Port of Call

Well, not much to say except it’s been a short winter. John built two Fletcher class destroyers in addition to 3 more Z boats. Gary has been busy building guns. Here is a picture of his new single barrel rotating stern gun.

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Seefalke ( rescue vessel ) under construction by Deryk Haole. The Seefalke has a new capture device installed at the stern and it works very well.

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German Z boats under construction by John Kort

Pacific Model Warship Club is now in building mode. On the ways are a USS Lexington Cruiser, USS Corvette, French Volta, 3 German Z boats, Seafalke recovery ship and 2 un-named US Fletcher Class Destroyers. To be built are two additional cargo vessels, one of which is the German Comet. These cargo vessels can be sunk……they will add to our non-penetratable cargo vessels and two completed barges.

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Also just completed are two island targets protected by a twin 7/32″ gun. The targets produce a large amount of smoke when hit.

In addition to the island targets and gun is a bouy system equipped with whisker valves that trigger an underwater spread of torpedos from the island target.

Both harbor islands are now equipped with stationary ships equipped with knock down targets. At a later time, these targets will also emit smoke when hit.

PMWC is moving from a ship to ship 15 minute sortie to a campaign style of game with multiple scoring categories. Games from 30 minutes to four hours are being designed to accommodate our increasing membership. 

Although the name is new, Pacific Model Warship Club founding members have enjoyed this hobby since 1986. A foundation of experience, knowledge and insight into the hobby will guide our club as we expand into other ports of call.

Members scratch build warships of WW ll era and install pneumatic systems which power the main batteries. In various scenarios, ships shoot at each other, damaging and sometimes sinking other ships.

Start at our Home Port , then explore the site for information how you can join and take part in this hobby. There are many well established sites on the internet providing more information for your enjoyment.

After exploring our site go to www.queensown.org. As of 4-1-14, QO site is up but under construction. Here you will learn more about 1:72 scale ship building, detailing, arming and fighting. Queens Own is the bedrock of 1:72 scale warship combat and big gun combat on the west coast. Founding members from this group also started western warship combat club, having a true history for over 27 years..

1:72 is the superior scale for warship combat.  Come out to the pond and see what it’s all about or call one of our admins found in the Contact Us page. See you on the pond.

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