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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:54 pm

Hi guys
my ub88 is in the works. I will be doing a mold. with a mold you get a better finish. stay tuned. she is a beaut!! craig
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby Roffa » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:42 pm

cconeill wrote:Hi guys
my ub88 is in the works. I will be doing a mold. with a mold you get a better finish. stay tuned. she is a beaut!! craig

And easier to cast a (extra) copy :wink: :D
Looks very nice, and great progress. Keep up the good work.
What scale is it, again?
Have you worked out all the "bits and pieces" on deck. What they are and what they do?
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:39 pm

Hello Roffa
this is an on going search, now that I found one picture of the stern that answers some but not all my question, I am still trying to find more info. as for the deck. I have some great pictures thanks to Gary Fabian of ub88.org. once I get the hull done and molded I will go back to the plans and finish them. which means redoing my side views, adding more platelines ect. I am looking forward to all of this. the hull will be limber hole free Roffa. so if you find some good info you could build it as your grandfathers U-boat. that would make a great mantel piece!! so I could use all the help I can get on the stern. I have worked the net the best I can. still waiting to see if the archiv has anything. I will keep my fingers crossed. never went scale on this one. 55 inches what ever that works out to. it fits my van. all the best craig
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:25 pm

Hi All
got to surfing agian. found this websight. the pictures are awesome. with these and the ones from Gary, I will be able to detail my model very nice. enjoy the pictures. these guys really shared some awesome pictures. have a great weekend Craig

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-storie ... 001&page=1
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-storie ... bum?page=1
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Sun May 02, 2010 11:30 am

Hi Guy's
I started a new foam model. there were some things on the first one that I was not happy with. this one is perfect :shock: :mrgreen: all the best craig
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby Roffa » Sun May 02, 2010 4:02 pm

cconeill wrote:got to surfing agian. found this websight. the pictures are awesome. with these and the ones from Gary, I will be able to detail my model very nice. enjoy the pictures. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-storie ... 001&page=1
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-storie ... bum?page=1


Great find, and thanks for sharing :P
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Sun May 02, 2010 8:05 pm

just another picture. craig
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby Roffa » Tue May 04, 2010 5:05 pm

cconeill wrote:just another picture. craig


Hi Craig.
Thanks for the picture.
I have sent you a email, with some scans from this book (L'odyssée technique et humaine du sous-marin en France : Tome 4, Des origines au programme de 1922 Des Joëssel (1913-1919) au Jean Corre ex-UB 155 (1920-1937) (Relié) )
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I very good book for those who understand the French language :cry:
Link to http://www.amazon.fr/Lodyss%C3%A9e-technique-humaine-sous-marin-France/dp/2915379041/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273005440&sr=8-3
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Sun May 16, 2010 2:01 pm

Hi All
looks like I am doing one-offs. the little UB88 looked so good, I started two 83 inch UBIII's. I will do one UB88 and one late war UBIII which had a lot of limber holes, life boat on deck ect. there fun to build guy's. someone should do a kit?? not me tho. all the best craig
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Mon May 31, 2010 12:04 pm

Hi Guys
I am getting there. the stern looks awesome. have a great week Craig
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby Scott T » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:37 pm

Your works looking good!
Couple of questions:
1) what tools are you forming your foam plugs with?
2) what technique are you using to get your left and right halves to match? pattern cutouts?

I am enjoying watching your model build.

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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:10 pm

Hi Scott
all I do is copy the side view to cardboard showing all frame locations. draw this onto your foam sheet and cut as many layers as you need to make it as thick as your frame's. most times this is two to three layers. glue these together with elmers or epoxy. after that cut your frames out of plywood. for the 83 inch model I used 3/16 ply. tack glue these onto your foam blocks. ( three dots of epoxy) now you need to cut as much of the excess foam away. use a hot wire saw or any saw you have. from there make a block sander with 60 grit paper and plain the foam to shape. if you sand back and forth you can rip out chunks of foam. it will sand fast. the plywood guides make all this goof proof. easy and fun to do. for a filler use lite weight wall puddy. if you have more questions let me know. one offs are the only way to go. all the best craig
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby Scott T » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:56 pm

Thanks for the explanation. I see your frames and pieces of foam in the
picture now that you mention it.
Looking forward to the rest of the build.
I have a foam plug waiting to be worked on.

Now those odd shaped planes in the background look interesting.

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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby cconeill » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:51 am

Hi Scott
I do not think the rc sub guys will want me to post info on my stubby stuka and fatty p-40. so drop me a line at my email address and I will fill you in. you might want to checkout my 6ft Russian g-5 torpedo boat, another cool project. Craig cconeill@illinois.edu
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Re: UB-88 plans

Postby Roffa » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:43 pm

cconeill wrote:Hi Scott
I do not think the rc sub guys will want me to post info on my stubby stuka and fatty p-40.....

Yes, I do :D
Stubby Stuka sounds funny, and maybe just as funny in the air?
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