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Project 641 Foxtrot Update

Postby herrmill » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:09 pm

Here's an update from the weekend's work.

Someone earlier on SP stated it looked like a "long skinny turd" & that does bear some resemblance in the first photo showing the plug sitting in the cradle used for building the Kilo.

More to come...

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Postby Albion » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:21 pm

Coming on nicely, looks like it will be fast, if a little uncontrolable :lol:
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Postby SteveNeill » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:32 pm

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Postby Sub culture » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:23 pm

The third prop directly behind the rudder should help it turn a lot tighter than a Type XXI. Does anyone know if the outer shafts are parallel or splayed out at angles like a Type XXI.
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Plating

Postby herrmill » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:55 pm

Rick sent in several test shots as he starts on the hull plating & oil canning.

Once again these are initial test shots to get an idea on how best to replicate the actual plating of the Foxtrot. Final detail photos will be forthcoming once he is satisfied with the look.


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Postby herrmill » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:10 pm

Dimensions are 49" x 3-7/8"

Regarding your other questions, please contact Rick directly so we keep this thread OT.

Here's a sketch showing the issues he had with the drawings.

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Postby herrmill » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:53 pm

Here's one showing today's progress on the plating.

Check out those toys below & to the rear. 8)

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Postby herrmill » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:56 pm

Here's a one showing the difference between the Fox & Kilo.

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Postby herrmill » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:27 pm

Photos of the final stern shape before plating.

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Postby herrmill » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:25 pm

Boy, does this guy work fast! :D

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Postby Albion » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:54 pm

looks good, going to be very elegant, in a trampy kinda way
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Project 641 Foxtrot Update - Bow Correction

Postby herrmill » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:24 pm

Some more work done on the bow today to add some final texture of the sonar fairings and made the bottom of the bow straight. The plans showed the bottom with more of a bulb.

I wanted to thank Gantu who was kind enough to forward several new drawings over the weekend.

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Postby herrmill » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:35 pm

Here's another to round out the day showing the start on the tower.

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Postby Bill Harris » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:56 am

What a beautiful boat! I was just thinking that it would be nice if Trumpeter came out with a "smaller" scale to convert, but then I realized that this sub is only 49" long. I guess I'd been following the 1:72 Seawolf too closely and was thinking this would have been a monster, too.

My first "trainer" sub is a Trumpeter Seawolf and I was thinking about a larger WWII sub (Type VII, Gato, etc) for my second, but I do believe this will be my second boat.

I'll be back...

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Postby herrmill » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:59 am

Great to see your interest, Bill!

If you'd like to see some of the reference photos & drawings Rick is using to build this kit, email me or send a PM & I'll be happy to add you to the distribution list.

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