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1/48 scale U-Boat (continued) Options
Sticky Wickett
#741 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:19:51

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Barrel attached.
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#742 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:22:35

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There were some details on the side of the gun that were obscured due to the printing process and I really wanted to enhance these items.

The first item is a cocking lever I made from a small scrap piece of brass, filed to a slight taper and a 0.8mm diameter round of plastic rod glued to the end.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
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#743 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:23:10

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The cocking lever fixed in place.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#744 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:24:26

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I then made a locking lever in a similar fashion using a scrap piece of brass filed to the correct profile.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#745 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:25:00

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Locking lever fixed in place.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#746 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:26:57

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I then added further detail to the locking lever by drilling through it with a 0.5mm diameter drill and inserted a small rivet to represent a pivot point.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#747 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:27:31

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Rivet in place on the locking lever.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#748 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:29:49

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Further detail was added to the top of the gun using 0.5mm diameter brass rod, bent to shape.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#749 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:31:59

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I then made a 'stop' for the cocking lever by drilling through with a 0.5mm diameter drill and inserting a small rivet.

The end of the tweezers in the photo point to the 'stop'.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#750 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:37:47

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The next step was to replace the fragile control surface handwheels, of which there are three on the gun, by making them from scratch.

The attached photo shows the first of the printed control surface handwheels removed from the gun body.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#751 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:38:54

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The control surface handwheels were made using various pieces of plastic strip and rod filed to shape with further detail added from 0.5mm diameter brass rod for grab handles. Finally, etched after market hand wheels were fixed in place with small rivets.

In this photo is the first of the completed scratch built control surface handwheel alongside the printed version.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#752 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:41:49

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The next job was to replace the cardan shaft which transmits drive between the gun body and its turntable.

The attached photo shows the printed cardan shaft removed from the gun body.
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Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#753 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:44:55

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I used 1.5mm diameter brass tubing, drilled through to open its internal diameter to 1.0mm and chopped this into three pieces. One longer and two shorter to represent the universal joints.

I then inserted a length of 1.0mm diameter brass rod through the three tubes and bent it to shape.
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Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#754 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:45:27

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Cardan shaft in place.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#755 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:46:31

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From another angle.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#756 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:49:10

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Moving on, i made two brackets and a locking pin for the turntable from plastic sheet and brass rod bent to shape.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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#757 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:50:26

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This photo shows the after-market rivets and handwheels I've been using.
Sticky Wickett attached the following image(s):
P1130983.JPG
Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#758 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:52:02

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This photo shows the second of the scratch built control surface handwheels.
Sticky Wickett attached the following image(s):
P1130987.JPG
Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#759 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:53:58

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This photo shows the third and final of the scratch built control surface handwheels alongside the original printed version.
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Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
Sticky Wickett
#760 Posted : 08 March 2019 00:54:27

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From another angle.
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P1140016.JPG
Completed projects: 1/43 scale Bedford HA van / 1/43 scale MG TD sports car
Current projects: 1/48 scale U-boat [U230]
Future projects: 1/148 scale railway diorama / 1/50 scale R/C Volvo F89 logging truck / 1/148 scale Thunderbirds Fireflash
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