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skipper
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 05:19 AM UTC
Hi all Armorama Modelers!

So, we, the Salty bit of Armorama, and others not so salty, are engaging a New Campaign: "Dive! Dive! Dive!".
As you probably guessed is all about Submarines!!
Drop by, read some of the Topics - lot of info have been "flooded" here - , ask questions, update your sub knowledge... and Join in (if you like, of course)!

From American Civil War to Boomers, Civil and Military, Real and Fiction (if the Sail Underwater, then it must be a Sub) are welcome. All Sizes and Shapes!

Enlist and See the World
Welcome aboard

Skipper

PS: So far we have 34 crew members - almost the crew of a WWII VII-C
TsunamiBomb
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 05:35 AM UTC
my grandfather was captain of the first nuclear powered submarine. He was captain in the cold war. He later helped engineers put a nuclear missle on a submarine. He got a letter from John F. Kennedy say that he had helped change the history of warfare. He also served on the USS NASHVILLE in WWII. His ship was kamikazied (sorry dont know how to spell it) Beleive it or not, hes still alive. Hes truley an amazing person.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 05:47 AM UTC

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So far we have 34 crew members - almost the crew of a WWII VII-C



heheh

come on guys, join this campaign, it's great fun!

skipper
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 05:49 AM UTC
Hi Harrison

Thank you for sharing with the group your Grandfather experiences!
Those are the kind of information that we usually don't get on books! The oral tradition of telling storyes, or History if you may like, tends to disapear...
Love your Grandfather - He is one of a kind!!!

If we, with this group build, will be able to:
- Have Fun
- Introduce more modelers to the subject
- Share experiences and techniques
- Make Friends
- Tell a Story
... then this Campaign is defenetly a huge Success!

Thank you once again,

Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 05:58 AM UTC

"...come on guys, join this campaign, it's great fun!..."

Wow! It does sound like loads of FUN! I think I'll join.

OOPS!!......I've already joined.....darn......maybe I can join again!

Tread.


Just kiddin' fellas.
Martinnnn
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 06:00 AM UTC
:-) :-) :-)

skipper
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 06:02 AM UTC
Hi Gordon!!

You are defenitly a man that is worth TWO :-) :-) :-)

I can take a punch

Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 10:36 AM UTC
a little promotion:



:-)
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Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 12:00 PM UTC

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my grandfather was captain of the first nuclear powered submarine. He was captain in the cold war. He later helped engineers put a nuclear missle on a submarine. He got a letter from John F. Kennedy say that he had helped change the history of warfare. He also served on the USS NASHVILLE in WWII. His ship was kamikazied (sorry dont know how to spell it) Beleive it or not, hes still alive. Hes truley an amazing person.



Tsunami,

Thanks so much for sharing about your Grandfather. That's the type of thing that makes me really enjoy this hobby the most, those who share actual experiences...
maybe you would consider joining us as an additional way of recognizing him...it would be a great way to do so....the stories behind our models can make great conversation...we'd love to have you...
11Charlie
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2004 - 06:57 AM UTC
Welcome aboard Agrillion! It's really great to have you!...that's 35!...ever so closer to my goal of at least 50 by the start date...I know we can get there! It's going to be a great time!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 06:04 PM UTC
Now hear this...now hear this...we are currently maintaining depth and have only 35 enlistees....looks like we'll have to surface to take on additional men (and women if they so choose)....

...to those on the surface anxiously awaiting rescue....don't hesitate to sign on once we reach you...we are prepared to take on any survivors...you'll love sub duty....your only other alternative is a very long swim in shark infested waters and we don't want to lose anyone...
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Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 07:31 PM UTC
Like Darryl said, DIVE!-DIVE!-DIVE!!!! Man your Battle stations! Up pariscope! Helmsman give me your readings! :-)
Thats right Armoramans, come on and get your feet wet! After its over you can go back to your land or sky.....If you can!
Join the fun mates! Boarding here.

Cheers

Garry
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 12:52 AM UTC
Along with other kits for other campaigns I also bought the U-47 by Revell last night.

Martinnnn
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 01:10 AM UTC
U-47 is a nice kit, I build it also, but I'm not sure wether the interior is correct or not (seems not complete to me...but I'm not the sub-expert!)

Grt
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 08:55 PM UTC

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U-47 is a nice kit, I build it also, but I'm not sure wether the interior is correct or not (seems not complete to me...but I'm not the sub-expert!)



I had that sneaking suspicion, but the alternative was a 1/144 scale which doesn't match my 1/125 minesweeper.

BTW, can anyone tell me the exact color for the torpedoes?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 09:16 PM UTC
Revell's U99 is also 1:125, so that one would match your minesweeper as well (actually almost the same kit as the U47, only it has no interior)

Grt
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 12:29 AM UTC

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BTW, can anyone tell me the exact color for the torpedoes?



Hello Mondo!

The torpedoes should be painted:
Warhead: Brass or Painted Red and White (practice torpedo);
Middle section: Steel
Rear and Propellers: Brass

Hope this helped,

Skipper
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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 11:07 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Jacques!

This will be an excellent campaign at least the enthusiasm department is loaded!
Best regards,

Skipper
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:29 AM UTC

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BTW, can anyone tell me the exact color for the torpedoes?



Hello Mondo!

The torpedoes should be painted:
Warhead: Brass or Painted Red and White (practice torpedo);
Middle section: Steel
Rear and Propellers: Brass

Hope this helped,

Skipper



Thanks man. Is this true for all German torpedoes?
skipper
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:41 AM UTC
Hi Mondo...

For most, but not all!
If you look at one book about U-boats and only look at the torpedoes, you'll see that the percentage of this scheme is high - but not absolute!!!
There are other changes in the painting, depending on the torpedo type and function (exercise, for K-Verband Operations).

But I consider this to be the most common one

Skipper
Cougar
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004 - 08:00 AM UTC
I've also seen reference to torps being painted a type of chromate green.

Cougar
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004 - 09:45 AM UTC
Hi Warren!

True true!!

And if you have the chance to see any pics from U-2540 (former Wilhelm Bauer and "retrofited" to WWII appearance) it has dark blue torpedoes - just like the practice NATO 21' torpedoes

Best regards,
Skipper
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2004 - 10:59 AM UTC
Hey Skipper,

There's also reference to Blue Torpedoes on board the restored U-995 at Laboe.

http://uboat.net/gallery/index.html?gallery=U995C&img=5

The Torpedo on U-505 looks White (From what I can tell).

http://uboat.net/gallery/index.html?gallery=U505C&img=15

I'm not sure about the authenticity though. Doesn't make sense to paint Torpedoes a different colour... Unless they're different types of Torpedoes.

Cougar
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Posted: Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 06:48 PM UTC
Good to have you Littorio....welcome aboard!
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Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 06:45 PM UTC
Okay, who are we missing? We need more enlistees before the actual start date, so if you're still on the fence about joining this campaign, hop on down to the "yes" side and join us...I'm still certain we can get 50 before the start date...help me out guys and gals...there is more than enough time to find your sub after the campaign starts, and there are already 37 others who are eager to cheer you on!