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    Tom(ADMIN)
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    I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:49 am

    I've been after one of Matt Thor's Permit class kits for a long time now. Matt stopped producing kits a while back due to a health scare, so I thought that would be the end of it.

    Couple of days ago I heard from a couple of our American cousins (thanks Kevin and my old friend Erich Von Kloss) that Matt has been given the all clear, and was restarting production, so after a couple of emails I took the plunge (sorry about the pun...unintentional, I assure you) and ordered one.

    Matt is going to do a lot of pre-fabrication of the kit for me: ie, both hull halves will be ready trimmed, rear cone cut, rear planes assembled and fitted, etc...all the fiddley bits that I know I'll have trouble doing with my fingers in the state that they are in. I'd rather pay Matt to do these jobs properly for me, than me attempt them and make a cock of things.

    The boat is to 1/96th scale and comes out at 35" x 4", a perfect size for me.
    Permit kit details here: http://precisionpattern.biz/subs/sub_permit.htm


    Am I a lucky lad? Or am I a lucky lad?


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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  salmon on Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:59 pm

    Yes, yes you are a lucky boy! That will be an incredible sub to see working!


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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:45 pm

    Matt Thor has very high quality models.
    Loyalhanna Dockyard is nearly finished with his new submarine hull molds.
    He will be producing WWII hulls?


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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:23 pm

    I'm really looking forward to getting this boat, Matt has been so helpful in doing a lot of the awkward jobs for me. My old friend Erich Von Kloss is building an identical boat, so I can watch what he does and hopefully learn a lot from his build.


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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:28 pm

    Richard,
    Matt is a genuine perfectionist.
    You will be very satisfied with his hull.

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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:58 pm

    I've seen some of Matt's workmanship, and I've been very impressed with the attention to detail and the finish that gets on his hulls. I just hope I can do the kit justice!


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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:34 pm

    Friends on the forum will help you make it handsome.

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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:45 am

    I've heard from Matt, I'm number three on the waiting list now...time to clear the slipway.

    Here's a couple of pics of the Permit kit...









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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:05 am

    After a lot of research, I've decided to base my model on the USS Barb (SSN-596).

    Two reasons...my first Revell Gato was the original USS Barb (SS-220), and secondly the Barb has a very interesting history :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Barb_(SSN-596)


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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 am

    My hopes of owning a Thor Permit class sub have been dashed, more's the pity...Matt Thor is suffering from a recurrence of his health problems and acting upon doctor's orders, has finally decided to stop production of his range of kits.

    I wish Matt well, here's hoping he soon gets over his health issues, and is back to his normal self once more.
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:53 am

    Too bad! Sorry to hear he is not well.
    Have you been following the Mobeus Skipjack build ? 42" length.
    Very nice model that is easily converted to RC and is made out of ABS plastic.
    Regards,
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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:15 am

    Watch this space...
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    Post  tattooed on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:12 pm

    we're watching mate

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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:48 pm

    It won't be much longer now mate...very soon I will be able to reveal all. Suffice it to say I'm like a little kid in a sweet shop...
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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:56 am

    Here is a very good new sub model by Bronco.
    A 1/32nd scale ( 39" length ) German Type XXIII submarine.

    http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article/german-type-xxiii-coastal-u-boat-in-1-35/13692
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    Re: I'm a lucky boy...

    Post  salmon on Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:34 am

    Giovanni, I do not think Richard can wait that long. I can feel the excitement across the pond. I tried to find out when the Bronco Type XXIII would be released and price, but I did not find anything.
    Now I am looking forward to see what has Richard in mind!


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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:57 am

    Me, too.
    I'm definitely buying the Bronco Type XXIII.
    The Bronco model was just announced for production so may not be on the shelves for a couple of months.
    This would make a very good carryon for the flight to the SubRegatta.

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