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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: mermod on October 23, 2013, 09:09:49 am

Title: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: mermod on October 23, 2013, 09:09:49 am
Just wondered if anyone has seen this kit first hand, looks like it would be good for r/c.
Phill
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: TailUK on October 23, 2013, 10:04:29 am
I found a build thread for the Skipjack kit by Mobius.  Thats a 1/72nd scale kit so you might find the thread useful.
 
http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/t883-moebius-skipjack (http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/t883-moebius-skipjack)
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: mermod on October 23, 2013, 11:08:03 am
Thanks for that, I believe it's from the same tooling so that will be very helpful.
Phill
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: TailUK on October 23, 2013, 11:35:50 am
There's a second thread labelled "Skipjack Part 2" which continues the thread.

http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/t1071-skipjackpart-2?highlight=Skipjack+Part+2
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: big_bri on October 23, 2013, 01:29:51 pm
Picked up a couple of tubes and end caps from MMB at Blackpool for use in a pair of Skipjacks my friend and I are building
Your correct, it is the same tooling and the detailing is superb, well worth the money :-))
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: mermod on October 24, 2013, 03:07:55 am
1 Skipjack officially on lay-by :-))
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: merriman on October 24, 2013, 12:14:33 pm
And these threads as well:
http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthread.php?2420-Moebius-(Revell)-Skipjack-Build&highlight=skipjack (http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthread.php?2420-Moebius-(Revell)-Skipjack-Build&highlight=skipjack)
 
http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthread.php?2233-Skipjack-1-72&highlight=skipjack (http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthread.php?2233-Skipjack-1-72&highlight=skipjack)
 
 
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: merriman on October 24, 2013, 12:19:57 pm
And here's the 'official' r/c conversion instruction:
 
http://support.caswellplating.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/369/18/the-moebius-skipjack-model-instructions (http://support.caswellplating.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/369/18/the-moebius-skipjack-model-instructions)
 
and the commercially available fittings kit:
http://www.sub-driver.com/fittings-kits/moebius-skipjack-fittings-kit-1.html (http://www.sub-driver.com/fittings-kits/moebius-skipjack-fittings-kit-1.html)
 
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: U-33 on October 24, 2013, 01:17:21 pm
I can recommend the official fittings kit, David sent me one for mine and it makes life so much easier when you have the proper parts to hand...everything is superbly designed and made, and all the parts fit perfectly. So good in fact, that I ripped out a lot of the parts I had already fitted and installed the parts from the fittings kit in their place.


Rich
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 05, 2014, 06:49:23 pm
 
40 quid on Howes!!  - http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/05119%20US%20Navy%20SKIPJACK-CLASS%20Submarine (http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/05119%20US%20Navy%20SKIPJACK-CLASS%20Submarine)

(http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/images/products/t440_5dd82c0c9f10b175564815daceddaaa9.jpg)
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: mermod on February 05, 2014, 10:54:37 pm
I finally got mine for Christmas, I had heard it was a nice kit (and I have seen a lot of plastic kits) but this ones just amazing. :)
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: rmaddock on February 06, 2014, 03:12:37 pm
40 quid on Howes!!  - http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/05119%20US%20Navy%20SKIPJACK-CLASS%20Submarine (http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/05119%20US%20Navy%20SKIPJACK-CLASS%20Submarine)

I hope you're on commission Martin.  There's a month's pocket money gone on a whim >>:-(      O0         %)         :}
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: salmon on February 06, 2014, 09:18:04 pm
I really enjoy my Skipjack. So have fun building!
(http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i345/t_chalfant/Moebius%20or%20Revell%20Skipjack/Skipjack_build_291_zps600752f7.jpg) (http://s1089.photobucket.com/user/t_chalfant/media/Moebius%20or%20Revell%20Skipjack/Skipjack_build_291_zps600752f7.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: Howard on April 14, 2014, 07:45:24 pm
Just Orderd One from Howes now only 26.99 get one while you can.
                              Regards    Howard.
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 14, 2014, 10:52:42 pm
 
Sold out..... Not that i was looking or anything!!!   :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: Howard on April 15, 2014, 04:58:36 pm
I must of got the last one Martin  ordered sunday afternoon and got it this morning not bad going I think boy is she big.
                                  Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: rmaddock on April 15, 2014, 05:07:41 pm
My fingers slipped on the keyboard for the second time yesterday.  Not only do I now have the kit, I accidentally ordered the fitting kit too.  >>:-( %)
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 15, 2014, 06:18:05 pm
I have Norbert Bruggen's Revell VIIc conversion kit and its real a work of art


He also does one for the skipjack
http://www.modelluboot.de/
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: Howard on April 15, 2014, 07:29:58 pm
Am not sure I want to go the hole hog, was thinking of trying to just make it a surface runner as my club pond is pretty murky and could still run it on my 2.4 tx  can it be done any thoughts guys.
              Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Revell Skipjack any thoughts?
Post by: Subculture on April 15, 2014, 07:47:55 pm
Norberts kit is about 120 euros- not bad. You get a well thought out conversion kit that works well. If you lock the rear hydroplanes then you can run as a surface runner, but be aware that this type of hull unlike older boats was designed to work best underwater, so on the surface they make inefficient boats.