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  • The Official Awesome Sub Photo Contest

    At our last DiveTribe meeting, Bob Gaito shared the success that he had with a boat photo contest over on RC Groups and we were universally excited to see what such a thing could turn into here at the Drydocks forums. If you're a DiveTribe member (and everyone should be!), you can view that archived video on the DiveTribe Home Page. If not, get your butts over to the site and sign up!

    I managed to put a (tiny bit) of though into the structure, so, hey... let's give this a shot, shall we!? A few rules (and these are open for debate or addition):


    Contest Rules:
    1. If you enter a photo, the sub needs to be yours. If you have a cool shot of someone else's boat, hit them up and get them to post it. This will stop people from simply doing internet searches for RC sub pics and winning with them. The only exception is if you built the boat, but it now belongs to someone else, you can still take credit.
    2. Contest duration is 60 days. Entries will be accepted up to March 15th, 2023.
    3. Photos must include a note about the boat's class, scale and owner name.
    4. Contest categories: We're not going crazy here. Three categories is about all we need to keep track of
      1. Most realistic shot: Well I'll be darned if that doesn't look just like the real thing at sea!
      2. Best action shot: Missiles away? Torpedoes LOS? Emergency blow? Let's see some frothy wakes!
      3. Craziest/funniest: Alligator taking a bite of your boat? Post mission damage? Pale, flabby skipper in wet swim trunks doing the walk of shame with a disabled boat?
    5. Prizes: As of right now the only prizes are ultimate bragging rights, but if this turns into something, and if we can get some generous individuals to step up, who knows what might end up going to the winners!?
    6. Winner Selection:
      1. A panel of a handful of independent judges will go through the thread and select the TOP FIVE photos in each category.
      2. The best five photos in each category will be posted up along with a poll that any forum member can vote on ONCE.
      3. The photo with the most votes will be announced as the WINNER!

  • #2
    EXAMPLE PHOTO ENTRY:


    Subject: German Seehund
    Scale: 1/9 (OTW hull)
    Original builder: Ken Griffin
    Repaired, upgraded, tested and trimmed by Bob Martin

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    • #3
      OK, I'll Start it Off


      Subject: Atlantis TS-IX CI-004
      Class: Tourist Sub
      Scale: 1/24
      Builder: Bob Gaito
      Researched, Drawn, Scratch Built (Materials: Polyester GRP and Azek) -by Bob Gaito
      Photographer: Ray Mason

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      • #4
        Subject: USS SHARK SSN-591 "Underneath the Muck"
        Class: SKIPJACK
        Scale: 1:48
        Builder: Ed Tordahl
        Purchased: July 1995. 4 Major refits over her Service Lifetime


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        v/r "Sub" Ed

        Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
        NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
        USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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        • #5
          Subject: U-21
          Class: Type IIB U-boat
          Scale: 1/35
          Builder: Nate He (me)
          Hull scratchbuilt using styrene with a scratchbuilt 3in WTC
          Photographer: Dwayne Hill

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          • #6
            Subject: Nemo's Nautilus "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
            Class: Movie fantasy boat.
            Scale: 1/77th
            Builder: Rob Taylor

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            Rob
            "Firemen can stand the heat."

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            • #7
              Subject: USS ULYSSES S. GRANT SSBN-631 "Underway, making way"
              Class: JAMES MADISON
              Scale: 1:96
              Builder: Ed Tordahl
              Purchased: November 1995.
              3rd major refit

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              v/r "Sub" Ed

              Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
              NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
              USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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              • #8
                Subject: Killers that bump in the night
                Scale: 1/96 scratch-built SKIPJACK and 1/72 assembled Thor ALFA
                Original Builder and Assembler: David Douglass Merriman lll

                Resident Luddite

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                • #9
                  My 1/96 BLUEBACK.
                  Attached Files
                  Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                  • #10
                    Subject: "An American Wolfpack"
                    USS RAYFISH SSN-558, 1:72 Moebius by Ray Mason running surfaced
                    USS SHARK SSN-591, 1:48 DeBoer by Ed Tordahl
                    running at Periscope Depth
                    Class: 2x SKIPJACK
                    Scale: 1:72/1:48
                    Builder: Ray Mason/Ed Tordahl
                    We'll split the prize lol
                    Credit Capt. Bob Gaito for an epic photo!

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                    v/r "Sub" Ed

                    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                    • #11
                      Subject: "On a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...."
                      SSRN SEAVIEW
                      80" DeBoer
                      Class: SSRN (4 Window Refit SEAVIEW)
                      Scale: 1:63
                      Builder: Ed Tordahl
                      Purchased: Summer 1991.

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                      v/r "Sub" Ed

                      Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                      NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                      USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                      • #12
                        Subject: Ernst Stavro Blofeld briefs S.P.E.C.T.E.R. wet-team members
                        Scale: 1/12 scratch-built USS ALLIGATOR effects miniature
                        Builder: David Douglass Merriman lll

                        Resident Luddite

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                        • #13
                          Class: German Seehund
                          Scale: 1/12 (OTW hull)
                          Builder: Andreas Forrer


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                          • #14

                            Class: German Type VII
                            Scale: 1/72
                            Builder: Andreas Forrer​
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                            • #15
                              It'd be nice if somebody could post the perfect way to attach pictures on here. Apparently I get it wrong all the time. Too many options to chose from. Please advise.

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