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HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: June 15, 2022, 12:06:17 PM »
                   Started this a few days ago for a bit of light relief, I find working with just plastic quite theraputic.
Trumpeter ussued this some years ago, along with later versions, I think you could build three Dreadnoughts
all at different stages in her career.
                it's the usual Trumpy fare, nicely moulded and, according to "Anatomy of the ship, Dreadnought" looks to
be historically accurate.
                  Some of the parts are very delicate, a few already broken on the sprue but nothing unsurmountable as yet.
The fits are quite good, some holes need to enlarged and a few swipes with a sanding stick are needed in places.
               According to the blurb, there are 630+ parts, I don't know whether this includes etched brass and I don't
intend to do a count.
              Topmasts will need replacing with brass, plus all 26 torpedoe-net booms, some of which are already broken,
at 0.6mm dia, it's understadable.
          Not much fixed in place yet, just sub-assy's ready for paint.
            Should be fun to build.
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 03:54:37 PM »
A good start Tony.
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2022, 09:29:04 AM »
                                         So the bulk of the plastic is stuck together ready for paint. Now the fun starts.
                                   Planning the rigging and assembly sequence can be time consuming but important.
                     I was hopinng "Anatomy Of The Ship"(AOTS) would be a help, and it is.
Without long explanations, the first picture shows the model as it would be "out of the box"
( Whoever has made this model has done a very nice job, also spent a lot of cash on aftermarket goodies).
What was bugging me was that the boat handling derrick is surrounded by the signal flag haliyards which means
deploying said derrick would be impossible without casting off some or all the haliyards.
                    On reading AOTS, prior to 1907, the ship went on an "experimental cruise".The result of which were a number of
modifications reccomended by the captain. One of which was the re-siteing of the flag lockers and belay rails for the
haliyards, the deck area increased to accomodate this.
                        Most modellers seem to have depicted said derrick stuck up at about 40 degrees supported only by the topping lift,
This offends me. When under way, looking at some of the pics in AOTS, the derrick was stowed almost horizontal and over to port,
probably supported on a crutch to take the load off the topping lift.
             There were many more mods, some internal so unseen, some which at this stage are probably not possible.
I'll cover them as I come to them.
            Most of the mods won't be obvious as I've used grey plastic from kits which I keep for this sort of occasion, (better than plasticard)
The pics probably speak for themselves.
Haddock. (with writers cramp)

 

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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 08:39:15 AM »
In July 1906, Captain RHS Bacon was given command of HMS Dreadnought. He was responsible for sea trials, gunnery trials,
manouverability and all the systems that needed testing plus working up a crew into an efficient unit. He was also expected
to make recomendations to improve the operation of the ship.
I've already covered the re-siteing of the signal haliyards, bear in mind, flags were the primary method of communication
between ships.
Another recomendation was the re-positioning of the ships boats stowed just aft of the foremast and thwartships(across).
These can be seen in the pic of the finished model. They were a 32ft cutter and a 27ft whaler mounted atop the cutter on the centre-line.
The recommendation was that both boats were to be mounted "fore and aft", both on the same level and the whaler replaced
by a 30ft gig, all a very tight fit.
Again, if you look at the finished pic, it's obvious that the derrick would land on the whaler if lowered into the horizontal position.
One has to wonder why this arrangement was adopted to start with.
Job jobbed, more or less.
Haddock.
(don't ask me what the difference is between a cutter, a whaler and a gig)

« Last Edit: June 28, 2022, 08:44:40 AM by Haddock »

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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2022, 09:54:16 AM »
What is the difference? Call yourself a sailor!
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2022, 11:22:21 AM »
All spelt differently.........?
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 11:27:26 AM »
What is the difference? Call yourself a sailor!
Get on with your ironing!!

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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2022, 02:25:42 PM »
Still think the big mistake was placing the fighting/spotting top on the mast behind the ford funnel.
All the heat and smoke went straight into this and made it an evil place to try and work - that's designers for you - looks good on paper but not for the people who have to use it.
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2022, 08:26:27 AM »
What is the difference? Call yourself a sailor!
Get on with your ironing!!
Just finished the ironing, making dinner, changing the dressing, dressing the patients lower half, picking raspberries, broccoli and potatoes, shopping and the multitude of tasks that rear their ugly heads.
I need to get back to some modelling.

 
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2022, 12:57:15 PM »
The boats, whatever you call them Tony, look excellent. The detail is amazing.
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2022, 07:16:42 PM »
Agree with Chris.
Amazing level of detail, we are always spoilt on a 'Haddock' build.
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2022, 07:55:26 AM »
There are large patches of wallpaper missing in our bedroom
 and a significant number of rolls of wallpaper have appeared.
This doesn't bode well for modelling for a while.
Haddock.

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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2022, 08:01:58 AM »
Surely, there must have been some forewarning!
Well, I am sure you will enjoy the experience.
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2022, 08:44:14 AM »
1:1 scale models for you then Haddock - yohoho
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Re: HMS DREADNOUGHT (1907) IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2022, 01:02:23 PM »
Swapping wallpaper paste for CA isn't recommended. I left all that to TMH and her mother, I do all the 1:1 painting.