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USS Parche SSN-683 1/350 scale conversion

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The latest addition to my collection of 1/350 scale submarines - the USS Parche.

 

She was a Sturgeon Class sub lengthened by 100ft for 'Special Operations' work....

 

I cut and joined two Mikro-Mir Sturgeon hulls to get the length and scratch-built the raised decking and rear sonar housing....

 

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Details of this 'hush-hush' sub are difficult to find - particularly information about the side thrusters - so there is a lot of guesswork involved.

 

More photos of the actual build here.

 

All my submarine collection here.

 

Ken

 

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nice coversion, and ... wow what a lot of subs...

 

How are the Mikro Mir sub's in 1/350? their models in 1/35 scale are typical shortrun, but from the pictures it seems their smaller range is better quality

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Same as the other kits - shortrun that needs some cleaning up - but their delicate parts are just that - very delicate.

 

Things like the deck guns on the early subs, diving planes, masts etc - trouble is, the sprue 'feed' leading to a part is sometimes bigger than the part itself - so care is needed when removing.

 

They are quite prolific though - and they will do a subject if you can provide them with decent drawings - particularly cross-sections.

 

Ken

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Looks really good, Always nice to see someone making model of my old boat.  Though you kinda got the masts and antenna a bit wrong and the scope is not that far back.

I like the detail of the non skid topside.

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Thanks for the compliments, Augie - much appreciated.

 

I still have the Blue Ridge resin kit of USS Halibut to make as a 'Special Ops' boat - to add to the collection.

 

Ken

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