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Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« on: June 07, 2006, 10:04:30 AM »


Holmsey's Arliegh Burke class destroyer Winston S Churchill  build

As I and the moderating team continually strive to look for suitable build threads to include in the Masterclass board we look at a whole range of different models made in a variety of ways.  What we are looking for is the highest standards of exellence in modelling skills combined with a well put together and informative build thread, which can then be a source of inspiration to the rest of the membership.

Most masterclasses will tend to be scratchbuilds which demonstrate the full range of modelling skills but kit based models can also be included when they meet the criteria of excellence. We already of course have a kit built model under construction on the board. The following example which caught our eye also meets the criteria as it is not only a superb example of how a kit can be put together to achieve a beautiful model but it also provides a wealth of information to inspire other members to strive for.

This should be viewed as what can be achieved and an excellent example of the skills required to produce a model from a kit and an alternative means to an end when compared with scratch built examples already on the Masterclass board.

Our warmest congratulations go to Holmsey and our thanks for sharing his build with us.

Enjoy.

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Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006, 03:29:25 PM »

hi, are you going to use a sealed lead acid battery,or is it just for ballast?
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006, 06:12:02 PM »

Hi Holmsey
Looking good keep it up
whats that between the motors facing aft
Don't forget that sailing is at Hayes Marina tomorrow off the Hayes bypass
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 10:43:29 AM »

please keep us informed of your progress.
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 11:44:30 PM »

i take it the question was about the 'block' between the motors, never though of mounting the motors through 90 and bolting them horizontally, removes the need for tapering the base.

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2006, 08:01:53 PM »

Hi Holmsey
Missed you at the lake 2day
looking good on the Winston S C with this amount of progress she should be ready for christmas
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006, 08:43:39 PM »

I think you will find that a Bower anchor defines the location where the anchor is housed (bow) rather than the type of anchor itself - but what do I know?
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2006, 09:15:05 PM »

Paul,

As a yachtsman I was taught that the bower anchor is the vessels's main anchor, normally stowed at the bow and may be one of several different types, Admiralty, Danforth, CQR, Bruce etc. However I appreciate that Admiralty pattern anchors may also be stowed at the stern see http://www.tsrye.fsnet.co.uk/Anchors.htm. Is that what you mean? in which case small boat nomenclature would seem to differ from that used by the RN. As you have practical RN experience I'd be interested in your comments as we all learn something new every day.  :)

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2006, 09:38:39 PM »

Dave Woolley describes the anchor as a Bower Anchor in Model Boats (January 2006) captions 8 and 9 on page 18. He says The USN describes it as "A High Holding Anchor". It is a Danforth Anchor as is commonly carried on yachts like the one I sail on. Just a bit bigger I think. It could also be described as a bower anchor because of it's location, a more generic term.

That's probably enough Bulls**t for this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2006, 09:55:00 PM »

Thanks Paul, that is interesting, particularly the point about the sonar dome. You certainly wouldn't want to bounce an anchor off that! I must say I have wondered about anchors a bit as the recommended anchor size on a small yacht seems to be proportionately quite a lot bigger than those commonly fitted to larger ships, both naval and merchant. The loading on a 100,000 ton cruise ship anchor must be pretty substantial yet they are deployed as a matter of course at ports of call.

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2006, 10:09:25 PM »

If the anchor is laid correctly it is the weight of the chain on the botton which holds the ship, and acts as a damper for the motion.
The anchor should only hold the ship in rough weather.

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2006, 11:09:15 AM »



See what I mean , you only have to mention a word as innocent as anchor and they fill up the rest of the forum with what it should be technically called.

Doesn't change anything build still looking great. ;) ;)

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2006, 06:47:02 PM »

Chain !! you mean Cable !
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2006, 02:03:41 AM »

Would it also be correct to assume that probably only about two percent of model boats actually have an anchor that goes up and down...


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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2006, 08:59:01 AM »


Is it supposed to go up and down??   ??? ???
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2006, 09:14:05 AM »

It's a bit like a submarine - what goes down doesn't necessarily come up!

Despite what has been said in earlier posts, anchor design is actually quite an interesting subject - there's a lot more to it than people think and it's always educational to know a bit about the things we are modelling.  :)
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2006, 09:23:17 AM »

Colin,

Not an anchor buff I'm afraid, just look at the pic in the plan and put the same sort where it says to, never had one that worked yet maybe one day...



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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2006, 09:59:26 AM »

I learn something new in here every day,unfortunately I forget something as well  !!
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2006, 11:37:55 AM »

I learn something new in here every day,unfortunately I forget something as well  !!

Yes mate and some of it is very easy to forget....... ;D ;D



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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2006, 08:37:01 PM »

Whats easy to forget Roy ??  ??? ???
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2006, 03:54:19 AM »

Some people with dogs as avatars...... ;D ;D ;D




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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2006, 06:19:05 PM »

Hi David
Your right Winston S Churchill did look the muts nuts on the water today & even without superstructure she did not get smaller when out on the water like most models do on our large water & was very manoverable looks good David at your present rate of build she should be ready for Warwick.
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2006, 08:14:28 PM »

Hello,
How much extra ballast did you need for the correct waterline? I saw some batteries, what size 12v leads?

Thanks,
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2006, 08:27:06 PM »

Hi Sean
There is no additional ballast in the model yet, she is still high at the bow. There is a 6v 12ah battery in the center and a 12v 1.2ah battery just behind the gun mounting. The motors are Model Motors Direct 777s and there is a speaker just below the front superstructure. Are you looking to build one?

Any more questions please ask away!!!! :)

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2006, 10:41:39 PM »

Yes I have a kit from psships along with a tico. I am currently building the ffg28 Boone from SSY. Just finishing the internals and float test to follow.

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