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Title: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 16, 2018, 07:22:48 PM

Picked this up yesterday from John V, going to be finished as the above, lots already done so tweaks here n there.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on December 17, 2018, 02:27:51 PM
Hi Bob it's John V looks good set up in your garage .Hope you make something of it .I now you have got a bit to go .But it needs some one like you to get it up and running take care have a good Christmas John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Buccaneer on December 19, 2018, 07:44:53 PM
Hello Bob

I am very interested to see the pictures of CVA 01. Had things turned out differently that could have well been my home during the late 1970's to 1980 something. I can recall, (just about!) the day in 1971 or72 I believe when all the Buccaneer Aircrew at Lossiemouth were summoned together to be told that all the Carriers would be scrapped by the end of '72 or '73. We all made our plans on using our redundancy money and I was all set to go to a technical college in Oxford to study Cartography. A while later it was announced that Ark Royal was to be extended until the end of 1978 so I was required to stay on. My apologies if the dates above are slightly incorrect but it gives the picture.

Keep the pictures of the build coming as I am very interested to see what CVA01 would have been.
John
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 19, 2018, 10:18:05 PM

John
Thanks for that, my plans for her are, ballast trials (hopefully) Saturday, then it is to work on the parts I wish to modify, will be diving into the island late Jane once the NMM drawings are scanned and in my position,  as things go I will start a build log. Were you WAFU or another branch? I ask as trying to get accurate info on what lights on the flight deck, the model has leds in the deck but unfortunately they run right into the catapult area so will need modifying..


Thanks for your interest and here is a shot of her in refit at the Gloucester dockyard (my garage)


Bob
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on December 20, 2018, 09:39:32 AM
Hi Bob looks good .I am so glad you can make something of it .I hope it gives you a good start .At least you can do it as you want .Looks good in garage .Have a good Christmas .Keep in touch Cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: KitS on December 20, 2018, 09:39:59 AM

Thanks for your interest and here is a shot of her in refit at the Gloucester dockyard (my garage)


Must have been fun getting her through Sharpness Docks and up the Canal.  :-) ok2
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on December 20, 2018, 01:38:37 PM
Hi kits it's John V hope you are doing ok have a good Christmas .I see we are all looking forward to see this aircraft carrier going back together .He will do a grand job cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 20, 2018, 03:43:50 PM
Must have been fun getting her through Sharpness Docks and up the Canal.  :-) ok2



Bit of a squeeze {-) {-)
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on December 20, 2018, 05:19:24 PM
Hi Bob it's John V if you go on website it shows the two catapult's are just off center of runway lights Cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Buccaneer on December 20, 2018, 07:16:27 PM
Hello Bob
Yes I was a WAFU, whichever meaning you wish to choose! I was a Buccaneer Observer and served on HMS Eagle and HMS Ark Royal from 1969-1978.
I wouldn't like to trust my memory too much for details of the flight deck lighting but you must remember that when launching or recovering aircraft virtually the whole of the flight deck would be in use for one function or another and lit appropriately. So when night flying different lights would be in use for either function and with space short areas in use would effectively overlap. Any questions please ask and I will do my best but I suspect that Google will come up with as much as I can.

Don't forget the 'Donkeys Plonk'. this was a vertical pole with red lights on that ran vertically down at the stern of the ship below the landing centre line. If you were lined up correctly it formed a straight line with the centre line lights but if you were offset to one side and approaching at an angle it formed an angle with the centre line lights.

Good luck with the build.
John
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 20, 2018, 09:45:55 PM

Cheers John


Buccs you lucky man, just finished the Buccaner boys, great read.


Yes will pick you brains once all the plans are in place, it will not be 100% all deck light but the major ones, that will be visible for the public to see.
Really hoping she gets wet this Saturday, will post if she does.


bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: littoralcombat on December 21, 2018, 10:24:05 PM
What scale is she Rob?
Nige
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 22, 2018, 04:38:18 PM
1/96 mate
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 22, 2018, 04:46:58 PM

Well I will keep this going as the rebuild log of QE.
Today she was launched for ballast trials and passed with flying colours, only needing two 5kg batteries and about 4kg of lead in the bow, only issue was after a while she began to take on water, rather quickly, source was one of the A frames which have been bolted in with a washer then body filler, had deteriorated, very much like a lot of the glue, has become brittle, nothing to worry about as she now will go through the fitting out process, three shots of her afloat and one showing the removal of prop shafts and rudder, to relocate them in correct position and correct angle.


