Bob Dimmack at OTW called me a few months back to tell me about his latest kit in development. As always Bob does some of the nice work I've seen and always goes for unusual subjects which I as a model builder greatly appreciate.
WW1 boats are amazing subjects as they were the forerunners of all the great boats we see in WW2 and modern boats today. They were the first.
This boat is 66inches in length. As usual Bob likes to make big boats, another preference of mine. Big is beautiful.
So this begins the first build of a submarine I have done in years. The last two years were spent doing a variety of different model and prop jobs for clients at our SNG studios now in Ventura county.http://www.steveneillsgarage.com
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The boat will run on one of the OTW dive cylinders, one of the very best IMO. They are in a word, bullet proof as they can be.
For those of you that don't know or haven't heard my wife of 30 years died from cancer last Feb of 2013. We fought a hard battle for nearly 5 years. It damned near killed me and severally damaged my health. Here nearly a year later I have recovered, had surgery for 5 hernias(all from caring for Gilly), met a wonderful girl named Mary, moved to Ventura where Mary and I share a studio and work together. I am truly blessed and thank the universe.
So lets get to the boat. It should be here the end of the month. Bob sent me some pictures of my hull and parts to show you for starters and of course there will be more to come!
Thanks Bob! And this will be covered in my SNG You Tube show.