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  • #91
    What about "I don't care" hasn't been clear?


    • #92
      Ok, no more words....


      • #93
        Again small progress. I decided to add the actuator for the rear dive planes. You can see it in front of the stern torpedo tube. It's basically an electric motor with a gear box and a push rod driven by a thread road. The thing is pretty much the same thing than the one driving the rudders. Modeled in CAD, 3D printed, painted......


        • #94
          For what it's worth ...

          I've been following your work here. Wow! Simply amazing, sir.

          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


          • #95
            Progress is still slow. I attached the photo-etched parts for the stern limber holes. That was a first for me and took a while, especaially because I removed the hull sections so that the remaining parts resemble steel ribs. One can look inside this section, so it has to look good. Also scratch built and installed the lower bulkheads behind the end of the pressure hull. Also scratch built the stringers between the pressure hul and the bulkhead of the rear dive bunker. Pain in the ass, but I'm pleased with the result.


            • #96
              Hi Dr S.

              I'm wondering about the etched brass piece for the flood drain holes at the aft section around the props (2nd photo above). It's the one area I'm seriously worried about on my 1/40 sub, it's very complex, and there's no solution other than directly drilling the hull which I doubt I could do accurately. Is that an aftermarket piece or did it come with the kit? I've tried contacting a guy called Boris Naprokin on the web, who does lots of brass upgrade stuff,but to no avail.

              Any suggestions?

              ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''


              • #97
                Hi, I use this detail didn't come with the set.


                • #98
                  Thanks, super site, a wealth of stuff there!

                  ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''


                  • #99
                    Yes, and the guy is friendly as well. Bad English though ;-)
                    Glad I could help.

                    Cheers Andreas


                    • Hi Andreas,

                      The scale is a bit small for me, however your post got me motivated to contact Boris again, turns out I was e-mailing the wrong address.

                      He's making me scale front and rear lower flood/drain holes to the pattern you are using but in 1/40 scale. Phew!

                      Thanks for the help again.

                      ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''