Bob
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on December 22, 2018, 05:39:51 PM
Hi Bob it's John V looking good on water glad everything went well cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 24, 2018, 04:43:18 PM

Just a single update, all the rudders and prop shafts removed, next phase will be a fresh coat of fibre glass to seal the gaps, then new shafts and rudders fitted at correct distance and angles.  it looks like a butcher job, but not as bad as it seems.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: derekwarner on December 24, 2018, 08:41:13 PM
Rob...if you choose a small sheet of chopped strand glass mesh, you will never see the final repair   :-X ........Derek
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: dlancast on December 31, 2018, 04:19:26 AM
Its great to see a CVA out on the pond.  Your project is coming along nicely and I will be watching for further posts.  I served aboard  the USS Ranger CVA-61 in 1969.  Sad that the old lady is now scrap.  They tried to save her, but funding just was not there.  Many of the old Forrestal Class carriers are gone now.  I'm working on the USS Intrepid CV-11.  An Essex class carrier in the beginning, but modified with the first angle deck and steam catapults for the US Navy.  I'm really enjoying this build, great design and will be most interesting when completed.  All my ship models are entombed in glass cases.. perhaps one day I will try RC and sail one.  Cheers, Dennis
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 31, 2018, 04:00:07 PM
Its great to see a CVA out on the pond.  Your project is coming along nicely and I will be watching for further posts.  I served aboard  the USS Ranger CVA-61 in 1969.  Sad that the old lady is now scrap.  They tried to save her, but funding just was not there.  Many of the old Forrestal Class carriers are gone now.  I'm working on the USS Intrepid CV-11.  An Essex class carrier in the beginning, but modified with the first angle deck and steam catapults for the US Navy.  I'm really enjoying this build, great design and will be most interesting when completed.  All my ship models are entombed in glass cases.. perhaps one day I will try RC and sail one.  Cheers, Dennis



Thank you very much Dennis, much appreciated

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 31, 2018, 04:04:03 PM

Today, fibre glassed the area that had all the running gear removed, then added filler, ready to rub down, next will be marking the holes for the new locations of rudders and A frames.


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Capt Podge on December 31, 2018, 05:02:47 PM
I wonder whether Her Majesty would be amused by the way her name has been spelt - see thread title - surprised no one has picked up on this before now... <*< {-) {-)

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: DavieTait on December 31, 2018, 05:08:35 PM
Isn't it how Philip pronounces her name after he gets his new false teeth lol
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on December 31, 2018, 09:28:56 PM
I wonder whether Her Majesty would be amused by the way her name has been spelt - see thread title - surprised no one has picked up on this before now... <*< {-) {-)

Regards,

Ray.
Well spotted Wilson , wonder how long it would take you. If you can explain how to amend please explain
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: DavieTait on December 31, 2018, 09:51:26 PM
Needs one of the moderators or Martin to change it Rob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: dougal99 on December 31, 2018, 10:11:18 PM
Done  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 01, 2019, 01:18:05 AM
Needs one of the moderators or Martin to change it Rob


Ah thanks for that


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 01, 2019, 10:33:28 PM

 
Sorted!  :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 02, 2019, 10:35:21 AM
Thanks


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 05, 2019, 01:10:16 PM

Well now the major issue of the name is sorted, latest bit of update


First coats of anti foul added, prop shafts, tubes and A frames on order along with brass bolts to secure the three rudders.  So should be able to look a bit more like a carrier hull soon.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Netleyned on January 05, 2019, 01:34:37 PM
 :-)) :-)) :-))


Ned
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: raflaunches on January 05, 2019, 08:24:50 PM
Starting to look very ship-shape and Type 82 fashion!!! :-))


If you get my drift... ok2


Beautiful work Rob.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on January 06, 2019, 10:19:24 AM
Hi bob it's John V it's looking good .What motors are you going to use .Looks very big on your bench .Keep it up you are doing well . Looking forward to seeing more pics cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 06, 2019, 03:00:52 PM
Hi bob it's John V it's looking good .What motors are you going to use .Looks very big on your bench .Keep it up you are doing well . Looking forward to seeing more pics cheers John V

Using three smith fan motors, same as the two that came with her


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 06, 2019, 03:01:29 PM
Starting to look very ship-shape and Type 82 fashion!!! :-))


If you get my drift... ok2


Beautiful work Rob.



