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Topic review - Calling all British Nuclear Submarine Fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all British Nuclear Submarine Fans  Reply with quote
Hello,

I have the same model and saw the same feature. I believe it is a Type 2043 hull-mounted active and passive search sonar that was integrated in the class in 2009.

Filipe
Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:13 am
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It looks like a more recent feature. It's not on the earlier photos, but is on the more recent ones. I would suspect a new type of array or damage repair for a collision Vanguard had with Triomphant in 2009.
Without:
http://www.warchina.com/BBS1/attachment ... Qu.jpg?262
http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/Boats/BoatDB2/i ... BoatID=701

With:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vanguard_%28S28%29
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... 152115.jpg
Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:07 am
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I'm currently building Bronco's Vanguard and Victorious and have a question. Looking at the model, on the sides of the subss near the missile housing, on the model there is a recess of sorts but when I look at photo's of the real subs (see link) there seems to some plating added. It doesn't seem to extend below the waterline Is this added for extra protection or when entering port ?? It would disrupte the flow of the water quite severly ??
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/submarine-service/ballistic-submarines/hms-vanguard
David
Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:59 am
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Another question; anyone know of any photos of the missile silos opened to use as a paint guide?
Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:05 am
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Anyone know what the pre-fouled colour color of the the sonar dome on Vanguard Class SSBNs are? I'm working on a Bronco kit right now and it's the one area I'm undecided on. Based on the links below I'm going to use Model Master's Aircraft interior black for most of the hull, with a section of gloss black from the middle of the hull up to the bottom of the bow dive planes, and flat black in the walking/non-skid area:
http://cdnedge.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1795294.stm
http://www.plantrac.co.uk/vsel.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/feb/1 ... es-collide
(Note the red outline around the vents on the bottom of the hull... should be fairly easy to do on the kit with a wash)
But the sonar area is always covered by cloth or water.
Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:29 am
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The Astute incident of 08 APR, although tragic does afford at least one tidbit for the modeler. The extended masts are certainly more green than grey, or grey molted as on US SSN's.

Video here. Btwn 9 and 11 seconds into the video the green masts are evident.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... e-sub.html
Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:38 am
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Pavel@TheAdmiralty wrote:
Hi,

The Astute is shipping and ready. There were a lot of problems with it, almost like with the real one. However, the 1/700 scale is most probably not going to be done at this point. We had ours very far along when HobbyBoss announced theirs and I felt it was worth getting the project finished, after all. But the 1/350 is ready

Thank you,

Pavel

Thank you :)
Post Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:19 am
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Hi,

The Astute is shipping and ready. There were a lot of problems with it, almost like with the real one. However, the 1/700 scale is most probably not going to be done at this point. We had ours very far along when HobbyBoss announced theirs and I felt it was worth getting the project finished, after all. But the 1/350 is ready

Thank you,

Pavel
Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:57 pm
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Hasn't arrived yet; The kit is done, but Pavel was having problems getting the decals printed. I'll check in with him hopefully this weekend to see what's shaking....
Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:13 am
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Tracy White wrote:
I have one of Pavel's Astutes on order... looking forward to it!

Im interesting for this kit too. Any comments Tracy for the kit ?
Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:18 am
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Georgi Grigorov wrote:
Hello David,
HMS Resolution is not “coming soon”, it’s already here:)
As for HMS Dreadnought- I want to build all British nuclear submarines, unfortunately I can’t find any draws. For Resolution I use draws from www. jecobinplans.com but they have only for 4 types.
So if you can help me with draws for the earliest types I will design the models a.s.a.p.
Regards
Georgi


Hello, although a lot further in the past than the Nuclear subs, but is there any chance of WW1 British Submarines, E class etc?
Post Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:27 pm
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I have one of Pavel's Astutes on order... looking forward to it!
Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:19 am
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Got my 1/350 HMS Astute today very nice,but i had to hand it over to son so he could give it me at xmas :(
Post Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:40 pm
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Pavel, hobbyboss is doing HMS Astute in 1/700 and 1/350.
Post Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:25 pm
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David J Ross wrote:
pocketpencil wrote:
I cant for the life of me figure out how that bow profile is quiet. It seems like the water would flow pretty poorly across that sharp edge.

I understand the bow profile (in my photo) is altered by protective parts put on to cover secret equipment fitted there.

Regarding the new HMS Resolution kit coming soon; whilst any Barrow-built is welcome I, personally, would have preffered one of HMS Dreadnought. It was launched on 21/10/1960 and this month marks the fiftieth anniversary.



Interesting...interesting.

Well, they clearly feel it works well so apparently it isnt noisy. The caps make sense to hide all the good bits from prying eyes.
Post Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:32 pm
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Hello David,
HMS Resolution is not “coming soon”, it’s already here:)
As for HMS Dreadnought- I want to build all British nuclear submarines, unfortunately I can’t find any draws. For Resolution I use draws from www. jecobinplans.com but they have only for 4 types.
So if you can help me with draws for the earliest types I will design the models a.s.a.p.
Regards
Georgi
Post Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:32 am
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pocketpencil wrote:
I cant for the life of me figure out how that bow profile is quiet. It seems like the water would flow pretty poorly across that sharp edge.

I understand the bow profile (in my photo) is altered by protective parts put on to cover secret equipment fitted there.

Regarding the new HMS Resolution kit coming soon; whilst any Barrow-built is welcome I, personally, would have preffered one of HMS Dreadnought. It was launched on 21/10/1960 and this month marks the fiftieth anniversary.
Post Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:26 am
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Hello Guys,
I just want to mention that our first British submarine is in production.
Please check the manufacturer’s section for details:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=58593&p=366062#p366062
And there will be more to follow:)
Regards
Georgi
Post Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:37 am
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I cant for the life of me figure out how that bow profile is quiet. It seems like the water would flow pretty poorly across that sharp edge.
Post Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:04 pm
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I just received my four 1/350 scale Trafalgar class boats from Squadron. Are there any modifications I should be aware of before I start a build?

Good to be here.

I also got the 1/700 Trumpeter USS Mass BB.
Post Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:40 pm

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