Forum rules and expectations

Hello, and welcome to the forums at the Nautilus Drydocks, formerly!

We welcome anyone with a passion for submarines and a desire to learn and share knowledge about this fascinating hobby. Use of these forums indicates your intention to abide by our code of conduct:

1. No spam. All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately.

2. Please post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.

3. Respect other users. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after or without a warning.

4. No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for deletion from the forums.

5. No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult material will be deleted.

6. No re-posting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is allowed. Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials will be deleted.
See more
See less

atic: 1:35 Bronco XXIII with interior

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #91
    The torpedo room of a type XXIII submarine. The room was too short to fully pull the torpedoes from the tubes or to load them from inside. So they had to be loaded from outside through the muzzle doors and could only be pulled about 2/3rd of their lengths to service them. There were four foldable bunks on the port and six on the starboard side. Together with hammocks and mattresses on the floor the room could accommodate more than twelve people at once. On the port side there was a tiny galley with two cooking plates and an electrically heated pot right of them. Below the floor plates was the big battery that made the type XXIII together with the type XXI the first real submarines...

    Click image for larger version

Name:	131302957_4315343335183947_6802839252700441147_n.jpg
Views:	239
Size:	84.8 KB
ID:	150584


    • #92
      Brilliant stuff, please keep it up. I've recently purchased a clock that was in U 2336 and bought the Bronco model as well. There is very little available regarding the interior of the XXIII so this has been fab.


      • #93
        My pleasure....


        • #94
          Added the deep bilge pump, a double acting two cylinder piton pump, to the control room. Also some mor detail on the radio room (e.g. the curtain), the piping (e.g. the shut-off valves for the speaking tubes), cables and the engine telegraph next to the rudder control. fabrication wise I'm currently doing a star Wars Millenium Falcon and X-Wing diorama. But when that is done, I'll start printing an assembling tht stuff. goin to ne interesting ;-)

          Click image for larger version

Name:	Zentrale-10.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	77.5 KB
ID:	151882


          • #95
            O.K., after I've wrapped up my Millenium falcon diorama, I'll start making the interior for my 1:35 Bronco XXIII. I'll start with the control room, as the periscope tube an the hatch for the conning tower provide exact positioning along the central axis of the boat. After that the torpedo room an machine room will follow. As a first step I divided the main structure of the control room into printable subassemblies and cleaned up remaining errors. Big parts...will be a challenge. Today I will put a new screen in the resin tank and get the first test going. Gonna be interesting....

            Click image for larger version

Name:	XXIII-80.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	77.8 KB
ID:	152871


            • #96
              Kicked off and directly ran into some problems. During the print of the bottom section under the control room the LCD screen of my Elegoo Mars died.....shows in the print, obviously.

              Click image for larger version

Name:	XXIII-81.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	50.8 KB
ID:	152930

              Good news is, that the print was good enough to test fit into the bronco hull....and it fits perfectly.

              Click image for larger version

Name:	XXIII-82.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	52.3 KB
ID:	152931

              Consequences: visited the Amazonas an saw a special deal on an Elegoo Saturn and ordered it. Faster and more build volume. Will help positioning the big parts better for printing. The small one gets a new screen and then I'm all set for the next try tomorrow.


              • #97
                The bigger printer is printing and it is printing fine. Got the bottom section done with the regulating cells and the space under the control room floor (fresh and waste water tanks, supplies and ammo storage). The floor with the bilge is done as well. Dry fiting looks promising.....

                Click image for larger version  Name:	XXIII-83.jpg Views:	0 Size:	70.2 KB ID:	153058
                Click image for larger version  Name:	XXIII-84.jpg Views:	0 Size:	51.7 KB ID:	153059
                Click image for larger version  Name:	XXIII-85.jpg Views:	0 Size:	50.2 KB ID:	153060
                Click image for larger version  Name:	XXIII-86.jpg Views:	0 Size:	48.8 KB ID:	153064

                Click image for larger version  Name:	XXIII-87.jpg Views:	0 Size:	41.0 KB ID:	153062
                Click image for larger version  Name:	XXIII-88.jpg Views:	0 Size:	61.8 KB ID:	153063
                Attached Files
                Last edited by DrSchmidt; 09-03-2021, 03:03 PM.


                • #98
                  Slow progress....printing large and thin structural parts is tricky an sometimes needs more than one try. But so far so good. Continuing with the control room and anything below, e.g. the piping for the bilge pump below the control room floorand the respective valves. All the pipes finally come together in the intake fllter of the bilge pump.
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	XXIII-89.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	40.1 KB
ID:	153216

                  All that goes below the floor and is painted (accoding with UBoat paint schemes) in grey white:
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	XXIII-90.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	59.2 KB
ID:	153217
                  Click image for larger version

Name:	XXIII-91.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	57.9 KB
ID:	153218


                  • #99

                    WOW! I am impressed!!

                    What type printer are you using! This almost has to be resin? This is going to be a masterpiece for sure!

                    "Crazy old man working"


                    • Thanks Rob. Yes, I use resin printers. I have an Elegoo Mars and an Elegoo Saturn and use ABS-like Elegoo resin.


                      • Absolutely amazed at the modeling skills. That by itself is a great skill. Then to actualize it by printing a while other level. Great job!!