29/10/2016. U33. 18" Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine.
The U33 has a semi soft chine hull which represents the latest stage in my fabrication development , its all still done by hand using the the device in the pics (I made it from scrap I found in my shed). Its known as an English wheel however the French claim it to be a "Roue anglais" whilst the Germans reckon its an "Englisch rad", Whatever the hell it is , it makes flatterer things more rounderer. It does take quite a bit of practice to master but well worth it. Ive often thought of my work as "edgy", I dont mean cutting edge or risque , I mean actually looking like krytens head off Red Dwarf ! so this boat is the first of the new hull design , its obviously smoother and I think it looks better it really makes a difference in the water too , this has to be the fastest thing ive made so far.