Jack's First Build Moltke from Strike Models

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  1. jackpkt

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    Just started my first build of the Moltke I got from Strike Models a few months ago. Starting sanding and getting the hull ready to cut out the windows. I looked over all the stuff I got with the kit, and it is impressive amount of stuff. It's slightly overwhelming, but one step at a time. Will post pics as I go.
     
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    Good luck and welcome to the hobby.
     
  3. Maxspin

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    Lay out your windows, then get input from an experienced captain or post a picture before you cut. Once it is cut you are stuck with it.
    Check out the Port Polar Bear site for examples on rib layout.
    http://www.portpolarbear.com/reports/index.html
     
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    Welcome! Any questions you run into, feel free to ask.

    I really should finish my Moltke...
     
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    Well, it is fixable, but its a massive pita.
     
  6. jackpkt

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    Ok will do. I just marked the window layout on the hull last weekend so can post that pic and get some feedback.
     
  7. Maxspin

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    Rib calculator says:
    Length = 50.92" Solid bow area = 2" Solid stern Area = 1"
    (18) 1/4" Ribs
     
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    when Mark Roe gets back from NATS I will have him get in touch with you he is close by. unfortunately despite my attempts, he does not use this forum. and also we are fast gun in this area.
     
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    My intent was to build the Moltke as a fast gun ship. Appreciate any help, thanks again.
     
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    Your welcome,
    also for those of us trying to find new members, that is EVERYONE, how did you here about RC warship combat?
     
  11. jackpkt

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    Google search after seeing a youtube video years ago. I did some R/C airplane and helicopter builds and some scale modeling many years ago. I travel for work so gave it up. I am getting older and my golf game isn't getting any better so figure I need a better hobby LOL. Always enjoyed strategic games/combat and R/C modeling so this plays into two things I really enjoy. I will say my motor skills are very poor, I have crashed many planes, and even have a scar on my forehead from a helicopter accident (a few beers and I can elaborate.) Looking forward to my build and ultimately combat. thanks again.
     
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    I found some 3d images of the Moltke superstructure that I would like to create 3D Printer files for an have been having a tough time. Is there no good way tpo take a 3d image and make into a STL file?
    Here are the files I founf and tried to work with.
    https://sites.google.com/site/3dwarships/Home/sms-moltke
     
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    Mark Roe can help you do it right. Be sure to consult with him before you get too far along.
     
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    Great. I am a planner by nature so just trying to figure out things. Also as I travel for work, its nice if there are things that i can do on the road in the hotel. Point taken though, not looking to do anything without adult supervision. Thanks
     
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    You will find there are a lot of very helpful people in this hobby. However I must recommend that you take all advice as just that, advice. If you want to be different, by all means do, a few will try to dissuade you from it, but it's boring if everyone is the same with the same boat set up the same way. I myself am one who marches to my own drum, I set up my first boat as per recommendations, however I now have a couple that are going together the way I want. The big point is to have fun. Welcome to the fun.
     
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    Consider putting the subdeck in before cutting the hull. A cut hull with no subdeck can get all wet spaghetti noodle on you.
     
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    Ok as promised some hull cut outline pics.
    10 windows each side of the hull 1/4 space between each side and top and bottom. Is that too much given the following post, the hull is ~51.5" bow to stern along the hull or 50.75" on the keel.
     

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    I only see 9 or 10 ribs in your picture. Were you splitting the 18 between the two sides? I believe each side gets 18 ribs based on the calculator.
     
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    That is what I get. Sorry if I wasn't clear. 18 on each side.
     
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    So does that mean I just split each window with a rib? So my 8 center windows become 16 plus my bow and stern windows? Is that because the windows will be smaller and the hull more stable?