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warreni
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: August 14, 2007
KitMaker: 5,873 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 07:16 PM UTC
Look what came in the mail today!!



I am not sure if it is good value, but seeing it is one of the few RAN vessels available I had to have it.
Sprues are in individual bags.
The sail has already come adrift.
For the $25 I paid for it I think it could have at least come with a seperate instruction sheet rather than using the sides of the box.
Moulding look OK on initial inspection. More to come late.


Gremlin56
Joined: October 30, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 10:09 PM UTC
Very interesting Warren, what is the long pointy tuby thing sticking out the stern just above the screw? Is that where the crank goes to start the engine? On a more serious note I suppose that that is for the towed array or am I seriously off target here
Cheers,
Julian
britbitter
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United States
Joined: February 20, 2013
KitMaker: 55 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2013 - 01:16 AM UTC
That's the conclusion this site came up with as well Julian
http://www.hazegray.org/features/collins/

Wikipedia says it is the largest conventionally powered sub.(!) About 254 ft in length, 26 feet wide at the beam.
dcook11
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Georgia, United States
Joined: November 28, 2012
KitMaker: 216 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2013 - 02:25 AM UTC
Very neat! But why can't someone make a sub in a little bigger scale. Maybe they think this is the standard for ships, or maybe they don't think there would be enough detail. I rode a Fast Attack for four years and there would be detail to show. Oh well. Nice kit any way.
goldenpony
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Zimbabwe
Joined: July 03, 2007
KitMaker: 3,529 posts
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2013 - 04:53 AM UTC
Very nice looking sub!