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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: kiwi96 on March 05, 2010, 07:26:01 AM

Title: Possible first Sub
Post by: kiwi96 on March 05, 2010, 07:26:01 AM
Hi all you sub mariners.
Please move this thread if not suited here.
I currently build 1/96 warships but have lately become interested in subs.
As a novis in this field would this sub
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=275723284
be a good one for a beginner.
my modeling skills are average to above average, but never sailed a sub before. Any help appreciated. Would like to build a WWII 1/96 sub to sail next to my Missouri and Fletcher if there is a kit out there.
Many thanks for all input in advance.
 
Adrian,.
Title: Re: Possible first Sub
Post by: Subculture on March 05, 2010, 11:22:18 AM
I wouldn't recommend that kit to be honest- there are better ones out there. Unfortunately there aren't many kits available of WWII submarines on the market at 1/96th. This is owing to the fact that most WWI subs are rather small at that scale.

Lots of Nuke boats at that scale though.

Andy
Title: Re: Possible first Sub
Post by: Mankster on March 05, 2010, 12:00:42 PM
With your modeling experience I suspect you will be able to tackle any submarine kit out here.
Unfortuate that is the only 1/96 scale WII kit I know of
Title: Re: Possible first Sub
Post by: Subculture on March 05, 2010, 12:55:50 PM
The scale shipyard do a 1/96th Gato class, if that is of interest?

It's a hull only, but you can purchase wtc's which will enable a conversion to RC without too much pain.
Title: Re: Possible first Sub
Post by: timsenecal on May 13, 2010, 05:21:02 PM
scale shipyard carries two ww II us fleetboats in 1/96, the Gato class and the Balao class.  granted, the only difference in their kits appear to be the conning tower, but they are pretty much it for WWII 1/96

http://scaleshipyard.com/Catalog%20Pages/submarines.html#SUB-1


and for the guts of the thing, i would recommend one of these:

call/email/post on their forum and see what they recommend for the scale shipyards fleetboats:

http://caswellplating.com/models/sub-drivers.html

http://forum.caswellplating.com/