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      80" Seaview

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      80" Seaview

      Post  thegrimreaper on Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:21 pm

      Hi guys,
      having a go at rebuilding an 80" scratch built Seaview. So far I have removed the window frames from the observation lounge, removed about 1Lb of Fibre glass and resin from inside the hull which had been poured in and shaken about from the look of it have also sorted out the engine nacells? sourced new 55o motors for her she came with a Sheerline tube, I saw the sub running at my local lake about 18 months ago and liked what I saw unfortunatley the sub was then left in disrepair in a garage

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      80" Seaview

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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  david f on Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:01 am

      Looking good, Mark!

      When I look at that bow and those windows I can't help but get a nostalgic glow!

      I remember seeing the original movie in a cinema as a child. (On holiday at Newquay with my sister and a friend.) Those were the days when it was a continuous programme so we sat through the film twice (money saving also!) Magic.

      Cut to the present. I'm looking forward to seeing that Seaview sailing, Mark. Even with all the fans it is a rare topic for modellers in the UK. I have seen one or two on exhibition stands but none sailing.

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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  John Wrennall on Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:33 am


      I recall Alan Warehand working on one at a St Albans dive-in a few years back but unfortunately don't remember it sailing.
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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  thegrimreaper on Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:38 am

      Funny that John because we were at that dive in ourselves and saw the same model you saw there

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      Re: 80" Seaview

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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  thegrimreaper on Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:57 pm

      Thank you for the 3 links God,

      I have just found a video of the model I now own I have also found a cut and join in the upper and lower hull some one at some time has removed 6" from the length, but I can live with that she fits in the car no problem stripped everything out ready for replacement of all control surfaces tubes have been cleaned up but I think will need a lining inside 4 blade brass props with geared motors were the power plants, I think I know who the builder was through a bit of investigation and the tinternet

      thank you again for the links David.

      regards Mark.

      Correction to this post the Hull has not been cut at all originally was 80" and still is, cracks were just that cracks in the gel coat which have now been repaired, more to follow with pictures soon.

      Mark


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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  timgarrod on Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:48 pm

      Very nice video Merriman. Cant wait to see your finish Mark
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      a fare bit of cleaning up of the hull to get rid of a right build up of resin drips and unknown rubbish in the hull including wet soggy wood pieces also fitted a plastic lip to the hull top to assist with aligning the top hull to the bottom hull
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      Post  thegrimreaper on Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:18 am







      Filled in what seemed to be a hundred flood holes all along the bottom of the hull I will be re drilling a few holes and making them slightly larger than the ones that have been filled

      The bottom picture is the piece that I cut out of the bottom hull which represents the flying sub bay which is the wrong shape and will be corrected this piece will be reused for patrol duties and will be replaced by a lighter more detailed version for display purposes


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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  thegrimreaper on Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:23 am

      A major problem has been found on the Seaview the rear "Cadillac" wings have been fitted at the wrong angle according to the Blueprint I have soooo !! I removed them cleaned everything up re measured re marked (3 times) then refitted into the correct position and I say it myself they look much better now a little lower than the near vertical line they had.









      Still got mountains to do but am enjoying myself will be a while before she sees water again but I will get there early days yet

      thanks for looking

      Mark


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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  david f on Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:35 am

      Looking good, Mark.

      Free flooding holes on models are always annoying to me. They are never quite big enough to work properly! It's a trade off between effectiveness and scale appearance. (I think it is because surface- tension doesn't "scale" well and they don't provide free flow.)

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      another update

      Post  thegrimreaper on Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:04 am

      Just taken another picture cropped it and now discover I have an after and a before work shot of the rear "Cadillac" wings
      please let me know what you think i.e. better worse or just the same




      Me,? I think they look just about right now bit more work needed on the wing root but will get there


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      Re: 80" Seaview

      Post  merriman on Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:54 am

      No doubt about it -- you're repositioning of the vertical stabilizers was the right move. Keep at it!

      David

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