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duttydozen

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HMS Achilles
« on: December 06, 2009, 10:17:18 am »

So as not to hijack the Bismarck thread.
This is the Sirmar 1/96 Andromeda semi kit 'tweaked' into the Achilles as she was when i joined her in 1984





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Jimmy James

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 08:27:06 pm »

Nice Model
Freebooter :-))
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reefrich

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 11:00:59 am »

i love these ships, can't decided whether to go for the Type 45 next or one of these????
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gingyer

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 12:26:20 pm »

i love these ships, can't decided whether to go for the Type 45 next or one of these????
Leander they are more appealing than a T45 :-))
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Mark47

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 12:37:45 pm »

Leander they are more appealing than a T45 :-))

I like both, although I've just started gathering materials for my 1:72 Apollo.

If your doing 1:96 I would go for the 45, slightly bigger and a little more stable than the Leander at that scale.
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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 08:44:36 pm »

Built a Type 12 on the dsame hull a few Years ago, still sailing I think.

HMS Berwick circa 1985.

reefrich

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 08:15:43 am »

MMM the decision goes on!
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minervaboy

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 08:45:59 pm »

Am new to Mayhem, and found the Achilles photos very interesting as am building a 1/96 Leander . of Minerva which I served on from 66-69. Can anybody confirm actual colour of Grey for UK Warships
Many thanks  , will post some pics when it looks good enough
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Mark47

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010, 09:23:17 pm »

Am new to Mayhem, and found the Achilles photos very interesting as am building a 1/96 Leander . of Minerva which I served on from 66-69. Can anybody confirm actual colour of Grey for UK Warships
Many thanks  , will post some pics when it looks good enough

PM Gingyer (four posts up) or Big bri on this forum, they should be able to give you some help and info. :-))
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brianc

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2010, 09:50:11 pm »

Your looking for Light weatherwork grey......paint code, BS381C 676 :-))
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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2010, 10:44:25 pm »

Two very fine looking models there. Is Achilles intended as a static model?
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minervaboy

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010, 03:52:10 pm »

Many thanks to Mark 47 and big Bri ref paint colour for UK Warships . What a good site this is . Thank you.
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supergolly

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Re: HMS Achilles
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 08:45:32 pm »

Hi ! Duttydozen !
Great model of Achilles...
Having just joined, I would like to ask you if the after end of your flight deck/mortar well lift off? I am building Danae (F47) (which I served in '72/'73) and fixed after upper deck but then had to unglue/unpin it etc as one servo decided to go t*t* up. tried magnetic strip to hold it down but to get the "round-down" right it really needs filling and sandpapering and the magnetic strips weren't strong enough.  Any tips, please ?
Cheers !!
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