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Postby sam reichart » Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:03 pm

Check out my homepage on the member's area. I put up a few photos of the Type VII which is just about ready for paint.
Note the brass deck, the brass turned barrels and scopes, and the brass vents. Unfortunately, I buttoned up the deck before shooting the inner pressure hull...but it's in there!

Some additional mods done- slots and drain slots opened, individual supports inside the long slot above the saddle tanks, copper railing to replace the one that sprang off into the void when I was cutting it from the sprue, additional detail on the scope pedestal, additional hand railings for the wintergarten, bored out tampion holder on the front of the 88, extended UZO, handwheel on the CT hatch, etc.

Still to go- non skids for the 88, jumpers for the wiring at the rear of the wintergarten, antenna rigging.

Feel free to comment or critique!!!
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Postby Steve Nuttall » Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:36 pm

must be I'm stupid; i can't find a link to your homepage
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Postby sam reichart » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:09 pm

Hiya Steve...
just go to www.subcommittee.com and look on the left for "Member Homepages"...I'm under the "S"...

try this link-

http://www.subcommittee.com/SubComm....erID=35

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Postby JWLaRue » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:15 pm

Hi Sam,

...that's some mighty good looking work!

Don't forget to correct the orientation of the conning tower hatch!

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Postby Steve Nuttall » Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:34 pm

Looking good buddy
did you see my WTC; my sub will be both static and RC; so i guess it fits in 2 forums really

Chk out the post in RC and in my forums too
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Guess you put my brass parts to good use; if anyone is planning a big upgrade; I have the 37mm barrel now; and the other style of 20mm flak
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Postby sam reichart » Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:06 pm

JWLaRue wrote:Hi Sam,

...that's some mighty good looking work!

Don't forget to correct the orientation of the conning tower hatch!

-Jeff

:laugh:
I remembered on this one Jeff! a couple of degrees. wasn't it?

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Postby raalst » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:15 am

Sam, I'm sure you know, but...

The conning tower hatch should touch the periscope housing when
opened, because there are photo's of the hatch latched on to the
periscope housing by some kind of hook.

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Postby sam reichart » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:41 am

raalst wrote:Sam, I'm sure you know, but...

The conning tower hatch should touch the periscope housing when
opened, because there are photo's of the hatch latched on to the
periscope housing by some kind of hook.

Regards,
Ronald

Hi Ronald-
yep..I'm familiar with that. My OTW conning tower includes the mechanism in white metal that is attached to the preiscope base. I have been trying to add it to the 1/72 tower, but been unsuccessful sor far- it's just a sliver of styrene plastic in that scale.
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Postby JWLaRue » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:14 pm

Sam,

>>> I remembered on this one Jeff! a couple of degrees. wasn't it?

The axis of the hatch hinge should be 90 degrees from a line drawn between the centers of the hatch and the periscope shear.....for the reason that Ronald noted.

(and yes, I knew you rememebred! :D )

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Postby sam reichart » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:00 pm

I've updated my profile with some new photos...

paint is on, but weathering has not started. I used grun for the deck and lower hull, lichtgrau for the upper sides, and the camo is RLM dark grey. Rigging will be going on as soon as I fix the Conning Tower to the deck.

Comments, questions welcome...
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Postby Captain Nemo12 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:43 pm

I like! Good looking "zebra" paint scheme! :D How did you paint the upper hull? Masking?
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Postby sam reichart » Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:33 pm

thanks captain nemo12-
I masked the upper from the lower, using Tamiya's masking tape, but the zebra camouflage was done freehand.

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Postby U-Kater » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:17 am

Hey guys,

I noticed some elaborate shielding on the twin 20 mm Flakguns.
These shields never lasted long and were ripped off by the current or the waves. So if you depict a weathered boat after a long patrol loose the shielding. Weather could be so bad that even complete gunemplacements were ripped off ( this happened occasionaly with the quadruple 20 mm)

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