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  • 1/48 Type 214 costumer build

    The title says it all. Just got the kit from Bob and all the trimmings. Will start in on it today. Nice kit. Nice boat. And a nice new modular Subdriver. Brilliant system for the ballast system! Stay tuned for lots of fun.

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    Cant wait to see this one Steve. Nice size and like the chunky, conventional tail. I've done enough X tails..

    DH

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
      The title says it all. Just got the kit from Bob and all the trimmings. Will start in on it today. Nice kit. Nice boat. And a nice new modular Subdriver. Brilliant system for the ballast system! Stay tuned for lots of fun.
      Steve,

      "SLOW DOWN" You are pumping out Submarines like crazy! The way it looked the paint was still wet on the Disney Nautilus!

      I like DH, like the design of that boat! It sort of runs along the same lines as the Astute! Looking forward to this one for sure!

      Rob

      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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      • #4
        Hey Steve, I will be following this one closely as I will be putting one of these new MSD's in my Skipjack.

        I still have one of your original Huckebein jet kits, waiting to be made. I always hoped to put a turbine in it with some nice custom retracts, but time runs away! I followed you like mad with all the jets you used to design and build. Good times. Glad to see I'll be following you again with subs.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ffr2608 View Post
          Cant wait to see this one Steve. Nice size and like the chunky, conventional tail. I've done enough X tails..

          DH
          X-Tails!!! Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch,....yada, yada. I like these tails too!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ben1272 View Post
            Hey Steve, I will be following this one closely as I will be putting one of these new MSD's in my Skipjack.

            I still have one of your original Huckebein jet kits, waiting to be made. I always hoped to put a turbine in it with some nice custom retracts, but time runs away! I followed you like mad with all the jets you used to design and build. Good times. Glad to see I'll be following you again with subs.
            Ben that's amazing! I found both of my old kits for the ME P. 1101 and the Huckebein I'm slowly putting together.

            Glad to see you here!

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            • #7
              A bit more done yesterday on the 214. I haven't found much to complain about. The hull is polyester resin. I knew that the minute I started grinding and drilling but very low smell compared to others I have experienced. That means the mixe was catalyzed correctly and not over catalyzed. There were some voids in the gel coat which is typical and easily and quickly repaired by Apoxie Sculpt or Evercoat. But I only found two.

              In looking at the original build from the maker of the kit I noticed he didn't Z cut the deck but rather used and single screw in the bow. You can see it in the pictures on the website if you look close.

              Appendages are a little gappy to make up a word but again easy fixes with Evercoat and a file and sand paper. All the appendages and bearings are secured with Apoxie Sculpt. They are rock solid and true. Very easy to rotate and move.

              More tomorrow.









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              • #8
                A bit more done on the 214. What I did is mount a section of PVC to that piece of thick plastic I placed the day before. I cut it at an angle and glued it in position. I used calibers to determine its needed length. I was within an 8th of an inch of the deck. I then filled in the hallow with Apoxie Sculpt and placed some plastic rap over it and pressed down the deck. This gave me a perfect fit and when set up today I can drill and tap for single screw hold down. The excess will be trimed off for a clean look once the Apoxie sets up.

                The stern end of the deck has a flange and it fits into an Apoxie slot I made. It can't move laterally and is solidly in place.

                Today it's point up the gaps and fit to the filets and hull. Then some scribe correction and she will be ready for primer.

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                • #9
                  The single brass screw holds the deck down so well I can hold it up by the deck. No Z cut needed.

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                  • #10
                    Steve, I am not familiar with Apoxie. Can you post or PM a short endorsement? It sounds like worth having in the shop. I will google it as well.

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                    • #11
                      First of all isn't anyone going to bust my behind for entitling this thread a costume build? LOL! Just caught it. Too many years making costumes for Hollywood.

                      Ben: https://www.amazon.com/Apoxie-Sculpt...s%2C237&sr=8-1 Better than plumbers epoxy. Takes longer to cure. About 4-5 hours. You can actually sculpt back missing parts with this stuff, fill in voids. You can kick it off faster with a hair dryer. You can fill gaps and immediately paint over it. It sticks well too. Great for reconstruction. Don't leave home without it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
                        First of all isn't anyone going to bust my behind for entitling this thread a costume build? LOL! Just caught it. Too many years making costumes for Hollywood.

                        Ben: https://www.amazon.com/Apoxie-Sculpt...s%2C237&sr=8-1 Better than plumbers epoxy. Takes longer to cure. About 4-5 hours. You can actually sculpt back missing parts with this stuff, fill in voids. You can kick it off faster with a hair dryer. You can fill gaps and immediately paint over it. It sticks well too. Great for reconstruction. Don't leave home without it.
                        Hi Steve,

                        We meet again with another question? In your opinion would this Apoxie material be as good as Bondo? I have a problem with Bondo because of the smell it generates in my in home hobby room. I could use it in the garage, but here in AZ we are talking 110 and 120 degree heat to work in. The Albacore that I am restoring has a few issues with the hull and the sail that will require a building agent to repair.

                        Any advice you could throw my way would be helpful! Thanks Steve!

                        Rob

                        "Firemen can stand the heat"

                        PS. I am going to let the master at busting behinds have this one! (DM):-))

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                        • #13
                          It's better than Bondo. They say Bondo isn't water proof but I', not sure about that. David could tell you better about that. Evercoat metal glaze is excellent as a filler and reshaping putty too Rob.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SteveNeill View Post
                            It's better than Bondo. They say Bondo isn't water proof but I', not sure about that. David could tell you better about that. Evercoat metal glaze is excellent as a filler and reshaping putty too Rob.
                            I've got a few 20 year old r/c subs with Bondo. Never an issue. But, if you wish, after sanding the Bondo surface, smear on some thin formula CA to fill the 'grain', then wet sand with #400, prim, sand, and paint if that makes you feel better about any imagined water absorption problems over time Click image for larger version

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                            David
                            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                            • #15
                              Thanks David. So who has the molds to the Albacore I didn't know you mastered. Love seeing these masters under construction. Excellent.

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