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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:25 am 
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Sadly, a lot of G-Factor props are merely brass copies of existing kit screws. There may have had been one or two exceptions, but otherwise are to be avoided.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:04 pm 
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This may be a dumb question, but these are just ejector pin marks correct? They are on both of the hull halves. I'm pretty sure they are as I see no evidence of them in real life pictures. Just want to make sure before I fill them in.

Image20190707_185701 by Nelson Wallace, on Flickr


Making progress on my Chicago, and have some of Maartens propellers on the way for her. Going to get paint this weekend so I can really make some progress.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:00 am 
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Hi Nelson,

I have never seen such large holes in the real LA boats. Even if they are there, they should be closed with covers when the boat gets to sea, they would give a lot of noise if these were really open. So filling them before you paint would be the safe choice!

Hope the props will reach you soon!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:31 am 
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Yeah, those holes don't correspond to anything in any of the exterior profiles I have.

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I agree with the other two posters. There are some round openings in the hull (condenser intake and outlet) but those are further back in engineering spaces, closer to the keel and covered with a round grating. Along the bottom are the vent openings for the ballast tanks, but those are rectangular and also covered with a grating.

Here's a set of LA Class drawings that can be expanded to high resolution:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Los_Angeles_class_submarine_3D_drawing.svg

Openings in the hull are indicated. None of these are as big as the hole you have in your kit.

That's one of the larger and deeper injection pin openings I have ever seen...

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Thanks for the confirmation. I figured it was just part of the molding process. It is about 1/8" wide, which scales to nearly four feet in real life. I don't think there's any SSNs sailing around with four foot wide dents in their sides lol


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I agree with the other two posters. There are some round openings in the hull (condenser intake and outlet) but those are further back in engineering spaces, closer to the keel and covered with a round grating. Along the bottom are the vent openings for the ballast tanks, but those are rectangular and also covered with a grating.

Here's a set of LA Class drawings that can be expanded to high resolution:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Los_Angeles_class_submarine_3D_drawing.svg

Openings in the hull are indicated. None of these are as big as the hole you have in your kit.

That's one of the larger and deeper injection pin openings I have ever seen...


Thanks for those drawings, they're great!

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