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2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby TMSmalley » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:29 pm

I have been lazy the last couple of years. I have a couple of projects to work on but family and other obligations have taken me away. No More!!!
1) Fix cracked turtleback of my 32nd P Type XXIII.
2) Work on Argonaut Jr. model. So far hull is cut out and portholes are done. Still need frames etc.

How about you???!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby raalst » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:40 am

working sonar.

ultimately build into my ever-under-construction CB hull.
it should be imaging (and requires ship-to-shore transmission via the CB periscope).
currently a side scan sonar seems feasible. It should be a bit more capable than a simple
fishfinder.

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it is a bloody interesting subject to waste a few hours on.
However, I might be tempted to build a surface vessel as
an experimentation platform first.
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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby tabledancer » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:22 pm

I have been lazy also,matter of fact so lazy and busy that I contracted another ship yard to do some of the more complex work on the WTC and front dive plane retract mechanism.But the good news is I am shooting for a launch date in the early spring for the much talked about Thor Type XXI.Oh bye the way,I think that all my parts have arrived at the yard,I hope.





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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby fgroza » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:05 pm

Subcontract!!! This is a major rebuild of a really screwed up WTC. As for the dive planes retract drive, I do not take credit as I used Kevin Mcloud's design, just modified it to fit ...... If this thing works, it will be a miracle. We should know by Friday.
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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby tabledancer » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:13 am

Oh well!!!!!!!!!!! :oops: :lol: :wink:






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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby KevinMc » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:43 am

Careful there Frank - I've never heard anything good said about that Kevin Mcloud guy. :shock: On the other hand, Kevin McLeod's bowplane design is still going strong after 5 years in the water! 8)

As for me, I'm deeply embroiled in a rocket-science experiment whose end goal is still to add operable cruise missiles to my OSCAR. My daughter's decided that this sub stuff is pretty fun and now wants a boat of her own so I've also been trying to figure out what we can make for her.
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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby Bigdave » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:37 am

Hey!
I have heard rumors of the KevinMc guy!! :roll: :shock: :lol:
One should steer clear of him for sure!! :mrgreen:
Unless he is harboring a secret stash of BUTTER TARTS!! :wink:
Then let the tropedos fly and take no prisoners!! BD.
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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby tabledancer » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:48 pm

Frank,does this mean if the retract mechanism doesn`t work that we can blame Kevin :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Maybe we can get a few more people involed in this if we try hard enough!







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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby fgroza » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:51 pm

Kevin,
Sorry for the typo. The retract planes are installed and the hull is on it's way back to PA. Photos will follow. It is adjustable in all directions and compact in size. All parts are made from hobby shop items, nothing really fancy-- Kevin designs for ease of use and reliable usage. The hardist part to figure out was the clearence issue on the top of the ball links. Silver soldered a stainless set screw to the ball---WHAM smack in the head.

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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby Rogue Sub » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:13 am

Im against blaming anyone named Kevin!
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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby GreyAkula52 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:22 pm

Well, Work Is Starting Anew On The Missile Boat!

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And The Akula K-267 :wink:

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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby Captain Nemo12 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:52 pm

Here's what I've been up to, scratchbuilt Type VIIb U-boat:

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Been working on this beat on and off for a few years now :rolleyes:, the plan is to have full working torpedoes and periscope mechanism installed one day. I might do a build thread if there is enough interest.

I do post my progress occasionally on my blog, you can check out the build here:

http://eisernwolf.blog.com/

Cheers!

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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby tabledancer » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:44 am

Hey everybody,I finally got my Thor XXI in the water and trimmed,it`s been about 100,000 miles of bad road but now all systems are go and I get get to detailing the c/t and hull before the paint is applied.I have a lot of people to thank that helped in one way or another.So a big thankyou to Frank,Ron,Myles,Kevin,The GODFATHER and Matt. :) :lol: :D :wink:





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Re: 2011 What's on your workbench???

Postby Tommydeen » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:55 am

refit the Alpha.... and would like to start work on a 1/72nd foxtrot if i could get my hands on one
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