Thanks and yes nice drift :}
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Netleyned on January 06, 2019, 03:32:33 PM
Starting to look very ship-shape and Type 82 fashion!!! :-)) 


Not bad for a Tonka Tinkerer :D
Ned





Beautiful work Rob.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 09, 2019, 05:37:01 PM

Started to modify the rudders, so they show correct profile, one done, two to go, hopefully running gear here soon so can crack on with that.


Bob
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: ballastanksian on January 09, 2019, 09:38:56 PM
Was the island so far over to allow fitting of anti air missiles etc along the outside?
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on January 10, 2019, 12:24:42 AM
Hi it was set inboard so that could park more aircraft up on deck .A good idea .It keeps runways clear cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 10, 2019, 10:00:06 AM
Was the island so far over to allow fitting of anti air missiles etc along the outside?

It also allowed continuous flight deck ops, as a/c could taxi around  side of island, to either be struck down using side lift or ranged on stbd cat.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: ballastanksian on January 10, 2019, 07:47:00 PM
That is very clever. It has echos of the flying bridges that allowed aircraft to be moved from the landing platform to the take off one on HMS Furious before she was refitted.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 21, 2019, 03:20:44 PM

Well prop shafts aee here, so that means braving the cold to fit them  {-)
Today I removed the portion of hull covered by white tape, this is to allow the lift to be able to descend to its correct level.  As built there was no room to allow the underneath lift platform supports, the edges will be plated in and contain the lift mechanism.  It brilliant having the drawing to work from, especially as she is a "what if" type build.


I think another might be on the stocks as someone else is buying the drawings, so maybe we will one day have CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth and CVA-02 HMS Duke of Edinburgh which was the listed name.


Bob
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 30, 2019, 11:06:57 AM

Todays update, managed to fit port prop shaft, propeller and A frame, also had a visitor Gannet COD came to take a peek :}


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on January 31, 2019, 11:03:56 AM

Port rudder added, and yes I know its at an angle but that's how they were to be, apparently it was easier to follow the contours of the hull, and it worked on the test tank :}


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Capt Podge on January 31, 2019, 12:31:02 PM
May be that the angled rudders help with vessel stability? Just a thought...


Regards
Ray
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on January 31, 2019, 11:30:20 PM
Hi it's John V it's looking very good and well laid out just how it should be cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: derekwarner on February 01, 2019, 12:31:12 AM
Certainly allows for propeller removal, then the full withdrawal of the propeller shafts with sufficient clearance of the P&S rudders..........


Rudders can be removed in drydock, however if clearances are an element of the design saves huge amounts of Funds $$ during docking tasks


Our Australian Navy DDG's with twin shafts and offset rudders provided sufficient design clearance for propeller shaft withdrawal
Our Australian Navy FFG's with a single shaft and centralized rudder required rudder removal to facilitate propeller shaft withdrawal


Derek
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on February 06, 2019, 10:55:14 AM

Recently decided to start work on the various weather decks, but felt something not quite right, checked the plans, and shock horror!! they had been cut out in the wrong locations.  Now some would say, does it matter, she was never built, who will know, well I would and I have the plans so no excuse, also I think there is a flurry of interest in the class so, got be as right as could be.  Images show as is now, then the paper templates marking correct locations and size.  Blanking plates have been formed and will be fixed in, then filler applied and once all that is set and rubbed down out with the Dremel and diamond cutting disc, its all great fun really.  :} :} :}


Bob
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on February 07, 2019, 11:17:44 AM

A few shoots showing the amount that had to be altered, the real cheek gripping gap to cut was the very large one for the RAS station, looks dramatic but a lot of fairing in to do, that it for today as temp dropped a bit.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on February 27, 2019, 10:44:52 AM

Most of the starboard, weather decks complete, so time to start on the new island.  This is all built from plasticard, for lightness, and ease of working.
Parts are only lightly tacked for the pictures, as more internals and wiring to be done yet.  The Broomstick radar dome is only at the roughing out stage, but it is a huge item, scheduled to weigh 9 tonnes,


