Fiberglass hulls for more than one class

Discussion in 'Construction' started by glaizilla, Feb 19, 2022.

  1. glaizilla

    glaizilla Active Member

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    Does anyone know if a Fuso hull is close enough for an Ise? If one would cut back the casements?

    some other fiberglass hulls that can be converted/bashed into a different class

    New Mexico from a Colorado (BC)
    Delaware from a Dreadnought (strike models)
    Akagi BC from a Richelieu
    N-3 from vanguard
    Almirante Latorre (bulged) from Ralph’s QE
    Saipan from Baltimore (Mark’s Laser cut)

    some were easier than others like the Saipan and Delaware. The New Mexico wasn’t that bad either.
     
  2. Renodemona

    Renodemona Well-Known Member

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    Short answer on Fuso, no. It's close ish but the amount of work to make it right would be about the same as just doing one up from scratch.

    New Mexico/Colorado are identical (at least pre-Pearl Harbor)
    Saipan is a Baltimore hull, so yes.
    Akagi can be easily made from a Hood hull. Richelieu isn't really close in the midships or stern. Hood is almost identical (almost like both navies designed a ship with near identical requirements)
    Delaware and Dreadnought are not similar hull forms at all although they are dimensionally similar.
    I don't know enough about the others to say for sure.

    You can turn a Moltke into a Rivadavia/Moreno easily
    You can make a Kawachi out of Invincible by reshaping the stern and bow.
    If you have 2 Iron Dukes you can make a Revenge and an Erin (I think? One of those 1 off ships...)