Three Simple Rules For A Perfectly Trimmed Sub

Building a model submarine is not a project for the faint of heart, the impatient, or the untalented. There is a reason that you don't see these at every lake. Building a model submarine is hard. It is, honestly, a hobby reserved for the elite of the RC community. On top of the aesthetic building of the boat itself; the painting, the weathering and excruciating attention to detail, there is the functional aspect of making everything work. Access must be created for the interior of the boat. Concession must be made for the installation and removal of the watertight cylinder. Control surfaces must move freely and throughout their entire range of motion. On top of this, there is the fact that e

1/48th Scale German Type VII Project Commences!

It isn't often that I can say that a product that was made in China impresses me. Typically these products are cheaply made, ill-fitting and reek of whatever oil they need to soak them in to stop mold or corrosion due to their long sea voyage over to North America. I have to say, the Type VII offering by Arkmodel (www.arkmodel.com) has changed my perception of what the Chinese can do when they put their minds to it. The Arkmodel Type VII German uboat kit is done in 1/48th scale, netting a model that measures an impressive 55" in length (about 140cm). This gives ample room for the installation of internal components and a great presence on and under the water while not requiring a trailer or

Russian Alfa Class Submarine in 1/72 scale

This was a fun and fairly quick project that I undertook for a customer out of Nebraska. The kit came from a builder by the name Tim Cook, and the quality is really quite good. The cast parts were well done and the layup was nice and thin and neatly laid up in epoxy glass. When I received it, the project had been started and the rear appendages and control surfaces were in place, the hull was fiberglass together, and some of the sail detail was completed. To save on costs, the customer elected to go with an older D&E Miniatures WTC that I had in stock, and also went with a non-accurate prop that was similar in size to the prop that the Alfa would have run. One thing that I really don't like

More Money Than Sense...

You know one of them, don't you? Those people who who want what they want and are willing to pay any price to get it. Maybe it's a golfer who has the absolute latest, cutting-edge clubs and every golf accessory known to man to the point that his golf bag is bursting at the seams with technology and gizmos. Perhaps its a cook with four bookcases full of recipe books and every cupboard and drawer stuffed to exploding with special devices designed to create the perfect french fry, perfectly cook an egg to within a degree of perfection, or a suite of pans and pots, each one designed for use with one, specific food. It could be an obsessed stamp collector with three of everything (just in case).

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