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tassie48

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IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« on: March 27, 2010, 12:08:49 am »

Hi guys have just scaled up the AKAGI ww2 Japanese aircraft carrier of Pearl Harbor and Midway sea battles fame in 1/48 scale good old quater inch to the foot scale to go with my other Japanese warships she comes out at 5432mm or 17 feet 8 inch in the  old scale being doing some research on her and will build her on the day of the Midway battles her last day in operation.
Water ballast of course with transfer pumps and trimming pumps fitted to keep her level have to drop her 182 mm into the water.Twenty channel radio gear using splitters to get the extra channels i  build her years ago with the famous three flight decks in 1/72 scale this one is the single flight deck as 4th June 1942.Hope to have her build in two years and operational since i am semi retired due to injury the hull will be one of the focal point due to its strength for water ballast a plumbing nightmare should make the tug boat boys with some thing to tow around as well hope to show her build here in progress photos and you tube video and tons of still photos so watch this space tassie48.
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The Antipodean

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Re: IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 12:11:35 am »

At that size why would you need a remote?

I could imagine you chugging that around a very large pond.

Ian.
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snowwolflair

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Re: IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 01:37:30 am »

This brings a whole new meaning to "a man with a plan" :-))
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Re: IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 09:40:19 am »

Why not go the whole hog and make her a manned model? Where are you in the world ?
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Re: IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 11:43:36 am »

Come on arrow5, with a name like Tassie where do you think he comes from cobber ?
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tassie48

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Re: IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 09:42:16 pm »

tassie48 Tasmanian 48 scale modeller built a manned ship for a training school and love the radio control action any size and scale but 48 is it tassie48.
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DARLEK1

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 10:09:37 am »

Hi Tassie, any chance of seeing any pictures of your stuff? I used to be mainly 1/96th but, am going into 1/48th big time at the moment.
 Paul...
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tassie48

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Re: IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2010, 10:50:33 am »

Paul hi email me or pm me and i will dig some photos out have vast 37 years of experience really like the look of the jap ships lots of ww2 USN as well still trying to get the photos on here 1/48 the only way to sail haha tassie48
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2010, 11:47:04 am »

Come on arrow5, with a name like Tassie where do you think he comes from cobber ?
Dickie, I thought he might be my old seaplane mucker Roy Tassle but last I heard he was in Ireland. We need picture Tassie.
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Martin13

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2010, 12:12:17 pm »

Tassie48,

Are you the gent that sometimes visits Surrey Park Model Boat club in Victoria ;) ;)

Martin doon under
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tassie48

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Re: IJN AKAGI ww2 Japanese carrier 1/48 17 foot model
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2010, 10:12:43 pm »

Martin doon under have sailed there a few times have model will travel sail with a few guys that do not mind the odd Jap ship sailing with them a lot of clubs turn their nose up at me still the big picture is still ok and I like the Jap warships for style and armament tassie48.
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