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Title: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on May 31, 2015, 09:44:27 PM
Hi guys
I did say after building HMS Clyde I would try to do a build log of my next project.


So he we go, I've desided to keep with the 1/48 scale as I now have a comprehensive collection of moulds of 1/48 fittings.


I ordered the Fleet scale hull of there Hunt Class MCMV back in March this year, the hull as usual is first class.


I build all my running gear , apart from the props, so I set out to make a set of shafts and rudders and complete the wiring layout.
Currently tHe hull is painted white inside after , making and installing the stand holding pins, installing the bow thruster , rudder post, shafts and A frames.

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: J.beazley on May 31, 2015, 10:02:12 PM
I shall be following this with much interest  :-))


Jay
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on May 31, 2015, 11:01:46 PM
I shall be following this with much interest  :-))


Jay

...me too !
 
Good sea-keeping qualities, them vessels ;)
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
 
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on June 01, 2015, 07:15:43 PM
Hi Dave,  Talk about great minds think alike, after completing Coventry I was thinking about my next build, I came up with a short list of two,  an Archer class or HMS Brocklesby  in 1:48 after seeing her moored over the dockyard, that looks like a nice hull, I'll be following your build,  still trying to make my mind up but as the hull and plans are readily available for the hunt class I'm tending to think Brocklesby.  :-))
Joe
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 01, 2015, 07:36:27 PM
Hi Joe,


For me it was the next inline of 1/48 scale models I've done and it will complement my HMS Penzance. However the build will be slower than you Type 42, so hope I can keep the interest in the build log.


Part of the decision for the Hunt Class was getting on board Middleton at the festival of Christmas last November. I must say the crew was very helpful and let me take as mainly pictures as I required.





Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on June 01, 2015, 09:58:01 PM
She is already looking good! I will read your progress whenever you put something up, fret ye not!
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on June 01, 2015, 10:58:03 PM
Dave I've seen your work, it will be interesting. :-)) :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 02, 2015, 01:52:15 PM
Just started the wiring, still not got it set in my mind  {:-{  as to what I will have working , other than bow thruster ect,


Was thinking of lights (LEDs & Fibre optics) I used fibre optic before, for the bulk head lights , had good results with this in the past.


Sound system, Gun mount, radar, large cable drum on the quart deck and try this time to detail the bridge with consol lit up as well. But this is the wish list , what the final is ,  %) [size=78%]God only knows.[/size]
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on June 02, 2015, 08:17:15 PM
Have you gone for the red and green wiring to represent port and starboard? If so this is very attractive.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 02, 2015, 08:23:06 PM
No, it's just that I got feed up with black for neg, so use green for a change. All wires will have there own tag ID Applied later. Once I've completed the wiring lay out you see why I keep to the same  wiring scheme for all my models.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on June 04, 2015, 11:07:00 PM
One of the modern Hunts is on my to do list once I get my skills up to the required levels. I have looked after or worked on them all so would have to go OTT on getting everything right. Currently working on the Ledbury and her major refit.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 05, 2015, 09:33:06 AM
Hope as this build goes on your see that I also work at having  OTT
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on June 05, 2015, 09:40:49 AM
If and when wifey decides on our next house (been talking of moving for 5 years!) I will have space for a bigger fleet and a Hunt class is a must.
No trawling to Internet or looking at scale plans, I can walk out the workshop and straight onto whichever one is along side and have a look at whatever bit I am building. Soooooooo much easier!
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on June 05, 2015, 10:14:41 AM
Hi Dave, I've made my mind up it's going to be HMS Brocklesby for my next build, I remember when the hunt class were introduced, I was working for Camper & Nicholson's, on GRP yachts and thought a GRP warship, that will never catch on, 13 built and 8 still in active service with the royal navy, how wrong was I.
Just one question Dave do the actual ships have a bow thruster or is this something you like to fit, and what size thruster are you fitting, , ok that's two questions %%.  :o
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 05, 2015, 10:25:27 AM
Hi Joe, the Hunts were refitted with a bow thruster. 

In October 2010, BAE Systems signed a 15m contract to replace the 30-year-old propulsion systems onboard eight Royal Navy Hunt Class vessels. All vessels will be fitted with new engines, gearboxes, bow thrusters, propellers and machinery control systems by 2016 as part of the contract
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 05, 2015, 10:29:28 AM
Master for the rudders made, will mould off in the week end
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 05, 2015, 10:40:14 AM
Joe, I used 20mm od
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on June 05, 2015, 11:01:22 AM
The Hunt's bow thruster has two holes, one for suction and one for discharge.
BTW, here is the daily view
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 05, 2015, 11:06:52 AM
Jay,

Am I missing something here .?
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on June 05, 2015, 11:13:38 AM
I don't think you can get a bow thruster like the hunts have. Basically if I remember there is 1 pump and a massive valve that directs suction/discharge to the side needed.
I would have a look but the compartment is OOB due to fibreglassing at the moment.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 05, 2015, 11:21:57 AM
So the hunts have the same configuration as Sandown then ?
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on June 05, 2015, 11:44:10 AM
Pretty much I think. Unfortunately the last Sandown I was recently on was one of the Saudi ones but I did not notice. Concentrating on how hot it was and fixing the internal comm's issues
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on June 05, 2015, 05:16:46 PM
I see they were/are powered by Deltic diesels. One for the locomotive buffs here. Are they going for conventional diesels or a set of miniature gas turbines? I suppose the former is more suitable for slow manouvring needed by Mine sweepers.

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on June 05, 2015, 05:22:01 PM
I think they are getting CAT engines. I know there is an awful lot more space in the engine room. Currently the Ledbury's is completely gutted. Kind of wierd down there compared to what it is like normally.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on June 05, 2015, 05:29:40 PM
I had a look at the engines online and did not realise how complex they are! They must have been fun to do major work on in the engine room confines.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on June 05, 2015, 05:58:49 PM
Oh yes. Cramped us the word
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Jerry C on June 05, 2015, 06:44:42 PM
No major work done on board. Engines just exchanged. Quite quickly too.
Jerry.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 07, 2015, 12:31:03 PM
Cast off the 30mm gun kit from the masters for Clyde & Penzance last night. Also made the doors, satcom and the rudders.


Not too happy with the doors, so may remake them later.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on June 07, 2015, 02:37:07 PM
The gun looks brilliant! It is impressive how the 30mm cannon (itself not a small gun) is dwarfed by all the gubbins around it on the mounting.

