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Rumrunner
29 Jan 10,, 15:06
I'm slowly getting back into ship modeling, something I did a lot when I was younger to emulate my grandfather who was an expert large-scale model maker and now has his 5ftL x 4ftH model of the USS Constitution onboard the ship in Boston. Just before I moved away from the hobby in my early teens, I did some work with 1/700 waterline models from Tamiya (http://www.tamiya.com/english/waterline/index.htm).

Though tiny (about 1& 1/2 ft for a Carrier), they are highly detailed for plastic kit models. Has anybody else worked with these?

Gun Grape
29 Jan 10,, 15:16
Recently finished my first ship model. A 1/350 scale Fletcher class DD.

Had lots of small parts, cannot imagine modeling something half the size:eek:

But, there is a much wider selection in 1/700. Try finding amphibs in 1/350:(

Dreadnought
29 Jan 10,, 15:24
Recently finished my first ship model. A 1/350 scale Fletcher class DD.

Had lots of small parts, cannot imagine modeling something half the size:eek:

But, there is a much wider selection in 1/700. Try finding amphibs in 1/350:(

*USS Wasp amphib at 1/350.:)
1/350 Gallery Models Wasp LHD1 Amphibious Assault Ship (http://www.freetimehobbies.com/mrc3501.aspx)

The 1/350 scale page. You choose the manufacturer.
Free Time Hobbies - 1/350 Scale (http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1350scale.aspx)

Gun Grape
29 Jan 10,, 15:33
And thats the only one. At around $200-250.

For that price I could buy a 1/350 North Carolina and Missouri (WW2 outfit). Along with PE for both:biggrin:

Look up the 1/700 stuff. I could get a model of just about every ship class that I've been on. Never going to see a 1/350 Auston or Anchorage class.

Rumrunner
29 Jan 10,, 15:42
Recently finished my first ship model. A 1/350 scale Fletcher class DD.

Had lots of small parts, cannot imagine modeling something half the size:eek:

But, there is a much wider selection in 1/700. Try finding amphibs in 1/350:(

Yea I figure I might as well fool around with the small stuff while i can still see and work with it. Later on I'll upsize to the bigguns. Ebay has a ton of US 1/700 waterline ships, mostly modern, but at least they are out there. The 1/700's are good for diorama's though since an entire port scene can be made on a tabletop.

Gun Grape
30 Jan 10,, 18:51
If you want to do a port scene in 1/700, Here is a little inspiration.

It's from another forum,ship building specific, hope the mods don't have a problem posting the link here.

The Ship Model Forum • View topic - A 1:700 scale 1944 Mare Island Navy Yard (http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=33372)

Rumrunner
02 Feb 10,, 21:13
If you want to do a port scene in 1/700, Here is a little inspiration.

It's from another forum,ship building specific, hope the mods don't have a problem posting the link here.

The Ship Model Forum • View topic - A 1:700 scale 1944 Mare Island Navy Yard (http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=33372)

Holy crap. Thats impressive stuff. :eek:

USSWisconsin
12 Mar 10,, 15:09
Wow, what a project! I just built a Revell 720 scale Blucher, I like this scale, they are easier to fit on a bookshelf.

USSWisconsin
12 Mar 10,, 17:26
here is my latest