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What's on everyones workbench-2009

Postby Wayne Frey » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:10 am

2009 is on us!!
Post your projects here, and don't forget the build threads section and videos!
Let's see them!

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Postby GreyAkula52 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:45 am

To The "Big Boys" Out There....... Here Is A "Singularity Of Question". Ask Yourself.... "That Whooshing Sound"....
Is It Off My Stern? Or On Bearing Off My Port Quarter Dead Ahead?
Hummmmm. .......Do I Feel Lucky? Or Is He That Good To Find Me?

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Postby Vanguard UK » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:51 pm

My project for this year is an OTW Vanguard - in the process of builiding the WTC.
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Postby Rogue Sub » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:56 pm

alright Wayne. Its exciting to see youve started the Akula!
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Postby tsenecal » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:42 pm

what's on my workbench for 2009 is to get a new workbench in a new workshop in a new house.

new house: check
unfinished basement: check
r/c stuff successfully moved: check

next step: the workshop
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Postby g2tiger » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:35 pm

I am working on a Revell Gato which with the help of many will hopefully be a model of the USS Cod. We will see. I hope to get wet sometime in the spring.

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Postby U812 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:42 pm

Nothing! Not a darn thing. Can you believe it? I can't.

I want to build a U-47 if I can find one someone gave up on a a low price.

It's enough (actually it would be enough if I had a darn boat to build) these days to keep the bills paid but I really want something on my bench.

So I'm working on it.


Postby aquadeep » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:19 pm

I have a gamet of projects going on and it alot of fun!

The Red Dragon just finished

A new arival and very very antisapated Neptune SB-1 that is amazing! 8)

And 3 caseing builds all in my little shop ,tight like a sub!

Oh well must stay busy or I would go nuts and that would get the Admirall angry,she is that way bless her hart!

What a wife that loves my hobby! Thank God :D

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Postby expfcwintergreen » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:57 pm

2 main projects:
1) Finish detail/paint PARCHE
2) Revell GATO fleet snorkel conversion (PM sail/gunslinger)

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Postby Akula971 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:57 pm

U812 wrote:Nothing! Not a darn thing. Can you believe it? I can't.

I want to build a U-47 if I can find one someone gave up on a a low price.

It's enough (actually it would be enough if I had a darn boat to build) these days to keep the bills paid but I really want something on my bench.

So I'm working on it.


Well I've got a SWM Trafalgar to finish, an Engel Akula and and Eden Akula to repair. Got lots of time since being made redundant.

I know that U812 has very good skills when it comes to building from scratch. So here is a challenge for you. Make a small static sub for as little money as possible. I once saw a plan for a freescale nuclear sub, that had a water pump ballast tank, you know, draws air in through the periscope, slightly positive buoyant. It was in either model boats or marine modeling. It had no real detail, just two little teardrop halves glued together with a simple Sail atop. Just how cheap can it be? An ideal starter sun in these recessionary times.
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Postby junglelord » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:17 pm

Its my birthday today, the 23rd.

I cannot say how happy I am for having my new sub thanks to my Dad and Stringfly.

MY Seawolf is waiting it maiden voyage....along with my new Seaview

I want a Gato and to finish my second Seaview.
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Postby greenman407 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:02 pm

Still working and modifying the Albacore and the Seaview(52"). Have recently started another builders thread on the scaleships Oscar and a static model of the Revell Gato. If I like the finished product I may think about converting it to R.C.(Big Dave rcabs?) Will purchase the new Lindburg Japanese sub from Caswell and who knows.



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Postby ConcreteTurtle » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:59 am

I'm with Wayne, 1/96th Akula all the way.


I only hope mine turns out as nicely as his!

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Postby xxl » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:23 pm

put the subs off for a bit

Working on a Stihl 660 chainsaw love the thing :)
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Postby Jeffrey J » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:05 pm

Think I finally got this straight, here is a photo of my current project and some other subs from the past. Jeff J

another photo with the poll out and the hull cleaned up. ... id=2481698

more progress today, now the hull is clean and ready to start. ... id=2483573
one things for sure, they won't be expecting us......... S/C#258
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