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Postby Andmac » Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:43 am

Hello to everyone,
Please visit the Deep Down website via the link below and enjoy the pics taken x3 of a converted USS Darter (Ex-Engel Kit). The pics show the 'Operation Petticoat' R/C pink submarine USS Sea Tiger. Also, note that the conning tower is a complete scratchbuild to match the USS Balao submarine configuration filmed in 1959 with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.
http://graysubs.tripod.com/home_page.htm

All the best from Australia
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Postby STARK » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:37 pm

Nice work Andrew, ever get pushed down and you sub taken away :p , no just kidding!!!!

Have you ever seen Genes 1/32 scale GATO painted in pink?

Like your's very cool! And if you see Gary, Tell em Brian said Hi.

I would like to see some more close up shots.

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Postby Andmac » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:48 am

Thanks Brian,

You will not believe it but the pink submarine is my wife Robyns' submarine. My job was to merely convert and paint the submarine to resemble a replica of the USS Sea Tiger. My wife chose the pink submarine as every one else on the lake has no excuse to keep out of her way given the striking pink colour.
As you may be aware some ladies (My wife in particular) has difficulty with right and left or port and starboard directions. The pink submarine gets a laugh and it is always a hit on sail days. I have only seen pictures of Gene's 1/32 boat that you mentioned and it looks terrific. It actually inspired me to do one of my own for my wife. I would like to send you some pictures however because of file size you will need to provide an email address for the sending of close-up Jpegs.

Regards Andrew and Robyn (In Queensland Australia)
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Postby STARK » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:20 am

Ok, send them to me and I will place them up here for you!

Oh yea Gene's Boat blew me away when I first saw her, then one nice sunny Sunday afternoon, THE PINK SEA TIGER hit the surf, Holy Cow it was ssssweettt, to see her in person, a photo anit' poop!!, This boat was a total scratch build , except for the hull you might think, but took the man some time to correct aswell,

The Glory day's of my introduction to the world of R/C sub's , and to have that boat in my face, was a pure treat!

I helped him carry her every time he needed help and I were around! One heavy Mother too! His MASTER WORK mide you!, Has made me strive to do the best I can when making any replica of a model..

She now sits nestled safely in the rafters of his garage, I would say once a year you see a 32nd Parallel Hull for sale.

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Postby STARK » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:11 am

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For a closer study go to my Homepage Guy's.

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Postby STARK » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:18 am

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I had to due two posts, error message of more photos than allowed came up!

Andrew sent these to me, The pink boat, is his wife's Robyn's, and he did become inspired from Gene's sub! He Has two boats if I read it right!! Enjoy

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Postby Andmac » Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:25 pm

Thanks Brian for posting_looks great.

Yes - I have two operational RC boats. The U571 (Ex-U47 Robbe) and USS Sea Tiger. Future RC boats include the Nautilus 66" (Bob Martin Hull) and Seaview (80" De Boer Hull).

All the best. Enjoy.
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Postby Boss subfixer » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:29 pm

Andrew and Brian,
Would you mind if I down loaded the Seatiger pictures from Brians home page to my hard drive so I can better see the details for the conning tower? I have been working on a 1/48th scale balao my self and I'm interested in seeing how others show these details.
Thanks in advance.
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Postby Andmac » Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:27 am

Go ahead Don and download pics. It is a pleasure to help others and enjoy the hobby. Brian did a good job in posting (thanks again for assist) a selection of pics showing the basic conversion to the Balao tower. Good luck with your own 1/48 scale project.
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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:07 am

Thank You sir,
I like to see how others accomplish the details of their boats, maybe get a feel for how it was done. This helps me to make sure I'm on the right track with mine. You can visit my home page to see some of my progress.
Thanks again.
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