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Compatible scales for 1:90 boat?

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  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Compatible scales for 1:90 boat?
Posted by Ugruk on Friday, December 08, 2017 2:34 PM

Hi Folks,

I've bought a Lindberg North Sea Trawler with the intention of doing some dastarEmbarrasseddly things to it, including adding armaments. Can anyone suggest the most suitable scale for my additions; I don't want to go off half-cocked.

Ugruk

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:05 PM

Iron Shipwrights and White Ensign Models might have something you can use.

http://ironshipwrights.com/ironship.html

https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:10 PM

Anything 1/87 scale ( HO train stuff ) will work too.

In america, I would suggest looking at the Walthers web site.

You may have better luck looking into Roco. If it's military... and in 1/87 scale they will have it !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:21 PM

I believe Airfix has some 1/87 (HO) stuff as well.

Pretty sure I've seen some figs and ground equipment/war weapons!

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    October, 2005
Posted by CG Bob on Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:29 PM

The Scale Shipyard has resin and brass fittings in 1/96th scale.

Loyalhanna Dockyard has a large selection of fittings in various scales.

Shapeways offers a lot of 3D printed parts.

 

  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Posted by Ugruk on Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:05 PM

Ugruk
Compatible scales for 1:90 boat

You guys are quite amazing! Thank you all VERY much for your suggestions and advice, I'll follow them all up to see what I can use. The boat is a creative steampunk project (an armed airship trader in arms and old-tech) and is a considerable departure from my usual modeling. Lots of new stuff to learn and apply to the model. Once again my thanks.

Tags: Thanks.

Ugruk

  • Member since
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, December 29, 2017 8:54 AM

Indeed, HO scale is the closest. I consider 5% differences about the limit, and HO is closer than that.  However, 1:96 scale is very popular in ship modeling.  I know PE stuff such as railings and ladders are available in that scale. It is just slightly outside of 5%, and I think it would probably be okay.  I have that same kit, and do plan to use 1:96 stuff myself.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:22 AM

Also you can make the scale of the base kit be whatever you choose.

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    October, 2017
  • From: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Posted by Ugruk on Friday, December 29, 2017 4:12 PM

OK. I sort of get what you're reffering to but it seems there has to be a limit so as not to go overboard.

Ugruk

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, December 29, 2017 4:50 PM

Not sure who you directed comment to, but you have a lot of room for creative license.

Your primary scaling element is probably figures if you include them.

id think that based on your subject, you’d want access to, well, steam era railroad stuff. 

So if you go O scale which is 1/48, your boat is 17” x 48 or 72 feet long. If you go with HO which is 1/87, your boat is 17” x 87 or 124 feet long. You can mess around with the deck houses using windows and doors from cheap plastic railroad building kits. 

It sounds like a real fun project. I built a Nemo figure in a diving suit a little while back and had a great time.

  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Posted by Ugruk on Friday, December 29, 2017 5:13 PM

Hi "GMorrison". The reply was to you and thanks for the new post and the extra details.

In my first reply I wasn't sure how to address you...

Ugruk

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, December 29, 2017 5:38 PM

Hi,

 

"Bill" or "GM" is fine too.

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