Keep up the good work:O)
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on July 17, 2015, 02:39:23 PM
Hi ,
Progress is slow due to recovering from a opp on my arm.
What I have done to date is rubbed the hull down with a fine wet & dry grit paper, then sprayed it with a filler primer which is then cut back. once I'm happy with the finish the hull is sprayed with a red primer. Again this is cut back using a fine grade paper, then the under water line is marked and the area above masked off so the lower half can be sprayed with a satin vanish.
 
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on July 17, 2015, 08:01:47 PM
I wish you a full and speedy recovery from your Op. The sanding should give you some essential physio on your arm muscles.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on July 17, 2015, 08:10:34 PM
Thanks, recovery well under way , it's been hard sanding using only one arm and not being able to do modelling , even when I've been to the SWA shows , had to rely on others to lift my models . hopefully will be able to get back to work next week. Also get some modelling done.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on July 24, 2015, 04:12:14 PM
Hi all
Been making some fittings for moulding later.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on July 24, 2015, 08:24:40 PM
Good and crisp. they should reproduce well in resin.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 03, 2015, 02:40:47 PM
Hi, it's been a bit of time but some progress had been made
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on August 03, 2015, 03:27:56 PM
Your cracking on with her Dave, I do like the 30 mm. I've only made the cradle for mine, but I did intend it to be a winter build, looking good mate, see you Sunday.  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 03, 2015, 05:42:16 PM
Thanks Joe,
The 30 mm is one of my owner moulding kits.


It will be along time before she gets her feet wet, I've still have a lot of the electronics to install. I also plan to have the bridge fully detailed, with a removable roof , so when she at SWA shows the public can see it.


Sound like your winter project is already under way !
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on August 03, 2015, 05:48:56 PM
The danger zone around the 30mm looks brilliant - is it painted in situ ?
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 03, 2015, 05:54:46 PM
Thanks Ray,


Its done by using yellow solar film, which I cut the circle out using a compass cutter, then the black is painted on.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on August 03, 2015, 08:52:06 PM
Darned fine!
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 03, 2015, 08:53:35 PM
Well thank you !
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on August 04, 2015, 09:50:23 PM
My pleasure sir. (Bows and wiggles hat theatrically:O)

Serously though, those sort of markings horrify me. I can just paint stars on US military models but multi coloured rings that are rouns and symetrical, that is an achievement.

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 23, 2015, 04:05:45 PM
Hi,
Can any one help me.
I've been trying to upload some picture to my HMS Quorn build log, and error keep saying . can load JPEG as I've already loaded pictures in this format in the past ,can you advise why it's not allowing them now.




I've tried sending Martin a pm but this seem not to be working





Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Tug-Kenny on October 23, 2015, 05:07:31 PM

J pegs are allowed/  maybe they are over 100k in size.  Might need reducing.

Cheers

ken
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 23, 2015, 05:10:12 PM
Hi Ken,
Been there don't that still no joy
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Tug-Kenny on October 23, 2015, 08:15:59 PM

Are you clicking on the attachments section and choosing your  (reduced in size) picture from your computer  ?

ken
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 23, 2015, 10:51:41 PM
Yes, I've even reduce the size below the min

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 23, 2015, 10:59:40 PM
Ken this is the error i'm getting


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Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Tug-Kenny on October 24, 2015, 10:38:12 AM

You are getting a computer model clash  methinks.  A bit beyond my technology.  Is it an  Ipod type thingy or tablet  ?   Can you try an old type desktop machine.  ?

ken
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 24, 2015, 01:36:35 PM
Hi, Ken,
Thanks for the help, yes I'm using an iPad . But all the past posting have been made using the same iPad.
As we don't own a normal computer , it looks as I may not be posting any picture.

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Tug-Kenny on October 24, 2015, 02:46:10 PM
Quote
Hi, Ken,
Thanks for the help, yes I'm using an iPad . But all the past posting have been made using the same iPad.
As we don't own a normal computer , it looks as I may not be posting any picture.



Any I Pad  users out there that can help please

ken
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 24, 2015, 07:32:14 PM
If you want me to host the pics for you them please drop me a private message.
Simply email me the pics and I'll do the rest :)
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 24, 2015, 08:48:28 PM
Hi , thanks  Kem -all ! I will do this time but I need to resolve the issue to allow me to add picture to this. Blog
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 25, 2015, 02:09:00 AM
Trying different image converter
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Starspider on October 25, 2015, 08:06:43 AM
That's worked OK  :-)) :-))
Just can't  work out what I am seeing
Colin
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 25, 2015, 10:48:24 AM
Thanks, for your help,


Colin what your seeing is the bridge wings and the galvanise gratings
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 25, 2015, 05:03:14 PM
Some picture of the bridge.




My plan is to fully detail the bridge , with lights, consoles back lighted by fibre optic.


And before the question is asked, the "D" plug in front of the bridge is so the superstructure can be disconnected from the main hull wiring ( Female connector is still to be fitted).


The second picture is of the generator housing just I front of the main mast.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Starspider on October 25, 2015, 09:01:55 PM
Aaaahhhh got it. I needed a reference it's my age  :-))  nice work I,ll lurk if I may Dave
Regards Colin
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 25, 2015, 09:06:00 PM
Thanks Colin,


Now I've got the picture issue sorted I hope to be wil posting more pictures later.


Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 26, 2015, 11:03:36 AM
Hi All,
This is a picture of the controll box which has the receiver and bothe speed controllers , All the power connection are plugged in at the bow end and All the radio is at the stern. The idea of this is so can use this control box for All my models, as it can be remove in seconds , by unplugging the power and two radio plugs.
Also this mean I wire All my models the same way ,  even if it's only using one motore and a couple of the channel available .
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on October 26, 2015, 12:34:07 PM
Hi Dave looking impressive as usual, what battery are you using in yours, I'm using a 12volt 7amh sla. I had spare, I'll use a diode to drop the voltage for the bow thruster, glad you got the photo thing sorted.  :-))
Joe.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 26, 2015, 01:22:06 PM
Hi Joe,


The same with your build, looking good.