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Capt Podge on February 27, 2019, 11:58:40 AM
Well impressed with those window cut-outs. I know from experience just how difficult they can be to get right - great job so far :-))


Regards


Ray

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: raflaunches on February 27, 2019, 07:54:56 PM
Rob


Wow, your plasticard workmanship is stunning. When I first glimpsed the pictures I thought it was a 3D printed item but how wrong was I! Beautiful sharp edges and very clean work. Keep up the excellent work. :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: ballastanksian on February 27, 2019, 11:09:39 PM

Any major alterations are cheek clampy but also exciting to do and finally, it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling when done. I always agonise over whether the previous owner would be grumpy over converting their model, but I work on the principle that it has been passed into your hands and you are responsible for renovating and updating. We all aspire to work as good as some others and sometimes it takes another person to realise that aspiration.


She's looking good Bob  :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on March 10, 2019, 10:57:29 PM

Weekends work, stripped the flight deck, filled all the LED holes, marked and drilled new holes for LED. Masked the deck for painting, quite pleased with the result.  Next task is to wire in the lights.  This all based on a new plan that was the final drawing before acceptance.  Only nine landing lights required and all in a straight line.


Bob
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on March 11, 2019, 04:38:06 PM
Hi bob it's John V i can see it's all coming together nicely cheers John
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on March 13, 2019, 02:14:54 PM

Thanks John, much appreciated, having new drawings is helping heaps.


Bob

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on March 13, 2019, 05:59:17 PM

Flight deck markings added, now ready to wire the lights up


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on March 15, 2019, 09:06:53 PM

More work on the flight deck, showing the method of wiring up, and the lights lit, also the start of the lift and hangar area


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Capt Podge on March 15, 2019, 09:15:14 PM
That's a great job you've done there Bob and those night shots look fantastic - looking forward to seeing this model coming together  O0


Regards
Ray

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: dlancast on March 15, 2019, 09:58:49 PM
Wow! :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 05, 2019, 08:13:48 PM

More work on the island, still cant get over the size of the Broomstick radar dome


Glazed some of the bridge and flyco, tinted green for top of bridge and all flyco, these window were actually made for her as well,


Bob
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: dlancast on April 05, 2019, 08:45:01 PM
Very nice. What method did you use for tinting?  I noticed pic on table of two in uniform.  Is that you?  Best regards,  Dennis
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 06, 2019, 08:07:43 PM
Thank you
The tinting is green transparent plastic 
The ones made for were green panels so seems accurate. As she was never built built wonder
happened to them
Ref picture yes itís me as CPO my partner just ha military look coat, although she has served


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: dlancast on April 06, 2019, 09:11:20 PM
Thank you for your service sir as well as your partner.  I served with the US Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer Radioman, Midway Island, Vietnam, finished with the USS Ranger CVA-61 (now scrapped, rest her soul).  Build on... you are doing fine work.  Dennis
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 11, 2019, 05:07:43 PM
Thanks Dennis, much appreciated
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 11, 2019, 05:13:25 PM

The power house installed and runs as sweet as you could wish for, and also the rather nice name plate.  If anyone would like this style of nameplate google "Foreverjack"and they are in there.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on April 11, 2019, 08:15:25 PM
Hi bob its all looking very good .new you wear the man for it .I now it's been a challenge .and I hope you are enjoying doing it .it's so nice to see it coming to gether .at least you know you. have the only one that's up and running .keep up the good work cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on April 23, 2019, 10:01:32 PM
Hi bob keep looking for you to put up some more photos cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 26, 2019, 09:07:45 AM

Next week John with bit of luck, waiting for some parts


Bob

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on April 26, 2019, 09:22:50 AM
Hi bob thanks for all you have done to save the ship .at least it will now be built after all these years like it shoud have been only in  a smaller size cheers John
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: ballastanksian on April 27, 2019, 07:46:41 PM

The bridge is nice. I like the multi view windows as well as the radar dome. It looks so big, I wonder if the designers borrowed St. Pauls!


