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post #31 of 92 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 04:54 PM
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Wasn't that the George Washington Polaris Sub?
I think they did that with that kit too. Not just the Skipjack.
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I think they did that with that kit too. Not just the Skipjack.
Nope, Aurora did two Photoscope subs, the Skipjack and the Nautilus. You're probably thinking of the Revell George Washington that had the removeable side showing a detailed (by guesswork as the actual sub's interior was still classified at the time) interior. I think Renwall did a Polaris sub too.



Interesting tidbit on those Photoscope subs, the slides included were of the interior of a WWII sub, possibly the U-Boat in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

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I must have been thinkng of the Nautilus then. I knew there were two subs with the Photo-Scope feature and I do recall building the Nautilus kit too. I also had the Polaris sub with the cutaway interior. I got it for Christmas. It was under the tree for weeks; even wrapped, I knew it was a model because of the noise it made when I shook it.

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It would be cool to see Moebius do an all new updated kit of the old Revell Andrew Jackson cutaway sub seeing as that's a bit long in the tooth now.
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I saw the built. unpainted Skipjack today in Orlando at the Moebius table and it is VERY impressive. They had the new movie Seaview there too. The Skip dwarfs the Seaview visually. It looks to be a very nice model.
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I've seen a few fuzzy photo's of the parts but it does look rather massive. Any nice close ups of the parts would be most appreciated.

Anyone know if it will include decals for USS Scamp too?
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It wasn't unbuilt parts/sprues but the whole sub built up. I did not take any pictures (no camera). But the thing is huge. The diameter of the sub is like the size of the manta nose of the much skinnier Seaview.
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it wasn't unbuilt parts/sprues but the whole sub built up. I did not take any pictures (no camera). But the thing is huge. The diameter of the sub is like the size of the manta nose of the much skinnier seaview.

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when i was a kid a local hobby store had dozens of aurora skipjacks for a buck a piece on clearance. I bought many and used them all up. Nice to see it's back.
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I'm still hoping for a Type XXI u-boat in 72nd scale. That design has fascinated me since I first saw it when I was in high school more than thirty years ago.

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Right now the plan is to keep the series (if we continue the series) confined to 'Cold-War Era Submarines'. Most post-war stuff evidenced dominant type-21 genes, so you'll be kinda pleased with that.


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i've seen a few fuzzy photo's of the parts but it does look rather massive. Any nice close ups of the parts would be most appreciated.

Anyone know if it will include decals for uss scamp too?
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We had a sub named Snook?! Was it based at the Jersey Shore?
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Man, I just cannot WAIT to get my hands on this thing...and the movie Seaview...submarine heaven!
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Right now the plan is to keep the series (if we continue the series) confined to 'Cold-War Era Submarines'. Most post-war stuff evidenced dominant type-21 genes, so you'll be kinda pleased with that.


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Let's hope sales go through the roof, just the thought of a missile boat in this scale is....well...Oh my...I feel faint !
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