worries. What you have sent me so far will get me started. Not that I don't have other projects already in line. :roll:

Let me see . . . 72nd scale type XXIII --- check. 144th scale type XXI --- check. Polishing the plans for 72nd scale Jules Verne NAUTILUS --- check.
I hope to be cutting foam for that last one in the list when I go on vacation in two weeks. :twisted:

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Re: Plans for Type XXI Uboat?

Postby modelnut » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:58 am

GANTU!

I just printed the plans you sent me and they are spot on! :shock:
The blueprint shop did not have to resize even a little bit. With these and Steve Neill's "For Dumb Asses" printed out I am all set to making this boat in 72nd scale!
I will start a builder's thread when I begin to make progress.

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