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OTW British S-class kit - sneak preview

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


...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 for any questions and/or orders.




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:


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.


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).


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.


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


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


Outstanding! Love the deck. :D
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