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Frank Palmer
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USA
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Posted - 05/31/2020 :  10:27:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Rob, are you going to build the 1:144 Type VII U-Boot soon?


Frank
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
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Posted - 06/02/2020 :  12:01:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill for that info.

Frank. Tempting, but I still have to finish the diorama for this sub first.
Just been really caught up with real life at the moment.
Am making concrete steps (step by step) at the moment. Tedious.

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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
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Posted - 06/07/2020 :  02:56:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK. Got to get this going again.
The concrete steps are made. Individual layers of 1.3 mm styrene sheet, cut to size.
Very tedious work.



And got all the pieces cut for the dry-dock wall. Just used 3mm and 6mm MDF, done in layers. Gluing up at the moment.
This is how it should look.



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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
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Posted - 06/07/2020 :  09:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see a vision!


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 06/07/2020 :  1:34:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see a vision! Louis

I envision a sea :)
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 06/07/2020 :  1:38:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see the Vision and envision the sea!

Pete
in Michigan
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
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Posted - 06/07/2020 :  2:14:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, well so far we have Louis, who I think is gazing into a crystal ball.
Bill, is envisioning a sea in a dry dock, and brother Pete, has one eye on the ball and the other must be tearing up or something!
I'm just going to say, your drydock is shaping up nicely!
Looking forward to seeing U showing us the sub in it's new drydock.

Greg Shinnie
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Frank Palmer
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USA
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Posted - 06/08/2020 :  09:05:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I see the vision and envision muck, slime and lots of stinky stuff. Itís just what a dry dock should be.

Frank
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Carl B
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USA
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Posted - 06/08/2020 :  2:12:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you following a certain prototype Rob?
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robert goslin
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Australia
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  05:03:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Louis, Bill Pete for continued interest, and for being such visionary's. I'm just making it up as I go along.

Thanks Greg. Still plenty to do yet. The Sub will be the last bit.

Frank, Yes another opportunity for me to do some heavy weathering.

Carl, thanks for your interest. Not following any particular prototype, as the U Boat dry-docks all seem to vary in style. So mine's just a combo of various ones I've researched, both proto & model.
Just search U boat Drydock.

Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 06/09/2020 05:16:08 AM
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  05:13:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So here's where I'm at. All the walls are together, and scored in the form lines.



Also made up 2 sets of smaller steps for the bottom.






Still think I might add some columns along the walls, to break it up a bit.

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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  09:08:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Almost, but not quite, 39 steps.

Looks good.

Mike

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Frank Palmer
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USA
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  09:24:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

It's just mind blowing how much concrete the Germans used during WWII.

Frank
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
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Posted - 06/09/2020 :  09:58:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Frank Palmer


It's just mind blowing how much concrete the Germans used during WWII.



Frank, if you think that's mind blowing than you will find this interesting.
From 1901 to 2000 the U.S.A. used 4.5 gigatons of concrete.
Meanwhile in China, in a 3 year period from 2011 to 2013 they used 6.6 gigatons of concrete!

Greg Shinnie
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robert goslin
Fireman

Australia
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Posted - 06/10/2020 :  12:34:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank & Greg. Yes these complexes are very bunker like, and build to withstand the ravages of war.
As the Romans would say:- We came, We saw, We concreted.

Mike, great Hitchcock film. One of my favourites.
The "59 version is also good.

Regards Rob

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