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Title: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 30, 2008, 06:45:14 PM
hi guys. here are some pictures of my latest build, HMS campbeltown 1/96 scale, i haven't taken many pictures of the build so far and i regret it so i will take lots more as the build go on. i had the semi kit from fleet scale for a Xmas parents from my parents, then i bought the futaba 6EX 2.4 GHz RC system for my birthday. the reason i bought this RC system was because most of the crystal frequencies are being used at my local club by the time i get there and because of the following functions i wish my boat to perform - a  turning turret, many lights throughout the ship, rotating radars, possibly smoke coming from  the funnel, and the lifeboat/working boat will lower over the side and lifted back up again.
i hope you like the photos and there will be lots more to follow through time.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 30, 2008, 06:50:05 PM
and a few more
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 30, 2008, 06:54:23 PM
and the last for now
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 30, 2008, 08:45:38 PM

Hi Dan. 

That looks good. I'm jealous already. I'm thinking about 2.4 gig as well.

That's your summer all booked then.  :D

All the best

ken

Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 30, 2008, 09:02:02 PM
thanks ken, i told my self that when i broke up for school i would do at least 2 hours work each day. after being off school for 5 weeks i have done a maximum of 5 hours work on it  ::), an this sunday I'm going away for a week so thats less work thats going to be done on it :-\
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 30, 2008, 09:12:20 PM

Come-on that man.

8 hours a day please. We want to see her sailing.     ;D ;D ;D

ken
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on August 01, 2008, 08:47:01 PM
today i spent 8 hours (is that better ken   O0) working on the bridge. i thought it would be extremely difficult with various angles but it didn't turn out too bad, it needs a bit of filler in a few places and a roof but i think it looks good for now, so I'm in a good mood until something else goes wrong with the build ;D
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: bobwright on August 02, 2008, 03:55:00 PM
dan,

I've just found your boat. Very impressive. Hope this one doesn't burst into flames in the middle of the pond! :(
Seriously, it looks as though you've been working v.hard. keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing next stage.

 :police:
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on November 29, 2008, 10:48:38 PM
sorry i havent posted for a while, but here are a few photos up to date.

cheers, dan

p.s sorry if theyre a bit blured
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on December 20, 2008, 07:48:36 PM
some of the latest pics

Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on December 21, 2008, 06:56:25 PM
this is what i managed to get done today.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on March 08, 2009, 08:45:07 PM
remade the bow today because i wasn't Happy with it last time ( i think there is a photo with it visable in my 3rd post). heres how i got on. I'm hoping to order the fairleads in the next week and then get them installed.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Garabaldy on March 08, 2009, 08:54:46 PM
If i ever get round to building a warship one day it will be one of these.  I just love the shape of that bow.

The build looks good.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on March 08, 2009, 09:08:18 PM
thanks gary,
i reckon the T22 has the niced shape hull out of all ships  O0
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: DARLEK1 on March 08, 2009, 10:07:44 PM
Hi Dan, looking good so far, but, please let me put you right on one thing if you don't mind.
 The 4.5 gun base on the fore castle is upside down mate. the big plate fits to the bottom of the turret, the round bit goes to the deck.

 Paul... :-)
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Martin13 on March 08, 2009, 10:23:37 PM
Darlek1,

That's what I call "Useful Tips". I have the Fleetscale 1:72 hull and hope to start construction some time this year.
With all the posts on the forum of the T22 builds - I hope to have a lot less errors as in the past with my other builds.

Keep up the good work dantheman - your model is coming along well and will keep a close eye on this build - many hints for my build.

Martin doon under
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: DARLEK1 on March 08, 2009, 10:30:20 PM
Thanks Martin, I will post pictures of my Campbeltown in Dans thread if he agrees?
 Come on Dan, let me know?
 It will work for both scales, trouble is mine will be completed in some pics and not quite in others.

 I just thought, if it helps?

 Paul... :-)
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Martin13 on March 08, 2009, 10:44:34 PM
Darlek1,

Why don't you post your pics in "What are you building at the moment" thread. That way it won't hijack dantheman's thread :-))

come on - post some pics - I need all the help I can get %)

Martin du
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: DARLEK1 on March 08, 2009, 10:50:21 PM
OK Martin, I will start resizing and start a thread asap.
 My Campbeltown was built about 4 years ago now. She had a glossy bottom for a completed model client for protection, but, it shouldn't detract from what you guys need to know hopefully.

 Paul...
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Martin13 on March 08, 2009, 10:53:50 PM
Darlek1,

Why don't you post your pics in "What are you building at the moment" thread. That way it won't hijack dantheman's thread :-))

come on - post some pics - I need all the help I can get %)

Martin du

Sorry Darlek1 - just realised who you are - Paul from Sirmar - you would definitely know which way  a fitting should be installed...

