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My 1:77 Scale Disney Nautilus Build

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  • #16
    Some thoughts on the salon structure and how to fair it into the lower hull:












    Resident Luddite

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    • #17
      Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
      Some thoughts on the salon structure and how to fair it into the lower hull:












      Thank you David! This is most likely going to be a stupid question on my part!? Where is the ballast tank?

      Rob
      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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      • #18
        Now that the HL Hunley project is finished, I will be giving my FULL attention to the 1:77 scale Disney Nautilus build!

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        As you can see, the Nautilus is on my work bench and ready for some serious work!! But along the way I wanted to share with you my precious (Sunhokey) Pursa i3 printer is back with me again! I built this printer from a kit 8 years ago! Perhaps some of you that are into 3D printing remember this kit from the past! Just had to share with you what a beauty she is! OK! Enough! On to the Nautilus build!

        I am going full out on this build in every respect! And with some needed help along the way, it will be a full diving sub with some lighting and special effects.

        Rob
        "Firemen can stand the heat"

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        • #19
          Now that my HL Hunley is complete, I can now my resume the Disney Nautilus build! I Have the stern cut off and the mounting system complted!

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          I have also completed the bow hold down assembly as well! I am trying to follow Bob Martins 5 YouTube assembly videos on the Disney Nautilus, as well as David M's photos and suggestion on this build!

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          Thanks to both Bob and David for all the great building information they have for this Nautilus build!
          More to come!

          Rob
          "Firemen can stand the heat"
          Last edited by rwtdiver; 04-13-2021, 04:17 PM.

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          • #20
            Looking good, Rob! I saw you started a message on my site, but there was no content. You cool? Need anything?

            Bob

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            • #21
              Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
              Looking good, Rob! I saw you started a message on my site, but there was no content. You cool? Need anything?

              Bob
              Thank you Bob!

              Today I installed the port and starboard salon frames, and did some fill in around the outside of the frame as needed! I also cleaned up the bottom and top of the hull.

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              Rob
              "Firemen can stand the heat"
              Last edited by rwtdiver; 04-16-2021, 12:23 PM.

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              • #22
                Got my computer up and running, so I can continue on with my build blog!

                Rob
                "Firemen can stand the heat"
                Last edited by rwtdiver; 04-16-2021, 07:06 PM.

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                • #23
                  Today I worked on the stern of the boat, and notched out the area around the prop shaft exit. In order to install the prop shaft adaptor that will allow the prop to move up and down in a slight vertical movement to allow the boat to submerge and surface more effectively!

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                  There was some material removal to allow this fitting to be installed. If you go to Nautilus Drydocks you will see this installation and how it will operate on his YouTube!

                  Rob
                  "Firemen can stand the heat"
                  Last edited by rwtdiver; 04-18-2021, 03:02 AM.

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                  • #24
                    I have a question? I know this has most likely been answered a hundred times! I am thinking about purchasing from (Nautilus Drydocks) the seven piece photoetch kit for the Disney Nautilus! I do not want to paint or damage the top of the photoetch, I want the brass to show. I am going to do a rusty look for my final finish and then apply the photoetch. If I sand away some of the rusty finish and just do a light sanding to the underside of the photoetch and glue it down with super glue will that be adequate to hold it in place?

                    Rob
                    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                    • #25
                      In order to install the prop shaft adaptor, I am going to have to remove more material from the bottom of the hull at the stern. This will allow the movement required for the shaft adaptor to work correctly!

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                      Rob
                      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
                        I have a question? I know this has most likely been answered a hundred times! I am thinking about purchasing from (Nautilus Drydocks) the seven piece photoetch kit for the Disney Nautilus! I do not want to paint or damage the top of the photoetch, I want the brass to show. I am going to do a rusty look for my final finish and then apply the photoetch. If I sand away some of the rusty finish and just do a light sanding to the underside of the photoetch and glue it down with super glue will that be adequate to hold it in place?

                        Rob
                        "Firemen can stand the heat"
                        Yep, should be fine. The big thing is creating a rough surface for your glue to adhere to.

                        Bob

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                        • #27
                          https://youtu.be/kOO_sz6Sh7U 02:15
                          Resident Luddite

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                            Thank you for the YouTube David! That is one nice looking Nautilus!

                            Bob! Thank you for the answer to my question on the brass photoetch! I know we covered that question on our ZOOM last week, just trying to learn all I can and do it the right way!

                            Thanks again, I do appreciate the information!

                            Rob
                            "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                            • #29
                              I have completed the stern prop shaft adaptor system on the upper hull and the lower hull!

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                              As stated above, this stern prop shaft system will allow the prop shaft and prop to move in the vertical up and down.
                              I have really learned one thing about the Disney Nautilus build, there is a lot of cutting and material removal for the build! You just have to take your time, and have the tooling!

                              Rob
                              "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                              • #30
                                I'm thinking of trying to lay up a new hull in epoxy fiberglass with a cast lower section. Would be a hybrid fabrication technique, but it would vastly reduce the weight above the waterline. Not many know, but those hulls are nominally 1/4" thick!

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