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« on: September 28, 2006, 08:36:44 PM »

can someone tell me the width of 1/96 scale planking please?

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Re: planking
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006, 09:31:39 PM »

1.5mm stock would be suitable to represent 6" wide deck planks. For 4" use 1mm. Very narrow and fiddly work , too fiddly for me lol

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Re: planking
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006, 11:31:22 PM »

I use 1/16" obechi for deck planks in 1:96 scale. I take about 12 at a time, lay them on black insulating tape, then separate them with a sharp blade. They can then be glued down, scrapped, sanded and varnished. Then, hey presto - caulked decks.

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006, 11:50:51 PM »

I use 1/16" obechi for deck planks in 1:96 scale. I take about 12 at a time, lay them on black insulating tape, then separate them with a sharp blade. They can then be glued down, scrapped, sanded and varnished. Then, hey presto - caulked decks.

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I think I have heard all this before. ;D ;D
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Re: planking
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2006, 12:19:18 AM »

Maybe you have, but there might be someone out there that hasn't!
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Re: planking
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006, 12:35:08 AM »

rick f, where did you learn how to do that, I know where I did, I was not being sarcastic about your post , hence the grins
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Re: planking
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2006, 12:53:59 AM »

That's OK Ron. Probably read it in one of Brian King's books.
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Re: planking
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2006, 06:34:48 AM »

can someone tell me the width of 1/96 scale planking please?
chromedome

Simplest way to convert real inches to any scale is to first multiply by 25 (approx mm to an inch) then divide by the scale you are working in. This has to be simple 'cos I aint no mathematician!  :D

So as Davie says, a 6" wide real plank x 25 = 150mm divided by 96 (scale) = 1.56mm (yep too fiddly for me as well!!)

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Re: planking
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2006, 09:24:06 AM »

Why the need to convert from Imperial to metric, when all "modellling" wood - at least in my local shops - is sold in fractions of an inch?  One of the many (often useless) things fixed immovably in my mind is that 12 inches is 1/8" at 1:96 scale. So a six-inch plank is 1/16".

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2006, 09:30:20 AM »

Rick, I appreciate that, but 1/96th (1/8th scale) was only one specified suggested scale - the conversion works (thankfully  ;D ) on any and all measurements (not just for planks!) and for any and all scales you may conceivably be using - 1/144th, 1/167th, 1/3600th, 1/6789th et all....   ;D  ;D
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Re: planking
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2006, 09:34:38 AM »

thankyou all....what i was thinking of doing was to scribe lines with a scaple ,into humbrol 121 cream.I dont think i am good enough to plank a warship in 1/96 scale ...afraid of not getting it quite right.


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Re: planking
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2006, 09:45:51 AM »


Chromedome, just what i was thinkin of doing... although you could also probably get some runny black into the lines if you wanted to and then either wipe it off or maybe dry brush across them with your cream.
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Re: planking
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2006, 12:35:15 PM »

Can you not get a transfer or the signwriting shop to cut the strips on the computer...



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Re: planking
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2006, 01:05:24 PM »

This is how I do it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2006, 04:12:01 PM »


Very nice Ron....!! :)
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Re: planking
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2006, 08:28:29 PM »

Hi Ambernblu,

You are quite right, of course, but being a BOF who started modeling in the days of cubits, ells and rods, poles and perches I do tend to disregard any scale that is not easily divisible under Imperial measurements - 1:96, 1:72, 1:48 or 1:32. I have to confess though to a long association with 00 gauge railways at the unbelievable "illigitimate" scale of 4mm:1 foot!

As regards wooden decking, nothing that is painted and/or scribed looks as good as real wood in 1:96 or bigger.

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2006, 09:25:10 PM »

Rick

As for the decking in real wood, I can honestly say, yep, nothing can beat it for sheer authentic looks - and I would certainly applaud the skills of the modelmaker who can reproduce it in such small a scale! However, as much as I would love to have a go... its probably gonna have to await a future model - larger than 1/96th - before I attempt it - and I quite fancy the 1/48th Deans Medea or dare I say that huge Komet!

Not being a mathematician, my scale 'calculator' came in most handy when producing masters of actual warships - getting the 'balance' correct on a one inch long HMS Exeter was just as important to me - it had to look as near correct as I could make it before it went into the casting process and on sale to the public!  :o

I am also still a keen 4mm:1 foot (sorry -1/76th - OO gauge!) railway modeller - but will quite happily have N gauge (2mm: 1 foot) sheep chewing grass on a distant hillside topped with N gauge fir trees, if it suits the perspective I wish to achieve!  :D

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Re: planking
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2006, 12:17:20 PM »

I never thought I would say this,but i wish I was "planker"!! ;)

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Re: planking
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2006, 12:23:02 PM »

Chromedome,

I thought it was spelt with a W... ;D ;D



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Re: planking
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2006, 11:35:32 AM »

I was given al load of bits and pieces from a modeller who died recently. In amongst it were small pieces as in the photos - dont know if you can still get this stuff. The 'planks' are approx 2mm wide.

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Re: planking
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2006, 12:22:20 PM »

Brian,

My planks are 6mm wide and the boat is 1900mm LOA., is that the correct sized planking on the deck, for a model that length...



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Re: planking
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2006, 12:31:09 PM »


Roy, It surely still depends to which scale your boat is built in....
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Re: planking
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2006, 12:33:45 PM »

The scale is 1/29
does that help, maths and myself do not get on..



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Re: planking
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2006, 12:50:46 PM »


About 7"or 174mm
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Re: planking
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2006, 12:54:10 PM »

DICKYD,

Are you referring to the planks used for your coffin, 7" the beam is only 12", would not be much of a plank job with two planks cut down at that... ;D ;D




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