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Frank Palmer
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USA
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Posted - 05/17/2020 :  10:03:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks Rob. Very interesting discussion.

Frank
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
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Posted - 05/17/2020 :  11:30:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Rob, First, Great looking job you've done here.
You got me hook on the research. After some research to see what the color differences were on the tower, it showed that it was the conning tower stripe that identified each sub. However, it did not give me more information as to their meanings, sub types or identification.
The U-2326, U-2322 and 2360 did have different colors. Picture below I found shows some different color and styles of stripes.
It was said that the Kriegsmarine version was
painted with the white stripe on the conning tower. (What ever Kriegsmarine version means)???? I'll leave that up to you.
In any case this build is very interesting.
This link looked interesting, but I can't read the language. https://coollib.com/b/300159/read




Louis
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
2362 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2020 :  7:30:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank & Louis, glad you're enjoying all the extra info. Being a history buff, especially of the 2nd WW, I always enjoy doing the research side of it.

Louis thanks for that link. I managed to get Google to translate it into English.
Just keep clicking the Translate button and should work for you. So much detailed info and more great photo's. Will take me days to read. [:-thumbu]

The Kriegsmarine was the German navy only from 1935-45.
After the war these subs were captured and also used by the Soviets , and also by the German navy in the 50's, then called the Bundersmarine (1956-1995).

Regards Rob

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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
15912 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2020 :  8:29:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rob!
Russian, that's why I couldn't read it. I did the google translate and its amazing, I can read it now.
I printed a PDF of it, and 138 pages later I've got the story. Now to have the time to read it all. [:-banghead]


Louis
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Edited by - desertdrover on 05/17/2020 8:54:57 PM
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5857 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2020 :  09:35:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Hey Louis very interesting article.

Frank
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
15912 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2020 :  09:41:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer


Hey Louis very interesting article.



Thanks Frank, I did also think it was an interesting wealth of information when I came across it.
Didn't realize that Rob's build would get me this hooked on history. I should of had him as a history teacher back when I hated school so much.


Louis
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robert goslin
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Australia
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  02:45:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Louis, My Mum always wanted me to be a school teacher, history & geography my best subjects, but I left school after year 11, to get a job with Australia's biggest Telco.
I just clocked up 40 years with them last month, so not a bad result.

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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  02:56:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bow-planes, prop and periscopes are on.







Nearly there.

Was going to just have it on the stand, but maybe will make up a simple dry-dock diorama, to display it better.

Regards Rob

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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13182 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2020 :  07:34:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2020 :  10:30:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, this little 1/144 scale U-boat has really turned out Wunderbar!
I also think it deserves more than that little stand to display it properly.
So I like the idea of a drydock scene to place it in better than the stand it comes with.

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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
32543 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2020 :  10:53:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Rob. I also vote for a dry dock scene. I think that this model deserves more than that plastic stand.


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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5857 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2020 :  11:24:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, looking fine.

I found this YouTube video of a Type XXIII with white stripe being set into heavy seas diorama. Pretty interesting. I think his bow wave is a bit too big and he didn't have any spray coming off the waves away from the boat. I've been out in some pretty heavy seas and the wave tops will blow off with the wind.

Overall a very nice diorama.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkG2BG93jn4

Here's a couple of screen clips of the finished product.








Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 05/19/2020 11:28:46 AM
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3791 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2020 :  12:28:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice finish Rob.
Definitely a candidate for a more than a "stand".
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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

USA
111 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2020 :  2:14:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i have a model of my old ship sitting on the shelf. the u.s.s. long beach cgn-9, a nuclear guided missile cruiser. i'm planning on trying the at sea look like the sub above, and have saved a couple of tutorials on creating the water. hard to believe they use oatmeal for the water's base.
i have no earthly idea if i i will ever get to it though.....

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6335 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2020 :  4:36:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks fantastic, Rob! You’ve created a very realistic metallic appearance.

Mike
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