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1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:06 pm

alrighty ladies and gentelmen. im starting compleatly over from scratch on my IXD2 since i relised in my horor this afternoon that the frame lines i have are the wrong size! :oops: so.. i went back to the printer and scale my lines to the correct size. my first hull lines were 3/4 of an inch to small. so after doing the math, my hull will be around 9 3/8" wide and about a half inch short of 9 ft. does this sound right to any one else before i waste more foam? thanks!

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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby JWLaRue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:28 pm

DK,

Your numbers are very close.....

In 1/32nd scale a Type IXD2 would have a maximum beam of 9.227 inches and an LOA of 107.775 inches (8.98 feet).

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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby greenman407 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:35 am

I see that you just registered as a member very recently........Welcome and looking forward to keeping myself up to date on your progress on your build! :D
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:03 pm

so, i finally got off my but and got back to this project this afternoon. here is the progress so far. it isnt much, but its a start!

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ive decided to start amid-ships and work my way out! enjoy!
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:55 pm

well, ive roughed in part of the hull so far today. i know there are things to fix, im going to start on the bow right now. then ill smooth out the plug.
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i have a 2 gallon kit of rebound 25 molding rubber and was thinking of detailing the plug, and making a mold... or should i lay the fiberglass on the plug (after sealing it), and detail the fiberglass hull?
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby Thor » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:57 pm

lay glass up over the foam. Pull a quicky mold off of that. Lay up a really nice thick hull to detail up out of the quicky mold. Makes life a LOT easier. detailing raw glass layed up over foam can be very tricky. It is usually full of pores and filler. It is best to scribe and detail on a good surface or gel coat.
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:02 pm

gotcha!!! thanks thor!!! was hoping for your input! thanks. :D
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby sam reichart » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:46 pm

is that an iron man bust I see behind the hull?
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:01 pm

i am also sculpting war machine and iron man helmets too. they will be wearable :wink: thats my other hobby!
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:27 am

well! i don't know why i put this project off for 5 years. sheesh! in 2 days i have the hull roughed in. tomorrow i will finish the tip of the bow and the stern, then start sanding the rest of the hull and making the plug half way presentable. 8)

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are there frame lines for the late war IXC/IXD2 conning towers? if not, no biggie. i can do it with spare ABS i have here.
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby sam reichart » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:48 am

the dark knight wrote:i am also sculpting war machine and iron man helmets too. they will be wearable :wink: thats my other hobby!

interesting hobby. what's the material you're using for the mask masters?

interesting critter in the background of the last shot. where'd you get that?
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:33 am

:lol: the critter is a stuffed animal i bought years ago as a present for my girlfriend. bought it in tennasee. im actualy building the whole suit from scratch. will be fiberglass for now for the suit, the helmet after i mold it will be cast in rotocast resin for weight. but the masters are a paper armature i assembled then fiberglassed. now im using bondo to fill, smooth and detail the masters.
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby Jeffrey J » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:40 pm

make sure your plug is protected with a barrier before any resin is applied................... a MUST !!!
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:08 pm

havent decided what to use to do that yet... ive seen the duct tape method, but was curious what other options there are.
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby Thor » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:50 pm

If you use epoxy, no barrier coat is needed.
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