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  • Subs in Model Warship Combat

    Sounds great to me! I was invited here by an email from Mr. Caswell. I'm working on an M-1 which will be armed with a spurt cannon. Has anybody else managed an armed sub in 1/144?

  • #2
    Welcome aboard!
    An M-1 eh? My favorite. We'd LOVE to see pictures! Anything I can help you with?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_M1

    Here is the 12" gun

    Last edited by Kazzer; 09-30-2008, 02:55 PM.
    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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    • #3
      I think I'm okay for now. I'll try to post pictures as the project develops. Is anybody else working on arming a sub in 1/144?

      In 2007 I made an historic successful forward run during the MWC National Championship Campaign event with a captured Type XXI, HMS N-41. She took two hits below the waterline and her superstructure was shot off.

      In 2008 the same vessel made successful forward and reverse runs taking only one hit below the waterline. (Black paint made her harder to see)

      http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/...520d2f32_o.jpg

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      • #4
        The M-1 in 1/72nd scale. The 1/4" ball bearing CO2 powered gun has been replaced with a scale fitting.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tachikaze View Post
          The M-1 in 1/72nd scale. The 1/4" ball bearing CO2 powered gun has been replaced with a scale fitting.

          I was under the impression a .177 BB would be scale for this model's gun???
          Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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          • #6
            Our club ( Queens Own Combat Warship Club) runs with two calibers,
            3/16" for 3" to 7.9" guns
            1/4" for anything larger than a 7.9"
            Thus, 1/4"

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            • #7
              Gun Calibers

              Since Subs are not used in the fast gun community , Big Gun Warships in the 144 scale use these calibers . less than 7.99 inch .177 caliber. 8 inch to 10.9inch is 3/16 caliber , 11 inch to 14.99 is 7/32 caliber and 15 inch and above is 1/4 inch . These are ball bearings. A sub may have as many tubes as the original and as many torpedoes as the original. a deck gun would be as the original and not a spurt gun. because there are rules on scale timed fire. for example a bb deck gun would fire once every 2 seconds. and a Torpedo from the same tube would fire every 30 seconds . This represents the scale time to reload.

              Bob

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              • #8
                sounds good to me
                smith

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shakeyboba View Post
                  Since Subs are not used in the fast gun community...

                  Bob
                  But subs ARE used in Fast Gun. We have several convoy subs in the hobby from Germany, Japan, U.S.A., and Britain.

                  I'm still building HMS M1 with a BB cannon. I've already had sea trials and it is completely do-able. My only impediments are the lack of an upper hull and motivation. :)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jacky Fisher View Post
                    Sounds great to me! I was invited here by an email from Mr. Caswell. I'm working on an M-1 which will be armed with a spurt cannon. Has anybody else managed an armed sub in 1/144?
                    Are you going to post any photos of your boat? I'd love to see your progress. Actually, this would be a good offer for our competition.
                    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kazzer View Post
                      I was under the impression a .177 BB would be scale for this model's gun???
                      OK, so then if we wished to enter this ship into the contest the correct size of projectile would be......what, 45 ACP?

                      Dan
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