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Title: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 07, 2017, 05:44:14 PM
Hello All, I am new to the forum and thought I would share my current build, a 1/72 scale T42 destroyer HMS York based on a Fleetscale hull. This will be my fourth warship build and as a starting point I have made the stand, next i shall start the framing and fitting of running gear. Regards Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: davejay on October 07, 2017, 05:54:53 PM



Hi Jon,
Firstly, welcome to the forum. The best forum for model boats bar none. You'll get some cracking advice on here and never be embarrassed to ask any questions.


The Type 42 were fine looking ships especially the 'stretched'42, I remember trying to 'cop' all the 42's at various Navy Days at Pompey back in the 80's which I and my good mate managed to do as well as all the Leanders and the Counties........ah those were the days when we had a Navy! The only ship we didn't get to see was HMS Unseen, not sure why! :}


Trying now to remember the names without googling!...........York, Gloucester, Edinburgh and...........?


Great thing about modelling the 42 is the amount of info there is online, unlike my most recent project, a BPBCo 71ft 6in Motor gun boat in 1/24 scale, there is some info but not a lot, the Vospers favour popularity for some reason!


Anyway, looking forward to seeing your progress on this, I've always been tempted to try a 42 but always been put off by the complexity of the bridge wing area and just below that and also the varying angles of the bridge windows, I'll be interested to see how this is done and then possibly may be I'll have a bash at the 42 myself.


Kind regards, Dave


P.S Whats the hull below the workbench.....looks like a black swan class (probably wrong!}
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 07, 2017, 06:27:47 PM
Hello Dave, Thanks for the welcome.


Manchester was the other batch 3 T42.


The bridge will be interesting, but probably no more difficult than the Leander I have just finished, this also has compound curves to contend with. The hull under the bench is also a T42, but a batch 1 version. I was send in error and also got damaged in transit, good old UPS. I think the driver must have jumped up and down on it to cause the damage, any way I am going to try to repair it at some point. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: John W E on October 07, 2017, 07:35:50 PM

Hi there Dave J


regarding information on the British Power Gun Boat - have you a set of plans by John Pritchard? for this particular vessel - as you can obtain a lot of information from these plans


Also, Christian (on this forum) / MTB Hulls is a mine of information on Coastal forces - he will surely help/point you in the correct direction.


John - just out of interest what era are you building your  model   type 42 from?  As she was completed leaving the dockyard or as she is now after her final refit?  There are vast differences between the two.


I myself built a model which is at 1:96 scale depicting her as she is now.  It has all the mods and cons.    If you would like a look at the build, it is somewhere on this forum under warships you may find the build.


John

Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 07, 2017, 09:53:19 PM
Hello John,  I will probably build her as she was in 1998 after she had the Phalanx fitted either side midships. I have a look for your build, always nice to see how other people are getting on with their builds. all the best Jon.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: JB on October 08, 2017, 09:56:55 AM
I will be following this one...if I can, I'm a novice at this type of build/ship type, hoping to learn one or two things!
 Good luck, sounds like we are in for nice build thread...

A couple of links to some info.

Welcome to the mad house by the way %% :-))

JB.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_York_(D98 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_York_(D98))

http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/reflecting-on-the-life-and-times-of-the-type-42-destroyers/ (http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/reflecting-on-the-life-and-times-of-the-type-42-destroyers/)
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: John W E on October 08, 2017, 11:19:59 AM

Hi Jon
this is my attempt at HMS YORK build

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,15073.0.html


john

Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 08, 2017, 03:30:25 PM
Thanks for the links JB, interesting read about the T42's career.


John, just read your build thread, see you went with plank of frame. Done a few Plank on frame period ships but never something that large, very impressive. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 08, 2017, 08:47:08 PM
Managed to get back in the workshop this afternoon for a couple of hours, decided to start framing out the hull for the deck supports and hit a snag. I use 2mm plasticard sheet for the deck, supported by spruce strips approx 1/4 X 3/8 inch. The problem I always find is a reference point on the hull to get the deck level and flat, so this time I marked out the waterline and using a couple of spirit levels and a metre rule marked out the position for the deck supports. The deck level on this model is controlled partially by the strengthening beams on the hull sides, so using these as a point of reference I continued to mark the deck support positions moving after only to find that hull is too low at the back.
After a bit of head scratching and a cup of tea, I always have a tea break when I need inspiration %)  The solution I came up with was to add a strip of material (2 x 2 mm plastic strip)to the top of the hull, which I will sand flush with the hull later. I hope the pictures will explain what I have done. Next job will be the quarter deck and running gear. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: davejay on October 08, 2017, 09:28:01 PM

Hi there Dave J


regarding information on the British Power Gun Boat - have you a set of plans by John Pritchard? for this particular vessel - as you can obtain a lot of information from these plans


Also, Christian (on this forum) / MTB Hulls is a mine of information on Coastal forces - he will surely help/point you in the correct direction.



Thanks for the info, I haven't got the John Pritchard plans but would love to get hold of some! I was hoping to obtain some plans from the sadly deceased and much missed John Lambert but these are obviously hard if not impossible to obtain. Also Al Ross plans can be difficult to get hold of too.


