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14 hours ago, BallsBuster said:

planning a new kit of Oberon Class

 

12 hours ago, Paul Bradley said:

Says 1/700 on the boxart!

Indeed they are. I spoke to S&M at a recent model show and the 1/350 Oberon kit should be ready for SMW 2019 at Telford.

 

Stuart

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That 1/350 O boat would be nice, I would have to get one of those....went to sea in HMAS Qxley back in the day......regrettably I never qualified for my Dolphins.....I got made PMU subs due to my skin having a nasty reaction the lovely environment that was an O boat at sea...…...so a skimmers life it was for me.

 

A 1/48 Wasp would be the go as well.

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7 hours ago, Courageous said:

 

Indeed they are. I spoke to S&M at a recent model show and the 1/350 Oberon kit should be ready for SMW 2019 at Telford.

 

Stuart

 

 

Well, that IS excellent news!  These were my dad's boats and I'd like to make one in memory. 

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1/350 would be welcome as you could model a porpoise class as well with the original sonar fit and scribe in the aft torpedo doors.

1/700 seems a bit late considering OKB do two versions already.

 

All the best Chris

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14 hours ago, Woodstock74 said:

Has there been any update on this? 

When I spoke to Mel at the UK Nationals, he was just waiting for them to arrive.

I have a 'Boris' O class and I'll still get one from S&M when they arrive. Any spares you have, you can turn into a P Class.

 

Stuart

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emailed S&M models about an update on the Oberon and he indicated:

"The O Class is due for release in November 

The first production run is completed and is 'In Transit' to me

I am advised that due to the current circumstances this may take longer than usual

So on schedule at this time."

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Just pulled the trigger on the Oz Mod kit.  A shame about Mel, the S&M kit is injection molded and I would have preferred to gone that route.  Surely someone will pick up this project (it was imminently due) but I'm sure it will be ages before its resolved.

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Thought I might as well share these images of the S&M Oberon:


1/700 sprue:
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1/350 Molds:
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With this much invested in 1/700 AND 1/350 tooling, I'd be very surprised if this never sees the light of day.  I can just imagine it will take a while.
 

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On 15/07/2021 at 00:00, Woodstock74 said:

Thought I might as well share these images of the S&M Oberon:


1/700 sprue:
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1/350 Molds:
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With this much invested in 1/700 AND 1/350 tooling, I'd be very surprised if this never sees the light of day.  I can just imagine it will take a while.
 

Did anyone take over this project ?

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