Battle 9/14/2019

Discussion in 'Western Warship Combat Club, Inc' started by Nibbles1, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Nibbles1

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    It was a war of transports
    I brought 2 friends and my family so...
    I got sunk twice :D
    Jeff gave us a 3D printed transport to share between me and my friends...
    It conveniently came in three parts LOL
    Will post pics when I figure out how to.
     
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    Photos in order
    Combat
    Joe’s Iowa guns
    3D printed transport Jeff gave me
    Z boats U boat
     

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    Montana that Z boat got
     

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    Jeff’s 3d printed ships hold up pretty well, excited to see what your end product looks like!
     
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    Glad to see the club is still battling. I will have to see about visiting next time I'm in the area. I think that's the Montana I helped build back when I was in the area. I don't see much of the internals I helped build, but I recognize the extra-thicc subdeck. Did they ever get the secondaries on that ship working? Also curious about the transport in the background of the U-boat. Was that the Mamiya Maru? If so, that was my very first ship. I also think there's a Kreuzer P in the background.
     
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    Is it a green transport that hasn't been run in 15 years?
    I was running it for the first half then it listed too much and got annoying
    It's Japanese right
    I was also running the transport in the background for the second half
    I made 4 runs in 15 minutes
    And yes that's kreuzer p
    It took a beating from Joes Iowa and the pocket BB in the second game
     
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    I'll post more pictures tomorrow, my dad got a lot

    Kotori87 if you want to visit that would be great
     
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    Kotori the Montana and the unknown merchant were Sparky's so it could be the one you worked on and I removed the secondaries. The boat handles very well for a ship of that size and stop by when you are in town.
     
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    Kotori87 is this it?
     

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    That looks like the Mehoshi Maru, a transport built by another club member the same year I joined. It was also one of my first CAD projects when I went to college. If that's the one I'm thinking of, it has probably been sunk more times than most ships in the club have been in combat.
     
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    I got it sunk, add 1
     
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    Mehoshi Maru and her big sister, the Mamiya. The Mehoshi was commissioned in 2004, and (while I was in the club) she had almost a 1:1 sinks to sorties ratio. I believe this is the ship in green. Good to see she's still maintaining that record after fifteen years.
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    The ship I originally commented on was this one:
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    She was the first ship I ever sailed in combat, after Joe loaned her to me in exchange for a refit.
     
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    The problem with the Mehoshi Maru is that it is very top heavy and it likes too roll over. I will be making a new lighter superstructure. We got the boat in the lower picture it from Sparky and no one is sure what ship it is.
     
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    It's the same hull as the Mamiya Maru, the second ship in the top photo, just a different superstructure. It was originally Joe's, until he sold it to Sparky. He called it the Queen Olga.

    I agree that the Mehoshi is a bit top-heavy. Her superstructure was originally plywood, with a sawed-off broomhandle for the smokestack. More robust than a balsa block superstructure, but definitely not light. I bet a 3d-printed super would be better. You may also consider swapping out the SLA batteries for something lighter, and then put some lead in the bottom.
     
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    Oh yeah when I something hit the superstructure It rolled over. The batteries also kept shifting around...
     
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    Im going to write my next narrative on this now LOL
     
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    Might be a different ship, @Kotori87 mentioned the Mehoshi was commissioned in 2004, my Moomiya is a 2007 Beets model.