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Take any given kit...

Posted by Randy Stone on August 22, 2017, 16:27:47, in reply to "Determining scale on waterline kits"
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 ...and measure it out: overall length, waterline length, beam, etc. Find the proper dimensioning of the vessel. Let's say 800 feet. Your kit is 12 inches. 800/12 = 66.66 feet to the inch or 1/800th scale. I happen to have an old Aoshima Yamashiro at the desk. It happens to measure an even 12 inches. One published length states 202.7 meters. That would be 202.7/12 = 16.89 meters to the inch or 16.89 x 39.37 inches to the meter...or 1/665th scale. Conversely, 1/700 means 1 inch per 58.333 feet. So, in 1/700th, this kit should be 11.4 inches long. Hey, this kit is oversized for 1/700th ! I want my money back. But there it is; you can also Google any conversion table you want and plug in the numbers. Randy Stone

 Responses Re: Take any given kit... - David August 22, 2017, 16:38:49 Good catch... - Randy Stone August 22, 2017, 16:46:46 Re: Good catch... - David August 22, 2017, 16:53:15 Re: Good catch... - Randy Stone August 22, 2017, 17:11:05 Re: Good catch... - David August 22, 2017, 17:45:26 Thanks - Craig Bennett August 22, 2017, 19:10:11 « Back to index

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