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HMS Warspite
« on: October 29, 2006, 08:37:21 PM »

Hi all,
it is my intention to build a model of HMS Warspite
does anyone know if you can get a 1:96th scale hull for
it. I saw PSSHIPs post about 1/72nd scale battleships
but for me a 1/72nd model is a bit big and fleetscales
1/128 is a bit on the small side any help
will be gratefully received

Colin
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006, 11:34:56 PM »

With such a ship as this - fully documented and with plans freely available -  why not build the hull your self (plank on frame) and save about 900?

Rick
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 05:07:14 PM »

Hi Rick,
Have came to the conclusion of building
the hull myself. will have to remember how to build
hulls again as i got lazy and kept buying GRP ones for
my last few models.

Paul, hope the warspite kit your launching does well
as I said before it is a bit on the big side for myself.

regards
Colin
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 05:21:59 PM »

Gingyer,

There are plenty of builds illustrated on here - including one of mine (he said, modestly!!) - so it shouldn't be too hard to pick it all up again. One thing you can guarantee is that if you have a problem or question there will be plenty of people willing to chip in with an answer!

How long is a 1:96 Warspite?

Good luck.

Rick
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 06:42:57 PM »

hi  rick
at 1:96th scale the warspite should be 6'6" long and 11"wide.
 I think its a good size I have some other warships about the 6' size,
although at various scales
Colin
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007, 01:18:57 PM »

Hi
took the plunge and have built a hull for the warspite. The hull is in the process of being sanded at the moment.
once I have it completed I am going to use it as a mould and make a fibreglass hull.
will post some pictures once it is finished being sanded.

Colin
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 06:36:09 PM »

Hi ya Gingyer

when you built the hull for HMS Warspite, did you build it and plank it with the torpedo bulges on or off?  The reason I ask is because it is going to be (I would say difficult, but an awkward mould to do) because of the torpedo bulges. 

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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 10:27:44 PM »

Hi there Bluebird,

I am still finishing off the hull, I have built the hull with the torpedo bulges in place,
I realise this would be difficult to mould in one piece so I will make the mould in two sections.

This being the theory it should be OK  :'(

I will post some pictures of the hull when finished and prior
to moulding that way if it does go pear shaped we can all at least
get a bit of a giggle of what could have been

Colin
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2007, 12:09:51 PM »

Hi there Gingyer - how much hull detail are you going to incorporate into the mould - because, there is an awful lot of detail on the torpedo bulges themselves - e.g are you going to incorporate the details into your mould - manhole covers, garbage chutes, & etc.

or...are you adding this sort of detail on to the finished hull?

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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2007, 05:16:54 PM »

Hi Bluebird,
When I started the hull I had every intention of moulding all the details that you mentioned.
Now that I am into the build I have came to the decision when building the hull to
reassess as I complete each stage.
At the moment I am filling and sanding the hull to the correct shape.
once this is done I will look to see if it is going to be easy to add and mould
the other items to the hull. 1 problem I may foresee is that the chutes are square
and may pose a problem in moulding
Another option I may consider is making a separate mould and add them latter to the hull.

Hope this helps,
Colin

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