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Author Topic: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)  (Read 6799 times)

Dr.Schmidt

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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #75 on: October 02, 2017, 02:37:25 PM »

When one looks at above pictures one could believe, that the stern torpedo room is done....well, not quite. The complete lower half of the pressure hull and the t-frames are missing. Also the section below the torpedo tube, where the stern trim tank was located, was wrong. So I altered the back part to resemble the trim tank and added the lower pressure hull with the frames. Tedious job, but finished it looks quite good.....well, despite the backside. I also added the torpedo loading tube, which was missing in the kit, too.




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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #76 on: October 02, 2017, 09:48:45 PM »

It is all worth it in the end  :-))
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #77 on: October 03, 2017, 03:19:55 PM »

Indeed, indeed.....

And complete with the stored extra torpedo. In the kit the torpedo is just sitting flush on the floor with no fixation. Kinda bad idea with a boat roling in heavy seas. So I scratch built two bases and tied the torpedo down with styrene wire. Looks better me thinks ;-)


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #78 on: October 03, 2017, 08:42:56 PM »

Flappy torpedoes would affect stability somewhat as well as ruin their accuracy if the internals are knocked about too much.
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #79 on: October 04, 2017, 12:32:38 PM »

And I guess it wouldn't be great for the interior of the boat when a 1,5 t Torpedo bangs around.....
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