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    GI JOE Submarine

    I'm building a GI JOE submarine out of PVC pipe; I've attached a photograph and will add more as I go.
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    Very cool!

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    AT Sub

    Progress; working in the tower.
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    This is 12" scale? When I saw your first pick I thought you were making this for the little guys. I guess it's close in size to the Sea Wolf, looks like Joe might be a bit cramped though. Still nize work so far looking forward to seeing the progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sf49ersphan@aol.com View Post
    This is 12" scale? When I saw your first pick I thought you were making this for the little guys. I guess it's close in size to the Sea Wolf, looks like Joe might be a bit cramped though. Still nize work so far looking forward to seeing the progress.
    I was watching a documentary and noticed how a person squeezed into a tiny sub. I also wanted to make it air tight. One Joe can drive the sub in a seated position, with room for gear. The interior is lit, and I like the view through the port holes. I'll post piics as I go. I'm enjoying the project. I can't wait till the test phase

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    X-Sub Project

    X-Sub (Experimental Submersible) project - I haven't thought of a name. Working on the rudder and stabilizer. The Adventure Team also has some lights working in the sub. This is far from complete, and a long way from the test phase. I should get the lost talker action sailor to drive it.
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    Day off with the kids, and good chance to work on the X-Sub. The adhesive I used on the port holes doesn't work, and I spent a lot of time sanding around the port holes and reapplying a better sealant. The Adventure Team is frustrated with the loss in production and the extra time and materials; not to mention the budget.

    However, we are back on track and the engineers are more confident heading into the test phase. On a more positive note, the rudder and the stabilizers function well.

    Any recommendations from the GIJCC on paint, a name, and a logo?

    Rocky Mountain Adventure Team

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    on the paint go with Navy gray

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    Hmmm... Hadn't thought of that - but I like the idea. Letters, numbers, and a logo would stand out.

    Thanks for the idea (I'll credit Nica_joe on the hull)

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    X-Sub project (16 Sept)

    Reinforced the hull; have communication/radio equipment; fuel cells can also be seen in the forward pontoon.

    An Adventurer can be seen in the tower port hole.
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