A matter of size......

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A matter of size......

Postby FUBAR » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:52 pm

I am racking my brains trying to figure out what the largest metal barrel on the market it in 1:35 scale is...

The reason why iam looking into this is because Iam researching a scratch build and i need 4 very large canons :twisted: at the very least in terms of main arnements.

so can anyone help me on this???

PS. i am terrible with maths so if your going to give me a formula for puting scaled measurements into actual measurements speek really slow :)

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby FUBAR » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:30 pm

I found this converter http://jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm and acording to it this RB 8.8cm KwK 44 L/100 metal barrel is in the realworld 251mm long is that right or have I screwd up the math?

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:00 pm

Hi FUBAR,
if you have a smart phone theres an app called Hobby Color Converter that has a handy scale converter as well.Hope this helps.
Anon...

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby FUBAR » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:02 am

d_anonymous_modeller wrote:Hi FUBAR,
if you have a smart phone theres an app called Hobby Color Converter that has a handy scale converter as well.Hope this helps.
Anon...

Cheers anon I'll look that up ASAP but I should have said that I multiplied the caliber (8.8cm) by the length (100) and got 880cm which according to the converter is 25.15 cm. does this then mean the actual product that is for sale is 251.4mm long?

Again cheers for the tip on the app :o)b

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby Simson » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Huh?

Look up rbmodel.com and check for their barrels....they do 1/24 scale too....50% bigger than 1/35
The 88 l/71 in that scale equals 260mm long but will be thicker than your example.....maybe unwanted?

The L/100 is probably the highest value but doesn't have to be the longest: it depends on the caliber size too.
Maybe there is a loose canon or howitzer that is longer, like the german modern Panzerhaubitze 155mm PzH2000 or any of the other modern ones that shoot for 30 miles or so.

You don't need a converter but you are right.
Your example is 88mm L/100 so 100 calibers long equals 88x100=8800mm
Divide by scale to get scale size so 8800:35=251.4

There are a few big ones too: 17cm kanone and 21cm morser...not stated what length (trumpeter models).


Beware that sometimes the barrels need kit parts for completion.....


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Re: A matter of size......

Postby FUBAR » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:03 pm

Simson wrote:Huh?

Look up rbmodel.com and check for their barrels....they do 1/24 scale too....50% bigger than 1/35
The 88 l/71 in that scale equals 260mm long but will be thicker than your example.....maybe unwanted?

The L/100 is probably the highest value but doesn't have to be the longest: it depends on the caliber size too.
Maybe there is a loose canon or howitzer that is longer, like the german modern Panzerhaubitze 155mm PzH2000 or any of the other modern ones that shoot for 30 miles or so.

You don't need a converter but you are right.
Your example is 88mm L/100 so 100 calibers long equals 88x100=8800mm
Divide by scale to get scale size so 8800:35=251.4

There are a few big ones too: 17cm kanone and 21cm morser...not stated what length (trumpeter models).


Beware that sometimes the barrels need kit parts for completion.....


Dennis


Ah excellent Iam on the right trck so [smilie=thumbsup02.gif] and cheers for the 1:24 scale tip but i believe these are wood?

I am not worried about kit parts being required as its a scratch build that iam imagining in my head :D

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby Simson » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:22 pm

Not wood, it's the section for barrels but more limited choice.

Sounds like something strange you are making.
Sometimes the barrel is in 2 pieces which are connected with a plastic part that is in the kit....so you will have to make that.

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby FUBAR » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:29 pm

Simson wrote:Not wood, it's the section for barrels but more limited choice.

Sounds like something strange you are making.
Sometimes the barrel is in 2 pieces which are connected with a plastic part that is in the kit....so you will have to make that.


Ah okay I'll take another look at the site :) I hope to make it somewhere between a Maus and Ratte in 1:35 scale terms..... but with a hole load of guns :mrgreen:

would something like miliput do to use as a proxy for the required kit parts?

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby Simson » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:33 pm

very likely if needed

some idea man.

make sure to put it on the forum because we are curious

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Re: A matter of size......

Postby FUBAR » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:51 pm

Simson wrote:very likely if needed

some idea man.

make sure to put it on the forum because we are curious

Oh absolutely but lots of research in terms of parts to yet after I've worked out what type and amount of canons to put on it I have to figure out what sort of tracks an wheels I want to make a rudimentary working track system obviously the bigger the better! :lol:

So far the chassis is around 300mm in length unless I can find a longer price of plasticard…


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