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Cougar
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 08:40 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I tried writing this is the My Campaign Journal, but it looks like the service has been discontinued. I just thought I'd shed some light on my Sub kits. I decided to put the Romeo on hold. There is some stuff that I would like to do to it, but I'd never have it finished in time. The Kilo is almost ready for a coat of paint. All I need to do is do a little sanding on the hull and glue the Conning Tower to the hull. Once that's done I can give it a spray. In another thread I mentioned that I got hold of a Revell 1:230th USS Skipjack. This kit is finished, I just have to paint it, which I will do on Friday afternoon along with the Kilo hopefully. I've included a picture of the Skipjack as it looks so far. The little plastic container contains the Antenna's which I scratchbuilt using a Syringe Needle and some Aluminum tubing. The circular object with the Red paint is the hatch for the Reactor compartment.



I just hope I get them finished in time

Thanks,
Cougar
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 09:22 AM UTC
Cougar,

That sub is looking very impressive already.

There is a round hatch to the reactor compartment you mentioned. So the reactor is shown too in model? Did you scrathbuild it or was is OOB?
(Hey, build in a red glowing light in the compartment to simulate a overheated reactor, hehehe.... :-) )

I found this on the Google, perhaps you can use it for the models base / nameplate.


Just a few days and the sub has to make it's maiden trip!!

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 10:25 AM UTC
Hi Paul,

Thanks for the comments

Both the Reactor and the Compartment are OOB, the fit is generally very good for that section of the kit. I just painted it Humbrol Flat White and washed and drybrushed it with Humbrol Matt 70 and W & N Burnt Umber. The Red on the hatch was painted with Humbrol Matt 60. My only gripe with the kit so far is the fit between the top and botton hull. I had to glue the hull in sections and then secure with plastic bands (Which is normal practice). After that I still had gaps about a millimeter wide. So I sat for a few nights with a really big file and planed the hull until it looked right. Took some time, and most of the raised detail, but it looks nice and circular now

Cougar