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    March, 2017
Anchor chain
Posted by military/rescuemodler on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:04 PM

Hello all. I am in need of some advice. I'm building a 1/125 model of the minesweeper USS HAZARD and i don't know what size chain to use to simulate the anchor chain. Thinking of something in the range of 24 links per inch would love some advice on this subject. THANKS.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:27 PM

Yes, 24/ inch would be close to 6" length and that looks right in a quick reference of 500 ton ships.

Remembering that MS ships had bronze chains...

Nice model subject. Are you scratchbuilding her? I've found 3"/50 guns in 1/144. Maybe a little small.

Interesting, studded or barred chain is now a product of 3D printing and it looks really good.

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Posted by military/rescuemodler on Monday, March 13, 2017 10:21 PM

Thanks. Unfortunately not a scratch build, it is a Linberg model rereleased in 2015 I believe.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 13, 2017 10:26 PM

Of course, should have thought of that.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/111124.aspx

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:32 AM

From Floating Drydock, 3D printed. 7.5 links, 9.5 links and 11.5 links per inch.

 

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