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HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« on: July 09, 2011, 01:03:02 pm »

HI ALL
THE NEW BUILD IS A BLAST FROM THE PAST -  MARCH 1985 from the stables of Glynn Guest plans it is a standoff scale model built from left over balsa pieces since making the last model with bits from Ďthatís too big to throw away box of off-cutsí the speed controller is a old Maplins kit from the same era 1985.  Couple of pics for you.

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 05:40:41 pm »

Looking good mate :-))
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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 10:23:45 pm »

So this is the reason you haven't phoned.

Looking good matey.  :-))
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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 07:28:31 pm »

hi ya all just a quick update been busy with the main superstructure and funnels - slapped a bit pain make that paint on the deck - and this one isnt kit built either
 {-) {-)

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 10:22:27 pm »

Not kit built eh, still he did apologies.

Looking good John, can I have it when you've finished ?
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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011, 10:15:08 pm »

Hi all
just a couple of pics of the build so far . busy making the platforms and the crane and it feels like I have been on ages and done nothing

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2011, 04:21:01 pm »

bluebird

she's coming along really well, this was the model i made from the same plans many moons ago, really enjoyed building her, she also sailed very well. good work.

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 07:30:28 pm »

HI Neil

Your model looks excellent, could you tell me what colour paint you have used to paint the decks?  Cos I know the colour that is mentioned in the build article is no longer available - which is - Bleached Teak humbrol number HN4

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 01:22:39 am »

Great model!  I have started several Glynn Guest models; you just can't beat the simplicity of the hulls. I know that the scale is roughly 1/144. I was wondering if anyone has built a Glynn Guest warship to use with R/C combat? It seems to me that GG models would be cheaper and faster way for people to get into the hobby.
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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 08:32:48 pm »

hi all just a quick update well I am going to have to resort to employing some decent shipyard workers from the South of the Tyne   {-) cos the ones on the North of the Tyne are working too slow. %%

Progress is steady just finishishing off the main guns

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2011, 11:12:49 pm »

HI Neil

Your model looks excellent, could you tell me what colour paint you have used to paint the decks?  Cos I know the colour that is mentioned in the build article is no longer available - which is - Bleached Teak humbrol number HN4

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john

hi john,

the paint i used for the decks was (humbrol super enamel 93).

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2011, 07:36:23 pm »

Hi all
just a couple of pics of the build so far

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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 09:37:34 pm »

Looking good my mate, the plane turned out well.
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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2011, 11:49:34 am »


Wow, that's something there. Great looking ship John.  :-))


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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 12:23:20 pm »

Cannot agree more, very nice job so far. Looking forward to the rest of the build.
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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 12:49:15 pm »

The crane and Aeroplane launcher look particularly impressive!   :-))
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Re: HMS PENELOPE built with bits from the off cuts box
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2011, 07:52:53 pm »

Beautiful work - hard to believe that it's a standoff scale model from the photos you've posted, the model has a very "scale" look to it! The paint finish is great too. (Is the model entirely built from wood, or did you use styrene sheet/card for the bulkheads + other thin bits?)
Makes me wish I hadn't sold my own set of HMS Penelope plans a couple of years ago!
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