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On Eternal Patrol; GATO Class Submarine
Topic Started: Apr 3 2017, 06:55 AM (1,385 Views)
Olde Farte
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Superb but that upper watch seems very precarious.
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Lt Mac 'Shocker' McSheffrey
Stunning Blaine :clap: :clap: :clap:
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blainecole
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I have officially passed the point of no return. The hull halves, bow, stern and stabilizers are now cemented together. Next will be some major surgery for the topside decks. They will be replaced with photo etch parts and supporting beams will be attached underneath. It will take time, but should add some realism to that area of the boat.

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Lt Mac 'Shocker' McSheffrey
Outstanding Blaine, I look forward to seeing the PE deck in place, she is bigger than I thought too :cool
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
It looks damned good Blaine, your patience astounds me still.
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blainecole
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Since the weather has warmed up here(36C and 80% humidity), and we're in between typhoons, it's time to get serious with the decks and free flood areas. Eduard of the Czech Republic supplied the photo etch parts for these areas. This will call for some major surgery of the decks and adding structural beams to support the metal decking. Rather than use plastic to make the support beams I will be using brass supplied by Albion Hobbies. This will take some time but the effort should be more than worth it.

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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
It improves the look no end Blaine, still think you're nuts to do all this PE though.
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blainecole
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The rotary tool made quick work of the bow. This should provide some interesting light and shadow for the free flood areas when complete. The escape trunk is in place. Now for the stern.

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Lt Mac 'Shocker' McSheffrey
Nice :clap:
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Lt. Derek 'Smurfy' Reeve
Makes one hell of a difference, nice work Blaine.
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