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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #15 on: 24 Mar , 2008, 07:12 »
I know ....the long awaited torpedo doors, it will take awile for this build so I geuss I can wait.......dont like too though.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #16 on: 25 Mar , 2008, 13:49 »
Does the pointy back from IBS come with the lockers?



Also I saw that the marker boey set comes with gun platforms, would it work for the USS Silversides? in the pic you can see the 2 gun platforms on the deck. Also the lockers on the sail are of different sizes, if they are included in the conversion from IBS are they different sizes? I'm hoping mario will see this.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #17 on: 25 Mar , 2008, 13:54 »
James from Nautilus models just wrote to me that after the early wahoo set he'll do a silverside set in her '44 configuration.
Just for information  ;)

by the way, just write to Mario from IBS, he'll answer for sure.
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #18 on: 25 Mar , 2008, 19:35 »
Hi , I do have the  parts (lockers & platforms) to transform a sub tower  like this, But It would still require a good deal of body work on modelers end, since this a mare Island Boat.  The difference being in that the sides don't have that forward to midsection flared shift like on the revell EB/ Manit..tower.  You have to alter the side by removing that flaring shift.  As for the individual parts , just let what you need when ordering sets.  Thanks   Mario
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #19 on: 25 Mar , 2008, 20:54 »
Hey all,

I got some e-mails from mario and it seems to do the silversides I will have to do some scratch work. I'm to stubborn to go an easier way and do a different boat so I'm still going to do the Silversides. I'll be placing my order to IBS for a pointy back and the marker buoy set. Does any onr know where I would be able to get a foot print of the conning tower for Mare island boats? I'm still a few weeks out from taking a trip to the actual sub (waiting for the snow to go away).

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #20 on: 26 Mar , 2008, 00:54 »
what's a
"flaring shift"?    ???

what I call (in my improper english) "angled tower sides"?
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #21 on: 26 Mar , 2008, 06:46 »
Yes on those angle sides,   , Flaired shift is  just IBS slang we use for those particular tower sides. We have our own  dictionary just on parts   :). Mario
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #22 on: 28 Mar , 2008, 03:13 »
Thanks Mario, very excited by your stuff!
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #23 on: 02 Jun , 2008, 19:08 »
I'm working on the silversides slowly but surely;



I used the Gato/Prewar Classes Flood Templates from Nautilus models. I also have two coats of grey primer on to help show anything I may have to tweek.



The holes you see show the access holes where I put sprayed foam. I did this to give the build some heft and to also prevent flexing duting handiling.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #24 on: 04 Jun , 2008, 06:47 »
Nice hull work, looking great!
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #25 on: 06 Jun , 2008, 17:03 »
Hey all,

 I have a question. Does anyone have some pics that shows the bow of the Gato ? I'm looking for some good pics of the anchore area. The pics I have from the Silversides museum dont show that area because they have a metal plate welded in place(reasons I dont know why). I would like some pics that show they anchore deployed ans the anchore in the raised position.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #26 on: 06 Jun , 2008, 19:20 »
Here's something for now...




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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #27 on: 07 Jun , 2008, 05:04 »
Thanks Rokket,

That does help. If you have more I'd like to see them but these will help me a great deal. Maybe you have one with the planes deployed???

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« Reply #28 on: 08 Jun , 2008, 00:55 »






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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #29 on: 08 Jun , 2008, 07:12 »
Thats so awsome Mr. Rokket :) :) :) :)