And come on Christian where are you........there is someone here in dire need of your aid.........ME! :}
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: davejay on October 08, 2017, 09:36:58 PM


After a bit of head scratching and a cup of tea, I always have a tea break when I need inspiration %) 


I think us modellers are all the same, got to have some form of liquid refreshment to give us that space to think, thing is though when I come in from the man cave to make a brew I end up having to make the rest of the household one..........I never get one brought out to me though......might have to get a kettle and some supplies in to the aforementioned man cave!!!


Looking good by the way Jon


All the best, Dave
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Stan on October 08, 2017, 10:43:05 PM
Hi Dave just got the kettle this will go nicely with TV and radio.


Stan
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 14, 2017, 05:51:30 PM
Managed a couple of hours in the workshop today, finished opening up the quarterdeck openings, and fitting deck supports and cut quarterdeck to size. I'll fix down once the running gears is installed, that's the next job. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on November 20, 2017, 07:54:09 PM
Been a while since my last update, managed to get a few hours in the workshop and continued to fit the running gear. Due to the shallow angle of the prop-shafts and the larger motor diameters I can't mount them the usual way, that is on the base of the hull. This time I shall have to mount them upside down hanging from some sort of support. Working on a design to hang the motors and make them removable just in case. Regards Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on December 04, 2017, 05:57:12 PM
Had a day off work and managed a few hours in the work shop, finished tidying up the running gear installation, and started on the decking. I'm using 2mm plasticard for the decks. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on December 12, 2017, 09:14:12 PM
As we have our fare share of that white stuff outside :(( , decided to work from home and continued with cutting out the decking from 2mm plasticard. Not ready to fix down yet as I need to finish the quarterdeck first. One job I tackled today was to create the recess in the helideck for the helicopter harpoon grating. As the grating is only 0.10mm thick, cutting out a circular recess to such a shallow depth presented a challenge. So I decided to remove the whole circle and glue in another piece that is thinner. Happy with the result and glad I did this before fixing down the decking. Next job will be to complete the quarter deck area. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on December 23, 2017, 09:19:26 PM
Hi all, Spent a few hours in the workshop today before the family descends for Christmas. Focusing on the quarterdeck area detailing, a few pictures to show the progress so far. Have nice Xmas everyone.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on January 22, 2018, 09:10:50 PM

Hi all, Continued with detailing the quarterdeck today, handrails finished, just need a little cleaning up then ready for paint.
 jon

Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on January 23, 2018, 09:09:21 PM
Having seen Joe's beautifu build of this class a couple years ago, I can see that yours is also becoming a lovely model. I like the frame detailing, it adds such a lot even when partially obscured because of the angles we look through the openings at.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on January 27, 2018, 08:52:37 PM
Managed to get a good session in the workshop today and started on the rear superstructure/hanger. Decided to make the hanger floor removable to aid access to the motors and shafts. The removable panel in the pictures will be attached to the hanger its self eventually, once the hanger interior has been finished and painted. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on January 27, 2018, 08:57:54 PM
When building the superstructure I always find it easier to build it on the hull as opposed to the bench, this way it is build taking into consideration any variances in the deck. Started with the basic sides and end panels applying cross bracing where necessary.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on January 28, 2018, 07:28:34 PM
Continued today with the hanger, created the wall internal walkway and frame detail. I'll fit the roof once the internals are complete and painted. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Dreadnought on January 29, 2018, 05:44:43 AM
That's really nice. :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on February 11, 2018, 06:21:35 PM
Continued with detailing the inside of the hanger, now ready for paint once it warms up a bit in the workshop. jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: dougal99 on February 11, 2018, 08:07:24 PM
Very nice. Looks like you could eat your dinner off the floor or walls  :D
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2018, 09:06:02 PM
You should be very proud of yourself as that is a fine hangar Jon  :-)) On displays, you could put a small mirror on the hangar floor to show off your roof  O0
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on February 14, 2018, 05:30:41 PM
Manufactured and fitted the bilge Keels and stabilisers today. The bilge keels is the one part of the model I hate making, the method I tend to use is to laminate 3 pieces of 2mm plasticard together and then file/sand to the desired tapper. It takes virtually all day in the workshop to produce these and I think my arm is going to fall off after all this filing  {:-{ . There has to be an easier way. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: derekwarner on February 14, 2018, 10:20:12 PM
Jon...the bilge keels look fine......do you reinforce them with glassed pegs or pins back into the hull?

In real life, these bilge keels are very important & literally the only things that keep the hull from rolling over  O0

Derek
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on February 15, 2018, 05:39:29 AM
You sure?

Why don't submarines role over? lol  {-)
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: derekwarner on February 15, 2018, 07:05:53 AM
Submarines are a slightly different kettle of fish & are ballasted by fixed placement of machinery, however 'could' roll uncontrollably without their fixed fwd & aft planes ...the rudder being fixed in the vertical plane also helps maintain balance O0
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: raflaunches on February 15, 2018, 08:52:16 AM
I think Derek is being rather overly dramatic in that statement! %)


Bilge keels help reduce the tendency for the ship to roll but will not stop the ship rolling over- many forces control the causes and effect of roll and the bilge keel is best described as an aerodynamic strake if it was on an aircraft. It canít stop it rolling but smooths it out.


