Anyone using 1/350 destroyers in games?

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    Green Clutch
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    I was wondering if anyone was making use of any of the 1/350th plastic kits out there to bring destroyers into the game.

    I don’t personally have the game in hand yet, so I’m not sure if they’d be too overwhelming in game, but they’d certainly make for exciting torpedo targets. At 1/350th, they might be nicely scaled down for table play.

    Anyone thinking of going this route?

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    #152273
    Dr Dave
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    They might be a bit overwhelming as you say. Though I do believe that warlord are planning on releasing one destroyer model – and perhaps some dock gates?

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    #152361
    Bill McGill
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    I have a 1/350th Flower Class corvette coming. It’s a Polish plastic kit but it is full hull, so I’m not sure yet if it will be possible to cut down to waterline.

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    #152362
    Peter Grizzell
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    I have a number of 1/350th kits (including the Polish Flower Class kit) in construction. They can all be converted to waterline models. It just takes masking tape to establish the line of cut, a Razor Saw or Jewellers Saw, a steady hand and a fair bit of patience. When cut down they are best mounted on stiff board to give the model some strength.

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    #152363
    Dr Dave
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    I think Warlord might have a 1/300th Flower class Corvette that’s waterline in the pipeline?

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    #152365
    Green Clutch
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    I could think of some cool scenarios with maybe a mine damaged destroyer being escorted back to port that’s being set upon by S-Boats, or MTBs depending on your flavor.

    Or a single destroyer escorting a group of merchants being set upon by multiple torpedo boats. Can you bait the escort out of position so other boats can move in on the convoy.

    S

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    #152366
    invisible officer
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    Well, for the nerd me 1/350 is too different in scale. Even a 66 meter VII C U-boot model would be 4 cm shorter. A Z 23 or later would be 6 cm too short. And so with all details.

    But that’s personal taste.

    A late war German Zerstörer would have too much firepower. Up to 14x 2cm, 4x 3,7 cm and 5x 15cm guns. The point cost would be enormous. No problem for the heretic me that ignores points at all but many want ballanced games.

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    #152368
    Mike
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    I’ve started building a 1/350 1936 destroyer and a friend is converting a Captain class frigate from a Buckley destroyer escort. It could be a while before we get to test them though

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    #152378
    nmcabecadas
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    Volumewise, a 1/300 model is more than 50% bigger than a 1/350, its a huge difference for larger models.

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    #152560
    Green Clutch
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    Well, I’m going to give it a shot. I’ve ordered Zvezda’s Z-17 and Showcase’s HMS Vendetta. They’re both inter-war designs, so they won’t be as hard hitting as later-war designs.

    I’ll post the results here when I get them on table.

    S

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