U Boat Type VII C

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by mldixon, May 4, 2010.

  1. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    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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  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    fabulous job! you did really nice work on those rails - they are tough!
  3. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    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.
  4. va6rly

    va6rly New Member

    Nice work.
  5. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    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.

  6. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    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.
  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    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.
  8. mldixon

    mldixon Member


    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:
  9. didano

    didano New Member

    Nice work!
  10. MAC99

    MAC99 Member

    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.

  11. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    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:
  12. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    After seeing your's, got this out for another go.

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  13. rickity

    rickity New Member

    A tutorial of how you made the railing would be nice!:wave:

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