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Pappy

Oberon Class submarine markings

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G'day people,

 

I am currently building a 1/350 RAN Oberon Class submarine.

 

I was hoping someone might have pictures or drawing for the locations of the draft markings?

 

cheers,

 

Pappy

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Can’t help with your request but the most recent copy of the IPMS (UK) magazine came through the door today. It includes a build of HMS Opossum in an Operation Granby scheme - usual black but with a light blue disruptive camouflage over the top and a shark mouth.

 

 

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Pappy googled RAN Oberon pics, no markings visible from what i could see (looked at quite a few photos) checked RN as well, no markings.

 

All the best Chris

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If I remember correctly on RN O Boats the fwd draft marks were just aft of the Foreplanes and the After draftmarks just aft of the Diesel exhaust all were painted red

the bottom of the number was the draft in feet Half way up the number was plus 6 inches top of the number the next complete foot, ie water up to the bottom

of say the number 17 = draft 17 feet, water halfway up the 17 = 17 feet 6 inches, water at the top of the 17 = 18 feet if that makes sense, spent many a cold rainy night checking them every hour, happy days.

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On ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2020 at 5:23 AM, iainpeden said:

Can’t help with your request but the most recent copy of the IPMS (UK) magazine came through the door today. It includes a build of HMS Opossum in an Operation Granby scheme - usual black but with a light blue disruptive camouflage over the top and a shark mouth.

 

 

 

G'day Iain,

 

Thanks, Ken (Flankerman) completed his O=boat in this very scheme some time ago.  If I ever get another 1/350 O-boat, I will have a crack at that scheme as well

7 hours ago, whitestar12chris said:

Pappy googled RAN Oberon pics, no markings visible from what i could see (looked at quite a few photos) checked RN as well, no markings.

 

All the best Chris

 

1 hour ago, dolphin38 said:

If I remember correctly on RN O Boats the fwd draft marks were just aft of the Foreplanes and the After draftmarks just aft of the Diesel exhaust all were painted red

the bottom of the number was the draft in feet Half way up the number was plus 6 inches top of the number the next complete foot, ie water up to the bottom

of say the number 17 = draft 17 feet, water halfway up the 17 = 17 feet 6 inches, water at the top of the 17 = 18 feet if that makes sense, spent many a cold rainy night checking them every hour, happy days.

G'day fellas,

 

Thanks very much. Trolling through my reference pics and thse other posted, I agree with you on the positions and while taking a closer look in the places mentioned, I can see that the marking are a dull red - amazing wha you can see when you are actually looking for something!

My  next problem is sourcing these red markings. I could use some white marks but that just looks wrong so unless I can find someone to print them I fear I may have come to a standstill

 

cheers,

 

Pappy

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