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NEW 2006 Submarine Kits - List from German hobby show

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Postby Tom Dougherty » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:26 am

Here's the announced submarine kits for 2006 from the Nurenberg Hobby Show, along with their manufacturers:

Previously announced
Revell Gato submarine New Tool 1/72
Revell German Submarine Type VIIC/41 - Atlantic version Conversion 1/72
Revell German Submarine Type VIID New Tool 1/144
Revell German Submarine U-2540 Type XXI Reissue 1/144

For you Russian sub fans, a BIG year:
Alanger K-335 Gepard Akula II New Tool 1/350
Alanger K-407 Novmoskovsk NATO Delta II New Tool 1/350
Alanger TK-17 Archangelsk NATO Typhoon New Tool 1/350

Wow! An accurate Typhoon kit on the horizon? and it gets better with a November class SSN:
Zvezda K-3 “November class” 1/ 350

and Dragon will take their shot at the Seawolf (hope they ignore the Trumpeter kit!):
Dragon USS Seawolf SSN-21 1/ 350
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Postby Gerwalk » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:14 pm

Thanks!
One comment on the Alanger Gepard: the current Alanger Akula (Drakon) already comes with the stern plane to make the Gepard. Hope they at least retool the stern and the screw: the first one is too short and the last one is incorrect having it's blades pointing backwards and a non-scale and wrong shaped dunce cap.
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Postby Gerwalk » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:25 am

I would like to add to Tom's list the following subs:

Special Navy Kleinkampfmittel Biber . New Tool 1/72
Special Navy Kleinkampfmittel Molch . New Tool 1/72
Special Navy U-Boot (Tipo XXIII) Hecht / Hai . Modification 1/72
Special Navy U-Boot Typ IIB . New Tool 1/72

The guys from Special Navy showed us what they can do with their Type XXIII last year (from wich they will do Hecht and Hai variants)

The Biber, Molch and specially the Type IIB are very welcomed plastic models!
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Postby sam reichart » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:15 pm

Gerwalk wrote:I would like to add to Tom's list the following subs:

Special Navy Kleinkampfmittel Biber . New Tool 1/72
Special Navy Kleinkampfmittel Molch . New Tool 1/72
Special Navy U-Boot (Tipo XXIII) Hecht / Hai . Modification 1/72
Special Navy U-Boot Typ IIB . New Tool 1/72

The guys from Special Navy showed us what they can do with their Type XXIII last year (from wich they will do Hecht and Hai variants)

The Biber, Molch and specially the Type IIB are very welcomed plastic models!

that Type IIB is calling my name...
when's it going to be released?
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Postby JWLaRue » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:18 pm

Sign me up for the Type IIB as well!

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Postby Gerwalk » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:38 am

Forgot to add these:

Trumpeter
Trumpeter U.S.S. Gato SS-212 1941 . New Tool 1/144
Trumpeter U.S.S. Gato SS-212 1944 . New Tool 1/144

Two versions of the same boat! Something is telling me that this is not the end of the Gato line...

Another submarine related model announced in Nürnberg was:
Italeri SLC Maiale and MTM Barchino 1/35.
Here is a link in case you don't know a thing about this italian WWII weapon:
http://www.regiamarina.net/arsenals/slc/slc_it.htm
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Postby Mandrake » Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:00 pm

Thanks!
One comment on the Alanger Gepard: the current Alanger Akula (Drakon) already comes with the stern plane to make the Gepard. Hope they at least retool the stern and the screw: the first one is too short and the last one is incorrect having it's blades pointing backwards and a non-scale and wrong shaped dunce cap.

Shouldn't there be a difference in the hull length also?



and Dragon will take their shot at the Seawolf (hope they ignore the Trumpeter kit!):
Dragon USS Seawolf SSN-21 1/ 350


I'll beleive it when I see it!

How long have we been waiting for this one now?
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Postby Gerwalk » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:06 pm

Mandrake wrote:

Shouldn't there be a difference in the hull length also?

Gepard could have 112 m lenght while the rest of the class has: 103.7 m (data from deepstorm.ru) That means only 3.7 mm in 1/350 scale. Considering how wrong they did the stern of their original Akula, I tend to think they won't care about this.
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