David H wrote:Aah, john,
I thought, finally that the Trenchant was finally a keeper. subs don't last long in the slater household.
I would agree with John on this one. If you can scratch build, it can be a real learning curve but most rewarding and satisfying.. you will learn some fantastic skills and it really builds confidence in your models.
john, I thought I'd never do this.......... I built a surface ship.
Yes she is going to Fleet base Melbourne where Justin will love her
- had a great sail last weekend with her - the last as Justin collects her on the 30th.
As for subs staying long - the Permanent Sub fleet will be:
1/72 Rankin (Collins - scratch built and modified version of the Pew kit)
1/72 Victoria class (under construction in Canada)
1/72 Permit class (ordered from Joel in Canada)
1/72 Sturgeon (when its avaliable)
That will do me - given my massive target fleet and kids to ammuse.
Trenchant was very much an in between project - complete article going in Model Boats mag soon.