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hms zulu type tribal class
« on: April 16, 2006, 11:40:35 AM »

has anybody built the deans marine version...am thinking about building it...i served on her many moons ago
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 07:20:47 PM »

Not Built ZULU but i have SOLEBAY.

Not bad kits BUT do not take the plan and marked plasticard as Gospel.

Measure TWICE cut once and it might Fit.

Also not enough railings in my kit to finish model .
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006, 08:50:18 PM »

A friend? sellected a Deans Marine as his first model boat, not much seemed to fit and it has taken a lot of encouragment to keep him going.
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006, 10:53:40 PM »

I have built one.
She did have some fitting problems, nothing major, but pays to check with paper templates.
But did turn out as a very seaworthy model with a realistic turn of speed.

Bob
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2006, 11:07:46 PM »

Yep I got and built the Dean's Zulu instead of Nubian.

Nice little kit but as others have said, beware the marked out sheet for decking etc (although to be fair I now know to be careful with any manufacturer's deck markings!). Also found some of the resin casting were not too good either. Other things Id watch for are the measurements for the internal hull braces. They caused me some problems when fitting the decks and bilkheads as they seemed to be in the wrong places.

I found the bridge structure quite difficult to get right from the many pieces of plasti card! As Zulu was my first scale ship, I'd best describe her as stand off scale rather than exact.
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2006, 02:09:58 PM »

thanks for the input...i have bought the zulu and will take my time withit as i have not worked with plasicard before.has anybody had any problem with deck buckling..inhot sunny weather...?
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2006, 11:57:46 PM »

Mine certainly didnt, but I always put more deck stringers in.
I might be teaching you to suck eggs, but keep the top as light as you can and ballast her down to the top of the boot topping.
I ran mine on 1 x 550 motor on 6volt 4ah gell cell, but now would seriously consider the high capacity MiNim 8.4 volt batteries.
I used builders lead flashing to get her deep, easy to fit and not that expensive and the battery sits nice and low on top of it.

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2006, 05:16:58 PM »

thanks Bob....did you have the radar bed operational ?i am concerned about the weight of any power source in the superstructure,adding to top weight.

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006, 11:58:30 PM »

Yes I did motorise the radar, I used a stripped down servo, but it was rather noisey.

Bob
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006, 12:29:55 PM »

has anybody built the deans marine version...am thinking about building it...i served on her many moons ago

my father in law also served on her.. I am just approaching the completion of my first kit which is deans marine.. Im very happy with it though the resing and whitemeatl can be rough and it pays to measure everything three times....
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2006, 07:35:14 PM »

 MAKE THAT FOUR TIMES!!! :'(
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2006, 07:37:36 PM »



oh no! Sounds of despair!  Go on, what have you gone an' done??  :o
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2006, 07:51:28 PM »

nothing i cant rectify...I cant believe i can be so thick!!!....it must be the kit!! ;D
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2006, 07:59:54 PM »


I've just bought a big Deans Marine warship kit today and was eyeing up a few others (Zulu included) while I was there! Ron very kindly burnt a CD for me with at least 1,000 (if not more) construction photos for me to crib from - the tiniest of building detail is portrayed somewhere on there - hopefully I'm going to say magic, but as for your problem, I would certainly give Deans Marine a shout - they are on their open days for the next two days so they will be available!  ;)
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2007, 08:15:06 PM »

I have also build the HMS Nubian



more pictures can be found on the wasship models undway.

http://www.wmunderway.8m.com/cgi/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=BuildB;action=display;num=1187739060
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Re: hms zulu type tribal class
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2009, 08:40:19 AM »

Hi,

The photos of the model is found here.  The given URL in the previous post is incorrect --

http://www.wmunderway.8m.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1187739060

Have fun!
Oliver
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