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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by JHapprich View Post
    Thank you.thinking about buying one to help me finish my pr.665 in 1/50 scale
    Evaluating the authority of plans of something as cloaked in secrecy as a nations combat submarines is hard to do. Post war all sorts of source material came out and presented in model-builder form by some reputable (floating drydock and Seagull), and simply awful (Wiswesser and 'fan' based work) plan services of submarine subjects.

    As a young man, Soviet submarine source material was just not available to me this side of the 'confidential/secret classification divide. Most frustrating -- I 'knew' some neat ****, but could not disclose it. With the fall of the Wall, long after those times, things have changed over there. Even the Russian design bureaus are cranking out 'public relations' material that is most useful to the model builder.

    I do know the ALFA, and I must say that the Boris Volkov plans of that boat are authoritative! I have to assume that his other work is source-material based. I recommend his work. I'm gathering documentation on the YANKEE and FOXTROT … Yeah! that again! … and his plans are front and center of those projects.

    An aside, if you will permit me: When, and if, you buy Boris Volkov plans. Please pay the man! Don't accept copies from a 'friend'. You steal this guys work, he looses money, and he drops out of the business and we go without his excellent services. And that means file transfer of his work from computer to computer without compensating Boris. OK?

    David

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  • JHapprich
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    Thank you.thinking about buying one to help me finish my pr.665 in 1/50 scale

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  • 598602G
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    He sells them for $39.00 He will email you the cad file.

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  • JHapprich
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    What would i have to pay for one of his plans?

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  • 598602G
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    I have his Charlie I, Golf II, Delta III & IV models. Tell you on thing I would only use Boris's drawings when building a Russian boat.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by JHapprich View Post
    @Gantu: happens to be a Delta I ,actually?

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    Those are beautiful resin kits! And well assembled, painted and presented as well. Very good work on display at that site.

    David

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  • JHapprich
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    @Gantu: happens to be a Delta I ,actually?

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    Last edited by JHapprich; 12-03-2019, 04:09 AM.

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  • 598602G
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    Revision on the next mold after Yankee II. Next mold is 1/72 Foxtrot. Plans I have been using are THE best plans on the planet. Super scale and detailed to the max. If you are wanting to build a Russian sub or build just about any Russian 1/350 submarine model in resin then send Boris Volkov a email. I own several of his models and have several of his plans. Ask Dave how good they are. Some of his plans are Alfa, Charlie I, Yankee II, Typhoon, Foxtrot, Akula,Kilo,Lada,Mike,Papa just to name a few. It is Boris Volkov email is rusubs@yandex.ru Tell Boris I sent you.

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  • 598602G
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    Well looks like next on the mold hit parade after the Yankee II is a 1/72 Akula. So many boats but just so much time.

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  • 598602G
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    Can't remember the name of the beach that was on the base real close. We use to hang out there. We didn't use to go into Agana very many times as the Guamanians didn't like us Navy guys very much. Guam us to get loaded up all the time with Japanese tourists.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    Yeah but you have to remember that was Guam. Gooks Under American Management. OK my cheap butt went to Harbor Freight and got a digital scale. Sail and deck weigh 18oz for the 1/48 U-boat.
    Yeah. Remember the Moon Bar -- about five miles down the road from the Polaris missile just outside the gate? Only action between Pad-5 and the Japanese hotels. Funny, what the Japanese failed to hold during the war, they bought after it! Only beautiful thing about that island arm-pit was Gab-Gab beach -- most beautiful diving I ever did, magnificent coral cliff!

    All right then, I'll outfit your MSD with a 30 oz. ballast tank and we're golden.

    David

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  • 598602G
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    Yeah but you have to remember that was Guam. Gooks Under American Management. OK my cheap butt went to Harbor Freight and got a digital scale. Sail and deck weigh 18oz for the 1/48 U-boat.

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by 598602G View Post
    The Kashin is my favorite. You know them boys were out in the days looking for our butts. At 1/72 the Kashin would be a little over 78" long. TDU was trash disposal unit. If I remember the roller to roll those cans was in lower level missile. Then you had to compact the trash in a hydraulic unit. Then you loaded that heavy mother f##ker in the TDU. Then you had to set that up to shoot it out. Was like a mini torpedo tube. Man them was the good ole days. I remember when we were tied up at the pier in Guam how they blow the poop tanks at the pier and watch toilet paper and floater poop float to surface. Wonder if they still do that now of days?
    That was before the navy went to the HSD route and stopped blowing the sanitary tanks over the side (always at night so no one but the mid-watch would know). Yet for some reason, even back then when pollution was only a word, we usually hooked up the engineering sanitary tank discharge to our tenders system through a two-inch hire hose. It was the TD-15 valve. I remember this as I was one of the boat Diver's who had to make it up and break it each time we moved the boat in the harbor. All navy harbors tasted 'funny' in those days.

    David

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  • 598602G
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    I remember back in like 1978 I was topside PO standing a watch. It was like about 2am and a couple of nukes, a first and a second class came on board drunk. They told me they were going to go for a swim. I told them you 2 idiots jump in the water I call a man overboard on the 1MC. They jumped so I called a man overboard. Told my assistant to throw them a life ring. Man you never saw so many guys poring out of the hatches at 2am wondering who the hell went if the water. Bet that was some nasty poop/pee tasting water.

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