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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2009, 10:55:53 AM »

Can you let me have the Paint details please Ramesh, the old man wants his boat refinished. cheers.

Thanks for the Video footage  -some of the most realistic I've seen  :-))

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2009, 11:07:51 AM »

I used 'Volvo Dark Grey' out of a spray can form Halfords (one of the standard premixed jobies). It comes out a bit shiney...



But I give it a few coats of Matte Varnish to seal and its fine....



Halfords Matt black for the anti skid and Satin black for thee reliefs.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2009, 12:00:33 PM »

Looks absolutely superb (no not that class) Mankster, problem is, if FOSM sees it he'll want them ALL cleaning up.  O0   :-))

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2009, 04:48:01 PM »

Magnificent Ramesh....awe inspiring workmanship. I congratulate you, sir....

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2009, 08:54:26 PM »

So refreshing to see such a nicely finished and detailed boat such as this!
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2009, 09:33:38 PM »

Those of you who've seen this boat up close will agree that the photo's dont do it justice.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2009, 09:38:59 PM »

it is a beautiful looking sub  O0
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #82 on: May 31, 2009, 08:00:51 PM »

Thanks guys, Triming tials are under way. This I reckon is going to be my surfaced waterline, its the highest I have seen pictures of these subs.


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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #83 on: June 14, 2009, 09:52:50 PM »

Well, she had her first outing and and everything went well. She sailed better than I expected as I hadn't had a chance to dymanically trim her before this outing. No leaks! The Microgyros 20A ESC I fitted for the first time performed beautifully and I was able to creep along at snails pace, with plenty of variation right up to full speed. The motor/gear box combo gave perfect scale speed, she turns very well indeed under and not too bad on the surface. She holds depth very well even at slow speeds. Video coming soon, but here are a couple of pictures for now...


 

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #84 on: June 15, 2009, 09:51:38 AM »

Heres the video of her maiden voyage......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPtkPdN85d8&fmt=18

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #85 on: June 16, 2009, 10:39:30 AM »

Cool video with nice dramatic music! She looks like she sails superbly! Great place to sail her too!
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #86 on: June 16, 2009, 12:09:05 PM »

Hi all......I am not a submarine fan....but the six minutes of viewing with the music score is great & ...............great under water chase photography

Congratulations.......Mankster  :-)).......................regards Derek
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #87 on: June 16, 2009, 10:34:03 PM »

Just noticed - no front planes - Why? {:-{

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #88 on: June 16, 2009, 10:35:11 PM »


I was hypnotised.  Couldn't stop watching it. Brilliant.   :-)) :-))

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #89 on: June 16, 2009, 11:10:34 PM »

Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed it.

Just noticed - no front planes - Why? {:-{

Main reason is it is a headache to hook up as the planes should go above the midline separation on the top hull, to keep scale appearance. The WTC is equiped for front planes though, so may be at the first refit. But I have good depth holding even at very slow pace first time out, and I can make accurate depth changes with the rear planes with very little pitch change. I dont know if front planes will make much differance. And I think she looks better and more streamlined with them in the retracted position.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #90 on: June 17, 2009, 11:01:47 AM »

Agreed, she looks good without them, to be honest I used mine to trim her & hold a better line when diving.

Watched the vid' & it does you proud! I was going to come to the Lido with Paul C but forgot it was on, are you coming up to Norwich again in August?

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #91 on: June 17, 2009, 10:46:23 PM »

Have you considered housing a servo in separate mini wtc, and connecting a watertight umbilical?

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2009, 06:11:43 PM »

Hi Ramesh
Fantastic model. Beautiful paint job.
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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #93 on: June 18, 2009, 07:41:57 PM »


Thanks Dennis. Its is much easier to do on these modern subs.


Have you considered housing a servo in separate mini wtc, and connecting a watertight umbilical?

Thats an option I am considering. As I already have a bow push rod free, I was also thinking of a magnetic coupling between the pushrod and the bow planes. But to be honest I am still to be convinced if there will be significant performance advantage in this particular model as she handles pretty well already. I did make use of the bow planes on the Typhoon on Sunday for the first time and they are usefull, but theres a long lag before they seem to have any effect and only at very low speeds.

Did you feel the Lafayette would have benifited from working sail planes?

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #94 on: June 18, 2009, 08:33:01 PM »

Well the Typhoon's a big old barge,plus you don't have the benefit of the prop wash like the rear vanes. I'm quite amazed it handles as well as it does.

Sail planes on the Lafayette, hmmm that would be very tricky to set-up with the standard bayonet access arrangement. It handles well enough as standard, especially once you get a bit of speed up.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2009, 08:46:17 PM »

Thats what I mean about the Lafayette, some of these subs seem to handle well enough without front planes. I wonder if they'll be a significant advantage on the Tireless (the way I have her set up anyway, built stock they may be different), to make it worthwhile.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #96 on: June 19, 2009, 10:29:26 AM »

I guess the main advantage is when close to the surface,the front planes will enable very fine depth control and will also enable you to slip beneath the surface without risk of aeration of the propeller,which should be lower anyway with a shrouded prop.

AFAIK, 1:1 operations with these boats the stern vanes are the sole means of depth and pitch control once submerged anyway.

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Re: HMS Tireless 1/64 Build
« Reply #97 on: June 21, 2010, 06:50:55 PM »

I know that this is an old thread but I just have to comment on the YouTube video.  Really fantastic u/w footage and the music was just right.  Really loved the chase-cam footage.

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