Travis sent me some pictures of the damage today. It isn’t pretty. So you can see the screw got, well, screwed. The rudder got pushed forward such that the hub broke the forward part of the rudder itself. Travis has the piece that broke off and thinks he can reattach it without it being too noticeable. He is also going to try to remove the screw and duncecap. Let’s hope all goes well.
On another note, Click2Detail (AKA 3Delivered), the people that printed the fairings and detailed sail assembly for me, contacted me about putting my models up for sale on a website they are Beta testing. I have uploaded them, and they are posted, so I think that you can now buy them. You can see them here.https://click2detail.com/browse_products.php
What’s more, remember way back when, when I was thinking about doing the Permit Class display, showing all 14 of the subs in the class in 1/700 scale. Well, I sent the files to add these models to the site as well. I sent them yesterday (Saturday) so they haven’t been posted yet. The images I sent with the STL files are shown below.
This may perhaps be an over simplification, but my earlier research revealed three separate hull lengths (actually two, the double screw of Jack extended it a bit over the longer hulls) and two different sail types within the class. The variations of sails and hulls created four, what I called, Types. (Perhaps, Styles, Designs, Configurations would be better?)
Five different parts were made to make the models (not counting the screw). The aft hull section (gray) is used on all four types. The short forward hull section (cayan) is used on Types 1 and 2. The long forward hull section (green) is used on Styles 3 and 4. The small sail (blue) is used on Types 1 and 4. The large sail (magenta) is used on Types 2 and 3.
I still haven’t decided what to do about the screws. I don’t think PE is an option, unless whoever buys it obtains PE propellers somewhere else. I know, from previous discussions, that at least 2 different screw types were used, but I don’t know what boats used what screw. The web site allows the designer to upload plans and decals (which I plan to do), so at the moment, I’m thinking that I could provide a scaled template of the propeller blades that could be used to print on card stock and cut out. I haven’t tried it, and perhaps there is a reason you can’t, but it seems to me that if you bent the card stock in the shape you wanted it, primed it, sprayed Future on it, and painted it, it would look pretty good. Any thoughts?
As far as I know, (which as you know isn’t much), the only 1/700 Scale permit class is my Type 1. If you want to make the other boats, you are out of luck. What do you guys think? Do you think anybody would want to buy them?
Note too, that the current design is made for the model to be mounted on a vertical surface, for mounting on the wall, so I have holes in the models to accommodate mounting rods. I think it provides a somewhat unique way to display them, especially for long-term modelers, which I am not, who may be lacking shelf space for any more models. But, it limits the buyer’s options. Do you think it would be better to remove the holes and let the buyer drill them if that is what they want?
I would really like to hear your thoughts, and remember that means the good, the bad, and the ugly.