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Postby U812 » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:20 pm

I was thinking the other day about making some hull kits in epoxy glass for the 3 different WTC's that Dave Welch has made.

The Kilo WTC is the smallest one and single screw. The Seawolf is a bit larger also for single screw and the type 7 WTC two screws.

So far it has been suggested by a friend that I do a Gato fleet boat for the type 7 WTC and or a type 21. A bit harder to pull off with those screws set in the appendages.

If you guys have an interest please let me know. and feel free to suggest a boat too as long as you know the parameters of Dave's WTC's.

Thanks for your time guys,

Steve
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Postby yoda_helimag » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:43 pm

Hi

Interesting by:

Akula, Alfa, Victor III, LA .... :D

with a big preference for the akula

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Postby SeaHorse » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:58 am

Steve,

How about a submarine of your own design or something that is a little different, like a futuristic looking submarine?

Just a thought... :)
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Postby Novagator » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:55 am

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Postby U812 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:08 pm

Seahorse,

Well I did that with airplanes a while back and they weren't very popular. I hear what your saying though but scale always sells better. It is tempting though. Thank you for your input here.

Yoda,

All good one's. I may hold a poll here soon but I think the Typhoon might just win hands down. Then it a matter of figuring out what would be the next most popular.

Thanks guys,

Steve
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Postby U812 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:10 pm

Novagator,

Good one. It would work well with the Seawolf WTC. Thanks for you're input.

Steve
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Postby Maniac05 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:41 pm

I second your opinion about the Typhoon. That would be good because the only vendor I know of that offers a Typhoon hull kit is Engel, and that costs over $1000 dollars. I would also suggest using the Kilo WTC in a Skipjack or Permit class sub.

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Postby U812 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:20 pm

Maniac,

you sure have a point there. There is a guy in OZ that makes two sizes of Typhoon. I believe Bob Martin has one of the larger ones.

Still the smaller Typhoon is still large. Bob if I'm wrong about the location of the kit please set me straight. I know yours isn't an Engle.

Ok. So Typhoon it is. Started on the sizing of the plans and cross sections today.

Thanks Maniac,

Steve
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Postby expfcwintergreen » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:22 pm

Steve,

Bob's is one of the old 32nd Parallel boats. These were modelled after the (somewhat inaccurate) "Red October" movie sub.

Typhoon should be a big seller, seems to be the boat of choice, or I should say on the "wish-list" for most people, especially starting off.

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Postby Wayne Frey » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:00 pm

If you are doing a Typhoon, please ask for any information you need to build an accurate hull. I will be glad to share some of my "good stuff" if you are going to do it.
It disappoints me to see one built inaccuratelly.
This will hold true of anyone about to produce a Russian boat hull.
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Postby U812 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:14 pm

Wayne,

I wondered when you would ring in. Please by all means.

sneill@socal.rr.com Fire away! I have cable.

Thanks so much Wayne!

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Postby yoda_helimag » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:12 pm

Hi

At witch scale will you product hull, i hope it is in 1/144!!!!

The typhoon already exist in 1/150, fiber hull, made by KMB,

http://www.jet-drive.de/

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Postby Bob the Builder » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:40 pm

expfcwintergreen wrote:Steve,

Bob's is one of the old 32nd Parallel boats. These were modelled after the (somewhat inaccurate) "Red October" movie sub.

Typhoon should be a big seller, seems to be the boat of choice, or I should say on the "wish-list" for most people, especially starting off.

Chris

Indeed, my model is an old 32P hull. The back was simply a big, flat plane. I chopped the whole thing off and redid it from scratch. It's not too bad, otherwise. Overall length and width is pretty close.

If it looks like a Typhoon, who can complain... or at least, who'd complain with me standing there...? HA!
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Postby U812 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:50 pm

Yoda,

Here's the scale. It's 3 ft. which makes it 1/200 I believe. Or there abouts. Plenty big for torpedoes and a few missiles to work. Lots of room for the WTC that I put in the plans. It's to scale of Dave Welch's type 7 WTC.

Steve

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Postby expfcwintergreen » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:46 pm

Very true Bob!

<and i'm not just saying that 'cuz you're standing there...ok... maybe just a little..don't hurt me..> :D

BTW, you're doing a great job correcting the beaver tail, etc.!

Waiting for Steve, maybe I'll finally get my TYPHOON after all these years. Then, he can start in on the rest of my rooskie boat wish list:

LOSOS
DELTA IV
VICTOR III
SIERRA

c'mon steve! :laugh:
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