Iíve used different methods of making bilge keels but the best Iíve been shown was by Geoff Dixon who used angled brass.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: derekwarner on February 15, 2018, 09:35:30 AM
Nick B is straight to a few issues.......

1. yes, naturally my words were a little tongue in cheek
2. however they were qualified by sea time on an [Oliver Perry Class] Australian FFG...........

Similar top heavy build as your British Type 42's.....our FFG's were never to be left in a mill pond and have a Force 8 Boom & Blow against a broadside {:-{

Our DDG's [Charles F Adams Class] were far friendlier and comfortable vessels at sea in similar conditions

The same physical limitations of stability apply in scale to our scale models

Any doubters?.......just get your like jackets  O0
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: raflaunches on February 15, 2018, 09:46:33 AM
 :-))


Too true Derek
I sailed with HMS Edinburgh in 2012 for eight hours in Choiseul Sound in East Falkland and it was the most uncomfortable ship Iíve ever been aboard. Iíve been on a few ships but the Type 42 was like being very uncomfortablely drunk/tipsy all the time due to the movement of the destroyer.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on February 16, 2018, 06:54:57 PM
Hello Derek, They are reinforced with 1mm brass rod that also goes into the hull, hopefully stopping me from knocking them off. Jon.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 11, 2018, 05:02:27 PM
After completing the quarter deck I permanently fix down the Helideck and began detailing. Inserted the tie downs and made a start on the netting. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: AT Boatyard on March 11, 2018, 07:36:34 PM

Nice work Jon.
Our Type45 will not have inside detail as it is being built for distance challenges.
So it must be totally water tight.


Alan
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 18, 2018, 06:32:17 PM
Continued to fit the netting and applied some detail to the hanger. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on March 18, 2018, 07:45:32 PM
That is definitely a beautiful model on the go Jon!
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on March 18, 2018, 08:53:35 PM
Love the detail John will be a fantastic model , I intend to add as mch detail as I can to my liverpool  build
  Dave  :-)
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Geoff on March 19, 2018, 01:44:50 PM
Just on the question of stability. If the weights in a ship are too low the ship has a very high initial stability but a quick jerky roll. This is why many models look a bit toy like as they "bob about a bit". The corollary being if the weights are too high then the model it top heavy and can indeed roll over, but if the weights are just right you will get a slower roll, helped by the bilge keels to smooth things out.


This is not a question of detail because with a real ship if a ship is too stiff it bobs about and causes seasickness with a quick roll and it is difficult to aim weapons when you have a fast roll! A slower roll reduces crew fatigue and allows weapons to be aimed but has lower initial stability - its all a "balancing act!"


Cheers


Geoff
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: kpnuts on March 20, 2018, 11:24:35 AM
That looks amazing and big.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: kevin547n on March 22, 2018, 07:45:57 AM
Jon


I seam to be following you on here as well
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Akira on March 22, 2018, 11:17:55 PM
Excellent! Bigger is better.  ;)
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 24, 2018, 04:00:29 PM
Hello Kevin, Good to see another Fleetscaler on the Forum  :-)) . Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 26, 2018, 07:21:05 PM
Evening all, made a start on the main superstructure this weekend. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: kevin547n on March 26, 2018, 08:00:27 PM
love the frame work on the structure next to the funnel
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on March 26, 2018, 08:11:07 PM
Even a small amount of detail adds more to a model than its constituent parts  :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on March 27, 2018, 08:57:12 PM
Exellent work John puts my effort to shame , which paint are you going to use John for the hull and superstructure
   regards David



Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 27, 2018, 09:45:10 PM
Hello David, For the last couple of models I have used Humbrol Enamel paints. The best colour match and gives good coverage, the only real problem is that it only available in small tins. I tend to thin 50/50 with enamel thinners and spray with an airbrush. I expect I will do the same on this model. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on March 28, 2018, 07:06:08 AM
Hi Jon , I used humbrol on the fleet tender I have just
Done  I went with the the light grey 147
The norm seams to be 127   , not shore if
This is to dark on a small model and they only
Do it in satin , I think the lighter Matt 147
Would show small detail better 
I will have to do some experimenting
 Dave
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Rob47 on March 28, 2018, 03:53:26 PM

Jon I have the correct colours by BSI mixed into aerosol cans for around £11, dark grey deck and light weatherworks, perfect match, well it would be using BSI numbers.  Did HMS Bristol a treat also at 1/72


