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  • 1:144 USS Thresher

    Did I miss something here didn't see any announcement for this ...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/USS-Thresher...item43d84048d7

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    Peter
    Last edited by Peter W; 03-26-2015, 08:21 AM. Reason: I am an idiot

  • #2
    Originally posted by Peter W View Post
    Did I miss something here didn't see any announcement for this ...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/USS-Thresher...item43d84048d7

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    Peter
    This is news to me and Mike ... we would kill for boxes of these kits! Do you have a source?

    M
    Resident Luddite

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    • #3
      No only just found it on Ebay but have checked on Hannants here in blighty.....but not cheap ! certainly not trade but is very new. They also do 1 as the USS Permit.

      http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/ind...5&currency_id=


      Company who makes them, Modelsvit seems to be Ukrainian.

      Peter

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      • #4
        Mr M,

        Here is an American source but still retail...

        http://modelsua.com/MODELSVIT.html

        I just can't seem to find who the US distributor is.

        Peter
        Last edited by Peter W; 03-26-2015, 08:58 AM. Reason: I am an idiot

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        • #5
          I assume the 2" Easy Driver is a slot in for a kit like this. Would the 212 SAS be too big ?


          Peter

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          • #6
            Check out Hobbyterra.com for Modelsvit. List price but free shipping if you meet the minimum. A friend of mine has ordered from them before and recommends them. They state it is a one piece composite hull so don't know if it is a candidate for an R/C sub.

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            • #7
              Think the hull is a solid piece. Look here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/i...144-modelsvit/
              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Peter W View Post
                No only just found it on Ebay but have checked on Hannants here in blighty.....but not cheap ! certainly not trade but is very new. They also do 1 as the USS Permit.

                http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/ind...Page=25Ący_id=


                Company who makes them, Modelsvit seems to be Ukrainian.

                Peter
                Very good sleuthing, Peter. Mr. Caswell is on the Case; if anyone can find the source ... he can! Oh, man! This think is all I can think about (sorry, Ellie).

                M
                Resident Luddite

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Peter W View Post
                  I assume the 2" Easy Driver is a slot in for a kit like this. Would the 212 SAS be too big ?


                  Peter
                  Romel just pointed out that this is a 'composit hull' ... whatever the hell that means???? This might make the kit a show-stopper if its a solide or thick-skinned resin casting.

                  However, Mr. Caswell has been itching to put his big vacuforming machine to good use -- if the hull is unusable and he can work a purchase of just the appendages from this outfit, and we produce vacuformed hull pieces, we might be able to cobble together a marketable kit.

                  That's right, Pete: if we can keep the wall thickness on the hull to under 3/32", then a 2" SAS subdriver (the 212 unit is a shoe-in) would fit just fine.

                  Mike and me need straight answers about that hull though before we start spending his money.

                  M
                  Resident Luddite

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                  • #10
                    David,
                    You familiar with D & E Miniatures? Maybe it's something like their 1/192 resin Sturgeon and Los Angeles class SSNs.
                    Last edited by redboat219; 03-26-2015, 02:14 PM.
                    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                      David,
                      You familiar with D & E Miniatures? Maybe it's something like their 1/192 resin Sturgeon and Los Angeles class SSNs.

                      Yeah ... I vaguely remember this little rinki-dink outfit called D&E Miniatures. A husband and wife team If I remember correctly, he was a lazy, no-account, hack; she was a Filipino super-model or something like that. Whatever happened to those two?

                      M
                      Resident Luddite

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                      • #12
                        Oh yeah, I think he became her sex toy or slave. Never heard from again. I also heard they could never take the smile off his face!
                        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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                        • #13
                          Watch it there are child like minds reading this stuff. :)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scott T View Post
                            Watch it there are child like minds reading this stuff. :)

                            Indeed. I could not agree more with Scott. And I'm trying to eat here, Tom ... what's wrong with you!?

                            A little decorum and good manners, guys. Please!

                            Bunch of animals.

                            M
                            Resident Luddite

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                            • #15
                              I repent. Please forgive my nonsense and non-sub-related discussion. TeeHee.
                              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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