FLIP!

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Sticky Fingers, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Sticky Fingers

    Sticky Fingers Member

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    Does any one know where one can find plans for perhaps the most unusual vessel in existance. I won't call it a ship because it does not move on it's own powew as the only engines it has are for electrical generation

    http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/learning/learning_res/voyager/flip/

    I know I have to finish what I am working on but this does sound interesting. Sounds like a perfect large scale ship model. 1/48th or so.. And I am going to phone Scripps in California to see if I can get some info.
  2. Bob Ebophalus

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    Wow. That is an extremely strange ship. At 1/48 it will be over 6 feet long, yet will be simple because almost all of that is just a big tube. Very interesting project. :)
  3. Sticky Fingers

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    Oh, i wouldn't model the whole ship, just the "bow" in the working position. Perhaps the ultimate wayerline model :roll: :roll: :roll:
  4. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

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    Not model the whole vessel??!! Not model the whole vessel!!!!????? Coughspluttercoughckock!!!!!

    Which reminds me, I once saw a waterline model of the Royal Navys HMS Trafalgar. Just some waves, a periscope and wake......

    Tim P
  5. Sticky Fingers

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    Yah sure that wasn't in a diorama titled "Submarine Races"