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Title: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on May 24, 2015, 01:38:36 PM
Hi All
A few shots of WIP on my 1/72 HMS Bristol, until hull arrives concentrating on the upper works, bit like a Airfix kit at the moment.  Lot of time working out correct parts from the Jecobin drawing which does have many errors sadly. but access to HMS Bristol does help.

Hope images ok, been playing round with re sizing
Bob
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: MTB Hulls on May 25, 2015, 09:30:38 PM
Wow excellent progress, bottom half is ready to go.......... :-))
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on May 26, 2015, 11:46:56 AM
Very nice work Rob! Another interesting build log to inspire us this year.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: radiojoe on May 26, 2015, 04:29:54 PM
Excellent progress there Rob, I see you favour ply for the superstructure that is my choice also with some styrene where appropriate, know what you mean about Jacobin plans I used one of theirs for Coventry, not the best but workable, keep the updates coming she's going to be a goodun. :-))
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on May 30, 2015, 06:46:50 PM
Well the hull arrived safe and sound from Christian 3 days from Gib to UK wow
Two part hull really smashing job, resisting the temptation to attack take it nice and steady, good thing is that it shows al the upper works fit just as they should, but worried about building them without a hull.

NB house brick for scale reference  :}
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Sandy on May 30, 2015, 08:07:40 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on May 30, 2015, 09:40:02 PM
That is a joy to behold! I am sure that your superstructure will work perfectly with the hull. Have confidence in your work:O)

Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: pugwash on May 30, 2015, 11:42:19 PM
Rob I have just found your last PM re mossie nets - I will get some sent off
shortly. Sorry must have missed it when it came in.

Geoff
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: TugCowboy on May 31, 2015, 08:12:57 AM
Really looks fantastic, can I ask what size ply you've used for the superstructure?
Alex
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on May 31, 2015, 06:22:55 PM
TC I have used 2mm ply, which some may say to thin but it has produced a really solid and strong superstructure

Bob
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on May 31, 2015, 07:42:10 PM
If it has been sealed properly, glued and painted well, I can see no issue with using 2mm ply. After all, it should be under no stress and protected from most knocks and dinks by the hull providing you do not accidently hit any overhanging branches at your pond/lake (assuming there are such obstructions?

I am using 1mm styrene in constructing the superstructure parts for my destroyer, so can see no probs with 2mm ply.

Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 11, 2015, 06:38:42 PM
Just a bit more done to Bristol, next step will be the running gear and motors.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: radiojoe on June 11, 2015, 07:12:54 PM
She is looking great Rob, I like using ply for superstructures I used 1.5 ply for Coventry it makes a really strong and stable structure,  :-))
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: littoralcombat on June 12, 2015, 02:02:03 AM
Rob, your progress is remarkable and an inspiration to me to pull my finger out and get going :-)) .
If you wouldn't mind, could you send full size images of your build such as these three pics,to my work email at Austal?
Nige
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Sandy on June 12, 2015, 08:33:36 AM
Looks great  :-))
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Post by: Robbie11 on June 12, 2015, 10:13:01 PM
Looks fantastic! What paint did you use for the anti fouling red?

Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 13, 2015, 07:21:39 PM
Robbie11
 thanks for comments, I used Humbrol brick red although this is what the old girl looked like a few years ago.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Robbie11 on June 14, 2015, 08:11:27 AM
Thanks Rob. Doesn't look like Humbrol do that colour in spray cans, Ill need to find an equivalent elsewhere.
Love following your build, I'm making slow progress on my first ever ship build, a 1/96 Type 12 (M) Frigate, really enjoying it!
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 14, 2015, 10:11:36 AM
Robbie
I assume you want to spray it for good finish, when I tied that paint thought mmm going to take a lot of tinlets to cover a 1/72 hull, wrong 1.5 does one side twice, get a few mix them and thin then spray (assuming you have an air brush)

First builds are fun especially the research, that's what good about Bristol as I can visit often and go all over her. as she is more or less as she was at end of her active service, but no plans for that period, so its mix n match with what I have and the real thing.

