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Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby JWLaRue » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:08 pm

With the recent release of the Moebius USS Skipjack kit in 1/72nd scale, I thought that there might be some interest in a photo-etch set of vents and strainers that I developed a while back.

These are based on the actual Electric Boat drawings for these parts. Each drawing was re-created in full detail using AutoCAD and then a few details were simplified (e.g. the several hundred small holes in the strainers) since the scale reduction to 1/72nd essentially made them merge. The parts are photo-etched using a 0.010" stainless steel.

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Applying these details will greatly enhance the detail of this kit!

The price for a set of these detail parts is $25, which includes postage within the U.S. Please contact me for postage cost outside the U.S.

I can be reached via e-mail at jeffrey.larue@hp.com or the PM function on this forum.

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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby sam reichart » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:29 pm

they look nice Jeff.... you getting one of these kits?
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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby JWLaRue » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:09 pm

Hi Sam,

Probably not. I have one of the SSY 1/72nd scale Skipjack kits and it's still a very nice working r/c sub. :)

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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby Giovanni » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:10 am

Are there any SSY Skipjack hulls for sale ?
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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby JWLaRue » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:24 pm

As far as I know, Lee is still producing them. It is a very nice hull kit!

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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby salmon » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:09 pm

Jeff,
These are beautifully done! I will definitely have to order a set after I see what the kit offers. For the simpleton that I am, the placement of the vents is a no brainer?
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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby JWLaRue » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:45 pm

re: placement - I include an instruction sheet that provides the name of each part, but it assumes that you have a copy of the Greg Sharpe Skipjack drawings. Since Greg appears to no longer be in business, I will work up something to show placement of the various PE pieces.

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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby Sub culture » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:16 am

Did you do these in 1/96th scale too, Jeff?
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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby JWLaRue » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:19 pm

Sub culture wrote:Did you do these in 1/96th scale too, Jeff?

Yes, sir!

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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby modelnut » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:09 pm

How about the squarish flood vents on the bottom of the hull?

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Re: Moebius Skipjack - Photo-etch Vents & Strainers

Postby JWLaRue » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:46 pm

I have EB drawings for those, but have never arrived at a way to represent the 3-dimensional look that the grates really call for.

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