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H M S Warspite
« on: March 19, 2016, 10:53:20 AM »
Found this model very cheap and could not resist starting it.
Have seen a picture of Warspite just ashore and then nearly fully stripped down in Prussia Cove , Cornwall 1947 - decided it would make a good model part stripped down - (sorry Haddock its another wreck.)
The funnel has been made with some outer plates removed and showing girders.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 12:04:56 PM »
Interesting stuff as always Martin.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 01:54:56 PM »
Interesting maybe - different definitely.
Still finishing other models so this will be a slow make.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 09:21:22 AM »
You don't say whose the donor kit is, not that it matters. I suppose when you've finished with the angle grinder and your teeth, there won't be much left of it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 03:15:06 PM »
You are correct again Haddock, the teeth are going to work on the old Airfix 1/600 scale model of HMS Warspite.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 09:33:45 PM »
The search light platforms added to funnel now for the raillings.Some inner detail in the aft accomodation - some thinning to do on the bulkheads and it should look the part.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 09:25:26 AM »
The main acomodation under way and the hull and deck fastened.
The ship is over at an angle - down by the bow and leaning over towards the port side -- so out with the grinder/saw/teeth and some of the hull removed.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 10:24:05 AM »
Hi Msea,
I admire your attention to detail.
"Down by the bow, and over towards the port side"
I can admit to cutting my waterline to match that easily, however it would not be by choice only poor workmanship.
Yours is perfection young man, have a house point!
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 06:47:36 PM »
Thank you Kevin I will treasure the house point !!!
I know I said it would be a slow make, but its not been a good day today so have spent it modelling,
Turret "B" and "C" have gun tubs with the guns removed so have drilled them out and replaced with brass tube. The crane has also been hollowed out and some railings added.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 06:58:23 PM »
Looks good Martin.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 08:08:20 PM »
Thank you Zak.
The gun tubs have now had floors fitted. Rocks made from plaster of paris and added to the base and first coat of dark grey on.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2016, 09:36:40 AM »
Another speed merchant eh!      Starting to look "interesting".
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 08:07:14 PM »
Its easy to be fast Haddock when you are just hacking bits off the ship and not being very careful about it -- instead of fastening bits in the correct place.
The rocks have a bit of shading on them and a second coat of paint to the sea as a base.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2016, 09:18:07 AM »
Well back again - holidays and illness take up more time than looking for bits the "carpet monster" has eaten.
Removed pipes from the engineroom, made to pile up on deck and be in some of the lighters taking them ashore. As they are large size I will paint them dark green for the ships main sea water cooling pipes.
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2016, 10:17:40 AM »
Glad you are feeling better.
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