Bob
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 28, 2018, 07:20:37 PM
Hello Dave,  I tend to use 127 Satin Ghost Grey, which seam a good match, and Matt 27 for the decks.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 28, 2018, 07:22:06 PM
Hello Bob, thanks for the info, how would a go about getting these? Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 28, 2018, 07:26:01 PM
Today did a little work on the superstructure, created the curve at the front, but not happy with the result so may try something different. jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on March 28, 2018, 08:34:58 PM
Pop a bit of primer on it and see what its like. It may come good with some sanding especially as the corner tubes are quite thick.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: kevin547n on March 28, 2018, 08:49:54 PM
i think that looks just the job, well done, also there are now windows to get in the way
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: raflaunches on March 28, 2018, 09:09:06 PM
I think that looks nice and clean. Excellent work! :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on March 28, 2018, 09:13:44 PM
Looks great Jon good solution
         Dave
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 29, 2018, 09:40:15 PM
Not much of an update, managed a few hours in the workshop continued with building the superstructure. Did a dry fit of the parts, starting to look like a warship. Got few days of work so hope to continue the build. jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: kevin547n on March 29, 2018, 09:54:29 PM

every second spent on the build helps towards the final reveal




Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on March 30, 2018, 07:45:46 PM
Hi,


Have you decided on the motors, I have a type 22 in 1/96th and looking for options even brushless if possible?




Rich
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 30, 2018, 09:57:14 PM
Hello Rich,
I have a couple of MFA 800 motors running on 12v, which will give a max rpm of 4000. Jon

Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on March 31, 2018, 07:52:19 AM
Probably the best solution for the 1/72nd was thinking of going brushless on 1/96th. When I had the proboat Arleigh Burke the motors were fairly compact and gave a good turn of speed just need something similar for the 22.



Regards,


Rich
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on April 21, 2018, 06:48:11 PM
You must be pleased with her so far Jon? Lovely job progressing well.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 21, 2018, 09:15:22 PM
The Glasgow Richmond club used to run lots of 1/72 scale warships.
The favoured motor was the Deccaperm. This gave just under 4000 rpm and the whine from the gearbox sounded almost like a gas turbine.


Bob
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Rob47 on April 22, 2018, 10:37:56 AM

http://www.proaerosols.com/product/british-standard-colour-aerosol-spray-paint/bs-381c-light-weatherwork-grey-676-400ml-custom-filled-aerosol-spray-paint-can/


Sorry forgot to provide a link, the best thing about these paints is the fact they are the same as used by RN,


Bob
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: gingyer on April 22, 2018, 10:39:59 AM
The Glasgow Richmond club used to run lots of 1/72 scale warships.
The favoured motor was the Deccaperm. This gave just under 4000 rpm and the whine from the gearbox sounded almost like a gas turbine.



thats true and i used them on my T23 but for my T22 I used 777s on 6volts not got the in built sound system but they work well
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on July 18, 2018, 08:19:49 PM
It's been a while since my last update, but the build continues. Been focusing on the hull and getting her ready for painting. This weekend I managed to apply the first coat of primer, and as expected the primer shows up all the imperfections. Out came the filler and now it ready for second coat. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on July 19, 2018, 07:16:34 AM
Bob,

Good source of paint what did you go for? enamel, full gloss, semi gloss or satin?

Do they come in any less than 10?

Rich
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Rob47 on July 19, 2018, 11:27:11 AM

Rich
Went for the satin as it seems to have a nice flat look but not totally matt.
I just order how many cans I need, no minimum order and they even come with your name on  :}
For Bristol, I have used one can dark grey for decks and so far one can for hull and superstructure, once she is totally finished probably two more light cans.


Bob
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on July 19, 2018, 11:48:24 AM
Thanks Bob,

I need to get to work on the 45 so watching your thread with interest.

Rich

Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on July 28, 2018, 06:49:10 PM
Had the airbrush out again today intending to finish the red on the hull and the heavens opened >:-o . Managed to work between the showers and got the final coat of red applied. I'll leave it a week to dry fully and then start on the grey. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on July 29, 2018, 07:06:27 AM
Looking good, have you decided what grey you are using for the decks?Rich
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on July 29, 2018, 11:41:34 AM
Hello Rich,
I usually use Humbrol 127 Satin Ghost Grey, for the hull and superstructure, which seam a good match, and Matt 27 for the decks. But I am thinking about trying the BSI paints Bob recommended. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on July 29, 2018, 11:46:08 AM
As it's been raining all night and this morning, so I decided to postpone the painting of the hull for another day. Instead I thought I'd start adding a little detail to the superstructure. Hope to get back on with the painting once the rain stops. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: spooksgone on July 29, 2018, 01:45:39 PM
This is going to look special. Nice, very nice :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on July 31, 2018, 08:20:28 PM
The hull is a lovely shade of red. She's looking splendid Jon  :-)) I like the detail coming on.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: littoralcombat on August 03, 2018, 12:08:34 PM
Excellent progress Jon. She is going to be a beauty!
Nige
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 03, 2018, 04:43:06 PM
Here's a few pictures of the progress around the funnel base, hope to continue with the hull painting this weekend, Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 04, 2018, 07:58:02 PM
This morning I managed to get the first coat of grey on the hull, as mentioned before I have tried an alternative solution. This evening The paint is still a little soft, it did state on the web site that the paint takes 4-5 days to harden, so I'll leave it for a week before rubbing down for the next coat. First impressions are good, the colour is a close match to what I've used before, and the coverage is good. There is more than half a can left after the first coat. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 17, 2018, 08:11:11 PM

Finished painting the hull today, and started to add the pennant numbers and depth markings. For the first time I have used self adhesive hazard markings, in the past I would paint them on, which was a real a pain. This weekend I hope to complete the hull and apply a protective layer of varnish. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 17, 2018, 08:12:12 PM
These are the self adhesive hazard markings, not as difficult as I thought to apply.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on August 17, 2018, 09:16:11 PM

Good to see you are still working away at this fine model  :-))


The finish is good and smooth.



Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: littoralcombat on August 17, 2018, 11:33:50 PM
Very nice Jon!
May I ask where you purchased your hazard markings from? They look the real business. I take it you had no problems creating a circular pattern?

Nige
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 18, 2018, 12:12:49 PM
Hello Nige,


I actually got them from EBay, here,s a link to the UK site.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Becc-1-72-Scale-Deck-Marking-Vinyl-Decals-Set-Model-Model-Boats-/401427318884


Putting them on was easier than expected, for the curves I used a compass first to mark the radius and then just followed the line slowly applying the markings. They are reasonable thin and so flex easy with a little thumb pressure. If you get it wrong they lift easy and can be reused, they are also pre-cut, so you just left them off. Great investment, only £6.99 a sheet, and so much easier than painting them. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on September 01, 2018, 06:26:01 PM
Today I finally finished painting the hull, and applied a couple of coats of satin varnish to protect the paintwork and seal the graphics applied. Gave the stand a coat of stain just to make it look a little smarter. Next I will continue to install the electrics and then it's time for the first sea-trials. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on September 02, 2018, 05:48:31 AM
coming on a real treat  :}
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on September 02, 2018, 10:49:00 AM
The hull looks ever so smooth and accurate. Good  luck with your sea trials!
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Bowwave on September 02, 2018, 11:56:04 AM
 What a superb  build and I do like your attention to the fine detailing especially  the hanger  good luck with your OTW trials .
cheers 
Bowwave  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on September 03, 2018, 08:37:47 PM
Yesterday I fitted the electrics and all seams to be working OK. Prior to a visit to the lake I thought I'd better check that the model floats! Fortunately I have a raised pond that just happens to be big enough to accommodate the model. Had to add a little ballast to level the boat, still sitting a high in the water, but she will sit lower once complete. jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: derekwarner on September 03, 2018, 11:32:20 PM
Very tidy indeed Jon  :-)) ...many years ago, I worked on Guided Missile Launchers GMLS13 & 5"/54 Guns ........and the dreaded Seacat  %%

Twin Sea Sparrow's weren't invented in 1986

Just a question, did this Class really have inward turning propellers?

Good luck with the first Sea Trials .....Derek
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on September 04, 2018, 07:39:52 PM
Hello Derek, Good question about the props. I've not found any images of the T42 below the waterline so I made a 50/50 guess and went with inward turning props. Can easily change if anyone can confirm which way they should be. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: John W E on September 05, 2018, 09:26:53 AM

will this help ?


john
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: derekwarner on September 05, 2018, 11:11:29 AM
Goodness John....this vessel appears to have been very light ship by the tide mark & underwater growth  >>:-(....

Could she have been decommissioned prior to this unfortunate mis-hap or ??????

"The other Argentine vessel, SantŪsima Trinidad, capsized and sank alongside her" ...


Good view of the propeller Jon......... O0
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Rob47 on September 05, 2018, 01:06:20 PM
Donít forget T42 had variable pitch props to give forward or astern


Bob
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Liverbudgie on September 05, 2018, 05:25:32 PM
The T42 props turned out board, see the book on T42's, which I don't have to had unfortunately. I can also tell that the hulls on these ships was never, ever, flat and smooth as per the model hull, they suffered if that's the right phrase, from "Tin Canning" from new. That is the plate went concave between the frames and the stringers when is was welded in place, because of the heat from the welding process and the thinness of the plate which, if I remember correctly, was half an inch.

LB
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: John W E on September 05, 2018, 05:28:00 PM

Hi there Derek
I came across this pic whilst searching online for HMS York in drydock when she was modernised in about 2009 and they added the go-faster wing on the back (large trim tab across the stern) which I am sure was on the web but it may be on my 'old' computer - cos I was lucky to be sent some pics by a friend who served aboard her.   Apparently, the Argentinian type 42 fell over when someone carelessly broke or left open a seacock valve.   I do have a couple of pics which I have found in my old files, but you may have these/something similar.
john
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: John W E on September 05, 2018, 06:22:40 PM
Hi
hear is a  couple of pics of HMS YORK
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Rob47 on September 05, 2018, 10:15:21 PM

LB
is the Marriott book? if so cant find your reference, just a good picture of the prop, but even that could be misleading as it is variable pitch you would have to know if it was forward or astern O0 Personally all my grey funnel line all turn inboard, choose this at it was what a RN ME told me, and to be honest it works a treat, same performance in both directions so I am happy  :-))


The T42 props turned out board, see the book on T42's, which I don't have to had unfortunately. I can also tell that the hulls on these ships was never, ever, flat and smooth as per the model hull, they suffered if that's the right phrase, from "Tin Canning" from new. That is the plate went concave between the frames and the stringers when is was welded in place, because of the heat from the welding process and the thinness of the plate which, if I remember correctly, was half an inch.

