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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #75 on: August 16, 2007, 10:36:36 AM »

WOW!!!!! nuff said really.

I want one.

May have to pay someone a visit........ late at night... when everyones asleep.... dressed in black... with a van outside with the engine running.      ;D ;D ;D ;D    ;)

Superb work, I have to see it for real.

Grant
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2007, 12:01:05 PM »

Cant wait to see your next build holmsey.This is stunning
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hastings246

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2007, 01:42:44 AM »

Hello,
Do you have any pics of your bushmaster?

Thanks,
Sean
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hastings246

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #78 on: September 14, 2007, 09:03:54 PM »

Hello,
Thanks for the pics. Did you do a set of nulka launchers? They are in addition to the old srboc. Depending on what ship they are next to the srboc or between the stacks above the sliding padeyes.

Best Regards,
Sean
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hastings246

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2007, 10:44:24 PM »

It is tough to find updated pictures of these ships. The Burkes seem to have different configurations to its weapon systems and radar layouts from ship to ship and year to year. Most of the churchill pictures on the net seem to be 2003/04 which I think is when they started putting the nulka system on the ships. I asked more out of curosity than anything. Your build is great. I wish there was more of them on the site instead of the bismarck build.

Best Regards,
Sean
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2007, 10:56:50 PM »

If you speak to "Darren The Mountie" AKA Admhawk, his company do CDs of North American warships. I got one off him of WSC and it was a joy to use. There were two complete sets, one from the build and one when she was in service later. Also Paul at PSShips will help you with photos if you buy a model from him!!!
I think half the fun af modeling is in the research!

Holmsey
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PSSHIPS

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2007, 11:18:02 PM »

Hi Dave, Hastings already has three of mine mate, the trouble with the burke's is that they change underware more times than the preverbial, like I said to you last night, pick a ship and time and make the model around that, you can't change your model as quickly as the real ones change their underware if you know what I mean?
 Paul... ;D
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hastings246

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2007, 02:52:49 AM »

Spinning props right! ;D
When I build my Burkes from Sirmar I would love to animate the heli. I would like to come up with some way to raise and lower a heli in a simulated landing/takeoff. I was thinking of some kind of motorized antenna like device. Maybe on the Aegis Cruiser since there is more height on the flight deck.

Best Regards,
Sean

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2007, 03:19:37 AM »

Spinning props are a nice touch, use the tiny pager motors, they fit nicely. The only way I know of to raise and lower is with a rod that extends out the deck attached to the bottom of the helo, the rod can also carry the wires for the motor power.
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PSSHIPS

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2007, 08:06:42 PM »

Superb Dave, lets see what ya can do with this 22 of your's and the Tico you bagged ;D ;)
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #85 on: September 17, 2007, 02:07:28 PM »

Saw you at Black Park yesterday Stunning Model Mate, looks superb . great detail  will grab a better look next time your there.


Mick
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hastings246

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #86 on: September 20, 2007, 03:48:45 AM »

Hello,
Looks great. Are the heli's scratch or a kit? I found some plastic kits by kangram but can't find them anymore. Good thing i bought 8 to put on all my models and at $4.00 a kit well worth it.

Sean
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #87 on: September 20, 2007, 04:37:55 PM »

The SH-60s come with the semi kit, you get 1 per kit, I bought a second one. They are resin and quite well detailed.
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hastings246

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #88 on: September 20, 2007, 06:53:02 PM »

Hello,
I have one of Paul's semi kit of it too. Here's a pic of the plastic models I found. I have not checked the accuracy but it looks good and for the price couldn't pass it up. Great job on the heli O0

Sean

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2007, 08:51:08 AM »

"Up"? - Is this a sky-hook?  :o
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #90 on: November 01, 2007, 03:30:39 PM »

If you need any photos of the Churchill let me know. I have taken about 300 photos of her when she was built at Bath Iron works. all angels including some without the vents on the side. I have some of the photos on my site if you want to look through them to help you on your build.

Glad to help.
Eric
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #91 on: November 01, 2007, 06:49:16 PM »

Hi Sputnikk
Many thanks for your offer. I have finnished the Churchill but I am very interested in the Hue City if you have any. I am starting that one after the Cornwall.
You could give us a quote on your etched brass fret as well if you want.

Cheers

Holmsey
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #92 on: November 02, 2007, 02:43:27 AM »

Sure. The ticos are great, wobbly in the water, but still. The problem with getting my parts to you is the cost of the shipping. It sometimes cost more than the product. Let me know when you are thinking about getting the part and we can talk.

Also, if anyone is interested, I was just on the Sampson today (DDG 102) and learn a lot about the new destroyer. This is the latest Ship in the US Navy, and it is in Boston through the weekend. I took 250 photos today if anyone need a photo. I will be uploading a few to my site this weekend. I will post a link to it when they are onliine.

Any questions about Homeport Models, please ask.
We are glad to help.

Eric
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Martin13

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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2007, 10:26:34 AM »

Holmsey,

What a great job you did on this model - luv your pic's. I'm tossing up wheather to build a 1/96 or 1/72 version. The problem with the larger scale is that I don't know if I can buy fittings etc, I do not believe that I have the necessary skills to completely scratch build the boat. They certainly are an impressive model.
Shipping costs are always a problem, especially when you live in Australia.

Again, great job and thanks for posting the pic's and build info.

Martin from Down Under
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2007, 04:25:19 PM »

I'm sure Alan Pew can help you out with the fittings since he sells most of them in 1/72 and he is in Australia.

apsmods@bigpond.net.au
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #95 on: November 16, 2007, 11:10:46 AM »

Admhawk,

Thanks for the info.

 Emailed Allan last night and received a reply today.

About to send off deposit on a 1/72 scale version. Its big 2.160 Metres (84.9")

Thanks again

Martin from down Under
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #96 on: November 18, 2007, 01:08:46 PM »

I have it on good authority that The Churchill is in Portsmouth at the moment. She could be leaving early this week. Anyone who wants to take photos of her please feel free to forward them to me and post them on the web as well. I can not get to Portsmouth this week. O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

Holmsey
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #97 on: November 18, 2007, 04:36:57 PM »

Admhawk,

Thanks for the info.

 Emailed Allan last night and received a reply today.

About to send off deposit on a 1/72 scale version. Its big 2.160 Metres (84.9")

Thanks again

Martin from down Under

Glad I could help. If you go to Russ French's site, http://defencemodels.com.au/Projects/Churchill.asp You will see the 1/72 Churchill that he made. I believe he also made a lot of the fittings that Alan now sells for this model. The story about the hats is funny, what he probably doesn't know is that I got the hats for Jonathan to give out, cuz I went to Winnies commisioning!

I'm sure if you contact Russ, you will be able to see this model in person for inspiration.
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #98 on: November 23, 2007, 05:57:22 PM »

I managed to find a mate who went to Portsmouth this weekend. Here she is with new bumps and a Union Flag!!!!
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Re: Q & A - Holmsey's Winston S Churchill build
« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2008, 01:55:19 AM »

In Europe is not problem purchase fiberglass hull for DDG 81 or DDG 51 in 1:72 scale, I have one of them home, it is hull included deck as a one piece. Beautifull job and size too.I will start work on it this summer
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