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Old Nov 30, 2006, 10:08 PM
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Heavy Cruiser Concept

So i decided to gut my old Swampworks combat Lutzow kit and redo a few things.. low and behold I mish-mash together what i come to call a "Nelson-style heavy cruiser concept design"

As of today she's balanced and ready to run.. albeit lacking smaller details and my planned LED lighting system (thanks for those tips guys)
Enjoy!
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 10:15 PM
If it flies, I can crash it.
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Looks Good, keep us posted with more pictures when more detail is added.
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Old Dec 01, 2006, 12:32 AM
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Your pics had me doing a double take. Like combining my Nelson with my Graf Spee. Good work! And good idea

Barrett
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Old Dec 05, 2006, 02:47 PM
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Couple higher res'd pics coming up.. added a few details and I'll post those in a few...
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Old Dec 05, 2006, 04:11 PM
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Quick question:

You mentioned the turrents on their own servos... how did you set those up? With a gearbox or just sitting on the servo head.. or some other way. I've not motorised the turrets on my Swampworks USS Houston because I haven't found a way i really like yet. Just curious.
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Old Dec 05, 2006, 04:26 PM
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Looks cool! I'm not sure about the lifeboats being in the shockwave zone of the main guns but still looks cool.
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Old Dec 05, 2006, 05:49 PM
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I love it! aaaah to have some old swampworks hulls lying around... :-D
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Old Dec 05, 2006, 09:13 PM
Boats on the brain!!
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I've got a U.S.S. Brooklyn that has two large holes cut out on one side. I'm still debating if I should try to fiberglass them back over or just sell it as is.
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Old Dec 05, 2006, 10:10 PM
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sell it as is... to me! CHEAP!
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Old Dec 08, 2006, 08:26 PM
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I have brass shafts resin'd into the base of each turret, and basically made a simple "clutch" out of old gears and 1/8 dowels that grabs a gear on each servo, directly under the turrets. Ill get pics eventually, its very hap-hazzard but they work! I only get about 100 degrees of travel total, so i cant even broadside, even with my radio set to 150% servo travel rate :P

Since this isnt based on any kind of "real" boat ive decided to "fake detail" it for now, as for the lifeboats, they might move one day.
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Old Jan 01, 2007, 08:02 PM
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Got some higher res'd pictures today, of my fully detailed (for now) and ready to go DKM Donnergott (thunder god.. heh), as Ive aptly named her.

The deck detailing is for the most part random, and entirely not to scale :P This was a fun project meant to look cool on the water, Enjoy.

ps. Last picture... the little brothers newly operational SMS Konig.. charging up her dry cell 6v.
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Old Jan 02, 2007, 01:54 AM
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Holycow,
If you mount your servos directly to each turret, you can use a standard servo & get nearly 180 degrees out if them giving you broadside capability.

This servo stretcher should do the trick.
http://www.servocity.com/html/180o_servo_stretcher.html

You can mount a servo head to the underside of the turret, and place it right onto the servo, or use a extension if there is mounting issues

http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_..._couplers.html

Or you could hook up a small gearhead motor to each turret, and have a servo operate an on-off-on switch... just keep it in sight when traversing or ... broken barrels, or worse superstructure!
Cap'n Horrible
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Old Apr 05, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Ok, since the river finally melted i posted a video of my new cruiser, enjoy!

If i had a better camera it'd be longer.. stand by :P

RC Heavy Cruiser (0 min 22 sec)
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