Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

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

Post by Jim Lauser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:55 pm

This pic shows the details of the compartment roof. There are approx. 30 separate pieces in the assembly. Please excuse the lousy paint job of the wires.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Post by Jim Lauser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:57 pm

Here, the floor has been added to the forward bulkhead.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Post by Jim Lauser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:00 pm

This pic shows the diesel engine mounted to the it's support assembly
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Post by Jim Lauser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:07 pm

These next two pics show the diesel assembly mounted to the forward bulkhead assembly from both the front and rear views.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Post by Jim Lauser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:09 pm

Here, the roof of the compartment has been added.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Post by Jim Lauser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:12 pm

Here, the aft bulkhead has been added.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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