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  • DrSchmidt
    Captain
    • Apr 2014
    • 971

    Thanks for the nice comments. Makes me happy.

    My patience with bigger projects came with age....when I start a big project I accept that I don't now when it will be finished, and I don't set targets when it has to be finished. I work when I feel like it and I don't, when I'm not in the mood. That, combined with limited time (during normal weeks I can spend an hour a day in the workshop) does it for me. And: even if I get impatient and want to do something, I usually have a CAD side-project or a little build as a side project. When something has to dry or I have to wait for the next print, I sit on the couch and draw or research a topic. It's hard for me to rest my brain, so I keep me entertained by researching and drawing and thinking about new projects while the physical one slowly progresses....so I can detail a CAD model to a hugh dgree and kep building another project.

    And an important part about detail...I use a psychological trick: I start a new drawing with a part that I detail to the level that I want to have in the complete build. When you the continue the design work, you don't fall below that level, because that wood look bad and incoherent. Drawing the whole thing with the intention to add the details later bears the inherent danger that you get impatient and leave it at that....With this build e.g. I started with the Diesel, detailed it, build it, and then it was impossible to fall behind that level of detail.

    Cheers Andreas
    Last edited by DrSchmidt; 12-31-2022, 03:14 AM.

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    • vital.spark
      Commander
      • May 2010
      • 276

      Andreas, The overall view with all compartments visible boggles the mind! One needs to view with a magnifying glass so you don't miss any of the fine detailing!!

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      • DrSchmidt
        Captain
        • Apr 2014
        • 971

        Had the patience and guts to start making the cut out on the starbord half of the hull. First taking precise measurements, then starting way smaller, and then opening the cuts to the final dimensions. Slow and messy, but one ends up with the right look....

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        • DrSchmidt
          Captain
          • Apr 2014
          • 971

          Last one for this year....

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          • redboat219
            Admiral
            • Dec 2008
            • 2784

            Would be nice if you add some crew members.
            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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            • rwtdiver
              Vice Admiral
              • Feb 2019
              • 1821

              Originally posted by DrSchmidt
              Last one for this year....

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              Andreas,

              In its full glory! Beautiful! "Happy New Year"

              Rob
              "Firemen can stand the heat."

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              • DrSchmidt
                Captain
                • Apr 2014
                • 971

                Originally posted by redboat219
                Would be nice if you add some crew members.
                I have some…

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                • goshawk823
                  Lieutenant Commander
                  • Oct 2010
                  • 214

                  Originally posted by rwtdiver

                  Andreas,

                  In its full glory! Beautiful! "Happy New Year"

                  Rob
                  "Firemen can stand the heat."
                  Andreas - That’s fantastic!

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                  • trout
                    Admiral
                    • Jul 2011
                    • 3550

                    I am getting tired of saying ooooh and aaaahs, I would stare at this model for hours if it was in front of me. It is that good!
                    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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                    • DrSchmidt
                      Captain
                      • Apr 2014
                      • 971

                      Thanks folks, and a happy new year!

                      Cheers Andreas

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                      • DrSchmidt
                        Captain
                        • Apr 2014
                        • 971

                        Now that the pressure hull and the openings in the fuselage approaching the finishing line, one can think about what else to display. For the bow I'm thinking about the space between the pressure hull and the muzzle doors. For the XXIII that'd be the forward ballast cell with the both torpedo tubes and the forward pressure bottles. The oil bunker below won't be displayed, and I think I'll keep the muzzle doors and the respective cowl panels closed, too. That's what I got so far in the new year...

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                        • GwenB
                          Lieutenant
                          • Oct 2022
                          • 87

                          Very nice 3D modeling work there Dr.

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                          • DrSchmidt
                            Captain
                            • Apr 2014
                            • 971

                            Thanks...and the prints look good to ;-)

                            Made a fitting test and this seems to work out quite splendidly.

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                            • DrSchmidt
                              Captain
                              • Apr 2014
                              • 971

                              The bow section is more complex than I thought initially....ballast tank flor, diagonal stringers, ballast tank roof. That will be quite some work till all that ins in place.

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                              • SubDude
                                Captain
                                • Dec 2019
                                • 813

                                Sheesh! Compared to the rest of what you have done it doesn't look too difficult at all.

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