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atic: 1:35 Bronco XXIII with interior

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  • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    Thank you sir. We cut our teeth on Industrial Diaplays. I still have you magnificent USS NAUTILUS in the rotation for final detailing, painting and weathering -- maybe I'll finish it this year. Got it all trimmed out and running, and it's a great performer in the water.

    This Type-23 of yours will be one for the ages.

    David
    I’d like to see a pic of that Nautilus.
    Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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    • Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

      I’d like to see a pic of that Nautilus.
      I don't think the good Doctor will mind. After all, the model I'm presenting here was assembled from his exceptionally fine kit:




























      Here's a video of it running on and below the surface: https://youtu.be/zRdQ-h9sORE

      David
      Resident Luddite

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      • That is sweet. Great job on the side vents.
        Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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        • Now seeing these photos again: Did you leave out the anchor well?

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          • Originally posted by DrSchmidt View Post
            Now seeing these photos again: Did you leave out the anchor well?
            No, sir. That anchor well part slipped right in there perfectly. I have yet to correct my big mistake of not angeling the deployed bow planes, but that fix is planned before I start with the painting.







            David
            Resident Luddite

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            • Excellent....

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              • Still working on the raio booth. Added the switch box of the underwater telegraphy...below, under the desk ist the respective filter box. Benarth the radio finder drive I added the respective power supply and the connector box. On the other side wall , beneath the desk, I added the direction box of the GHG with its han wheel.....quite pleased.

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                • Continuing work on the radio room. I added equipment on the outer wall....on the left the T3PLLä38 direction finder receiver, next to it the Radione R3 short wave receiver and to the right the fuse panel. Below the desk several power supplies and amplifier boxes. Getting full in there....

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                  • Still working on the raio room. All the wall-mounted equipment is glued in place. I also installed the two brass lamps that will be lighted using 1 mm x 0,5 mm LEDs. Installinge the LEDs was a bit of an Odyssee, but now it should work....I hope. Currently I'm putting the cabling in place. Once that is done, I can think about glueing the cabin to the pressure hull wall....

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                    • The radio cabin is glued to the pressure hull and the remaining gaps filled with putty. I put the remaining wirng of the equipment into place an installed the speaking tube (red mouth piece).

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                      The radio cabin speaking tube and the speaking tube for the helmsman rund down from the conning tower through shut off valves (in case of a flodded conning tower).



                      The whole assembly fits neatly into the bottom structure of the control room...

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                      • Stunning work, stunning.
                        Resident Luddite

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                        • Yes awesome work indeed!

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                          • You made a deal with the devil. No one is that good.
                            Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                            • I'm slowly moving ahead...the pressure hull wall has been painted and weathered. On the left radio room outer wall the switch boxes for echo sounder and gyro compass have found their positions. On the top right the display device for the Atlas echo sounder, left of it the tiny adjustment box for the preamplifier. Left below the pre amplifier and right below it the switch box with the signal generation. The big block at the bottom is the switch box for the Anschütz gyro compass and the compass daughters. Cables have to be added....

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                              All that fits quite well in the bottom assembly. The bulkhead to the torpedo room is installed and painted.The table on the back right for the gyro compass has been installed. The big tube in the front is the ventilation duct that sucks air form the radio room, the torpedo room and the battery compartment.

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                              • Are going to display this in 1/2 the hull only or are you going with those red-edged cut out windows?
                                Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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