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3D printed 1/72nd scale Los Angeles class submarine

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  • 3D printed 1/72nd scale Los Angeles class submarine

    The LA files from The Nautilus Drydocks in 1/72 scale printed in PLA+. 5-1/2" beam. 60" long. Its a good looking boat. I will seal it inside and out with high fill polyurethane primer.

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  • #2
    Where did you get the stand? I'm looking for one for my 1/72 Skipjack........................

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    • #3
      Yeah, it is just a foam Robart plane caddy.

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      • #4
        NIce print, now what is going on with the Typhoon in the background?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by coryhenry View Post
          NIce print, now what is going on with the Typhoon in the background?
          That is an epoxy fiberglass hull pulled from a set of molds that my friend Darrell Sprayberry has. Him and another guy made the molds years ago. I am waiting on the resin appendages but basically it is a future project.

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          • #6
            I taped the openings from the outside and then sloshed polyurethane primer inside to seal it up and added the stern plane yokes. She's ready to start filling and priming.

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            • #7
              Lol. I had a knot removed from my thumb.

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              • #8
                Sanded with 80 grit it is now ready for some Evercoat Rage filler and then a coat of PU primer. There is a good possibility that I could have this one ready for the regatta in Cohutta next month as well.

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                • #9
                  Ready for primer.

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                  • #10
                    First coat of Finish 1 Polyurethane high fill primer is on and it looks good. Lots of sanding ahead.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named
                      Gut that thing!

                      David
                      Lol! That's a good one.

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                      • #12
                        Second coat of primer is on. Turned out great. Only minor sanding required and then I will paint it.

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                        • #13
                          That is really coming along nicely!
                          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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                          • #14
                            Which way are you going to cut it?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by coryhenry View Post
                              Which way are you going to cut it?
                              It's a bayonet style hull so it already separates in two places. One just ahead of the sail and this one aft.

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