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Flying Sub for DeBoers Seaview

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  • Flying Sub for DeBoers Seaview

    One of my goals for the Seaview restoration is to detail the flying sub bay and to add a scale version of the flying sub. I have already contacted Dennis at DeBoer Hulls but regrettably he no longer has a usable set of molds for the flying sub kit. Does anyone have one of the DeBoer flying sub kits that they would like to sell OR does anyone know of a suitable substitute? Please advise.

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    Moebius sells a 1/32 plastic model. Monogram sells a 1/60 model kit.

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    • #3
      I am aware of the different flying sub model kits available but I did not think they were the correct scale for the DeBoer flying sub. Is one of these the correct size?

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      • #4
        The old Aurora monogram kit is closest in size.
        If it's for a static diorama display just lean fs-1 up against a rock the size will look correct

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        • #5
          Many thanks! I was hoping to mount the FS inside the open bay but I could probably secure it as though it was exiting the seaview. Thanks again and I will give it a shot.

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          • #6
            There's gotta be tons of 3D files out there, like this one for free on Thingiverse.com: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1697326. Pick your scale and print away!

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            • #7
              Thanks Bob. I think you are right. The Aurora kit is just too big. What scale do you think is the correct size? What scale is the DeBoers Seaview?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Groot689 View Post
                Thanks Bob. I think you are right. The Aurora kit is just too big. What scale do you think is the correct size? What scale is the DeBoers Seaview?
                Or *gasp* you could scratch-build the FS-1 with your own two hands! Actually practicing the Craft of model-building, not surrendering to the godless Skynet directed robots.

                Just a thought, Groot.

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

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Groot689 View Post
                  Thanks Bob. I think you are right. The Aurora kit is just too big. What scale do you think is the correct size? What scale is the DeBoers Seaview?
                  (Studiously ignoring Mr. Grumpy Pants)

                  Less important than scale for something like this is the room you have to work with. The Flying sub nestles in there pretty tightly. If we just scale the file to something that looks right, we'll be golden.

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                  • #10
                    What are the dimensions you need it to be?
                    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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                    • #11
                      The dimensions for the opening are roughly 5 inches by 5.25 inches. I looked at the sub on Thingiverse but have no clue as to what scale it should be rendered.

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                      • #12
                        Going from memory here, as Seaview (while cool) is not my favorite boat, so I'm not familiar with intricate details. The Moebius boat I think cleared the sides by a really slim margin. Here is a pic of the boat nestled in her berth: Click image for larger version

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                        Assuming the berth is wider than longer, you could probably target a Flying Sub that is around 5" wingtip to wingtip. Sound right?

                        If you need a hand in printing, just let me know and I'll take a stab at it for you...


                        Bob

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                          Or *gasp* you could scratch-build the FS-1 with your own two hands! Actually practicing the Craft of model-building, not surrendering to the godless Skynet directed robots.

                          Just a thought, Groot.

                          David
                          Uhura:
                          Would you look at that!

                          Kirk:
                          My friends, the great experiment: The new Voxel 3D Printer. Ready for trial runs.

                          Sulu:
                          She's supposed to have Bachman-Turner Over drive!

                          David Merriman:
                          Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon!

                          Kirk:
                          Come, come, Mr. Merriman, Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant!

                          Ed Tordahl:
                          Oooooops, there I go 3D printing actual venturi PROTEUS nozzles!

                          Sulu:
                          Ohhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyy!!

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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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                          • #14
                            I'll deal with you next Groton run, pal!

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

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                            • #15
                              Uhura:
                              Would you look at that!

                              Kirk:
                              My friends, the great experiment: The new Voxel 3D Printer. Ready for trial runs.

                              Sulu:
                              She's supposed to have Bachman-Turner Over drive!

                              David Merriman:
                              Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon!

                              Kirk:
                              Come, come, Mr. Merriman, Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant!

                              Ed Tordahl:
                              Oooooops, there I go 3D printing actual venturi PROTEUS nozzles!

                              Sulu:
                              Ohhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyy!!
                              Okay, I'm scratching my head as to the meaning of this entry in my thread but...

                              Bob, YES PLEASE!!!!!!! Take a stab and see what you can do. In the meantime, I'm going to try to figure out how Kirk would have confronted this problem and why HWSNBN keeps popping up in my threads.

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