Torpedo Boats

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  1. wfirebaugh

    wfirebaugh Well-Known Member

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    This might be an odd question because of the sizes of the vessels in question. Do captains build and use torpedo boats? I know they would most likley be one hit wonders before they sink, examples U.S. PT boats and the German Type 41 torpedo boat. Would 1/144 scale allow for it?
     
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  2. Bob

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    At 144th scale a PT boat is the size of your hand. One has been built. It was a cool convoy ship but otherwise useless.
     
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    Lol, ok that's cool to know. I have paper craft plans for the German torpedo boat and was wondering.
     
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    I put a SCALE PT together for fun.
    It took about an hour
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    Thank you good plans
     
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    I downloaded the Dreadnought battleship Nagato from that site and have removed the colors, cleaned up a little and blew it up to 1/144 from 1/200 print out. each sheet takes 6 pages to make one sheet, I am on sheet 8 out of a total of 20. A few more to go...
     
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    I also download some nice ijn nachi plans as well
     
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    Nice. After I finish my liberty I am heavily thinking about going IJN... I like the way the ships look.
     
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    Yeah more IJN people!!!!!!!!
     
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  11. wfirebaugh

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    I bought a 5 box set of Japanese ship prints, it would be a shame to not use it for reference to build a couple of ships. some of the translations wear wrong tho I used google translate to find most of the names of the ships
     
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    trusty google
     
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    I have a RC PT boat, it's like 1/30th or so scale, and is about the same length as a 1/144 predreadnought, but wider. I'm not too sure on the actual scale or make, it was a gift from my dad who found it on FB market.

    I upgraded the manual speed control to a HW 1060 ESC. I'm going to keep the FM stick transmitter, but going to waterproof it, and swap the steering servo for a waterproof 2057 traxxas as well. Then just needs different props that will give reverse, the MSC was forward only. Also need to fix up some of the small details on it that have been broken off.

    When I get home from work if I can remember to, I'll grab a picture of it next to my predreadnought.
     
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    I use google or my grandma.