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Topic: Hello, I design and build American Civil War Ironclads in Paper

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3 AUG 2011 at 5:08am

CT Ertz

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I have been researching Civil War era ships for about 25 years but with the advent of the internet this has gotten more fun. A few years back I was introduced to paper models, and now I have been designing many ironclads and other boats not readily available in plastic or resin. Anyhow, a few months back I was asked if I could scale down my models from their 1/250 scale waterline size to something smaller for war gaming. I do not know what this war gaming scale would be as I have never played. So i am here doing research. Most of my models are under 10 inches when complete at 1/250 scale. I do not know what a practical o/a length would be for gaming. If you have a face book account you can check out some of my models here http://www.facebook.com...1355137947&sk=photos I also sell some at http://ecardmodels.com/....php?manufacturers_id=62 Many more are available for free download over at www.papermodelers.com in the downloads section. So any thoughts. Again, I am totally new to gaming. How small do you need these and how much detail is required? Ay suggestions would be helpful. Thanks, CT

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3 AUG 2011 at 5:30am

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  Shiny, I would like to see the process you go through to build one of these.

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4 AUG 2011 at 6:24am

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That's some pretty neat stuff!

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4 AUG 2011 at 7:36am

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Those are very cool.

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4 AUG 2011 at 9:15am

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Great looking ships! I think 1/600 and 1/1200 are the common scales. I've only played a couple of CW naval miniatures games and I'm pretty sure those used 1/600 models.

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4 AUG 2011 at 10:02am

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What type of paper do you print these on?

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8 AUG 2011 at 5:38pm

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At the 1/250 scale I use 110 pound card stock from wall mart. CT

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27 FEB 2012 at 9:59pm

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Those are very cool.



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