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Assembling several Small World Models 1/96 submarine kits

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    David are the GRE reinforcement brackets necessary to compensate the small contact surface or are they just a precaution for close encounters with third party unfocussed sub drivers?

    grtz,
    Bart


    Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
    "Samuel Smiles"
    http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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      David are the GRE reinforcement brackets necessary to compensate the small contact surface or are they just a precaution for close encounters with third party unfocussed sub drivers?

      grtz,
      Bart

      That's right, Bart. As the SWM 1/96 SIERRA-2 kit is engineered with all four stabilizers tips as separate pieces -- and if subjected to any significant shear force (handling accident or in-water contact) -- they would easily break if not so reinforced.

      I tend to get a bit 'aggressive' when other play-mates put their boats in the water. The outcome is indeed the occasional swapping of paint. I build strength into my submarines for that reason.

      https://youtu.be/M3siP636TF8

      'Unfocused sub drivers'. Indeed. Believe me, when I'm running, the other sub-drivers who dare put their boats in the water become very attentive... very quickly. Or die.

      Of course hostilities commence only if the other drivers are agreeable to a game of cat-and-mouse. Otherwise I steer clear, and become the perfect gentleman.



      David
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        David
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          David
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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            Those hidden messenges.....

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            Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
            "Samuel Smiles"
            http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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            • #21
              LOL, Bart. I get my double-sided sanding sticks from a beauty supply house in town. A fifty-unit bag of these things is cheap and they last forever. One-quarter the price for the same thing at the hobby-shop.

              OK, I'm busted ... publically humiliated. Thanks, pal! No good deed goes unpunished.

              David
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                David
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                  David
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                  • #24
                    What Dave is talking about is referred to as “The Fleet Run”, it is held in Rocky Mount, NC and is a 1/96 & 1/100 only scale warship run. It is hosted by members of the Model Warships Underway forum (Not exclusive, but predominately surface warship modeling forum). People from across North America come to the event. Some guys drive from California with 9 foot Iowa class battleships. A guy from Florida drives up with his 12 foot Nimitz class carrier. Also someone from Canada.

                    In 2015 & 2017 we had 80+ warships from Submarines, Destroyers, Frigates, Cursers, Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, & Auxiliaries.

                    Kevin


                    2017 Fleet Run
                    http://www.wmunderway.mysite.com/cgi...num=1508164408


                    2016 Fleet Run was stormed out due to hurricane.


                    2015 Fleet Run
                    http://www.wmunderway.mysite.com/cgi...num=1447580907

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                      David
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                      • #26
                        That last picture, i wish i had the room that you have, maybe we should start a thread, show us your cave, it would be interesting to show where our submarines are born.

                        Manfred,
                        Last edited by MFR1964; 01-23-2018, 02:46 PM.
                        Fertig zum unterwasser.

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                          formally a one-car garage.















                          David
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