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Question about Fulton's Nautilus

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Postby Robert » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:25 pm

I just got the Cottage Industries resin kit of this nifty sub. Before I paint it up though I really would like to know what the construction of it was. Was it copper clad wood? Steel? I just looked around the web but didn't find any details on the construction. I thought I once read somewhere that it was copper plating, but I'd appreciate any comments people here have about what it was made from, for paint color purposes.

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Postby aeroengineer1 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:39 pm

I just did a search on google images, and all the ones that I saw showed a copper/bronze finish to them.

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Postby TMSmalley » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:52 pm

Here is a shot of an RC Fulton Nautilus.
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Postby Robert » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:57 pm

Thanks. What I'm really looking for is some printed reference. Copper alone would be too flexible I think which made me think copper clad wood. But if I'm completely wrong it could also have been iron, or ironclad wood.

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Aha, I found a single reference in the book Exploring the Deep Frontier. It says it was copper hulled. So I'll probably shoot the kit with Tamiya metallic copper then wash/overspray with Tamiya bronze (which looks more like gunmetal if you ask me) to weather it.

It's a nice little kit, and reasonably priced.




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Postby Crazy Ivan » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:11 pm

Copper plating over an Iron frame.

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