CSS Hunley

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by cdavenport, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    Surfing the GPM site, I ran across a listing for a 1/25 Hunley by Renova. It's not at PMS or PMI. Anyone seen a listing for this?
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Member

    You know, I may have a copy of that model. I'll have to check. I know it is a Civil War era sub, but I cannot remember who created it.
    I'll check back here in a little while, (within 24hours).
  3. Paladin

    Paladin Member

    I found my copy. I don't believe it was designed by Renova. It has the name Tom Slawik on it. If you still want it, send me a private message, and I'll send it to you.
  4. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    The Renova Hunley was just released so it will be some time before it makes it into stores on this side of the Atlantic.

    Designer name is listed as Sebastian Bielik and here
    are some photos of the completed model.

    NULLMOON Member

    is that paper!!:eek:mmm rivets
  6. chapuzas100

    chapuzas100 Member

    Paladin, I am also interested in this model, if possible I would like to receive a copy (if the model is freeware if not I would not) fascinates me the story of this submarine and I would like to make the model.

    Best regards and thanks
  7. Paladin

    Paladin Member

    Just send me you email address in a private Message. I can tell you it is not as detailed as the Renova model.
  8. sakrison

    sakrison Member

    An impressive scale model. I see that it includes about a gazillion rivet heads.
    Won't that be fun.

    NULLMOON Member

    i think there was a freebie in less detail and scale on the net somewere there was a link to it on the iceberg site seems to be down thogh is that the one you have Paladin? i wouldnt mind the file:mrgreen:
  10. Dyna-Soar

    Dyna-Soar Member

    I'd like one too while your at it.
  11. Paladin

    Paladin Member

    I think the one you mentioned Nullmoon is the one I have. It isn't very detailed, and seems a bit small, but enlarging it a little doesn't distort it too much, but some of the notations on the parts page is a little hard to read.

    Got you message, and it is on its way to several of you fellow modelers
  12. Actually most of the Hunley's rivets were flush with the hull surface to reduce friction. That submarine was FAR more advanced in design than we were led to believe all these years.
  13. ModelSteamTrains

    ModelSteamTrains New Member

    Hey! I'm a huge Civil War history buff. Do you have a picture of it?
  14. archangel1

    archangel1 Member

    Here's a link to Renova's gallery...


    Can't wait for it, myself, either.

    Mike :wave:
  15. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    Thanks for that link, Archangel! The model looks wonderful, but will need modification. One of the preeminent and surprising features of the Hunley is that it was flush-riveted! So, those raised rivets will have to go in favor of a something more representative of the technology.

    Otherwise, the planform of the model looks very much like the real thing in Charleston. I have been there twice and that is a tour worth taking!

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