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Title: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock 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.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on April 18, 2020, 04:22:19 PM
Hi Haddock,
Looking forward to another Brookland Road Shipyard creation,
Hope your keeping well,
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on April 18, 2020, 05:21:28 PM
I remember the day well, and persuading you to buy it.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: councilman on April 18, 2020, 05:41:32 PM
Cruiser or battle ship??
Andy.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: MSea 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.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock 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.



Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on April 19, 2020, 09:38:42 AM
I am confident that your model will be far superior to mine.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Wizzel 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!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: MSea 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 !!!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Wizzel on April 20, 2020, 04:41:08 PM
Time - and the wife - is the enemy!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock 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).
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: chriswil42 on April 27, 2020, 04:16:15 PM
Looking good Tony.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Wizzel 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?   
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock 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".
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock 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.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on April 29, 2020, 05:57:02 AM
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.

Hi Haddock,
Have you a picture of your 'a thing on purpose' in use and holding the parts?
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on April 29, 2020, 01:47:13 PM
Here's a picture of the thing on purpose in use holding the mast in place.

Then there's a picture of some paint sloshed on the starboard side.

Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on April 29, 2020, 01:57:46 PM
That's hardly sloshing.

Anyhow, isn't it a thing of purpose?
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on April 29, 2020, 04:47:42 PM
That's hardly sloshing.

Anyhow, isn't it a thing of purpose?
Thing on purpose 'cos I did it on purpose.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on April 29, 2020, 04:52:15 PM
Port side done.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on April 29, 2020, 05:39:00 PM
That's hardly sloshing.

Anyhow, isn't it a thing of purpose?
Thing on purpose 'cos I did it on purpose.
But it has a purpose too!
More gay abandon with the airbrush I see.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on April 29, 2020, 08:19:15 PM
Here's a picture of the thing on purpose in use holding the mast in place.

Then there's a picture of some paint sloshed on the starboard side.

Haddock.

Hi Haddock,
Thankyou.
That picture is worth a thousand words. ( has somebody else used that??)
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: chriswil42 on April 30, 2020, 01:45:20 PM
Paintwork looks good.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: councilman on May 01, 2020, 01:38:56 PM
Its like watching a real shipyard.
Nice work.
Andy.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on May 01, 2020, 09:04:02 PM
Its like watching a real shipyard.
Nice work.
Andy.

Hi Andy,
Be careful, you might be akin to a train spotter if your not careful.
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Kiteman on May 02, 2020, 10:59:12 AM
sloshing as always, looking most excellent.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 07, 2020, 12:00:31 PM
Progress to date after yards of masking tape.
I'm starting to think how to rig the thing, I can't find any
pictures that are helpful.
The masts are very tall and slender so would have been well supported.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on May 07, 2020, 01:24:33 PM
Nice camouflage scheme, well done on the paint job.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: MSea on May 07, 2020, 02:44:18 PM
Looking great as always
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: chriswil42 on May 07, 2020, 02:52:50 PM
Yes nice camouflage scheme.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Kiteman on May 07, 2020, 06:04:01 PM
Absolutely wicked!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on May 07, 2020, 08:38:36 PM
Well Done H,
Another super lesson in the art of model ship building (and painting).
Waiting for the finale'
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: councilman on May 09, 2020, 05:54:18 PM
Yes Great paint job.
Andy.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 11, 2020, 04:21:03 PM
             Bit more progress folks, not much to say really, the bridge area was a pig,
I think the bloke who designed the plastic wasn't on speaking terms with the
bloke that designed the brass, some of it was out by a country mile so this is my
best effort, fortunately, because of the colour, most of it is disguised.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: MSea on May 11, 2020, 04:23:34 PM
As a ex marine engineer will not make any comments about the bridge and pigs !!!!!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 11, 2020, 04:27:18 PM
As a ex marine engineer will not make any comments about the bridge and pigs !!!!!
Bad luck to say "pigs" we had to call 'em "grunters".
Haddock
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 11, 2020, 04:29:20 PM
Still thinking about the rigging, just found this.
It must be an early picture, look at the A/C on the catapult.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Kiteman on May 11, 2020, 05:14:18 PM
Youll have fun with that lot:
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: kiwichappers on May 12, 2020, 11:10:31 AM
Very impressive work here Mr. Haddock. By 1941 wouldn't she have been carrying a Walrus rather than the Fairey III/Seafox shown in the picture?
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Wizzel on May 12, 2020, 11:29:25 AM
Blimey, must have taken a big spider to weave that lot!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 12, 2020, 12:03:45 PM
Very impressive work here Mr. Haddock. By 1941 wouldn't she have been carrying a Walrus rather than the Fairey III/Seafox shown in the picture?
Yes.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Red Lancer on May 12, 2020, 07:12:57 PM
Good Luck! No doubt it will end up as the usual masterpiece.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: cph64 on May 15, 2020, 11:59:47 AM
Seafoxes were in service until 1943 so it depends on the time frame for the model. Another great model.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 15, 2020, 12:58:44 PM
There's a Walrus supplied in the kit.
The picture was just to show some rigging which could have changed by the 1940's
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on May 15, 2020, 01:22:12 PM
There's a Walrus supplied in the kit.
The picture was just to show some rigging which could have changed by the 1940's
Haddock.
You know that it is always a minefield, refits, work at sea and so on. Best guess usually works. If It Looks Right It, Probably is.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 15, 2020, 04:54:00 PM
And who's to know if it isn't.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on May 15, 2020, 08:41:21 PM
And who's to know if it isn't.
Haddock.

