Author Topic: PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350  (Read 218 times)

Offline Rod The Fixer

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PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350
« on: November 01, 2021, 01:06:42 AM »
Hi all,
I'm starting to assemble this HobbyBoss kit:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

The first-of-class of the Type 039 submarine No320 was launched 1994 at Wuchang Shipyard, and started sea trials in August 1995.
However, the submarine was not fully operational until 1999 due to serious design flaws, including unsatisfactory underwater performance and noise level.
After some major redesign work, a modified Type 039G variant No321 entered the service in April 2001.
The Type 039 NATO reporting name: Song class is the diesel-electric submarine of the PLA Navy (PLAN) At least 16 hulls have been delivered to the PLA Navy since 1994.

Specifications:
Displacement   1,700 tons surfaced, 2,250 tons (dived)
Length      75 meters / 246 ft
Beam      8.4 meters / 27.6 ft
Draft      17.5 ft
Speed      12-15 kts (surfaced) 22 kts (dived)
Crew      60 (10 officers)
Propulsion   Deisel-electric 2 or 3 MTU Deisels 1 Shafts
Torpedoes   6 - 21 in (533 mm) tubes, YJ-8 missiles
Mines      in lieu of torpedoes
ESM      Type 921-A radar warning
Radars      Surface search I-Band
Sonars      Bow-mounted passive/active search and attack, Flank array passive search








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A quick look inside the box:


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Offline Frank3k

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Re: PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 04:01:58 AM »
Wow, not a lot of parts! Are you going to make it full hull or in the water? I guess you could do both...

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 08:08:40 AM »
Wow, not a lot of parts! Are you going to make it full hull or in the water? I guess you could do both...

full hull in the water ... like this:


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Re: PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2021, 12:50:53 AM »
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All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:11:15 AM »
A bit late ... first steps


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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Re: PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:28:04 AM »
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: PLA Navy Type 039G Song Class SSG- Hobbyboss 1/350
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:38:37 AM »
Hmmm, submarines? Not the most exciting subjects; basically a tube with a pointy(ish) front bit, & a pointy(ish) back bit, & a sticky-up bit .... ::)


However, building a diorama/base with the submarine in the water, that's a different kettle of fish! 8) :smiley:
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