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Holmsey

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2006, 10:49:49 PM »

Sean
I wish you luck. There's a lot of thinking involved but that's half the fun isn't it!!!! Have you seen this book: Warship Pictorial No. 24 'Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers' I got it from:

 http://www.pacificfront.com/

last week. It has some good detail shots in it. Paul at PSShips is very helpfull as well. He sent me a lot of info and photos!

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2006, 04:50:40 PM »

Hello David
Many thanks for the photos
no 20mm in front of the bridge replaced by ram either side of the bridge wings and good shots of the re-fueling lines on the forward bridge.
cheers
see you tomorrow when neal h sailes his type 42
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2006, 11:57:26 PM »

Hasn't the Churchill always got to have an RN officer seconded to the USN on board?

Think I read somewhere they have a 2 year tour of duty. Also think the Churchill is only the 4th or 5th USN ship named after a 'foreign' (to them!) national(but may be wrong on the number).
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2006, 08:38:20 AM »

I thought when she was commisioned the navigation officer was an RN officer on attachment. LT Angus ESSENHIGH the son of the first sea lord.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1212911.stm
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2006, 01:43:44 PM »

To Quote Wikipedia
"Churchill is the only U.S. Navy vessel to have a Royal Navy Officer assigned to the ship's company. The U.S. Navy has a permanent U.S. Navy Officer on the Royal Navy ship, HMS Marlborough"

This should clear up the matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Winston_S._Churchill_(DDG-81)

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2006, 03:11:27 PM »

Hi Davis
Missed you at the lake today,Neal H was there with his 1/72 scale HMS Exeter its impressive and it has a rooster tail.
cheers
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2006, 03:56:31 PM »

Gary
Did you get any photos.
I spent the day building mine.

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2006, 08:51:41 PM »

Hi Davis
Missed you at the lake today,Neal H was there with his 1/72 scale HMS Exeter its impressive and it has a rooster tail.
cheers
gary rowe
Bliddy hell! It must go at a fair rate of knots!
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2006, 09:38:14 AM »

David
Yes many thanks for the pictures they were brill.
justbaotonic the rooster tail is in keeping with scale speed,Neal got it off evilbay via a chap in Lincon and the original builder was north of the border.
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2006, 10:15:59 PM »

Looks Good Paul
We will sail them together at Kingsbury next year!!!! Are you useing your buying power to persuade Malcolme Read to start producing low vis pennant numbers. It is very hard to reproduce them.


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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2006, 01:47:01 PM »

Hi David
Nice to see you at the lake again its a pity that the US navy had a fuel shortage today and were unable to sail still the good ol royal navy came to the rescue,hope you get your power supply sorted i know its a right pain in the bum when things go wrong.
cheers
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2006, 05:06:59 PM »

hi unmmm  yes the model uss oscar austin is from sirmar and i am happy with your choice of build ( arleigh burke)  tata
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2007, 02:49:48 PM »

Hi there Holmsey, Just to comment on your model - it looks absolutely beautiful - really inspiring.   

I myself normally prefer to build 'greys' but my new venture is totally different - being an anchor handling tug (oil rig supply vessel).  I was quite happy building this model - until I came across your pics on this website - I cannot get this one finished quick enough - or mmmmm might put it on standby cause I am looking for Jacobin plans for HMS YORK

dont we just love this Forum sometimes.

KEEP ON BUILDING AND DOING THE GOOD WORK - very inspiring  8)

Aye
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2007, 06:17:58 PM »

Bluebird
I built Gloucester before this one. Great model to do with lots of little detail to get right. Let me know f you want any pics. It's on the Mayhem main site. I've got loads of pictures of York in Portsmouth in 2005/2006. I would be happy to send them to you.

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2007, 07:20:42 PM »

Hi Holmsey Ive just sent you a PM.

thanks again

John E
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2007, 07:56:34 PM »

hi holmsey she,s lookin great, i like it, very much, ive got some good pics of her in english waters with a spitfire overhead, send me yr email addy and i will mail them to you, regards bri-c ;)
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2007, 08:11:31 PM »

Brian and John

Many thanks for your comments and encouragement.

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2007, 11:51:55 PM »

Congrats on a fine build. I saw one of these (full-size) on the telly, it was a US documentary so everything was "as long as so many football pitches" and as "heavy as so many Jumbo jets". I've no idea what he was on about, but got the distinct impression they are big and heavy. They did not mention the top speed (I'd guess about 35kts) but they did show the wake at full tilt; they actually overtake their own wake! For a ship this size to travel at greater than hull speed it's gotta be going some. The footage of the computer controlled gun in action was very good too, I think the documentary was on the History Channel, probably one of the "Mega Structures" series. May be useful for close-up images of the ship? 
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2007, 11:55:20 AM »

Hi David
You never said how was Basingstoke
well at least the book shop going had a sort of useful replacement
so the sharp bit is done & the blunt bit is done just that fat bit in the middle to do then
see you sunday
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2007, 10:14:16 PM »

Gary
Basingstoke was good but there was no one about!! They probably didn't like the weather either. Hope to be out on Sunday unless too hot/too cold/too wet/too windy/lake frozen/lake dried up/lake too wet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2007, 11:05:07 AM »

David
the speed your going WSC will be done before my Scharnhorst
where does the honey & drinking chocolate go
fancy going to yeovil and not telling anybody
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2007, 05:41:18 PM »

Interesting, the mast looks mainly of solid resin. Is that the case?

Looking very good overall.
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2007, 06:15:46 PM »

Hi Justboatonic
The mast is part of PSShips fittings and contains most of the components to make the mast.

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2007, 07:38:59 PM »

Hi David
Are you going 2morrow?
The horse is all fixed now
cheers
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2007, 07:50:02 PM »

This is a very nice looking ship, Im thinking of doing one after i finish my carrier and patrol vessel i think the burkes look like very nice ships. Keep up the good work. I have also found paul from psships/sirmar to be most helpful with all those annoying little questions.
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