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1:100 BB-62 New Jersey
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Author:  Sean_the_Nailer [ Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  1:100 BB-62 New Jersey

Good day, ya'll.
I'm gearing up for a scratchbuild of the titled Battleship, New Jersey.

Seeing as I'm wanting to build everything for this project (I know it will take time) as well as I want to take the unique-ness and kick-it-up-eleventy notches,,, I'm looking at making the ribs and hull out of aluminum. Not only will the finished product be R/C'd, but it will also be arned (blanks, obviously) and have as much articulation as I can add.

There are SO many forums and threads on this site, and I've been reading/searching for some time now. Anyone have anything to add on the intents I've stated? By all means, please throw in your 2 cents, as that is the dialogue I am looking for:

1:100 scale

Aluminum construction (hull)




I may be off my nut, but it is my thoughts at the moment, where if I were to simply assemble a pile of pre-made parts, then it isn't "scratchbuilding" anymore. That would be my prime reason for going with 1:100 though I won't deny that I know what I don't know. Always interested in learning.

Now whether I'm able to remember or not, is another question entirely. ;)

Author:  Sean_the_Nailer [ Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1:100 BB-62 New Jersey

I won't deny that I'd been hoping SOMEBODY would say SOMETHING about this thread.

Let me ask a more pointed question. And this is pertaining to the upcoming "hull design/build" that I'm prepping for. Has anyone got any knowledge and/or experience with model/hull designs that actually experience recoil? I'm not talking about 'firing projectiles', as I am specifically designing this with pinned barrels strictly for the purpose of "blackpowder blanks".

There is still the recoil issue though, and I've been looking at carving a hull (buck) out of wood, then creating a fibreglass mold from it, then line the mold with gel-coat, then cloth, then aluminum ribs, with aluminum stays around the turret areas. All for the purposes of further bridging where/when needed.

I figured that at least on this site, SOMEBODY would have something to say/add/comment. Please.

Author:  James M [ Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1:100 BB-62 New Jersey

There is a 1/96 scale hull and fittings commercially available. ... WHU-B%2010

This would save you a lot of time

Also, here is Randy's build of a Missouri for reference ... 1450812147


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