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Author Topic: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)  (Read 20017 times)

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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2017, 11:33:55 PM »

The large vertical circular chamber also marries up with a same sized chamber below the deck level......and too many large DC motors & pumps...one could not hear anything but the noise  >>:-( of the pumps........

Could we be misled by the name Control Room?......possibly a machinery space Control Room :o, but not the location of the various periscopes, communication and control functions which are all located Command Centre which is further aft within the hull

Just a guess  ;D ..... Derek
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2017, 12:55:06 PM »

No, it eas the command center. The large tube indeed is the housing of the attack periscope that was operated from the conning tower.

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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2017, 12:13:36 AM »

Thank you. It is a big affair that I have not seen in any films. You see the periscopes, but they are the sexy bits so understandable.
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2017, 12:35:42 AM »

Well this also had me tossed, however a little research helps explain the large cylindrical 'tube' as fitted to these vessels....

Hope the Kommander did not suffer from claustrophobia  >>:-(

The Oberon Class of vessel [although a different age or design vintage] had both the attack periscope and the observation periscope open and in close proximity to each other in the Command space

But then again I was attached to Above Water Weapons......& not that of below the briny :D......Derek
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2017, 04:02:04 PM »


Another update...doesn't look like much but the details eat away the time. Control room floor and ballast tank are almost done. The bow bulkhead of the control room is almost done too (just some hand wheels missing).






Still some work on the officers room. Keel has been closed and the bow oil tank got it's black color. Next is the LEDs in the ceiling and then just some touch up work.


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2017, 10:35:49 PM »

What a horrible arragement for the attack periscope  :(( It looks like a bathysphere in design and I cannot think what the designers were thinking of.


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2017, 08:19:23 AM »

It's just the housing, and I'm still reseraching if it doesn't serve other purposes as well. The periscope actually was operated form the conning tower.
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2017, 07:26:29 PM »

Control room starts to look like something:



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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2017, 07:29:13 PM »

It is packed with detail and yet still work in progress Dr! I do like the green worktop, it is quite like a study with that in. I assume it is a desk for maps and paperwork.
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2017, 10:43:47 PM »

Yes, it's the navigator's desk....
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2017, 01:48:18 PM »

Slow and steady progress......


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2017, 08:22:18 PM »

Wrapping up the sections. Touch up work and some details. The control room got its lower wall and the oil tanks were painted black. Next is the sergeants quarters and the kitchen.


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2017, 10:48:47 PM »

Did you mention a kitchen? Excellent:O)  Seriously though, that is coming along beautifully and cannot wait to see the other compartments.
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2017, 06:37:28 PM »

Continuing with the sergeants quarters which holds the aft battery deck too. Behind the bunks is the kitchen and some storage space.




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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2017, 10:26:10 AM »

Photobucket changed their terms and now don't support 3rd party hosting for free users anymore. I guess, I'm not the only one affected. Nevertheless, all pics can be found here:
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http://s1262.photobucket.com/user/MaschinenMusik/library/Trumpeter%20VIIc?sort=2&page=1
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2017, 05:48:36 PM »

O.K. here we go again. Haven't been lazy building, just lazy documenting it. So here is the almost finished petty officer section with kitchen and storage on the crew level, and the aft battery room below. The crew quarters are built without changes, but the battery compartment had to be reworked substantially, as it was completely wrong as delivered with the kit. Actually Trumpeter is repeating the CMK mistakes. Makes one wonder......

For the battery deck I did the same as for the front one. Shorten the battery cells, make a silicon mould, cast them in resin, and the make new ones. Then do the proper arrangement, not the tilted one. Encase everything in styrene, as the batteries are surrounded by  u-shaped oil-tank. Took a while, but now I'm pleased with the outcome.







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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2017, 05:10:49 PM »

Working on the Diesel engine compartment. The diesel itself is a masterpiece. Over 100 parts, including PE parts. Very nice, but nothing for folks with unsteady hands or bad eyesight. The rest is bizz as usual. As it is a engine room, I went a bit more heavy with the filters and washes. Should be nice.....






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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2017, 06:47:21 PM »

More detail work on the diesel engine. Aging and weathering with different filters and washes. Time consuming.....Attached the six tiny PE hand wheels for the cylinder check and the bigger red wheels as well. Getting there.



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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2017, 10:37:35 PM »

Aw! That engine is gorgeous! I would have that displayed on its own on a nice plinth as a memorial to engineering.

The model is coming on a treat Dr.
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2017, 06:58:48 PM »

The diesel is indeed the highlight of the kit.....

First coarse assembly of the diesel engine compartment. Looks quite good. Again, the part below the floor has to be altered quite substantially to actually make sense. But that's doable.....


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2017, 09:06:54 PM »

Getting close to  the finsih line with the diesel engine compartment:


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2017, 10:36:35 PM »

Amazing detail beautifully executed. I have been following since the start and have to say how impressed I am.


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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #72 on: August 19, 2017, 06:29:03 AM »

Thank you very much....
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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2017, 07:01:27 PM »

O.K., haven't been lazy building, but shooting pics. So here's an update of the almost completed last section, the stern compartment with the electric motors and the stern torpedo tube. Unfortunately Trumpeter got kinda lazy with this section, so I already reconfigured the lower back (white styrene) where the stern trim tank was located. The pressure hull had a triangular gap with respect to the floor. I filled this gap. The complete lower part of the pressure hull is missing. I'll have to scratch build this as well.......so even if it looks quite complete, still quite a way to go....



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Re: Trumpeter 1:48 Scale VIIc (static)
« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2017, 06:04:59 PM »

Again a superb development of a basic kit. It is a lesson in what these vessels looked like inside that even the best documentries or films cannot fully show.
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