Orion Class Dreadnaught?

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  1. modelshipsahoy

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    Details... sure it’s an outrigger Hydroplane, but that’s not important right now.
    Molded in windshield; motor mount rails; fuel cell; and radio box lid rabbit.
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    Details... they’re what’s for dinner.
     
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    If build ok, it will be good. If build crappy, it won't be. Build quality and reliability go a long way to an effective ship. Stat wise, its fine. It will turn better than the Duke, but is a little slower. It has a 75 round gun, which the Duke doesn't, so it offers something different. Would I choose one over a Duke? Probably not, but that has more to do with having battled at 26 seconds for a long time. The only 28 second ship I battled I did not enjoy. For those that like slower sluggy boats, it is a great choice. Might also look at Neptune as it has a very interesting turret arrangement similar to Moltke.
     
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    ...today he could Identify as a Erin...
     
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    Erin is one of those boy/girl names ... I always found it strange that ships carry men’s names yet are referred to in feminine terms.... “she was a good ship”. That’s kinda the navy don’t ask don’t tell thing.
     
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    Details; details; details. That’s why it takes 100 plus man hours to build a nice mold set for a warship.
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    This one is scratch built, but I drool when I see models like this! Much (not anywhere near all) of this detail can be molded. Thunderer was the last Orion Class built.
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  6. thegeek

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    Details get shot off, and aimed at.

    Made out of rubber is the only medium that holds up, for super. Details in the hull get covered by layers of patches.

    Thick sides and thin bottom, please!

    Have your son sign mine, center under the battery tray.
     
  7. modelshipsahoy

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    Well... no points score for missing sacrificial bb blockers that look cool waiting for duties call.

    Ive built some stuff for the Prinz Eugen with fiberglass shells and internal foam. It shows promise. I’ve shot them with my pellet gun. Building a press for forcing the foam to density.

    For you Carl, Anything. He’s got Academic Olympics this weekend, so keel will be laid and work start in earnest next week. I’m going hands off on this one. The kids got skills.

    Can’t wait to see your finished Iowa!
     
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    Not so fast my friend.
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    My poor attempt at humor.......
    I know.... don't quit your day job.....
     
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    Well slap me silly and call me Sally.
    Thanks Maxspin... just FYI for the record it was your “Best of Class” post from a few years back that brought my sons attention to his namesake class.

    Now your here busting down the kids hopes and dreams before the alarm clock even rang!

    Debbie Downer.
     
  10. Nate G

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    I agree with Carl. twin rudders w 4 props makes for excellent handling properties. This ship has never been offered and would fill a nice beginner Allied niche.
    1. Think more of a comparison to USS South Carolina. this wins hands down.
    2. though slower than the no longer available Invincible, It would turn better.
    I think it makes a lot of sense.
     
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  11. Nate G

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    I could definitely see some of my STEM students getting interested in this one they are working on vac-u-boat Gearings to learn the tech of the hobby but the motivated ones will be looking for bigger and better soon.
     
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    No progress on the Orion this week... he’s building a wind tunnel for the science fair. It’s going to take 10,000 straws to make the laminar flow section of the tunnel!
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  13. glaizilla

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    I’d buy an Orion, think the class is close enough to WWI KGV class too. 8 different ships between two different classes. One was used as a WWII KGV decoy later on.
     
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    Had one years ago. So ugly it was cute (at 20 feet). Nice ship in rough seas and it's ability to take damage. Plus it was really easy to sheet which was a plus
     
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    What ever happened to the build on this?
     
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    It's generally considered poor forum etiquette to "resurrect" threads that haven't had any action in 2-4 years.

    If Tim from MSA hasn't updated, it's because there's nothing to update.
     
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