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  • #46
    Thank you!
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • #47
      The last few weeks have been spent finishing the brass etching and sticking the bits on the plug. Today it looks like this:

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      I spent quite a long time getting the forward torpedo doors right:

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      Still lots of sanding and filling to do but the basic idea is there.

      I've also been experimenting with a technique of oil canning the sail. Not perfect yet but it shows some promise.


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      • #48
        Nice work Scot,

        Sorry mate, I couldn't get the pics of the Zulu in Amstetdam harbour as i have been informed that that boat has been scrapped.
        Bummer....
        Currently in Berlin..
        Regards

        Dave h

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        • #49
          Bugger. Thanks for trying. Enjoy Berlin - what a city. I was stationed there before the wall came down; (actually, well before the wall came down!) Seige mentality; live like there is no tomorrow etc etc.

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          • #50
            More filling and sanding today.

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            • #51
              Starting to come together, pal. So .... give up how you did the sail dishing, already!

              David
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #52
                Etched both sides of the brass sheet. On the rear I etched a grid pattern then used the end of a paint brush to press the brass against a flat surface. Instant dishing!

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                • #53
                  Sanding and filling, sanding and filling, sanding and filling etc etc and then repeat.

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                  • #54
                    Hello HardRock, You have indeed made very good and FAST results. Indeed a high working pace. I am impressed!

                    WBR Tirfing

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                      Etched both sides of the brass sheet. On the rear I etched a grid pattern then used the end of a paint brush to press the brass against a flat surface. Instant dishing!
                      Slick! I'm gonna steal that idea.

                      David
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • #56
                        More work on the torpedo tube outer doors today.

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                        • #57
                          Sanding & filling x many times gives result. This looks very good. Wonderful !

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                          • #58
                            Getting closer.
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                            • #59
                              Finishing the forward lower sensor housing.

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                              • #60
                                Some more work on the sail today.

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