HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 25, 2011, 12:59 PM
Formerly Nuke Power
Rogue Sub's Avatar
United States, NY, Gloversville
Joined May 2007
426 Posts
Build Log
USS Skate

Started building my Skate last night and I thought I would share as I go along.

Started by CA'n the parts together with tape holding it together. Then I started filling the seams. Next I will come back and fiberglass the two halves together.






I also cut out the access to the hull after bonding the two halves with CA




Rogue Sub is offline Find More Posts by Rogue Sub
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 25, 2011, 01:53 PM
Semi-Official Tinkerer
Subdave's Avatar
Rochester NY
Joined Mar 2005
810 Posts
You got the shop set up already? Schweet!!
Nice boat!! Dave.
Subdave is online now Find More Posts by Subdave
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:43 PM
Formerly Nuke Power
Rogue Sub's Avatar
United States, NY, Gloversville
Joined May 2007
426 Posts
nearly set up. Still have some new outlets to route and some dry wall etc.. I do now have lighting though which I think is important in a basement.
Rogue Sub is offline Find More Posts by Rogue Sub
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2011, 03:11 AM
Registered User
Horseman's Avatar
The Netherlands, FR
Joined Aug 2008
591 Posts
Hi Kevin,

Looking nice, how big is she? and is this a kit?

Regards,

Jan,
Horseman is offline Find More Posts by Horseman
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2011, 04:42 PM
Semi-Official Tinkerer
Subdave's Avatar
Rochester NY
Joined Mar 2005
810 Posts
Lighting in a basement is really a good thing.
Water is not!!
Glad the rains did not hit you.
I will be watching. Dave.
Subdave is online now Find More Posts by Subdave
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2011, 07:49 PM
Formerly Nuke Power
Rogue Sub's Avatar
United States, NY, Gloversville
Joined May 2007
426 Posts
Jan

You know what I have not measured this thing. I was so excited I didnt even care. I will have to get back to you on this one.

You will not be able to get this kit. I was told mine would be the last for awhile...

Dave
Shouldnt you be casting and not watching?
Rogue Sub is offline Find More Posts by Rogue Sub
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 26, 2011, 09:47 PM
Submarines, etc.
tsenecal's Avatar
Arvada, Colorado
Joined May 2005
1,540 Posts
ENOUGH ABOUT THE BASEMENT!!!!!!!!!!


what about the boat
tsenecal is offline Find More Posts by tsenecal
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2011, 06:36 AM
Registered User
Horseman's Avatar
The Netherlands, FR
Joined Aug 2008
591 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Sub View Post
Jan

You know what I have not measured this thing. I was so excited I didnt even care. I will have to get back to you on this one.

You will not be able to get this kit. I was told mine would be the last for awhile...
I would be excited to its just a nice Sub you have there.

I will watching this build

Regards,

Jan,
Horseman is offline Find More Posts by Horseman
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2011, 06:50 AM
Semi-Official Tinkerer
Subdave's Avatar
Rochester NY
Joined Mar 2005
810 Posts
Yes, enough of this nonsence! On with the build!
I have the technology to watch and mold at the same time.
Dave.
Subdave is online now Find More Posts by Subdave
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 07, 2011, 07:45 PM
Formerly Nuke Power
Rogue Sub's Avatar
United States, NY, Gloversville
Joined May 2007
426 Posts
Yes yes back to the boat.






mounted at an angle while epoxy dries on the bottom






Got all the appendages on. I also cut the tail to correct it. As molded it would be impossible for the men of this boat to open the torpedo doors. More on that later.
Rogue Sub is offline Find More Posts by Rogue Sub
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 08, 2011, 09:19 AM
Formerly Nuke Power
Rogue Sub's Avatar
United States, NY, Gloversville
Joined May 2007
426 Posts
The time honored tradition of making holes.. I hate it.


Rogue Sub is offline Find More Posts by Rogue Sub
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 08, 2011, 09:38 AM
MFR
just a ordinairy guy
Netherlands
Joined Sep 2008
351 Posts
Looking good Kevin, also had my share with making the floodholes, but at the end when ready and painted it's all forgotten.

Greetings Manfred.
MFR is offline Find More Posts by MFR
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 08, 2011, 10:14 AM
Formerly Nuke Power
Rogue Sub's Avatar
United States, NY, Gloversville
Joined May 2007
426 Posts
True Manfred. On the other hand I finally killed my dremel cutting these holes. They are now some of the most expensive holes I have ever made since I went and bought the best dremel I could find. I will say that the pistol grip attachment is amazing. Ok back to cutting.
Rogue Sub is offline Find More Posts by Rogue Sub
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 2011, 08:07 AM
Semi-Official Tinkerer
Subdave's Avatar
Rochester NY
Joined Mar 2005
810 Posts
Invest in some Perma-grit tools. You will never be sorry.
They don't wear out. They cut fiberglass like butter. Dave.
Subdave is online now Find More Posts by Subdave
Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 2011, 05:11 PM
Formerly Nuke Power
Rogue Sub's Avatar
United States, NY, Gloversville
Joined May 2007
426 Posts
? link please
Rogue Sub is offline Find More Posts by Rogue Sub
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Skate autogyros gyronuts Auto Gyros 33 Jan 25, 2012 11:22 AM
Discussion Battleship USS Iowa ken_nj Dock Talk 29 Nov 04, 2011 11:22 PM
Cool Uss pioneer rc class star trek OmarA10 Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 12 Sep 25, 2011 09:47 PM
Discussion Rustler at the Skate Park Quill Car Talk 0 Apr 14, 2011 06:18 PM
Discussion USS Hartford and USS New Orleans bump maverick06 Life, The Universe, and Politics 9 Mar 21, 2009 08:11 PM