Hi Haddock,
As Col.Tony would say 'TLAR' (That looks about right).
And all your models exude that, in staves.
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: chriswil42 on May 16, 2020, 01:32:27 PM
And who's to know if it isn't.
Haddock.

I agree.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on May 17, 2020, 08:26:38 PM
And who's to know if it isn't.
Haddock.

Hi Haddock,
It does not matter a jot.
If the finished article fits your mind's eye of how it probably looked, then that is good enough.
It is your model, your interpretation, end.
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 20, 2020, 03:53:53 PM
         Bit more progress. Some railings added, bit and bobs of rigging
added, more to go on yet.
          It's difficult to get a decent picture. If I move far enough
away to get the whole thing in shot, you can't see much 'cos of
the scale.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: MSea on May 20, 2020, 04:26:08 PM
Excellent rigging
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 20, 2020, 04:41:04 PM
Ta!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on May 20, 2020, 05:39:25 PM
Looks good to me.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: chriswil42 on May 21, 2020, 02:54:59 PM
A master of rigging Tony. Hats off to you.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: cph64 on May 21, 2020, 04:43:12 PM
Great work (again), well done.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 22, 2020, 08:06:15 AM
                            Thanks for your kind comments chaps.
                 I always breath a sigh of relief when rigging is complete. What with shaky hands and
poor eyesight, the potential for disaster looms large.
        Lots of small detail to add yet.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on May 22, 2020, 08:32:07 AM
Looking good, as always.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on May 22, 2020, 09:30:40 AM
Hi Haddock,
Some excellent work, in a word breathtaking.
Hope to see it close up on the club table when we can get back.
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 22, 2020, 04:03:53 PM
Davits and ships boats added.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: chriswil42 on May 23, 2020, 01:21:06 PM
Looking excellent!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on May 23, 2020, 06:47:30 PM
Looking excellent!

Fully Agree.
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 24, 2020, 05:17:14 PM
Anchor chains and foredeck railings added.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bob C on May 25, 2020, 11:54:13 AM
Looks really good, I still canít understand how can do all the rigging itís amazing.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on May 25, 2020, 03:48:16 PM
Looks really good, I still canít understand how can do all the rigging itís amazing.

Bob, you have to be in Haddock's Magic Circle to understand.
I'm always amazed at the delicate finish.
One day, I aspire to come 'somewhere' near Haddock's attention to detail, and the engineering skills to match.
I only have to live another 99 years...ÖÖ.
Cheers,
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 25, 2020, 04:29:30 PM
rhubarb!
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on May 25, 2020, 04:32:09 PM
Quarterdeck railings added.
I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on May 25, 2020, 05:35:06 PM
rhubarb!
Just had some for me tea, home grown, very nice it was too.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: councilman on May 25, 2020, 06:09:10 PM
Like it,
you've got the railings bang on.
Andy.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Red Lancer on May 28, 2020, 08:15:11 PM
Looks really good, I still canít understand how can do all the rigging itís amazing.
I agree Bob
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on July 01, 2020, 06:36:26 AM
Till it's mounted on a base, I have to call this complete.
There is a Walrus to fit but it's a horrible thing so you'll
have to imagine it's out on patrol.
Haddock.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: zak on July 01, 2020, 07:45:11 AM
Super modelling, as always.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: MSea on July 01, 2020, 08:00:19 AM
Another excellent addition to the Haddock Navy - when does it sail ???
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: chriswil42 on July 01, 2020, 03:51:53 PM
Looking excellent Tony.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Bigkev on July 01, 2020, 09:09:17 PM
Till it's mounted on a base, I have to call this complete.
There is a Walrus to fit but it's a horrible thing so you'll
have to imagine it's out on patrol.
Haddock.

Hi Haddock,
Re - the Walrus, it was rather ugly and ungainly, but I'm sure your 'touch' would work wonders.
The rest of the build, Superb.
Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: cph64 on July 02, 2020, 08:05:09 AM
I'm awestruck yet again, another fantastic model.
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Haddock on July 02, 2020, 08:33:21 AM
Till it's mounted on a base, I have to call this complete.
There is a Walrus to fit but it's a horrible thing so you'll
have to imagine it's out on patrol.
Haddock.

Hi Haddock,
Re - the Walrus, it was rather ugly and ungainly, but I'm sure your 'touch' would work wonders.
The rest of the build, Superb.

The walrus is moulded in clear plastic which is very brittle and difficult to see.
The interplane struts are solid sheets, etched brass would be better but not supplied.
L'Arsenal do a resin and brass version in 1:350 but non on stock at present.
I will need one for HMS Kent. There could be a few Walrus out on patrol.
Haddock.


Bigkev
Title: Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
Post by: Red Lancer on July 02, 2020, 11:06:40 AM
More magic!