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Title: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on July 10, 2016, 12:10:11 pm
Hi must be so long that  I started this build that I cant find the original post lol
A few shots of her in the test tank !!! getting her keel wet for the first time, incredibly stable model (1/72) so very pleased on that no leaks from the stabilisers so again good.  Based  on Jecobin plans but with all the mistakes rectified.  Having access to the 1/1 version helps :)
Title: Re: HMS Brtistol update
Post by: radiojoe on July 10, 2016, 12:26:35 pm
Looking very majestic on the water Rob, you must be pleased with her and rightly so. :-))
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on February 11, 2017, 06:44:01 pm

Well a bit more time has elapsed, and here are two shots of HMS Bristol getting her bottom properly wet in Gloucester docks.  Very pleased with handling, stabilisers work a treat, so when she heels out a turn outer, push her up and inner pull her down, all done by simple linkage to the rudder bar.
Also as she was fastest ship in the fleet once, I opened her up and at full blast she is awesome.


Will try to keep this build up to date.


Bob
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2017, 07:14:20 pm
As and when Rob. We all have non interesting things to do, so like you have to fit our hobbies in between 'stuff'.

She looks great  :}
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on March 16, 2017, 02:59:28 pm

A few shots showing Bristol as she is, still WIP though, started to fit all the loose items to the superstructure, so hopefully next sail it will lokk a bit more warship like  :}


Bob
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: ballastanksian on March 16, 2017, 08:50:54 pm
She has her turret, so she is definitly going to look warlike on the water! Interesting to see the side by side funnels. That is a blast from the past design wise. The last ships to have this arrangement (as far as I know) was the Insect class Gunboats with the Majestic pre dreadnoughts before that.

Lovely work Rob:O)

Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on March 17, 2017, 05:26:42 pm

Funnel arrangement dictated by the use of gas turbines and steam turbines, hence fastest ship in the fleet at one time, she also has a spiral staircase which is unusual, but for me the most important thing is she is the last survivor of the Task Force and she also is still a commissioned ship.




Another claim to fame is she once had a swimming pool on the aft deck, created when limbo mortar was removed, caused a few raised eyebrows from the Yanks when invited to a pool party on board {-) {-) {-)


Bob

Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Netleyned on March 17, 2017, 05:50:44 pm
She has her turret, so she is definitly going to look warlike on the water! Interesting to see the side by side funnels. That is a blast from the past design wise. The last ships to have this arrangement (as far as I know) was the Insect class Gunboats with the Majestic pre dreadnoughts before that.

Lovely work Rob:O)


Intrepid and Fearless funnels.


Ned
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: ballastanksian on March 17, 2017, 09:06:11 pm
Ta for that Ned  :-))

Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Antipodes on March 20, 2017, 08:43:16 pm

Intrepid and Fearless funnels.


Ned

Strictly speaking the funnels of Intrepid and Fearless were not side by side.  %)
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Netleyned on March 21, 2017, 12:29:54 pm
One on either side of the ship anyway %)


Ned
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on March 21, 2017, 02:41:28 pm
One on either side of the ship anyway %)



Nice reply  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Ned

Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Antipodes on March 21, 2017, 08:09:36 pm
One on either side of the ship anyway %)


Ned
:-)) %% %% %%
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on March 31, 2017, 05:05:07 pm

Latest sailing with some superstructure added and the 1006 radar rotating and managed to get her up to speed and pleased to note the stabilisers actually do hold her steady


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170325_132131.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170325_132131.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170325_132152.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170325_132152.jpg.html)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170325_132205.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170325_132205.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170325_134855.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170325_134855.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170325_132359.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170325_132359.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170325_132341.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170325_132341.jpg.html)









Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: T888 on March 31, 2017, 05:48:28 pm
She looking good Rob, what her turning radius like?
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on March 31, 2017, 08:28:31 pm
She turns well within the area in the pictures and is about scale so v happy
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: littoralcombat on April 01, 2017, 12:46:24 am
Nice Rob.........VERY nice :-))  Send me the original Hi-Res when you get a chance please.
Nige
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on April 22, 2017, 05:03:06 pm

Bristol latest sailing, with all top hamper fitted, she is as solid as rock, well relived  :} :}


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170422_125340.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170422_125340.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170422_125316.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170422_125316.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/20170422_125312.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/20170422_125312.jpg.html)

Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: rob on April 22, 2017, 08:56:18 pm
Looking very good Rob, careful though mate people will think you are ex matelot !
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on April 22, 2017, 09:29:06 pm

Looking very good Rob, careful though mate people will think you are ex matelot !


 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: ballastanksian on May 06, 2017, 08:18:55 pm
Very sleek looking Rob.
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on May 10, 2017, 07:29:59 pm

As she is looking today


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2347.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2347.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2348.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2348.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2349.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2349.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2350.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2350.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2351.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2351.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2352.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2352.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2353.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2353.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2354.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2354.jpg.html)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2357.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2357.jpg.html)





Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: ballastanksian on May 11, 2017, 10:14:27 pm
She is very modern looking  :-))
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on May 13, 2017, 04:47:16 pm

She is very modern looking  :-))


Even though her parentage is linked to the ill fate CV-A01 carrier
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: crabbersnipe on May 13, 2017, 07:16:04 pm
Your deck planking is fantastic ! Lovely ship and great model.
E
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Rob47 on May 16, 2017, 03:58:45 pm

couple more of Bristol, lot of the stanchion work completed, and little bits and pieces being added.


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2504.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2504.jpg.html)
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n128/chieftain900/IMG_2505.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/chieftain900/media/IMG_2505.jpg.html)

Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: Tug-Kenny on May 16, 2017, 10:06:10 pm

A very nice model.  The details are superb.  Well done.   :-))

ken
Title: Re: HMS Bristol update
Post by: ballastanksian on May 16, 2017, 10:27:29 pm
I love how with even just a few fittings and a little railing a model springs to life. It makes all those hours of sticking little bits together or bending brass etc worth it. I like the water tight doors  :-))