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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: john44 on June 25, 2011, 06:07:36 PM

Title: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: john44 on June 25, 2011, 06:07:36 PM
Hi submariners, I have just acquired a Alexander Engel AKULA K-317 Panther submarine from a fellow club-member that requires finishing details, not the club-member the sub, however I can,t seem to find any good detailed pictures or drawings that can help me finish it off,
regarding decals, railings wires etc. I am also thinking of weathering it a bit what do you think? It is my first submarine so I would like
to make a good job of it.

john
Title: Re: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: Roadrunner on June 25, 2011, 10:35:30 PM
Hopfully i have the right sub your finishing... if i have, then these photo's should help..

In regards to weathering that's entirely up to you.

Enjoy

(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b446/Tow_Chief/Akula_class_submarine.jpg)

(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b446/Tow_Chief/Gepard.jpg)

(http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b446/Tow_Chief/Submarine_Vepr_by_Ilya_Kurganov_crop.jpg)
Title: Re: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: john44 on June 26, 2011, 09:19:17 AM
Thanks for the pic,s Roadrunner,
 yes that is the sub, I have been trying to find close ups of models, or the real boat so I can distinguish what the added detail is.
The first picture, well I was thinking of weathering but that looks like a rust-bucket.
thanks again

john
Title: Re: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: Beermacht on July 13, 2011, 12:50:32 PM
Hi John,

check this site out. There are tons of russian submarines with gorgeous pictures. You might have to view all the pages (this is page 30). But it's worth!

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?105552-Beautiful-submarines/page30 (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?105552-Beautiful-submarines/page30)
Title: Re: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: Wehrbier on July 13, 2011, 09:33:40 PM
You can also check out this page: http://forums.airbase.ru/2008/10/t64596--chertezhi-podvodnykh-lodok-2.html (http://forums.airbase.ru/2008/10/t64596--chertezhi-podvodnykh-lodok-2.html)

regards

Sascha
Title: Re: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: john44 on July 13, 2011, 10:39:41 PM
Thanks Guys,
I was beginning to think no liked Akula sub,s. the links are great, just got to find a way of painting the very fine hull lines and other details.
Are there any decals available for Russian subs?

regards
john
Title: Re: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: Beermacht on July 13, 2011, 11:32:13 PM
Well, the Akula class is very popular over here. But I'm sorry, I have no clue where you can get decals. For your Akula, you should check http://www.engel-modellbau.de/ (http://www.engel-modellbau.de/). He's the manufacturer of this sub.

I like the Akula, a friend builds one in 1:50 http://www.pressluftjunkies.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=994 (http://www.pressluftjunkies.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=994)

Andy
Title: Re: Akula K-317 Panther sub help needed.
Post by: Mankster on July 14, 2011, 09:43:05 AM
For lines you can use trim tape or rub on dry transfers. Or you can can draw decal on your computer and print it out on transfer paper.