Next, you will want to buy molding, modeling and soldering depending on the type of submarine you want to build. Arts and crafts stores in your local area will probably have what you are looking for, but you could also find specific items online.
Once you have a plan and your supplies, you will want to construct a hull. If you have never drawn a model from looking at a picture, you may want to practice several times before moving forward. You are attempting to draw the model that you would like to build. The hull of your sub will be made from wood, plastic, fiberglass, or whatever material you have chosen. This could even be something as simple as heavy foam. Once you have made the hull, you will want to make it water tight to hold the electrical parts. You can make compartments from plastic bottles or tubes.
If you want to make your model a radio controlled device, you will want to include a motor, batteries, a receiver, and a ballast system. You can buy these parts at hobby stores or online. Once you have installed the radio system, you will need to choose a transmitter and receiver and decide how many channels you want. The rudder and dive planes may need a separate channel from the periscope, for example. Working on a model submarine from the hull in is a good idea. That way you know how much space you have to work with before you try to get all of the parts inside.
Once you have all of the features operating correctly, you can paint the submarine however you would like. You may want to paint it like the actual submarine picture from which you are working. Or you can do something a little more fun. You should make sure your paints are water resistant so that they will last much longer. If you want your submarine to really stand out, you could also add things like sound effects, working lights, and even hatches. The more you add, the more fun you can have with the submarines models you have built.END AKISMET -->
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