I'm using 6 volt 10amh, thruster on micro switches, but I may be changing the current thruster out, as I believe the Hunts have the same thruster configuration as the Batch 2 Sandown's.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on October 26, 2015, 05:38:05 PM
The bow thruster on micro switches ? That's something I never thought of, I was going to run mine on it's own ESC. But I suppose you only need to pulse the thruster to achieve the movement, I may rethink this, cheers Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 26, 2015, 07:10:50 PM
Joe,


I know still, takes a channel but it saves on the cost of a ESC
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 09, 2015, 10:57:24 AM
Jay, thanks for the photos of the bow thruster in / out lets that you posted on Joe's build log. I,m going to look at correcting what I've done to meet actual based on your pictures , thanks for taking the time to help.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on November 09, 2015, 12:54:00 PM
No probs..
Wish I could get a better photo but that kind of thing is frowned upon!
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 09, 2015, 01:07:38 PM
Fully understand, but photos are fine for me. I can use the Sandown info I have now I know the hunts have the same arrangement . Once again thanks
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on November 09, 2015, 01:43:43 PM
Managed to get this off of the DC board for the area
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 09, 2015, 08:02:45 PM
Just completed the wire under the superstructure, all that need to be finished off is the fibre optics
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Z750Jay on November 09, 2015, 10:26:24 PM
Hmm
Fibre optics for lighting effects.... Now I lnow what to do with that bit of fibre optic cable thats been left in my workshop from HMS Leadbury's refit
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 10, 2015, 08:53:09 AM
Jay, they are easy to instal and give a true bulk head light effect.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on November 10, 2015, 12:57:32 PM
As you say Dave they do give a very good scale light, as I've seen on your Clyde, I won't be going quite that far on Brocklesby I'll most Likely stick to nav. Lights and wheelhouse using nano chips.  :o
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 10, 2015, 09:41:08 PM
Cast resin Self made Anchore winch
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 01, 2015, 07:26:17 AM
Gents
Still having massive issues with loading pictures from my iPad, and yes I do not own a desktop or laptop computer. Anyway hope this works,

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on December 01, 2015, 07:39:18 PM
All clear and of good size T888

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 01, 2015, 08:21:47 PM
Thanks Ian,
To load pictures I will have use one app to change file type and another to resize that file. Don't full understand why but , This is the only way I can get photos loaded via iPad.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Jerry C on December 01, 2015, 10:11:55 PM
T888, on an iPad I just email a pic to myself. When you press send it asks you to choose the size of the pic. Just choose the closest value below 300mb. When you receive the resized pic hold your finger on it and it will give you the option to save the image. Save it and use that pic to post on here. No apps required. Takes far longer to tell than to do.
Jerry.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on December 01, 2015, 11:14:58 PM
Yep that's just what I do, windows resizes the resolution rather than the physical size it sounds a bit long winded but it's probably no longer than using a resizing app,  hope you had a good exhibition at Action Stations Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 02, 2015, 06:48:30 AM
Jerry,
Thanks I will try that.
Joe,
AS went well, Friday was a bit slow but Sat/Sun was flat out. I was not noting show any models, as I had commitments that kept me away Sunday.


Your build is moving at a great rate of knots.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 07, 2015, 04:16:10 PM
Bridge, so far, still need to add more detail and tie in the fibro optics
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on December 07, 2015, 11:14:57 PM
That's a lot of detail you have already Dave - even down to the bookcase and books :o
 
Interested in how you will go about installing the fibre optics on the bridge. :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Starspider on December 08, 2015, 03:05:20 PM
That's a lot of detail you have already Dave - even down to the bookcase and books :o
 
Regards,
 
Ray.


Had not even seen those, need new specs. Great skill  O0
colin
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Netleyned on December 08, 2015, 03:18:52 PM
Don't forget a retaining rail for the bookcase {-)
Bit different to the Minesweepers open air types
(Ton class) that I used to mend in Port Edgar.

Ned
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 08, 2015, 04:13:57 PM
Gents, thanks for your comments,


Ray,
Once I start installing the fibre optics I'll post picture showing how I do it.


For the detailing , I need to add ,maps printers, book tie downs and computers.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 09, 2015, 04:57:18 PM
Fittings cast off last night

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on December 11, 2015, 10:36:58 PM
Excellent detailing and also crisp castings. Very professional.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 12, 2015, 04:50:29 PM


Thanks for your comments,


I'm considering whether to start offering my fittings for sale,  as I'm retiring next year I will have more free time to make fittings.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on December 15, 2015, 09:11:03 AM
It should also help subsidise your hobby! Even if it just keps you in Humbrol/Paints then that can't be bad?
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 03, 2016, 09:24:17 AM
Happy new year to all
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on January 03, 2016, 07:02:31 PM
That mast is amazing!
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 03, 2016, 09:13:49 PM
Thanks, I did hoped to have all the lights working but the wiring was a nightmare , so aborted that plan.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 07, 2016, 12:39:29 PM
Picture of the actual mini gun ammo locker and my master ready for mould, I will be adding the side plates to the cast resin later.



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Post by: J.beazley on January 10, 2016, 12:23:57 PM
Really coming along nicely  :-))
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Post by: T888 on January 10, 2016, 03:42:12 PM
Thanks J ,


How your RCPV coming along,Mike to see some picture if you have any?
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Post by: T888 on January 16, 2016, 02:15:16 PM
RIB and out board motor , I will make a mouldy using the RIB as HMS Quorn has two , puts I need Couple for another 1/48 scale OPV I'm making.
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Post by: T888 on January 17, 2016, 01:52:05 PM
Casting made today
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Post by: T888 on January 22, 2016, 12:20:54 PM
Picture of HMS Quorns main Radar
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Post by: Starspider on January 22, 2016, 12:22:57 PM
Nice rib mouldings and a very  nice radar  :-))
colin
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Post by: T888 on January 22, 2016, 12:31:35 PM
Thanks,
I also should have said , the Radar drive motor forms apart of the main radar support post, this has a planetary gear box, which is the black section of the radar post. This type of arrangement gives 6 rpm.
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Post by: Starspider on January 22, 2016, 12:47:17 PM
Hi is the motor you used in the radar a readly available motor?
colin
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Post by: radiojoe on January 22, 2016, 01:15:23 PM
All looking good Dave, I picked up some 9mm. dowel yesterday to attempt making the RIB plug mold in between making the derricks. :-))
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Post by: T888 on January 22, 2016, 01:58:42 PM
Joe, for a small fee I can cast off a couple of my RIBs if you wish
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Post by: radiojoe on January 22, 2016, 04:14:03 PM
Hi Dave thanks for the offer, but that's what I've been busy doing today, still learning the art of casting but I'm getting there.
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Post by: T888 on January 22, 2016, 05:46:23 PM
Hi , The motors come from precision micro drives

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Post by: Starspider on January 22, 2016, 09:08:01 PM
Thanks  :-))
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Post by: T888 on January 27, 2016, 03:55:48 PM
Hi, some pictures of the fuel transfer pump housing
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Post by: ballastanksian on January 27, 2016, 10:31:03 PM
Crikey, you and Joe are pulling out all the stops with this quality work. Its coincidence that you are both mastering and moulding Ribs within days of each other!
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Post by: Starspider on January 27, 2016, 10:35:28 PM
Crikey, you and Joe are pulling out all the stops with this quality work.


