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Re: 1/72nd scale alfa class ssn

Postby the dark knight » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:18 pm

Thanks Matt! I downloaded and read the instructions. I think I will steal your set up for the dive planes and rudder linkages in the tail as well! Thursday I am going over to my parents place in St. Louis and hit up some of my favorite hobby shops for a few small things to finish this boat.
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Re: 1/72nd scale alfa class ssn

Postby the dark knight » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:32 pm

More work on Alfa today. I resprayed the black on the upper rear of the hull to fix runs I had from spraying the red. I then painted the rest of the water line and clear coated it. I also stuck a 1/8th inch brass rod in the hole I cast in for the future prop shaft. The reason? So I can have the prop sit on the rear of the boat, and give me some encouragement!

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Since it will be warm here today and tomorrow I am trying to get as much painting done as I can before it gets cold again.
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Re: 1/72nd scale alfa class ssn

Postby the dark knight » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:17 pm

Okay, so I should have this bad boy done very soon! This last weekend I purchased all the hardware needed to finish Alfa mechanically. I have oilite bearings on order, should be here in a few days. I got a Dumas 3/16th stainless steel drive shaft I will install once the bearings arrive. Then hook the linkages up for the dive planes and rudders. Then all I should need are a few electronic parts and she will be in the water.
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Re: 1/72nd scale alfa class ssn

Postby Jeffrey J » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:11 am

Wow Jon,
I can't get over the fact you scratch built this, i seen earlier pics. when you started, but man, this sub is really coming together. Very nice work. Your getting me motivated. thanks Jeff Jones
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Re: 1/72nd scale alfa class ssn

Postby the dark knight » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:32 pm

Thanks Jeff! I look forward to seeing your Sturgeon finished. :D
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