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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2009, 04:39:48 PM »

OOOOh Matron !

Very nice build as always . :-))
Well done

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2009, 05:32:49 PM »

Tight, but she fits  :-)
... said the inexperienced groom!  :-))

Great build quality to the alterations!
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2009, 07:34:18 PM »

Thanks guys  :embarrassed:

Tested the WTC for the first time today and it all went swimingly! Shes water tight and much more bouyant than my previous affair. Next step is to strap her down to hull and get a rough idea where I need to go regarding trimming.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2009, 08:39:55 PM »

Looking well, Vanguard's all weathered up & getting her first proper run out this weekend - bang on Schedule!.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2009, 11:56:13 AM »

This a model of the Navy's new stealth sub Mankster????   %)

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2009, 11:14:13 PM »

Can i just ask how do you get your battery and cables watertight?
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2009, 08:56:29 PM »

Can i just ask how do you get your battery and cables watertight?

The battery pack has is covered with thick heat shrink tubing, and the ends sealed with silicone. I am using bullet connectors for all the fires and just slide a small section of silicone fuel tubing over the join to water proof (you can just about see them on the picture).

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2009, 09:19:10 PM »

mankster, take it youre batteries are permantly sealed? what about charging? do these batteries vent when charging? if so, what about the gas build up?
by the way, looking good, the sub, not you  :}
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2009, 10:49:05 PM »

mankster, take it youre batteries are permantly sealed? what about charging? do these batteries vent when charging? if so, what about the gas build up?
by the way, looking good, the sub, not you  :}
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Hi Colin, yes the are permantly sealed (well I can remove the silicone and cut the heatshrink if need be) I have no idea if they vent when charged. I guess any gas under pressure will find its way out even if it is between the wires and the insulation. There haven't been any bubbles or anything nasty building up under the heatshrink when I have charged them, done 3 charge discharge cycles at 1C so far without any issues.
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2009, 03:43:40 PM »

mankster, take it youre batteries are permantly sealed? what about charging? do these batteries vent when charging? if so, what about the gas build up?
by the way, looking good, the sub, not you  :}
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Hi Colin, yes the are permantly sealed (well I can remove the silicone and cut the heatshrink if need be) I have no idea if they vent when charged. I guess any gas under pressure will find its way out even if it is between the wires and the insulation. There haven't been any bubbles or anything nasty building up under the heatshrink when I have charged them, done 3 charge discharge cycles at 1C so far without any issues.
Ramesh

Never had any issues with batteries used like this - got them in 2 subs & now converting an Akula to the same system.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2009, 08:26:35 PM »

I have a ton of putty drying, which mean plenty of sanding and scribing to come. I figured I show some 'dirty' pictures before everything been sanded down and the evidence covered with primer. Those of you familar with Eden/Sheerline Trafalgar kit will spot plenty of changes already.









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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2009, 08:26:40 PM »

nice detailing - looking forward to seeing it in the flesh next weekend

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2009, 03:54:42 PM »

More pictures..













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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2009, 08:17:47 PM »

The paint need matting down, but looks closer to the real thing in natural light. This is the look I am going for.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2009, 08:27:16 PM »

Amazing workmanship Ramesh...awesome.


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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2009, 10:02:18 PM »

Dont eckon my Vanguard colouring is far out by the look of it!

I've gone for similar Scopes,  - Diesel exhaust & main Scope - apparently these are the main ones up on the surface.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #66 on: May 14, 2009, 01:19:34 PM »

Well she is all done bar ballasting and some minor detailing, like draft number which haven't arrived.  I'll get some pictures outdoors on Sunday. I've settled on fetching Volvo colour :) . She doesn't quite fit into the bath and my ballasting tank is has been emptied and put away so while she may sail on the surface she isn't going under quite yet, That will have to wait till the Summer pool run next month. Anyone else going to make this....




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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2009, 08:39:30 PM »

I've settled on fetching Volvo colour :) .

Does that mean your sub will always have it's lights on then?

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2009, 09:32:13 PM »

 :D

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2009, 02:39:59 AM »

Need to make a pine stand for it too, maybe Ikea has something suitable %%
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2009, 07:43:01 PM »

Ramesh likes to give his subs a cosmopolitan slant. Last year he turned his Lafayette into a mobile fondue set.  :P

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #71 on: May 15, 2009, 08:28:50 PM »

he also produced a stripper, kept losing its top half
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #72 on: May 15, 2009, 09:29:45 PM »

Ramesh likes to give his subs a cosmopolitan slant. Last year he turned his Lafayette into a mobile fondue set.  :P

My wallet wont forget that  :((, Pauls promised no weeds this time. We shall see....

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #73 on: May 16, 2009, 03:54:57 PM »

You're ok, the weed issue has been addressed  :-))

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2009, 10:00:14 AM »

Here are some pictures of Tireless almost done bar final triming and some detailing. She hasn't sailed yet, but she promises to be easier to set up than my previous Akula.










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