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1/200 Big MO
uspsjuan
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 05:37 PM UTC
Not sure where to place the boot stripe. I know it represents the waterline , but how far up from the keel is it? If you can help , please respond in actual dimensions ( 1.5 inches etc.) I've looked and looked for this info. Guess I'm not looking in the right places . Any help would be nice. Thanks
Bravo310
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 07:57 PM UTC
According to my E-Book from The Floating Drydock, the waterline is 34'7 1/4". In 1/200 scale it comes out to 2 1/16". The e-book has a pic of Iowa during WW2 and the top of the waterline is at the 36" draft number at the bow. The e-book also states that the boot topping was 4' tall. Hope this is of some help to you.
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 08:02 PM UTC
Forgot to add that if the top of the boot topping is 36", in 1/200 scale it would be 2 3/16" from bottom of hull.. If the bottom is at 32', it would be 1 15/16" from bottom of hull. Not sure how correct the height of the kit is as it appears the boot topping kinda sits a little high. Maybe more knowledgeable persons will chime in.
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 03:53 AM UTC
That helps tremendously ! At least now I have something to work with. Thank you sir
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:16 PM UTC
Did not realize until now that I kept typing 36" instead of 36' as I should have. Sorry about that.