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Early U.S. nuke boats

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Early U.S. nuke boats

Postby Chuck Chesney » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:02 pm

Does anybody out there make a hull kit for one of the early SSN's, like the Skate class boats, or maybe the first SSN, the Nautilus? A hull on about 1/96 scale would be nice, if such a thing exists.

"The Japanese solders would die for the Emperor, which made them formidable. The U.S. Marines would die for each other, which made them invinceable"...Iwo Jima
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Postby expfcwintergreen » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:17 pm

There are projects underway for these.

Early US Nuc Boats

Postby graysubs » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:13 am

Hi Chuck,
here is a photograph of a 1/72nd Skate hull I am working on at present.Its great to see some interest being taken in the early nuclear boats. They certainly have lots of "Firsts" to their names.
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Postby Feet Wet » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:01 am

Dennis Deboer at makes Nautilus, SSN 571 in 1/48th. Beautiful hull and deck, I believe there is Meriman in it.
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Postby Pirate » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:23 am

Brian Starkes is making one in 1/96 as a kit. I think his build is on this site. Last I saw it was getting close to being finished. Here is his member's page: ... mberID=128
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