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A Type XXIII in Ireland

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  • #16
    Rob,
    so you started with the XXIII, making some nice progress, like Tom said, it's a nice kit, fairly accurate to the original, as for the details, you can go wild or keep it moderate.
    One question, where did you get that prop?, looking forward to the rest of your build.

    Manfred.
    Fertig zum unterwasser.

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    • #17
      A term we have used here is to Manfred something, which means detail the heck out of it. Like manfred asked, tell us about your prop!
      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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      • #18
        Not going to do the full 'Manfred' on this one, just enough to lift it out of the ordinary.

        The prop is from Raboesch:-
        Raboesch 45mm M4 Threaded 3 Blade R/H Brass D-Type Propeller





        Supplier is Cornwall Model Boats, my favourite supplier, if I lived in the UK, I'd have the place haunted!

        Speaking of props, I'm going to do another 1/72 Revell Skipjack, anyone got a spare prop, very unusual design, willing to pay all charges, postages whatever to get one.

        Rob
        ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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        • #19
          Prop Shop are ace for propellers- investment cast rather than fabricated, and supplied in either silicone bronze, stainless steel or aluminium, tapped to a thread of your choice, balanced and polished. A huge range available, and I believe he does a 1/72 Skipjack prop. https://www.prop-shop.co.uk/prop-shop-store.php
          DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Subculture View Post
            Prop Shop are ace for propellers- investment cast rather than fabricated, and supplied in either silicone bronze, stainless steel or aluminium, tapped to a thread of your choice, balanced and polished. A huge range available, and I believe he does a 1/72 Skipjack prop. https://www.prop-shop.co.uk/prop-shop-store.php
            Plus one for propshop, once I get in funds Iím going to need one for my skipjack
            Next time someone points out it takes 42 muscles to frown, point out it will only take 4 muscles to b1tch slap them if they tell you how mnay muscles you need to smile:pop

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            • #21










              Send me your mailing address and I'll fix you up. Just send back the shipping charge.

              David
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #22
                Dave,

                Tried to PM you, it says you've exceeded your PM quota (whatever that is)!

                Want to give you address details etc.

                Rob
                ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by The Boattrainman View Post
                  Dave,

                  Tried to PM you, it says you've exceeded your PM quota (whatever that is)!

                  Want to give you address details etc.

                  Rob
                  I don't do PM's, Rob. Here's my e-mail. I can box those up (and anything else you can think of) today and get it in the post tomorrow.

                  dmeriman@aol.com

                  David
                  "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                    Prop Shop are ace for propellers- investment cast rather than fabricated, and supplied in either silicone bronze, stainless steel or aluminium, tapped to a thread of your choice, balanced and polished. A huge range available, and I believe he does a 1/72 Skipjack prop. https://www.prop-shop.co.uk/prop-shop-store.php
                    I thought that Prop Shop had burned down? Are they back?

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                    • #25
                      Rob,
                      I will hunt that prop down at Rabousch, thanks for the tip, don't forget to paint it like steel, at the last period of the war they made them only in steel, just to save some brass for making other stuff.

                      Manfred.
                      Fertig zum unterwasser.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by MFR1964 View Post
                        Rob,
                        I will hunt that prop down at Rabousch, thanks for the tip, don't forget to paint it like steel, at the last period of the war they made them only in steel, just to save some brass for making other stuff.

                        Manfred.
                        Good point, and that white-metal propeller coming your way has that natural metallic 'metal' look to it already.

                        David
                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                        • #27
                          Thanks David, you're a gent!

                          I drilled out the holes for the bollards all the way through to let air out as they are now hollow.

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                          I followed Manfred's advice and beefed up the deck planking with 1mm brass and also end stringers from 1.5mm x 0.5mm

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                          I added the extra piece to lengthen the run of planks, here it is finished and under construction from strip styrene.


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                          I made sure the hull break was at the end of the initial run of planks and cut down a kit supplied item and then added the extra one near the tower so any tiny differences are not noticeable.

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                          The vulnerable cut down planking has reinforced ends on the single planks, they are sure to get whacked so extra strength is vital

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                          ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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                          • #28
                            Nice turned scope from Wikinger.................

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                            .........and the lift mechanism, closed cell foam and two shaft collars...............

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                            ...........and in the raised position.

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                            I found these 1.5mm tubes in my spares box, collars will be a nice feature.

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                            The pins are soldered on top, won't install till the painting phase.

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                            The Boattrainman






                            ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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                            • #29
                              Question for the knowledgeable!

                              Does the XXIII have a rear white navigation light on the tower, also is the large centre hole on the front of the tower for a light, I hear most were removed.

                              Rob
                              ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

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                                There was this photo here (above), but it was a one off. I could not find another photo with a white running light. I did post and wonder if the Type XXIII may have used a running light like the Type VII may have as another made theirs with this light on the periscope. Click image for larger version  Name:	U-281_zpsabff0849.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	168.1 KB ID:	131855
                                Last edited by trout; 04-20-2019, 10:09 PM.
                                If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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