What he said ^  <:( 
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 28, 2016, 06:43:29 AM
Thanks, Gents,
Like Joe posting , the downfall of making your own fittings is the build time of each of my models is much longer. But much more enjoyable and satisfying.



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Post by: ballastanksian on January 28, 2016, 12:15:13 PM
But in the long term you have the ability to quickly make fittings for the future saving time :-))

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 30, 2016, 11:42:35 AM
Completed a couple of the mini gun locker, the other locker is still to have its side plates applied.The vent awaiting to have wing nuts and door added.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on January 30, 2016, 12:03:12 PM
Are your labels stickers or decals? I suppose that as the plates would have some thickness in real life, a sticker would not be such a problem as opposed to painted stencils which even 1:1 would be very thin.

They look top class lockers!
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Post by: T888 on January 30, 2016, 12:19:49 PM
Unfortunately the warning labels are BECC . I've tried using water transfer paper to printed the labels but could not get a fine enough print result, so used BECC,s with a coat of satin varnish to finish off. This loses some of the thickness of the labels.
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Post by: T888 on February 05, 2016, 06:02:46 PM
I know Joe cover this item in his build log , but this is my version of the Bull ring.
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Post by: radiojoe on February 05, 2016, 06:46:58 PM
Now that is neat Dave.  :-))
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Post by: T888 on February 05, 2016, 07:01:03 PM
Thanks, mate,


Keep going with your good work , your build is coming along well.
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Post by: Starspider on February 05, 2016, 08:51:31 PM
very nice  :-))
colin
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 05, 2016, 10:55:34 PM
Lots of shape and detail in such a small space. Like it lots.
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Post by: T888 on February 13, 2016, 09:05:26 AM
Build so far
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 13, 2016, 11:03:19 AM
Lookin' good:O)

The gun is lovely.
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Post by: spooksgone on February 14, 2016, 11:30:59 AM
An amazing quality build. Loving it :-)) When I see builds like this, it makes me want to tear down my own projects and start again!!! Thanks for sharing.
Phil
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on February 14, 2016, 11:55:47 AM
Thanks, Phil, I know what you mean, I've seen some great builds on this site and have had the same felling some about my own models.


Thanks for your comments
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on February 22, 2016, 07:52:12 PM
Gents, this will be my last post as I do not wish to clash with Joe's build of his Hunt, as it seems we both building the same subjects.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: radiojoe on February 22, 2016, 08:02:58 PM
Dave keep posting your build, it matters not it's the same class, mine is 1988 yours is up to date with the modifications over the years, and we both build in different ways to achieve the same ends, so it would be a shame not to see yours taking shape, {:-{ plus yours will have the electronics/fiber optics etc. that make it even more interesting.  :-))
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Post by: Capt Podge on February 22, 2016, 11:46:23 PM
I'm in full agreement with Joe on this - great builds both. O0 Keep it going if you can Dave. :-)

....and there's 3 Smit Nederland builds on the go, all being tackled in different ways. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: derekwarner on February 23, 2016, 12:11:03 AM
Yes Dave...we are watching from all ends of the earth %)....we as viewers do not see any like builds as a competition

I have enjoyed seeing some of the the excellent detail you are installing :-)) ...please continue on with you build thread & images..... Derek
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Starspider on February 23, 2016, 10:43:23 AM
Dave please keep posting your pics and comments. Like others I do not compare yours and Joes work I enjoy the builds I always learn something.  :-))
Colin
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: raflaunches on February 23, 2016, 11:05:27 AM
I concour, please keep posting, it's very interesting to see how you both make the same fittings, I'm learning so much from yourself and Joe. :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on February 23, 2016, 12:19:24 PM
OK Gents,
I was just concerned both Joe and I were covering the same subject matter, even though Joe and I are freinds, I was worried it was looking as I was posting the same items which Joe had already covered. However if you are finding the difference in the builds useful, then I will continue to post.


Thanks for your support.
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Post by: Capt Podge on February 23, 2016, 12:29:48 PM
However if you are finding the difference in the builds useful, then I will continue to post.


Thanks for your support.

Much appreciated Dave, thank you. O0 :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: radiojoe on February 23, 2016, 12:32:52 PM
OK Gents,
I was just concerned both Joe and I were covering the same subject matter, even though Joe and I are freinds, I was worried it was looking as I was posting the same items which Joe had already covered. However if you are finding the difference in the builds useful, then I will continue to post.


Thanks for your support.


Well done Granddad.  %) %) %%
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Post by: spooksgone on February 23, 2016, 02:27:42 PM
Please keep it coming t888. I feel builds like yours and Joes keep people with lesser skills, like me, motivated. Loving the various technics from you guys :-)) :-)) :-))
Cheers guys.
Phil
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 23, 2016, 08:40:49 PM
Too right T888, It is like watching a really interesting program in stereo but with interesting differences to spot and learn from.

If Einstein and Stephen Hawking both turned up to a Royal Society presentation I doubt anyone would tell either to buzz off.

