I show you some pictures taken of the hull, after, de-molding, of the 1:10 Ictineo-II.
This proyect is being carry out for a friend modeler, Antoni Barata, and me.
The difficulties of this proyect, shared between us, make affordable them.
The woks are divided: I did the CAD design, working on the original Monturiol’s plans (courtesy of Barcelona Shipping Museum), composites works, engines and gadgets, and RC stuff. Antoni is a Museum-master craftsman- , and is skillful in wooden and metal works.
The hull is made of epoxy (12 hrs) - fiberglass
The sub is drived by a “Twin Launch Stuart Turner” with air compressed.
This year is the 150th anniversary of the first public appearance of the Monturiol’s Ictineo-I, in Barcelona harbor in 1859, and we hope to have finished the work for September, when the Museum make the Celebration.
I’ll post some pictures with the advance of the works