Butchered XXI U2540 submarine (cutaway view) kit.

Peter54

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This kit is yet to be completed, but at the moment I have another one to focus on. What I seem to do is work on a model until it either gets to me or I come across a stumbling block. That is when I need a distraction for awhile. This kit was one of my distractions. So, I am fairly sure I will bet back into it again and eventually get it completed.

This is my first, and probably my last, plastic model kit. Mainly because I don't like being restricted as kits tend to be.

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When I started this kit, it did not take me long to maverick it. So this is what I have done to it so far...

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It was here, the interior, where I started doctoring things.
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to be continued...
 

Peter54

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Experimenting in situ.
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Making extra torpedo to show underfloor storage.
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Adding extra bits.
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to be continued...
 

Peter54

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Now for the living quarters. Adding railings to the bunkers.
The XXI actually had carpet.
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Added an illusive passageway between starboard and port compartments.
The holes are for LED lighting the passageway.
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Painting the beds to look like beds.
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to be continued...
 

Peter54

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Fixing up the furniture. Painting the boxxes to look like tables.
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Scratch building a radio room.
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to be continued...
 

Peter54

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I decided to make a cutaway section of the battery room.
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Bought some unpainted figurines to paint and add to the model.
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The battery room will depict a dangerous scene of chlorine gas poisoning from damaged batteries. The gas is light green in colour..
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to be continued...
 

Peter54

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Experimenting in creating a crewman with a torch. He will be sent down to check on the electrician in the battery room.
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Watchout! Here comes the Captain.
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Painting the battery room and cross-section.
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to be continued...
 

Peter54

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Well, the startled crewman found the electrician overtaken by chlorine gas.
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Replacing the cannons with optical fibre to show gun flashes.
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Cannot remember what actually happened with the LEDs, it's been a while since this happened. I am sure to get it going again once I return to complete this model.
To be continued sometime down the track.
 

urumomo

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So damaged batteries exposed to a seawater ingress creating chlorine gas and a sailor with a non-explosion proof torch entering a hydrogen rich environment only to also be killed by chlorine . ... and killing everyone beyond the watertight hatch .
Smoke em if you got em .
Count Me Out !

I'm surprised you didn't build any torpedo handing gear --- or is that coming ? :D
 

urumomo

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I figured it would be a synthetic rubber .
I assume it's for acoustic dampening . Can't imagine keeping it clean .

We always thought it was funny that we were to shut down our 4 steam driven fire pumps upon sub detection -- cuz yeah , once those pumps are off , that 100 thousand ton ship swinging those four 66 thousand pound screws just disappears from passive sonar . It becomes a stealth ship . You'll never find us !!
 

Peter54

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So damaged batteries exposed to a seawater ingress creating chlorine gas and a sailor with a non-explosion proof torch entering a hydrogen rich environment only to also be killed by chlorine . ... and killing everyone beyond the watertight hatch .
Smoke em if you got em .
Count Me Out !

I'm surprised you didn't build any torpedo handing gear --- or is that coming ? :D
Battery torch sparking? I am not biting.
 

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