Re: 1/72 scale U-Boat...

I went to Al's Hobby in Elmhurst IL last nite. They had one in the window.
> Unfortunately, they are closed Fridays at 5:30. :+( Kim M
Per my previous post, I'm not really a ship guy. But the more I see
of this kit on the online review sites, the more I think I'll be
"sneaking" one into the house before the summer is over ("sneaking"
being put in quotes because I have no idea how I'm going to hide a kit
of this size in my stash of 1/72 airplane kits).
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Pauli G
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it does look good. maybe it's time to roll the dreaded penny stash. let's see, two cents each for the wheat pennies....
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e
Not a ship guy either, but after the 1/72nd scale S-Boote last year, I had to give the U-Boat a try. The U-boat is going together easier than the S-Boote. Now I need someone to put out an American WWII Fleet Boat
Oxmoron1 MFE
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OXMORON1
Combat Models may have one in their line. I'm not sure, though. Kim M
Now, if someone would do the USS Merrimac anc CSS Virginia in 1/72.....Kim M
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Royabulgaf
that would cause me to learn how to model water.
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e
Maybe sooner than you think... Combat Models is defunct, as the owner John Ruck passed away. Tom Dougherty ( snipped-for-privacy@aol.com)
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Ives100
However, Roberts Models bought the molds and is reissuing them under the Combat Models label. I don't know if the ship range is being released, though. Kim m
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Royabulgaf
how would that sad event get a gato out there?
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e
Kim
There are 1/72 kits, vacuform IIRC. As I don't do 19th Century stuff I don't remember who, though.
Tom
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Maiesm72
Kim
I remember seeing the landing craft at an IPMS meeting years ago.
A shoe box would have made a better starting point.
Tom
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Maiesm72
Try this:
Make room in the garage.
Attach four wheels and a windshield to the box.
Tell the wife it's a new car.
Tom
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Maiesm72
Two separate points: One a Gato is underway and two, John Rucks passed on. Tom Dougherty ( snipped-for-privacy@aol.com)
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Ives100
Are you serious? That is very cool! The last time I built a model submarine I was in jr. high, but I've been meaning to build the USS Harder ever since I read _The Destroyer Killer_ years ago.
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Joe Jefferson
Kim wrote in reply to:
Kim, You said the "C" word! I'll 100% scratchbuild befire I ever by another Combat so called kit. Combat kits don'y even qualify as vacuforms compared to the other people in that market.
Rick
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OXMORON1
For the past few years I have wanted to buy a boat despite very serious misgivings from the missus. Nothing huge, just a nice 18-20 footer, inboard-outboard engine, good runabout and skiboat. Here's the plan (inspired by the car suggestion):
I purchase the U-boat, and then go home one night and say "honey, guess what? I bought a BOAT!!!". She'll undoubtedly go supercritical in nanoseconds flat, but then I can say "...not a "boat", a model kit of a submarine". She'll be so relieved that my "boat" isn't being towed behind the pickup truck that she'll probably let me park the U-boat kit on the dining room table for weeks (so that I can inspect the parts/instructions/decals)!
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Pauli G
Okay, I'll bite. What are the details? ....about the sub not John Rucks.
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Mark Levine
Isn't the Dumas Monitor/Merrimac duo something close to that? Of coure, their accuracy may leave something to be deiserd, but they do exist :)
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a0002604
Yes, the Dumas models are in 1/72 scale.
1/72.....Kim M
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RC Boater

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