Your winch is excellent T888.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on February 24, 2016, 06:28:01 PM
More detailing add to the winch
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Post by: T888 on February 25, 2016, 03:55:50 PM
This is my method of fixing the bulwark an the deck above the mezzanine deck area.
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Post by: spooksgone on February 25, 2016, 04:31:58 PM
Just one word from me, that is, stunning :-))
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 25, 2016, 06:56:07 PM
It is a star item on your vessel that winch.
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Post by: T888 on February 26, 2016, 09:36:32 PM
Thanks,  :-))   Next I'm going to machine up the motor/gearbox pulley. Hopefully will have it working by the end of the week end
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Post by: T888 on March 02, 2016, 02:26:25 PM
Hi,
Just finished making the main mast ladders. I need to paint the ladder rungs and varnish.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Starspider on March 02, 2016, 04:35:43 PM
Winch and mast ladders are very cool  :-))
colin
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Post by: T888 on March 02, 2016, 05:20:15 PM
Thanks Colin
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Post by: radiojoe on March 02, 2016, 06:09:24 PM
You've got SOME patience Dave I give you that, the skill is a given. :-))
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Post by: T888 on March 06, 2016, 07:13:40 PM
This is the large acoustic cable drum fitted to the deck above the quarter deck.

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Post by: Capt Podge on March 06, 2016, 10:17:24 PM
Excellent bit of work there Dave - those angular supports look really crisp, clean and accurate - nice one. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: T888 on March 07, 2016, 11:27:29 AM
Thanks for your comments,

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Post by: ballastanksian on March 07, 2016, 09:08:00 PM
Amen :-))
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Post by: Starspider on March 07, 2016, 09:34:49 PM
Nice reels

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Post by: T888 on March 24, 2016, 10:07:46 AM

Hi Gents, update, I've  been working on the cable winch in front of the mail cable drum. I was lucky to be invited on board one of the Hunts in Portsmouth two weeks ago. During the visit I,d taken serval photos, which helped in getting the winch correct.
The winch is made up of over 200 parts and has taken 70 hrs so far, work I need to complete is the motor ,cable drum brakes and the roller.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Starspider on March 24, 2016, 11:11:10 AM
Wonderful work the detail is superb  :-))
colin
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Post by: ballastanksian on March 24, 2016, 09:15:13 PM
Absolutely stunning. Ok, its a winch, but I like kit like that:O)

All power to your elbowT888
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Post by: Capt Podge on March 25, 2016, 12:46:23 AM
I can imagine some people viewing your model "in the flesh" asking where you bought your winch - quality work Dave. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: T888 on March 25, 2016, 07:39:50 AM
Thanks, All for your comments , they are appreciated.
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Post by: radiojoe on March 25, 2016, 08:46:36 AM
Just the kind of detail and quality I've come to expect from you Dave,  :-))
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Post by: T888 on March 25, 2016, 04:32:02 PM
Thanks Joe,
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Post by: T888 on April 10, 2016, 12:12:06 PM
Hi Gents, some fitting made ready for moulding.
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Post by: radiojoe on April 10, 2016, 01:51:58 PM
Hi Dave
Let me guess roller lead strbd side of sweep deck and vents port and strbd sweep deck, am I right granddad.
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Post by: T888 on April 10, 2016, 01:56:53 PM
Hi Joe,
Correct, I,m trying to complete the quart deck, but having issues with the wiring of the lights on the underside of the mez deck.
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Post by: ballastanksian on April 10, 2016, 06:48:50 PM
Lovely details Joe's Grand dad :-))
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Post by: T888 on April 10, 2016, 06:50:30 PM
Thanks,


It's nice to see my grandson is learning his craft.
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Post by: T888 on April 13, 2016, 12:55:32 PM
Gents, finally completed the toa winch, hope you like.
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Post by: ballastanksian on April 13, 2016, 09:34:39 PM
Even the hub of the warp drum has something going on in it! It is a gorgeous piece.
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Post by: rsm on April 14, 2016, 09:07:53 AM
Wow! Cracking piece of work.
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Post by: spooksgone on April 14, 2016, 09:24:33 AM
That's pretty amazing. Very nice indeed :-))
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Post by: T888 on April 14, 2016, 11:56:10 AM
Thanks guys nice to have your comments.
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Post by: Starspider on April 14, 2016, 12:30:21 PM
Wow! Cracking piece of work.


Got to go with rsm above great peice of work
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Post by: raflaunches on April 14, 2016, 01:19:11 PM
Wow I love it! Looks so real, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 16, 2016, 07:17:00 PM
Well, it been a couple of months since I worked on HMS QUORN. As I've Been on holiday to Mexico and working on my Shannon class lifeboat which has now come to a stop.


So I've started back on QUORN with the crane bases. The picture are of the master crane base, which will be used to make the mouldy and the resin castings for three of the four cranes.

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Post by: ballastanksian on June 16, 2016, 09:06:32 PM
Cor, you and Joe really make some nice masters. That is lovely just on its own!
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Post by: T888 on June 27, 2016, 06:07:38 PM
Gent's ,
Some pictures of HMS QUORN to date. still only abou 55% complete.


Enjoy
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Post by: raflaunches on June 27, 2016, 07:13:02 PM
Stunning work there T888!
If my HMS Protector comes half as close as your model I'd be happy, beautiful work. You and Joe are fantastic modellers and I hope one day I can get the same result. :-))  Until then I'll keep watching and learning!
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Post by: ballastanksian on June 27, 2016, 08:02:08 PM
I love the view down the deck. Excellent progress. I agree with Colin about you and Joe:O)
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Post by: J.beazley on June 27, 2016, 08:15:17 PM
I should get you to finish my Mersey Dave, struggling to get the time between work and little ones running about.
As Bob says its a hobby just do a little bit at a time when i can im sure i will finish it one day  :-))


Jay
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Post by: T888 on June 27, 2016, 08:22:52 PM
Jay,
Would love too, but my life expectancy would be reduced by the boss !!!!
Bobs correct, only work on your hobby when you have time.


Colin, Ian thanks for your comments . Also some more pic of the winch deck.

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Post by: crabbersnipe on July 01, 2016, 07:46:42 PM
I am stunned by your castings and master moulds - could you share how you go about this, would love to see how this is done in practice.


Thanks a million,
E
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Post by: T888 on July 01, 2016, 09:11:25 PM
Hi, E,
Give me a few days and I'll post some info
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Post by: crabbersnipe on July 01, 2016, 09:18:33 PM
Most appreciated - I stand to learn  :}


E
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on July 03, 2016, 08:44:31 PM
Have a look also at Radio Joe's work on masters and moulds whilst looking at T888's as then you will get the benefit of two masters of the art.

