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OTW British S-class kit - sneak preview

Postby JWLaRue » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:06 pm

Folks,

...thought you'd like to get a sneak preview of the latest sub kit from OTW. This is material that will be in the Smoke on the Horizon column in the March SCR. Here I can include more photos....and in color.

The following text comes from Bob Dimmack of OTW, he can be reached at otwdes@msn.com for any questions and/or orders.

Enjoy,

Jeff

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In all 63 British "S" class submarines were made and we decided some years ago after the introduction of our 1/32nd scale Type V11 to build the British contemporary the "S" class to complement our fleet of models. Here's a good clean view the prototype:

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Our model is 82 inches long with an 8.5 inch beam, so there is plenty of room with easy access for all the equipment.

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The basic kit includes the detailed main hull, top of the pressure hull, casement and conning tower - all moulded in GRP. See photograph. Also included is:

- a fully detailed photo etched deck, saddle tank hatches and conning tower floor,
- front and rear dive planes and guards,
- drop skeg,
- rudder with brass bushes and stainless steel pivot rods,
- a construction plan, and
- two stainless steel templates for cutting the slots in the hull and casement (we try to make things easier).

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The price for this (excluding shipping) is £575.00 British pounds or about US$1100.00.

Over the next few months there will be available other additional kit modules for the running gear:

- "A" frame propellers and shafts,
- conning tower fittings,
- deck fittings and
- guns.

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All owners of the OTW Type VII can use the same dive propulsion system in this model.
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Postby dhffr » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:16 pm

Jeff,

Got the kit started and will be posting details of the build here on SC.
Just a bunch of grinding and tuning on the limber holes for now.

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Postby PaulC » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:26 pm

Jeff,

Outstanding! Love the deck. :D
Warm regards,

Paul Crozier
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