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1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« on: August 05, 2020, 10:07:16 am »
For you perusal, an Easy Model 1/700 Kilo-class SSK kit-bashed into an Saukko-class SSK.

The Saukko-class RSS (SSK) is a littoral combat submarine, these hunter-killer submarines are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submarine operations in Finnish territorial waters. Developed jointly between Sweden's Kockum AB and Finland's Masa-Yards. Five Saukko-class submarines were produced for the Finnish Navy built from 1991-1995, and commissioned starting in 1995. The vessels were built with the Sterling engine air-independent propulsion system. The Saukkos utilize the Swedish CSU 90-2 Integrated sonar sensor suite, and is equipped with 6 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes with 20 Torped 613 torpedoes, 6 RBS-15SF-IIIS AShMs and 24 mines. The Saukkos went through a 20 year refurbishment and refit, starting in 2015, and are expected to last well into the future. The 5 vessels are: FNS Saukko RSS-6, FNS Vetehinen RSS-7, FNS Vesihiisi RSS-8, FNS Iku-Turso RSS-9, & FNS Vesikko RSS-10, named after their predecessors.

So, the Easy Models pre-painted 1/700 Kilo-class was the starting point for this venture. Removed the conning tower, patched the hole, shortened the conning tower, placed the conning tower forward, trimmed the bottom tail plane/rudder, created a top tail plane/rudder from Mirage III fuel tank fin, created sail planes from the same tank fins. Decided on Finland  for the country of origin because they haven't had subs since the 1950s. Still needs a gloss coat for decals, decals, and finally the flat matt coat.




« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 11:50:59 pm by nighthunter »
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 10:22:25 am »
I think yer gunna have ta resize yer images, mate! :o
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 11:21:05 am »
I think yer gunna have ta resize yer images, mate! :o
Uploaded to imgur from my mobile, showing up small on my end.
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 12:40:49 pm »
I think yer gunna have ta resize yer images, mate! :o

Uploaded to imgur from my mobile, showing up small on my end.


Yes, but that's because your system refers back to your original pic, which isn't what we see here...............
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 12:50:34 pm »
May I please get a reminder on how to shrink them down to a reasonable size?
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 08:19:35 pm »
May I please get a reminder on how to shrink them down to a reasonable size?

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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 09:41:41 pm »
Fixed, hopefully
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2020, 10:58:00 pm »
Image size is good.

How much water do they need to remain submeged?

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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 11:11:14 pm »
Image size is good.

How much water do they need to remain submerged?
Same dimensions as a Kilo, lol
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 06:31:15 am »
Fixed, hopefully

Yup, nicely done! Both image resize & build. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 06:49:58 am »
Fixed, hopefully

Yup, nicely done! Both image resize & build. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 07:09:50 am »
Very neat  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 11:16:10 pm »
I present the finished Finnish Naval Submarine:

FNS Saukko RSS-6:

General characteristics:

Type: Hunter-Killer submarine

Displacement:
Surfaced: 2,250–2,300 tons
Submerged: 3,000-3,950 tons full load

Length:
70.0–73.8 m (229 ft 8 in–242 ft 2 in)
Beam:
9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)
Draft:
6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)

Installed power:
2 Diesel-electric MTU engines
2 Kockums v4-275R Stirling AIP units
1 fixed-pitch 7 bladed propeller

Speed:
Surfaced: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Submerged: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) on batteries; 5 knots (9.3 km/h) on AIP

Range:
With snorkel: 6,000–7,500 nmi (11,100–13,900 km; 6,900–8,600 mi) at 7 kn (13 km/h; 8.1 mph)
Submerged: 400 nmi (740 km; 460 mi) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph)
Full run: 12.7 nmi (23.5 km; 14.6 mi) at 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph)

Endurance:
"Weeks"

Test depth:
Operational: 240 m (790 ft)
Maximum: 300 m (980 ft)

Complement:
52 officers and enlisted ranks

Sensors and
processing systems:
CSU 90-2 Integrated sonar sensor suite

Armament:
6 x 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
     20 Torped 613 torpedoes
     6 RBS-15SF-IIIS Anti-ship/sub missiles
     24 mines





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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 02:16:22 am »
Very nice work! Difficult to make a modern submarine look interesting but you've pulled it off. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/700 Saukko-class SSK (ex-Kilo)
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 03:44:06 am »
By my calculations that is around 100mm long.

Wow.

Good job.

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