That last picture looks so realisitc that you could photoshop in real sailors and it would not look out of place. Awesome.
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Post by: T888 on July 12, 2016, 09:22:23 AM

Hi E,[/size]Well he I go, this is just my way of doing cold casting and this posting does not give all the tricks of the trade or is a detailed method,  but hope it helps ?[/size]First , the silicon rubber or RTV .... I use is "Shore 24 " and the casting resin is "Fast Cast"Both which I order from CFS in Cornwall. There are others RTV & Resins on the market, but I have found over the years this to be the best for me.When you first start its best to start with a simple master, i.e door, lockers etc.  As I've said before in my build log, when making a masters , make the best you can,  as any mistakes will be repeated on each casting taken.When making the master, I always think about how I get the casting out of the mould In one peace. The shore 24 RTV is flexible and allows me to get some quite complicated masters out , however You could make a split mould.The mould box Method I use is to use draws from an old tidy all, but I do make boxes from 20 thou plasticard. Some others used Lego bricks with go effect. Note always a fix the master to the base of the moulding box , as some fittings can and will float to the top when being moulded if there not fixed down.When I make a master I usually use plasticard , brass or automotive body filler as seen in the picture 1. of the sat dome.Some complicated items like the 30mm Gun mount . I build in a kit form and then moulded each component separately , see picture 2. As I said before , the additional detailing is based on lots of actual photos of the Gun.I do use the model drawings for the general measurements, but the detailing is based on photos of the actual component being replicated.Now a days you can buy plastic, Alli and brass hexagonal , angle, half round etc sections in differing sizes, these section I use to add detailing the fittings or making item like intake vents and doors as in picture 3,4 also see crane base earlier in this posting.Hexagonal section cut down to represent nut/bolts as seen in this picture 5 . Picture 6 is one of the lift raft units.

Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on July 12, 2016, 05:51:24 PM
Thanks for the info Dave - printed out and added to my "hints 'n tips" of moulding/casting file. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: T888 on July 12, 2016, 05:54:37 PM
Ray, Pleased it was of use.
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Post by: T888 on July 14, 2016, 02:45:29 PM
Gents, just finishing off the life raft racks.
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Post by: ballastanksian on July 14, 2016, 08:39:33 PM
Lovely work matey  :-)) Crispo and well detailed.
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Post by: crabbersnipe on July 18, 2016, 02:30:45 PM
Hi Dave,


Sorry for belated reply as was away on holiday but thanks so much for the additional explanations and photographs. I believe I can speak on behalf of the entire forum that your craftsmanship is second to none and the finish of your castings is very crisp indeed.
Must give this a try myself and will have a go, good of you to list those products so can do an attempt.


Keep us posted on further progress, am following your Hunt with a keen interest and she is a beauty in being.


Thanks again,
E
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on July 18, 2016, 09:52:00 PM
Hi E,
Thanks for your feed back, I'm pleased you found it useful and your enjoying the build log ( going a bit slow at the moment)
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 08, 2016, 08:10:55 PM
HMS Quorn's build has been going slow due to my SWA commitments , however this week end we had a show in Portmouth docks . The SWA had an area where we were doing demo's on building models, so I had time to build the fuel can rack, one of the life ring racks and started on the crane jibs. The jibs & fuel can I will take casting from , as this helps me to stretch my moulding skills.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on August 08, 2016, 10:45:29 PM
Dave, your attention to detail is commendable and shows in the results - inspiring.

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 09, 2016, 05:17:42 PM
Thank you for your nice comments Ray.
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Post by: ballastanksian on August 09, 2016, 07:50:50 PM
Gorgeus detail. You must heva been a hit at the show. Were you asked many questions about scratch building?
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 09, 2016, 08:29:03 PM
Yes Ian, The model building did go down well. With a lot of interest in the moulding and the use of plasticard.
We located in Boat house 4 where the Portmouth historical people were demoing the traditional wooden boat building skills. We had over 1300 visitors through the door on Saturday, but Sunday was a bit less.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on August 23, 2016, 07:07:26 PM
Gents, update on building the crane's
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Post by: T888 on September 06, 2016, 06:01:57 PM
Gents, been a frustrating couple of weeks, after posting photos of the crane, I got hold of some actual crane photos, which showed some errors in what I'd built, so the crane went in the bin.


So then I turned to making the velocity sound winch which is fitted on the main deck starboard side just in front of the mini gun platform supports.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on September 06, 2016, 10:15:25 PM
Isn't it always the way? You finish a project and then more and often better references appear  >>:-( It has happened to me on numerous occasions over the years.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: spooksgone on September 07, 2016, 09:23:12 AM
Wow pretty amazing stuff this, if I made parts that small I would probably spend more time on my hands and knees looking for them! Very nice :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on September 07, 2016, 12:49:05 PM
Hi Spooksgone,
Funny that's what does happen to me!
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on September 07, 2016, 03:37:22 PM
Winch now painted and fitted
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on September 23, 2016, 12:32:26 PM
Update on HMS QUORN, Spend the last couple of days working on the aft sweep gear. Hope you like.

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Post by: rnli12 on September 23, 2016, 07:27:11 PM
Hi,

Great detail, just wondered where you got your guardrail stanchions (3 hole)?.

Regards,

Rich
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on September 23, 2016, 07:29:56 PM
Hi Richard,
I use Scalelink photo etch, they do RN three hole spaced stations
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: rnli12 on September 23, 2016, 07:33:24 PM
Hi,

Many thanks, I am building my Sandown and your build is inspirational well done.

May have to ask a few more questions as time goes on!

Rich
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on September 23, 2016, 07:40:04 PM
Hi Rich,
Thanks , hope you have found the photos I sent you useful, I did when I used them to build my HMS Penzance. Any time I can help just call.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: rnli12 on September 23, 2016, 08:01:52 PM
Most appreciated, a few of your Penzance model would be welcome.

I was having a look around HMS Shoreham yesterday lost of detail to get stuck into.

Rich
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on September 23, 2016, 08:09:49 PM

Hi Rich,
Have a look at my local clubs website using the link



http://srcmbc.org.uk/2016/01/02/hms-penzance/
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on October 25, 2016, 06:47:22 PM
Gents , update working on the handrails
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 20, 2016, 03:18:15 PM
Gents,
Update on HMS Quorn build, sorry I haven't post before but had builders in. So work to date is :- finished the main deck handrails, minigun mount with armour plating, Nav lights and fitted the aft sweep gear.

