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Old Sep 23, 2012, 02:47 AM
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Speaking of the USS George Washington, I'm betting it'll just be a matter of time before David or somebody comes up with an aftermarket conversion kit to make the Skipjack into a GW class SSBN.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Skipjack to Washington conversion........

Missile Section = about 21.67" long by 5.50" diameter hull tube.
Missile Section decking.
New rudders, dive planes and sail planes.
New sail and some new masts.
New deck detail.

New overall length would be about 63.58".
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I believe all these things have been made before. 1/72 scale.
Maybe there are molds and jigs out there just waiting to be revived.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Masters for the conversion kit are done. David's next trick, the mast kit.
Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Stupid question deleted.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:40 AM
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I wonder how much the conversion kit will be? I know that the WTC for this boat ain't cheap. Over $500.00. I'll have to think on that one.
Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Kits aren't that much & are already listed.

http://www.sub-driver.com/fittings-kits.html
Old Sep 25, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Why do you have to cut the tail cone? The boat should be in two pieces anyway.
The upper hull half needs to have the tail cone cut off aboiut 3.5" - 4'" forward of the prop. This short stubby piece will be glued to the lower hull half. The upper and lower rudders are attached to a common yoke. On my 1:72 scale SKIPJACK, the upper tail cone is about 4" long.
Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:28 AM
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The upper hull half needs to have the tail cone cut off aboiut 3.5" - 4'" forward of the prop. This short stubby piece will be glued to the lower hull half. The upper and lower rudders are attached to a common yoke. On my 1:72 scale SKIPJACK, the upper tail cone is about 4" long.
Boy I'm stupid because I already knew that. If you didn't you couldn't tighten the rudder or dive plane yokes.
Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Thought everyone might like to know.
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1/72 Skipjack model ordered Friday, Sept 21 at 2:30pm

USP delivered today, Tuesday, Sept 25 at 2:30pm.

I have another project I'm working on. I may not get to this build for a while.

I will take photos of the boxes it came in...3 total...and photo the packaging and parts.

When I upload this info, I will post a link to it.

If you have questions about the kit, I have one in hand.
I might be able to help.
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Matt ThorDesigns.... you asked.
Hull thickness average....... .093" to .097"
Sail thickness average....... .065" to .070"
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Now I have to go back to work for a couple more hours. I'll stop by later this evening.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Cliff Hanger,

who did you order yours from?
Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Got this email today from Free Time Hobbies who still has stock.

Greetings!

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The 1/72 USS Skipjack is IN STOCK! We have shipped all the pre-orders out and have a few left in stock that we can ship out asap!

Sincerely,
Brandon Lowe

1/72 Moebius USS Skipjack Submarine Model Kit
USA Retail Price: $119.95
Sale Price: $83.99
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:47 PM
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I got mine. Here is my contribution to help out. I have seen the first test shot, and it was a nice boat.

Adam
Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:52 AM
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i pre-ordered mine from culttvman months ago, i got an email saying it would ship "late next week" on the 15th, and got an email today saying it shipped. so now i wait for the postman to leave a box at the door....
Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:19 AM
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Sorry my phone lines have been out all day. Just came on about an hour ago.
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I thought I put in the post where I ordered from. Looks like I didn't.
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I order by calling the 800 phone number at the top of this page and talking to a real person. (Zack)
Total including shipping was $99.98.
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