Apologies to anyone who's been through this post elsewhere.
I've been a long time lurker in these forums, and finally decided to take the plunge (sorry for the bad pun) and buy a sub kit to start out with.
Definitely a newbie to subs but years ago I did quite a bit of 1:35, 1:48 and 1:72 aircraft / armour modelling. So I know my way around plastic, glue and dremels well enough to be dangerous.
I'm looking for a static diver with nice detail and scale. So far I've narrowed the choices down a few kits, and wondered what you experienced guys thought of them.
- Sheerline Akula
I've read some great reviews and build logs of this kit on the net. Looks nicely scale and Chris is definitely a nice bloke to talk to.
- Arkmodels Type 212 (U31)
Very impressive looking submarine, price seems to be very reasonable as well. My only concern is the difficulty as a first kit and tales of woe I've read regarding the delivery time and instruction set provided.
- Scale ships 1:96 Akula II
Fantastic looking model, it's the very top of my wish list. My only concern is choosing what WTC and internal equipment would go well with it? Would building this as an R/C be difficult as a first time out boat?
Anyway, I welcome any experiences with the kits, and maybe kits I haven't thought of.