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natbr
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PostSubject: Recommendation: Large ship model?   Recommendation: Large ship model? EmptyThu Oct 29, 2020 2:44 am

Hi, 
I am finishing up an ocean-going tug model (Zwarte Zee, 1937, 42” 1/72 scale) and am thinking about my next project: a BIG working model ship that would be roughly in scale with my tug.  I'm thinking of a non-military ship -- like a liner, commercial ship or something. I guess I'm a little enamored of the navel designs the early-mid 1900's (hence my 1937 tug) as opposed to a modern cruise ship, or something.  I've been talking to loyalhannadockyard about some potential options there including a 94" hull of 1937 liner.  But I'm a little daunted by an almost 8' long model. So something a little smaller? Or not ... 

Ideally, I would love to buy a hull (fiberglass ?) and a source for scale-appropriate fittings ... 

Any recommendations from the RCModelboat-asphere? Where would you send me?

-- Nat
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PostSubject: Re: Recommendation: Large ship model?   Recommendation: Large ship model? EmptyThu Oct 29, 2020 6:57 am

In the UK there is a company modelling the cross channel and North Sea Ferries of the mid 1900s. These are full kits including hulls and fittings.

http://www.linkspanmodels.co.uk

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PostSubject: Re: Recommendation: Large ship model?   Recommendation: Large ship model? EmptyThu Oct 29, 2020 9:59 pm


  • Check out fleetscale for warships! 

https://www.fleetscale.com/

They have some of the most accurate warship hulls out their including my type 42 Cumberland, I highly recommend them for service and quality. Prices tho are not cheap so be prepared.

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PostSubject: Re: Recommendation: Large ship model?   Recommendation: Large ship model? EmptyTue Jun 08, 2021 9:32 am

natbr wrote:
Hi, 
I am finishing up an ocean-going tug model (Zwarte Zee, 1937, 42” 1/72 scale) and am thinking about my next project: a BIG working model ship that would be roughly in scale with my tug.  I'm thinking of a non-military ship -- like a liner, commercial ship or something. I guess I'm a little enamored of the navel designs the early-mid 1900's (hence my 1937 tug) as opposed to a modern cruise ship, or something.  I've been talking to loyalhannadockyard about some potential options there including a 94" hull of 1937 liner.  But I'm a little daunted by an almost 8' long model. So something a little smaller? Or not ... 

Ideally, I would love to buy a hull (fiberglass ?) and a source for scale-appropriate fittings ... 

Any recommendations from the RCModelboat-asphere? Where would you send me?

-- Nat
If I may just make a point here Nat , Having sailed this course myself ,whilst I understand your desire bare in mind both the transport to and from site , the complexity of setting up and stripping down at the waterside  and the expense .
I made this mistake myself twice , the first was 1/96 scale HMS VICTORIOUS C 1962 complete with all the bells and whistles and the hull was cast with a bulkhead just in front of the bridge structure which dear Ron had built for me so that I could transport it more easily .....ended up selling her as a worsening arthritis of the spine precluded the handling of it Embarassed

The second was a Damion ASD 2810 , with twin 850 geared motor's 52 Kort props and twin 20 amp hour 12v batteries which I used to recover club members distressed models from the lake's where our club  sails , again the same problem [ you thought I would have learnt by now but you know what us modellers are like eh ...]

My current model which is a CAP Suzan French Gaff rigged cutter style lobster boat is more of a challenge and easier to navigate , so learn from my mistakes please ......

If however you wish to pursue this as is your wish for a big boat to tow I saw one on YouTube made from sections of plastic containers which slotted together to form a very respectable vessel with a bow and stern fashioned to suit all of which could be taken apart and stacked in his car .......very sensible and solved the problem [ think it may have been a L/L Liberty boat type merchant vessel .....

Let me  know how you get on Nat .Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Recommendation: Large ship model?   Recommendation: Large ship model? EmptyTue Jun 08, 2021 9:26 pm

Dean's Marine http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php
Mountfleet models  http://www.mountfleetmodels.co.uk
both do commercial hulls but in 1/96th scale, I'll second Ivor's comment that you have to handle and transport your build my biggest boat so far is just under 4 foot and it's a pig to get in and out the car.

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