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by foeth
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: 1/350 HMS Hood, scratchbuild
Replies: 12
Views: 9579

Re: 1/350 HMS Hood, scratchbuild

Oh sure, I'm not in a hurry ;) It's a lot of work and I had a few other very time-consuming projects (PhD, moving and refurbishing the house and garden and such). But she's nearing completion, I guess. My second etch set should be delivered the coming weeks. Such a set takes a lot of time as well, r...
by foeth
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 52711

Re: Speed - Bismarck versus Scharnhorst/Gneisenau

I also think that would be unlikey but not for mining or torpedo damage (I wouldn't trail a vessel in such an area). I doubt you want seawater in your fuel tanks. But running at a trial depth is not uncommon. Nearly all ships have a trial draught and several service draughts during the design.
by foeth
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: 1/350 HMS Hood, scratchbuild
Replies: 12
Views: 9579

Re: 1/350 HMS Hood, scratchbuild

Hi Karl, indeed long time no post. Still discussing Bismarck? :whistle: This model started as the WEM kit, got gradually more and more scratchbuilt and is now fully so. Well, there's a WEM hull deep down. So, that's why 1/350. But my next model will be this scale as well. As far as detail is concern...
by foeth
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: 1/350 HMS Hood, scratchbuild
Replies: 12
Views: 9579

1/350 HMS Hood, scratchbuild

I have my research/lack-of-progress site here for your reading pleasure ;)

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by foeth
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Modeling parts
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Re: Modeling parts

@ Byron: There is no moderation and some members are continuously fighting over minor issues. There are many modeling fora, non of which explode on a weekly basis. It may seem nice there are some well-known modeling people frequently posting on SN, but I find the forum generally unpleasant. So, if y...
by foeth
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Modeling parts
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Re: Modeling parts

I wouldn't advise that site at all, by the way :quiet: For a general questions, I would recommended a site as modelwarships or similar. I would try John Haynes fittings here, for example . He has a separate site but I can't reach it at the moment. There's a small range of 1:100 fittings plus general...
by foeth
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Asymmetric Propellers
Replies: 6
Views: 7217

Re: Asymmetric Propellers

"producing harmonics" is something that every propeller does, though the (first) harmonic frequency is shaft rpm times number of blades and thus goes up with more blades. With an increase in blade number, the loading per blade is less and you induce lower pressure fluctuations in the far field. Stil...
by foeth
Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: White Lines on Prinz Eugen's Deck
Replies: 16
Views: 2950

Re: White Lines on Prinz Eugen's Deck

I'd love to give a reply with some intrinsic value here, but the sheer number of posts filled with conjecture, wishful thinking, or otherwise completely baseless assumptions is just too much to keep up with. I'd never thought that the way of argumentation of people trying to, say, disprove the theor...
by foeth
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: White Lines on Prinz Eugen's Deck
Replies: 16
Views: 2950

Re: White Lines on Prinz Eugen's Deck

It's Bigfoot!
by foeth
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait - Run ?
Replies: 73
Views: 9311

Re: Denmark Strait - Run ?

If Bismarck could make 30 + knots with less power available than Scharnhorst, it would have been, quite simply, miraculous. Without going into detail about Bismarck vs Scharnhorst, it is well possible for comparable ships that the heavier and longer vessel has a lower total power requirement for th...
by foeth
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait - Run ?
Replies: 73
Views: 9311

Re: Denmark Strait - Run ?

I also read that thread and I have to remark that estimating ship speed from seemingly (but actually not) comparable ships is not very accurate. Also, the Holtrop & Mennen estimator follows from the older publications and is certainly not up to speed with the more modern database and knowledge of la...
by foeth
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Two Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 10724

Re: Two Photos

Quite possibly the German Navy thought the entire war was an exercise because some bureaucrat at the head office failed to pass on the memo. That would certainly explain for the lack of flash gear and helmets during Cerberus and the Denmark Straight.
by foeth
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Two Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 10724

Re: Two Photos

I don't think Busch is making it up, I think he is mistaken about the date that's all. If I translate to that English, what you try to say is: it doesn't fit my theory so it must be wrong. That's peculiar because pictures taken days before this entry (Most likely following from a diary or log, so t...
by foeth
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Two Photos
Replies: 83
Views: 10724

Re: Two Photos

Well, I wouldn't attach such grand accolades to the notification of the white line :cool: Still, it's an interesting fact and one which I have missed for many years and iff not pointed out here it would continue to go unnoticed. It continually surprises me what information can remain hidden in photo...