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Scratch build-Navy Seal Mark V S.O.C.

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  • Scratch build-Navy Seal Mark V S.O.C.

    I am presently in the middle stages of building a Mark V Navy Seal Special Operations Craft in 1:24
    In my prior build logs my existing scratch built subjects were either already completed or being refurbished/refitted so chapters of the build would show up fairly fast. This one is from day one so my apologies up front-this might take a while.
    The Mark V was the navy's go to craft for those stealthy deeds nobody has ever heard about. Its 80-83 feet (depending on which version is being built) and is 17 feet wide with a 24* deadrise at the stern and two KAMEWA water jets for propulsion. It will do 60mph and draws 5feet of water. It usually sports two twin 50 cal guns and two MK19 granade launchers. For picking up groceries it carries 1-4 F470 inflatable RIBS with a 3cyl 55HP outboard. Many of these boats are now in museums and the private sector via auctions or scrap. The original version of the Mark V had problems injuring crew members and studies proved the crew were subject to 20G loads (yes I said 20Gs!) 60 MPH thru 10 and 15 ft seas caused transient forces that broke /sprained ankles wrists and fingers-prompting a small redesign of the crew area-The Coolest Friggin Boat I've Ever Seen...
    The MK V may be a target-but its not going to be easy to hit!

    See my complete build log at-
    Build Log Mark V Navy Seal Special Operations Craft in 1:24 Scale Boats
    Last edited by Bob Gato; 03-10-2019, 08:43 PM.

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    • #3
      Beautiful work, sir. You are a true Craftsman!
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


      • #4
        Wow Bob, you have my respect for your work! Well done explanation and attention to details. Excellent!
        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


        • #5
          Mark V update:
          Magnetic reed switch to control radar and red cockpit need for nav lights- these guys never use them! The magnet is in the gas tank and all will stow in the CRRC..

          My continued Quest for a scale like flag (3/4 x 1 in) and not a piece of cardboard on Viagra! Made from Chinese silk with lead weighted red stripe tips and selective cuts to the fabric (please note that this is only a prototype-printing will be done by jigged stamp)

          Last edited by Bob Gato; 05-03-2019, 08:02 AM.


          • #6
            There's some fantastic model-building going on here, sir!

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


            • #7
              Thanks David...that's exactly what I think when I read thru this Forum!


              • #8
                Update- the work is coming to an end and the play begins...No guns, no seats,no draft markings-those will happen in the winter, but everything else is done


                • #9
                  Very cool looking boat! Nicely done!