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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:28 pm

first coat of paint is on. WOOOOO! it only took one and a half years to get this far. lol

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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby salmon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:37 pm

that is the beauty of this hobby, she is patient and waits for us to work on her.
If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:37 pm

Yes she is! Although since the plug is literally falling apart, I fear her patience has run out. I wrapped it in foil backed duct tape, and I am currently fiberglassing the hull how.

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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:00 pm

I am almost finished with the first layer of fiberglassing. I did the front and rear parts of the top half today, and will do the center section tomorrow along with the leading edge of the bow and stern!

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Hopefully I will have more tomorrow!
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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:12 pm

More work done today. This big beast takes some time to lay up. I finished the top half of the boat, and now will glass the leading edge of the stern and bow tomorrow and the first layer will be on.

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And here is with the tower sitting on top.

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Re: 1/32nd scale IXD2 U-181

Postby the dark knight » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:00 am

And....... I am happy to report the first layer of fiberglass is now on the hull! Finished the bow and stern today.

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