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  • More progress on the 1:35 scale Type XXIII with interior. Installed the ventilation manifold on the bulkhead between controll and torpedo room. From the main duct runs a duct down to the battery room where it connects to the manifold from which the tubes to the batteries originale. This down duct can be shut off using a gate valve. To vent the cut off volume when the gate is closed, there is a vent line originating just above the gate valve. The main duct runs straight ahead to the bow while a secondary duct arcs over to the port side where the galley is located.
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    Last edited by DrSchmidt; 05-29-2022, 04:05 PM.

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    • Here are som eimpressions on how the whole assembly look so far. To ad a bit more detail, I put packages and sacks into the storage lockers below the starboard beds....

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      • Kept working on the bow torpedo room with the galley. The ventilation duct for the big electric pot is installed as well as the manual water pump with the water counter and the respective piping....here is a comparison between original and the model. I like it.

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        • Amazing work.
          Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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          • Dr. Your work is jaw dropping fantastic! I anxiously wait each and every addition!

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            • Thank you very much. It's a long biuidl, a kind of marathon....there will be plenty more to post.

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              • A little bit of progress on the bow torpedo room. I printed, painted, and added the foldable tables. Also the curtain on the door to the control room is done and found its place. So the back part of the room is getting ready. Next will be the front part with the torpedo tube assemblies.

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                • This is truly unbelievably amazing! Thank you for sharing.
                  This is a work of art in many ways.
                  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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                  • Thanks, I'm doing my best...

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                    • Originally posted by DrSchmidt View Post
                      Thanks, I'm doing my best...
                      Brilliantly done. Have you any pics of the outside of the boat?
                      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                      • Still a stunning build happening here. I’m blown away by the level of detail you’v put into this model.

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                        • Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

                          Brilliantly done. Have you any pics of the outside of the boat?
                          That'd be a 1:35 Bronco plastic kit of the Type XXIII....opened box, not much more to show yet.
                          Last edited by DrSchmidt; 06-17-2022, 01:58 AM.

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                          • Originally posted by DrSchmidt View Post

                            That'd be a 1:35 Bronco plastic kit of the Type XXIII....opened box, not much more to show yet.
                            Well, if the outside will eventually look as great as the inside, we’re in for a treat.
                            Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                            • I think it's a great kit and I think I saw some RC-builds of the kit in this forum. I have the rc-subs PE parts to spice it up. Should be good....

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                              • A little bit of progress. This time the two torpedo tubes that were printed in one piece. Took several tries, but now I'm quite pleased with them. Only the hand wheels on the hatches had to be re-printed and the loccking levers were replaced by styeren profiles. I then glued the tubes to the bow bulkhead using epoxy to have a bit more time for adjustments. Finally I glued the feed throughs for the sea water hoses into place. Now I have to belnd in colors with some washes. Getting there.....

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