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Type XXIII anode question
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:11 PM UTC
Part way through Bronco's 1/35 Type XXIII and have been using this very helpful blog - http://modelshipwrights.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=204973&ord=&page=1 - but, unfortunately, there are a lot of images missing.
My question relates to the anodes on the hull sides. Are the sections marked in the below pic anodes too or something else?



If they are anodes, would they have the same mounting brackets as the others?

Any help gratefully received.

Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 05:48 AM UTC
Hi Gary,

As you can see in this photo, these look more like hull vents
than anode bars.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a1/b0/97/a1b097b2b7303f9a5fb989f9ed7cd575.jpg

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 04:20 PM UTC
Thanks Joe. Will give me something to work with now

Gary
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 02:58 AM UTC
They are anodes, not vents.



AFIK, they were just screwed to the hull. Al
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Gary,

As you can see in this photo, these look more like hull vents
than anode bars.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a1/b0/97/a1b097b2b7303f9a5fb989f9ed7cd575.jpg

Cheers,
Joe



That area of the stern is outside of the pressure hull, but still inside the outer hull, and would therefore require some kind of flooding/clearing vents somewhere. The shape of the pressure hull follows the line of those "objects".
My conclusion would be that they are indeed vents/slits.



/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:36 AM UTC
I agree with Al; it isnít easy to tell for sure, but the shapes appear to stand proud of the hull, and they are the right size and shape to be anodes...


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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 04:25 PM UTC
Tim

Found an enlarged image of your pic -



Does seem to support the anode theory rather than vents.

Unfortunately, I did start removing detail and cutting the hull on the first response. My own fault for not cross-referencing I'm going with the anode idea and have mnanaged to replace the detail - fortunately it was only one side affected....
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 07:35 AM UTC
There is a vent aft of the conning tower on the upper hull. IIRC the kit supplies a piece of PE to represent it. I used a street grate from a Miniart diorama accessories set to better represent it.





Hope this helps. Al
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 08:26 PM UTC
Already done

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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 07:45 AM UTC
Already done [quoted]

Looks good. Al
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:46 AM UTC
That vent will be hard to spot down there, but it looks like a real vent!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 02:32 PM UTC
It's on top of the hull so in plain sight.

Gary
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 05:38 AM UTC
Big improvement over kit supplied PE for sure. Al
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 07:54 AM UTC
...nice to see my idea to solve this problem going around the world


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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:32 AM UTC

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...nice to see my idea to solve this problem going around the world


Michael



It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Why let a good idea go to waste. Al