Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by tigertc, Dec 28, 2008.
Sub sailed perfectly. Half an hour of duck hunting!!! check out the photos in my gallery.
So have we converted you over to the boat side yet or are you still a dedicated tank man that lost his way briefly?!!
My son Tyler absolutely loved it! Didnt want to come home!. At last ive found something to get him off his video games and computer!!
So yes Bunk my old shipmate, i've fully jumped aboard. So smoke me a kipper and sing me a shanty.
Also..so much less hassle than tanks....no mud to clean off no complex circuits (Yet)
Next build is the Revel gato.
the rest of the days photos are here - UNARMEDCOMBAT/Revell VIIc sub test - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Looks great on the water too - I can see why you had to drag your son away from this one, he looks like he was enjoying himself in the pics.
The Gato is also a nice model and a bit roomier than the type VII but somehow for me you just can't beat the shape of the type VII.
I also added brass etch to mine and a wooden deck, both of which took a bit of time to incorporate, and then added some figures to the bridge which took a couple of hours each.
weathering even near to what Bunk has acheived was a nightmare. After about 100hrs on the model i am in an "It'll do!"
frame of mind.
Quote Bunk "The Gato is also a nice model and a bit roomier than the type VII but somehow for me you just can't beat the shape of the type VII."
I agree, the Gato is plain ugly. The extra space inside might let me experiment with a few things i have in mind.
Anybody want to buy a Tamiya 1/16 Tank collection?
2x Pershings (Full option)
2x King Tigers (Full option inc metal tracks, kenny kong track tensioners and proper gear down motors)
1x Tiger 1 (Full option)
1x Sherman (Full Option)
1x Bandai Tiger1 (Rare as rocking horse doodoo)
bye bye tanks
I've actually been saving up for an Engle Type VII for a couple of years from things like eBay sales and articles in magazines but the recent changes in exchange rates has put the price of the Type VII up from 1200.00 pounds a year or so ago to about 2000.00 pounds now. I can't write articles fast enough to keep up.
Ultimately though I want the steam coaster on the water at the same time as the Engle Type VII as they are both 1/35th scale and the same age.
.Check this guy out- YouTube - Knikebein's Channel
.He has built working electric torpedos fore and aft to his engel, with working tube doors. Absolutely stunning!.
.^we'll get our subs together someday...(when my weathering skills have improved!!)
Tiger 1's usually go for around the £150 - £200 mark (exluding the radio gear and in bad to good condition) Extremely good ones (pro weathered, after market parts etc can go anywhere upto £500.
In rare circumstances people do put them up for sale on ebay not knowing their full worth , my altest bargain off fleabay (another Tam Pershing full option was up for £100 on a buy it now. An absolute steal. (all i can think of was the guy must have needed the cash urgently)
.Unfortunately the best way to sell these is to break them up and sell the parts. (Pains me to even think about it!) The control gear, MF & DMD units sell for £120 each on there own.
.stil on the fence as to whether i will sell mine. See how my finances go in the coming months!!
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