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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
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cormorant
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Forum Posts: 214
20th Aug 2018 17:32  
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My next project, just started, is (apart from the hull), a scratch build of HMS Campbeltown as she was in1941.
I have very detailed drawings in the form of a book, Anatomy of the Ship. Unfortunately, these drawings are 1/256 scale.
I have been told that if the percentage difference is calculated then the drawings can be upscaled to 1/96.
I am completely incompetent at maths, but I have calculated that there needs to be an increase of 266 percent. (256 divided by 96 = 2.66).
Am I anywhere close?
Thank you

Steve

RNinMunich
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20th Aug 2018 19:00  
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Spot on Steve👍
So your model should be 99.8cm LoA @ 1/96.
Original was 95.81m LoA.

I have a Revell Limited Edition 'Classic Kit' @ 1/240, giving a LoA of 39.9cm.
Happy 'scratching', look forward to the Blog👍 Cheers, 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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
20th Aug 2018 19:25  
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Thanks Doug. I have amazed myself!
Yes, you are quite correct - 99.8cm.
I've got the drive train, including rudder installed and am just fine tuning the one piece deck. Once I have the drawings rescaled I can decide where to cut the inspection hatches, glue the deck on and start on the main construction.
Looks a bit rough and ready at the moment, but I'll keep you posted.

Steve


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2196
20th Aug 2018 19:28  
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Hi Steve, Life is full of surprises, not all bad 😁
When you've rescaled the plans I'd LUUUUV a copy😉 see if you can get 'em pdf'ed. I've been thinking of building her as she was rebuilt for Operation Chariot in St Nazaire. Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW: where did you find the hull? I've looked for ages🤔


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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
20th Aug 2018 20:04  
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I'm building her as she was following her 1941 refit (with four funnels) and not her revised profile (two funnels) for the raid.
However, I believe it was only the midships section that was changed so I will see what I can do.
In the meantime, the reference book I have can be found here
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&k...
The fibreglass hull was given to me by a friend, who had already built HMS Burnham and had no use for another hull.
I've just been on to Deans website and found one at £75 !
http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/p...
What a great friend I have.

Steve

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2196
20th Aug 2018 20:14  
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Ouch!😡 You sure have 😉
Their hull seems a bit long for 1/96? More like 1/83.
Ciao, 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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
20th Aug 2018 22:01  
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Yes, I hadn't looked at the dimensions before I sent you the link. I'm not a Dean's fan anyway, from past experience with a damaged propshaft. They refused to replace it until they had checked the damaged one to make sure I was not the cause. I felt a bit miffed as the 4m shaft was part of a £480 spend with them and they were quibbling over a couple of quid.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2196
20th Aug 2018 22:42  
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Hi Steve,
Hmmm! Hope I have more luck with the HMS Manxman kit I bought from them! That weren't cheep cheep either🤔 That and an Akula 2 sub with static diving system are my winter projects😉
Hope you got justice in the end!
Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW: "a 4m shaft"!? 😲
What are you building? A 1/10 scale HMS Queen Elizabeth?? 😁😁


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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
21st Aug 2018 00:05  
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No justice. I ended up buying a new shaft from ModelBoatBits for the very expensive price of £2.00.
The damaged one was part of the running gear kit supplied by Deans for HMS Hood, which I bought at the same time.
Sorry, I missed an m off the shaft. It should read 4mm.
I'm sure your stuff will be ok.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2196
21st Aug 2018 00:43  
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Was only 'pulling your chain' about the missing 'm' Steve😁 Sorry 🤔
I carefully checked every one of the hundreds of bits of my Manxman kit on arrival, some with a micrometer. All seems OK.👍
Still, I can understand why they may not be your favourite vendor!
All the best, 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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
26th Aug 2018 12:17  
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Hi Doug
Trying to be smart and relying on scale information from the book, I spent £40 to get a profile and deck plan at 1/96. Despite several visits to the printer, we couldn't get it right for various reasons.
I then decided to examine the numerous sheets of A4 which came with the hull, to find that what I wanted was all there, it just needed stitching together!
I can send you what I have in jpeg which will not be at 1/96. However, you know the correct length of the hull so can you upsize the drawings from that?
Steve

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2196
26th Aug 2018 13:51  
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Hi Steve,
The A4 sheets would be fine, thanks very much👍
If your scanner gives you the choice scan them into a pdf file please.
Then they are easier to import into my CAD program and stitch together!😊
If not I'll manage with the jpegs.
Cheers, 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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
27th Aug 2018 12:43  
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Hi Doug
Try these. They are in pdf but will need rescaling. As I said earlier, the book says they are 1/264, but don't take that for granted.
Steve


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2196
27th Aug 2018 12:58  
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Excellent, thanks Steve👍
Just one thing; there are no frame profiles?
Were they not in the plan somewhere, or was it because the project was based on a GRP hull?
Cheers, 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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
27th Aug 2018 13:34  
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Doug. Yes, my project is based on grp hull.
The book contains loads more drawings including frame, armaments etc. I can send you more but it may be worth investing in the book?

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2196
27th Aug 2018 14:22  
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Of course, you're dead right, will do😉
Have just opened the Amazon link.
Now considering if the Deans hull is worth 75 quid + a lot of shipping cost!
Was hoping Fleetscale might do one but apparently not.
Thanks for your help and inspiration👍
Think I'll practice on the little 1/240 one first.
It's a Revell limited edition retool of an old kit from the 60s.
Back then I only had the little Airfix 1/600 version.
It was 'sunk' by magnifying glass in the backyard battlefield pond!
The glass made quite realistic shell holes 😊
Cheers, 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!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 214
27th Aug 2018 14:32  
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Glad I could be of help.
Your ‘sinking’ reminds me of the time we used to ‘try’ and fly model aircraft. We always took a box of matches as one or the other crashed beyond repair. Saved the trouble of taking the bits home.
Steve.