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  • Skipjack 1/72

    As If I needed another project, I just ordered from Caswell the new Moebius 1/72 Skipjack. I just couldnt help myself. When it gets here I will do a close inspection and product review and post some good closeups of all the detail. After that, if I think that this model is something that I want to RC, I will then order the fittings kit and then finally the Subdriver itself. I will be working on this at the same time as I get back into the Skydiver of UFO fame. Stay Tuned ya shwabes!
    IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

  • #2
    GUESS WHAT I JUST GOT??!! The Caswell people just sent me my "Skipjack" model kit. Ill be checking it out.
    IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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    • #3
      Is it done yet!!!!
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #4
        We can double team this project! I have the Skipjack sitting on my desk begging to be worked on it.
        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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        • #5
          I just poped the seal. Thats pretty good progress for one day.
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            OH ALRIGHT! Heres some pictures.
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            Last edited by greenman407; 01-07-2013, 05:55 PM.
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            • #7
              Its kinda a brownish grey in color. Details are great but you could probably sharpen them up just a little with a small file ground to a sharp point. Daves detailing looks extra good. The hull only is about 2" longer than the hull on my Albacore.Now the next step will be to order the fittings kit.
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              • #8
                Also included are decals for all the Skipjack boats and a color layout of items of interest on the hull. A good description of the colors of various parts and some photo etched parts as well.
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                  Rose and me working up the kits art word that would later render PE and decals.

                  And it was Roger Williams (who had done a WIP who came up with the key shot of a submarines S5W MSW gratings that guided me as I did the art-work for the MSW suction and discharge gratings. I think it was the second test-shot from Moebius that drove me to render detailed orthographic and isometric drawings of the two scopes and some other details -- the parts on the test shot trees were just not up to snuff.

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

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                  • #10
                    Mine arrived last week, I decided to get as much as I could first up, fittings kit, servos, ballast set and obviously the sub. And what a beautiful model it is too!!! I kicked mine off on the weekend but I'll start up my own thread so as not to hijack Marks thread.
                    Cheers,
                    Alec.


                    Reality is but a dream...
                    But to dream is a reality

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                    • #11
                      This will be great to have a variety of builds going on at once!
                      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                      • #12
                        You guys are definetly way ahead of me. Im just now ordering the fittings kit. Pictures and impressions to follow.
                        IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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                        • #13
                          Just talked to John at Caswells. Hes a great guy. Anyway, he tells me my fittings kit is on the way. He also says hes got a couple of Sub-Drivers for it in stock. Gotta make a couple of payments on the old credit card first, then we will have room on it to squeeze in a Sub-Driver. Im excited to own an SAS! Cool idea.
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                          • #14
                            GOT FITTINGS KIT? I got mine today. A few pictures of what I call "High Value" parts. The effort and time for me to produce these parts would be enormous. They are very High Quality!
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                              I also downloaded the instructions from Caswells.
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