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Trumpeter 1/144 Gato build

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  • Originally posted by small sub guy View Post



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    Forgot this one
    Good looking stuff. Can you make these pictures larger for these old, tired eyes?

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

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    • Please forgive me for the temporary hijacking of this thread.
      I bult a 1.5 dia sub driver based 99.99% on, He Who Shall Not Be Named's design, (we hope he does not mind).
      The Sub Driver is not complete yet, but it should be soon, (lets hope it works I don't want to do that again).

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      Close up of the forward control surface. I have not figured out the next step.

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        This is a view from the inside unsure if I should make the control surfaces move or fold.

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          I used the motor assy from the Nichimo model I19. I wanted to use a single motor to drive two screws.

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            The start of the conning tower. the Sea Tiger had stairs.
            Only one set of rails, too lazy to make a second set.

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              The 1.5 dia sub driver in place.
              I have not cut the flood holes yet.
              I have the lead weight shaped to the hull and the foam shaped to the sides of the sub.

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                Showing the placement of the fill valve of the ballast tank.
                I decided to use gas, but I did make SAS system (Don't tell H.W.S.N.B.N.).
                Last edited by small sub guy; 05-03-2018, 07:09 PM.

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                • We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.

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                  • Originally posted by small sub guy View Post
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                    Showing the placement of the fill valve of the ballast tank.
                    I decided to use gas, but I did make SAS system (Don't tell H.W.S.N.B.N.).
                    Nice work, sir! Will Seaman Hornsby be featured as guest at the party on deck? Good sound engineering on display here.

                    But, damn! get bigger pictures up there! Are you using a photo hosting site for these? If so, change the file size to fill the screen when you post. Please!

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

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                    • Very impressive work, and in that scale ! 14

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                      • I forgot to post the latest updates
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                        Sea Tiger (way too clean)
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                        opened the rear tubes to eliminate trapped air

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                        Cutting flood holes

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                        Flotation foam in the bow (if you look closely you can see the 1/2oz weight in the starboard inner wall)

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                        Stern flotation foam (the linkage is yet to be connected)

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                        The underside of the deck floatation
                        Last edited by small sub guy; 12-14-2018, 10:42 PM.

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                        • mark,
                          the photos do not show for me.
                          peace,
                          tom
                          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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