Re the green screens, I reckon as it was glass they either binned them or perhaps sold the glass as scrap for reuse in the glass industry. Probably the former given the era we are talking about.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 28, 2019, 10:14:10 PM
Just fitted the rd over white over red
unable to manoeuvre ship at flying stations lights. Later this week is buttock clenching time when I have to
cut to grooves into the flight deck to take the catapults. Hangar lights are in and working


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Akira on April 29, 2019, 12:40:28 PM
Wonderful job of fitting the Queen to her new gown. It will be most exciting to see her underway in her element.Jonathan
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 29, 2019, 03:04:08 PM

A few images to show her current state, before an enforced break of two months (allegedly) to keep my publisher happy, sure  I will sneak bits in
Started to fit the bridge wipers, fiddly job, will hope to get catapult tracks fitted thought this week.


On deck we have the COD Gannet from HMS Hermes on the Starboard cat and a Phantom on the port cat. other aircraft are parked awaiting their turn, first of the crew members can be seen in front of the island, only about 35 to paint.  steering servo and linkages are in and work, despite the angled outer rudders, now awaiting a replacement prop from Cornwall models. showing unable to manoeuvre lights due to flying stations, island floodlights on as are deck landing lights and hangar.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on April 29, 2019, 04:11:16 PM
Hi bob its John V it's looking great .I now you have a lot to do yet .but I can see you are getting there .when your done I will have to buy it back .cheers Bob keep up the good work cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on April 29, 2019, 11:14:15 PM

 :} :} :} :} :} Start saving John

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: ballastanksian on May 07, 2019, 10:58:26 PM

I have just noticed the funnels Rob. What an interesting arrangement! Was she CODAG or Steam and Diesel?


The coterie of aircraft is a good detail to see attended to  :-)) 
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on May 11, 2019, 07:25:00 PM

She would have been three shafts Steam turbine, very good layout as each propulsion area would have been enclosed in its own splinter proof setting, thus giving max chance of at least one unit surviving an attack, the rudders were arranged similarly, each one had its own independent steering machinery so it could be used in event of otherers being lost.




Bob

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on May 11, 2019, 07:28:02 PM

Port catapult track fitted and forward lift cut out


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on June 07, 2019, 05:50:57 PM

No to much done due to finishing a book for publisher.


Trying to bring the hangar to life, very slowly, the wires are for the lighting to be sorted soon.  (JohnV) can you recall how much smaller this area was originally  :-))
Major decision taken in that the deck will stay as a whole section and secured by hidden screws , looks ok so far.


Bob




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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: frogman3 on June 07, 2019, 08:24:41 PM

HI Bob very nice build an its great to see another person fittin in leds lights on the ship I will be following your build great stuff this
chris
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on June 09, 2019, 03:37:31 PM
Hi bob its John V my old aircraft carrier looking grand .I am so pleased you took it on can you put some picks up of the rudders in side hull and motors when you get a minute.and have you got top side of the deck done .I can see you are getting on with it cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on June 09, 2019, 06:03:32 PM

John
 as requested, shot of motors and the tiller arrangements




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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on June 09, 2019, 07:16:33 PM
Hi bob its John V I can see it's going to move a 9 foot aircraft carrier and buy the look it's going to turn well .have you though about a bow thruster for tight turns .don't forget I want to be there for the big launch .you should be proud of yourself you are doing a lovely job cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on July 18, 2019, 05:22:58 PM

Well not posted for a while, so here is latest offering, fitted (temp) the starboard chaff launcher, makes a difference, next big job will be making her travelling box, which starts next w/e, this will mean I can get her wet and ballasted properly, unlike last time having to contend with several leaks.




Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on July 18, 2019, 09:57:35 PM
Hi bob its John V lovely details coming on great looking forward to finishing paint work and water test cheers John
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on August 03, 2019, 12:23:07 PM

Now for something different but still CVA-01,, as she is just over 8 foot long, it does not fit in car, so obviously wish to transport to sail so options
1/ new car, not really going to happen
2/ trailer, possible but adding up the cost of trailer, bracket, wiring and fitting, again not happening
3/ a coffin on the roof rack, way to go.
It is built as a complete flat pack box, load base onto the rack, then load Lizzie, then the panel are screwed on and finally a waterproof cover covers the lot.  It works well in trials and as she is only a foot high, its going to work.  The grey paint in the image is pussers weather works grey supplied from paint store HMS Illustrious  :-)) Just thought it might help others with bigger models


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: frogman3 on August 04, 2019, 01:12:21 PM

