turning the Trumpeter 1/144 seawolf into a virginia class submarine. - Page 2 - HobbyTalk
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The next step is to make the sub longer,like the Jimmy Carter. The length of the real sub is four 400 feet long. So a 8 inch long piece of hull was needed for model. I started by wrapping a 2 inch wide sandpaper around the front hull piece. A fine tooth saw was used to cut the hull in half. I then glued a piece of 3 inch wide .30 plastic strip inside the cut opening. This would insure a even fit between the front hull and the rear piece of the hull,that would be matted up.
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Here is the rear section of the hull being cut with the sandpaper wrapped around the hull,to insure a even fit. In the back ground is the front of the hull ready to be glued to the rear section.
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With the extra length added,really made the sub a lot longer.
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Body filler was applied to the hull to even out the seams.
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A picture of the hull with some gray primer sprayed. A lot more filling and priming is needed.
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I needed to fill and sand all the seams around the boat, This toke a lot more time than I thought it would!
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I wanted to make the hull as smooth and even as possible,so I can make a fiberglass mold. Then I can make more kits of different states in the future.
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It toke a lot of time to true up the hull. I had to block sand the model then then add more filler and primer to fill in the low spots. After hours of work the hull was true and straight.
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