PTF and other brown Water Naval types

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Colonel_Klink, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Colonel_Klink

    Colonel_Klink New Member

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    While my main interest in getting back into card modeling is architectural models primarily for model railways, I've been thinking seriously about converting some of my Operation Flashpoint model boats to card.
    While it may seem a tad ambitious at this stage, I intend to work on these as a diversion from the buildings.

    'Nasty' PTF
    [​IMG]
    The Nasty has a 40mm bofors which I intend building as a separate large scale model at a later date.

    Swift
    [​IMG]

    Currently I'm converting this (non Vietnam boat)
    Fishing boat in 1/87 scale
    [​IMG]

    Suggested scales would be appreciated.
    Cheers
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Cool!
    I for one can not wait!

    If you need a beta builder..........give me an email:grin:

    john
  3. Darwin

    Darwin Member

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    I don't think you want to go any smaller than 1:100. I would imagine the railroaders would appreciate 1:87. I think 1:50 would be just great....that way, you could even do an interior of the cabin.....wish, wish.
  4. Jim Nunn

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    If you design a model of a PBR I would like to volunteer as a Bata builder.

    Jim Nunn
    BM2, gunner PBR Riv Sec 531 (My Tho)
  5. Colonel_Klink

    Colonel_Klink New Member

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    I have some detailed drawings of a PBR so I may look at that sometime.

    On the question of scale, I notice there are a few I havent come across before like 1/50 and 1/33. Perhaps someone could explain these to me and list others so that I can update the scale convertor tool I made.
    cheers
  6. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    1/50 and 1/33 are used mostly in aircraft..........I believe. They seem to be the paper equivalent to the plastic 1/48 and 1/32.

    john
  7. Colonel_Klink

    Colonel_Klink New Member

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    Ah, I see. That explains it :)
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    charliec Active Member

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    And just for additional confusion - card AFV models tend to be in 1/25 rather
    than 1/35 used in plastic models. There are lesser numbers of card AFV models in 1/16, 1/35, 1/50 and 1/72.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  9. Colonel_Klink

    Colonel_Klink New Member

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    That must be annoying for the AFV modeler that wants to use 1/35 figurines. Basically I'm aiming at the 1/87 and 1/160 scale modeler, but will also do 1/120 as I model in that scale.
  10. tausugAir

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    Does the Col also have drawings of the Swift PCF? I'm entertaining thbe possibility of (card)modeling it in 1:87 scale and in Philippine Navy markings (hull number 334)...Any assistance is very much appreciated .... Regards to all

    Muhammad
  11. Colonel_Klink

    Colonel_Klink New Member

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    Nearly finished modeling a 1/87 model of the fishing boat above. As an experiment into boat modeling I have found it 'interesting'. however the techniques learned will be translated into models of the Nasty PTF and the Swift PCF soon.
  12. tausugAir

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    Hi, Colonel ... Looking forward to see the Swift PCF in card model form. 1:87 scale is great as I'm also into HO scale model railroading....Regards

    Muhammad
  13. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

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    How about one of these?

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