Started by seadude, January 01, 2022, 07:39:53 AM
Quote from: Old Wombat on January 01, 2022, 09:43:44 AMFor the name of the US version you could use Katze (Ger: cat) or Terrier (they both hunt rats (Ratte)).I don't like the sound of that. I don't want to use any German sounding names.I have no idea of the size of that turret in 1/72 but a quick (& possibly erroneous) calculation indicates a width of about 7.17", which is about the same as the length of a 1/35 MBT (Merkava, Challenger, Abrams).The Missouri turret is 403 mm long. That's almost 16" inches from barrel tip to the back of the turret. I'm thinking that the turret housing and the barrels will be about 50/50. 7-8" length for one, and about 7-8" inches length for the other. I'm guessing at least a 1/35 scale tank chassis is going to be needed. I've got three 1/35 scale Dragon T28 Super Heavy Tank kits at home to rob parts from. 1/72 scale tanks aren't going to cut it! Unless you use multiples, say 4 x M26 Pershings minus turrets, which would be replaced with a "hull" for mounting the gun, but even that may not be big enough.You may need to go to 1/48 scale M26's or even up to 1/35, where smaller tanks, like the M24 Chaffee, may suffice, but you're definitely going to need at least 3 tanks, although 4 is more likely.Colours & decals will depend on which service is manning it. Army? Navy?Possibly Marine Corps instead.Army: overall OD with typical unit markings for an armoured division in (Patton's) Third Army.Navy: battleship grey or disruptive pattern with hull numbers & name across the stern.
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on January 03, 2022, 10:30:57 AMWhy only one turret? From Stan Mott's History of Tanks.
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