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Post by: Capt Podge on November 20, 2016, 03:25:24 PM
You certainly have her looking busy now. I like the way you have the after deck lit up - looking good. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 20, 2016, 04:23:41 PM
Thanks Ray,
Now I've got back to it , Its starting to dawn on me how much there is still to do. I've one or two major item to build, One being the sonar cable winch. But until I can get some picture of this winch, it will have to wait.


The other item is the large crane on the stern, but recent photos of HMS Quorn shows this has been removed. So again until I have proof this had been permanently removed or replaced I'll wait before making and fitting one.
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Post by: Shipmate60 on November 20, 2016, 06:31:29 PM
Looking good as usual Dave.


Bob
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Post by: T888 on November 21, 2016, 10:21:20 AM
Thanks Bob, nice to hear from you, hope alls well ?
Unlucky result Saturday!
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Post by: spooksgone on November 21, 2016, 02:58:36 PM
Pure class. This makes me want to better at this fantastic hobby. I have picked up lots of hints and tips from watching you guys on here. Thank you for sharing. :-))
Regards
Phil
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Post by: ballastanksian on November 21, 2016, 09:39:54 PM
Excellent progress Dave! She looks like the real thing.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 26, 2016, 04:28:14 PM
Gents,
Thought you may like too see the latest item being finished off. ( two Man Decomperssion chamber)
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Shipmate60 on November 26, 2016, 04:41:01 PM
Sorry Dave,
I used to work with these and you might have one of the connections the wrong way round.


























A JOKE!!
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on November 26, 2016, 04:42:14 PM
What a great piece of work. You have it looking as though it would actually work - brilliant build Dave.

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on November 26, 2016, 04:46:30 PM
Bob, thanks for that, I've just corrected the connection you point out  <:(


Trust you to see that ,I didn't think your eyes weren't that good these days ! Ha,ha {-)




Thanks for your comments gents
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Post by: ballastanksian on November 26, 2016, 09:59:30 PM
Your chamber is a beautiful model in its own right  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on December 05, 2016, 12:36:14 PM
Gents,
Some pictures of first feet wet for HMS Quorn, sorry the pictures are not to good, but will post some better one when she is finish and on the water.


The first sea trails , showed
She required me to add more ballast to the stern
Bow thruster work well and she answer well the the helm
Smoke generator was set up to work on a latching micro switch which was operated by over trimming the rudder servo. No issues
Sound and other functions worked well.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 26, 2017, 06:59:25 PM
Just started getting back to working on Quorn, the actual picture is of a hand pump and filter on the quarter deck. Plus hand wrench.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 26, 2017, 07:10:54 PM
Some views of the quarter deck still lots of details to be added
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on January 26, 2017, 09:37:31 PM
Some fantastic, accurate work going on here - and your handrails look superb - great work Dave. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: ballastanksian on January 26, 2017, 10:33:55 PM
It looks to all intents and puroses like the real thing  :-))
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Post by: derekwarner on January 27, 2017, 08:15:07 AM
T-tripple8 ..........your build looks absolutely  :-))....,but just a minor point....... is that a de-compression or re-compression pressure vessel?....may not sound important...but to a diver with actual bubbles of entrained oxygen in his blood >>:-(.... would probably prefer one over the other mentioned vessels

"A recompression chamber is a hyperbaric treatment chamber used to treat divers suffering from certain diving disorders such as decompression sickness"

De-compressing the atmosphere the diver is subjected to would simply kill that person......... your call O0

[PS...I am a little surprised that some of your fellow Countrymen with their vast and attested nautical knowledge and experience did not flag this to you]

Derek
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Post by: Netleyned on January 27, 2017, 09:38:36 AM
Heard it called both on MCMV's Derek.
A diver coming up too fast would be recompressed to his original
working depth pressure and slowly decompressed to surface pressure.




Ned
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: derekwarner on January 27, 2017, 09:58:02 AM
Evening Ned.....whilst not associated with above water weapons systems, in my time with our DofD I did have  a little training with Hale Hamilton pressure reducing valves......these were UK produced from WW1 to current day I believe

In the applications I mention were installed exclusively for 'recompression hyperbaric equipment'

Lets not mince words ....words can be incorrectly used/stated....or just totally mis-understood O0

Derek
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 27, 2017, 11:36:51 AM

First gents thanks for your comments re the model making and model. :-))
Secondly, I do not wish to get into a war of words. <*<

Ned is correct in what he said, both references is used in the U.K. To discribe the dive chamber


However .......Decompression is the illness, Recompression is the treatment. Based on this extract from the London Diving Chamber.





The London Diving Chamber specialises in Diving Medicine and provides a 24 hour clinic with everything a diver could need from a medical facility.

[/size]The London Diving Chamber, a Hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Sickness (DCS) together with other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments.[/color]
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Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on January 27, 2017, 11:39:35 AM
Sorry, gents the format was incorrect , this is the extract


"The London Diving Chamber, a Hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Sickness (DCS) together with other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments."
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: derekwarner on January 27, 2017, 12:56:29 PM
Guys.......as offered ...the build of the MCMV HMS Quorn is absolutely 1st Class.... :-))

However despite technical mis or miss understood quotations by anybody's DINGBAT proof reader.....

A recompression chamber saves lives.........don't be fooled by fools.......put a diver with the bends/bendz in a chamber & decompress or lower the pressure within the chamber & you will have blood on your hands

Simple....... Derek
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on February 26, 2017, 03:36:35 PM

Hi All,
It's still very slow going, but just made the bunker hose racks. The first picture is as per the Drawing. The second pictures are the correct version, based on actual pictures.
If I'd looked at the pictures I have first , I'd would only have had to make two, not three  <:(
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on February 26, 2017, 10:10:00 PM
If I'd looked at the pictures I have first , I'd would only have had to make two, not three  <:(

Well, at least you spotted it before any rivet counters clambered aboard.

That's a fiddly little thing to make but will no doubt enhance the overall look of your model. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 27, 2017, 12:05:19 AM
If nothing else it gave you something to warm your soldering skills up on. A simple join would have been less effort, but by making it you will have got the idea of the shape making the second and third ones quicker to make.

