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 Post subject: 1/1200-1250 Revelation
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:28 am 
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Although 1/700 and large scale ships are where I apply my skills ( :big_grin: ), I recently discovered the fascinating tabletop world of 1/1200-1250. These scales are small enough yet realistic enough to put a busy naval harbor on a dining room table. It started last year with the 1960s series Tria-ang ocean liners and RN warships of my early boyhood and lately I have been adding other manufacturers.

My great interest is the Cold War, but I recently bought the Airfix "Sink The Bismarck" box set which I highly recommend. I look forward to reading more on this forum.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:16 am 
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Jim Baumann asked me to post something here...I prefer not to pigeon hole 1/1250 apart from the other.larger,"conventional" modelling scales,as I think of it as just another branch of ship modelling,and nothing more.Each of us has our opinions on that...

It is true that the larger part of followers are collectors more than modellers,and the number of ships that have been produced in metal is vast.The difference between 1/1250 and 1/1200 is enormous,not in size but concept and quality.

I build mostly post war RN,and some USN as well as modern merchant ships. This is a couple of my recent models,less than 25mm/1" long.They are 70's-80's RN harbour tugs,only just recently retired.
The upturned tin of Humbrol is the regular 14ml type...sorry about the dust!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:49 am 
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Very nice tugs.

One question: would you know what 1/1200-1250 is in feet and inches?

Thanks!

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Nice work on those tugs, Pegleg! Very impressed by the neat paintwork on such small surfaces.


1/1200 works out to 1" = 100'. Basically, since 1/1200 means that every inch on the model represents 1200 inches in real life, all it means is 1" = 1200". 1200", dividing by 12" per foot, gives you 100 feet. Thus 1" on the model represents 100' in real life.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:02 am 
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Ach so!

Thank you Timmy.

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