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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2015, 03:55:43 PM »

Hi Gingyer, I sold the O Class a while ago now car broke down so needed some cash to get it fixed, still got the S class and the XXI. Been trimming down the amount of projects I have to concentrate on the ones I want to finish. I will get this running as a surface runner then finish the S class
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2015, 04:25:11 PM »

Yeah trimming down the models .... Tried that and failed...
Got rid of some and ended up with the large scale LA and alpha class subs
Plus some large battleships and cruisers :embarrassed:
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2015, 11:02:57 PM »

I have no idea if I'm doing this correctly but hey nothing ventured nothing gained!! Made a part for the rear vane protector then took a silicone mold of it find out tomorrow if it worked or went horribly wrong. Gave the hull a quick once over with white primer at least now I can see the markings I make on it going to start a drawing for the deck to get it etched





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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2015, 11:17:24 PM »

If the items are solid and you only need one or two, I find it quicker and cheaper to fabricate items from stock material. Epoxy glass sheet e.g. PCB material is very strong and holds an edge well, polycarbonate is also tough and a little easier on tools.

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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2015, 08:21:09 PM »

Well I allowed it 24 hours to cure and my part came out sooo easy just pull it apart and it popped out. So gave casting a go today and I can't believe how easy it was, mixed the resin to the instructions being careful not to get too many bubbles in there then poured it into the mold. Waited an hour and out it popped perfectly so pleased been kind of dreading doing this as thought it would go wrong. Have to say think this is down to the products I've used Easycomposites certainly lived up to their name.




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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2015, 09:50:12 PM »

Ordered the props for the sub, that was 11 days ago still nothing so gave the supplier a call. They said they would give me a call back with more information, they never called. So rang them again today answer was we haven't got any in stock! so when can I expect them? When we get some bye! Oh Guess I'm waiting then??? Don't think will use them again shame as they seem to be one of the bigger model boat suppliers online customer care very poor, so may not get this ready in time now!
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2015, 10:53:12 PM »

Unless you want investment cast (prop shop) why not have a go at fabricating some yourself?

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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2015, 02:07:34 PM »

New Plane protectors in place, just started to put some paint onto it now. Doesn't look like I will get the props by Saturday bit annoying still will take it with me to Bournville

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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2015, 08:48:55 PM »

Hurry up you guys, I'm catching up with you!


The C class build is still moving forward (just).


Check out:-


  http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=158444


This E class build is all interesting stuff for a novice like me. I certainly will not be attempting any deep dives.



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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2015, 09:05:09 PM »

'Not so hasty Cocker' as my Grandfather used to say. Everything comes to those who wait (in this case build and paint) I like these early boats, they have some interesting shapes and ideas incorporated into their designs.
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2015, 07:41:59 PM »

Starting to put come colour on it




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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine and very very poor supplier!
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2015, 08:24:42 PM »

I ordered props for this on 24th August and the money taken that day from a well known supplier, well I have emailed, I have called them I have spoken to them and have been promised a call back that never happens. I have not had an answer on where my item is. I have left messages asking to call me back along with emails but nothing not one call email and no item has been delivered! Now I know it has been well documented on here but I urge any one of thinking of buying anything from them to seriously think about it I have never had such poor service from anywhere else!
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2015, 09:58:16 PM »

Which Xxi have you got tom?
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2015, 10:04:17 PM »

Hi Tom I have a 32nd Parallel one slowly working on it doing a lot of research on them, done a etch for the deck flood vents etc building the rear vanes at the moment but very busy with work so construction time is limited
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2015, 11:29:44 AM »

Hi guys


Nice looking subs.



Looking at the old photos of pre WW1 (particularly Edwardian subs), the grey upper works and hull seem a darker grey than subs photographed during WW1. It might just be the photos, a trick of the light or my failing eye sigh. Looking at threads regarding RN colour schemes for surface vessels over this period the above info is confirmed. "Dreadnought" for instance when launched was dark grey (Humbrol ref: 32).


 Does this carry through to subs?


 I hope so as I have just finished painting my C class (1906) based on this info.


Any observations?   

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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2015, 11:41:04 AM »

Subs are what you pay to your club each year for membership.
Vessels that can dive, travel underwater and resurface are called
Submarines. <*<


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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2015, 12:09:30 PM »

And Sails are what made HMS Victory go!
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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2015, 01:36:51 PM »

Thanks for pointing out my error (which was typed in haste) but I'm still no nearer the answer to the paint question.

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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2015, 08:09:49 AM »

Not sure, doubtful many people out there still alive knowledgeable to question it one way or another, so paint it the shade you think suits the model. I think darker greys look better personally.

Submarine museum at Gosport may be able to give some further advice, also Barrow submariners association can be useful point of reference.

http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/

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Re: 1:32 E Class Submarine
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2015, 01:36:21 PM »

Thanks sub culture. The dark grey does look good but I will contact Gosport out of interest, I already have the link to the Barrow association.


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