turning the Trumpeter 1/144 seawolf into a virginia class submarine. - HobbyTalk
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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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turning the Trumpeter 1/144 seawolf into a virginia class submarine.

Awhile back I thought about making a 1/144 scale Trumpeter Seawolf submarine into a longer Virginia class submarine. I had one Trumpeter 1/144 Seawolf on hand for a few years. To do the Virginia class sub I had to buy one more Trumpeter Seawolf model,to do the extra length needed for this project.
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Two of these kits were brought.
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After looking at the stock kit,I decided wanted to make the newer longer tomahawk bow cluster assembly used on the later Virginia class boats.
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To do this a longer bow is needed. To do this the sail had to be moved back 1/2 of a inch from the front of the sails location.
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A new rubber was made to cast a new sail base.
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The stock sail base was sanded off the top hull. Body filler was applied,and primer was sprayed on the hull. A straight line was made to make sure that the new cast Sail base would set straight on the hull.
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The front of the sonar tube was also moved back like in the pictures of the real boat.
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The stock sail needs a lot of work to make it more accurate. First the sail needed to be a little taller. Strips of plastic were super glued to the bottom of the sail to give the needed height.
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The stock sail needed to be taller,and the top of the sail needed to be sanded more to make it more round.
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A picture after the sail was made taller and the top rounded,to give it more of a scale look.
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This shot shows the difference between the stock sail,(left picture) and the new raised and sanded sail (right picture)
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All of the 6 sonar domes were sanded off the bottom of the hull to make way for the new designed units.
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New sonar housings were cast from a mold.These will be added to the hull in there right locations later on.
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The bow was the next thing to be changed.The stock bow was close but a little to pointed. Body filler was added to bring the bow into more of a scale look.
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