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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: bwi on October 15, 2016, 01:22:45 AM

Title: Akula 1/144 scratch built
Post by: bwi on October 15, 2016, 01:22:45 AM
My first post here.
After 4 years I have almost completed my Akula in 1/144 scale, length approx 870mm.
I did not have access to etched parts so the gratings and stuff are drilled as small as I could and are functional to let the air escape when diving.
This is my first sub and first scratchbuilt ever so please be gentle on me.
Grtz.
Bart


(https://s25.postimg.org/f4ts903pr/P1040380002.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/yy5w1ph3j/P1040379003.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/e45y2zc27/P1040335021.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/vuc81rf0v/P1040337019.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/hp6ezy5zj/P1040340001.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/rnrdmfff3/P1040344017.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/uqs3psudr/P1040339009.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/j43eaxhov/P1040342018.jpg)


(https://s25.postimg.org/ylvhsddjj/P1040343011.jpg)






Title: Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on October 15, 2016, 10:26:07 AM
Very tidy model, well done :-))


I like the surface detailing, I notice the subtle deck profile aft of the sail, this is very often missed by modellers, who maintain the circular cross section right aft.
Title: Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
Post by: Subculture on October 15, 2016, 11:39:59 AM
Very nice.

Sadly those tiny vents won't be functional, first dive and they'll skin over. Holes and slots need to be about 3mm/1.8" to be of benefit.
Title: Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
Post by: spooksgone on October 17, 2016, 10:19:04 AM
For a first scratch build model, I would say that is pretty amazing, big thumbs up from me :-))
Title: Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
Post by: salmon on October 17, 2016, 04:47:07 PM
As good or better than some commercial hulls I have seen. well done sir!
Title: Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
Post by: dirkske on October 20, 2016, 09:39:46 PM
It looks even better up close as on photo.  :-))
Title: Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
Post by: Robin smith on November 06, 2016, 10:54:59 PM
Fantastic