Comin on well you got some great ideas Bob  :-)) lookin forward to seein more of your work an her bein worked on are you havin workin aircraft elevator's
Bob ?  an that wheatherworks grey is it in a spray can or brush on an how much is the paint ? because as you know Bob im building a big tiger an if paint is cheaper ?
chris
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on August 05, 2019, 11:36:30 AM
Chris the answer to your paint question is the post accompanying the  :-)) :-))


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Bob K on August 05, 2019, 02:23:46 PM
Now for something different but still CVA-01,, as she is just over 8 foot long, it does not fit in car, so obviously wish to transport to sail so options
1/ new car, not really going to happen
2/ trailer, possible but adding up the cost of trailer, bracket, wiring and fitting, again not happening
3/ a coffin on the roof rack, way to go.
It is built as a complete flat pack box, load base onto the rack, then load Lizzie, then the panel are screwed on and finally a waterproof cover covers the lot.  It works well in trials and as she is only a foot high, its going to work.  The grey paint in the image is pussers weather works grey supplied from paint store HMS Illustrious  :-)) Just thought it might help others with bigger models

Bob


I had a similar problem with my HMS Agincourt, although a foot shorter than yours there was no way I could get it into my small car.  Trailers are not allowed at Black Park, where there is also a 1.8M height bar on the entrance which rules out top boxes.

In the end I cut the hull in half, using sliding telescopic stainless tubes between the hulls and an HD toggle latch as a central clamp. 

Bob K
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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on August 05, 2019, 02:37:41 PM

Hi Bob
yes followed that build, works for you but not a great fan of split hulls, so this seemed the way, all trials seem positive so fingers crossed.


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: BrianB6 on August 05, 2019, 11:45:47 PM
One Task Force 72 member that i know bought a second hand ambulance for his Ark and Lusty.
Both are on racks on one side and he has a bed and drop down bench on the other side.  :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Capt Podge on August 05, 2019, 11:58:06 PM
One Task Force 72 member that i know bought a second hand ambulance for his Ark and Lusty.
Both are on racks on one side and he has a bed and drop down bench on the other side.  :-))
I'd love to see any available photos of that setup.
(thinking ahead to upcoming retirement)  ;)


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: BrianB6 on August 06, 2019, 05:49:12 AM
I will if possible.   It will depend on when we next meet
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on August 27, 2019, 09:07:57 PM
Hi bob its John V stop keeping us all in the dark .we are all waiting to see more picks .on how things are going with project cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on August 28, 2019, 03:28:43 PM
At the moment, commencing fitting the fuse box and wiring, once that is done it is time to make the antenna that fold away, once that's done a video of it all working will be posted.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on August 28, 2019, 05:52:47 PM
Hi bob its John V there's a lot of people on hear all waiting in anticipation .it sounds you are nearly there. Hope you have enyored the challenge because if anybody now's it's me cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: warspite on August 28, 2019, 06:07:46 PM
and using an old ambulance means there is a special place for the defib when the weight of the model overcomes the modeler, though using the gurney for an ambulance may be a way of transporting it to the waters edge.  :P  and the modeler back after succumbing to the weight
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on August 29, 2019, 09:19:52 AM

 :D :D :D
Its not that heavy, more unwieldly, all weight is added once in the wet stuff, transport from the car to water is, by means of a garden trolley with nice pneumatic tyres, easily lifted onto roof of car, in actual fact my HMS Bristol and Tiger are more awkward to move around.  This is a fun hobby is it not  ok2 ok2
and using an old ambulance means there is a special place for the defib when the weight of the model overcomes the modeler, though using the gurney for an ambulance may be a way of transporting it to the waters edge.  :P  and the modeler back after succumbing to the weight
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Bob K on August 29, 2019, 09:38:20 AM
I solved my seven foot HMS Agincourt by cutting in half.  Each half is self contained and thus able to carry its batteries etc so no need to mess around knelling to fit and wire up batteries.  The two halves are joined by sliding telescopic stainless tubes, with a single toggle latch to secure.

It may sound extreme but is surprisingly easy to maneuver and get into my small car with the halves side by side.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on August 29, 2019, 11:02:41 AM

Hi Bob
Used that method for my Victorious and to be honest hated it, it all fits in the car but just don't like split hulls, with Elizabeth, once at waters edge drop batteries in connect to fuse box, fit flight deck and job done.  At end of day its what suits each one of us and also fits out capabilities.