Bob
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 14, 2015, 10:15:47 AM
An interesting occurrence with building Bristol, the old saying about if its cheap then its not much cop, usually subscribe to that, but changed my mind.
Started to lay the planked deck (never again  %%) and did not want to use the glue I have been using for super structure etc, so decided to use the cheap (99p) white pva from Martins newsagent that I had bought to stick the plan to the deck, working on the assumption that as it was so cheap it would wash of when wet so plan could be removed.  That bit works but for sticking the wood planks to wood deck its like bloody superglue, it grabs sets and that's it, job done :-))
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Robbie11 on June 14, 2015, 05:09:44 PM
Just to show that progress is being made on HMS Plymouth. Etched & resin are from Scalewarships are mighty fine they are too. Other parts of the superstructure are from CNC Models. Really enjoying the build, although some way off the launch party!
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 15, 2015, 02:47:00 PM
looking good there, what are those parts from CNC like?
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Robbie11 on June 15, 2015, 07:20:49 PM
CNC parts are excellent, especially I think for new entrants into the hobby (like myself). Charles @ CNC was extremely helpful with adding the Type 12 to his range. The parts certainly are't cheap but I can highly recommend them.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 15, 2015, 08:26:38 PM
A little done over the weekend, started to do the planked areas, note as per Jecobin plan as that is incorrect, it has to much planked, a nice steady job and very pleasing finish (so far)

Bob
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: littoralcombat on June 16, 2015, 01:53:53 PM
Looking good Rob!! What type/thickness planking are you using?
 
Nige
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on June 17, 2015, 09:22:24 AM
I go away for a weekend and I get back to this hive of industry on Mayhem!

You are progressing well Rob. She already looks like the prototype vessel.

Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 17, 2015, 04:40:50 PM
Nige 2.5mmx 0.94, just about right does the job and looks good, got to avoid what I have seen on the other Bristols around a coat of varnish, going to coat it with finishing oil, which will ensure it stays the clour of unstained wood but will give it water protection.
Bob
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: type82 on June 20, 2015, 04:59:38 PM
Very nice I'm a big HMS Bristol fan having worked on her and I own a model of her in 96th scale
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on June 20, 2015, 07:22:44 PM
Thanks T82
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on July 10, 2015, 07:12:11 PM
Not to much done as packing for house move end of month, started on the main mast which I think is the hardest part of the build
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: type82 on July 10, 2015, 07:23:22 PM
very nice
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on July 10, 2015, 08:44:37 PM
It looked like a voodoo doll for ship models you have hated over the years at first Rob! The mast has a lovely shape, especially the top part.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: jtbyte on September 21, 2015, 01:29:48 PM
Is Bristol still in Portsmouth?  If she is it's well worth a visit.  I spent a day on her a while back and took a mass of photos of every inch of her.  Great crew, great ship, and a really good day out.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on September 21, 2015, 01:36:24 PM
Yep still there, make good use of her, there Tuesday to watch last UK T42 (Ex HMS Gloucester) start her final voyage at 1100hrs
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on September 21, 2015, 09:14:51 PM
That is sad news. They had a good long life and saw some good service.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: jtbyte on September 22, 2015, 01:17:12 PM
Have to agree with that.  However they are still great subjects for a model or set of drawings and probably will be for some time yet.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on October 06, 2015, 04:41:54 PM
A few of recent work on Bristol, showing her in her new home, 4.5 turret in place-barrel and started on the many air intakes/outlets found on this ship.
Nice to have a slid place to work with lighting and power.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on October 06, 2015, 06:39:24 PM
It is good to see your progress Rob. There are some interesting shapes to build.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on October 06, 2015, 10:23:08 PM
It is good to see your progress Rob. There are some interesting shapes to build.
To right so many grills for intakes and outlet for both sets of turbines
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on October 07, 2015, 10:02:26 PM
Grilles are best when covered in mesh hiding the louvres! Mind you, Evergreen do several sheets of different sized louvres if that ever helps.

Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on October 08, 2015, 06:22:38 PM
Grilles are best when covered in mesh hiding the louvres! Mind you, Evergreen do several sheets of different sized louvres if that ever helps.

Never knew that, just had a look but cant seem to see them on their list, is it the V section or is a proper set of louvres?
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on October 09, 2015, 08:44:18 AM
Hi Rob, No it is more a V section representing louvres or clappoard than proper louvres. I suppose it depends on how large the mouvres are on the model.

Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: BailingBen on January 02, 2016, 02:14:40 AM
has anything else been done to the model ?


I've spent a lot of time on HMS BRISTOL whilst she's been a training ship and am interested in how the model turns out.






                                                                         kk
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: Rob47 on January 02, 2016, 10:53:15 AM
Hi KK, yes have been doing bits but weather in the shipyard is a bit on the chilly side at moment :), have started the work to make the rear funnel castings, working on the wooden gratings on the bridge, inlet/outlet louvres for GT and pipework,  will post some up to dat images soon.

I spend a lot on board as well, and all being well the model is going to be on show at a Communications reunion in Gloucester this year, helppppppphttp
Title: Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
Post by: ballastanksian on January 02, 2016, 06:45:02 PM
We have faith in you Rob.

Looking forward to the pictures :-))