LB
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: littoralcombat on September 06, 2018, 11:53:17 AM
The CPP Propellers on T21, T22 and T42 RN vessels all turned Inboard Chaps. I made a living taking them apart and putting them back together at Devonport for about 14years. As well as wrestling with the Hydraulics on all 21's  {:-{ , early 22's & 42's. On later hulls of these two classes, the system was much simpler.
Nice to see you are still alive and kicking Rob, I will be in touch shortly.
Awesome progress Jon!
Nige
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Liverbudgie on September 06, 2018, 12:15:00 PM
LB
is the Marriott book? if so cant find your reference, just a good picture of the prop, but even that could be misleading as it is variable pitch you would have to know if it was forward or astern O0 Personally all my grey funnel line all turn inboard, choose this at it was what a RN ME told me, and to be honest it works a treat, same performance in both directions so I am happy  :-))

Yes that is correct, I think it was in the chapter on the gearbox's. In model form it really does not matter which way they turn. However, before the advent of CP prop's they turned out board from about 1890 onwards in nearly every case.

On another point can anyone confirm just when black boot topping was introduced? I think it was in the latter stages of the first war but I'm far from certain.

LB
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on September 07, 2018, 05:41:39 PM
Nige, thanks for the clarification on the props.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on September 08, 2018, 06:46:25 AM
Hi,
I was wondering what the paint code is for the decks?
Regards,
Rich
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on September 08, 2018, 09:20:04 PM
Hello Rich,  I use Humbrol Enamel paints, for the decks I use Matt 27. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on September 09, 2018, 07:02:40 AM
Many thanks, watching your build with interest  %%

Rich
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 21, 2018, 05:50:10 PM
A quick update, been working on the superstructure detailing, started to add the hand rails, doors and vents.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on October 21, 2018, 05:59:09 PM
A few more pictures showing the progress around the Engine room air intakes.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: rnli12 on October 21, 2018, 06:17:54 PM
Great build log and great detail  :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on February 03, 2019, 08:35:31 PM
Hi Jon which one would you say is the better colour , the light upper weather works erosol, or the humbrol 127 ghost grey and wich one is the lightest


    Regards David gray




Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on March 04, 2019, 10:35:16 AM

HI im a newbie on the forum an just looked through your build an its comin on fine very nice work indeed.I have also built York an edinbourgh in 1/64 scale from scratch build an they both sailed very nice an I have just finished type 23 hms Norfolk in 1/72 so I know how much work you have put into this model  I will be following your build looking forward to more
chris :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 09, 2019, 08:26:03 PM
Hello David, I have always used satin 127 Ghost Grey on my models, which I believe in 1/72 scale is the closed match to the real thing. Regards Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: James Duff on March 14, 2019, 07:14:20 PM
Humbrol 127 doesn't much resemble BS381C-676 in any objective sense, other than that it could be casually described as "light grey"


Humbrol 127
(https://encycolorpedia.com/9cb6c3.svg)


BS381C-676 Light Weatherwork Grey
(https://encycolorpedia.com/9ea9ad.svg)
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: mudway on March 15, 2019, 11:52:25 PM
Stick with Light Weatherwork Grey, it looks good on 1/72 models and the RN have used it since 1968 so it must have something going for it.  :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on March 16, 2019, 10:24:34 AM
Yes. I am going to go with that colour now James has it in stock in 125ml tins and I prefer
Matt finish on smaller1/96 scale
 David
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: mudway on March 16, 2019, 12:46:16 PM
Those two are both satin/low sheen finish (same paint can even) which makes keeping them clean easier than matt paint. Funny thing is that the RN uses high gloss paint still. After a short time at sea, doesn't look very glossy at all. Neither does satin on a model.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on March 16, 2019, 01:11:36 PM
The enamel James has at sovereign models
Is a Matt finish
David
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: mudway on March 18, 2019, 01:10:36 AM
Our two were painted with Dulux low sheen household enamel. Quite good stuff as Cleo was last painted in 1997.  :-)
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 29, 2019, 07:17:36 PM
A quick up date on the build, finished the bridge area and added a little detail to the upper superstructure. Started to paint until my airbrush gave up on me. Waiting for a new one to arrive, then I can continue with the painting. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 31, 2019, 10:23:30 PM

