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C.S.S. Hunley
TAFFY3
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 03:18 PM UTC
This my model of the Hunley in 1/35th scale. It was made from the MikroMir kit, and a little extra.













The kit went together fairly well but needed a little TLC to bring it up to snuff. Thanks for looking, all comments or questions are welcome. Al
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 03:40 PM UTC
Clive Cussler and NUMA would be very proud of you.

Exceptional.
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 04:56 PM UTC
Very nicely done Al. I like these kind of early submarines. These men who crewed this nutshells must have been exeptionally courageous.

Cheers

Thomas
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC

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Clive Cussler and NUMA would be very proud of you.

Exceptional.



Thank you, Chuck.
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:58 PM UTC

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Very nicely done Al. I like these kind of early submarines. These men who crewed this nutshells must have been exeptionally courageous.

Cheers

Thomas



Thanks, Thomas. I agree about the bravery of the crews, especially those of the Hunley. She sank twice before her date with history, taking thirteen men, including her inventor, to their graves. For men to volunteer to take her out again after that is unimaginably brave indeed.
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC
Al,

You did a wonderful job with the paint work and weathering. All of her features stand out really nice.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
Al,
I've seen the original down in Charleston, South Carolina. You've captured her spartan nature beautifully. Exceptional work.
John
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 02:01 AM UTC

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Al,

You did a wonderful job with the paint work and weathering. All of her features stand out really nice.

Mark



Thanks, Mark. Though I had my doubts at first, I am quite happy with the way it turned out.
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 02:03 AM UTC

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Al,
I've seen the original down in Charleston, South Carolina. You've captured her spartan nature beautifully. Exceptional work.
John



Thank you, John. I'd love to see the Hunley in person, maybe someday.