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Anton Ryzbak14 Aug 2020 6:15 p.m. PST


Unable to secure the correct 4.7" gun mount in 1/200 scale I went ahead and made my own from scratch link

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2020 9:29 p.m. PST

That is awesome

BillyNM14 Aug 2020 11:43 p.m. PST

Awesome is the word, but the A and Y mounts look too far back under the projecting deck above. Other tan that these scratch builds are really capturing the spirit of the destroyers and I can't wait to see them finished.
I also appreciate how you feel about keeping them all scratch built, without commercial parts.

Munster15 Aug 2020 3:15 a.m. PST

Nice work, though I must admit that getting what I want in the scale I want is why I took up 3D printing :)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2020 6:44 a.m. PST

Nice work. I built a 20mm gun for a 28mm sub I cobbled together for a Pulp game. Stopping while ahead was wise for me.

Anton Ryzbak15 Aug 2020 12:09 p.m. PST

BillyNM, nothing is glued down yet, I will double check the placement before I glue anything down, thanks for the heads-up

Walking Sailor15 Aug 2020 8:41 p.m. PST

Rotating the guns – they are mounted on a piece of tubing for the pedestal – can't you just stick a post into the deck to mount them?

Anton Ryzbak15 Aug 2020 9:05 p.m. PST


I took a good look at the gun placement and you were right, I think this is much closer to proper placements. I also made a ton of Carley floats and took care of some other details link

BillyNM16 Aug 2020 9:18 a.m. PST

Tat's better, much more aggressive! Looks less like they're sheltering from the rain… :o)

tsofian17 Aug 2020 2:09 p.m. PST

very nice work!

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