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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:41 pm 
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Hello all,

It has been long time since I posted something here - please take a look at my latest work. The subject is the rather less-known Walther U-boat type XVII released quite recently by Ukrainian MicroMir.
The inbox is here, I may add that the kit is a quite good representation of plans published in B+G Vom Original zum Modell book. Quite recently the Start Verlag has published a few very good quality pics of U-1407 in U-Boot im Focus Edition No 12 which allowed for further detalling.

This is how the hull looks after the basic assembly. I added the propeller shaft socket as well as mount for the horizontal planes (both from brass tubing).
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I prepared a few details for photoetching:
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(at the beginning I just wanted to use dark wash in the kits's limber holes but then I have found that the bow holes were see-through the hull...)

The inlets and outlets of the Walther engine cooling system:
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TBC.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:44 am 
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During the next installment more PE was applied to the hull. A general view:
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The external covers of rubber peroxide tanks were placed over the panels scribed originally in the kit. In the Uboot_im_Focus book I have found circular outlets with louvres (one on each side):
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At the beginning I thougth I wil simply use black wash over the kit's imitations of limber holes but it was not meant to be ;). The rows of tiny holes just under the deck will be simulated by black decal.
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Moving to the stern I thought that the kit's details were not as sharp as I would like them to be.
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The pipe-like tips of rudders' drives fairings were quite interesting in the original boat. End tips of the horizontal planes were wooden - I tried to replicate the wood pattern in PE parts.
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The rudders themselves will be brass too. Photoetched propeller blades were taken from kit's original fret and got slightly bent.
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The kiosque got its share of brass too. Kit's original railings were a bit on the thick side so I replaced them. The doors and hatches covers are made of 0.05 mm brass etched down to 0.025 mm thickness. Hope they will not look too heavy after painting.
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There is still a few details missing both from the hull and from the kiosque - they are waiting for etching and for the next installment. ;)

TBC

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:20 am 
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Impressive. Custom photo-etch, correct?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:23 am 
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Thank you! Yes, the brass parts are designed by me and etched at one of the commercial services.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:08 am 
Ahoi Marek

Good to see you back here!

Did you finish the (WMM based ) KuK torpedo boat- and if so,---

did ' we' ever see it... :big_grin: :cool_2:

please - if you have photos of her completed maybe post them to gallery or in the
' Completed models' section of the Picture Post forum please

I rememeer ir being a greatly detailed projcet
and I woudl love to see the model again

regards
Jim Baumann( currently in Germany! )


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:15 am 
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Ahoi Jim!

Nice to hear you again! :) I did published the gallery of Elster some time ago - click . I printed out the correct flag but in a wrong size and I have to reprint it. It is still in a pipeline though.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:39 am 
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Back at the boat.

The bow has been updated with the torpedo doors and a few other details.
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The kiosque has been updated as well - I have added navigation lamps, safety ring (noticed on photographs in Uboat im Focus book) and a mounting point for the binoculars.
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One more installment with periscope/antennaes and onto the painting booth! :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:00 am 
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Nicely scratched details... comes along nice...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:30 am 
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Thank you.

It is finished now - click to see the gallery.

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