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1/96 Russian Kilo kits now available!

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  • 1/96 Russian Kilo kits now available!

    Good morning, all!

    I'm very happy to announce that the superb 1/96 scale SWM Kilo kits are now back in production and available for purchase either as standalone kits or as complete Starter Packages.

    Dave Merriman did the work on the fittings and, like the USS Blueback model kit, the rear section comes completely pre-assembled with rudder, dive planes and control horns installed for you. This is a perfect beginner's kit, and assembly should be fast and exceptionally straightforward.

    The kit is a great size and measures out at around 28" in length and with a 4" beam.

    I've got five kits in stock and ready to go. As always, if you have any questions, hit me up at sales@nautilusdrydocks.com!


    Bob
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    Exceptional scale models, accessories and RC components with a focus on military, sci-fi and fantasy submarines.

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              You know, I'm not sure that there are words for this. I am in awe of the detail and the precision and the bloody minded persistance that is required to produce these things. Having had a bit of a go at doing this I realize that I will never get to this level. Its like looking at ballet and wishing that you could dance - you can stumble around in a tutu, but you can't ****ing dance! I hope that you will continue to do this for a long, long time and I feel priviledged to have watched while you did it.

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                Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                You know, I'm not sure that there are words for this. I am in awe of the detail and the precision and the bloody minded persistance that is required to produce these things. Having had a bit of a go at doing this I realize that I will never get to this level. Its like looking at ballet and wishing that you could dance - you can stumble around in a tutu, but you can't ****ing dance! I hope that you will continue to do this for a long, long time and I feel priviledged to have watched while you did it.
                Scott, coming from you, an accomplished scratch model-builder yourself, your words mean more to me than anything else I've read in the last couple of years. They are most comforting to these old ears.

                We're all (those of us of accomplishment) nearer to our deaths than our births -- can't do much about that; some of us won life's lottery and have good genes and have adopted reasonable health habits and we can stretch things out. And some of us have run our bodies like they are ****ing rental-cars. No matter how long/short we have, as we approach the end and that celestial dirt-nap, the one big question facing us is: did I make a difference?

                I've secured my spot on the Record. So have you, Scott. On many fronts. So, pal, again, thanks for the nice words. Much appreciated.

                Enough of this touchy-feely bull-****! .... get back to work!

                David
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                  Fantastic work David.

                  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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                    Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post
                    Fantastic work David.

                    Grtz,
                    Bart

                    And the sentiments I expressed below to Scott -- they apply to you equally, Bart. Lets keep these balls in the air as long as we can. These are the 'good' years.

                    David
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                      David,
                      I am truly in awe of your work. I scan your photos to glean what I can (I do wish you would throw in a sentence or two), but most of the time I get what you are doing. In fairness, if I ever had a question, you are quick to answer. I need to get over my fear factor and try to make a hull myself, Bart, Scott, and Dave you guys inspire me. It is like that constant poking (not a bad thing) every time I see what you guys are doing.
                      Thank you all. It is a joy to learn from you.
                      Peace
                      Tom
                      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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                        Originally posted by trout View Post
                        David,
                        I am truly in awe of your work. I scan your photos to glean what I can (I do wish you would throw in a sentence or two), but most of the time I get what you are doing. In fairness, if I ever had a question, you are quick to answer. I need to get over my fear factor and try to make a hull myself, Bart, Scott, and Dave you guys inspire me. It is like that constant poking (not a bad thing) every time I see what you guys are doing.
                        Thank you all. It is a joy to learn from you.
                        Peace
                        Tom
                        Thanks, Tom. You're being too modest -- you have considerable skills under your belt, no reason not to scratch-build a hull.

                        As you know, here you will find plenty of push (and kicking, clawing, smack-talk, cursing and the like), so there will be no problem keeping you on track.

                        OK then. Talking parts over. Build something already.

                        David
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                          Keep it simple and small(ish). How about a 1/32 Holland SS-1, or a Plunger/Adder class. Lots of fun to model but not too much fussy detail or nasty undercuts, plus no scribing (yahoo) and they handle beautifully with large control surfaces in the prop wash and low aspect hull shape. Or perhaps a Fenian Ram, to the best of my knowledge no-one has modelled this historic craft, and the original is in a museum for reference.
                          DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                              That camera works like a charm....nice footage well done.

                              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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