U Boat Type VII C

mldixon

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These are shots of the Conning Tower. I started the build here because it seemed to be the most insteresting and complicated part of the model. The hull is under way and I will post the finished model when complete. I have seen the other threads on this build, and as always stand in awe of the clean builds done by others. I have a long way to go. Enjoy the pics.
 

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mldixon

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Yes they were soldered wires. The wire was stripped from 18 Gauge bell wire and then soldered and then painted. Yes the rails were a real bear, but the jigs go a long way for making it simple.
 

sjsquirrel

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Great start

You're off to an excellent start ML. I hope mine turns out as well when I build it. I'm almost finished my first ship and I know what you mean about being awed by some of the other build threads here, but I've also noticed a big improvement in my work in the time it's taken me to build the darn thing. I practice really does help :mrgreen:.

Looking forward to seeing more pics.

Steve
 

mldixon

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You're off to an excellent start ML. I hope mine turns out as well when I build it. I'm almost finished my first ship and I know what you mean about being awed by some of the other build threads here, but I've also noticed a big improvement in my work in the time it's taken me to build the darn thing. I practice really does help :mrgreen:.

Looking forward to seeing more pics.

Steve
Thanks, I find myself building different parts over and over, good thing its paper and ink. But you are correct it gets better as you build. I do this for the challange. Too bad we don't have a museum or something we can send these off to.
 

cgutzmer

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We DID have a museum to send these too. I had a deal with the museum of science and industry in chicago to setup up a display of card models. Unfortunately I got only ONE person willing to display their model to millions of people per year :(

I might try a new initiative where I collect models over time then offer to the museum after I get my book underway.
Chris
 

mldixon

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Museum

Unbeliveable. I would not hesitate to give the card models to a museum. They are works of art and should be displayed. They are fun to make and I like looking at them, but that only lasts about a month. My friends like to look at them, but I think it is the beer that keeps them coming back. :mrgreen:
 

MAC99

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I just received my files for the u-boat yesterday. It looks as if your off to a good start. Can you tell me what you came up with for the 1 mm stock and the 90 grams. In his build it looks like he used a kind of foam core, but 1 mm is less than 3/32". Maybe if you have built any more you could post more of your great pics. Some very good work done already.

MAC
 

papastumpy

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Well, it is nice to see this ole warrior still being built by others. Like you clean building and look forward to more. I may be posting some progress shots of one I started well over a year ago, I went w/the main frame 1st and am now ready to start covering. Thanks for sharing. :wave: