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The great adventure of building a Nautilus! - Here is a attempt at building a Nautilus

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Postby Crazy Ivan » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:13 am

26 inches long, nose to tail.
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Postby Sub culture » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:35 am

Quite a bit bigger than mine then.

I scaled mine twice the size of the AMT/ERTL kit, so it works out at about 17-18" long.

Okay, thread hijack over.

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Postby U812 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:01 am

Steve,

your very welcome!

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Postby Scott T » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:25 pm

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The pink slugs all they need are slime trails.
Top & bottom of my sub. The one with the
eye is the bottom half.

Finally broke down and purchased a hot wire foam cutter.
Next job is to glue the pieces together. Will probable use
white glue (PVA) unless I stumble onto some 3M-77 others
have used. What stores would you look for this glue at?

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Postby modelnut » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:12 pm

Be very careful about what you glue the foam to. I glued mine to thin plexiglass and it warped.
http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForum/modeltsar.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=275
My second attepmt has stalled in favor of less dusty projects. I will probably resume work in a month or so. Here is what it may look like: http://groups.msn.com/ModelersAndHobbyForum/modeltsar.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=638

I recommend keeping your halves separate and checking them against something you know is flat every now and then.

Good luck!
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Postby Scott T » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:23 pm

ModelNut your progress looks good.
Keep us posted on your progress.

Good advice on the possibility of warping.
It will probably be awhile before I get a
chance to glue the pieces together

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Postby brucethebrush » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:28 pm

Don't know if anyone is watching this thread anymore, but thought I'd add a bit about foam. There was a company called Jiffy Foam who made available polyurethane foam sheets in any thickness and density. I've used the stuff for many years for 1/6th scale figure diorama walls and such. A little messy carving and sanding but smooths out beautifully and can take any based paint. To give it a really tough skin I paint on a layer of Envirotex clear casting resin available at any Hobby Lobby or the like. It soaks in and dries rock hard.
I'm just saying.
Hey, does anyone know if young ladies still fall for going out to the submarine races? Figured you guys would know.
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