SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Brain Fart, please check my math!

747 views
15 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Brain Fart, please check my math!
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:57 PM

Okay, I'm feeling kinda stupid right now and will probably regret posting this so all can get a laugh at my expense. but;

If the real thing is 220 feet long, which is 2640 inches; and the model is 37 inches long, and 2640 divided by 37 equals 71.35; so the model is approximately 1/72 scale.

Did I do that right? or is my brain a soup sandwich right now?  

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:59 PM

You are correct, sir!

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 20, 2019 12:02 AM

Looks right 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, September 20, 2019 2:51 AM

There is a scale conversion site for modellers and when on my PC will post a link.

In this case, your number usage is correct and whatever is wound very tightly in your brain didn't snap under the strain of thinking.

I don't mind if someone laughs at me because then they are not laughing at some other poor soul Who probably can't take it, or doesn't deserve it.

However, if someone laughs at my builds then they have a big problem.... And that is me!

  • Member since
    April, 2004
Posted by Jon_a_its on Friday, September 20, 2019 4:08 AM
Google Frank Crensaw ScaleCalc 2.5 (He is also on FaceBook) It does just about any which way scaling you can think of, especially helpful for those of us who are ..Numerically-Challenged!

East Mids Model Club 29th Annual Show 19th MAY 2019

 http://www.eastmidsmodelclub.co.uk/

Don't feed the CM!

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 20, 2019 9:42 AM

Agreed.

You should return the model, complaining that the scale is .6486/72 off. Propeller

-Greg

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, September 20, 2019 9:58 AM

Thank you all. Normally I can do these simple calculations without issue. I'm a behind-the-wheel driver education instructor at the local high school, and the youngsters fried my brains yesterday. I got home and was looking at a possible future build and everytime I started thinking the room filled with smoke .  .  . 

So, again, to all, I appreciate the assistance.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 20, 2019 11:15 AM

Well, spill the beans, Brian.

Revell Snowberry?

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, September 20, 2019 1:39 PM

No, actually, The build I’m thinking about is converting (during the initial build) a 220’ tuna seiner (Campbell Industries “Superseiner”) into a SEAL / SDV support vessel. Think about it; fairly deep draft, stable open ocean vessel with good speed potential. Add a center hull wet well for SDV launch and recovery and the angled stern for small boat / IBS launch and recovery. Lots of space for support shops and you throw in a decent electronics suite and a couple of Gau-19 miniguns for defense. I actually came up with this concept back in 1991, while stationed with the Teams in San Diego.

Heck, the Canoe Club is not having a lot of luck with the new (comparativily) Littoral Combat Ships; maybe they should have started with a proven platform.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 20, 2019 1:44 PM

Nice project. It's always good to scratch/ kitbash in a generic scale.

That is one big boat!

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, September 20, 2019 2:31 PM

Should be fun. Unfortunately, nobody produces a plastic model of the Campbell Ind. ships, and I think that they are no longer in business. So, also unfortunately, I don't think I can get the frame shapes, deck plans, etc. to start clean, so I'll have to alter the Dumas boat.

The one good thing about it is that it is in a common scale; Yeah !!! (plus, with a scratch / kitbash, there's lots of fudge-factor room; Yeah + + !!!)

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 21, 2019 5:54 AM
Here's a quick equation for determining scale. Take the size of the real ship,plane,tank etc. And divide by 12 for 144th, 6 for 72nd, 4 for 48th, 2 for 24th. This will give you the rough size in inches for the model. Example. The Mustang has a 37ft wingspan. So in 144th it's a hair over 3 inches. 72nd 6+, 48th 9+, 24th 18+. You can figure out other scales also but the dividing number has a fraction

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:15 PM

tempestjohnny
Here's a quick equation for determining scale. Take the size in feet of the real ship,plane,tank etc. And divide by 12 for 144th, 6 for 72nd, 4 for 48th, 2 for 24th. This will give you the rough size in inches for the model. Example. The Mustang has a 37ft wingspan. So in 144th it's a hair over 3 inches. 72nd 6+, 48th 9+, 24th 18+. You can figure out other scales also but the dividing number has a fraction
 

My edits

  • Member since
    November, 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Monday, September 23, 2019 3:56 AM

No wonder the room filled with smoke as brain cells overheated and just gave up!

 

first thing to do is to go out onto the school field and scream loudly, with force and vent the frustration.

On reaching home, open a COLD beer and have a quiet 10 minutes to cool off and calm down.... THEN start thinking about your project.

This will mean that the fire department make less visits and your wife doesn't need to follow you around with a fire extinguisher to put you out!

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, September 23, 2019 12:13 PM

Well, good thought, but since I have five acres here, I can just step out the door for my bellowing. Then it's back in to a nice Irish whisky, on the rocks. 

And I only call out the fire brigade when I cook.

But thank you for the comments.

  • Member since
    November, 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Monday, September 23, 2019 12:52 PM

So long as it raised a smile.

 

should be Scottish single malt.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.