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My 3D Printed HL-Hunley Build

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  • #76
    Looking beautiful, Rob! I can't wait to see it in the water in the final colors....

    Bob

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    • #77
      Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
      Looking beautiful, Rob! I can't wait to see it in the water in the final colors....

      Bob
      Thank you Bob! The Hunley will be the seventh sub I have built to hit the waters surface and move, but it is the first boat I have done that will DIVE! And thanks to you and David, and others for the help it did happen. As I stated above, I do have some touch up that I want to do and then the final coats of clear coat, some water shots, and then the "Sub Wall"! Thanks again to all!!

      Now on to the 1:77 Scale Nautilus!! More fun a head!

      Rob
      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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      • #78
        The HL Hunley is finally in her permanent home! (when not in the pool)

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        I am going to make a framed plaque to go just under her stern! I will be putting the Hunley back in the water today, if the wind subsides a little! I will also try again at a better video of her running in the pool!

        Rob
        "Firemen can stand the heat"

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        • #79
          Well the HL Hunley is finished and water tested!

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          The boat did very well! It has a very large turning radius, but keeping the throttle down the rudder was quite effective! I am going to try and get the video up that my wife took, so stay tuned!

          Rob
          "Firemen can stand the heat"

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          • #80
            Here is the video that my wife took of the Hunley today!!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKU-EjiGgU

            I think this boat turned out pretty darn good! It was my first real diving boat and with help from you guys on the forum (David M, Bob M & others) it was a real success for me for sure! Thank you all for following and for your input! Moving onto the 1:77 scale Disney Nautilus build!!

            Rob
            "Firemen can stand the heat"
            Last edited by rwtdiver; 03-18-2021, 02:19 AM.

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            • #81
              Congrats, Rob! That will be a head-turner at any event you go to. A unique subject and a beautifully executed build.

              Bob

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              • #82
                Great paint job, I can see it rusting in front of me :)

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                • #83
                  Some very last photos of my Hunley! This is her final resting place! (when it's not in the water of course)

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                  Thank you all for your participation in my build, and of course the compliments!!!!!

                  Rob
                  "Firemen can stand the heat"

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