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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #675 on: August 04, 2017, 03:31:22 PM »

These paravenes are true works of art...love the 'used and scratched' look you've created ! <*< <*<
Fabulous model, the photographs of her in the water look like the real thing !


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #676 on: August 04, 2017, 03:36:18 PM »


Thanks for your kind comments always appreciated.  ok2


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #677 on: August 04, 2017, 10:21:06 PM »

Having missed a chunk of your build Joe she better than ever brilliant skills  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #678 on: August 05, 2017, 02:04:22 PM »


Cheers Colin good to hear from you again,  :-))


Been looking for some suitable searchlights for the bridge deck, didn't find any, so needs must I've had to try and make two, so I looked round the workshop for bits that might help plus a bit of lateral thinking, anyway the bodies are insulation from a 30 amp crimp fitting, and a couple of spare port holes and some scrap brass, I think I've got close to what I wanted, when dry I'll paint the inside white and put the lens in.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #679 on: August 07, 2017, 03:08:37 PM »


Did a bit more on the search lights today and made the platforms, the handrails were quite fiddly nearly gave up on them a couple of times, thank god for solder paste.  %)


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #680 on: August 07, 2017, 08:04:54 PM »

I'm not getting on with solder paste. The times I have tried it it seems just too thin even when scraping from the bottom of the jar.

Those lights and thir positions look good Joe  :-)) I like the rod detailing.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #681 on: August 07, 2017, 09:08:00 PM »


Hi Ian I'm surprised your paste is thin mine is quite thick, you can put small blob on the ends of the rods and use it hold the rail in place and flash the joints with a pencil torch.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #682 on: August 08, 2017, 08:23:14 PM »

There just seems to be too much flux. I may have too much gap between the bits being soldered.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #683 on: August 08, 2017, 09:20:09 PM »

That could be the problem Ian, the better fitting the joint the more efficient the paste is, it just runs out of a gap when heated.  ok2
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #684 on: August 09, 2017, 09:01:46 PM »

Thanks for that tip Joe. I will be more careful with the fit of joints.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #685 on: August 10, 2017, 06:12:24 PM »

Joe,
I like the ship You build.
Where can I find a book or/and  photo's for detailling  HMS Atherstorpe.
I am planning to build that minehunter.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #686 on: August 10, 2017, 07:00:15 PM »


Hi Tom, Did you mean the hunt class HMS Atherstone  M38  mine counter measures vessel, I never had a book, I got the plans from Jecobin the plan was for HMS Cottesmore ,  but all of this class are very similar and most of the details of HMS Brocklesby I got from photos found on the internet just do a search for HMS Atherstone and you should find all the information you want, hope this helps.  :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #687 on: August 10, 2017, 07:20:08 PM »

Thank's Joe,
I will use the internet for searching , yes it is HMS Atherstone .
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #688 on: October 02, 2017, 04:52:44 PM »


Well after a couple of weeks away at Blackpool and a stay with family at Warminster I thought it was about time to add a little more detail to Brock, so a bit more on the mast, the rose emblem on the funnel is not quite the right one but close, then I looked on line for a ships bell, I found a brass one for 2 that would have done but with postage etc. was nearer 5 and didn't even have a bracket, so I made one turned out of wood with a bead on top and a brass rod bracket, to reasonable effect. 


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #689 on: October 02, 2017, 08:57:48 PM »

As we have come to expect another fine touch to a first class model.

'Ding dong' (Excuse the pun  {:-{   )
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #690 on: October 02, 2017, 09:01:42 PM »

That bell looks ok to me Joe - the white rope "monkeys fist" sets it off nicely. Should do until you find a brass one anyway.
Keep a lookout for bells on toy fire engines, even in plastic they look ok.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #691 on: October 11, 2017, 11:54:50 AM »


I really wasn't happy with my attempt at the ships bell, so I've removed it and replaced it with something more appropriate, I wish I could say I just turned this up yesterday, but as I don't have a lathe or the skill to use one for that matter, I can't say that, the accolade goes to one of our own, Colin, better known on here as Starspider, who very kindly offered to turn one for me, an offer I gladly accepted and sent him the measurements, A packet came yesterday with not one but three superb bells in it, I've had a cold this last week that I'm gradually getting over but couldn't wait to make a mounting bracket and fit one of these beauties to Brock, So thanks again Colin and I hope I've done justice to your craftsmanship.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #692 on: October 11, 2017, 03:42:53 PM »

Have to agree with you on the choice you made on the bell. But to see the outstanding work on the replacement makes me envious as the scale of my HMS Illustrious at 1/96 scale the bell would never be seen.  Really smart bit of work and the skill.  Nice one. Set the bridge off nicely.  :-)) 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #693 on: October 11, 2017, 09:45:29 PM »

Amen gents, and as it is real metal, it has that extra touch of realism.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #694 on: October 12, 2017, 04:12:01 PM »


It seemed a shame to put the other two bells in my spare fittings box, so I thought I'd fit one on my Springer, Skipper Sam seems very pleased with it he dose like a bit of bling {-)   I've got one more bell left, ho dear, dose this mean I need to build another Springer.  %%


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #695 on: October 12, 2017, 04:30:32 PM »

Or maybe another grey ship  :-))  just thinking out loud  %)






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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #696 on: October 13, 2017, 10:53:21 AM »


Well Colin having built 6 large grey's, sold 5, and definitely keeping Brocklesby for my occasional sailing outing, I think I've used up the passion I think you need to build them and of course there is still the possibility we may move to a smaller property which is another reason I've decided not to build any more large models, that doesn't mean I've lost interest in building boats as a hobby on those cold winter days when going out for walks / bike rides or hopping on the bus and going somewhere seems less appealing, so having a project on the go in my workshop saves me from climbing the walls in winter, the odd afternoon sitting down watching telly is fine but every day would drive me nuts, so maybe something small like a Springer would do this winter I like using your imagination on the type of top, mmm Still thinking. O0 


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #697 on: October 13, 2017, 11:10:56 AM »

Can understand the reasoning Joe storage is a pain in the *** but on a selfish note I do enjoy yours and many others build threads on Mayhem gives me something to do when Jill watches Strictly come prancing  :((  and other dross. I shall await the winter project and you never know if I get Grumpys shed sorted I may start on my stash of projects lol.



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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #698 on: October 13, 2017, 11:21:48 AM »


A stash of projects I like the sound of that Colin, give us an idea of what you've got lined up mate, it may give me some inspiration. %%




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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #699 on: October 13, 2017, 02:24:18 PM »

Oh dear a list could be embarrassing or deathly if Jill was ever to see it  <:(  but here goes.
Actuall full kits HMS Bramble, plastic kits matchbox flower corvette started in the 1980s when I worked for them,revel flower as well, Italeri S100 schnellboot,
Projects these are part built by someone else and need resto, HMS Arun will rebuild as Blackwater, M15 monitor, Assurance class tug brought finished but dropped it everything above deck exploded oops so needs rebuild,
Hulls and plans, HMS peacock, Tyne class lifeboat, small tug, puffer.
Sport 500 nearly finished for grand kids. In planning Roysterer tug, Archer/P2000 fast training drawings about 75% done for the hull.
About 25-30 plastic kits that I have some connection too or military stuff that family have some connection too. Plus a couple of r.c plane kits.
In my defence I do get bored easily so I tend to have more than one project going at a time %) 
Going to Blackpool show next weekend ( visiting grandkids in Warrington) to look at the Shanon lifeboat kits lol taking grand son so he might fancy something as well lol oops
If something above takes your fancy let me know  ok2
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