I have a question re a Fleetscale part - will send pm if that's okay...

Martin doon under
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: DARLEK1 on March 08, 2009, 10:55:51 PM
No worries Martin, I'll see if I can help, lets get back to Dan's build.
 Paul... :-)
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on March 09, 2009, 07:20:51 AM
hi lads,
the gun mounting has already been pointed out  :embarrassed: but It hasn't been stuck down permanently yet so it keeps moving while i work. but thank you both for your kind comments. martin doon under, if there is any sort of information or hints you need during your build i would be more than happy to to help :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on April 14, 2009, 05:33:18 PM
a bit of TLC carried out on the bridge, so hopfully it looks a bit better
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Mark47 on April 15, 2009, 12:07:28 AM
Looking really good, Dan :-)) :-)) O0 O0 O0 O0


Mark
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on April 15, 2009, 05:40:57 PM
thanks Mark  :-))

and thanks for moving it Martin
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 14, 2009, 06:44:38 PM
a few more pics, not much recently though because of exams. it looks small but it took me weeks to research and come up with an idea to make these, and it looks so simple from the pictures.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: tweety777 on May 14, 2009, 09:56:14 PM
That's becoming a very nice model  :-)) :-))
This is a Broadsword-class, isn't it?

Did i see your using an Ansmann ESC?
I've bought one quite half a year ago, and i didn't manage to get the setup right, so it would make the engine's drive the model the right way.
In the end i decided to use it as a forward-only ESC using a home-made servo-switch to reverse the engine's, but that went wrong, so it's not working anymore.
Still i would like to know if it was only my lack of skills in getting the setup right, or are you (or anyone else) having problems with them as well?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 17, 2009, 02:54:22 PM
hi josse,
thanks for the kind words, the ship is a type 22 frigate, and if your referring to the mtroniks speed controller, then yes i have had a few problems, it had a mi of its own and did what it liked when it liked. but i haven't had any problems with the ACTion ESCs.

sorry about the late reply ive been working for my exams.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: tweety777 on May 17, 2009, 06:27:07 PM
Hi Dantheman,

Exams are much more important then hobbies, so that's no problem at all.
Did you pass the exams?
Or are you still busy with them?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 17, 2009, 06:31:16 PM
i passed one exam about small business networking, but this is a specialised one ran by Cisco Sysems through the school, so i know the result instantly because its done online. ive done the IT exam and all i have left now is my design tech on tuesday, then thats another year of education over for me.  O0
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Niall on May 17, 2009, 11:19:53 PM
The way you are making those rings seems a bit difficult.

Why not make a former out of dowel and wrap micro strip around it in a tight coil(tape it to the dowel at the start and end) and pour boiling water over it. This will set the plastic into a "spring". This can them be easily cut into rings and stuck onto the hull.

I recently used this technique with stretched sprue to make the radio direction finder loops, using a 6mm drill as the template, on the model in this photo -
http://aol.pixum.co.uk/album/image/id/4305563/page/5#
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 18, 2009, 08:44:03 AM
hi niall,
thanks for the suggestion, ill try it next time  :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 19, 2009, 08:19:53 PM
the first stage of painting
and the last picture shows how it looks so far
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 21, 2009, 07:34:53 PM
here are the first bits of detail going onto the ship. these being the helicopter guide lights and the hanger lights. the fist picture shows the supports i made for the guide lights, the second showing how small they are, and the 3rd and 4th with them in place
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Tug-Kenny on May 22, 2009, 10:44:59 AM

Coming along nicely, Dan.  It's great when the paint starts getting on.

Well done   :-))

Ken
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 22, 2009, 10:47:58 AM
thanks ken   :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: wallace on May 22, 2009, 08:22:25 PM
hi Dan yes its looking great  is your deck all in place and what paint are you going to paint the hull with matt or satin.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 22, 2009, 08:28:10 PM
hi wallace,
the deck is all one peace, plywood, with a layer of 0.5mm plasicard on top to hide the grain. the pywood has been attatched to the hull using epoxy glue and the same for the plasticard.  as for the paint, i came across this stuff  http://www.fleetscale.com/altshop/paint1.htm   apparently its exactly the same colour as they use on the modern day warships, so ill probably apply this all over the model using an air brush and then ill go around carfully painting the detailed parts suh as the watertight doors.
hope this helps
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 26, 2009, 02:23:42 PM
and some more details, these are ridiculously small, the window that can be seen is 4mm x 9mm to give you a rough indication of the size i am working with
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on May 26, 2009, 02:27:26 PM
heres the last picture again,
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: andyn on June 01, 2009, 02:56:32 PM
Looks great :-))

