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WaltOHara28 Nov 2006 11:05 p.m. PST

Opponents Wanted!

Needed: Opponents for naval wargame. Must provide 1/20 scale ships!

Check out what a man with lots of time and money on his hands can accomplish in the naval wargaming line…

Truly impressive-- link


Hyun of WeeToySoldiers Inactive Member29 Nov 2006 12:17 a.m. PST

Dang. I thought that was a typo! (as in, supposed to be 1/200 or 1/2000!) Impressive is right!

RobH Inactive Member29 Nov 2006 2:30 a.m. PST

But who is going to roll the huge inflatable dice?

Plynkes Inactive Member29 Nov 2006 3:57 a.m. PST

It's going to break that fella's heart when he has to sail out of 1/20 scale Montevideo to scuttle her.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2006 5:46 a.m. PST

I will show my wife this one. She will no longer consider my ever growing collection of lead unreasonable. This guy needs a bigger lake!

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2006 7:25 a.m. PST

Bill. Yes she will. Now she will worry even more. That's just giving her more ammo.

Walt-couldn't he afford an Iowa class?

jpattern229 Nov 2006 7:48 a.m. PST

Hauled around on a trailer. Can you imagine seeing this on the highway? Hah!

60th RAR Inactive Member29 Nov 2006 8:15 a.m. PST

I've seen that before. Built on a canoe hull IIRC. There are guys who rig big R/C boats and tanks like this with paintball guns and do battle!

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member29 Nov 2006 8:53 a.m. PST

I'm glad to see from the Department of Fish and Game sticker correctly affixed to the hull that he has properly registered the vessel in the state of Maine. Otherwise, he'd risk attack from the warden service's flotilla of British cruisers.


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2006 10:23 a.m. PST

These are the ships with the air-powered BB cannons, where they actually shoot each other up:

Very cool.

Detailed Casting Products Inactive Member29 Nov 2006 12:54 p.m. PST

The original scale of these rc combat ships was 1/144 scale, but I see 1/96 and even 1/72 scale clubs that are operating. Back in 1983 I joined a club a few hours driving time from home and built a 1/144 scale New Orleans class US Heavy Cruiser that fired BBs using freon. I remember freon was chosen because CO2 was 800 lbs pressure and seemed a bit dangerous and freon was 100 lbs of pressure. It was enough though to penetrate 1/32" balsa hull sides. Due to freon going away I just hope there aren't a bunch of RC captains out there wearing eye patches like a bunch of pirates (or XOs of the new Battlestar Galactica).

Cke1st29 Nov 2006 9:05 p.m. PST

SciFi, I noticed that the official rules include eye protection for all participants.

Detailed Casting Products Inactive Member29 Nov 2006 10:04 p.m. PST

Yes, we all wore industrial eye protection, but CO2 is eight times as much power as what we used. It would penetrate skin, btw, while freon-propelled BBs did not. As enticing as those small pressure bottles of CO2 were, we passed them up. It's been over 20 years, so maybe they now have a method of stepping the pressure down.

Part time gamer24 May 2017 5:49 p.m. PST

You know, I bet when this guys wife said:
"Dear, you need a hobby."
She had NO idea what she was in for. LOL

Brings to mind several yrs ago, a Nimitz class CV a man in our area was building.
At the time I was told he had been working on it for over 3 yrs. I trust hes completed it. Only detail work remained.
He had a model of a Prowler on the deck, IIRC it was 1/48 scale?? And yes it was built to float & was RC operated.

Queen Catherine Inactive Member29 May 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

I have the entire solomons campaign in 1/20, based off of various kayaks and canoes.

I'm just not revealing our whereabouts.

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