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    We have problems if I am the voice of reason...

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  1. Just got two submarine kits from Mikro-Mir just a few days ago. They have taken about a week to get to me before, now, roughly three weeks. Dave
  2. Digressing a bit to the subject of picky load masters... Years ago I was involved in coordinating the emergent movement of submarine rescue requirement for an issue in a foreign country. Part of the surge was our "pre-packaged for transport by the Air Force" DSRV. The loadmaster of the tasked C-5 called BS and made the entire shipment get broken down and repackaged blowing through the critical timeline by almost 20 hours. Luckily, the DSRV was not needed as a Brit asset got on scene in time to support the rescue. The C-5 that arrived to grab the random pile of I-beams, semi- truck and trailer
  3. I don't think India operated anything other than RBs and RUs. So just get an RB. RBK isn't appropriate. Dave
  4. No idea, but if I get moving on my Revell FOXBAT conversion to a U, it will be announced when I am halfway done and released right after I complete it. Dave
  5. Maybe I have found my post-Navy job... Nuclear submarine expert for hire to Australia 😁 Cheers, Dave
  6. Scratchbuilding, closely followed by research... I hate painting since I suck at it. At this point I mainly build ships/submarines and the occasional aircraft. Dave
  7. An Indonesian submarine is missing. Singapore and Australia have been asked to help. BBC Story Positive thoughts please. Dave
  8. I'm proud to be a Hoosier by decree of the Governor and Legislature...
  9. Thanks. The new CO makes me look super short. He's 6-6. It was an honor to have the reins of the Bad fool Battle Bass for a while. Dave
  10. Ha ha... not classified... USS INDIANA (SSN 789) a Block III Virginia Class SSN. Staying in, but time for some leave before the next job. Dave
  11. For those of you who didn't know, I am a submariner and for the last 2 1/2 years I have been in command of my own boat. Today was my change of command to give her up. I can't imagine any more exciting or challenging job. Now, I need to get to work on some models after giving time back to the wife and kids. Cheers, Dave
  12. One down, one to go. Tuesday maybe. Depends when base gets doses onboard. Pain in the a** to constantly replan between weather, maintenance and doses. 50 days to store duty. Cheers, Dave
  13. Out of blue, finished. Not on her final base nor do I have the case for her yet, but work complete...except for gluing top of periscope in place. Just put it in place for pictures, but her temporary case is too short for it.
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