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Re: Re: Something else...... Uhh, NO!
I know that, the reference was for tiles in general, and sub building in general.
The Alfa class did not have anechoic tiles. Ever.
They are going to completely cover the hull, as well as adding a VERY small uneven surface texture.
Also, remember, in 1/72, a model held 15 inches away is scale 90ft, and at 90ft how many seems are you going to see? On a deep diving fast attack boat.
to T. Dougherty
Thanks a million for your explanation..... it makes a ton of sense. It is great to understand just a little more about the truth regarding 1:1 scale construction of modern subs.
So then, on my 1/72 Alfa weld lines would actually be highly inappropriate if I wanted realism --- would visible welds along fictitious outer hull plate / panel lines maybe be cosmetically-speaking something to consider for the finished look of a model? It is like showing panel lines on model aircraft because to omit them makes the surface of the aircraft model smooth and I've heard such models looking "toylike" --- when in actuality 1:1 aircraft panel lines at 1/32 scale would truly be invisible, but are shown for cosmetic reasons as just mentioned?
Are these submarine weld or 'plate / panel' lines similar to outer hulls of ships like 1/72 "Snowberry" corvettes or the revell 1/72 U-Boats or Gato submarines please? I'm just trying to get a picture of reality versus modeling visual appeal and cosmetics.
Really, I thank you again my friend T. Dougherty..... you are indeed my "submarine expert" for the day
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