One of the other threads got me to thinking about what makes a sub good looking. This is my own opinion, but I think the tear-drop nukes look better than their predecessors in, say, the Skate class. Among the nukes, a Sturgeon (again to me) looks better than a Permit, or a Los Angeles. A Type IX looks better than a Type VII. Among SSBN's Andrew Jackson (forgot the name of the class) looks better than an Ohio, and so on. However, I'd probably be more interested in a model of George Washington than Andrew Jackson. I guess my criteria for a good looking sub has to do with the same critieria for any work of art or archetecture: harmony, balance, and clean lines. On the other hand, some rather ugly subs look really cool because they are so interesting, monsterous, exotic, complex, striking, radical-looking, and so on.
The way a sub cuts across the surface affects my judgment too: hence my enthuesaasm for Albacore-type hulls.
Anyway, my interest in modeling topics is related to what I take to be the subs that are the best-looking, or the most interesting to look at, and they are:
2) Nazario Sauro
5) Some of the large subs built between the wars....
And of course this list changes all the time; except, perhaps, for Sturgeon, which is always at the top of my list.
What do other people see as the best looking subs? What are the ugly subs? And what ugly subs would nonetheless make attractive models?