Hello everyone. I've been thinking about the 1/570 model. I know it's quite the inaccurate one compared to both larger and smaller scales alike. I had the thought that if the details of the ship in smaller scales tend to be over-scaled, then could they possibly be used in some way for the 1/570 for a more accurate model? Or would they still be too small?
#55128, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing" In response to Reply # 0
I am a relative newbie to kit-bashing myself, but it seems to me that if you want to know about scale sizes, you have to do a bit of math.
First, I figure out what the actual size of the feature on the real ship would have been. Google is very helpful for this sometimes! If the object is measured in feet, then I multiply by 12 to get the inch measurement (for example, a bulkhead measuring 8 feet 6 inches would be 102 inches). I then take this number and divide it by whatever scale I'm working in (for example, divide by 350 if working with the Minicraft kit). This would give you what the scale dimension (length, width, height, etc) has to be for it to be correct (for my example, the scale height would be 102 divided by 350 for a scale measurement of 0.291). Then take the part you want to use and measure it to see how close it comes (I'm a machinist, so I have access to some pretty accurate measuring tools like dial calipers and micrometers). If it's close enough, you can probably use that part.
#55157, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing" In response to Reply # 7
There are 1/600 models. I've had one at one point, which is why I thought of this. Though I don't have that model anymore, they do exist. I actually thought 1/600 was the most common scale for ocean liners, because aside from Titanic, there are seemingly few in any other scale. At least still in production.
#55164, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing" In response to Reply # 8
I know Academy made a 1/600, I have one put away for a future build (picked it up new and sealed for $7 on ePay), but I believe it is out of production now. The biggest problem I see with using the parts from it on a 1/570 is that the Academy is so much more accurate to begin with, it's almost a shame to pick it apart for the better parts.