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#1 Rogue Sub Feb 01, 2010 07:57 AM

1/72 SSN 571 Nautilus build
Here are some CAD snapshots of the up and coming 1/72 Nautilus SSN 571
It will be modeled after the as launched nautilus.
The difficulty with this boat has been that all plans disagree about the size and shape of the stantions. It has taken a lot of work to get the whole thing to fall together. Once again the CAD was not done by myself. I hired Precision Pattern to do all of my CAD and machine work for this project and the results so far have been amazing.
Here are a couple sail shots.




#2 Rogue Sub Feb 01, 2010 08:02 AM

Here is an early renderings of the hull of the boat. The stations for the boat were all off.


#3 Rogue Sub Feb 01, 2010 08:03 AM

another shot to show more framing in place


#4 Rogue Sub Feb 01, 2010 08:05 AM

60% of the hull has been skinned.


#5 Rogue Sub Feb 01, 2010 08:06 AM

The bow is complete!


#6 Rogue Sub Feb 01, 2010 08:07 AM

The bow is complete! Nearly ready to machine this hull as well. Just need some finishing touches like the anchor well and such.

#7 Rogue Sub Feb 01, 2010 07:21 PM

A small imperfection in the bow was fixed


#8 Rogue Sub Feb 06, 2010 04:45 PM

Small update on the propeller support fin


#9 Rogue Sub Feb 07, 2010 10:55 AM

Stern planes have been completed and attached the the boat in CAD. Heading back to the Nautilus now to get measurements of the anchor well.




#10 Rogue Sub Feb 07, 2010 07:25 PM

Rudder has been completed and added to the boat now




#11 Rogue Sub Feb 08, 2010 02:18 PM

Couple beauty shots




#12 Rogue Sub Feb 10, 2010 09:33 AM

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The anchor well has been laid in now. Just need to get the bow planes done and the whole thing will be ready for precision machining. Of course these snow storms are not helping the process.

I have a couple other neat things in the works I will share later.

#13 Rogue Sub Feb 10, 2010 07:57 PM

Planks are getting ready to hit the machine. Should have a completed hull by MONDAY!

#14 herrmill Feb 10, 2010 08:03 PM

Good news, Kevin! Am looking forward to seeing your kits hit the market.

#15 Rogue Sub Feb 10, 2010 08:07 PM

You and me both shipmate! The subron 4 crew is going to help me celebrate by going to the Nautilus on Monday.

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