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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


Author:  Neptune [ Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1:100 BB-62 New Jersey

There's not that many people reading this part of the board. If you want to reach out to more people, you can ask your question in the main forum.
That said, I believe your question would be best adressed to people who do Rc combat. I don't really think there's many rc combat guys around on this forum, they are on more specialised boards.

Regarding your construction, I assume your hull would be probably overengineered strength wise. I believe a less sturdy hull would suffice. Although I can't speak from experience, I think the aluminum framing would be overkill. Eventually the recoil forces will be transferred to the water in a way. So I'd think building a lighter hull, but then adding more ballast on the bottom to avoid capsizing when you fire your guns.

Author:  Fliger747 [ Sat May 23, 2020 9:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1:100 BB-62 New Jersey

Once you start laying keel etc perhaps the project would be better seen in "Scratch building projects". I appreciate you wanting to 100% scratch build. I am building an APA making everything from scratch, no PE, no 3D no commercial parts. It makes for a challenge, maybe going the add-on route would be faster and more precise, but that's not the point. Song, who makes his ships almost 100% from wood, even anchor chain, is quite an inspiration.

Good luck!

Author:  Sean_the_Nailer [ Sun May 24, 2020 4:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1:100 BB-62 New Jersey

Thank you for the responses, gentlemen. I'm still working on the logistics here, but progress is definitely being made.

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