Real Model Building -- its more than toy submarines

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  • RCSubGuy
    Welcome to my underwater realm!
    • Aug 2009
    • 1762

    #16
    Rob,


    I'm sorry to hear about the shift from subs, but I'm excited for your new direction as well.

    If you ever are looking to 'thin the herd" to make room, you know where to find me!


    Bob

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    • rwtdiver
      Vice Admiral
      • Feb 2019
      • 1735

      #17
      Originally posted by RCSubGuy
      Rob,


      I'm sorry to hear about the shift from subs, but I'm excited for your new direction as well.

      If you ever are looking to 'thin the herd" to make room, you know where to find me!


      Bob
      Thank you Bob,

      I am certainly not totally removing myself from building or working on submarines! 3D printing submarines is still a passion for me, and I will work it in with this new endeavor that I have launched into! 3D printing is REALLY my passion, and anything mechanical pops up (such as Robotics) I am certainly interested in the challenge!

      Thank you for the offer of thinning my submarine inventory. You never know what life holds and if the time comes, you will be the first to know! Thanks again Bob!

      Rob
      "Firemen can stand the heat."

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      • rwtdiver
        Vice Admiral
        • Feb 2019
        • 1735

        #18
        Here is my non-submarine build progress!



        To date and to this point, I have over 550 printed PLA parts on this subject.

        I have not given up on submarine building! Just a little fill in ounce in a while..

        Rob
        "Firemen can stand the heat."

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        • rwtdiver
          Vice Admiral
          • Feb 2019
          • 1735

          #19
          The video below shows some of the movement that I have incorporated into the head!



          If it is OK with everyone on the Nautilus Drydocks forum, I would like to continue to share updates on my inMoov Robot build on this blog! If this is going to be a problem for the forum members and or administrator please let me know and I will pull the project!

          Rob
          "Firemen can stand the heat."

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          • rwtdiver
            Vice Admiral
            • Feb 2019
            • 1735

            #20
            3D Printing Submarines is still a great passion of mine, and I will be putting another 3D printed sub build blog shortly! Stay tuned as the say!!

            But, I have been building a rather large humanoid robot for the last 8 months. Don't know if any of you have been following the build or not. If not here is an update as to the progress made.

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            I finally finished up all the 3D printed parts (well over 650 pieces) and now ready for the next stage.

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            I needed to get this guy standing up in order to install the legs and the arms. Here I installed a 2" aluminum pipe onto the torso.

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            I then mounted a very strong office chair base to the pole. the base has 5 rolling wheels as well. This will give the robot some mobility.

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            The above photos show the robot mounted to the rolling stand. I still have to mount the legs to the torso and install the arms. Now that it is on the stand that portion of the build will be much easier. The upper torso is fully functional. I do have a considerable amount of controls and wiring to do to complete the project.

            SPECIAL NOTE: While the wiring work is going on I will be in the process of starting another 3D printed submarine build. It will be a 56" build of the "USOS SEAVIEW"


            Rob
            "Firemen can stand the heat."
            Last edited by rwtdiver; 12-07-2023, 06:56 PM.

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            • JHapprich
              Captain
              • Oct 2017
              • 710

              #21
              That room looks fantastic, Rob. Exciting to look out for all those subs of yours! (And MY Wife often states i already own way too many models...)

              Looking forward to that new sub!

              Jörg

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              • rwtdiver
                Vice Admiral
                • Feb 2019
                • 1735

                #22
                Originally posted by JHapprich
                That room looks fantastic, Rob. Exciting to look out for all those subs of yours! (And MY Wife often states i already own way too many models...)

                Looking forward to that new sub!

                Jörg
                Hi Jorg,

                Great to hear from you! Thank you very much. The room is really a little messy right now as I finish up the robot. My wife says the same thing, but she says as long as I keep all my builds in my room, I can have it!! I have got to say, she is very much a supporter in my submarine hobby. Love her dearly!!

                Jorg, my next build will be one of the British "T" class submarines that the British built in the late 1930 and on into World War 2. They used these boats mainly in the Pacific. I am currently running some test prints to make sure that the parts will print with my printers.

                Rob
                "Firemen can stand the heat."

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                • Alucard
                  Lieutenant Commander
                  • Aug 2023
                  • 101

                  #23
                  When I first thought about building a model submarine, I had no idea all that was and could be involved and this thread as well as others have shown me that there is a lot to this and of course not just subs.
                  Making little people and indicate details to models, 3D printing, sculpting your own model. I personally think threads like this help encourage all types of model building and give more ideas to sub builds.

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