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Models built for the 'Beneath the Waves' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This Challenge from Chris Fry is to build an original model of anything that is wholly or predominantly covered by the sea. It could be a marine animal or plant, submarine, iceberg, oil platform, seaside pier, underwater habitat, submersible etc. - maybe even an imaginary underwater community. Imagination required!


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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeAdmiralty Type 4 Fluke-Less Anchor

Built by Les Chatfield

 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeAnchor

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeAnchor

Built by Richard Marsden

 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeAquanaut

Built by Ivor Ellard

 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeCromer Crab

Built by John Gay

 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeLittle Fishes

Built by Tim Surtell

Turn the handle to see the fishes swimming!
 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeStangford Lough Tidal Turbine

Built by Peter Shaw

 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeSubmersible

Built by Chris Warrell

This model is based on a photo found online. It's got a grab and some sort of multi-purpose thing on the end of an arm. The clear dome is from a Crazy Inventor's set and the black dome is from the Hudson Locomotive set.
 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeThunderbird 4

Built by Brian Leach

I've always been a fan of Thunderbirds, particularly the original series. On building this, it presented no serious problems but there was a lot of plate bending required. Compound curves had to be approximated. About my first use of flexible coupling...
 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeTitanic

Built by Guy Loveridge

This model of Titanic is 6' long, hence the scale is about 1:150. The model splits into two parts for ease of transportation. There are many details including raked funnels, steam pipes, lifeboats, vents, cranes, bollards, flags, compass tower, crow's...
 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeUndersea Exploration Vehicle

Built by John Clifton

An undersea exploration vehicle built from post-2015 Spin Master parts, with twin propulsion units and steering rudders with adjustable dive flaps. It can seat three and also has an opening access hatch.
 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeUndersea Exploration Vehicle

Built by Brian Elvidge

A freelance interpretation of the Secretary's Challenge brief, using a mix of modern parts and traditional parts, with a set of motorised propellors driven via gearing by the 2017 4.5V motor which seems very good. A set of movable rudders is also fitt...
 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeWhat Lies Beneath...

Built by Chris Fry

 
 
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Built for the Beneath the Waves Secretary's ChallengeYellow Submarine

Built by Andrew Couzens

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