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Postby D Manley » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:33 pm

Well, it has been quite a while since I announced the choice of my next submarine kit and so it is about time I started working on it!
So tomorrow I start working on the hull for the new 1/96 scale Sierra kit.
I will try to figure out how to post pics here as I go so people can follow the progress.
Stay tuned!

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Postby Novagator » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:11 pm

Good stuff, I was just thinking about the sierra the other day. Here I thought you were going to say it was done.

as for hosting photos, try www.photobucket.com or if you have a webpage here, just up load them.
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Postby D Manley » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:17 pm

I have just taken the hull from the lathe and it is time to separate the halves, man, this thing is Fat!
It is more than an inch wider than my trenchant or Lafayette.
I t has a long conning tower too, 9”
I will be shaping the deck tonight and working on the conning tower tomorrow.
I forgot how much fun this was, feels good to be doing a new sub again!
Will post photos soon, when I have something good to show

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Postby D Manley » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:34 pm

ok, here goes, let see if i can get a pic here.

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i give up, but i was able to post them here...


http://www.wmunderway.8m.com/cgi....art=0#6

sorry about the size and the blur, im still learning to use my new camera.
I put my blueback in the backroung to give a feel of size.

Dave

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Postby bcliffe » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:05 am

Dave,

It didn't work based on a minor typo. The trailing IMG should be preceed by a backslash. i.e. [/IMG]

An easier method then writing the html source yourself is to hit the Image button ... add the url, and presto, it generates the data for you.


That's no small boat your making. Looks good.

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Postby D Manley » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:34 pm

Thanks Ben!
I will try it again on the next round of pics and I will make them smaller too!

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Postby U812 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:02 pm

Dave! She looks great. Glad to see you back at it. And it was great to talk to you yesterday!

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Postby TMSmalley » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:05 pm

Fantastic Dave. I am going to want one of those!
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Postby D Manley » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:48 pm

Thanks guys, I have been working on my Japanese destroyer kit off and on for the last 9 months or so and that has been fun but this is the first new sub work I have done in a long time and Im getting really excited about it.
I think that if I ever put a camera in a sub, this will be the one that gets it, this bad boy is fat!
At this time I am sanding the gel coated hull master in preparation of priming it with about 6 good layers of sanding primer, this will allow me to scribe in the lines but not cut into the wood itself.

It was good talking to you too Steve!
Remember, if you are ever down here, you have to come by the house and hang out!

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Postby D Manley » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:36 am

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Just finished shaping the tailcone today, so I taped it on and took some pics.
I changed the pics from 8" to 6" in photo editor so I think they should fit this time.

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Postby tsenecal » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:23 pm

dave,

that is a fantastic looking IId in the background there... can you send me any info you have regarding the conning tower?

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Postby D Manley » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:05 pm

Image

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I taped everything together and took some pics for those interested

Dave :D




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Postby Novagator » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:36 am

Very nice Dave, for you next sub we will have to suggest a more difficult subject for ya. Your are going so fast. :D
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Postby D Manley » Wed May 07, 2008 1:21 pm

these old photos are all I have at this time.
my camera died back in oct of last year, and I have only advanced the project a little farther since then, but I will get some photos up one of these days and they will show some good progress! :D
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Postby Wayne Frey » Sat May 10, 2008 7:58 am

Dave,
Good to see you back!!
Is there a chance you will make the regatta?
Of course, I like the project :)
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