Managed a few hours in the workshop today. Thought I'd have a go at making the Decoy launcher lockers.
As I need several I will make a master, then make a mould, enabling me to cast exact copies.
Started by casting a basic block with fast cast resin, a gentle rub down with wet & dry and the i was ready to ad some detail.
Cut the sides and doors out with 0.5mm plasticard, ready to attached.Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on March 31, 2019, 10:28:06 PM
Added the doors and created the hinges. Fitted the feet and now it's ready to make a mould from the master. That will be the next job. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on April 01, 2019, 08:35:16 PM
Brilliant work John , are you going to glaze the bridge windows, also what colour have you used for the vents
Regards David
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on April 02, 2019, 07:21:34 PM
Hello David. Yes, I will glaze the windows. The roof is not stuck down yet as I am still working on the bridge internals and radar motor, which I will hide inside the bridge. For the vents I mixed my own colour using Humbrol 127 and a little red. The idea being it represents a slightly rusty look. Hope it works. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on April 07, 2019, 01:49:24 PM
Made the mould last night and managed to cast a couple of lockers. Just a little light rubbing down, and then their ready for paint. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on April 09, 2019, 06:47:45 PM
Tackled the foremast today, something I had been putting off due to the complexity and shape of the mast. After a bit of head scratching a came up with a solution. I used fast cast resin, casting between two plastic tubes and once set I cut the outer tube away to reveal a nice straight resin cylinder. I left the inner tube in for strength, then filed and sanded it to the desired shape. Worked better than I thought. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on April 10, 2019, 09:43:53 PM
Brilliant work as always Jon , it was a big challenge for
Me , itís the main mast I think I am really
Going to struggle with


 David  :-))
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on April 19, 2019, 09:27:50 PM
Hi Jon do you varnish over the humbrol 27 on the decks
David
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on April 20, 2019, 07:59:29 PM
Hello David, Yes I use a satin varnish to seal the deck paint. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: ballastanksian on April 20, 2019, 10:31:16 PM
I like the resin casting. Very crisp and bubble free. The mast is fab too.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on May 11, 2019, 04:55:33 PM
Finished painting the lockers today, and tried a dry fit. Hope to continue with the painting tomorrow.Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on May 12, 2019, 06:56:18 PM
As the wife has been away this weekend, I managed a few good hours in the workshop, started to build the Scott dome platform and associated structures. The hand rails are giving me a real headache, buy making progress. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on June 23, 2019, 06:31:58 PM
Evening all, It's been a while since my last up date, but the build continues. Mainly been painting the main superstructure and hanger, getting them ready for detailling. Here's a few pictures of her in the sunshine during a dry assembley. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on June 23, 2019, 06:48:35 PM
A few additional pictures
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: David gray on June 24, 2019, 07:32:04 AM
Brilliant work John looks stunning
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on June 24, 2019, 10:50:12 AM
The CPP Propellers on T21, T22 and T42 RN vessels all turned Inboard Chaps. I made a living taking them apart and putting them back together at Devonport for about 14years. As well as wrestling with the Hydraulics on all 21's  {:-{ , early 22's & 42's. On later hulls of these two classes, the system was much simpler.
Nice to see you are still alive and kicking Rob, I will be in touch shortly.
Awesome progress Jon!
Nige

Hi a very nice tidy build an readin your thread I came across the above  quote now ive just finshed building hms Norfolk type 23 in 1/72 scale an this prop turn business is getting to me as ive been told that the props turn outwards an that's how ive got mine goin.But which way are you doin your T42  AN THE QUOTE does;nt mention the type 23  ?
chris
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: littoralcombat on June 24, 2019, 12:00:24 PM
As we have come to expect from you Jon....very nice Work!!
Hope you don't mind if I answer Chris's question regarding his T23.
Chris, you have your props correctly fitted if turning Outboard when going ahead. This is in common with several other classes of RN Ships also fitted with fixed pitch propellers. Whitby/Rothesay, Type 41/61 and Leander Class Frigates. County and Type 82 Destroyer, Invincible Class Carriers.


Two pictures of T23's, one with the original 'petal' bladed design (Iron Duke). One with the later skewed design (Sutherland).


Hope that puts your mind at ease.
Nige
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on June 24, 2019, 01:14:12 PM
As we have come to expect from you Jon....very nice Work!!
Hope you don't mind if I answer Chris's question regarding his T23.
Chris, you have your props correctly fitted if turning Outboard when going ahead. This is in common with several other classes of RN Ships also fitted with fixed pitch propellers. Whitby/Rothesay, Type 41/61 and Leander Class Frigates. County and Type 82 Destroyer, Invincible Class Carriers.



Two pictures of T23's, one with the original 'petal' bladed design (Iron Duke). One with the later skewed design (Sutherland).



Hope that puts your mind at ease.
Nige

Sorry Jon for buttin  in on your build thread  but HI Nige so with my props turning outward  for ahead its correct im askin this Nige as I have a hms tiger build thread just below this thread an I will need to know if this is the same case for tiger with the helo vershion ? An Nige any further notes on this or any suject could you please put them on my HMS TIGER build below as I don't want to hijack jon's thread cheers
chris
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on June 24, 2019, 06:19:12 PM
Hi a very nice tidy build an readin your thread I came across the above  quote now ive just finshed building hms Norfolk type 23 in 1/72 scale an this prop turn business is getting to me as ive been told that the props turn outwards an that's how ive got mine goin.But which way are you doin your T42  AN THE QUOTE does;nt mention the type 23  ?
chris


Hello Chris, Righly or wrongly I have my props turning inward when going forward. During the build I tried to find a picture of the batch 3 props, to confirm. Never found one, so went with inwards. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on June 24, 2019, 06:35:05 PM

Hello Chris, Righly or wrongly I have my props turning inward when going forward. During the build I tried to find a picture of the batch 3 props, to confirm. Never found one, so went with inwards. Jon

