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Modelling Projects / Re: SMS VIRIBUS UNITIS IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: September 09, 2021, 04:11:34 PM »
                                               DISASTER.

                     Reaching over to close the window so's the windowcleaner could do his stuff, I caught
 the mast with my sleeve, should have known better. You can see the result.

                     Not to panic, I've drilled a 0.85mm hole, fair as a flower up the middle of each piece,
inserted a 0.8mm X 8mm long brass pin and secured with Revell Contacter, a bit of pressure gave
a good bead of glue around the joint. I'll leave it overnight to cure and clean the joint up in the
morning. Should be fine.

Phew!
Haddock

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Modelling Projects / Re: SMS VIRIBUS UNITIS IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: September 09, 2021, 01:27:07 PM »
Thankyou kind sir. It's the thoughts of wasting my money if it goes wrong that spurs me on.

                  Painted and stuck together, not finished by a long way but enough done to attach to the deck and fit the mast (both temporary of course) and plan the layout of the rigging.

Haddock

lousy pics again.

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Modelling Projects / Re: SMS VIRIBUS UNITIS IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: September 09, 2021, 08:41:22 AM »
Slow progress folks. This is where the time goes.

                            I've included a couple of pictures of the instruction sheet which should help with the explanation of some of the problems.
I need to build the bridge structure so I can put it in place to determine where the rigging will land on the deck without
 colliding with anything, in particular, the bridge wings.

                        First problem is, the etched brass doesn't fit thr plastic, this is quite normal for Trumpeter and I know it's going to happen,
it just depends how bad it is.

                    In this instance, the wheelhouse brass (PE A29) is too long for the plastic.
My solution is to add microstrip all the way around it's associated deck (G23) to increase the overall size by 0.5mm. In hindsite
1mm would have made the job a little easier.

                            The same problem arises with the compass platform (G9) and it's mating brass (PE A3). I've used the same solution.

By now you must be getting bored.

                         All the heights are wrong, not by much, but enough to make the whole lot "drunk". Ive chopped lumps off and added shims of varing thicknesses to improve the looks.

                    Finally, there's a stairway (PE A14) that connects the bottom level to the wheelhouse deck. After many dry runs, I decided it just wouldn't fit so I've use some artistic licence, microstrip and the spares box to create something I can actually put together.
 
                   If your still with me, well done!!

                         The pictures hopefully speak for themselves. If it's grey, it's plastic, if it's white, it's a plasticard shim, if it looks like brass, it is brass, if there's any red spots, that's my blood.
Haddock.

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Modelling Projects / Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« on: September 06, 2021, 08:05:59 AM »
Man wth a big heart.

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Modelling Projects / Re: 1/35 mine with narrow gauge railway.
« on: September 05, 2021, 02:22:30 PM »
Heart like a dustbin lid!!

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Modelling Projects / Re: SMS VIRIBUS UNITIS IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: September 03, 2021, 04:29:16 PM »
Got some paint sloshed on the hull, also secondary armament fitted.
Yes, the boot topping is pink and historically correct according to the experts.
Haddock.

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Modelling Projects / Re: SMS VIRIBUS UNITIS IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: September 01, 2021, 02:41:08 PM »
Thanks chaps.
More stuff.

3.  Just a general view of the main deck, not much fixed in place, just a dryfit.

4.  Then the start of the masts. There's some nice detail moulded into the plastic which I didn't think
 I could replicate in brass so I decided to graft brass topmasts in place, a bit of crafty cutting and
drilling did the job. The topmasts taper from 1.4 mm down to 0.6 mm, great stuff this Albion Alloys
tube.

5.  Then the foremast, the mainmast is more or less the same except for height. The crows nest is supplied
in etched brass, it looks like a parrots cage so what you see is my version which looks more
like the those in the old photo's.

6.  Funnels and boat handling cranes.

7.  A searchlight platform.

8.  Ships boats.

9.  Main armament.

Haddock.




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Modelling Projects / Re: Romans
« on: September 01, 2021, 02:26:52 PM »
Very bloodthirsty!!

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Modelling Projects / SMS VIRIBUS UNITIS IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: September 01, 2021, 01:25:42 PM »
Latest project, started a week or so ago.
The pictures probably speak for themselves.
More to come shortly.
Haddock.

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General Discussion / THE TEGETTHOFF CLASS OF BATTLESHIP.
« on: August 29, 2021, 09:26:28 AM »
The Tegetthoff class of ship were four Dreadnaught type of ships built for the Austro-Hungarian navy.

Armed with twelve twelve inch guns in four tripple turrets, a lenght of five hundred feet, a displacement of twenty thousand tons and a speed of twenty knots, these were powerfull ships, as powerfull as any other at the time.
They were :-

SMS Viribus Unitis.  Commissioned Oct 1912, sunk by frogmen in 1918.

SMS Tegtthoff.  commisioned July 1913, scrapped in 1924.

SMS Prinz Eugen.  Commisioned July 1914, sunk as a target ship in 1922'

SMS Szent Istvan. Commisioned Dec 1915, sunk by an Italian toepedoe boat in1918.
There is a video of the sinking on U-tube, taken from another ship in the class, the only film of the sinking of a Battleship till that
of HMS Barham in WW2.

The first three were built at the same yard, a different yard was chosen for the final ship.
 
Below is a picture taken at Pola harbour of three of the ships, the one in the foreground is SMS Szent Istvan, identified by the lack
of anti-torpedoe nets and the searchlight platform high up on the superstructure.

This is followed by one shot of SMS Viribus Unitis, the next perports to be Viribus Unitis but if you look closely, the wings on the bridge have moved up a level making me think it's another ship in the same class. The final two are of SMS Szent Istvan.

The difference between Szent Istvan and the rest of the class were:-

The absence of torpedoe nets.
The addition of the searchlight platform high on the superstructure.
The bridge wings were removed.
The ventilator trunk just for'ard of the mainmast was of a different design.
The funnels were increased in height.
Twin propellors were fitted instead of four.
There are other smaller differences.
Haddock.


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Modelling Projects / Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« on: August 24, 2021, 04:45:14 PM »
Proper modelling!!

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Modelling Projects / Re: HK Lancaster 1/32
« on: August 23, 2021, 06:06:13 PM »
Infeel for you.
Haddock.

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Modelling Projects / Re: HMS CORNWALL IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: August 23, 2021, 04:31:12 PM »
I hoped nobody would notice!!

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You must have quite a few awaiting bases.
It's getting embarrasing.

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Modelling Projects / Re: HMS CORNWALL IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: August 23, 2021, 10:10:18 AM »
Job jobbed, waiting for a base and water, then some touching up.
Haddock.

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