well 20 years after my first attempt at making my first little fun sub which was a success and will get a refit before the summer and my scratch built HMS Resolution sinking to the bottom of the bath and had more leaks then a colander and now lives in the loft with no hope I have decided to build another sub and hoping to get into subs in a more dedicated way.
my dear wife bought me the revel u–boat for Christmas 2 years ago but I did not know where to get a wtc from then I was pointed in the direction of MMB models who was very helpful making me the WTC 50mm in diameter and 300mm long and the water tight push rods small prop shafts and solid couplings for the motor all for £60 posted so with no more excuses I have started to build it over Christmas.
I am going to build it as a dynamic diving sub so please if anyone thinks I’m going wrong some were please feel free to comment
I must say it is quite nice building a plastic kit takes me back a very long way building airfix kits when I was a kid.
The pictures below are the hull were I have cut drilled and filled over 300 holes one tip is it’s a lot easier to dremel with a sanding drum the back of the holes that are to be filled out take it easy not to melt and distort the plastic and not to sand all the way through and leave some plastic to file.
holding the hull up to a light this helps to see how much plastic is left.
Hope this building thread might be of interest many thanks geof