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  • #76
    Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
    Catching up reading here.....really nice work Scott!
    Thks for the etching tutorial

    Those props are awesome....are they home made?

    grtz,
    Bart

    Hi Mate. Good to see you back here. The props are awsome. They appear to be CnC cut from a single block of brass. They are made by RC Subworks in HK. I was looking for a five bladed prop with the vortex disrupter on the back for the Delta when I came upon this photograph:
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    So I thought, why not?

    Meanwhile back in the shed; I have fitted the control horns and rods for the rear planes and rudder.

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    Fitted the prop shafts;
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    Completed the 'Z' cut;
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    And added the flanges to each side of the lower hull.

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    It still looks very rough but I'm confident that it will scrub up OK.

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    • #77
      Spent this afternoon mating the top to the bottom. There is a flange along the rim of the bottom hull that positions the upper part. All seems to fit quite well so far. There are a few areas needing a bit of filler and sanding into shape.
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      I also fitted the stern planes.
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      • #78
        The hull gap is much better now and I have fitted the anchor and rescribed the forward torpedo outer doors.

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        • #79
          Scott. Let me once again credit your work. You are really getting somewhere. ....and in no time!! Good work!

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          • #80
            Thanks Mate. Bashing away again today. The lower hull is finished but there is a lot more to do on the upper half and the sail.

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            • #81
              Well, as Mr Churchill said, "This is not the end".

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              Its not even the beginning of the end....
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              But it is the end of the beginning".

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              • #82
                Not sure about that bow....seems a little bit off compared to the pic below LOL......great job mate.



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                It's a ZULU testplatform for a SONAR type MGK-300

                Grtz,
                Bart

                Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                "Samuel Smiles"

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                • #83
                  Very funny Big Nose!

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                  • #84
                    The hull is mostly finished - with the exception of the railings and antennas.

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                    I'm moving on to the main hatch, emergency buoys and railing next.

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                    • #85
                      Beautiful! How did you add the White lines? Is it decal or just masking and a steady hand?

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                      • #86
                        Its dry transfer stuff. Comes out a bit broken and looking like flaking paint.

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                        • #87
                          That looks great! Well done sir.
                          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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                          • #88
                            Beautiful job! The hull looks very nice!

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                            • #89
                              What to say....think "I hate you" says it all.

                              Grtz,
                              Bignose
                              Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                              "Samuel Smiles"

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                              • #90
                                An enjoyable afternoon in the she making railings.

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                                This might look primitive but I have to tell you that I have messed up more than enough bits of brass over the last few years to know that you have to have a jig to make this work. In my case the jig is a bit of board with the appropriate lines marked off and some speed tape. Measure off, cut, lay out, tape in place, blast with soldering iron. A small point; I have found that the best results come from using lots of flux and not much solder. Use the iron to heat the larger piece of metal and the solder will happily flow onto the smaller peice of metal - don't do it the other way around!

                                Once its all primed and the holes have been drilled in the sail, it looks like this.
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