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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Navy - Military - Battleships: => Topic started by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:05:25 PM

Title: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:05:25 PM
A few years ago I started a Deans HMS Solebay and I've finally got around to finishing it! So here are a few pictures of my trials and tribulations.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P4250677_zps9ebfd43f.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P4250677_zps9ebfd43f.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P4250678_zps0cf47388.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P4250678_zps0cf47388.jpg.html)


The smoke generator is made up of two Graupner 6v smoke units and an Action P68s.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P4250679_zpsf835f9a0.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P4250679_zpsf835f9a0.jpg.html)


The running gear is from George Sitek.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P4250681_zpsa2441c3b.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P4250681_zpsa2441c3b.jpg.html)


The sound unit is a destroyer whopper from Admiralty electronics.
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:12:32 PM
The main gun turrets are mounted on standard servos and controlled by an Action P96 servomorph. The brass barrels are from Scalewarship.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/photo1_zpse5f71655.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/photo1_zpse5f71655.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/photo2_zps0eeb1dbb.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/photo2_zps0eeb1dbb.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281330_zps9b4bcae3.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281330_zps9b4bcae3.jpg.html)


The "birdcage" on the mast is from Scalewarship and the radar (John Haynes) revolves on a "hacked" micro servo.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281331_zps82fbd223.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281331_zps82fbd223.jpg.html)



Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:21:09 PM
I replaced quite a lot of parts with John Haynes parts. Such as Bofors, torpedoes, and carley floats. The squid launcher is from John Haynes and I modified the STAAG using John Haynes parts and scratch built parts. The radars on the STAAGs are made from dimples in a pill packet!


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281329_zps0b357c01.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281329_zps0b357c01.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281332_zps96958ecf.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281332_zps96958ecf.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281333_zpscf4eed64.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281333_zpscf4eed64.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281334_zpsd7e6abf4.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281334_zpsd7e6abf4.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281328_zpsb2abf780.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281328_zpsb2abf780.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281342_zpsd116b489.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281342_zpsd116b489.jpg.html)


 
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:25:14 PM
A few close-ups.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281335_zps461d38c0.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281335_zps461d38c0.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281336_zps513cb479.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281336_zps513cb479.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281337_zps0a2b9185.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281337_zps0a2b9185.jpg.html)


The ship's boats are modified from Quaycraft products.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281338_zps4b5c5789.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281338_zps4b5c5789.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281340_zpscce76528.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281340_zpscce76528.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P3281341_zpsbf47bbd4.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P3281341_zpsbf47bbd4.jpg.html)



Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:31:26 PM
The finished product. Painted with Acrylics from Halfords, Tamiya and Humbrol. The White Ensign and lettering are from BECC.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201344_zpsb91f82e5.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201344_zpsb91f82e5.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201345_zps39b909eb.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201345_zps39b909eb.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201346_zpsaf93a3e3.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201346_zpsaf93a3e3.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201347_zps3c99cdb8.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201347_zps3c99cdb8.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201348_zpsf78e0593.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201348_zpsf78e0593.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201349_zps0b6a2822.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201349_zps0b6a2822.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201350_zpsf5d4d1b0.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201350_zpsf5d4d1b0.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201351_zps9354e664.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201351_zps9354e664.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201352_zps5c8eb005.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201352_zps5c8eb005.jpg.html)


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/P6201353_zpsa6da6c77.jpg) (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/rsm/media/P6201353_zpsa6da6c77.jpg.html)


The model was sprayed all over with Vallejo satin varnish.



Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:34:20 PM
A little video, hope it works!


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/th_IMG_0503_zps11e7c6de.jpg) (http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/rsm/IMG_0503_zps11e7c6de.mp4)
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 01, 2014, 10:56:46 PM
I can only get the video to play if I 'right click' on the image and download the linked file. Oh well!


I think Solebay turned out OK, have to get on with finishing my Yamato next!  :-))
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: Capt Podge on July 01, 2014, 11:03:39 PM
That's a neat looking job you've done there Roger - a BIG WELL DONE :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: longshanks on July 01, 2014, 11:20:44 PM
Excellent clean build !

longshanks
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: pugwash on July 01, 2014, 11:24:09 PM
Having used a Solebay kit as a donor kit for my HMS Aisne I know how awkward some of the parts can be.
I think you have done a great job. 

Geoff
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: madrob on July 02, 2014, 09:17:36 AM
Very nice build  :-))
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: rsm on July 02, 2014, 03:12:13 PM
Cheers Guys. It's been a bit of a slog and it's definitely not perfect, but overall I'm pleased with the result.
Title: Re: HMS Solebay
Post by: radiojoe on July 02, 2014, 07:47:57 PM
Lovely build Roger, Solebay was my first warship build when I retired, and is still my favourite model,  :-)) :-)) Joe.