Very happy customer buys 3 new Astute kits

Pascal Richener (from Switzerland) recently bought 3 Astute model submarine from us, this is what he had to say:

“The Boats are now at new port. The 3 Kits are very beautiful. Thank you for this very much… a very good job!! OTW make all time good job. The Astute looks very hot.”

Many thanks to Pascal for his kind words. If you would like to give us any feedback about your experience with OTW, please get in touch via the contact form. We’re always happy to hear from our customers.

Astute ( Artful ) 1/72nd model

We’ve just received a new video by Gareth Hanak, showing off his build of the Astute kit. Nice job Gareth!

If you have a build of one of our models you’d like to send us, get in touch via the contact page – we’d love to hear from you.

Unboxing the Nacken

Many thanks to Magnus Biderheimkindly who sent us some photos of his unboxing the Nacken he received recently from us and commented:

“Did the unboxing yesterday and it all looks GREAT! Wow, what a fantastic quality!
This is going to be a wonderful build.
I posted some pictures in social media yesterday.”

Introducing, ‘HMS Artful’

Our New kit HMS Artful ( Astute class ) submarine 1/72nd scale, is now available for order. The kit contains the hull, deck and tower in glass fibre and is 54 inches long with a 6 inch beam.

Front and Rear dive planes with stainless steel pivot rods fitted, top & bottom rudders stainless steel pivot rods fitted Sonar array, set of Brass bearings, arrangement drawing cloth flag,

We can also supply the pump jet and a dive system. All pictures supplied by Gareth Hanak who is building first one now. There will be a set of accessories available as well (bollards capstans etc).

The Astute class was introduced to replace the ageing Trafalgar hunter killer fleet and was an upgraded version of the latter.

Launched in 2007, 97 meters long with a 11.3 meter long beam. The Astute has a bit of an unlucky history. It ran aground off Skye in October 2010 and later in April 2011 an officer was shot dead by one of his crew. There have been other issues not officially reported. We have decided to call our Astute class ‘Artful’ purely because the Astute had such a run of bad luck.