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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2012 12:45 p.m. PST

This is a great model (and work).
The author said:
"This project began five years ago, with the thorough investigation of this boat dare Naval Museum of Madrid, Cartagena, and San Fernando (Cádiz)"

"Then with all the technical information and data plans were drawn, as it was impossible to find one in any museum"

"The ship's plans, were drawn to the scale that is intended to build, 1:63, realizing in the elevation, plant, profile, water lines, keel and frames"

"The model is handmade by 98% including an electronic circuit, and the device of smoke and the voicing of alternative machine steam foghorn warning bell, and rooster fog.The hull form twenty frames as phenolic plywood, marine or 5mm"

"DEDALO propulsion became from an electric motor Robbe brand with a Power 1000 with kilogram in weight and very good for the displacement of this ship of 44 Kilograms"

"Really it's a complex model because of the amount of work it takes, take note that this is not a ship, but seven one boats and autobotes counting and seaplanes and gyroplanes"








Much more in main page including tutorial.

For translation you can used.

Hope you enjoy!.


Texas Jack21 Sep 2012 1:10 p.m. PST

Wow! That is beyond cool!!! I will never be able to be good enough to get something like that for Christmas :)

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 2:14 p.m. PST

Thank you for the link, Armand! The Spanish Navy seaplane carrier Dedalo was present at the amphibious assault on Alhucemas on September 8, 1925, during the Rif War. Below is a clean and scaled view of her profile:

MajorB21 Sep 2012 2:43 p.m. PST

"The ship's plans, were drawn to the scale that is intended to build, 1:63, realizing in the elevation, plant, profile, water lines, keel and frames"

What an odd scale.

Anton Ryzbak21 Sep 2012 3:38 p.m. PST

Looks pretty big, maybe he had transportation issues and that was the size that his space allowed; like the old 1960's plastic models that were designed to fit in a standard sized box?
1/63 still is a weird scale.
I mwould have dropped back to 1/72 just to make getting the airplanes easier, but it looks like he scratch-built everything.

Texas Jack21 Sep 2012 4:26 p.m. PST

Perhaps the weird scale is to prove that he scratch built it. But regardless of the scale, it is fantastic work!

Lion in the Stars22 Sep 2012 3:38 a.m. PST

Man, that's beautiful!

I also would have gone to 1/72, but I'd bet that I'd still have to scratchbuild all the aircraft.

Shame that the balloon isn't functional, I'd love to mess with the other RC sailors by running up the blimp!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2012 10:14 a.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy it boys!.


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