1/72 scale U-Boat....GOT IT!

(Angels singing) HALLELUJAH....HALLELUJAH..HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH...
I regret for what I said the last time. But finally I got it. Now, what
the hell is wrong with the u-boat.net? I went to it and it says This
Account Has Been Suspended... WHAT?
Well, I got what I wanted and I am gone to work. If I could get the next
one, I will make it as a R/C model. Now, here is another thing. Does
anyone have a picture of Otto Kretschmer and the U-99? I met him at one
time and he was a great gentleman.
Please help me on this if anyone could.
William
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William L. Powell
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Bill... I'm sure you know this, but the U-99 was a Type VIIB, not VIIC. To be strictly accurate, you'll have to take almost exactly 1cm out of the hull length at the control room, and shorten the conning tower by the same amount. I suspect the conning tower will be the most noticeable element, since 1cm out of about 8cm will change the proportions significantly. The other thing is that the earlier VIIBs had the AA machine gun on the deck abaft the conning tower, rather than on a platform behind the bridge. I don't know whether U-99 was one of these or not. If I can find a good picture, I'll tell you!
Glad you got one -- I'm really enjoying putting mine together.
Best regards, Matt
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Matt Bacon
Thanks Matt. Now I need one more favor folks:
A 1/72 scale torpedo.... I thought about putting a torpedo that is loaded in the tube. But I got an idea to do such that.
Drill out the torpedo holes before you insert them into the front section. Then place a styrene tube on it and slide your torpedo into it.
Great idea ain't it?
William
Matt Bac> >
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William L. Powell
I just got onto uboat.net - great site. It's working for me.
Now that I have one, I know I'm going to have to build more than one of these...
Reply to
Rufus
do a perspectiv diorama of that pby whompin' on one?
Reply to
e
Now THERE'S a thought...what are you trying to do - make me build three?..
Reply to
Rufus
trying to make your place as cluttered as mine.
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e
...I may have just talked myself into buying a third one...there's a conversion article I've got bookmarked on converting teh Amati one into a Type VIIC similar to U-505; with the dual-decked conning tower. Debating now...anyway, I know I'll be in for a second one.
Reply to
Rufus
i can even see a museum of science and industry facade.... (is that the correct museum, aka the field? been some damn long.)
Reply to
e
FYI, the U-boat at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago is no longer accessible. They are building an underground display area for it, where it will be entirely enclosed from the weather (which apparently has done a real number on it).
Cliff. Jones
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Cliff Jones
history channel had some inside video of it from recent, it looked ok. was the outside really wonked?
Reply to
e
Apparently, serious corrosion covered by occasional coats of Rustoleum. Kim M
Reply to
Royabulgaf
Yep, they have a piece of the outer hull in a temp. exhibit (along with other artifacts, inc. an Enigma machie) with rust holes right through it!.
Cliff.
Reply to
Cliff Jones
Yup, that's the one...
Reply to
Rufus
Go figure...what the north Atlantic and the Allies couldn't destroy, midwestern winters are slowly grinding into rust...no wonder I moved...
Reply to
Rufus
Way back when, after they cut those big holes in the sides (a travesty of museum stewardship, IMO...) they sliced up the removed plating in to small chunks, stamped "U-505" on them, and sold them in the gift shop. I have one...somewhere...
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Rufus
: : history channel had some inside video of it from recent, it : looked ok. was the outside really wonked? : Yes. In the mid 90's or so, there was a courtyard and a food court in the area of the U-505 location. At the time, you could leave the courtyard and walk around the U-505, the Zephyr and a steam engine that was visible from the out- side, but with no practical way to get close to it.
But, at the time, the U-505 showed the damage that time had taked on the boat - lots of rust, hanging plates, numerous bird nests, etc.
I am glad to hear they are finally bringing the boat inside. The Zephyr is already inside, I supposed the steam loco will also make it inside.
Bruce
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Bruce Burden
sad, i suppose funding was an issue? i couldn't even imagine trying to put a value on that. whatever happened to the type xx1 the brits pulled out of the water a few years back? i believe it had been expended as a target so was not a grave.
Reply to
e
i remember loving the exhibits you pushed a button to run. saw mill, assembly line, and a ?
Reply to
e
that and the 4 month riding season?
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e

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