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1/72nd Sturgeon kit ?

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1/72nd Sturgeon kit ?

Postby Jeffrey J » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:48 pm

Can you guys tell me if anyone has one, what the length and hull dia. is on these boats? thanks in advance, I am starting a scratch built one and was trying to get it close to this scale, but think it will fall a little short. Jeff J. s/c# 258
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Postby Slats » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:43 pm

Brian Starkes, has a 1/72 scale Sturgeon kit well advanced.
Go to his forum for more information.

http://forum.model-marina.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4

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Postby Jeffrey J » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:43 pm

thanks John,
What I was really looking for was the scale of what mine will be, its right at 50" including the the prop., which I still need. It started out as 1/96th plans from Deep Sea designs, I had the plans enlarged but don't know exactly the scale of the drawing. Basically I have the plug done and am waiting for the fisrt warm day to glass it. thanks alot. Jeff Jones
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Postby Rogue Sub » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:08 pm

The deep sea designs drawing usually have the numbers on there.
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Postby JWLaRue » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:40 pm

Jeff,

The 637 class boats were:
    Length: 292 feet
    Beam: 31.7 feet
So assuming that I did the math right, at 1/72nd scale, that would work out to be:
    Length: 4.055 feet (48.66 inches)
    Beam: 0.44 feet (5.283 inches)

Which makes your 50 inch model just slightly longer....

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Postby Jeffrey J » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:04 am

Thanks Jeff, I thought it would be close to 1/72nd. It will be close to scale, but not exact. I never allow for the wall thickness of the fiberglass or anything else I might of added to beef up the plug,, lol. Guess if I were to do a kit I would have to be more accurate :roll: . thanks again, Jeff Jones
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Postby Slats » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:02 am

Jeff,

post some photos. Would love to see plug and you handy work.

I love these subs and am hoping to buy one of the kits from Brian went its ready.
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