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Yarpie

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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #150 on: May 13, 2011, 08:34:53 PM »

Just a separate image of the "one I prepared earlier". %)

Still more work to do on it but it's taking shape.

Only 5 more to complete ................  :o O0

Thanks for staying awake ............  :D

Yarpie.
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« Reply #151 on: May 16, 2011, 04:28:21 PM »

Showing your pom poms in public, whatever next!

I thought I'd give in an join the throng but looking at the photos I'd better be off to buy some white linen gloves to help you carry HMS Rodney down to the lake!
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Yarpie

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« Reply #152 on: May 16, 2011, 06:56:55 PM »

Hi GazG10,

thanks for the kind comment. :-))

Those Pom Pom barrells are almost as good as the ones that you manufacture........ almost. %)

Welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay.  I'm sure that you will find things of interest on here.

If you're giong to give me a hand carrying HMS RODNEY down to the lake, could I request KID GLOVES please, you know what a cantankerous old duffer I am ............ O0

Great to hear from you.

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« Reply #153 on: May 17, 2011, 02:27:57 AM »

looking good !
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« Reply #154 on: May 18, 2011, 09:49:08 AM »

Beautiful Work, Well done

John
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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #155 on: May 18, 2011, 10:12:39 AM »


If you're giong to give me a hand carrying HMS RODNEY down to the lake, could I request KID GLOVES please, you know what a cantankerous old duffer I am ............ O0


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Cantankerous old duffer, surely not!
I was going to question the lack of flared barrel ends on your Pom Poms, until I saw footage of a gun mounting which did not have them fitted yesterday. And here I was going to suggest sticking Oboe Nails down the barrels, not the sort of help you are looking for?
Keep up the good work....who hits the water first, Rodney or Ohio? Its not a race though ok2
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Yarpie

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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #156 on: May 18, 2011, 10:36:12 AM »

Once again guys, thank you very much for your comments.

unbuiltnautilus, I had researched this in Raven and Roberts "Man o' War 3, battleships RODNEY and NELSON", and they include an image of the eight-barrelled Pom Pom without the barrel end flares/hoods. It may be a modification thing in the differing Marks of the weapons.

I might include them at a later date, once I can establish how they were as of 31/10/1942. But I am always open to constructive suggestions as I'm a relative beginner to this hobby and am still willing to learn. ;)

Noticed OHIO last night, great progress and an impressive model.

We really do have some iconic models in our three 'fleets'. :}

Don't forget, celebrationary dinner on the anniversary of the Battle of Quiberon Bay round at Admiral Hawke's on Tuesday night. :-))

Well ........ a little bit of name dropping doesn't hurt. %) O0 {-)

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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #157 on: May 18, 2011, 11:01:35 AM »

I will bring the French surrender flag, one previous careful owner, hardly used {-)
ONLY KIDDING!!
Its worn out...
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Yarpie

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« Reply #158 on: May 18, 2011, 11:11:57 AM »

So le surrender flag is not the politically correct version eh?? %)

Latest progress with Pom Poms and associated sponsons.

The sponsons, being conical shaped, presented a problem, so being a LAZY cantankerous old duffer, I used some cut-down kitchen funnels instead.

The images show the sponsons, complete with interconnecting walkway, dry fitted and ready for offering up to the shelter deck position.

These are the forward pair, placed either side of the leading edge of the funnel.

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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #159 on: June 21, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »

Progress continues. HMS Rodney was on the water last Sunday at Canoe Lake Southsea as part of our display. Parading here temporary 'Disruptive camouflage scheme'.
With the aft end still in a primer finish and the bow and superstructure nearing completion, she made an unusual sight.













The camouflage prooved particularily effective when the operator of HMS Howe and Yarpie were unable to see each other, resulting in a near miss, court marshal event anyone??


A fine looking model, the original owner would have been proud to see the work going in to her restoration...keep up the good work.
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« Reply #160 on: June 21, 2011, 09:33:01 PM »

Nice to see Rodney and Yarpie back on here.I also hope that on one of my very rare visits to Pompey,I will be privileged to see her,and meet up with Sandy of course.Keep up the good work,my friend,and hope to see you back on here again.
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« Reply #161 on: June 22, 2011, 07:42:03 AM »

Thanks for posting these. Much appreciated.
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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #162 on: July 19, 2011, 06:35:21 PM »

HMS Rodney had her next outing at Weymouth and I got some photos to show how Yarpie is getting on with the rebuild.













The proud owner looking happy, little realizing that the big boat handling crane is at home in the oven %)
This is not funny, how would you feel if you took your CHANT tanker to the last Weymouth Show and left the transmitter at home, now that WOULD make you feel like a prat!
The secondary armament was not in the oven, the 6" turrets are being worked on at present and should be back on board soon.
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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #163 on: September 26, 2011, 06:42:47 PM »

Following an incident involving a 'dive bombing' a few weeks ago, HMS Rodney suffered some battle damage. The Captain was less than happy with this as the ship had just emerged from refit. However, following sterling work by the dockyard mateys, she was back at sea yesterday looking none the worse for her encounter with the worst that gravity could do.







As you can see, the old girl looks splendid in her camoflage pattern.






Close up, the details added, including the recently added Twin 6" Secondary Turrets, enhance the model nicely.



The cold, dank, North Atlantic has nothing on Canoe Lake on a supposedly sunny Sunday afternoon. HMS Rodney turns and prepares to engage the enemy, all guns cleared for action............. <*<
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« Reply #164 on: September 26, 2011, 07:06:18 PM »

 

                Just wait til I get HMS RAMILLIES finished and in action.Mind you,my model will not outclass the Rodney model,unlike the real thing on D Day ! Congratulations once again,on a stupendous model.
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« Reply #165 on: September 28, 2011, 06:24:34 PM »

more pics     


















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pugwash

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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #166 on: September 28, 2011, 08:29:38 PM »

KK Next time to see Yarpie please pass on my congrats on a refit very well done.  She looks excellent.

Geoff
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ben hall

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Re: 1:72 scale HMS RODNEY refit
« Reply #167 on: September 30, 2011, 06:17:22 PM »

will do










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