Ralph Ratcliffe SSNs
I bought those kits, along with two SSBNs, back in 1996. I think Ralph has indeed retired from the model business. The castings I received were off white (ivory) resin. They were absolutely superb in terms of details and castings
Ralph was an independent resin producer of 1/700 USN subs. He had no website just an e-mail address. I am going back like 2006 -2007 He produced a Lafayette SSBN, Seawolf, short hull Sturgeon and a LA class SSN which you could do as any flight. Word of his work was past around our boards. You e-mailed him told him what you wanted and arranged payment. What you would get is these beautiful full hull gray resin submarines with all the necessary detail minus decals and stand. No over pour or flash. So smoothly cast was his submarines that I could not find the heart to alter his LA class SSN to the flight I wanted.
The last I wrote to him was probably 2008 when I replaced my Seawolf damaged in a house move. Since then I do believe he retired out.
Ralph Radcliffe? What does he produce? Do you have a link?