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Old 04-10-2017, 10:42 AM
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Uboat type VIIC 1/350 scale

Greetings.

Continuing with my tendence of build submarines at 1/350 scale, I'm starting a submarine type VIIC.

The first pictures show it's small size, and the lead I use to prevent capsizing.

I'm dubious which one I'll make, probably U-995 but I'm not decided yet.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:23 AM
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This week I covered the underwater side of the ship. This Uboat is based in the Model Kartonowy nr 10, rescaled to 1/350.
There are two observations: first, it's very important to reinforce the external tanks near the conning tower because there are the ones were the fingers will naturally tend to press when moving the model. And second, one of the external tanks parts has the wrong width, an MUST be remade from scratch.
As always with my models, I included some lead to prevent capsizing and the model is going to be sanded and painted.
The original paper model shows the underwater color as green, which is dubious at best. The most probably right color is dark grey (Schiffbodenfarbe III Grau)
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:37 AM
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Last week I wrote that there was a piece that was too small to fit in its place, like half with. This week I saw that the lower side of the upper windbreaker (were the Kapitšn puts their hands) is printed backwards. It doesn't affect me, as I paint the pieces anyway, but another one assembling the model will need to solve this problem.

As can you see, the conning tower is assembled. I expect to finish the ship next week. This one has been fast and easy, maybe because all the research was made when I assembled my Type Ia model. I chose to let the schnorkel retracted, but you can make it raised.
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Such a small model

Great work

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Old 05-02-2017, 10:26 AM
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And the ship is finished!
I had some problems assembling the guns, but using pictures of the U-505 everything went right.
The type VIIC lacked the wirecutter of the B series, and had more guns and two protuberances on the aft of the conning tower. Maybe nosemaker lauchers?
The propellers are counterrotatives, port clockwise and starboard counterclockwise (seen from behind).
The area of propellers, rudders and diving planes is cramped, specially at this scale. The conning tower has a lot of detail too.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:26 PM
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Nice job Alejandro, and at a small scale too! I don't know how you can continually work successfully at such small scales. You must have sharp eyes and a good magnifier!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:30 AM
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Thanks, Elliot.
I find it funny because I have Cataract is the left eye, and don't use magnifiers. I believe the secret of my success is a good pulse and tactile memory. I have found that as long as I can hold the piece, it will be placed. And a fine sharp brush with special paint will do miracles!
About this picture, ypu can see my type VIIC /41 with a type Ia in the middle and a Los Angeles 688VLS submarine, all of them at the same 1/350 scale.
Uh? I'm placing the pictures top side up, and are being displayed rotated? ????? Do you see them well?
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