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U-Boat 534 (1/72 ) divided in 5 parts

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U-Boat 534 (1/72 ) divided in 5 parts
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:05 PM

I am a man of 57 years old. I started with the hobbie about 6 years ago and I have 3 models. My next project is a challenge and it will take me a long time. I do not have diagrams and I'm just going to base myself on the few photos I've found on the internet.

 

I like scratch a lot and I like to work in metal and bronze. I would love to receive comments and suggestions a First I will upload the main photos that give idea of the project. Thanks.

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:15 PM

[quote user="Adrian Urrejola"]

I am a man of 57 years old. I started with the hobbie about 6 years ago and I have 3 models. My next project is a challenge and it will take me a long time. I do not have diagrams and I'm just going to base myself on the few photos I've found on the internet.

 

I like scratch a lot and I like to work in metal and bronze. I would love to receive comments and suggestions a First I will upload the main photos that give idea of the project. Thanks.

 

 

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:32 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:36 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:50 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:54 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:55 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:05 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:05 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:08 PM

Here I show you a few images and little by little I will show you my begin and advancements and any questions you can ask me. Thank you very much.
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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, October 30, 2017 12:01 PM

Howdy !

I'm not sure but your'e picture's seem to be of U-505 ?

A good reference book would be : Anatomy of the ship The typeVII U - boat byDavid westwood.

It's full of diagram's and a "Treasure trove" of other information. While your'e pictures are of a Type IX -C  the book has a lot of information that crosses over to many type's of U - boat's.

Another book with a few diagrams in it : Type VII U-Boat's by Roger Chesneau. There are a few pictures in it as well.

And if you can find one I "Highly reccommend" this book :German Warships 1815-1945 Volume II U-Boat's and Mine Warfare Vessels  by Erich Groner. I have used this book in my own research so much that it's now "dog eared" and full of note's in the side  bar's.

Like I said before, much of this information is about the Type VII but many of the fitting's and part's crossed over to the other types of sub's.

Hope this help's and I will be following along as you progress.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, October 30, 2017 12:47 PM

Doubt the sectioned boat is 505, never heard of her being cut apart. She was pulled from the lake and pulled across the highway intact.   As well as all the debris in the bottom of the hull, and rust on the interior,  looks to be one that was sunk and later raised.

Looking forward to what you do with your build.

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Posted by Hokey on Monday, October 30, 2017 1:02 PM
505 is safely tucked away in its own expo room in lower level of Chicago Museum of Science & Industry. http://www.msichicago.org/press/exhibits-and-events/u-505-submarine/
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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, October 30, 2017 1:18 PM

Went through her in around '68 when she was still outside.  As a 15 year old kid,she was cramped for me.  Remember the photos of her being rolled across the highway, that were part of the exhibit.

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, October 30, 2017 2:09 PM

U-505 was just me taking a guess. I knew she had been moved many year's ago and I had no idea if she was moved intact or in pieces. In the pictures there are many "newer" cars so it couldnt be U-505. (I should have investigated a bit further before guessing . )

In his original post Adrian said he was going to build U-534.

U-534 was sunk May 5th 1945 by British bomb's. she sank in the Kattegat North-west of Helsingor in position 56 Deg. 39'N , 11 Deg 48' E. There were 3 fatality's.

I havent heard anything about U-534 being raised but it could have been. If the picture's are U-534, she looks pretty good for a sub that's been underwater for the past 72 year's

 

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, October 30, 2017 2:30 PM

Would be interesting to know which boat that is, and history behind her.

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Posted by Trabi on Monday, October 30, 2017 3:36 PM

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, October 30, 2017 3:51 PM

Untill this thread started I had no idea that U-534 was raised.

I guess you really do learn something new each day.

I love this forum !

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, October 30, 2017 5:38 PM
Yes the U-534 were raised and here some pictures: Thank you very much for all your comments and book suggestions. I will try to get the books (littletimmy). What a wonderful experience when you were 15 years old (goldhammer)
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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, October 30, 2017 6:02 PM

Curious if your build is planned as she was raised, or as sectioned.  Lot of scratching either way.  Will be following in any case.

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Posted by templar1099 on Monday, October 30, 2017 6:19 PM

goldhammer

Curious if your build is planned as she was raised, or as sectioned.  Lot of scratching either way.  Will be following in any case.

 


I believe the plan is to build as seen ,in 5 sections. This will be a very interesting project, I too look foward to progress.

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, October 30, 2017 9:23 PM

that's right will be in 5 parts (thanks)

 

 

 

The model that I chose for this proyect is this:

 

 

 

 

There are 2 main difference in the visual for the sub I want 1) The upper part of the hull is different and need to change 2) All the equipment of the snorkel tube

 

Here is the only model kit that I know of U-534 with the snorkel system. The model was in the new museum.

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Thanks and please any question or suggestion, just ask me...good

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, October 30, 2017 9:26 PM

(You can click over the image for better view. Thanks.)

First the U-534 was divided in 5 parts in the Nautilus Museum, Birkenhead,Merseyside for to move to visitor centre at Woodside where join together part 5 and part 4.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:55 AM

This is going to be impresive to watch. I have not had a chance to get up to Liverpool yet and see her for real, maybe i need to talk the Mrs in to going to see her family in manchester and i can pop over.

Looking forward to seeing this build come together.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:02 AM

"This is going to be impresive to watch..."...thanks you for your good feelings, yea!!!...I bet it  is right. 

Please keep me notify about your trip to Liverpool or manchester city .I wiil lookin for you too,  thanks again!!. Best wishes !!

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:14 PM

Adrian ;

   Are you aware of the cable saw that was developed for salvage work ? It looks like they used one of those to do the cuts .They are too straight and even for anything else . They could've use it on the Costa Concordia , but the structure was to weak .

 They did use it on a ship that sank at a oil terminal . T.B.  P.S. It was on " Mighty Ships " on the Learning channel .

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:09 PM

Hi Tanker - Builder!!, nice to meet you.

   Really, before knowing that they cut the U-534, I did not know anything about the saw cable, and it is very interesting. Now I know that they have used it to cut several boats.

I attached a video that I got that explains a bit when they cut the U-534.

What I know is that they did not want to cut the Costa Concordia, they wanted to put it afloat because it was on its side. But the structure of the Costa Concordia was not weak and could be cut with a cable saw.

I am very happy that you are in this forum and we will be in contact.

Regards.

 

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:25 PM

This is a good example of how powerful the saw cable is

 

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:39 PM

Ok, let's do the first thing.

When the model kit is cut into the 5 parts, each part has a circular base, we need to make a base (structure) for them to be able to hold and work.

And the best is to make the same real structures that support the U-534.

I will be working on it and when I have a result I upload it. Thanks.

 

 

Tags: sub , Ship , Submarine , WWII , U-534
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:23 AM

For this project we will need all possible metal and we use windscreens, hair clips, all kinds of steel, pins, railroad rails ... etc

 

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