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Title: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on October 05, 2019, 04:34:46 PM
Hi !
New building from Billing Boats

The Absalon class are support ships of the Royal Danish Navy, commissioned in 2005. The two ships in the class may be described as a hybrid between a frigate and military transport ship with multiple role capabilities, with the capacity to be transformed from a combat ship with the firepower of a traditional frigate to a hospital ship within a day.


Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on October 06, 2019, 06:31:37 PM
Hello !
Two following pictures ........
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: malcf on October 30, 2019, 07:40:07 AM
Hi Chris look forward to following this build  :-))
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 30, 2019, 11:02:05 AM
 
Hey Chris,

How well do the frames fit inside the hull?
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Post by: Capt Podge on October 30, 2019, 03:05:28 PM
HDMS Absalon - on the TV right now. Discovery Science +1 channel  :-)


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on October 30, 2019, 05:31:47 PM
Hi !
To Martin
Frames are laser-cut parts on wooden boards.The reinforcement frame fit perfectly in the hull and must be glued to the hull.



Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on October 30, 2019, 07:20:01 PM
I fitted radio gear to one and the engineering of the kit is most excellent. However the use of self adhesive stickers for things like anchors (!) and grill work leaves something to be desired. However, as a basis for a bit of super detailing, a very good start.
Also, I hear it sails really well, which is a bonus!
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on October 30, 2019, 10:46:11 PM
Hi unbuiltnautilus !
I agree with you concerning adhesive stickers for things like anchors. For the price of the kit they could have added anchors !
For example, Iíll build her with a bow thruster.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on November 25, 2019, 07:49:01 PM
Hi !
2 pictures as follow .....- Model equipped with a bow thruster- Assembly of the 2 parts of the sonar bulb and realization of one of the 2 housing of the anchors. In the kit, the locations of the 2 anchors and nozzle outlets of the bow thruster are made of adhesive stickers.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: frogman3 on November 26, 2019, 10:29:22 AM

HI Chris this looks a good build I will be following to see how you get on as im building HMS TIGER in 1/72 scale on here
chris
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on December 19, 2019, 03:52:59 PM
HI !
 
Installation of rudders, propeller axle chairs, stern tubes and banana propellers. The propeller axes are slightly offset from the rudders as on the "HMCC Sentinel".
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Post by: frogman3 on December 19, 2019, 06:38:08 PM
LOOKS FAB
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on December 29, 2019, 09:52:48 PM
Hi !
One photo ....
Assembly of the superstructure that will fit between the frames and their side reinforcements.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: T888 on December 30, 2019, 09:00:09 AM
Liking the props
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Post by: Chris67 on January 22, 2020, 08:35:12 PM
Hi !
Pic 1 : Front assembly and wheelhouse station.  Pic 2 : Front radar mast assembly.
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Post by: Dreadnought on January 23, 2020, 09:52:24 AM
Looking good  :-))
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Post by: Chris67 on January 24, 2020, 08:15:10 PM
Hi !

The radar base structure
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Post by: Chris67 on February 01, 2020, 04:04:36 PM
Hello !

Central and rear radar masts assembly and general view on the superstructure.

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Post by: Chris67 on February 14, 2020, 09:31:53 PM
Hi !
Installation of the rudder control system. I modified the location and housing of the control servo by moving it a few centimeters back from the stern in order to have access to its disassembly in case of a problem.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on March 11, 2020, 07:38:54 PM
Hi !
Deck over hull. Being in one piece in the kit, I cut it into 3 parts: front, middle and rear bridge; easier to install! Then , operations "masting" and "sanding" between the hull-deck joint. On the front deck, one will notice the access hatch to the bow thruster.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Dreadnought on March 12, 2020, 05:38:57 AM
Looking Good! :-))
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Post by: Chris67 on March 25, 2020, 05:30:59 PM
Hi !
Entrance to the helicopter garage.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: ballastanksian on April 04, 2020, 12:16:09 PM

Good God, that looks frighteningly close to being a kit that fits together perfectly!


The superstructure work looks great Chris  :-))
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on April 06, 2020, 03:48:38 PM
Hi !
Gluing of the front wheelhouse block onto the deck and the side walls onto the hull reinforcements.(Pic1&2)
General view with the embossed superstructure. (Pic3&4)
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Post by: Chris67 on April 12, 2020, 02:31:41 PM
Hi !  And Happy Easter

Building and installation of the starboard side chimney
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Post by: Chris67 on April 13, 2020, 10:00:43 PM
Hi
1- Port side chimney
2- View of the 2 chimneys on the superstructure
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Post by: Chris67 on April 16, 2020, 03:36:21 PM
Hello !
Deck: finishing of the main work elements (formwork types) port and starboard along the superstructure.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Capt Podge on April 16, 2020, 03:40:31 PM
It's been a while since I last looked in on this one and - Wow, very good work indeed, all nicely put together. Looking forward to seeing more on this one  O0


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on April 16, 2020, 04:19:11 PM
 :-)) Thank you !  I've time for building with covid-19  ok2
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on April 23, 2020, 11:26:44 AM
Hello !


Armament:   5 Stanflex module slots carrying "Harpons" and "Sea Sparrow" missiles. Assembly of 3 vertical "Sea Sparrow" missile firing platform and 2 double "Harpons" anti-ship missile systems.
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: ballastanksian on April 26, 2020, 02:29:46 PM
Those launchers are gorgeous. She's coming along well :-))
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Post by: Chris67 on April 28, 2020, 10:54:22 AM
Hi !
Assembly of the 2 lifting cranes of the missiles   
View of one of the crane at its place
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on May 21, 2020, 07:05:30 PM
Hi !
Pic 1 : realization of the hardware
Pic 2 and 3 : Filling with mastic the seam between the hull and edge walls
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on August 14, 2020, 09:26:13 PM
Hi !
Painting HDMS Absalon
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Post by: Chris67 on August 25, 2020, 09:47:54 PM
Hi !
Finishes: hull and flight deck

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Post by: derekwarner on August 25, 2020, 10:59:09 PM
Looking superb Chris...... :-))  .........


Derek
Title: Re: HDMS ABSALON L16
Post by: Chris67 on September 03, 2020, 04:09:33 PM
Hello !

Pic 1 : 127 mm gun, one 35 mm Oerlikon Millennium anti-aircraft gun and 4 Terma decoy systems.

Pic 2 : StanFlex modules with "Harpons" and "Sea Sparrow" missiles