Tom(ADMIN) Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:18 pm
You've selected chalk and cheese there Rich!
The SeaWolf is fairly good sub, but can be the devil's own job to assemble, mine drove me mad. The cylinder is fairly good, but the outside covers were a real pain to get them to go together any sense. And you still need to buy a radio...
The Ark Models Red Shark is a totally different kettle of fish, it's a nice kit to build, but can be expensive what with import charges and carriage added on. And you still need to buy a radio...
For a good cheaper alternative there's the MMB Los Angeles kit, which is a hull/deck/sail for around £150ish, but you'll need to assemble your own cylinder...work on around another couple of hundred pounds or so.
Again as an alternative, you could buy a second hand complete sub, there's usually two or three on ebay (just be careful not to buy a heap of junk though)
Another way is convert a plastic kit such as the Revell Gato, Trumpeter Seawold or Kilo, etc. This is a favourite of mine, I have a Kilo under construction now, and just finished a Seawolf (search round on here for articles under the USS Dragonfish) These kits are cheap, typically under £40, to that you'll need to add the cost of a cylinder and of course, you'll need to buy the electronics and a radio.
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