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USS Skipjack (SSN-585)
USS Skipjack Class Submarine, Full Resin 1/700 Scale
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by: peter fulgoney [ PETERF ]


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"Here's a "First Look" at a new full resin kit in 1/700 scale from OKB Models, Bulgaria, USS Skipjack (SSN-585)!"

USS Skipjack SSN-585 was the first true nuclear attack submarine to be in service with its distinctive teardrop shape and was therefore the template on which further submarine progress was based.

There were six in the class from 1956 – 1961. With the loss of Scorpion in 1963 the rest were scrapped in the early 1990’s marking the end of the “cold war”.

This is a 1/700 scale full hull resin kit, and comes with parts to complete the coning tower fins, and screw (in photo-etch) assembly. Also included is a resin stand to display the model in the full hull version.

The instructions are therefore very straight forward to understand, and a 3 dimensional perspective view is shown of the hull, and parts assembly, with a side elevation, and picture of the subject at sea together with a short history.

The casting is similar to the OKB Grigorov Fort Drum kit using the same sandy colored resin to produce a flawless hull with some detail included.

There are no painting instructions, however, a quick Google will provide some ideas, and we think the “black” hull at this scale should be WEM Colourcoats tyre black with a rust color to the underside of the hull.

Periscopes are not provided but these should be easy enough to manufacture if required, and painted in the recommended camo schemes – again net reference should be the key to any queries.
SUMMARY
Here's a "First Look" at a new full resin kit in 1/700 scale from OKB Models, Bulgaria, USS Skipjack (SSN-585)!"
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: 700 002
  Suggested Retail: 11 Euros
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  PUBLISHED: May 28, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.50%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.25%

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FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

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