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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2010, 08:52:54 AM »

I have to say Richard that you are getting quite good at these builds!! %) %) %)
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2010, 09:42:29 AM »

I have to say Richard that you are getting quite good at these builds!! %) %) %)
Why, thank you kind sir. ok2
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2010, 11:11:00 AM »

Mr D, I have enjoyed watching you build Javelin -  but could you give me some info on the kit please,
as there is very little info on the Deans website.  I have made the last ship I served on ( HMS Juno F52)
and fancied doing the wartime Juno which was sunk off Crete. Because of her early demise and very busy
life before then there are few photographs of her but I believe she was only slightly altered from when
she was built.  I.E. I think she still had the tripod mast and I dont know what her armament was fitted.
1. Do you have any photos of her, and 2 what time period does the Javelin model represent
as she was one of two who survived the war she was uprated on several occasions

Thanks Geoff
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2010, 12:46:14 PM »

Hi Geoff the Deans Javelin is modeled on it's Pacific period.

Juno's armament : 3 twin 4.7s, 4 twin 20mm bofors, 1 4barrel 40mm pom pom, 2 sets 5 torpedo tubes.

Deans aren't to hot on details, you have to find a few things on the web.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2010, 01:16:51 PM »

Looking good have 2 D.Ms Destroyers H.M.S Cossack and one well haven't got'a clue it was acquired in a swap good look  :-)) :-)) PS; can be scary to sail if you get the ballast right
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2010, 02:32:16 PM »

Dicky,

Nice job you are doing there, perhaps I shall get mine done at some stage.

However, HMS Javelin did not serve in the Pacific though she did take part in the taking of Diego Suarez in May 1942, returning to the Med via Aden and Suez.

Here is her operational history if you don't already have it: http://www.hms-javelin.co.uk/

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2010, 06:17:56 PM »

DickyD, thanks for the info and and the 1941 photograph - hadn't seen that one before and it confirms
she was hardly changed since she left Fairfields S.B. - I'm a very slow modeller just have to finish
my Deans conversion of Cadiz into Aisne A/D picket version - at the painting stage so it should only
be about a year or so

Thanks  Geoff
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2010, 06:21:53 PM »

Dicky,

Nice job you are doing there, perhaps I shall get mine done at some stage.

However, HMS Javelin did not serve in the Pacific though she did take part in the taking of Diego Suarez in May 1942, returning to the Med via Aden and Suez.

Here is her operational history if you don't already have it: http://www.hms-javelin.co.uk/

LB
Thanks LB, thought you were dead, haven't heard from you for ages.

Yes I do have her service history.

I was going by Deans painting instructions which state that the colour scheme shown on their photo was the Pacific colour scheme. Should have known better. :embarrassed:
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2010, 08:32:16 PM »

Pugwash hello!
Old ships eh?
Ravin J
1976 till 1982
Some good trips
We loved the Comms dept
You broke it we fixed it!

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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2010, 09:01:43 PM »

Hi Ned, yes she was my last ship.  I stood by her at VT at Woolston then did the 1st
commission when Captain Lygo was in command.  Went on as killick bunting and came off
acting Yeoman straight to civvy street as my first wife was seriously ill.  Really enjoyed
my time.
Sorry for hijacking your thread Dicky.

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2010, 06:37:29 PM »

No bother Geoff, don't do it again. ok2

Haven't done much today as I have been checking on what I have left to do and what I have to do it with.

Found out that Deans don't supply enough stanchions and railings for the kit. They are sending me more on Monday.

Just a few close up photos for Tug Kenny.









Hope you can see these OK Ken  ok2
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2010, 09:01:54 PM »

Perhaps Ken should have gone to Specsavers' Richard! O0 :-) O0

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2010, 07:40:00 PM »

I have to say Richard that you are getting quite good at these builds!! %) %) %)

Now you've proved it Dicky. I can see clearly now the rain has gone.   :} :} :} :}

I'll bet you're a proud man. Well done

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2010, 07:54:44 PM »

Thanks Ken, I think I am learning. :-))
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2010, 07:24:09 PM »

Have done some more today.
I have been fitting ladders, handrail and companionways.
I have also started on the lockers and hatches.
Have also done a little painting.

I am now waiting for a nice man from Deans to send me some more stanchions and handrails and also a CD of photos so I can get the detail right.









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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2010, 06:20:49 PM »

I received my stanchions and handrails from Deans.

The reason I needed these is because Deans don't supply enough in their kit to do the job. They supply 12 lengths and I actually needed 16 lengths.

The stanchions and handrails are now fixed along with the rest of the ladders, companionways and handrails.

I have fitted a load more fittings, still plenty to go though.

Most of the ship is now under primer now so I can start thinking about detailing.

A word of advice to anyone who is thinking of buying a Deans kit, it is well worth getting one of their CDs for the kit, its a great help if the instructions and drawings are a bit unclear, which mine were.







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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2010, 08:26:01 PM »

Nice one Richard, another most enjoyable build from the Densham boatyard, and I'll bet the 'ol brain cells are allready ticking over with consideration of build number 18!   ;)
      Right then, as a member's signature states " the only stupid question is the one I didn't ask", well here goes - how, so early into your build, did you know how much lead to use and exactly where to place it? and please don't tell me it's telepathy  {-)
       Please keep the pics coming.
                                                     Hope your keeping well, kind regards, Tony.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2010, 08:58:12 AM »

Hi Tony, I didnt know how much lead or where to put it, but I did know from my last build that I would need some, so I put a narrow strip down the keel. The rest will  be added where its needed once its in the test tank.

I am keeping not to bad thanks.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2010, 06:26:51 PM »

Have just done some painting today, so most of ship has had one coat of final colour.







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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2010, 12:57:18 AM »

By 'eck Richard you don't half get a crack on!  O0 Looking really good and I LOVE the Maggie M.
         Nearly finished my Loyal (will post some pics when I perfect the knack) and have Shamrock to do next - but I DO like that Maggie!! - think I'll try to convince the better half that stock's as good as money.  %)

           Take care and regards, Tony.  :-))
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« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2010, 04:48:26 PM »

Well I finished it today, just have to get her ballasted and give her her maiden voyage.















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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2010, 05:19:34 PM »

She looks good!!

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2010, 06:27:42 PM »

Dicky,  She looks lovely,  but my wife wants to know how you can finish it so nicely and so quickly
By my reckoning it took you about a month - thats the length on time it has taken me to wire up
to boat, and 18months since I started.
One question where did you get the figures on the decks.

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« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2010, 07:21:11 PM »


              Congratulations on a splendid build

That is a great looking ship, Dicky.  Didn't you do well.    :-)) An inspiration to the rest of us.


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« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2010, 07:28:48 PM »

Excellent job Richard, she looks really good.

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