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  • For a second there I thought you were talking about his big 688... you really would need a bigger shop for it! I have some 3d stuff I drew up and printed for mine, was going to offer, but it looks like his model is fairly complete. Lookin foward to your build log..
    "It does not take so many words to speak the truth" Chief Joseph

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    • That's a 3d print? Whose is it? Looks real nice from this distance. <drool>

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      • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

        Rob, unlike so many others, you GET THINGS DONE! This pleases me no end. Better this stuff wind up in your capable hands than the local land-fill.

        Go get 'em, Tiger!

        David
        Yes indeed!

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        • I see you got the power supply Rob. Great stuff. Great fun.

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          • That worked out great Rob!

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            • Rob,
              You are knocking out quickly. That is not a bad thing because it looks to me you are doing it right.
              Excellent work and thank you for documenting it. It helps new and old time sub hobbyist!
              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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              • Yep! Works for me! I learned this exact method from David 14 years ago.

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                • Looking good so far!

                  BTW, I just purchased my first delta printer this morning to replace my exploded Anycubic Chiron. I think it will be much better suited to printing subs with long, thinner hulls. Should be here in a couple of weeks.

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                  • I ordered a printer on a whim from Creality and it turned out to be a mirror scam site. I hate it when I do stupid things. I should have looked more carefully at the URL as I usually do. I bothered me so much now I have a bad taste in my mouth for printers. I'll never get one now, almost didn't in the first place. But I have friends if I ever needed to have something printed. Meantime I have my 3D printer in my hands. Rob that looks great. Now do a Washington class and it will save me the trouble! LOL

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                    • George Washington Class, It's possible.
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                      • Steve didn't you have a 1/96 scratchbuilt and 1/144 scale vacuform models of the Washington SSBN?
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                        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                        • Thanks Rob as always but I just have enough on my plate as it is. And besides I love making things by hand. Currently I'm making a Falcon 9 - Dragon flying model rocket kit. All scratch and hand mastered aside from the body tube. Other companies are making them and they are printed and need so much sanding and preening. When finished they still look rough up close and personal.

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                          And yes I did do a vacuum form Washington but this time I'm going to do a epoxy glass hull.

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                          And this 212 was all hand scratch built. David made fittings and props for both. The 212 was epoxy glass.

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                          As much as I respect printers and what they can do I ad a ball making these boats all from scratch with help from David. I miss it and want to do another Washington build and get him involved he's a hoot to work with.

                          I also did this 1/32 type 17 from scratch. Wish I had the molds for it still.



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                          Also to add insult to injury my visit to the dentist wasn't good yesterday. Aside from having yet another tooth pulled from my aging skull I was told I need to have three more removed of my upper front teeth. I'm not a candidate for implants so I have to have a partial made that will make my front teeth look good again. Insurance doesn't pay for cosmetics.

                          ​​​​​​​With the money that will all cost out of my bank account buying a printer isn't going to happen anytime too soon. Besides I need to purchase a metal lathe. It's long overdue and I don't know how I got this far without one. Oh wait a minute, David that's how.


                          ​​​​​​​So there's my long winded and detailed tail of gibberish.




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                          • And if you want to keep up with my scratch building and projects non submarine and submarine visit here:

                            https://www.patreon.com/SteveNeill

                            You don't have to join. All content is free. People only subscribe that choose too.

                            Enjoy

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                            • Hello all, I am new to the site but not new to rc or 3d printing. I run a dual Tevo Tornado setup. However I am a total squid with rc subs. Where are you all getting Stl files for subs. I have done a little fusion 360 design for ships parts and such but nothing as complicated as a complete hull. I have printed 4 rc boats. 1 rc-able Benchy, I Russian sub chaser and 1 airboat. All files from Thingyverse and the last which I printed 3 each a 1/32nd Scale Vosper. The vosper files were created by one of my club members. I recently picked up a 1/32nd Scale Type IXC hull made by 32nd Parallel but think that its a little large for my first attempt. Thinking maybe printing something as the first. Thanks in advance. Breck
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                              • Originally posted by Dandyfunk View Post
                                Hello all, I am new to the site but not new to rc or 3d printing. I run a dual Tevo Tornado setup. However I am a total squid with rc subs. Where are you all getting Stl files for subs. I have done a little fusion 360 design for ships parts and such but nothing as complicated as a complete hull. I have printed 4 rc boats. 1 rc-able Benchy, I Russian sub chaser and 1 airboat. All files from Thingyverse and the last which I printed 3 each a 1/32nd Scale Vosper. The vosper files were created by one of my club members. I recently picked up a 1/32nd Scale Type IXC hull made by 32nd Parallel but think that its a little large for my first attempt. Thinking maybe printing something as the first. Thanks in advance. Breck
                                Hello Dandyfunk and welcome to the forum. Bob Martin at the Nautilus Drydocks currently has several subs available for download and is coming out with new ones all the time. I have the Redoutable and there is an Astute, Los Angeles and 571 Nautilus as well. I hope that helps.

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