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    Biber miget sub

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    Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:41 pm

    well after a long time and having my arse kicked by the boss that's rich and not her indoors the biber is now on the building board it'll be a long build as i want to get as much detail in her as possible
    But first i must say a BIG thanks to rich who without his help this build would not be possible i hope you won't get bored with this build log and i'll do my best to answer any questions that are asked, gona have a cuppa then i'll post the first few pictures

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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:45 pm

    Good man, Andy...we're all looking forward to the pics, mate. You have your cuppa, mate...enjoy!
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:22 pm

    The first job of the day was to clean up the hull must say it's not the best moulding but it's not the worst also i didn't want to clean up the hull to much as as these subs were literally thrown together, these boats we're built in 3 seactions so the next job was to mark and then cut the hull into 3 so that i can make the bits that will join the hull back together again thats all i did for today and as they say onwards and upwards






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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:08 pm

    Looking good, mate...bit nerve wracking when you attack it with a saw!
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:29 pm

    could have left it as it was but in my eyes that would have been wrong so had to do it mate cut out the first of the new frames just trying to find some 2mm bolts now to bolt it all together again

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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:35 pm

    You're right, it's not the best of mouldings...the original Darnell one was a lot better, but I guess over time the moulds have deteriorated. Shame really, it's an unusual boat, I don't remember seeing that many of them at the shows we used to go to. Bernie had a cracking one, it really was nice, and I can recall seeing one or two about, but on the whole, it'll be a rarity on the lake.
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:38 pm

    well you know what i said about her when i picked it up mate that offer still stands , not enjoyed building something in a long time it's nice knowing that it's not going to be shipped overseas when done

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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:20 pm

    That's what I wanted to hear, get you back to building something for yourself, and not for some suit in an air conditioned office.

    Enjoy it mate...
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:51 pm

    im watching andy if your prepard to cut a good hull in three for detail this is going to be a great build looking forward to her progress
    all the best geof
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:03 pm

    well today i made the first of the new frames this is where the biber is bolted together on the real sub , after looking on the net and being shocked at the cost of 2mm bolts i decided that i'll make my own so placed an order for all the bits i'll need then i'll get on with making the 100+ bolts that will be going into the sub

    pic to follow later

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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:08 pm

    100+ bolts! Well, that's your ballast sorted mate!
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:45 pm

    the bolts will be made out of plastic rich as there only for show and to make it look more realistic


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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:48 pm

    Ah, understood mate..that will drive you mad fitting all those bolts. Still, it'll keep you out of mischief! Bulkhead looks good, nice piece of work there.
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:52 pm

    it's only the lower rear seaction mate there's another bit that runs up the middle and thats where the two bits are bolted together
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:19 pm

    had a late start today so decided to cut the windows on the conning tower then i didn't like the frames so sanded them off and made new ones sorry about the pic's the camera's so old it's like a box browny must get a new one when funds become available






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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:23 pm

    Now that is great work, mate..I like the way you've done those window frames, top workmanship.

    And yes..a new camera is definately needed!
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  profesorul on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:16 am

    Or guest tray to focus on the Rigid part (NO HOLE),and don't zoom it.Make the picture as far You can get,and if is to narrow window make more picture in the the same way as you do a slow motion movie(make a picture move the camera a Little bit further and so on,until you get the whole view).
    I hope You understand!.
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:40 pm

    or i could bung the flippin thing in the bin and get a new one

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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:28 pm

    There are some like mine on eBay, going for very good prices too. I know I bought a extra lens with it, but I paid well over £600 for mine.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-NEX-5N-Black-w-18-55mm-Lens-Lowepro-case-Hoya-UV-Filter-4GB-Sandisk-/251231396097?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_DigitalCameras_JN&hash=item3a7e8ee101
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:33 pm

    very nice rich no overtime means no spare cash hope it changes soon

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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:44 pm

    So do I, my boy...so do I.
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:38 pm

    windows andy are looking good love the bolts around them
    a point and shot camera can cost very little i find my camera struggles in doors i find turing the flash of and not using the zoom help alot
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:32 pm

    made the front bulkhead/securing ring today all boring stuff but had to be done then started making the bolts should get the hull back together by next week then it'll be time to start on the back end

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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:36 pm

    And that, mate...will be the fun bit. Other than cutting in a access hatch I can't see how you'll get at the internals. I wish you good luck with that bit..
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    Re: Biber miget sub

    Post  tattooed on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:00 pm

    had a look at the back end today then went for a cuppa what a mess the only way around it was to cut the last 3inches off to clean up the inside after this was done it was time to try fitting the rear dive plane/rudder on doing this i noticed that the bell crank was in the wrong place so i had to make a new one and move it further forward , i'll post some pic's when i find the cable for my phone

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