My Gato class sub(pics)

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My Gato class sub(pics)

Postby Sgt. Brassones » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:39 am

Here's a little project I whipped up last night.

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And next to a Fletcher for scale.

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Postby DM » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:14 am

Nice :)

One of my previous jobs involved knowing a lot about submarine masts. I became a sad "spotter" type who could identify submarine classes (and sometimes even individual boats) just by looking at photos of their masts above the water :shock:
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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:21 am

Thanks. I can't really claim the masts to be accurate as they're just random pieces of flash. :D
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Postby DM » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:47 am

Its the impression that counts, and it works for me :)

I made a similar model for SDD's 1/600 coastal forces range as well as mine markers and torpedo markers (and quite a few MTBs, Schnellboote and other coastal craft, and a few 15mm WW2 masters as well). IIRC the moulds were sold to Stronghold when SDD closed down but I haven't checked their website to see if they ara available.
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Re: My Gato class sub(pics)

Postby Wulf Corbett » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:49 am

Sgt. Brassones wrote:Here's a little project I whipped up last night.Image
What colour are you using for your ocean there? I like it a lot. Looks like Lifecolor PRU Blue (which is distinctly green) with blue-er highlights.

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Postby Lord David the Denied » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:29 pm

Nice. I knew somone would do the submerged sub model sooner or later...
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Postby Chernobyl » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:53 pm

pretty cool! Hadn't realized VAS used submarines...

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Postby E Nicely » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:18 pm

Cool subs.
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Re: My Gato class sub(pics)

Postby Sgt. Brassones » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:58 pm

Wulf Corbett wrote:
Sgt. Brassones wrote:Here's a little project I whipped up last night.Image
What colour are you using for your ocean there? I like it a lot. Looks like Lifecolor PRU Blue (which is distinctly green) with blue-er highlights.

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Postby oggie x » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:56 pm

Da Dum, Da Dum, Da Dum, Da Dum.

Great subbies.

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Postby Lord David the Denied » Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:15 pm

Any of you naval buffs know why yank subs sailed into port with a broom tied to the mast after making a kill?
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Postby DM » Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:23 pm

Same reason as ours - making a "clean sweep" (generally signifying having sunk every target engaged).

RN boats also fly the jolly roger with additional emblems to signify what they've been up to whilst on patrol.

http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/photodp/jrships.htm
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:09 pm

Yeah, the jolly roger is because some admiral or other (I forget which) described submariners as "little better than pirates" way back in the day.
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Postby nezeray » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:33 am

I wonder if the quote is because they sneak up and attack you or if it's because there are no showers on subs. :)

At least not the three that I toured. :)

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Postby nezeray » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:34 am

btw: That's as a tourist not as a sailor. Darn words with many meanings...

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Postby BuShips » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:13 pm

I think the "clean sweep" meaning might also have been used if all torpedoes were expended/used during a patrol and some of the ships targeted were sunk. Thus I think that not coming back with any stored torpedoes was a part of the meaning as well. BTW, very nice "cheap" miniature you have there SB, heh. Nicely done!.
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