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Japanese Sen Toku I-401 Submarine Build

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  • #91
    Rob, can you post a close up photo of the plane and hanger bay?
    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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    • #92
      I have very detailed information on the I-400 class submarines, many detailed aspects of their construction. It was very difficult to completely figure out the structure of this submarine (at least in appearance), and the US navy destroyed all information on the I-400 class submarines to the point that later information was based on the recollections of veterans who served on Japanese I-400 submarines after the war. So any drawings of the I-400 submarine now are not original sources, but only the memories of veterans.

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      • #93
        My version of the i-401 is about as complete as it is going to be. I have a general representation of what the i-401 looked like, which was all I was looking for anyway. I am not, nor am I going to be a so called rivet counter. The aircraft that I have depicted is not the Seiran Aichi M6A1, it is a 3D printed basic Japanese Zero look-a-like. The hatch on the aircraft storage area does not open, again I just chose not to go into that kind of detail work.

        I will be doing a little more overall splash on paint work to achieve the look that I am after, and then that will be it!

        I want to really give Sam a REALLY BIG THANK YOU for all the photos and description work that you have put on my build blog. I thank all of you that have contributed as well!

        Rob
        "Firemen can stand the heat"

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        • #94
          Not counting rivets either, just want to see what you did.
          Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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          • #95
            Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
            Not counting rivets either, just want to see what you did.
            Sorry Ramel!

            Did not mean to forget the photo you wanted to see.

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            I still have some fill in and sanding to do on the aircraft, and then I will do it up in the original colors of the aircraft.

            Rob
            "Firemen can stand the heat"

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              Regards Gantu

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              • #97
                Originally posted by gantu View Post









                gantu,

                Extremely nicely modeled i-400! Must have taken you many hours to achieve such a nice model! I assume it was a kit?! And not manufactured from 3D printing!? Thanks for sharing your work!

                Rob
                "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                • #98
                  Nice! Thanks Rob.
                  Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                  • #99
                    Hello rob this not mine model i found those pictures years ago by research about the i400 class.
                    Regards Gantu

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                    • Regards Gantu

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                      • If I understood it correctly, the original plans of the i400 class were destroyed shortly before the arrival of the US Navy. Today's plans come from a reconstruction iuch can also deceive me is long where I had read it on the Internet. I have uploaded several pictures one shows a cad drawing there you can see the differences.
                        Regards Gantu

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                        • Regards Gantu

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                          • Gantu,

                            Thank you again for posted up all this great information. I see there was a difference between the i-400 and the i-401 boat. Very interesting information.

                            Building the i-401 from scratch has been a real learning process for me, mostly because of the history behind the building of the actual boat. Knowing that this boat was really a last-ditch effort by the Japanese to
                            possibly change the outcome of the war. It's too bad the human race can't find a way to put all this inspiration and effort into bringing about piece in the world, in place of building all these killing machines! Hopeful thinking on my part I guess!!!

                            Rob
                            "Firemen can stand the heat"

                            I hope Steve (RCJetdude) can use this information, because I think he and his son are going to build a 1:48 scale of the i-400!
                            Last edited by rwtdiver; 11-24-2021, 01:34 PM.

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                            • Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
                              I hope Steve (RCJetdude) can use this information, because I think he and his is going to build a 1:48 scale of the i-400!
                              It will be very helpful when the time comes. Thank you for starting this thread Rob. Your build has brought together your experience and talent with all this great input.
                              Last edited by SubDude; 11-24-2021, 01:00 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by RCJetDude View Post

                                It will be very helpful when the time comes. Thank you for starting this thread Rob. Your build has brought together your experience and talent with all this great input.
                                Thank you, Steve,

                                If your build comes about, it will certainly be a build to follow for sure!

                                Rob
                                "Firemen can stand the heat"

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