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Re: Build log for rubberband submarine.
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2022, 12:46:01 pm »

In bits and pieces overnight what to me is some significant progress was made: the blocks forming fairwater/conning tower/fin/sail/whatever-you-call-the thing-on-this-style-of-submarine were drilled for the periscope shears then stacked and glued.
Process was:
Top of top block had been marked for scope locations. New Dremel drill press was employed to drill it.
Top block was set in place on lower block, tubes for shears were inserted then twisted against lower block to mark it.
Lower block was drilled.
Lower block was used to mark deck for drilling.

--> I'm deliberately doing something here which was done by happenstance on PRS-1, the periscopes are tube and go all the way through in to free-flooding hull; as sub dives they often vent bubbles out unsealed periscope tops.  :}

Deck was drilled.
Blocks were stacked on deck, shear tubes inserted, & thin super glue was flowed in to joins.
This assembly is going to STAY assembled!  :}


Oh, the open bridge and 20mm platform assembly is not yet glued on.
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Re: Build log for rubberband submarine.
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2022, 08:10:03 am »

Submarine project is pausing while I build a non-boat model kit Julie sent me for my birthday earlier in the year.
But boat stuff has been ordered: handrail stanchions via Harbor Models in California and radar masts and a 40mm gun via Shapeways.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/BEC4DFD68/1-72-us-gato-radar-antennas-set

https://www.shapeways.com/product/ABXF6BN48/1-72-usn-single-40mm-bofors


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Re: Build log for rubberband submarine.
« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2022, 06:31:20 pm »

That was fast!  :-))
At time of ordering yesterday the projected shipping date was October 18th!
"Your Shapeways order is now on its way!
This shipment includes the following item:
Order  "
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Re: Build log for rubberband submarine.
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2022, 06:35:44 pm »

Figure looks interesting Scott. Please post some pictures when complete. :-)) :-))
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Re: Build log for rubberband submarine.
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2022, 06:41:40 pm »

Please post some pictures when complete.
Okay. The way things go in my life that will most likely be multiple months away.
In the meantime, here is a brief history of the kit,
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/amt-s956-mr-spock--1296887
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Re: Build log for rubberband submarine.
« Reply #55 on: October 11, 2022, 11:24:21 pm »

Those radar, periscope, and 40mm gun, parts arrived today  :-) but my defective body isn't good for working with them right now {:-{ merely getting to and from the mailbox was a bit of an adventure.
There are 3 parts not in photos.
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Re: Build log for rubberband submarine.
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2022, 06:51:51 am »

Hey Y'all. As you may have already deduced, my messy health has halted progress for the time being.
I'll get back to boatbuilding when able.
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