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!! 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.”

New and Improved Pump Controller

We have retired our standard solid state pump controller and introduced a whole new and more flexible model using the Arduino programmable micro-controller. This makes installation and troubleshooting a lot easier for the model builder. There are 4 test lights which indicate the status of water level probes, ballast pump operation, power levels and receiver signal loss.

The unit is fully waterproof and is a direct replacement for earlier ballast tank control units. There’s no need to change the wiring.

The pump output is short circuit proof (in the event of a stalled motor, for instance) and the input receiver is optically isolated.

The new unit is much more user-friendlier as well as being as accurate and reliable as before.