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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:21 AM
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Trumpeter_SEAWOLF_1_144_kit_RC Conversion

HI,

I know,most of You'll gonna say "NOT THESE AGAIN!", but is my first attempt to do such complex thing so I gonna need a lots of advices from You.
I bought these kit and the "Trumpeter 1_144_KILO", from another modeler,last year,but only 2 month ago I started mount them.
I initially thought to mount these two submarines as exhibits desk only but when I reed what can be don with some efforts I said:"I can do it!".
I'll see if I was to confident on what I can do or fail to!
OK,enough with talking.
These is what I have don until know:
MANNY THANKS in advance.
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MARIUS
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 05:53 AM
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And 2 more pictures.Inside the mold are those 2 rudders.
and after 30 min I have the first cast resin pieces in my life!!!.
I know NOT very EXQUISITE pieces but are made by ME.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Well done Marius! I like the castings, great work for a first time.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 09:25 AM
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THANK YOU,
I had GOOD teachers HERE on Forum,and I'd like to believe I am good Apprentice!.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Why did you recast the rudders in resin?
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 04:24 AM
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HI,
@redboat219,
There were already glued on the model and I had to cut them (during these process I couldn't avoid the deterioration of it! ) when I saw what can be done and because was to thin,kipping the air captive inside.
And then I did not know how to put rods in and fix them,plus are the most hardest hit parts for various reasons and I want them stronger.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:46 AM
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A Little more progress.I cast the Dive Plane in 2 rounds.Unfortunately is not going as I aspect ed so probably I have to tray another approach for these.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:06 AM
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And after a second cast and SANDER and SANDER and...more SANDER these is the result:

Slowly but surely parts took shape.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Nice work so far, Marius!!
Keep us updated as you move along!!
Best of luck, and don't give up! You are certainly on the right track!!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:09 PM
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@crazygary THANK YOU.
OK now some news:
I've been working on these today.I used spare parts Name: regleta.jpg
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What do You think?.

MARIUS.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Very nice Marius!
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