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Flankerman

USS Nautilus - 1/350 scale

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This just in.......

Look what the postman just delivered...... the 1/350 scale kit of the USS Nautilus.....

Boxtop.......

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Etched Brass detail, decal sheet and front page of instruction sheet.

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Injection-moulded sail, scopes and diving planes, etched decking and instructions.

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Hull in two halves......

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I got the kit from Hobby Terra in the Ukraine - ordered on 28 December, delivered on 6 January - excellent service :thumbsup:/>

Ken

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Awesome. Can't wait to see your finished product.

Cheers,

Dave

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Wow,

Looks totally awesome. Great work and fast. What were your impressions of the kit?

Cheers,

Dave

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It was an easy build - two halves of hull, same with sail (plus a top deck) - then rudders and diving planes plus sonar dome.

The etched-brass decking is a great idea - much better detail than they could have done with the plastic - although I had to use filler to hide the step between deck and hull - no big deal though.

Some of the etched-brass was too small for my old eyes - mooring cleats on the decking, whip aerial mounts etc - so they were left off.

I had to add a 'deck' inside the sail - otherwise you sould see straight through the opening....

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A couple more WIP photos.......

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All in all a nice little kit - I hope Micro-Mir are encouraged to do more - I'd personally like to see some WWII British subs.

Ken

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Excellent Ken, thank you for the comments and extra pics. The kit intrigued me because of the photoetch deck. Maybe I will take a flier on it instead of the Blue Ridge Models resin kit. I would love to see some Brit boats as well. I am pretty surprised that we haven't seen any yet. They had excellent stories to go with some of them from WWII.

Cheers,

Dave

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