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Title: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: DavieTait on February 17, 2008, 11:49:56 PM
Yup Jecobin have just release 2 sets of plans for the new HMS Astute SSN.

1:96th scale ( 40"/1016mm hull length ) http://jecobinplans.com/estore/product_info.php?products_id=391
1:192nd scale ( 20"/508mm hull length ) http://jecobinplans.com/estore/product_info.php?products_id=390

I've just ordered the 1:96th scale plans and a load of blue high density foam....
Title: Re: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: gingyer on February 18, 2008, 04:22:47 PM
what scale are you going to build it in?
would of thought 1:72nd would be a good size
Title: Re: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: Stavros on February 18, 2008, 05:18:26 PM
quote from Dave Tait

I've just ordered the 1:96th scale plans and a load of blue high density foam....


I think that will answer your question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Stavros
Title: Re: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: gingyer on February 18, 2008, 05:47:43 PM
yes thats the scale available, but he may be getting them enlarged.
the main scale available for warships is 1:96th so you have to sometimes
enlarge them
Title: Re: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: DavieTait on February 18, 2008, 08:29:42 PM
40" or 1:96th scale is about the max I can physically handle due to 2 squashed disks in my back so thats the size i'll be building her at.
Going to be a fairly long build to give me the time to get a couple of test attempts at making a mold from a former and laying up a hull in grp with small test hulls.

Davie
Title: Re: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: DavieTait on February 24, 2008, 10:58:57 PM
OK here's her measurements at 1/96th scale

Length : 40"/1016mm
Beam : 4.5"/114mm ( to outside of main hull , sonar is an extra 0.25"/8mm per side more ) 5" overall
Draft : 5 6/16"/137mm aft ( highest point of casing to keel ) , 5"/127mm forrard of sail

Pump Jet : Length 1.25"/29mm , diameter foreside 2 1/8th"/54mm aftside 1 5/8th"/42mm , 15 bladed impeller 1 7/8th"/48mm

Davie
Title: Re: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: Subculture on February 25, 2008, 04:30:21 PM
If you made her to 1/100 scale, thus matching up well with the OTW Vanguard, the hull diameter-less sonar- comes out at near enough bang on 110mm, which is precisely the diameter of waste pipe tubing- cheap and readily available.

Now that just leaves you with making the upper supersturcture, sail, bow and end pieces, which you can make from foam, wood or whatever you have to hand, take plaster casts, then mould them in GRP.

Scribing and further detailing can be done on the finished castings.

Food for thought?

Andy
Title: Re: HMS Astute plans just released by Jecobin
Post by: Mankster on February 25, 2008, 10:34:28 PM
If you made her to 1/100 scale, thus matching up well with the OTW Vanguard, the hull diameter-less sonar- comes out at near enough bang on 110mm, which is precisely the diameter of waste pipe tubing- cheap and readily available.

Now that just leaves you with making the upper supersturcture, sail, bow and end pieces, which you can make from foam, wood or whatever you have to hand, take plaster casts, then mould them in GRP.

Scribing and further detailing can be done on the finished castings.

Food for thought?

Andy

Now that sound like a good plan...