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Postby yoda_helimag » Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:40 pm

Hi

I m pleased to show a new French made submarine kit ( and compagny :;): ):

lecma-rc web site

Russian typhoon 1/100 kit
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kit specific:
- Static dive by electric pump
- front dive plane rectract
- two motor include
- pump include
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price: 695 euros

it is not a copy of the Engel & KMB model.

Some other good stuff on their web site

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Postby Novagator » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:02 pm

very nice kit, I don't like how the missile hatches open when diving, and the propellers are only 3 bladed.


For 695 euros ain't bad.




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Postby Novagator » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:03 pm

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Postby Sub culture » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:29 pm

Hmmmm. I thought that kit was very cheap, then I saw it has a vacformed hull, which lowers production costs considerably.

Looks okay, a shame they don't supply a hull kit seperately, as I really don't fancy the design of their pressure hull.

I doubt whether that design would stand more than few feet without problems.

Should've taken a leaf out of Robbe's book, and used a cylindrical pressure hull.

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Postby Novagator » Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:39 pm

Sub culture wrote:Hmmmm. I thought that kit was very cheap, then I saw it has a vacformed hull, which lowers production costs considerably.

Looks okay, a shame they don't supply a hull kit seperately, as I really don't fancy the design of their pressure hull.

I doubt whether that design would stand more than few feet without problems.

Should've taken a leaf out of Robbe's book, and used a cylindrical pressure hull.

Andy

Its seems to be down the same lines as Skip's subtech line.
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Postby Wayne Frey » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:56 pm

I see corrections over the Engle kit I like very much.
It also is the most accurate one I have seen so far. But there are a few minor things. Very minor.
I wish it were a epoxy hull in 1/96 scale. I would buy one.
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Postby Novagator » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:10 pm

Wayne, you should get it and do a committee report on it.
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Postby Bob the Builder » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:44 pm

If they'd sell the hull only, I'd be interested for sure. I've sent an email to see if that's a possiblility. I'll share what, if anything, I get back from them.
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Postby Novagator » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:42 am

Bob the Builder wrote:If they'd sell the hull only, I'd be interested for sure. I've sent an email to see if that's a possiblility. I'll share what, if anything, I get back from them.

Great, keep us posted bob.
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Postby Bob the Builder » Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:22 am

They sound good to work with. Here's the response that I got back, quick as a wink:

Hello,

We thank you for the interest which you carry(wear) in our kit Typhoon.
The kit is absolutely complete (pump, engines, visserie stainless, ball
bearings, joins to lips, details(rooms) in photo cut, self-adhesive
decoration etc.)

The kit is delivered as it appears on photos except for helixes brass which
are in accessory

The kit is in PVC and all the details(rooms) are cut in the digitally
operated machine.

The price is 595.00 euros TTC

The price of the complete kit but without the hull(shell) pressure and its
mechanical elements is for the 387.00 euros TTC price.

We still have no cost of cheap transport.

Cordially
Leca Norbert


$387 Euros is around $477 USD, or $580 CAD. That price does not include shipping, but if you allocate another $200 or so, you'd be pretty safe, I'd think.

That's not that bad a price, really, especially considering the size of the kit. A bit of work rescribing the fuzzy details and reinforcing the hull, and this could be a bang-up model!
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Postby yoda_helimag » Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:38 am

Hi

I would like to pass to their factory to see their model ( approx 150km of my town), i think they are very serious.

Concerning falls details on the hull, they said in the manual that it is a "semi-maquette" ( sport scale in US?), so detailling the model is in charge of the builder. To my mind, it is a good thing, so every modeller will have a different finish model depending of his work .

Sorry for my english.

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Postby Bob the Builder » Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:18 pm

They sent an addendum to their previous email. Looks like they'll ship the hull to the US. Total delivered price would be around $500US.

Just in case anyone's interested.


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Postby Novagator » Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:47 am

So $500 just for the hull, how much then for the whole kit?
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Postby Sub culture » Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:59 am

Hmmm.

370 euros for a high quality epoxy glass hull from Kehrer Modellbau.

Yeah, I know what I'd choose..........
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