Discussion in 'North Atlantic Battle Squadron' started by crzyhawk, Nov 5, 2009.
Are Ralph's USN Florida class battleship hulls still available?
I will ask him and let you know.
Thanks, I appreciate it.
I spoke to Ralph over the weekend, and I think he said that he had at least one remaining.
Mike, Ralph has the mold, hulls and turrets. I have asked the prices.
Awesome. With the trend in treaty towards WW1 era ships, I am thinking about getting a Florida to put in the grab bag next year for our nats. I may get a hull and turrets for myself as well.
Ralph's USS Florida hull is amazing! Very detailed with accurate bulges, casemates and all the other weird protruberances.
Mikey Deskin posted some pictures of either the plug or the hull itself on the treaty site a while back. I agree, very very nice looking work. With some of the US treaty guys talking more and more about WW1 ships, I thought that would be an excellent hull to get into the grab bag to help encourage building WW1 ships. The turret arrangement aft should allow them to have a very nice punch, and with the length to beam ratio, they should turn better then one might think.
The length to beam ratio is similar to that of my 1.5 unit monitor HMS Gorgon. If it turns similarly it should go through the first 90 degrees in a fraction of a second, then more gradually complete the turn. It should be very effedtive at turning sharply and getting some close range stern gun shots.
Yep. I think it's a ship that once someone builds one and people see the potential with it, more people will be interested in them. I also like the fact that you can have both sidemounts in the back, without giving up your stern gun. I think the hull volume with that hull should make it difficult to put down as well.
Modelshipsahoy makes the Florida now. Molds have been extensively refurbished. This model is even better and more accurate than previous production.
Just got one in and it is fantastic. I peeked at it but didn’t have time to photograph it properly before I had to leave for a family emergency.