|Mar 19, 2015, 07:27 PM|
My 1/72nd scale, Italian and Japanese ships.
Italian Destroyer Scirocco, Maestrale class, 20 year combat experience
Italian Light Cruiser Atillo Regolo, Capitani Romani class. 5 year combat then sold.
T103 LST, as a joke for an island combat game, and held its own, 1 year combat.
|Mar 20, 2015, 12:32 PM|
From a battle last summer.
|Mar 25, 2015, 01:25 PM|
1/72nd scale German, Italian and Japanese R/C Combat Ships.
|Mar 25, 2015, 05:04 PM|
Have to say to all who have contributed photos: these are some of the best looking combat warships I have ever seen. Past experience with these vessels (just research) showed that nary a few ships were constructed with the level of detail seen here. The great bulk seemed to be crudely constructed because the popular sentiments of the operators were that it was going to get shot up anyway so why bother with all the lovely scale detail?
If memory serves, most of the ones I've seen were the smaller scale 1/144 class and not 1/72. How do you all keep the scale appearance intact or does the larger scale make it easier?
|Mar 25, 2015, 10:08 PM|
Now you know the reason I am so adept at making new parts, molding them, and casting duplicates.
The 1/72nd scale model combat warship clubs have "minimum detail rules".
If a builder did not at least try to put detail on the ship then they wouldn't be allowed to participate.
The idea being, that if other members gave the effort to provide such a pretty target, it
wouldn't be fair to let an under or un-detailed ship and builder participate.
During the height of one combat season, I was baffled at the amount of damage my superstructure was taking.
There are no points for hitting above the weather deck. So the amount of damage so high up on
the ship was a bit strange. During one of the breaks between sorties, one of the skippers came
bouncing through the pits asking each person about damage and chatting up the last battle.
He came over to my pit table, and commented on how wonderfully damaged my ship looked.
He then pointed out that I still had a life raft on the rack up by the port bridge wing, and
said, "That won't be there after the next sortie..."
Sure enough, the life raft was gone when my ship returned to the harbor after the following battle.
And a month later, at the next battle all the holes would be patched, and the details replaced.
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