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Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:38 am
by Hilux5972
Hello again all.

Just wondering can anyone tell me how deep the black waterline stripe should be? The one on the magazine seems too thin to me.

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:02 pm
by builder
Read your PM, cause this information is not allowed on the forum.
Mark has warned me once you know :lol:

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:31 pm
by maximus2012
Cant really help you there, I made mine 10mm high. By the way I will not use the draft marks, during wartime the where painted over so that spies from a distance could not find out easy if the ship is full with fuel and supplies ready for a sortie. I know it looks nice.

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:48 pm
by zeptrader
Measure 45mm from the base of the ship, and then measure 2 and half mm above and below that line, making the band 5mm.

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:41 pm
by builder
But, if youI have a loke at this picture from Thomas Schmid: http://3dhistory.de/wordpress/3d-models/hms-hood
I think the height is 7 feet, am I right or wrong?
7 ft X 304,8 mm = 2133,6 mm/200 = 10,7 mm.
Comments please?

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:47 pm
by zeptrader
Im not interested about what Thomas' picture shows, Im just passing on the info asked for, and also unless your a 'rivet counter' know-one will every notice. :D

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:22 pm
by builder
Maby I am zeptrader, but even the pics on hmshood.com are showing the same sizes.

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:41 pm
by zeptrader
you telling me you can tell the size of a black band by just looking at a picture..ha, ok mate.. :laughing-rolling:

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:36 pm
by builder
Just take a look at your own blog,.
In one of that films you can see where the waterline starts, just below that main armour belt.
And if you look for the right picture on hmshood.com you can see the marks on the black waterline.
There you can read approximately 7½ feet.
Which makes it:
7½ X 304.8mm = 2286mm
2286 / 200 = 11,43mm
Maby Im wrong but give me at least a chance to ecxplane and a serious comment.

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:35 am
by Hilux5972
I think your. Infusing me with someone else Builder. I don't have a blog. Thanks for the info everyone.

Re: Issue 137 Black waterline stripe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:43 am
by builder
No, I meant zeptrader’s blog.