Scale

rickles23
21st May 2010, 09:27
Hi,

I have been given a model of HMS Sheffield (Type 42 destroyer D80) and it is 2 feet 9 inches long.

The actual ship was 410 ft long.

How can I figure out what scale the model is so I can get it back into working order?

Regards

Satanic Mechanic
21st May 2010, 09:40
410' divides by 2'9" = 150:1

thats a bit of an odd scale to work in imperial units

nhp651
21st May 2010, 20:03
Quite an odd scale even in metric..not a lot of models built in that scale.
the nearest contempory scale and widely used is 1;144, and for this scale there are fittings available.

try googling a company called Fleetscale and have a look at their stuff. the difference in size would be pretty negligable.
neil.

rickles23
22nd May 2010, 08:45
Hi,
Thank you for your replies. The choice of scale is not mine as I usually work in 1/72. But as I was given the model I am stuck with the scale.
Regards

nhp651
22nd May 2010, 11:47
you could always use it as a target ship, Rick. lol (Hippy)(Hippy)

rickles23
22nd May 2010, 14:25
Hi nhp651,
Well the Argentinians did!

Perhaps I had better make a R/C model jet next.

Regards

michael charters
22nd May 2010, 19:14
you could always use it as a target ship, Rick. lol (Hippy)(Hippy)

REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED

nhp651
22nd May 2010, 20:53
REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED


??????...or were you just shouting at me?

rickles23
2nd June 2010, 14:00
Hi nhp651,
Just come in the Post.. a 1/144 Royal Navy Lynx helicopter. It also includes a second kit for the Army version. So I might open up the Hanger and use the Army version as spare bits inside.
Regards

nhp651
2nd June 2010, 19:22
sounds good to me, Rick.
will you post some pics when you have time.
cheers, neil

rickles23
5th June 2010, 08:58
Hi nhp651,
Glued the two fuselage parts together and it sure is small. 9cms or 3.5 inches.
Unfortunatley its raining so I won't be able to paint it.
Regards

nhp651
5th June 2010, 15:37
now, that's small, matey.
getting to the confines of my ability to paint with any acuracy...i like my models big....i can hide my mistakes then, lol

michael charters
5th June 2010, 15:46
REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED


??????...or were you just shouting at me?

not shouting matey just thinking of old Jack salt and his crew

rickles23
15th June 2010, 08:47
Hi,
An update of the building of the Navy Lynx.

Undercarriage assembled, rear fin attached and (Navy) blue paint job. Two antennaes painted and attached.

It usually takes me a bit of time to build a model as I have too many prior commitments.
Regards

rickles23
1st July 2010, 09:26
More on the Lynx.

Rotors and torpedos added but not happy with the front wheels. So I adapted the spare roket tubes and I am waiting for the paint to dry.

If you think the helicopter is small wait till you see the transfers!
Regards