HI Jon many thanks for info on your props direction an  as you say I suppose right or wrong well ive got my props goin outwards out wards an she sails great so I think i'll leave it as it is cheers
Chris
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on June 24, 2019, 06:44:16 PM

HI again Jon just to say im lookin forward to more of your great York build as I find the detail you have fitted on her is very finely done an very instrestin an I will be following your build very well done sir :-))
chris
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on July 02, 2019, 06:22:56 PM
This weekend I managed a little time in the workshop, generally before it got too hot. Finished the base for the 1022 radar, just need to clean up the soldering on the hand rails and its ready to paint. Building the 1022 radar antena is proving to be a challenge, and not finished yet, a few pictures of the progress so far.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on July 02, 2019, 07:04:16 PM

HI Jon very neat an tidy an the detail is oh so good  :-)) I have built all this twice on a 1/64 scale York an a1/64  scale Edinburgh but not as good as you have done where did you get your stantion post ? or did you make them ? keep the pics comin great build
chris
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on July 02, 2019, 07:09:49 PM
Hello Chris, Thanks for the encouragement. The stantions I use to get from John R Haynes, but he has closed down his web shop. You can email him and he can still supply. But, they are now avalible from the Fleetscale shop, link below. Regards Jon


http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/etched-fittings-/898-original-jrh-560-stanchions-x-200-172.html (http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/etched-fittings-/898-original-jrh-560-stanchions-x-200-172.html)

Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on July 02, 2019, 07:27:29 PM
Hello Chris, Thanks for the encouragement. The stantions I use to get from John R Haynes, but he has closed down his web shop. You can email him and he can still supply. But, they are now avalible from the Fleetscale shop, link below. Regards Jon


http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/etched-fittings-/898-original-jrh-560-stanchions-x-200-172.html (http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/etched-fittings-/898-original-jrh-560-stanchions-x-200-172.html)

HI again Jon many thanks for the link for the stations I will proberly get some for my hms tiger when I get that far are they very strong ? as I sent for some other 's on my other ships an they were quite soft an bent very easy as when ever I had the boat on the water an wanted to bring her in people always grab hold of them an they bend an then its a job tryin to straighten em out
chris
chris
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on July 02, 2019, 07:37:03 PM
Hello Chris, being photo etched brass with a thickness of less than 1mm thay are quite soft and do tend to bend easily. What I do is thread the brass rod (0,5mm) through each of the holes and then solder each joint, this create a stronger assembly. Jon.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on July 02, 2019, 07:56:14 PM
Hello Chris, being photo etched brass with a thickness of less than 1mm thay are quite soft and do tend to bend easily. What I do is thread the brass rod (0,5mm) through each of the holes and then solder each joint, this create a stronger assembly. Jon.

Yes Jon  that's what I did an they still bent as people are not carefull enough I normally use billins stanyions as they are very stronge  but they are now way to dear to buy when you need hundreds of them but thanks for your reply an yes the 1022 big radar was murder to build as mine in 1/64 scale was about 4" across but lookin at your build skill's I don't think you will have any trouble you will get it done  :-))
chris
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 11, 2019, 01:57:29 PM
Been pondering how to make the lift-raft racks, started with plastic strip, but that din't work. Far too flexible and difficult to make multiple matching items. I'm going to try moulding the base items and build the racks that way. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 11, 2019, 04:41:09 PM
Made the mould and started to cast the parts for the racks. A little cleaning up and ready to assemble.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 11, 2019, 06:33:06 PM
Managed to complete the first batch of racks, just a dozen more to go.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: Capt Podge on August 11, 2019, 06:38:47 PM
Well now, they certainly look the business - great bit of moulding  :-)


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 11, 2019, 07:09:26 PM
Cheers Ray, These were becoming a real head scratcher, tried so many ways to build these racks.
Don't know why I didn't mould them earlier  {:-{  regards Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: stuart22 on August 12, 2019, 09:12:24 PM
Hi Jon after complimenting me on my Clyde I have to say that your build is coming along superbly and making most of the parts or all your self. is this the model that you may use my idea for the nettings. keep up the good work. Stu 
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 13, 2019, 07:17:20 AM
Hello Stu,


Yes, this is the model I was considering copying your idea for, assuming you have not pattented the design :-))
I had planned to use the brass etched type as per my other builds, picture showing them on a previous build. There OK but not very realistic.


But, after seeing what you have achieved I'm considering changing to your design. Regards Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 17, 2019, 06:00:35 PM
Finally finished the first batch of liferaft rails %% , just need painting now.
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: jonggd on August 18, 2019, 02:02:31 PM
Had a very productive couple of days this weekend, been focussing on detailing the hanger area.
Now need to strip it down and start painting all the parts ready for final assembly. Jon
Title: Re: 1/72 Scale HMS York Build
Post by: frogman3 on August 18, 2019, 06:34:48 PM

Wonderfull job Jon very nicely made an very neat layout an well done on the liferaft containers  when I built my hms Edinburgh in 1/64 scale I found they were very tedious to make but like yours when on the ship it really sets it off  :-))
chris