U-Boat Type VII C 1/72 Scale

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by kooklik, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. eagleone

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    paper thickness

    What thickness of paper are you useing for your formers and what kind of store did you get it from?
  2. diamondback

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    For the 'puter-minded, I've started a new thread for that discussion, please direct comments about cardmodel-inspired PC's to the following link in Extended Mediums.

    http://www.cardmodels.net/forum/showthread.php?p=71051#post71051

    Rick, I gathered there was a degree of interest, so now I'm trying to correct my initial lapse of judgment in not starting a new thread and nudge this one back onto its original subject.

    Still watching the cardmodel development with great interest... This boat's gonna be, what, 6 or 7 feet long when done?
  3. kooklik

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    I used 1mm paper. I dont know its name in English but this kind of paper mostly use by architecture model building. I found it in a stationery store. It's light but strong enough. Easy to cut by art knife.
  4. eagleone

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    Thank you Kooklik for the info. Is their anyone else in the group that can expand on it?
  5. kooklik

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    Updated section3. I tried to make Inlet-Outlet Stots on the hull. It's looked good. Joining of section 2 and 3 is better than 1-2. Now she's about 55 cm long.

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  6. Amazyah

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    Holy Moly, that's looking dynamite!

    Russell
  7. Clashster

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    Beautiful!
  8. Texman

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    I must admit, even without wings, that is looking pretty impressive.

    Where do the wings fit?

    Ray
  9. yaniv

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    K-i-l-l-e-r
  10. kooklik

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    Hi all
    After virus defected and cleaned my comp. U-Boat returns.
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    Changing design for joining this section give better result. Hull plate gap is less than before. Now her lenght is 72 cm.

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  11. Willja67

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    Holy cow! Not only is your Rhino work about the best I've ever seen your build is exceptionally clean and precise as well.
  12. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Great as ever! I can't wait to see more
  13. barry

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    sub

    Quite incredible .........

    respect
  14. Fishcarver

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    Superb build. How did you make those inlet/outlet slots?

    I will buy this boat, for sure.

    Jim
  15. kooklik

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    Thanks for all comments. Rhino works very well in unrolled feature. Most hull plates fit to keels in good positioning and less gap.
    I used art knife to make slots. It's quite hard to cut all piece by piece but good result i get.
  16. Maharg

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    An excellent model kooklik, well done m8. :)
  17. Dancooper

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    Astonishing, I wish I could use Rhino, well, I guess I'll have to find some books on that.
    BTW, I once bought a package with hundreds of 3ds objects on it, can Rhino open 3ds ?
    There are some very, very nice models on it, but all are waaaaaay to big for Pepakura with polycounts over 300K.
  18. kooklik

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    Yes it can open .3ds files. But i've never tried it yet.
  19. Zathros

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    I have noticed that a lot of people unroll the "meshed" surfaces (which doesn't always work) I have been doing "My Ekranoplan" by running separate curves and connecting them with a straight line, then "Running 2 Rails", I suggested this to Yaniv on his DC3 project but got no feed back. As long as you use a straight line for the cross curve, it will unroll. I did 90% of "My Ekranoplan like that and it is easy. Kooklik, I have to agree, your build on this Sub is absolutely beautiful. I am envious ( in a good way). I look forward to seeing the final project.
  20. kooklik

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    Thanks Zathros for your comment. The past 2 weeks I was busy with my office work. Now I return to my ship yard.
    The last section is full of parts. I designed keels to match with all of parts. This weekend perhaps start to cut and assembly them.
    Last week I recieved U-Boat Books from Amazon , many parts have to be re-designed.
    Here is my designed keel and re-designed tail's parts.:)


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