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    Post  rnli12 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:55 pm

    Hi All,

    Thought I would start a new thread off for my LA Class from MMB.

    I have atached a few pics before I start the build to demonstrate the high standard of moulding. The WTC is being made for me.

    Any comments welcomed, help or guidance. Likely to a long build as I am away alot. I have built the Robbe U47 and a few bespoke subs but looking to correct all previous mistakes in this one! Best regards.... Rich

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    Post  david f on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:24 pm

    Hi Rich,

    Thanks for posting this - looking forward to the build unfolding.

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    Post  profesorul on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:46 pm

    HI,
    I am watching too.

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    Post  rnli12 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:25 am

    Forgot to include the mouldings, rudder, hydroplanes, fin (conning tower etc plus prop cone.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:49 am

    Rich, one thing I would advise you think about, and that's the sail. Mine was so heavy and the fibreglass so thick, I scratchbuilt a totally new one from styrene for mine. I think you'll have stability problems if you use the one supplied, unless Mark has changed things.

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    Post  rnli12 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:46 pm

    Thanks Rich,

    I have weighed the fin, scopes and hydroplanes at @ 3 ounces so will keep my eye on top weight as I go along.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:22 pm

    That's a lot of difference to what mine weighed, Rich..the sail alone weighed in more than that, looks like Mark done some alterations.


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    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:39 pm

    good luck with the build looking forward to seeing how you get on

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    Post  profesorul on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:56 pm

    HI,
    What is scale of the sub?.
    The hull is from what?.

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    Post  rnli12 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:07 am

    Hi Marius,

    What I have been told is the the fin(conning tower) is 1/72nd scale and the hull around 1/87?th I think, there seems to be some history surrounding this moulding, its all GRP except the fittings which are resin based.

    Overall I am very please with it.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:56 am

    We did work the scale out once...the hull/deck are around 1/96th, the sail is about 1/87th. Ish...
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    Post  profesorul on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:09 pm

    HI @rnli12,
    THANK YOU.
    I ask only too see how much is approx in METRIC system.
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    Post  profesorul on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:24 pm

    HI @rnli12,

    How is going with the sub?.
    I wayting with great interes any news.

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    Post  rnli12 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:03 am

    Hi,

    Have put the boat on hold as I was hoping for the dive gear module to be built, alas never appeared so havent progressed any further.

    So will put the boat up for sale as the previous photos.

    Regards,

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    Post  profesorul on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:15 am

    I am SORRY to Hear that RICH.Maybe another time You wheel succed.

    You have a PM from me.

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