I thought I should share some pictures of how I built my Whiskey-class submarine for my WSS-83 article. The Russian submarine U-137 got stuck on a rock in a Swedish military zone on the 27 october 1981 an event that turned in to a very tense situation...
It all was solved in a peacefull manner after about 10 days of intense diplomatic comunication and military show-off from both sides. The Article in WSS-83 and the 4 scenarios take a "what if" view of the situation and let the situation escalate in to a small scale fight using the Osprey Black Ops rules. WSS have published one of the 4 scenarios online so you can find it here.
Anyway below you can find some pictures of how i build me my Submarinefor the games, It is absolutely not a scale model but more "inspired by" to be able to play on and also work on the gaming table.
The Whiskey-Class submarines was built form an German WW2 design, the Type-XXI U-boat, so my first aim was to get a plastic-kit to use but as I didn´t find any that worked in scale and cost I desided to build me one.
I wont give step by step instruction, but I hope most are shown in the pictures. The size of the my submarien are about 50cm by 5cm, and I wanted to be able to fit 2 minis on round 25mm bases in the tower. As you can see I also used a bunch of bits from my old 40K bitbox. Ill give you more pictures from our game in a later post.