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    A future project in 1:72 scale....guess the boat type.

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  • #2
    Something tells me it's a bottom-dweller. . .

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    • #3
      I know what this is...

      This is an espresso machine.
      No, no wait. It's a snow cone maker.
      Is it a water heater?




      UB-1?
      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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      • #4
        Preesure hull of the torpedo room of a German Type II submarine.... ;-)

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        • #5
          For the Special Navy 1/72 Type IIB?
          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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          • #6
            For the special Navy Vesikko....I chose the Vesikko, as there is plenty of source material. Last surviving Type II.....

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            • #7
              Suggestion for next 3D print, how about the inside of a U boat's conning tower. I have seen very few photos or drawings of the internal layout of it.
              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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              • #8
                Here's one of a XXIII ....

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                • #9
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                  Batteries and some furniture an in...

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                  • #10
                    The torpedo room with some torpedo tubes. I started with the Type XXIII tube. The Type II tubes were similar but a bit more primitive. So I'll strip them down and the use these as basis....

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                    • #11
                      I'm on holiday...no access to model building equipment. But I brought my laptop, so I can draw. Worked some more on the torpedo tubes. Stripped my XXIII tubes down, as the Vesikko's ones didn't have lots of the additional gear of the later boats. Between the upper tow tubes was a gangway with an open section. I guess it was used to access the torpedo setting equipment of the upper and the lower tubes. A support beam connected the upper tubes to the lower tube....I guess for stabilization reasons. The muzzle doors were actuated, like on the other german boats, via rotating rods. The lateral offset between the rod on the tube and the rod running to the muzzle door was generated by gear.

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                      • #12
                        More work on the torpedo tubes. I added the compressed air bottles for the ejection of the torpedos (Aussto▀patrone, expulsion cartridges). The one for the lower tube is on port, the the two above on both sides. Tight setup....

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                        • #13
                          With the torpedo room just needing detail work, I started to lay out the foundations of the control room and the galley. The control room was tiny and had, just like the XXIII, a radio room on the starboard side. Below the floor plates was a pressure tight regulating tank. The galley was tiny an located in a 2 meter diameter pressure hull with exterior frames that was suspended in ballast tank II.

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                          • #14
                            Added some frames and dividing walls.....

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                            • #15
                              The starboard side of the galley in its tiny steel tube with the sink on the right.

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