Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Donnie » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:27 am

Jim,
I always look forward to your updates. I think I have asked this before.
Do the instructions suggest colors on the parts or you just choose what you want? I think I would get seriously hung up on what colors to use. I have noticed that you always use Red for The Valve Hand Control Wheels (I guess that's what they are called).
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby neptune » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:20 pm

G'day Jim, just had a quick look through your build but will go back through and digest it more, its a long time since I built a plastic model and this one is entirely different, much much more advanced than anything I had built, absolutely fabulous build, so intricate and well done on your part, I know I'm going to enjoy following,

best regards John.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:55 pm

Hi Donnie
The kit came with two instruction guides. I have already posted pages showing the assembly of the diesel motor. That's the assembly manual. Also, the kit comes with a suggested painting guide, which references paint colors from a number of suppliers, including Mr. Hobby, Vallejo, Humbrol, and Tamiya. If you look all through the pics, you will also see some Valve Control Wheels painted Black and some painted Green. I have attached a copy of the painting guide for the Central Control Room which shows two colors of valves. The numerical references in the little boxes refer to a paint table provided in the paint guide.
Hi Neptune
Thanks. After suffering through a number of wooden ships, and the resulting sawdust, I decided to switch gears because I saw the model of the Bismarck. If you look at the forum listings, you will see my Bismarck build and also my Missouri build. All of my plastic builds come from Trumpeter; the kits are made in China. I don't know where the kits are engineered, but the moldings are extremely clean, virtually no flash.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby GaryM » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:46 am

These are unique models that far exceed the ones I grew up with as a kid. The next stage I saw was Heller models in plastic and they were great, but photo etched parts and better casting detail have revolutionized plastic kits. They have also become more challenging and worthy of the extra time spent to assemble them.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:02 pm

The following pics show the assembly of the aft motor room and the aft torpedo tube. This first pic shows the components of the rear motor room, the aft torpedo tube will be added later.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:03 pm

This pic shows the completed roof with all of it's details.
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Trumpeter Bismarck with KA Models add-on
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:04 pm

Here is a closeup of the electrical control panel. Note that all of the gauges are decals.
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OcCre's Santisima Trinidad
Trumpeter Bismarck with KA Models add-on
Trumpeter Missouri with Pontos add-on

Current Project: The Trumpeter VIIC Submarine
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:06 pm

Here, the electrical control panel and the aft torpedo tube have been joined to the compartment floor.
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Completed builds: Blue Shadow
Wasa
OcCre's Santisima Trinidad
Trumpeter Bismarck with KA Models add-on
Trumpeter Missouri with Pontos add-on

Current Project: The Trumpeter VIIC Submarine
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:07 pm

Next, the electric drive motor has been added.
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Completed builds: Blue Shadow
Wasa
OcCre's Santisima Trinidad
Trumpeter Bismarck with KA Models add-on
Trumpeter Missouri with Pontos add-on

Current Project: The Trumpeter VIIC Submarine
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:09 pm

Here is the rear motor room assembly without the roof which is yet to be added.
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Completed builds: Blue Shadow
Wasa
OcCre's Santisima Trinidad
Trumpeter Bismarck with KA Models add-on
Trumpeter Missouri with Pontos add-on

Current Project: The Trumpeter VIIC Submarine

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