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

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:26 AM

Look Tanger Builder , I habe my own clable saw...good!

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:30 AM
Here a sketch of the structure of the base
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:34 AM

Here the first, is not yet complete but works to hold the hull of the U-534. In total there are 10 and I estimate that in about two - three weeks I will finish them

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:46 PM

Adrian, Greetings! I will watch this one with great interest sir. I have only dabbled in subs but have recently bought the 72nd scale ROG kit # 05114 (U505) Type IXc late version, and am in the planning stages of the build. I want to leave it intact and do a battle scene in a water diorama. You sir have an ambitious project ahead and I can't wait to see it coming together! Take care and looking forward to your WIP! 

Doug

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:34 PM

To be honest I am also very excited to know how the final result will about these proyect..., thank you very much and I am also interested in knowing (U505) Type IXc diorama, ( also need to plan very meticulously), please let me know about your proyect too...see you!!

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:44 PM

Hi;

 Hello and welcome Adrian . I have been to your country and had an exceptionally great visit with frineds as we traveled around .My friend Phillipe' was a naval engineer I met while on T.D.Y to the embassy there . He invited me into his home and all was well .

 I look forward to seeing your work . T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:48 PM

Adrian ;

 I saw this cable saw work on an underwater wreck ! It was amazing what I was seeing . The cuts were as clean as an X-Acto in full size . I never got big enough in salvage to do that but I hired on as a relief diver . What you have will work and I have found some larger discs that will work too .Do you have a version of Harbor Freight stores  there in Guatamala ?

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:53 PM

Tanker - Builder

Adrian ;

 I saw this cable saw work on an underwater wreck ! It was amazing what I was seeing . The cuts were as clean as an X-Acto in full size . I never got big enough in salvage to do that but I hired on as a relief diver . What you have will work and I have found some larger discs that will work too .Do you have a version of Harbor Freight stores  there in Guatamala ?

 

 

Thank you for telling me part of your story and very interesting and personally I really admire the frogmen (dive man). I'm glad you've done well in your visit here. No, here in Guatemala we do not have the Harbor Freight stores.

 

here, some picture of saw cable with U-534. Thanks!!

 

 

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:47 PM

You can use cotton thread and it will do a cut just like a cable saw, it will break periodicly, but no big deal, its cheap.

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:55 AM

Rigidrider

You can use cotton thread and it will do a cut just like a cable saw, it will break periodicly, but no big deal, its cheap.

 

 

Thank you!!. You just mentioned something very important.
 
In the art of scale models it is important to work as if the model is real  and in all work completed the process is very important.
 
and above all, all the quality of the process turns our hobby into a weapon of motivation
 
The importance of the idea of working with cotton thhread is not its effectiveness but it makes us believe that our model is real.
 
good deal!!
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:17 PM

Good night!!

Here are the 10 pieces for the 5 parts.

Still missing parts but they serve to support the model.

The color rust of some, it is only proof (it is not definitive) and it can be removed at anytime.

 All have the corresponding measure for each part and not all are equal.

 

Tags: Submarine , WWII , U-534 , U-Boat , U-Boot
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:25 PM

The next step is very important.

The next step is to cut the model and it will be necessary to study it in detail because after cutting, there is no turning back.

I'm going to study what the cut will do, and I'll make some diagrams.

At the end of this week I will show you.

 

Thank you very much!!

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:42 PM

Here is the true diagram (found in the U-534 museum) that will help me to cut the model.

 

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Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:33 PM

Thats a great piece of info Adrian. That will be an immence help when making cuts! If you should choose to thread cut, just take a length of thread, wrap around a piece of stick or something similar, do the same to the other end, then just start pulling back and forth, allowing the friction to cut through the plastic. You'll fast learn how fast and how much pull preasure to put on it to keep cutting smoothly. As I said befor, it will likely break a number of times, (always does) but it should give you a good clean cut in the end. Good Luck! Can't wait to see the end results. I'll be starting mine soon... I hope. Take care!

Doug

 

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:17 PM

Rigidrider

Thats a great piece of info Adrian. That will be an immence help when making cuts! If you should choose to thread cut, just take a length of thread, wrap around a piece of stick or something similar, do the same to the other end, then just start pulling back and forth, allowing the friction to cut through the plastic. You'll fast learn how fast and how much pull preasure to put on it to keep cutting smoothly. As I said befor, it will likely break a number of times, (always does) but it should give you a good clean cut in the end. Good Luck! Can't wait to see the end results. I'll be starting mine soon... I hope. Take care!

Doug

 

 

Hi Rigidrider!!

Thanks for your words add emotion to the project !! And I like your words very much!!

I will prepare the documentation to show the tool that I will use to cut the submarine-model.

 

In a few days I will upload the plan or stages that I will follow to cut, and a few days later (I just prepare the documentation) I will show the mechanism that I will use to cut it.

The mechanism is very simple and easy to use but I need to explain it because it has its foundation.

 

 

Thanks you very much!!

Adrian

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:44 PM

Very cool subject - I will be follwing.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:07 AM

keavdog

Very cool subject - I will be follwing.

 

 

Thanks!!

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Posted by RichfromSask on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:22 AM

Very ambitious and unique project Adrian! I’m curious,  do you intend to do a cutaway on any of the sections to show some of the interior?  I have the type IXC Revell kit with a full interior (resin and pe kits).  I’m sure I can learn some tips and techniques watching your wip. Looking forward to it.

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:08 AM

RichfromSask

Very ambitious and unique project Adrian! I’m curious,  do you intend to do a cutaway on any of the sections to show some of the interior?  I have the type IXC Revell kit with a full interior (resin and pe kits).  I’m sure I can learn some tips and techniques watching your wip. Looking forward to it.

 

 

Thank you for your words!
 
Exactly to cutaway some seccion , no, but some seccion show his interior like the part where the machine is (seccion number 3). Oher parts like the  front seccion shows us about 25% of his interior.
 
All the sections show us something of their interior transversally. And it's going to be another challenge to do.
 
if you do some of the  type IXC Revell kit with a full interior, I wonder to see your work because I will like to study each part.
 
Here I show you the inside of the front and the machines section to give you an idea.
 
 
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:39 PM

Here is the general plan of the modifications that must be done

 

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:41 PM
with 'click' to enlarge the image and observe more detail
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:42 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:44 PM

Here are the steps to be able to cut the model

 

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:45 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:46 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:46 PM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:48 PM

 

 

 

In these following days I will give you 'how and what will I use to cut the model' ...

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, November 27, 2017 12:03 AM

One of the challenges is the challenge of how I will represent all the skin of the submarine (which has many holes and prominences) to make it look real (as real as possible) it is very interesting

The general idea is that the cut of 5 parts, need to be fine and delicate as posible but, in this case, the cut does not need to be in these way.

The challenge and the risk to be able to make the skin, is to use a printing sheet that will cover the plastic.

In the printing sheet it is more easy to imitate the alterations of the submarine.

It will be done in the final stage of the whole project and it will be another great challenge because it must remain as real as possible.

It is related to the cut because the plastic will be covered with the printing sheet. obviously the surface has many peculiarities to take care.

let's see how it Works:

 

Any question I am at your orders…good!!

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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, November 27, 2017 12:05 AM
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Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, November 27, 2017 12:05 AM
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