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Edward Pinniger

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Looking for references for HMS Grenville or U-class destroyers
« on: October 13, 2006, 11:44:27 AM »

I have the hull from a Deans Marine 1/96 HMS Grenville (WW2 Royal Navy U/V-class destroyer) kit, and am intending to scratchbuild the rest of the ship. Unfortunately, I have virtually no references for this class of ship and cannot find any via searching on the internet! I have considered buying the plans for this kit from Deans Marine (I think they're about 15) but as far as I know they do not have enough detail for building the ship from scratch, being intended more as an assembly guide. Are there any other sources of plans and/or reference photographs for this class of ship? I have already checked the Lambert Plans website.

Has anyone else built this kit? Deans Marine also produce a kit of another ship in the same class, HMS Verulam, which presumably is very similar to the Grenville kit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've been interested in large-scale static warship modelling for a couple of years now, and have just started to get into R/C modelling. I'm currently scratchbuilding a 1/96 model of HMVS Cerberus (19th century monitor/turret ship) which hopefully will be completed as a R/C model.
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Re: Looking for references for HMS Grenville or U-class destroyers
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 12:04:37 PM »

See new answers under your sales and wants post.
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Re: Looking for references for HMS Grenville or U-class destroyers
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006, 12:39:54 PM »

Try       http://www.xlistplans.demon.co.uk/Warships.htm


They have a 1:96 HMS GRENVILLE listed


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Re: Looking for references for HMS Grenville or U-class destroyers
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 01:21:54 PM »

Apologies for the "double post", I was advised that it might be worth posting in the Warships forum section as well.

Thanks for the link to the uboat.net page (looks like a very useful reference site, will definitely bookmark it), however this is the earlier G-class HMS Grenville, sunk in 1940, the Deans Marine kit represents the later ship of the same name (which doesn't seem to be on uboat.net)
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