(Login USNChief) HyperScale Forums from IP address 184.108.40.206
I recently acquired an old vac-formed kit (what is left anyway) of a U.S. Navy Subchaser, at least that is what the gent who I got it from said it was. No instructions or anything, just the hull, a sheet of plastic I assume is for the deck and a couple of life boats, funnel and other vac-formed fittings. The hull is about 28" long and 4-5" wide. Does anybody out there have a clue who would have made this type of kit and what scale it is? Cheers!
Combat plastic was so flimsy and brittle that unless you plan to thoroughly brace the inside, it will collapse under its own weight over time. And if you are going to add bulkheads and stringers, you might as well get some good drawings and make your own hull from scratch, because their stuff was so inaccurate as a rule, it would be as waste of time and effort to use it as a starting point.
Ya took the wind out of my sails! I am planning on addressing the issue with spray insulation foam, after testing it on scrap plastic first. Then I'll plate the hull with sheet and strip. The rest will be scratched and I am looking forward to the challenge as all Chief Petty Officers would! I am looking to dump a bunch of planes/tanks/cars to focus on ships now that I am retired and settled. I have always held ships as my first choice to build, but being on active duty and moving so much, they get damaged way too easily. Cheers!!!!
Right now I am converting the Revell 1/250 HMS Campbelltown to DD-150 USS Blakeley, after the bow replacement from a torpedo hit blew off the front 60'. They saved the ship and a replacement bow from a decomissioned 4 stacker was welded on. They also removed 1 funnel and added more fuel bunkers and made it a "long-legged 3 stacker". The main deck up is scratch built or aftermarket. I'd post photos here but don't have a clue on how to do that. Cheers!
Posting or replying to messages on HyperScale's Forums visitors to register. If you are already registered to post to Plane Talking, your login will work here too. If you do not have a login, please follow these instructions:
Your user name and password will give you full posting privileges to all of HyperScale Forums.
Please note a few points of etiquette. First, would all contributors please use their real name and/or their actual e-mail address. All contributions are welcome but please refrain from political or abusive comments. These posts will promptly be removed from the server.
In addition, Ship Chat is not a forum for the public criticism of the models that appear as Galleries or Articles on HyperScale. Please make any suggestions for improvements or criticism direct to the author via the email link at the bottom of the Article.
Finally, please note that this Discussion Group is privately operated and that I reserve the right to delete any post for any reason whatsoever.