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Bronco Type XXIII in 1/35th scale

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  • Bronco Type XXIII in 1/35th scale

    http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co...ws/bronco.html

    David, there is no rest for you....... Mike are you going to carry this one?
    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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    Ha! We're ahead of you, pal.

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

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    • #3
      I am humbled.........
      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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      • #4
        Wow!

        Can anyone tell me the length and beam of this kit?

        Any idea what a kit this big retails for?
        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • #5
          I looked the original up on google and found that the original boat was 34.7 m long with a beam of 3m. This would put it at 991mm (39") long and 86mm (3.39") beam.

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          • #6
            So, is that enough room for a 3" WTC or would the 2.5 be a better fit? Are the other kits well detailed? I have not built any of their kits so I do not know.

            This announcement is new, I have not seen any prices or when availability is expected. Anyone have some insider information?
            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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            • #7
              Bet it would be cool to build one with working torpedoes either gas or electric.
              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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              • #8
                Perfect length, Myron. A good turning, easy to drive subject. The standard, single-motor 2.5 would be a perfect fit, Tom. And the type-23 has such a low freeboard that the SD has more than enough floodible volume in the ballast tank.

                Yeah, a good candidate for a simple launcher, Romel (finish your damned KILO!).

                Other than that, I don't know anything more about this kit than you bums. Anyone got pictures of an open kit from this company -- this announcement came out of the blue and Mike and I don't know the first thing about this outfit.

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

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                • #9
                  http://www.militarymodelling.com/new...-in-1-35/13692
                  this site had a couple of sail pictures.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by trout View Post
                    http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co...ws/bronco.html

                    David, there is no rest for you....... Mike are you going to carry this one?
                    Nope! There's no money in these plastic models, and I simply can't compete because I'm only able to take a small order for this niche market. Lets them all fight over the scraps like dogs around a bone. I'll just sit on the porch and watch the carnage!
                    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                    • #11
                      Well! ... that sounded final. Hurrumph!
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • #12
                        Never say never, Mike. I'll contact the factory this week & find out when the kit is to be released & how I can get my hands on a few.

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                        • #13
                          Here's a couple of photos I found on the web, distributed by Bronco.

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                          Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                          • #14
                            You can put a camera in there!
                            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                              You can put a camera in there!
                              He's right. the 808 key-chain camera in one of Chris' Tic-Tac containers, shooting through the open deck-gear locker door in the leading edge of the sail. Oh ... the posibilities.

                              And, Mike: You've been bugging me to develop a 1/32 weapon system ...

                              For next year, to be sure, I have work for Mamas, and others to get out of the way first.

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

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