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South Australia, Australia
Joined: August 14, 2007
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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.

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
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United States
Joined: February 20, 2013
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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

Wikipedia says it is the largest conventionally powered sub.(!) About 254 ft in length, 26 feet wide at the beam.
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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.
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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2013 - 04:53 AM UTC
Very nice looking sub!