7 months ago
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
Well here goes the first steps of Oceanic's refit.
She is around 40 years old, ABS hull with a wood / ply superstructure with transfers for the topsides detail!!
There are a couple of motors, unidentified make, a pair of 2mm shafts with a couple of plastic three bladed props and a singe barn door rudder
So far research has thrown up that the original ship is still active.
Photos and articles tell me she runs 4 bladed Variable Pitch Props in Fixed Korts with three rudders. One on each Kort and one midships, which could be a Becker Flap Type!
As i have no details of the model a tank test has been expedited to estimate the load she will carry. Five cans of beans and the Superstructure and she is not far off. So I have around 2 kg to play with. Sounds a lot, but still need to keep the imagination in check, if nothing else to spare the wallet
any undue pain!!
First stab at a build list is attached as a starter for ten for my Christmas Wish List Plus i am thinking of adding a 3d printer
as this baby is 1:87 so bits will be harder to find, so best start making a few myself!!
More as I progress guys.
singe barn door rudder