At last I have a moment to post some catch up pictures.
For those who have frequented the Subpirates site for the last few years, most of these photos will be repeats from when I was a member and posting there regularly.
In order (I hope), you'll see the mold making process minus the messes I made in the process.
First - The making of the of the top and bottom molds.
Second - The hack job version of trying to make a copy of the top side. When I first posted this 2 years ago I got chewed out for my technique (with good reason I learned later) but it was my first attempt at it and I learned a great deal from it. Mistake or no, I learned and that's what mattered to me. The molding of the bottom side went much smoother because of what I'd learned.
From this I learned how to layer fiberglass a little more properly, repair bad castings, effects of filler and a whole bunch more that's been really useful.
So, here is a sampling of some of the work from casting to where it pretty much is today. As you can see in the last photo, I've done some finishing work on the hull to blend the lid and main body together but since then I've not done much. I intend to remedy that.
What no one has seen yet is my paint job on the Static Master version of the sub. I won't be taking anymore moldings of it so I decided to finally do it up and get it so I can mount it on my desk at work. Only a little left to finish on this and it will be done. Mounting of the prop and rear planes really.. maybe one day I'll add lights and a moving prop but who can tell? It'll look better with a shot of clear coat too I think.. take away some of the flatness of the paint.
Oh.. yeah.. Made in Canada so of course it's fully labeled with Canadian markings.
That be all for now..