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by rtwpsom2
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: "Graf Spee" Album
Replies: 38
Views: 10963

Re: "Graf Spee" Album

Judging by the captions, I think they just copied the images and captions from maritimequest.com

http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_di ... f_spee.htm
by rtwpsom2
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

It's not like that, I encourage everyone to point out errors, I want this to be the most accurate model it can be, so feel free to point them out.
by rtwpsom2
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

The stowage bins were for barrel cleaning rods, and they will be there by the time it is finished, just one of the details like vents and electrical boxes that have not been added yet. Cesar had it's barrel cleaning kit mounted on the deck just aft of Cesar turret, while Anton and Bruno had theirs m...
by rtwpsom2
Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck/Tirpitz Plans and Drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 51876

Re:

See Tirpitz source plans here: http://www.bestshipmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=51 These are the koop/schmolke drawings, which have a few accuracy issues to begin with, but the guy who owns this website is selling scans of them without permission. He is selling the...
by rtwpsom2
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

I realized I haven't shown you guys a complete view of the ship yet, and for that I apologize, since you have been so supportive. Here is a render I did today.

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by rtwpsom2
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

After some thought the only answer I can give is "somewhat when it is at sea." In a situation where the only thing affecting the smoke is the breeze from front to back as the ship runs full speed straight into the wind, yes I think that would obscure their vision. But in a situation where there is a...
by rtwpsom2
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

And last of all come the 280mm's. I haven't added a lot of fitting details around the bases yet, that will come later and be part of the hull subassembly. Here we see Anton: http://www.tankwerkz.com/Scharnhorst/images/s122.jpg http://www.tankwerkz.com/Scharnhorst/images/s123.jpg And Bruno: http://ww...
by rtwpsom2
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

Next is the 105mm's. There are two variants, with only very minor differences. The forward-most pair have a cylinder on top of the left gun cover, not sure what it is for. http://www.tankwerkz.com/Scharnhorst/images/s104.jpg http://www.tankwerkz.com/Scharnhorst/images/s105.jpg The other five 105's d...
by rtwpsom2
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

Next installment is of the completed weapons systems. The only one I don't have included in this set is the naval quad 2cm, because it is not done yet (or even started). The army quad 2cm flakvierling is done and included below. Starting from smallest to largest, is the single 2cm: http://www.tankwe...
by rtwpsom2
Fri May 29, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4668

Re: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos

It was my understanding that these were meant to keep the rear of the hull from being pushed up against a quay, thereby reducing the risk of damage to the propeller. The cables that held it in place never went below the water.
by rtwpsom2
Wed May 27, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Scharnhorst questions

For the record, the image above was from this website: http://forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/index.php/topic,7715.30.html . Let it not be said I do not give credit where it is due. Other pictures of the event which Antonio described are also available. Look through the rest of the thread for a ton of gre...
by rtwpsom2
Tue May 26, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Scharnhorst questions

Thanks again, Antonio. This was very precise!!
by rtwpsom2
Tue May 26, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Scharnhorst
Replies: 43
Views: 68850

Re: A ship history : Scharnhorst

Thanks Antonio!!!
by rtwpsom2
Tue May 26, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scharnhorst questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Scharnhorst questions

Well, I can't find it again, so I will post it myself, but if anyone else can find a link, let me know, because I don't like stealing others thunder.
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by rtwpsom2
Mon May 25, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Scharnhorst in 3D
Replies: 58
Views: 29804

Re: Scharnhorst in 3D

Yes, there will come a day that I will say "IT IS DONE." And there will be much rejoicing and celebrating throughout the land. And there will be sacrifices and burnt offerings, and multitudes will gather and ... oh never mind, but it will be done, and soon.