Florida hulls

Discussion in 'North Atlantic Battle Squadron' started by crzyhawk, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. crzyhawk

    crzyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Are Ralph's USN Florida class battleship hulls still available?
     
  2. Jay Jennings

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    I will ask him and let you know.
    J
     
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    crzyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate it.
     
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    I spoke to Ralph over the weekend, and I think he said that he had at least one remaining.
    Mikey
     
  5. Jay Jennings

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    Mike, Ralph has the mold, hulls and turrets. I have asked the prices.
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  6. crzyhawk

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    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.
     
  7. Bob Pottle

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    Ralph's USS Florida hull is amazing! Very detailed with accurate bulges, casemates and all the other weird protruberances.
    Bob
     
  8. crzyhawk

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    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.
     
  9. Bob Pottle

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    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.
    Bob
     
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    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.
     
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    Modelshipsahoy makes the Florida now. Molds have been extensively refurbished. This model is even better and more accurate than previous production.
     
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    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.
     
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