Re: Make that, "some" collectors will be disappointed...
I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Eaglewall 1/1200 fan(atic) and when I started, making master models in the (very) slightly larger scale, made life easier. I don't have the expertise or advanced moulding/casting equipment of the superb, German producers. Learning the CAD has been a quantum leap in detail for me, but, even in 1/1200 scale, there are parts that just have to be overscale, (e.g. 3" gun barrels comes out at 0.0635 mm!) otherwise the alloy will just not flow into such fine, narrow mould cavities - and we haven't got down to the 20 mms and below! Same goes for aircraft wing cambers. So, 1200 is a comfortable, old shoe for me, but the CAD means you can change scale of the master with a keyboard click and don't have to make a brand new master - but there's no point in me making models in two similar scales.
Like George, I mix and match both scales, but I imagine, Paul, as a purist, when displaying, segregates the scales? (at least with the larger ships, where the difference can indeed show).
Anyway, I can never resist a wee bit of fantasy box art!
P.S. I've gone Imgur mad now!
Thatís a fair point. Since I collect Bassett Lowke, and have other models in 1200 scale as well, I have found the differences sometimes to be barely noticeable. Thatís true of destroyers and smaller ships, but the larger the ship, the more apparent it becomes.
Personally, I have very few qualms about 1/1200 vs 1/1250 models, especially given the occasional loss of scale fidelity that happens during production. To me, it is all about how well and accurately the ship is portrayed, but to each, his/her own.
Many 1250 collectors will be disappointed to hear this. Are you planning to cast these in metal, not plastic?
Ah Paul, you never give on getting me to change scales! They're in 1/1200, but, with CAD, printing them in 1/1250 is only a click of a computer key, although it might mean beefing up some of the finer details such as the smaller gun barrels to allow them to be cast in alloy. I wouldn't have the time to do both scales, but, maybe someone else could do the 1/1250s?
Will these be available in 1250 scale or just 1200?
Well, PERTH is also in the queue -
Now that the CAD is conquered, I just have to see if my 3D printing skills are up to scratch. My "repeat & revise" method of learning the CAD means I have plenty of "virtual" models, at various stages of construction, awaiting printing, so, some might jump the queue if they progress more rapidly, but, at the moment it looks like, POPE, EXETER, DE RUYTER, JAVA - hopefully, this side of April.
And that's my first Imgur image!
Exiting news! A Java/Sumatra and an Exeter in 1942 configuration are extremely welcome!
What is the approximate price of unpainted Clydedale Deruyter?
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