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    Re: Z-39 German WW2 Destroyer
    I started off construction of my Z-39 by buying a 1/700 scale model kit. In hindsight a 1/350 would have been much better. My digital
    worked overtime. Later I was fortunate to find a website where someone had created all these 2D & 3D images of the Z39 for a plastic kit manufacturer - great detail. I also found several photographs of the Z39 taken in dry dock in the US post-war. There is a series of these photos that were all taken in a single walk-around of the ship, but I only found them one or two at a time on different websites at different times. The unique camouflage pattern was from book on Kriegsmarine camouflage in WW2. I will do some sketches on my gun turret mechanisms and load them on here. They use a Turnigy 180 degree servo.
    3 years ago by reilly4
    Re: Z-39 German WW2 Destroyer
    Well I'm damned! That's exactly how my HMS Hotspur started out when I was 15! 52 years ago, Tempus Fugit ๐Ÿค” Based on the old 1/600 Airfix kit! Back then no digital micros, PCs, Internet or 3D techโ˜น๏ธ I used calipers, a crude plastic
    , Dad's steel rule (half mm and 1/64th scales) and a slide rule. Drew the plans at 1/72 on an 'endless' printer roll Dad brought from the RAF Cosford Tech Training School, where he was chief syllabus writer for the Radar Tech courses. Much much later (32 years ago) I made my own decoder board with relays to switch the lighting, smoke and horn circuits. All operated from one channel at the TX. Servo mounted micro switches provide for two further functions. Looking forward to your sketches / photos very much๐Ÿ‘ For my turrets I used one servo reduction gear and a pulley system to increase the 'firing arc' to ~270ยฐ. The whole shebang is mounted underneath the aft deck section so all comes out together for servicing. Think I'd better continue this in 'Retro Build Blog'!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3 years ago by RNinMunich

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