Paul's hulls are superb aren't they :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on June 01, 2009, 03:40:25 PM
thanks andy
ive never had any problems with any of pauls things
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 19, 2009, 08:09:27 PM
the latest images.
the funnel will be floodlit using 1.8mm LEDs. these will be fitted just in front of the white metal floodlight fittings. the reason I'm doing it this way is because i want this model to be as accurate as possible and i thought the LEDs would make it look less realistic if they took the place of the white metal fittings. if you look carefully you can see a LED being fitted in the pictures labled "funnel 2" and "funnel 4"
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 19, 2009, 08:12:30 PM
here's the second pic again
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 23, 2009, 06:35:18 PM
more
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: wallace on July 23, 2009, 06:57:08 PM
Not been on much Dan due to health just been playing catch up ,and wow what a fine job you are doing enjoying all your work.Also dan the site you gave me for the paint for warships can you re do it for me again,whats the closest paint to it that Humbro do.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 23, 2009, 08:42:01 PM
thanks for the compliment wallace, it much appreciated  :-)) you have a pm
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 23, 2009, 10:28:09 PM

On a side note, there was a film on the TV (Monday) called, The Gift Horse, that was all about the St Nazaire raid.
 ( Also worth a viewing is Jeremy Clarkson docudrama of the same event, excellent.)
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 23, 2009, 10:31:05 PM
what channel martin?
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 23, 2009, 10:53:25 PM
Found it! ..... that was a struggle...

More 4, Mon 20 July, 11:15, THE GIFT HORSE 115 MINS
(1952) Trevor Howard captains an ancient US warship gifted to the British navy, which is chosen to lead the raid on St Nazaire in 1942. With Richard Attenborough.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 28, 2009, 05:03:52 PM
i have started to add the wire details to the mast
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 20, 2009, 04:00:51 PM

Dan and I went to the lake today, to launch his Cambletown.

As I had my camera, I've taken the following pictures of his ship and the build so far. I hope you like them. My particular favourite is the moody shot of 'man and boat' in contrast against the water.

Enjoy

Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 20, 2009, 04:05:27 PM
thanks for posting them ken  :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 20, 2009, 04:46:34 PM

No problem Dan. Thank You for filming Imara while I steered her around the lake. It came out well and I shall be putting it on 'You Tube' soon.

ken
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: gingyer on September 20, 2009, 05:37:39 PM
looks good dan :-))

How did it handles
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 20, 2009, 07:11:16 PM
thanks gingyer
i was a bit disappointed with the steering, the ship only seemed to turn when i had it going at full speed. I'm might try messing around with the tiller arms a bit to see if i can get the rudder to turn a bit further. otherwise i was very happy with the performance
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: wallace on September 20, 2009, 07:30:22 PM
 :-)) :-))     Hi Dan  its really looking great and glad it goes ok for you have a good look at the rudder out of water and see if its catching on anywhere you my have to get the file out.
But anyway its looking good well done to you and all the hard work Dan.Will have to give mine a go soon just get this opp out of the way .Thanks for the kind words dan.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: cwmitch on September 21, 2009, 06:57:20 PM
Hi Dan you've inspired me to have a go at a 22 myself. Always fancied it never had the
time well for a change I now do. Fantastic build keep up the great work :-))



Colin.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 21, 2009, 08:31:48 PM
thanks Colin, once u get started on the build, if theres anything i can help you with please don't hesitate to ask.

and Ive got a few ideas what i can do with the rudders now wallace  :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: cwmitch on September 21, 2009, 08:37:56 PM
thanks Colin, once u get started on the build, if theres anything i can help you with please don't hesitate to ask.

and Ive got a few ideas what i can do with the rudders now wallace  :-))



You shouldn't have said that I'll end up driving you mad!!!!!



Colin :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on February 20, 2010, 11:44:59 AM
have you started a type 22 yet colin  :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on June 17, 2010, 10:47:12 PM
some updates. the nearly completed main mast.
unfortunately the fine wire work that took me the best part of a day can not really bee seen in these photos  {:-{
(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/IMAG0113.jpg)

And here is the new air vents, these were rebuilt as i was not completely happy with my first attempt
(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/IMAG0114.jpg)
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: marmoi on June 25, 2010, 02:53:28 PM
Dan,

I see in the last photo that you have a resin funnel, if it is a solid resin moulding I would suggest that you hollow it out as much as possible. I have seen models that have used the solid resin funnels and they all had stability problems with that much weight above the waterline.

Mark
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: DARLEK1 on June 25, 2010, 03:18:11 PM
All Sirmar funnels are hollow with the exception of some of the 1/48th larger models.
 Paul...
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 02, 2010, 05:58:50 PM
painting begins with the primer on the hull, and hanger.

