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HAND BUILT WW2 BATTLESHIP
Posted by floyd128 on Friday, December 01, 2017 10:06 AM

I HAVE BUILT A BATTLESHIP IN MY WORKSHOP FROM PLANS MADE IN THE SEVERNTIES THE SCALE SHOULD HAVE TURNED OUT TO BE 1/8 =ONE FOOT THE BOAT IS FINISHED BUT IM HAVING TROUBLE IN FINDING FIGURES THAT FIT IM NEW TO THIS IF ANY ONE WHO CAN HELP ME FIND A CAPTAIN THAT FITS TO SCALE IHAVE TRIED MAKING MY OWN BUT..... OOSERIES FIGURES ARE TO BIG N SERIES TO SMALL PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT THERE I WOULD BE SO HAPPY

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 04, 2017 12:27 PM

Do you know (or anybody) what that equates to in modeling scales? A 1/8 scale battleship would be massive and the figures would be about 4 to 5 inches tall.

How long is you ship?

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Posted by fermis on Monday, December 04, 2017 1:22 PM

modelcrazy

Do you know (or anybody) what that equates to in modeling scales? A 1/8 scale battleship would be massive and the figures would be about 4 to 5 inches tall.

How long is you ship?

 

Looks to me like 1/8th inch = 1 foot.....1 inch = 8 ft.(96")......1/96 scale

A quick google search yeilded some results...looks like there's some sets available.

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, December 04, 2017 1:27 PM

Well, Floyd - it would really help if you wrote the scale more clearly - like 1:100 or something like that. Now I don't get it at all - 1/8(of what?)=one foot ???

Let's say it's 1/8th of an inch on the model = 1 foot on the real ship. Then it's 1/8th of an inch  to 12 inches. 8 times 12 = 96, so the scale is 1:96.

If it's so then your best bet is to use 1:100 figures. I don't know who makes sailors (what nationality?) in such a scale, but I know that Preiser makes nice civilians in 1:100 and you could modify a couple of them to look like sailors. Or visitors of a museum ship, if you like.

Some pictures of the bouat sure would be nice!

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by fermis on Monday, December 04, 2017 1:46 PM

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Monday, December 04, 2017 2:01 PM

I looked a little further into those figure sets I posted...they are through "Shapeways"...with a price tag of...

 

Are you sitting down???

 

...$850....yes eight...hundred...and fifty bucksSurprise

https://www.shapeways.com/product/SPC425QMF/1-96-us-navy-dungaree-set-1 

I have sent a message, inquiring if that price tag is real or not. That's gotta be a screw up somewhere!!!

Looking at some other sets(different scales) the prices are quite reasonable ($teens-20's)

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 04, 2017 3:04 PM
Hello and welcome to the forums

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Posted by fermis on Monday, December 04, 2017 3:45 PM

fermis

I looked a little further into those figure sets I posted...they are through "Shapeways"...with a price tag of...

 

Are you sitting down???

 

...$850....yes eight...hundred...and fifty bucksSurprise

https://www.shapeways.com/product/SPC425QMF/1-96-us-navy-dungaree-set-1 

I have sent a message, inquiring if that price tag is real or not. That's gotta be a screw up somewhere!!!

Looking at some other sets(different scales) the prices are quite reasonable ($teens-20's)

 

Update...

I have recieved a speedy reply, with much better news!

The sets are being re-worked, and will be in sets of 15 (not 30)...for $19

https://www.shapeways.com/product/VH3ESKAN4/1-96-usn-combat-set-201?li=shareProduct 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 04, 2017 3:51 PM

That's better. At 1/96 scale that battleship must be massive. Is it and RC Floyd128?

Sweet, I wana see pictures of that.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, December 04, 2017 4:43 PM

The scale seemed pretty clear to me. Bigger than 1/160, smaller than 1/76, and with a “1/8” in it.

 Bigger question is which navy.

yep Fermis sometimes Shapeways lists their prototypes at those high prices. I don’t really get the point. I was looking for some RN guys, combat dress in 1/144. Same issue.

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, December 04, 2017 4:54 PM

Howdy !

Please kind sir..... could you post some pictures of your Battleship?

We would love to see it!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, December 04, 2017 6:30 PM

The x inches = 1 foot is an Architectual scale. I've seen this used on some older 1/48 kits written out as 1/4" scale (1/4" = 1 foot) and more confusingly occasionally as 1/4 or 1:4 scale (meaning 1" = 4 feet).

I've personally only run across it with old 1/48 kits but many of our common scales overlap with an Architects scale. You can find triagular rulers with Architects scales (as well as other types) in office supply stores. Architects scales (rulers) usually include the following scales on them: 

3" (1/4), 1 1/2" (1/8), 1" (1/12), 3/4" (1/16), 1/2" (1/24), 3/8" (1/32), 1/4" (1/48), 1/8" (1/96), 3/16" (1/64) and 3/32 (1/128)

 

Not typically found in this scale system but for completeness sake 1/72 would be 1/6" and 1/144 = 1/12"

 

Finally those drafting classes in highschool paid off. Geeked

 

 

A 1/96 Battleship would be impressive. 1/100 / 15mm is a fairly common scale for wargaming. 15mm is technically a bit smaller (1/107), but in practice 1/100 and 15mm kits / figures are generally close enough to be used side by side.  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 04, 2017 7:57 PM

Quite a project!  And welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:37 AM

Recieved another message...

Here's a link to the updated sets and prices...

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/panzer-vs-tanks-2?section=1%2F96-1%2F100+Scale+Figs.&s=0 

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:37 PM

Welcome to the forum, Floyd!  That sounds like a great project.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:03 AM

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