Hi guys new to this place but I been designing and building r/c aircraft for 40+ yrs.
I am wanting to get into subs and have always been one for stuff with a lot of fidgety external stuff so I could have fun making all those scale details. I also like to use solidworks to cad up my designs so I get to see it in 3D before I build thne I can export off for CNC work etc.
I am wanting to do a type VIIB or VIIc german U boat. my problem is
1) I dont do kits to me most are a waste of money as I usually have to replace tons of contents because they are inferior quality
2) I am a designer and scratch builder I only like to build from a set of plans or of my own design (it is just the satisfaction I get plus the best way to learn stuff via trial and error)
3) I am new to boats and subs as being an plane guy for so long. so I have tooked around for drawings and most are really low quality or small and very hard to read. this makes it hard for me to start any cad work if I cannot see the proper shapes or the location of the bulkead they are showing.
so does anyone have or have a link to a good clean set of drawings for a type VII?
I did look in the reference section last night but didnt seem to find a good clean image unless since im old and vision going (turned 55 yest )) i just happened to miss one
ps when i find the info i will prob post my design as i progress so it easier to ask for help or so ppl can correct me if I dont take something into consideration for running gear etc.
my plan is for possibly 1/32 scale or if i can find a way to break it in the middle go 1/16th scale