Digital Navy's BB-3 Oregon, 1:250

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by murban, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Michael this ship is awesome :!: Are the laser cut rails 1/250 scale or 1/200. Also do they take and hold the bends well? They look great :!: I was wondering where you were with this ship. It still reminds me of the scene in the movie "The wind and the lion" where the US Marines landed to capture the capital city of Morocco. They disembarked from the "Great white fleet", in the backround you can see ships similar to yours. Anyways great build :!:
  2. Leif Oh

    Leif Oh Member

    I think I've said it before, and I'll say it again - this is "picture of the week" quality, if I ever saw one. Love the deep golden tones of the superstructure, contrasted to the red of the hull. And what a flawless build! - Leif
  3. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Michael

    I think Leif and Ted have said it all, amazing work

    The rails turned out better than I thought they would, one to be looked into for future builds I think

    Thanks again

  4. Maurice

    Maurice Member


    Excellent ... of course. :D
    Do you know the thickness of the paper used for the railings and the width of the rails please.

  5. murban

    murban Member

    Hello friends,

    thank you for your kind words.

    The paper railing is 1:250 and comes in 2-rail and 3-rail variety. There are different colors available as well as railing 1:200.

    The link is:

    1:200 railing from another manufacturer is also available from the SPI shop or GPM.

    "Technical data":

    Height: 4.4 mm
    Space between stanchions: 6mm
    Handrail thickness: 0,45 mm
    other rails thickness: 0,3 mm

    best regards,
  6. Corporal_Trim

    Corporal_Trim Member

    Looks wonderful, Michael. The railing turned out just great. 8) If not the exact equal of photoetch, plenty close enough not to quibble about it; not to mention it's much more in the spirit of paper modeling.
  7. murban

    murban Member

    Hello friends,

    today I finished the rigging. Doing it realistically was quite a challenge - about each photo I have of the original shows slightly different rigging - so I decided to an "average" of what I have seen on the images.

    To me it looks ok...
  8. murban

    murban Member

    all that is left now are the last four boats. Maybe I can get it done on Sunday...

    best regards,
  9. DN

    DN Member

  10. jcrespo

    jcrespo Member

    There's not much left to say that hasn't already been said. Nevertheless, let me add my two cents worth: superb build and great thread with super photos. Thanks for sharing all of your efforts.

  11. murban

    murban Member

    Dear friends,

    the "Oregon" is now finished. You can find the final photos here:

    As I am a bit proud of finishing my first larger model, I took the freedom to enter it into the large ship model competition.

    For me it was fun to build and I learned a lot while doing so - thanks for all the tips you gave me over the time.

    It was fun sharing this build with you and I am already looking forward seeing you again during our "3 model Victory chaos" on

    thanks again for all your encouragement and thank you Roman from Digital Navy for this superb model - there was only one single part that didn't fit right - and that was my fault! Truly a great job and I can recommend Romans models to everyone with a passion for expertly designed models and a little patience.

    best regards,
  12. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Most excellent work, Michael! :D

    The laser cut paper railings (still can't believe it's paper!) looks very good! Quite a nice alternative to the shoddy painted strings I've used and a bit different from the photo-etched type.

    Superb job of it, my friend, and looking forward to your next project! :wink:


  13. lrjanzen

    lrjanzen Member

    Is there a secret to getting the images to show?
  14. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

  15. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    edit I goofed sorry.
  16. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    read CAREFULLY the links i posted

    that should clear up the confusion as to no pictures

  17. busyguy

    busyguy Member

    Help on USS Oregon

    Hi, about two years ago when Murban did this truly excellent model of Digital Navy's USS Oregon, their was a thread on a different 6 inch gun that he got from Roman. At the time I asked for, and received, a copy of the file. Unfortunately I was unable to work on my model until now, but have since lost the file. Can anyone help?

    Thank you.

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