By “Mr. Orange” John DeRosia
The challenge for the 2018 Seattle IPMS model contest in the ‘Model-Fy’ category is to take any boat hull from any kit and make it into another ‘what-if’!! Always fun to kick the imagination into gear.
Using my feeble old orange brain I decided to use two boat hulls and Model-fy them to be the transport boat for a new undersea exploration vehicle in ‘close to shore’ waters in the rivers and ocean.
The boat hulls from Lindberg are in 1/285th scale and the submersible kit is in 1/48th scale. Being my orange fleet is all in 1/25 – its easy to convert them to fit the scale. The cabin house will be fit to the fleet scale- and the only thing really needed on the submersible is a seat inside the bubble at 1/25th.
Here are the beginning pictures of the project.
You may click on any picture to see them enlarged.
It all started with a sketch…and a little deviation from there….
Some more progress pics below ending the week of November 11.
Here are a few more pictures of progress ending on Nov 19, 2017: