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What ever happened to the I 53 projects ?

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  • What ever happened to the I 53 projects ?

    I realise there were problems with the kit concerning detail and size when I got it. After reading several reviews with negative comments, I put it in the shed with the combat models "kits"and some old antique plastic model kits, that I saved. I figgured I could make the I-52, the Pearl Harbor boat that launched H-19 someday. My wife has been after me to clean the shed out, so I had to bring all the good stuff inside. Hurricane season. That shed may not make it thru summer she predicts. Im now having to look at the monster's box towering over all the crap stacked up. Im almost to the point of ripping off the plastic, just to see how bad they say it really is. If it is still a contriversal kit after 4 or 5 years, it may just eventualy become a collector. Or it might be like waiting for the price of my lead collection to jump up a little more. Did Caswell ever offer a fittings kit? I know Dave was working on one several years ago on another network in a paralell dimention or whatever ya call a place I wont name. A lot younger looking back in those days BTW

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    A classic POS kit. Might have value eventually for that reason. Awful, awful kit.

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    I started a fittings kit, but Mike (wisely) advised me to direct my energies at more useful projects. And the rest, as they say, is history.

    M
    Resident Luddite

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    • #3
      Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

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      Holy crap David…..and you wonder what's wrong with us?

      Have you received a hand grinder for every birthday?
      or maybe you have a hand grinder fetish?
      or you do not use a grinder twice?

      Please don’ t tell me you can multitask and simultaneously use all of them, when I count them I’m getting a mental picture that is worse than all of the above together LOL.

      Grtz,
      Bart
      Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
      "Samuel Smiles"
      http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
        Holy crap David…..and you wonder what's wrong with us?

        Have you received a hand grinder for every birthday?
        or maybe you have a hand grinder fetish?
        or you do not use a grinder twice?

        Please don’ t tell me you can multitask and simultaneously use all of them, when I count them I’m getting a mental picture that is worse than all of the above together LOL.

        Grtz,
        Bart
        Us older guys dont have time to change bits and arbors every time we need a dremmel. However, he is obviously a multitasker. Anybody who can saw renshape with his eyes closed While watching TV, has to be. I have used two dremmels at the same time. One turns the work like a lathe, the other does the millwork.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
          Holy crap DavidÖ..and you wonder what's wrong with us?

          Have you received a hand grinder for every birthday?
          or maybe you have a hand grinder fetish?
          or you do not use a grinder twice?

          Please doní t tell me you can multitask and simultaneously use all of them, when I count them Iím getting a mental picture that is worse than all of the above together LOL.

          Grtz,
          Bart
          (you should see what's buried at the bottom of the sock drawer!)

          M
          Resident Luddite

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
            Holy crap David…..and you wonder what's wrong with us?

            Have you received a hand grinder for every birthday?
            or maybe you have a hand grinder fetish?
            or you do not use a grinder twice?

            Please don’ t tell me you can multitask and simultaneously use all of them, when I count them I’m getting a mental picture that is worse than all of the above together LOL.

            Grtz,
            Bart
            Shoot..............look at how many pliers are there. I counted at least 6 pairs of needle nose. If you hold one in each hand and one in each foot.................I guess that leaves a couple for back up. AH! The idiosyncrasy,s of the Gifted.
            IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
              Holy crap DavidÖ..and you wonder what's wrong with us?

              Have you received a hand grinder for every birthday?
              or maybe you have a hand grinder fetish?
              or you do not use a grinder twice?

              Please doní t tell me you can multitask and simultaneously use all of them, when I count them Iím getting a mental picture that is worse than all of the above together LOL.

              Grtz,
              Bart
              Shoot..............look at how many pliers are there. I counted at least 6 pairs of needle nose. If you hold one in each hand and one in each foot.................I guess that leaves a couple for back up. AH! The idiosyncrasy,s of the Gifted.
              IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
                Holy crap David…..and you wonder what's wrong with us?

                Have you received a hand grinder for every birthday?
                or maybe you have a hand grinder fetish?
                or you do not use a grinder twice?

                Please don’ t tell me you can multitask and simultaneously use all of them, when I count them I’m getting a mental picture that is worse than all of the above together LOL.

                Grtz,
                Bart
                What is wrong with me? All I could do is look at the Gato.
                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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                • #9
                  If David worked at the speed the rest of us do he would be standing in line at the local soup kitchen! He loves his chosen profession and works in the only speed that he must do to pay the bills. that is "full speed ahead and damm the torpedo's"

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                  • #10
                    Judge not, a man by his pliers..How many hammers he has, is much more important. I was looking at the Gato as well. I should have gotten one of those instead. I just sent 3 Dremmel 3000s for overhaul and now, only have 3 operating. I gave away the cordless one I had for back up, because of the constant charging issue. If you only have one, its probbably not been broken yet, so it hasent had to be replaced, while the broken one is at O&R. I couldnt go a day without using one, in my business or hobby or house. Worse than having the coffee machine go south without a backup. So, about that I 53 you started. Still have the drawings for the correct bow tower ect? Templates, ect. I think I will try to make the I 52, which is a C-3 cargo sub, like the 53, but in the drawings I have of both boats the 52's bow looks more stubby, with a downward sloped foredeck. like the Lindburg kit. Not sure where I had seen another 53 kit's modified bow, but the original idea must have come from some particular drawings these are all I could find Click image for larger version

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                    • #11
                      Check out "Operation Rising Sun" They want to raise the I-52. That boat has quite a history. Besides being involed in the Pearl Harbor attack. Sidney Harbor attack, and a colorful war carrear, she was sunk, late in the war on the way to Germany with a load of cargo. Among the manifest items, morphene, and gold bullion. Alledgedly a haunted wreck, due to immages of crewmen on watch on the bridge deck apearing in some photographs of the memorial on the bottom. "ORS" has marked the wreck sites of most of the IJN ships that were sunk during the war, and it's quite impressive. All the more reason to want to build it, for me. Be unique,even if I have to scratch build half of it. A single 1/72 ko hyoteki on the back that has its own mini subdriver, would be awsome. Not that I would go that far.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                        (you should see what's buried at the bottom of the sock drawer!)

                        M
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Von Hilde View Post
                          I keep a drill or two in my sock drawer[ATTACH=CONFIG]31657[/ATTACH]but on top for accessibility
                          LOL.

                          Touche, sir.

                          M
                          Resident Luddite

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                          • #14
                            Beware of the man wearing white socks!

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                            • #15
                              Last winter I decided to go ahead with building the I-53, and converting it to the I-58 it will be my impression of that boat, yes the kit is a bit of a mess, so if you would like to see what I have done so far, you could go to the Subcommittee website look on the builders thread and you will find it.

                              Later Bruce Martin

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