Bob
I solved my seven foot HMS Agincourt by cutting in half.  Each half is self contained and thus able to carry its batteries etc so no need to mess around knelling to fit and wire up batteries.  The two halves are joined by sliding telescopic stainless tubes, with a single toggle latch to secure.

It may sound extreme but is surprisingly easy to maneuver and get into my small car with the halves side by side.
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on September 04, 2019, 09:40:51 AM
Couple of short videos to show some progress with CVA-01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slNNjLqG7Hc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slNNjLqG7Hc)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Q_E3Tp3VQ


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: frogman3 on September 04, 2019, 11:55:17 AM

HI Bob love your utube vids that rudder layout looks the bees knees  :-)) an works very well indeed an I see you have fitted led 's lights in the hangars  :-)) that's what I did on my Nimitz an it makes the ship look more realistic. An I just cant understand why you don't like split hulls Bob as mine is very simple 4 bolts fitted in hull joint an 4 butterfly nuts to join her up an electric plugs that when you join the hulls togeather the E /PLUGS just slip into one another  an it makes the model lighter to lift but that's just me
all best chris
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on September 04, 2019, 05:18:20 PM

Just me Chris, as I said used it for HMS Victorious which is a lot bigger than CVA, but it just is not my preferred solution.  Yes lots of lovely lights fitted, used lots on Tiger as well for white light and red action lights or simply change by flick of a switch.


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on September 04, 2019, 06:07:39 PM
Hi bob its John V it's all looking very good .you are doing a lovely Job .I knew you could do it right man for the job cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on September 08, 2019, 05:19:16 PM

Another small video showing a working anchor winch, ok its not protypical in speed but near enough, for showing off at shows.  The other important thing (to me) is it cost £5 compared to the £100+ being asked for the ready made one.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: dlancast on September 08, 2019, 08:45:33 PM
Awesome!!
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on September 09, 2019, 12:50:19 PM
Hay bob its John V you are just showing off now .but doing a grand job cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on September 27, 2019, 10:29:09 AM

One of my pet hates now fitted, just needs bit cleaning up then painting, Bilge Keels arggghhh
Of note she now has the correct grey paint on her, BSC 381 light weather works grey.
If the weather holds out this weekend she may move from slipway to the ballast basin for final ballasting, hopefully this time with no major leaks as happen last time %%


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: ballastanksian on September 30, 2019, 08:44:33 PM
There. Now you have those out of the way, hopefully you can enjoy the rest of the build that little bit more  :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 01, 2019, 09:13:28 AM
There. Now you have those out of the way, hopefully you can enjoy the rest of the build that little bit more  :-))



To right, hate doing them. :} :}
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: raflaunches on October 02, 2019, 09:04:59 PM
Iíve got some of those to do soon on Albatross. Colin-d showed me a better way whilst I was displaying at Deans Marine Open weekend. Iíll try to photograph it as I go along showing the methodology for future reference. My last bilge keel was on Invincible and it was a right pig to get right. Hopefully the next one will be easier. :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 02, 2019, 10:27:14 PM

At last CVA-01 got her bottom wet, floats great and very stable, couple of annoying small leaks from port shaft and center rudder post, easy fix though


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 02, 2019, 10:28:11 PM

Look forward to those Nick, any way to make it easier it going to be good


Bob
Iíve got some of those to do soon on Albatross. Colin-d showed me a better way whilst I was displaying at Deans Marine Open weekend. Iíll try to photograph it as I go along showing the methodology for future reference. My last bilge keel was on Invincible and it was a right pig to get right. Hopefully the next one will be easier. :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: raflaunches on October 02, 2019, 10:44:45 PM
Magnificent Bob,


Iíll write up a post with my Albatross build as I go along showing Colinís method- it looked simple enough and very effective- hopefully Iíll do it justice!


Keep up the good job  :-))
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 03, 2019, 10:59:54 AM
Thanks, only fitted one side so look forward to seeing a different way


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: frogman3 on October 03, 2019, 11:08:54 AM

She looks great on the wet stuff Bob are you fittin any aircraft an if you are what will they be ?
chris
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 03, 2019, 11:46:31 AM
Gannets Phantoms and Wessex. If I can find at sensible
price Tamiya 1/100 Buccaneers as well


Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 06, 2019, 10:23:25 PM

Todays work, deck landing light system, it can move forward and back, up and down and traverse, all to obtain correct setting. Quite pleased with it..


