R/C Model Submarines

Selection of photos from the Image Gallery

Welcome to my site dedicated to radio controlled scale model submarines.

Here you will find pictures and video of my own models as well as model subs belonging to others. Additionally you will find photos, film and research material of the original boats as well as links to other model submarine related sites. There a few RC sub sites now, so I have tried to make mine a little different. Hope you enjoy your visit.

This site is graphic intensive and requires Flash player to be viewed as intended. If you don't have it installed, there should be a link on the right to the Adobe site where it can be downloaded for free.

Latest Updates


  1. Is the 865 Losos for sale?

    (Posted on 2017-01-11 19:08:00 by Michael)
  2. Excellent work.
    Level of detail in K-157 shines of professionalism & stands as a clear standard to be followed.

    (Posted on 2015-06-01 03:31:00 by Randy Wilharm)
  3. Well after a break from subs for 3 years, I have started building again. Setting up the workshop in the garage again - ready for a new project.

    (Posted on 2014-07-20 16:14:00 by wheelerdealer)
  4. New StAlbans images added

    (Posted on 2011-06-16 21:02:00 by wheelerdealer)
  5. Added Fleet pictures under 'My Subs' and updated the TK-17 pictures.

    (Posted on 2011-06-16 19:48:00 by wheelerdealer)
  6. New U212 page added under My Subs. More Video and Pictures added

    (Posted on 2011-04-02 19:26:00 by wheelerdealer)
  7. New Video added

    (Posted on 2010-06-03 17:03:00 by wheelerdealer)
  8. Project 865 Losos added under Future Projects

    (Posted on 2009-11-06 12:56:00 by wheelerdealer)
  9. Brockwell Lido Page and TK17 pages updated

    (Posted on 2009-10-15 11:02:00 by wheelerdealer)
  10. HMS Tireless completed, video of first trial posted.

    (Posted on 2009-06-16 19:11:00 by wheelerdealer)
  11. Updated the TK-17 page with more construction pictures.

    (Posted on 2009-04-28 21:48:00 by wheelerdealer)
  12. HMS Tireless WTC completed and page updated

    (Posted on 2009-04-20 23:03:00 by wheelerdealer)
  13. More construction pics added to TK-17 pages

    (Posted on 2009-01-18 02:09:00 by wheelerdealer)
  14. The 'Image Gallery' has been expanded, yet more pictures will be added shortly

    (Posted on 2008-11-09 11:36:00 by wheelerdealer)
  15. I have started building HMS Tireless, which is now under 'My Subs'.

    (Posted on 2008-11-08 09:18:00 by wheelerdealer)
  16. Added more content to the Video Pages

    (Posted on 2008-11-07 15:26:00 by wheelerdealer)
  17. Added a new Video of my TK-20 Typhoon and more Lido Pictures

    (Posted on 2008-11-03 21:18:00 by wheelerdealer)
  18. New Video of my K-157 added under the My Subs Tab. More underwater videos to come taken at the Brockwell Lido 'Dive in'

    (Posted on 2008-10-12 20:37:00 by wheelerdealer)
  19. Added Build of Tk-20 under 'Other Subs'

    (Posted on 2008-08-26 21:10:00 by wheelerdealer)
  20. I'm keeping this page for updates, comments form is at the Contact/Feedback page

    (Posted on 2008-08-23 08:07:00 by wheelerdealer)
  21. Hi David, At the moment, till I figure it out, all submissions must be sent to me using the Contact page and I will load them for you.

    (Posted on 2008-08-23 08:06:00 by wheelerdealer)
  22. An interesting effort. How do I submit pictures here?


    (Posted on 2008-08-23 01:03:00 by merriman1)
  23. The site goes live today. I have completed the Akula and Typhoon pages and some of the video pages.

    (Posted on 2008-08-22 19:01:00 by wheelerdealer)

Do you want to run your submarines in a swimming pool? Click on this Link ................

I had originally intended this to be a personal site where I could keep all my pictures and video in one place, yet accessible from anywhere, but it seemed a good Idea to open it up, so here we are.

Why radio controlled subs? Everyone will have their own reason for pursuing this hobby. For me it was the challenge of building and detailing a scale radio control model, and operating it in the harshest of environments, often when out of view and bringing it back home to port after a successful patrol.

Submarines dive by taking on water ballast and expelling to surface again, or dynamically by forces acting on the dive planes. These submarines are available from vendors as complete kits, semi kits where the hull and watertight module, containing the electronics, need to be purchased separately. Hulls are often made of fibreglass or ABS. As an entry to the hobby, conversion of one of the larger scale injection moulded plastic kits, to radio control is popular. For the experience modellers and those want to build a sub not commercially available or to a different scale, a submarine hull can be scratch built. I will not be documenting basics of building and operating model subs on this site, but the links section will point the newcomer to sites where this information is available. This site will be evolving in the coming months, have a look around and enjoy your stay.


TK-20 Typhoon Original and 1:100 Scale