Lovely job  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on February 27, 2017, 06:42:33 PM
Thanks, guys
Making things twice can be a part of our hobby, however at this time  I could do with out having to make items twice as I've very limited free time at point. {:-{
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 27, 2017, 08:45:00 PM
Too true  :((
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on March 18, 2017, 07:51:17 PM
Update,
Second sea trail complete,
Started to complete the outstanding detail items.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on March 18, 2017, 08:11:33 PM
Gorgeous!
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Post by: T888 on March 18, 2017, 10:07:11 PM
Thanks
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Post by: radiojoe on March 20, 2017, 01:36:33 PM

She looks great on the water Dave and as always you go the extra mile when it comes to detailing,  :-))


Joe
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Post by: T888 on March 20, 2017, 04:16:20 PM
Thanks Joe,


Nice to see your keeping up with Brock, sad your not attending the SWA events.


Keep up the good work and posting of Brock.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on March 24, 2017, 09:04:52 AM
After looking at my library of Hunt photos. I Notice the Sonar dish, which is stored on the bridge front, was different to the drawings. The actual dish is not a dome shape as shown on the drawing ,but more like the dome has had its side squared off.(see attached photo)


So I decided the best way to make it was to cut the round base from 2 mm plastic card, then cut the cross section shape from 10 thou card. This was then attached to the base and filed using P38 filler, then i sanded it to the correct shape.
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Post by: Capt Podge on March 24, 2017, 10:25:23 AM
Well spotted Dave - this prompted me to look at more images of Quorn and I would say you have got it right - nice one. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: T888 on March 24, 2017, 11:14:54 AM
Thanks Ray,


Yes I'll be using the Plan only for approx location of the fittings and my photos for details.


 
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on March 24, 2017, 09:54:41 PM
There is nothing better than photos for reference. Sounds bleeding obvious I know, but I remember ages back when books had poorer photos, the plans were often better to work from, but these days with better books and the internet you are spoilt for detail to work from.

Have you found that if you take reference photos yourself, you always wish you had one from another angle because you cannot make out a detail on something?
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Post by: T888 on April 06, 2017, 11:47:38 AM
Sonar and sonar hoist fitted, now moving on the the rubber fenders
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Post by: T888 on April 09, 2017, 05:35:01 PM
Started Making the masters for the Fenders today. I was able to cast some off as well, I'll finish off the painting and rigging them tonight.
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Post by: Capt Podge on April 09, 2017, 09:33:55 PM
Yet more very neat castings - carry on No.1, report when completed.

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on April 17, 2017, 02:57:40 PM
Capt,
Reporting back on items completed,
fenders now painted and fitted.
Bridge Windows and wiper fitted.
Small Satellite dome and aerials fitted.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on April 17, 2017, 10:08:00 PM
Well, you certainly have an eye for detail Dave. Those wipers are a pig to make but you seem to have carried the job off ok. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: T888 on May 07, 2017, 03:29:11 PM
Update, its been slow going doing all the fine detailing, I've just completed the Tiger tail , Bridge roof aerials, bridge jib and the Mezzanine deck aerial, which I've made foldable as per the actual, as this will help when transporting the model.


Next will be the generator air intakes, which I've been avoiding ever since I completed the main mast and generator housing.  {:-{ [size=78%]Some bits will not go away.[/size]
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Post by: ballastanksian on May 07, 2017, 07:53:15 PM
I'm asking because I like them, are you planning to fit Miniguns?

That is an astounding model you are working on.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on May 07, 2017, 07:58:54 PM
Hi Ian,


First thanks for your feed back it is appreciated , as this model seems to be taking so long to complete.


Yes I,m in the process of making a better master, as the one I made for HMS Clyde gun barrels were a bit heavy.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on May 07, 2017, 08:30:42 PM
I saw them mounted on an MCMV tied up in Poole a few years back and was amazed at how small they are, but by gosh they do put some rounds out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykb3Is3Dsmw

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Post by: T888 on May 07, 2017, 08:46:09 PM
Thanks for the link, I'll use the sound track for my sound unit.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on May 07, 2017, 10:37:27 PM
With the amount of detail being added to this model it is obvious that you have researched the ship quite thoroughly - she's looking fantastic Dave. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on May 08, 2017, 05:01:44 PM
Thanks Ray,
I'm pleased with her , yes the research has helped with get the detail correct. 
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on May 11, 2017, 05:55:33 PM
Well after a good morning sailing at Setley , I spent the afternoon making one of the Generator housing vents.


Still have one more to make.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: ballastanksian on May 11, 2017, 09:42:44 PM
I like a good flange. All engineeringy things should have a flange, it frames the part well.

Lots of neat detail and a nice component  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on May 12, 2017, 07:20:41 AM
Hi Ian,
Nice to know there's another model maker out there that likes engineery things.  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on May 12, 2017, 07:33:06 PM
At last finished making the second vent, ill post some picture of them fitted later.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on May 13, 2017, 09:06:48 AM

Like in Radiojoe thread, I also thought about access to the power switch and how I was going to connect and disconnect  the lights , radar etc. But also be able to hide these.



This is my method I came up with , it reduced the amount of times I have to lift off the superstructure.

On some of my other models , were I had more space or large lockers I could also added charging points.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Capt Podge on May 13, 2017, 09:22:52 PM
Another neat solution to the problem - good work Dave - with the lockers in place the connection / switch is totally hidden and most likely to be unaffected by the odd goffer. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: T888 on June 02, 2017, 01:54:49 PM
Quick update pictures.

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Post by: ballastanksian on June 02, 2017, 08:08:41 PM
She looks almost real in that natural light. The odd stain on the deck (possibly distorted light through window glass) adds to this  :-))
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 02, 2017, 08:35:08 PM
Thanks Ian,


I did not notice the stain, I'll need to clean it off as I have a show at HMS Collingwood tomorrow , so she needs to be prefect to pass inspection by RN personal.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: Jerry C on June 02, 2017, 09:51:00 PM
I really feel as if I'm back aboard a hunter when I look at your pictures. I was the MHDO (Mine Hunting Directing Officer) in Kedelston in 83 and 1st OOW in Middleton in 86. Memories fade as the years pass but I think that they used a similar Sonar arrangement. My comment is that the Sonar dome cover would only be stowed on the front of the accommodation when actually hunting as the dome would be inflated with sea water when searching. Speed of the ship was limited when hunting and could only use full speed when transducer was retracted into the hull and the cover fitted in place. They may have carried two covers, I can't really remember. Can somebody put me right on this?
Jerry.
Title: Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
Post by: T888 on June 08, 2017, 08:50:09 PM
Gent,
Some pic of Quorn at the HMS Collingwood show and some of the other SWA members models and my HMS Clyde