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/IMAG0122.jpg)

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/IMAG0123.jpg)
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Mark47 on July 02, 2010, 06:21:46 PM
Looking good Dan. :-)) O0 O0 O0

I keep looking at mine wishing I can get tore into it, but the wee fella always wants to play super hero's or something like that.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: jinks8 on July 03, 2010, 03:10:20 AM
looking good must give you a lot of pride and pleasure tinged with a littel sadness  when dun
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 03, 2010, 11:21:33 AM

What a lovely paint job. She looks the part now Dan. Excellent work   :-))

ken


Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: wallace on July 04, 2010, 06:00:37 PM
 :-)) :-))  Dan what more can this old man say that I havent said before   Dan its a wonderful job you have done  Im still keeping a eye on you build.
As for mine Im still at it re-doing alot I done last year and I must say they look 10 times better just re-done the yard-arm on the main mast
Once again Dan well done and you must be so proud of your build.
                wallace
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on July 04, 2010, 08:25:05 PM
Thank you all for your very kind words. i am proud of how its turned out so far... i can not wait to get it finished and on the water (which ideally i would like to do on my clubs open day in september)  O0

many thanks, Dan
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: bobbinsjob on September 14, 2010, 11:14:08 PM
I am a complete newbie to model boats and am watching this thread with great interest. Absolutely cracking work Dan.

The reason I am sooooo interested in this one is that I served on the real HMS Campbeltown from the day she was built for 3 years and hold her very dear to my heart. F86 Fighting Fortress.

Where did you get the hull from Dan as I want to build one but not sure whether to build from absolute scratch, making a plug, or buy a hull and then fabricate the rest of the superstructure and detail myself.

If there is any info I can give you or photos, as i will have some close up shots of me stood in front of various bits of the ships equipment then please shout.

Ian

P.S. just a small detail, not sure if the red oxide colour you used for the water line is just a base coat, but on the old girl she had a white water line and then gloss black below it. (I should know, I was in the seamanship branch and had to keep bleeding painting her) <:(
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 15, 2010, 07:49:29 AM
Hi Ian,
Thankyou for your comments.
I am currently waiting to join and serve in the RN, however i need to put on 4KG before they are willing to take me. I have already been accepted as an aircraft technician, but like i say i need to put on the weight first.
I purchased the hull from Fleetscale, an it has been made to a very good standard. i Know others who have build HMS campbeltown, but made their own hulls using a plank on frame techniques which seems to have worked very well.
As for the paint that is on the hull at the moment, these are just the primers waiting for the final coats. I have already got the correct gray for the ship, but could you recommend a red for under the waterline please?

Thanks again, Dan  :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 18, 2010, 05:01:20 PM
the superstructure with the basic fittings and first coat of primer

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/fullprime.jpg)

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/bridgeprimed.jpg)

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/mainmastprimed.jpg)
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 18, 2010, 05:03:00 PM
the foremast is missing because it was destroyed by a child, so its being re built.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 18, 2010, 05:35:30 PM
Dan,
She looks well made and detailed.
Looks great so far.

Bob
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 18, 2010, 06:53:47 PM
thanks mate  :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: bobbinsjob on September 21, 2010, 10:21:28 AM
I am 99% sure the red paint used on the ship was red oxide
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 22, 2010, 04:12:01 PM
Below is a picture of my rebuild foremast

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/IMAG0195.jpg)

Now most of the ship has had its final coat of paint sprayed on and this is how it looks so far minus the funnel

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/finalcoat.jpg)

and finally, here are the first LEDs fitted.

(http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss320/dan12332/FirstLEDsfitted.jpg)

I can now get on with fitting all the fittings such as weapons, railings etc...
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 22, 2010, 04:20:58 PM
That mast is an absolute pain to make.
You have made a superb job of it.

Bob
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: DickyD on September 22, 2010, 04:23:40 PM
Looking great Dan.
Have you ever noticed how its always the most complicated bits that get damaged ? {:-{
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Post by: pugwash on September 22, 2010, 04:28:55 PM
Lovely work Dan. Its coming on a treat.

Geoff
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on September 22, 2010, 04:32:06 PM
thanks very much guys  :-))
id like to point out that on the last photo the LEDs look like they're standard size, but there not, they're actually 1mm or 2mm LEDs, i cant actually which one they are though sorry.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Perks842 on October 07, 2010, 01:12:23 PM
Very nice build Dan. If you require any particular photo's of a 22 in person I can get them for you, Chatham is about 200 feet away and Cornwall is about 700 feet  :}
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: AndrewB on October 07, 2010, 09:33:24 PM
Hi Dan

A very nice build you have there, well done.
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: Ticonderoga on October 07, 2010, 10:47:10 PM
She is looking good there Dan :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: dan on October 10, 2010, 04:20:03 PM
thank you both  :-))
Title: Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 10, 2010, 10:57:09 PM
Really nice work!!! Keep at it!