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Postby sam reichart » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:33 pm

I received the following information from Bob Dimmack, owner of OTW, about a new model he's offering:

This model will build into a nice version of the Conqueror which was involved in the incident in the Falklands war.

The kit comprises of detailed hull, deck sail, front and rear dive planes, top and bottom rudders, and pivot rod material, sonar, and arrangement drawings as well as scale propeller and shaft and bearing.

All this and shipping for £275.00 or approx $475.00 US. for the first 10 unit ordered

Hull is approx 48 inches long and has a beam of approx 6 inches.

Bob sent me some pictures of the hull and castings. I'l forwrd them along to anyone that's seriously interested in the kit.

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Postby AntoineL » Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:38 pm

please send them to me. antoine.lenormandNOSPAM@wanadoo.fr

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Postby TMSmalley » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:58 pm

Me too Sam!
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Postby georget » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:48 am

Hi Sam, please send me some pictures also. I have Bob's Vangaurd and would love to do another OTW boat.
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Postby Gerwalk » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:06 am

Hi Sam,
I was very interested in this project since it was first announced. Please, I would like to have additional photos of it.

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Postby AntoineL » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:14 am

thanks Sam for the pics

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Postby sam reichart » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:18 pm

George and Pablo...I'll try to get them off to you tonight...if I remember before my hockey game...

Antoine- you're welcome! :D

EDIT: Antoine/Tim- I know you all have either "photobucket" type accounts or servers that will allow you to upload pics here...can one of you guys upload the photos to this site- Bob woul dbe pleased, and I'd be relieved of having to forward them...
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Postby AntoineL » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:48 pm

With pleasure Sam and Bob !

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Postby Sub culture » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:41 am

Lovely.

How good do our boats look, in and out of the water, eh?!

Nice to see OTW are now moulding the vanes pre-split, makes the build a little easier.

I'm really tempted, but I have enough irons in the fire as it is.

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Postby Gerwalk » Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:50 am

Sam: don't worry about the photos. Robert send them to me yesterday evening.

The model is superb and unique!

One thing I told Robert by phone yesterday is that IMHO the bow (upper part) is too angular compared to what you can see at the HMS Courageous in dry dock. Maybe this was the original design for the Valiant and then the Churchills adopted a more rounded bow?
The other detail that is not present on the model is the sides of the deck, they are clearly separeted from the main hull and have a streamlined shape. Using several photos I think I was able to guess their shape and size but I'm not very sure...

What do you think?
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Postby sam reichart » Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:21 pm

Gerwalk wrote:Sam: don't worry about the photos. Robert send them to me yesterday evening.

The model is superb and unique!

One thing I told Robert by phone yesterday is that IMHO the bow (upper part) is too angular compared to what you can see at the HMS Courageous in dry dock. Maybe this was the original design for the Valiant and then the Churchills adopted a more rounded bow?
The other detail that is not present on the model is the sides of the deck, they are clearly separeted from the main hull and have a streamlined shape. Using several photos I think I was able to guess their shape and size but I'm not very sure...

What do you think?

Pablo-
Sorry, I'm the wrong person to ask about the hull shape, as I am pretty ignorant about British boats! :p I do know that Bob has some very good and accurate reference material about some of these models. I would suggest you shoot Bob an email with your query; there may be some background info he can divulge about the shape that was chosen for this hull...
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Postby Gerwalk » Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:08 pm

Thanks Sam,

I had a very interesting telephone conversation with Bob about this topic and he is very interested in getting more information about this.

I posted the question here since so far I was very lucky with the level of knowledge of the SC members! :) Now re-reading my previous post it looks like the questions were directed to you. My intention was to ask the SC comunity about the bow's shape and the side details of the Conqueror, Sorry! :;):
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Postby Gerwalk » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:34 am

Antoine,
thanks for posting that photo! I see no comments on is so here is mine:
IMHO that photo shows that the bow of the Courageous is clearly more rounded than the one of the model. It is not the best angle (a side view would be terrific for comparison) but it looks like the slope of the bow has a smooth curvarture on the real sub while is almost straight in the model.

The angle of the boats in this comparison is even closer:

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This schematic shows a rounded bow too:
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Postby Sub culture » Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:56 pm

Courageous is Churchill class though, so won't there be some differences?

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