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HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: April 18, 2020, 04:17:23 PM »
                             Next project. Thought I'd start now to give me a change from pre-dreadnaughts, the 1936 version is almost complete, more to do on the 1908 version, I need a change from brass bashing.
                    I got the kit at Halifax/Huddersfield show. It's a bit special to me because that show was the first real day out after my little escapade in intensive care, funny how it changes your view of the world.
Thanks to Dave and Bob for putting up with me.
                    I opened the box at the last playday (remember them) so some of the work was started.
I don't intend to go far with it, just a bit of plastic bashing, very relaxing.
                    As you can see, it's water-lined, nothing glued except some spacers to stiffen up the hull, they're the little black blobs you can see.
                      More about the ship and the kit later, watch this space.
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2020, 04:22:19 PM »
Hi Haddock,
Looking forward to another Brookland Road Shipyard creation,
Hope your keeping well,
Cheers,
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 05:21:28 PM »
I remember the day well, and persuading you to buy it.
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 05:41:32 PM »
Cruiser or battle ship??
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 06:15:10 PM »
Very modern for you Tony - enjoy making it to your normal excellent finish -- looking forward to see it in the different stages.

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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 09:33:10 AM »
It's a heavy cruiser.

Not all that modern, it served in WW2.

I do remember trying to resist the temptation to buy but failed when you lent me the cash
cos they didn't take cards.

          The kit is a re-issue of the Trumpeter HMS Exeter with some added sprues to reflect the differences.
York is the sister ship to the Exeter. The only difference I can see at present is that the masts and
funnels are raked aft at a noticeable angle, I'm sure there'll be more when I do a bit of research.
                 The model depicts the ship in 1941 according to Trumpeter, hence the camo scheme.
           I remember Zack built Exeter about a year ago so I'll need my wits about me to avoid any
of the usual critical comments.  (Which are vey helpful)
Haddock.




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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 09:38:42 AM »
I am confident that your model will be far superior to mine.
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 09:49:50 AM »
I'll keep a close eye on this one.  I like the look of it already - as I said before, I prefer the old clunky looking things with little nooks and crannies all over than the modern sleek and streamlined things.  That said, when I eventually have a go at my first big ship, I think I'd be better off starting with summat with a bit less fiddly bits!

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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2020, 03:20:51 PM »
Start smooth and modern Wizz and move up to nooks and crannies -- but remember to have lots and lots of time to make the model !!!

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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2020, 04:41:08 PM »
Time - and the wife - is the enemy!

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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2020, 03:37:03 PM »
Some progress made. All the big stuff is dry-fitted and one or two "enhancements" done.
Masts fabricated from brass and a start made on sloshing some paint on (with gay abandon).
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2020, 04:16:15 PM »
Looking good Tony.
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2020, 03:43:35 PM »
Some progress made. All the big stuff is dry-fitted and one or two "enhancements" done.
Masts fabricated from brass and a start made on sloshing some paint on (with gay abandon).
Haddock.
Are the masts just made from brass tube of the appropriate diameter and soldered together?  Apologies if you've already covered this (I'm sure you have) but how do you secure them below deck?   

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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2020, 03:59:22 PM »
Just brass tube soldered together.
Held in place by what my grandad used to call " a thing on purpose".
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Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2020, 04:08:21 PM »
Just brass tube soldered together.
Held in place by what my grandad used to call " a thing on purpose".
Haddock.
Here's a thing on purpose.
Haddock.