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Old 11-18-2007, 08:33 PM
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Does anyone know of any large ship 60in.+ for a beginer.
Old 11-19-2007, 03:03 PM
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why would you want something that big they are hard to transport lot of work is invovled in make them rc if i were you id settle with somethin 20-40 inches long
Old 11-19-2007, 04:30 PM
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Because big ships can look really cool...

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Bismarck 1/72
Enterprise 1/96
Iowa Class 1/96
Heavy cruisers 1/72nd
Graf Spee 1/72nd
even if just the destroyers are 56-68 inches long... and cruisers 1/72nd
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:14 PM
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hi
it may be a pain to move back and fort but man are they cool,when i did me frist run with my 5' pt boat i ahd at least 50 people watching the hole pond stop to see this boat go it was great, this is my scatch build 5;pt boat
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_49...mpage_2/tm.htm thanks rye
Old 11-19-2007, 08:18 PM
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cool guy megge,
I'm not aware of any 'large' boat kits. I'm certainly not opposed to them, just never heard of any. You've basically got two choices, find one someone has started and got tired of, or starting one from scratch your self. It sounds intimidating, but it really isn't (within reason). I'd suggest something sort of 'simple' to start with, and something you think you'd like to be 'seen' with, sort of.
Something else to think about (not too seriously though), is that this state loves to license things!
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[Just down the road in 'Big Mac'... on the outside looking in!]
Old 11-19-2007, 09:50 PM
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The Scale shipyard could supply the hull for many of the larger models available out there.
Then it is up to you to build up the running gear, deck and superstructure.
http://scaleshipyard.com/Catalog%20Pages/hullindex.html

Some of the more modern ships have laser cut superstructures available from
http://www.homeportmodels.com/

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Old 11-20-2007, 02:00 AM
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BIG is the only way to go.....

1/144 Scale, 8 Feet and 85 Pounds!

Old 11-20-2007, 02:13 AM
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you could land planes on that thing
Old 11-20-2007, 02:12 PM
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Big is definately cool. Especially those big enough to put people in 'em. I've shared these before I think but oh well...







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Guys,

Yup, bigger is better! How about a 1/4 scale (thats 20 feet) PT boat? This guy is my hero!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:54 PM
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subsinker does that guy of a website
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Do you want to sell the aircraft carrier?
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That big certainly looks good, but is not for a beginner, as specified in the OP.  
But avoiding building, there is Graupners ARTS range, assuming that they are still doing those lines, RMS Titanic, HMS Prince of Wales and most of the others in that range are the right size.  The going rate for these is about $150, THEN ADD $150 PER FOOT LENGTH.

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