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pink panzer28 Aug 2012 6:57 a.m. PST

Recently added to my RN fleet are some V & W class DDs. These are MY metal castings. link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2012 7:32 a.m. PST

I didn't know he made this type of thing. What is the actual overall length of the destroyers (and the corvettes in the previous post)?

Please, don't ask me to do math and figure it out. I have liberal arts degrees for a reason.

pink panzer28 Aug 2012 8:16 a.m. PST

The destroyers are about 3 inches long, the corvettes a little under 2. As a history graduate I photographed them on a one-inch gridded cutting mat to make this sort of thing easier…

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2012 8:46 a.m. PST

1" in 1/1200th scale = 100 feet.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2012 8:47 a.m. PST

That's a nice size for small unit actions. Thanks.

pink panzer28 Aug 2012 9:46 a.m. PST

Small unit actions? These ships will be used for Fletcher Pratt games on a ballroom floor!

GUNBOAT01 Nov 2012 9:25 a.m. PST

The good old VW my dad served on one in the second world war
I now have two in 1/600 for coastal actions

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2012 2:03 p.m. PST

Nice little models. :-)

BTW, you can straighten the forward funnel (that first vertical protrusion aft of the bridge, currently seriously bent) fairly easily, even after it has been painted.

One way is to wrap the lower part of the funnel in padding, grasp it at the base with a pair of needle nosed pliers, and gently twist in the correct direction. If the part has multiple bends, it works best to start at the end (here the top) and work down. So the first bend makes it straight but still angled off to starboard, and the second bend brings the entire funnel back to the centerline with a slight lean towards the stern. I have a small pair of smooth-jawed needle nosed pliers which I use for this type of thing.

It should look approximately like this: link


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