Moebius 1:72 Skipjack - RC Groups
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Oct 21, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Moebius 1:72 Skipjack


Thought this might be of interest of which Dave Merriman was the lead designer

Debuted this week at iHobby 2012. Due early next year with $120.0 MSRP.

http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthre...reatest-moment!!!!!!!

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Oct 21, 2011, 11:00 PM
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Well see how long that $120 price stays before release....I expect 3x that by then!
Oct 22, 2011, 04:43 AM
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Wonder why they decided to make a nuke boat model kit that "big"? Nuke boats are a bit featureless compared say to the recent 1/72 scale WWII boats.
Oct 22, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Hey....theres a lot of folks relatively speaking who have wanted a skipjack at a decent price. Its also a great place for them to start since someone already has done the Albacore, the first teardrop hull. Next in line would be the Skipjack. I just know what happened to the price of the albacore and is still happening and where this low price will be soon enough. Out of reach of most! But i digress....time will tell!
Oct 22, 2011, 10:51 AM
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for those who aren't buying this to r/c, but in fact as JUST a display model, it fits in well with the gato and type VII, it should be roughly 42" long, which is between the type VII (36") and the gato (52")

the "revell of germany" gato has a $139 price tag on tower hobbies.

the "revell" gato has a $79 price tag on tower hobbies.

the type VII is going for roughly $100 on ebay.


$120 sounds both reasonable and fair.
Oct 23, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Considering Moebius' focus is with the static model market, I'm quite sure the price will be well within the range of other similar kits as mentioned above & not anywhere near SubTech's Albacore.
Oct 24, 2011, 03:02 AM
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Wonder how the hull is split?
Oct 24, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Ask David over at SD forum. I'm sure both SD & fittings kit will be ready once the Moebius releases their kit in a few months.
Oct 24, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Deboer Hulls "Seaview" For Sale


I have a Deboer Hulls "Seaview" that I purchased in 1993 that I would like to sell. It's a display only model but I suppose could be altered to RC use. Two of the interior observation nose support ribs were damaged during assembly, the mini-sub hatch needs to be realinged, the screws holding the upper deck are covered by the deck hatches--the latter could be de-bonded to loosened them if you want to unscrew the deck, the periscope and another piece stick out above the conning tower (care needs to be taken here to avoid injuring eyes). Mostly though the model is fine. I purchased it for over a $1000 but it was that price because of extra items I ordered in connection with the model. It's actually price could be $800. If interested leave a post here or contact me by email at mematthewsjr@cox.net
Oct 24, 2011, 08:48 PM
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Bloodstone,
I think it would be better if you posted your item on a separate thread. Not imbedded in another. Will be easier for potential buyers to see it. Thank you.
Feb 25, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Test Shot Photos


Won't be long now, folks!

More photos & details of the test shot can be seen on Caswell's S-D forum.

http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthre...1-72-scale-WOW!
Last edited by herrmill; Feb 25, 2012 at 01:57 AM.
Feb 25, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Fixed the link

http://forum.sub-driver.com/showthre...ale-WOW!/page2

Any idea when this will be released?
Feb 25, 2012, 01:17 PM
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hell yes! .. for those who asked about why a Nuke @ 1/72 .... some of us want big boats but our brains and eyes still hurt from all the WW2 detail stuff! .. LOL

alas I won't be able to get ahold of one of these for awhile ... gotta grab a 1/230 skipjack kit before they are completely non existant to go with their discontinued
Sep 05, 2012, 10:13 PM
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I heard from a very good source that they should be on their way to dealers in under 2 weeks.

David will be publishing his cabal reports on RC'ing the Skipjack shortly. Here are a few pics of his prototype at a recent sub gathering last month in Newport News, VA.
Sep 06, 2012, 12:10 AM
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Moebius spokesperson on Facebook also confirmed that the kits should be at dealers within 2 to 3 weeks!


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