Banner Ad 1

The tail of four 212's

This is the place to post your submarine build- ups.

The tail of four 212's

Postby Bigdave » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:36 pm

Looking for a suitable hull to test my micro cylinder in I came across a kit I had purchased for scale detail.
It is a Revell 1/144 Type 212.
Thus starts my short build I call the tale of four 212's. :D
It's no secret my favorite boat to run is the 212.
They handle like my Mini Cooper. Like they are on rails. :mrgreen:
And anything with an X tail I am so there.
My first 212 was the 1/96 hull my good friend Steve Neill was making for a while.
One of the smoothest fiberglass molding jobs I have ever seen.
Smooth as glass. Ha!
My second 212 was the 1/48 scale hull sold by ARkmodel.
My third 212 was my 1/72 scale Engel kit.
So when I came across the 1/144 kit in my kit pile I quickly grabbed the box and pulled out the hull to attempt the insertion of my MD1 cylinder.
I had good hopes it would fit even with the hull being only 16" long.
One thing about the 212 is although is stubby it is big in girth.
I was delighted to see my 1.5"x 11" MD1 fit with hopefully enough room to add ballast or foam to trim the boat out.
So I have set about trying to make this a working sub.
It has been a project not for the faint of heart.
The X-tail linkages have turned out to be quite the miniature fabrication project.
I was remembering reading someone complaining about no room to work on the Engel kit linkages and thinking try 1/144 scale. Ha! :roll:
So far I have the cylinder mounted, got how the hull will open sorted out, and the X tails working.
It should be such a fun boat to run.
Fingers crossed. BD.
Image
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2846
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Bigdave » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:27 am

Here is a very bad quality video of the X tails working.
(Sorry my old iPad takes crappy close ups) :oops:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=yout ... ata_player
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2846
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Bigdave » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:33 am

Here is a photo of the tail linkages inside of the sub.
I tried to get a size comparison with the glasses.
Image
You can also see from the other photo how I split the hull.
Sort of like a side Z cut. The bow is the same with the nose attached to the port side hull half.
Image
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2846
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby bwi » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:40 am

Wow……this is almost neurosurgery....very impressive to accomplish this in a 400 mm sub….congrats.
grtz,
Bart
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
]"Samuel Smiles"
bwi
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:25 pm
Location: Belgium

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Bigdave » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:41 pm

Thanks.
Here are a few more photos of the project.

Image

Image

Image
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2846
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Greg W » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:53 pm

she looks real good BD, I hope to see her run on sunday
Greg W
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 89
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:29 pm
Location: Rochester,NY

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby SteveNeill » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:07 pm

Hey! That looks great as usual BD. Will actually be in this section again soon after all this time building an OTW WW1 boat. More on that later this month.

It's been nearly a year now since Gilly passed away and the dust has settled.

Miss you Dave,

Steve
User avatar
SteveNeill
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 508
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: LA

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Bigdave » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:51 pm

Hey Steve,
Can you PM me your current email address.
I have tried your old one and it keeps bouncing back.
I have a present for you. :mrgreen: BD.
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2846
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Giovanni » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:43 am

Steve,
Welcome back!
Hope you find a fellow bubblehead in your vicinity.
Can't wait to see your next project.
Kind regards,
Giovanni

Alexander Engel 1/48th scale Gato
Graupner MC-19 radio converted to 75MHZ

"Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real." — Jules Verne
User avatar
Giovanni
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 212
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:03 am
Location: Alameda, California

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby SteveNeill » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:19 pm

Thanks so much! It's good to be back!

Steve
User avatar
SteveNeill
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 508
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: LA

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Thor » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:03 pm

Welcome back, Steve! Now get to work and post something!!!

Matt
User avatar
Thor
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 703
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:01 pm
Location: United States

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Bigdave » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:00 pm

I have it on good authority Matt that Steve will in fact be doing just that.
Sounds like a great subject he will be building too.
I miss my morning a coffee and reading Steve's new build posts. :mrgreen: BD.
David Welch
Commodore SR-8

Image


"Eat your pudding Mr Land". "I ain't sure it's puddin" James Mason-Kirk
Douglas, 20K
User avatar
Bigdave
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 2846
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:33 am
Location: Rochester NY

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby JWLaRue » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:00 pm

I also asked Steve if he'd consider getting back into writing some of his sub building columns...which I am very happy to say he has agreed to do. :D

-Jeff
Rohr 1.....Los!
User avatar
JWLaRue
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 3871
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 1994 6:00 pm
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby SteveNeill » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:06 pm

That's true I just heard from Bob at OTW and he told me it was OK to tell the folks here about his latest kit. The R class WW1 British boat. An R-10. It's a real beauty too.

Starting build thread later today with pictures of the kit you get to see here first on SC. The very best home for the model submarine! ;)

Steve
User avatar
SteveNeill
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 508
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: LA

Re: The tail of four 212's

Postby Thor » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:40 pm

That warms my heart, my friend! You have been gone too long. I, too, am looking forward to the morning installments of "What did Steve do last night?"

Matt
User avatar
Thor
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 703
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:01 pm
Location: United States

Next

Return to Builder Threads

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users