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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > GRP hulls by the million...
GRP hulls by the million...
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Westquay
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Forum Posts: 349
10th Jun 2018 18:33  
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Well, OK, maybe not a million, but more than you can shake a stick at and rather nice to boot, provided you want 1/24th for action or 1/72nd and 1/35th for statics. I really don't know when this geezer sleeps.

mtbhulls.com

Nice quality work. Shame, I am a 1/16th scale man.

Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1693
10th Jun 2018 22:18  
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What's static about 1/72 or 1/35???
Or even 1/128 or smaller?
H class destroyer & Type IIA U-Boat 1/72,
PTB 1/35,
Belfast & Graf Spee 1/128.
1/350 HMS Hood and Prince of Wales on the stocks.
Motor, ESC, servo and RX fit packages already prepared.
Cheers, Doug😎
'Nichts ist unmöglich' 😁


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
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11th Jun 2018 09:42  
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Doug, I'm only looking at the RAF boats. As you know I don't do military (offensive military), so I wouldn't be looking at the HMS type of thing and even if I was, I'm not a fan of tiddler versions of capital ships. Too corkish on the water for my liking.
So 1/24th is a minimum scale for working models for me.

Of course 35th or even 72nd is fine for the big stuff, if that's what he does, but I was only looking for hard chinery.

Cheers,
Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1693
11th Jun 2018 14:48  
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Alles klar😉Each to his own.
Some of us just like the 'Plastic Magic' challenge of making things work at smaller scales.
Anyway I don't have the room for 1/24 or larger.
Nix für Ungut 😉 Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 349
11th Jun 2018 16:48  
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I find most miniaturisation fascinating, but boats don't go on scale water and the bobbing about makes my lip curl. Also you're da man for lecktrickery which doesn't appeal to me one bit. I like the larger scales for detail. 30-40 inch hulls is OK for me. I can stack those in the shed or the loft.

M

RNinMunich
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11th Jun 2018 18:04  
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Evenin' Martin,
Seem to remember we had this discussion about a year ago, when I mentioned that my warships are all around 4 to 5 feet! 😉
A new challenge is to motorise 1/350 versions of Hood, Ark Royal and Prince of Wales. They come out at about 28" to 36". Big enuff I reckon.
I envy you your loft 😉
All the best, Doug 😎
PS: thanks for the tip about old credits cards for filler 👍
I just used an otherwise now useless Air Berlin Top Bonus 😭 to apply filler to the Danish Fish Cutter I am renovating and converting from static to RC. Works great 😊
I plan to use the Taycol Target I modified last year to go both forward and astern under RC.


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 349
11th Jun 2018 18:49  
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Hi Doug,
36" even at 1/350 scale. Ye Gods, they really were big devils, eh?
I always thought Hood was a very attractive ship.
My loft was going to be my slot track home, then I went to stand up...DoH! not even crouch room, never mind head room, so storage it is. My Sea Urchin, Veron Veronica yacht, vintage Marblehead and Dorada are all up there. There is so much insulation up there that you can't see where the joists are when poking about. But I'm lucky to have a 6x6 foot brick shed with a Fort Knox type door, so models can also go up in the rafters of that too. Vanity on the side bench, currently. That's also where the bandsaw lives, the table saw and where silver soldering happens.

Just out of interest, I've noticed there's a lot of photo-etch detail for 1/350 scale. Do you use that? I'd be interested to see your Hood when it's done.

Cheers,
Martin