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RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« on: November 22, 2014, 11:57:07 AM »

HI Guys after being stuck in my workshop for years I have finally got round to doing something with this model. A new battery has been fitted and the whole lot needed a rewire, new push roads fitted and the old conning tower was removed. I constructed a new tower using plastic card sheet, new scopes fitted and various small details. The tower is made to free flood with small holes in the tower roof to allow the air to escape when diving. It is now ready for its final sanding then Halfords grey primer will be applied and finally into the paint shop. More pictures to follow.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 11:58:29 AM »

Pictures for some reason they did not upload.
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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 11:59:35 AM »

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 01:33:00 PM »

It's a big old fin you've got on the top of the boat. You may find that induces quite a lot of roll when you turn.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2014, 02:13:20 PM »

I think you will need a bigger holes than what you have to let air escape. May cut out the bottom of the bridge.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 03:18:10 PM »

Nothing lost if it does not work then in the bin it will go. I am not a submarine person just going to see how it goes. Thanks for your comments all the same will let you how it works in the future.
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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 05:16:24 PM »

Seawolf's work very well. Was the best of the budget sub kits I think, so too bad they're no longer in production, as they represented a fairly inexpensive route into the hobby.

Three 4mm holes drilled one at each end of the fin and one in the centre will be sufficient, go smaller and surface tension will block them up first time you submerge and trapped air will knock your trim out.

If you find there is too much roll induced by the fin, I would reduce the height by 50%, then it should work really well.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2014, 05:19:32 PM »

HI Guys tested the model out last weekend seemed to work ok. The large plastic prop has gone it was causing problems new 7 blade prop shop one fitted. The leveller needs at bit of attention apart from all seems ok now ready for paint shop next week.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2014, 10:58:50 PM »

very nice looking boat stan, regards pete
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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2014, 05:17:41 PM »

HI Guys The model is now in the paint shop. Hull below the casting is painted with Humbrol 100 red/brown and I have just started to mask off to paint the top.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2014, 05:23:44 PM »

Nice, go with an 'off black' rather than straight black. add a bit of light grey or light red/brown to the black, should give it a bit of a cool look in different lights.
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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2014, 06:37:36 PM »

Hi thanks for your comments. The  top colour will be White Ensign  tyre black this is a very dark grey looks like black. 

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2014, 04:03:04 PM »

Hi guys the paint job is just about finished now. Odd decals to fit then varnish the whole lot. I hope to have her on the water or under it early in the new year.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2014, 05:36:41 PM »

Nice job Stan... looks really good. Best of luck with the maiden voyage...

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2014, 04:25:30 PM »

HI Guys the model is just about complete push rods and some decals to fit then top coats of varnish. Hope to try it out next week will post some pictures. Until then all the very best for the Christmas season and very happy new year.
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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2014, 05:34:04 PM »

Very nice work sir! You turned a bin worthy item into a piece for the mantle. Look forward to the maiden voyage report.
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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2015, 07:17:39 PM »

Finally got round to taking some shots of the internals of this dynamic diving sub. I have fitted a new drive battery new rear vane servo and rebuilt the levelling device. Enjoy the pictures.

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Re: RE Fitting Robbe Seawolf
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2015, 07:22:24 PM »

More pictures. More pictures to follow on the water our under it.

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