Author Archives: Dean

12-12-2016 Frontplanes

Finally Ian and I are getting back to doing a little work on the U-boat. Today we started putting the new front-plane assembly together. The armature is made of aluminium, but the planes themselves have been 3D printed. The original … Continue reading

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26-01-2015 Gondola ready for weathering

I know, I know, its been 6 months since any work was done. Finally the gondola has been painted and detailed. I have gone for a more accurate lighter shade of German gray, which means that I’ll have to repaint … Continue reading

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02-07-14 Torpedo gearing works!

A slightly modified design has finally produced a working set of 4 bevel gears driving the two shafts simultaneously in opposite directions.          

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27-06-14 Gondola ready for painting

Finally the Gondola, having received much of its detailing, is ready for painting …

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21-05-14 Torpedo gearing

Finally another update after much time. We have been trialing the idea of 3D printing the torpedo gear assembly in one go. This seems to be way to go although there is still a little too much play in the … Continue reading

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07-03-14 Gondola again

Well the gun has been mounted to the gondola and the hydraulics are working. Now it remains to do the detail work on the gondola itself.  

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01-03-14 Gondola

The gun carriage has been lead-weighted and mounted in the gondola. The rear doors needed to be cut out and rebuilt. During operation these doors were open to allow an electrical cord to run out to the generator.

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18-02-2014 breech block

As previously indicated, the Hasegawa kit had no breech block in the canon. I had already sometime earlier cut out the opening for the breech block, and here is the finished block which slides nicely in and out of the … Continue reading

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10-02-2014 Generator and rail-trucks

It has been a while, but I’ve had a sudden spurt of energy to work on the K5. The generator and rail-trucks are now complete (although not yet weathered).

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19-01-2013 Crane

The crane is almost ready for its first coat of paint too. As you can see I have redone much of the customising seen on the initial post. The cable still needs to be straightened a little  …

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