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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:00 am

Got the flag mounted and touched up some of the flaws. I am also working on a plex spray deflector for the bridge. Does anyone have info on the bridges of the Swedish boats? I thought I saw a photo before in some sort of red color but could be wrong.

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby S Class » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi Darrin

Nacken looks terrific am looking forward to see it painted and on the water,we will no doubt have some comments by our illustrious friend

All the best

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:17 pm

Thanks Bob. Just seeing the dark red on the tower made me realize how big this boat is going to be.

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:30 pm

Got the hull pinned today and did a quick block-in to see where the seam is. Not a bad start. I still need to fabricate the hold down locations so it does not shift while sanding.

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby Thor » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:51 pm

Tom Anderson gave me all of his information on the Swedish boats. I'll see what is there on the bridges.
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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:26 am

Thanks Matt.
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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:49 pm

Blocking out the hull seam and filling the minor imperfections. Still needs some tuning and then its on to the hull details. I like seeing it in a darker color. I can see the imperfections and details better in the dark red over primer gray.


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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:48 pm

Started the subs tail bearing. 60# renn first, then an 1/8" sheet of G10. Inside is a recess for the oilite bushing and a nylon washer. Makes for a nice fit. Will be bonded to the rear of the hull with acrylic adhesive.



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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:06 pm

Turned a quick bearing carrier for the front of the shaft. Alignment after the tube is done.


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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:14 pm

Getting the boat ready for the West Coast Sub Run. Prop hub is bonded and so is the front bearing block. Wanted to have everything in 1 color for display. Another shot of the monster prop.

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:04 pm

Just turned a tube for the piston tank rod. Used PVC from the home store. Very fun to machine this stuff.

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Mon May 05, 2014 12:32 am

Got some paint on the tower today. Did a few black variations based on photos. Also painted the lettering using vinyl decals for paint masks. Worked really well.
The 3 crowns roundel is now only yellow but the blue will be painted on after everything fully dries.
You can also see some details at the nose of the sail. Interesting add on parts and a light blue funnel thingy.

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby salmon » Mon May 05, 2014 3:39 am

The photos are great, but seeing this beast in person was extra special!
Darrin, thank you also for the tip on the quad copter, Sam is loving it!
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: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Mon May 05, 2014 10:26 am

Thanks and good to hear on the quadcopter.

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Re: OTW NACKEN BUILD HMS Neptun

Postby dhffr » Mon May 05, 2014 11:06 pm

Just got the blue on the insignia. I'm really happy with the results. This is all paint. No stickers and the lines are just as crisp. About 6 hours work just for the lettering and insignia. Also added the darker black which I believe is some sort of sealant. This is a photo from 1984 and shows the sub ready for a repaint which is how I am going to model mine. The colors are subtle on camera but look nice outside.

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