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  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by military/rescuemodler on Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:28 PM

Hello all. I need help with an 1/125 ship model I am working on. I would like opinions on what size chain to use for my anchor chain. I am thinking 24 links per inch might work but not sure, can anyone please help me. THANKS

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Monday, March 13, 2017 3:50 PM
I do not know the answer, however, if you post this in the ship forum (keep scrolling on the main forum page, it's after aircraft, armor, and dioramas) then you're more likely to get somebody who does know the answer to view your question.


  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:44 PM

For what it's worth...I had picked up the finest chain I could get at Michaels(craft store) to use as anchor chain on a 1/350 was about double the size of what it should have been (for the ship in question)...then I ordered some 1/350 "anchor chain" was not much smaller than the stuff I got at Michaels. My guess is, that either of those would probably be perfect for 1/144 and even slightly larger....of course, depending on the boat itself and what size chain it had.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by military/rescuemodler on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:58 PM

Thanks i will try there also.

  • Member since
    February, 2004
Posted by dhenning on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:21 PM

24 links per inch should be close.  The Floating Drydocks eBook on the Admirable class minesweeper says 29.25" for 6 links, which works out to about 25 links per inch in 1/125 scale.

Highly recommend the Floating Drydock eBook


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