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: ballastanksian on October 06, 2019, 11:05:27 PM
If that lights up Rob, it'll be the model tech star of the year!
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on October 07, 2019, 08:46:03 AM
Hi bob its John V i can see you are really going to town on this one nothing but the best .will end up best one in the country .I will have to buy it back .very proud of you cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 07, 2019, 02:58:30 PM

Damm you sussed me out :} , yes it will be able to be lit, although this is the trial and fit version, designed to get me making and prove it will work.  Will have red, green and amber lights and bit more detailing, now working on the sponson and how to fit it, interestingly it is the only sponson she would have had.


Bob




If that lights up Rob, it'll be the model tech star of the year!
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 07, 2019, 02:59:35 PM

Thanks for king words John, buy it back? better start saving  {-) {-) {-) {-)


Bob


Hi bob its John V i can see you are really going to town on this one nothing but the best .will end up best one in the country .I will have to buy it back .very proud of you cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 10, 2019, 10:31:33 AM

Latest work on Lizzie, No its not a gun turret {-) it is the sponson that will be the base for the light landing system posted earlier.  It is the only sponson she was designed with as the aim was to keep her smooth and clean to aid in the event of NBC attack.  The two rods fit into the tubes in the hull and are then pushed  home, giving a firm and secure mounting that is easy to remove for transport..


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: johnv on October 10, 2019, 12:36:43 PM
Hi Bob it's John V it's looking good .it's going to look great when it's all lit up and got aircraft on .still saving up to buy it back cheers John V
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on October 10, 2019, 06:31:30 PM
Latest work on Lizzie, No its not a gun turret {-) it is the sponson that will be the base for the light landing system posted earlier.  It is the only sponson she was designed with as the aim was to keep her smooth and clean to aid in the event of NBC attack.  The two rods fit into the tubes in the hull and are then pushed  home, giving a firm and secure mounting that is easy to remove for transport..






 


Bob


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I was looking forward to all the super detailed doo dads hanging off the side of the ship, looks like that's not going to be a thing then?! Curse that NBC stuff >>:-(

Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: KitS on October 10, 2019, 07:24:49 PM

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Looks like a gun turret in that last pic!  O0
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 11, 2019, 11:06:43 AM

 :} :} yes it does, the only other bit that protrudes and only when needed are the booms for lowering the ships boats, they sit in the openings and when required two booms to each boat extend till the boat is clear of the hull side, then lower away handsomely.. Very stealth in its time.


Bob





Looks like a gun turret in that last pic!  O0
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: frogman3 on October 29, 2019, 11:05:33 AM

HI Bob whats happening on her as it would be nice to see some more pics  ?
chris
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on October 30, 2019, 10:12:35 AM
Chris
Still working on her but as temp drops now doing small indoor bits. Wiring the deck landing light system and painting air group. Once done more images will be posted
Bob
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: frogman3 on October 30, 2019, 12:44:42 PM
Chris

Still working on her but as temp drops now doing small indoor bits. Wiring the deck landing light
and painting air group. Once done more images will be posted
Bob

OK Bob lookin forward to the pics an them tiger pics you posted for me were of imence help as the prop sharts are goin in now thank goodness cheers
all best to you chris
Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Rob47 on November 08, 2019, 08:40:57 PM

The Mk3 version of the light landing system, MK 1 was the version posted earlier using just coloured lenses, Mk 2 used led but found them to bulky so now using 12v grain of wheat bulbs, very happy with result.
The scenario for all lights on is, flying stations have just been piped, carrier turning into wind and the light landing system, turned on, it is now self checking the system, hence all the lights are on.


Bob


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Title: Re: CVA-01 HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: frogman3 on November 08, 2019, 09:05:32 PM

Lovley bit of work Bob in my opinion just got to hope it don't get knocked off by a passin model  as I had the same type of freshnel landin lights on my Nimitz an it got hit on our pond so I fitted  it back on the carrier with pidgin rubber qauter " square an then when it got hit it just bent back an forth to its proper postion but your carrier lookin great be nice to seein her sail with aircraft
chris