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Dumas Akula Parts

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Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Rogue Sub » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:11 am

Since I have always loved experimenting with the Dumas Akula I have been working on a upgrade kit that will allow the user to convert it to an X tail submarine. Should make for an interesting driving sub for sure. I also have to admit I was partially inspired by Wayne Freys conversion of his Akula. They are not meant to look scale but instead are designed to give extreme maneuverability.
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On the other had one of my new Canadian buddies Ian has been hounding me for a scale like upgrade kit to keep appearances up. So I folded.

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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Rogue Sub » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:09 pm

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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Bigdave » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:18 am

Cool idea my friend!! 8)
X-tails are the Bomb!!! :wink:
Turn on a dime and give you 5 cents change.
I made a scale set of surfaces for the Akula that was sold by Subtech years back and it looked good, but the small size made it handle slugishly. (Is that a word?) :lol:
I have 5 X-tail subs and love them!! :D
BTW-Did you take up playing with Lego's again?? :mrgreen: Sorry!! BD.
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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Rogue Sub » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:53 pm

Yeah I have been pulling them out one set at a time and will mount them up on my akula. I think I will give it a marvin the martian style paint job for fun :wink:

I remember trying to get a set of your upgrade fins back when i first started this hobby :) I plan to overcome some of the loss of control with a full flying lower rudder. Had to do it on my Alfa just so it wouldnt suck to drive. What problems did you notice exactly so I can try and get rid of them before I move to final molds.

Legos..yeah I find I really like them for making molds. Very consistent mold shapes which work out good for me when making two part molds.
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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Bigdave » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:11 pm

Don will like the paint scheme for sure. :mrgreen:
I put plug in plexy extentions on my surfaces and it turned OK.
With the X-tails you should not need anything. :D BD.
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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Rogue Sub » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:45 pm

here is a small update. Finished the masters and molded the soks array fins. Time to finish up the appendages.
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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Rogue Sub » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:34 pm

The Dumas Akula now has its own section with a package deal
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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Rogue Sub » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:41 pm

Here are some pictures preparing for the second part of the mold for the Dumas Akula X tail and then the final mold for the X tail.

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Re: Dumas Akula Parts

Postby Rogue Sub » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:49 pm

Finished the intermediate mold for the "scale" appendages and cast three of them up to be modified to make my rudders and stern planes.

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