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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: magpie on July 26, 2006, 02:12:29 PM

Title: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: magpie on July 26, 2006, 02:12:29 PM
I'm not doing a full thread on it here as itís all on my site at http://magpieyachts.com/building14.html
Iíll post the odd pic though for those who canít be stuffed going to my site. That is assuming you can even be stuffed looking at my builds anyway. Iím not that bad am I? Just kidding.
It's a 36" 1/72 scale Steve Neill kit.
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4935/ss580dq4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/6107/bluebackkit2bj8.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bluebackkit2bj8.jpg)


(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8192/bluebackhatchworkey7.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bluebackhatchworkey7.jpg)

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/66/bluebacktower1azs2.th.jpg) (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bluebacktower1azs2.jpg)


(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9153/bluebacktowerpaint5fo3.th.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bluebacktowerpaint5fo3.jpg)



(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/6198/bb1zj7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Sheís getting a Dave Welch WTC with RCABS etc.
Title: Re: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: Pointy on July 26, 2006, 11:15:24 PM
Impressive site you have there, really liked what you did with the Robbie U47 kit, real eye opener! :)
Title: Re: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: magpie on July 27, 2006, 02:56:35 PM
Impressive site you have there, really liked what you did with the Robbie U47 kit, real eye opener! :)
Thanks for that! Flattery will get you everywhere!!
Jason ;D
Title: Re: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: magpie on August 04, 2006, 05:23:35 AM
Just another snapshot of how she's going. The rear end tacke is all done and I'm now doing the free flood vents and detailing while I wait for Dave to send me the WTC bits from USA.
Jason
(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1795/blueback3aug8mk6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: A bit More
Post by: magpie on August 13, 2006, 09:47:46 AM
Sheís all done externally now. Once the WTC bits get here, Iíll make her a goer.
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/511/blueback13aug2lo7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/905/blueback13aug4qo0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Note: The tower isn't attached yet. That's why it looks a bit crooked. Will be straight. I'll bolt it on when I'm ready to launch her.
Jason
Title: Re: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: magpie on August 19, 2006, 02:26:42 PM
I started on my WTC today. Iím using a Subtech motor-belt gear setup and I fitted that today and the bracket for the 2 servos. Rudder and dive planes. The speedie also goes in the back section and the APC. The air pump goes in the middle one and the battery and receiver etc go in the front one/ The 2 front parts are adjoined for air pressure storage and the aft one is separate to avoid positive pressure on the Subtech seals from the inside when the bladder is empty.
(http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/4329/bblawtc7bj6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2008/bblawtc4kl6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3021/bblawtc3fn0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: magpie on November 03, 2006, 11:55:59 AM
The BB performed well at the lake after the trimming work. Here's a video link of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB3HaJkiGoE

  :)
Title: Re: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 09, 2006, 08:09:31 PM


Wow. That was very impressive. Well done indeed  8)


Cheers...Ken
Title: Re: USS Blueback 1/72 Submarine Build
Post by: magpie on November 11, 2006, 11:34:05 AM


Wow. That was very impressive. Well done indeed  8)


Cheers...Ken

Thanks Ken!!!!!!!!!