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Postby Gerwalk » Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:09 pm

Dear people,
I was doing a search and found the CN submarine models in ebay. I bought an Akula (actually an Alfa in disguise) and even if the model has a lot of innacuracies is a good starting point for kitbashing. I would like to use the hull of a Los Angeles class, seawolf or virginia class and found that CN models has them.

Is anybody here in possesion of one of these kits so kind to let me know the actual external diameter and lenght of the hull? (from the scale in the case of Los Angeles class should be 4 cm but I wonder if the model has this accurate)

Thanks a lot!!
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Postby Captain Nemo12 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:24 pm

Are you saying that the Akula kit is the same as the Alfa kit? If so, both subs should have the same dimmensions, for the Alfa the hull is about 40 cm long and 4.7 cm wide (not sure if that includes the diving-planes).
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Postby Captain Nemo12 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:26 pm

If you're using the hull for a Seawolf class, why not try Trumpeter's 1/144 version? Looks big enough for the job. :)
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Postby Turbobearcat » Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:06 pm

I own all of those CN models, the Alfa and Akula which one is listed as 1/200 scale while the other is a1/250 scale..yet they are the same sub in the box!
The Seawolf version is more or less a LA Class sub made to look the part of a Seawolf class sub.. Trumpeter did a far better job on the kit except for the fitting togeth of the hull.
CN fit perfectly together..


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Postby Captain Nemo12 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:33 pm

Mark, any idea of an online distributor who sells those CN kits?
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Postby Turbobearcat » Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:15 pm

That is a BIG question since I can't find any, I found all mine off EBAY and that was PITA to get if somebody was really bidding higher and higher..

I have a Seawolf unfinished under my bed, really not much work do to it...


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Postby Gerwalk » Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:25 pm

Thanks for the replies!

Turbobearcat since you have all the models: please, what is the external diameter of the CN models Seawolf and LA class? The scale could be wrong, that's why I need the actual size of the model. :)

I'm planning to use the hull for kitbashing it for a diesel boat (TR1700) in 1/144 :cool: (in the plans seems that the stern shape is almost correct for that). The Trumpeter Seawolf is too big for my project.

I have the Akula and it is clearly not an Akula! Is the Alfa!!. The bow is wrong even for the Alfa. It's more like a cone than the dome like shape the plans suggested

As for the source of these models: the only one I find is from ebay (a guy in Hawaii) and nowhere else.
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Postby Turbobearcat » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:24 pm

It might be until Thursday before I can measure anything
but I will try tonight after work. I will be out of town Wednesday.


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Postby Gerwalk » Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:42 pm

Turbobearcat wrote:It might be until Thursday before I can measure anything
but I will try tonight after work. I will be out of town Wednesday.


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thanks!!! :)

The Virginia class is the same hull as the Seawolf? I mean, of course, that of the model.

BTW: I've never saw any CN sub in normal auction, they are ever as Buy Now
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Postby Turbobearcat » Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:30 am

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Hull Dia is 40mm O.D.
Hull dia is 35mm I.D.
Length is 17.5 inches
sorry it took so long to get this done..

and YES The Seawolf/Virginia/688I are the same hull from CN


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Postby Gerwalk » Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:32 am

Good job Mark!! Thanks a lot. So, from the OD point of view at least the 688 class are in scale. Funny thing is that I asked the same question to the guy who sells them in ebay and he replied: 5 1/2 inches!!!!

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Postby Turbobearcat » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:08 pm

Not a problem..

I'm still wanting to RC that sub sometime down the road, but for now I can wait.. :-)

Besides I have too many projects and repairs right now..
and it's driving me insane
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Postby Gerwalk » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:28 pm

Another question on the CN models.
How bad is the Los Angeles class as a scale model? I mean, it's size is much better than the DML Dragon kits. Is there anything really bad with that model?
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Postby Turbobearcat » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:51 pm

Gerwalk wrote:Another question on the CN models.
How bad is the Los Angeles class as a scale model? I mean, it's size is much better than the DML Dragon kits. Is there anything really bad with that model?

Which model are you talking about?
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Postby Gerwalk » Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:11 pm

Turbobearcat wrote:
Gerwalk wrote:Another question on the CN models.
How bad is the Los Angeles class as a scale model? I mean, it's size is much better than the DML Dragon kits. Is there anything really bad with that model?

Which model are you talking about?

I'm sorry I thought that CN models has just one Los Angeles class sub model. In any case how does the 688 Los Angeles class (whatever version) from CN models looks like? It is accurate or it has some erros that cannot be repaired without major surgery?

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