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GG

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Mongrel Destroyer
« on: March 02, 2014, 02:26:52 PM »

The latest model proved to have a few different challenges.  A publisher wanted a model plan that would be able to be built from the plan or by using a "wood pack" containing precut parts. As the publication was not to be just targetted at people who build model boats, something with wide appeal was needed.
In the end a destroyer was selected which might not have been the obvious choice to make. But, the destroyer is a type of warship that is easily recognised by people and it also fitted in with the theme of the publication.  Also, the model was not based on a specific vessel but could be modified to represent any of the single funnel types built for the Royal Navy during WW2.  This might attract people with personal/family associations with any of these vessels.
The resulting model is about 35 inches (89 cm) long with an operating weight of 5/6 pounds (2 kg).  Knowing that some people (through ignorance or bad advice) would overpower their model, the prototype was fitted with an RE540 motor and six cell battery pack.  Using a two bladed racing type propeller, the model is much too fast no matter what your definition of "scale speeds" might be, but it was safe.  Using a finer pitch three bladed propeller produced a lower but still exciting top speed that most people ought to be happy with (well, assuming they can avoid hitting things).
As I said, it was a challenge, the hardest thing was ensuring that the parts for laser cutting would fit together correctly, but the final result looks the part of a dashing wartime destroyer.
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Re: Mongrel Destroyer
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 02:30:17 PM »

Very nice as usual Glynn    :-)) :-))
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Re: Mongrel Destroyer
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 10:03:12 PM »

I like the plating, it does add much depth to the over all look of the model.
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Re: Mongrel Destroyer
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 12:39:30 PM »

another great model Glynn.  Where and when will it be published.
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Re: Mongrel Destroyer
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 09:54:44 AM »

Boatguy66,
                 The model was built for a UK publilisher and is planned to be be out in late summer/fall.
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Re: Mongrel Destroyer
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 12:42:52 PM »

Thanks for the response Glynn  Is this the same  publisher that you normally appear in?  Thanks again Garey
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