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Mr.QuagmireFri Mar-24-17 04:55 PM
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#54817, "Titanic Kit-Bashing"


          

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?

Colin

  

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RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, GRAwolf, May 19th 2017, #1
RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, Dave Abate, May 19th 2017, #2
RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, Mr.Quagmire, May 21st 2017, #6
RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, Dave Abate, May 19th 2017, #3
RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, GRAwolf, May 20th 2017, #4
RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, Mr.Quagmire, May 21st 2017, #5
      RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, Dave Abate, May 21st 2017, #7
           RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, Mr.Quagmire, May 21st 2017, #8
                RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing, HaroldS, May 23rd 2017, #9

GRAwolfFri May-19-17 05:16 AM
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#55128, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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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.

Hope this helps!
Gary

  

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Dave AbateFri May-19-17 07:09 PM
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#55135, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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ONLINE SCALE CONVERSION TOOL


http://www.scalemodelersworld.com/online-scale-converter-tool.html

Dave Abate

  

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Mr.QuagmireSun May-21-17 07:38 AM
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#55154, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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I see. Thank you. : )


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Dave AbateFri May-19-17 07:35 PM
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#55136, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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Colin,

What smaller scale are you referring to? 1/600?

Lets say you wanted to use 1/400 scale parts on a 1/350 scale model. The part would be incompatible.

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GRAwolfSat May-20-17 03:52 PM
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#55149, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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Sat May-20-17 03:53 PMby GRAwolf

          

But could he use it on the 1/570 kit, do you think?
Gary

  

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Mr.QuagmireSun May-21-17 07:37 AM
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#55153, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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I am referring to the 1/600 yes. Or any other kit similar enough in size, I don't know how many scale model Titanics there are out there.


Colin

  

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Dave AbateSun May-21-17 08:33 AM
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#55155, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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Sun May-21-17 08:51 AMby Dave Abate

  

          

Colin

I am unaware of a 1/600 Titanic model. I only used that scale number as an example. You may have to get together whatever two kit scales and see how they compare.

Dave Abate

  

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Mr.QuagmireSun May-21-17 11:04 PM
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#55157, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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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.

Colin

  

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HaroldSTue May-23-17 07:35 AM
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#55164, "RE: Titanic Kit-Bashing"
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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.

Just my two pennies.

Harold

  

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