Model Boat Mayhem

Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Detail Work, Rigging, Fittings, Figures Etc. => Topic started by: rickles23 on January 13, 2014, 08:53:16 AM

Title: Cabin Doors
Post by: rickles23 on January 13, 2014, 08:53:16 AM
Hi,


Any information on cabin doors 30mm x 15mm?


It is an odd size but is the closest to 1/72 scale.


Regards
Title: Re: Cabin Doors
Post by: chipmonk on January 13, 2014, 03:33:44 PM
Hi there, just a small point, 30mm by 15mm at 1/72 is a door over 2.1m by 1m that's a large door?
Cheers Chris.
Title: Re: Cabin Doors
Post by: rickles23 on January 14, 2014, 08:02:30 AM
Hi Chris,


That's true.


I've just measured a door and its 2.032 meters by 0.762 meter.


The 1/72 scale figure is 25mm tall so I thought add a bit to walk through and arrived at 30mm.


Regards
Title: Re: Cabin Doors
Post by: vnkiwi on January 14, 2014, 08:18:37 AM
That door at 1/72 should be
28.2 x 10.6 mm
Your figure at 25mm would be 1800mm high
Title: Re: Cabin Doors
Post by: rickles23 on January 14, 2014, 01:12:03 PM
Hi vnkiwi,


So that would be close to 5 Foot 9 inches.


That's around a good average height.


I might have to make them or I might try one of those new 3D Printer shops that are starting to open.


Regards
Title: Re: Cabin Doors
Post by: vnkiwi on January 14, 2014, 06:48:38 PM
do you have a picture of the door you want?
If so post it up, someone may be able to help
 :-))
Title: Re: Cabin Doors
Post by: rickles23 on January 15, 2014, 07:02:19 AM
Hi vnkiwi,

Its for a converted ferry in WW2 so it would be a plain door with handles on right and some with handles on the left as there are double doors involved.

Regards
Title: Re: Cabin Doors
Post by: vnkiwi on January 15, 2014, 07:27:03 AM
all you really need is some handles.
The rest is just a piece of thin ply.
How about frames.
Doors on boats are proper doors usually, not the cardboard and bit of ply like house doors.
That era they would have been built from solid wood, assuming a ferry, off say the size of the old Sydney ferries or old Auckland ferries.
Something different if its a cross-channel English ferry.
Some where panelled, and some had glass upper panels.
Shouldn't be hard to makeup at 1/72nd
cheers