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bwi

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Akula 1/144 scratch built
« 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.
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Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
« Reply #3 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 :-))
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Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 04:47:07 PM »

As good or better than some commercial hulls I have seen. well done sir!
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Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 09:39:46 PM »

It looks even better up close as on photo.  :-))
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Re: Akula 1/144 scratch built
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 10:54:59 PM »

Fantastic
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