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Assembling The HMK Creations, 1/72 PERMIT/THRESHER Kit

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  • Assembling The HMK Creations, 1/72 PERMIT/THRESHER Kit

    I received a preliminary copy of this big kit over a year ago, I say this so the reader understands that the contents, though even then the most complete and well thought out GRP (fiberglass) plastic model kit of a submarine I've ever seen, is not the enhanced kit now available through the Caswell company -- a fine kit is now even better.

    So, as you follow along with me here, know that improvements have been made to the product and things you see me doing on this particular assembly job may not be required on the new product.

    That out of the way, let me say this: Wow! I love this kit!
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    I'm assuming this kit is the one that has a 43 page instruction manual available here from Caswell:

    http://support.caswellplating.com/in...loaditemid=198

    The instructions for this kit are well organized and the necessary procedural steps are thoroughly documented with photos and text. I find that manual to be an excellent basis for similar work.
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    • #3
      Right you are, Jim. Man! ... Joel's done a fantastic job with this kit.

      After over a year of sitting in an un-heated shed in the original heavy-duty shipping tube, the two hull halves had not warped at all and when first test fitted together, fit perfectly with no bowing out or any dimensional creep I could detect. The glass work is very good -- the ideal ratio of resin to glass, and a perfectly smooth surface. He obviously took care to build up laminates of ever increasing weave thickness. Nominal wall thickness of the GRP hull pieces is around 1//16".

      I'm loving this assembly job. The kit has not presented any nasty surprises so far. And even I have picked up a few good pointers from the Instruction Manual provided.

      Joel is now a force to be reckoned with.

      David,
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      • #4
        Glad you like it to David.
        I like what you did with the indexing lips, and I'll be interested to see if you install the supplied clip tabs in the hull. I by-passed that - the hull is Perfectly aligned the two screws hold the thing tight and neatly together.
        Ditto on Joel - its everything you could want in a GRP sub kit and more.

        J
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        • #5
          Hey David,
          when you can squeezing in some time - I'd love to see this thread progress, especially in terms of incorporating the SD around the T Tubes.
          Best
          J
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          Think of that before your buy "cheap" pirated goods or download others work protected by copyright. Theft is theft.



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          • #6
            Originally posted by Slats View Post
            Hey David,
            when you can squeezing in some time - I'd love to see this thread progress, especially in terms of incorporating the SD around the T Tubes.
            Best
            J
            I'll have to, John. Have to get the boat in fighting trim come this August.

            David,
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