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  • Lumpy - Intro

    Hello All and thanks for allowing me to join this forum.

    Thought I would take a moment to introduce myself to you all.

    My name is Kris and I'm from Red Deer, Alberta Canada... eh!

    I'm looking to get started in this whole R/C submarine adventure.

    My daytime job is as a Makerspace Technician at a our local college. I teach students, staff and faculty
    how to us 3D printers, laser cutters (Trotec), soldering, and basic electronics. I don't really consider it work. lol

    I've done R/C car and drones in my past and enjoy the build process.

    I've also built a 1:1 Aluminum R2-D2 that took over 3 years to "complete" and a lifesize Han in carbonite. Bit of a
    Star Wars fan. ;-)

    Anyhoo, I'm here to research and learn and as usual will probably jump in with both feet to get started.

    Cheers!

    Kris aka Lumpy

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    A fellow Canuck!

    Welcome aboard, Lumpy!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lumpy View Post

      I've done R/C car and drones in my past and enjoy the build process.

      I've also built a 1:1 Aluminum R2-D2 that took over 3 years to "complete" and a lifesize Han in carbonite. Bit of a
      Star Wars fan. ;-)

      Anyhoo, I'm here to research and learn and as usual will probably jump in with both feet to get started.
      All I can say is "You're in the right place!"
      We have a wrench to fit every nut.

      "Sub" Ed
      NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.

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      • #4
        Love Star Wars, love subs! I so enjoy the way this hobby makes you think. You will see many skills you have used already will apply here too!

        So, first question is, do you want to pick an existing sub or a Sci-Fi one?

        Peace,
        Tom
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by trout View Post
          Love Star Wars, love subs! I so enjoy the way this hobby makes you think. You will see many skills you have used already will apply here too!

          So, first question is, do you want to pick an existing sub or a Sci-Fi one?

          Peace,
          Tom
          Lol I named my kids Ben and Luke....

          I'm still trying to figure out what to do for my first sub. I like the bigger scale models Engel Typhoon ect and generally the british style nuke subs.
          I've been reading and reading and want to choose a path that is right. I don't want a model that is over my skills level yet I don't like starting
          at a point where i have to upgrade or re-purchase everything along the way (eg. WTC that is transferable between models).

          Lumpy

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lumpy View Post

            Lol I named my kids Ben and Luke....

            I'm still trying to figure out what to do for my first sub. I like the bigger scale models Engel Typhoon ect and generally the british style nuke subs.
            I've been reading and reading and want to choose a path that is right. I don't want a model that is over my skills level yet I don't like starting
            at a point where i have to upgrade or re-purchase everything along the way (eg. WTC that is transferable between models).

            Lumpy
            Got with the OTW 1/100 VANGUARD and their WTC then.

            https://forum.sub-driver.com/filedat...403&type=thumb

            David

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

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            • #7
              It's 1/96 Dude - just sayin (while reaching for kevlar vest).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                It's 1/96 Dude - just sayin (while reaching for kevlar vest).
                LOL. OK then.

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

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