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John W E

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #150 on: January 25, 2014, 10:28:56 AM »

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #151 on: January 25, 2014, 10:36:19 AM »

bluebird....have been watching this thread since the first day.......you are making a brilliant job  :-)) ...congratulations .........

Whilst I have not researched the vessel class.......she appears to have a relatively small upper bridge viewing area looking FWD....but the a huge amount of lower bridge looking both port & stdb & AFT  :o

Please keep the progress images on line.........Derek
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #152 on: January 25, 2014, 10:45:35 AM »


That's smashing John.   :-))    Well done.

Keep us posted on the launch.


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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #153 on: January 25, 2014, 11:18:19 AM »

I wont even bother to think of any words to put down on how good this looks.  I would struggle to come up with any words that do it justice!!
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #154 on: September 04, 2014, 12:38:10 PM »

Capital ships definitly make the best subjects for models as Iron Duke and Magnificent also show. Your Exeter is a beauty John. I read through the entire topic over the last few 'pooting' sessions and have been enthralled by the quality and sharpness of build, the interesting and educational tips you have demonstrated and the patience demonstrated throughout.

Spiffing cruiser!

Just a thought John. Could you add something to the turrets or servo to raise the barrels slightly when they traverse across the railings? To save your rails when the Graf Spee does invade your 'Man Cave'???
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #155 on: September 04, 2014, 07:05:52 PM »

Thank you very much for the comments.    Been a bit since I looked at the Exeter - it still needs it bottom wetting which will be very soon.

Bit of a saga about the guns though - the rear gun elevation servo went off with a bang and it is virtually a full strip down of the gun to get to the servo!  Rather than dismantle the whole gun, I pre-set the barrels to an elevation which clears the deck stanchions etc. and disconnected the electronics for all guns elevations.   Still traverse but do not elevate now and the maintenance crew have gone on strike about it - making quite a noise about it they are!!!!

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #156 on: September 04, 2014, 07:51:18 PM »

Nothing short of fantastic. Makes me want to give the hobby up, puts my limited skills to shame. I can't wait to see her maiden voyage. Thank you Bluebird.
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #157 on: September 05, 2014, 08:21:51 AM »

To be honest John, I have considerd the elevation of guns for future models and decided to restrict mine to traverse only ans that I do not have the same heart rending issues you have.

I learnt from your woes that after much effort in building turrets, you do not want to have to crack them open to fix the problem, or make really complex turrets with removable parts.

An option for fully mech turrets is to have the elevation servo and gear in a compartment underneath the turret that rotates with it, then everything is easy to access and possibly even sealable if the basket is tubular with a rubber or plastic cap?

I hope your Beauty is water borne soon, any chance if a short Youtue clip of her sailing?
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #158 on: May 14, 2017, 12:37:25 PM »

Hi yas

2014 when I finished this model and today she had her first sail :-) sailed perfectly and here are some pics :-)
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #159 on: May 14, 2017, 07:14:13 PM »


Hi John, she looks very regal on the water, the heel on the turn looks just right, just wondered where you sailed her, I don't know if I mentioned it But I lived in South Shields when I was a lad I seem to recall a park with a pond near the beach but that was a very long time ago, anyway You must be justly happy with her.


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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #160 on: May 14, 2017, 07:52:57 PM »

Well done John, she looks great on the water just as she does on the bench.


For the record I finally finished my fishery cruiser Brenda a week ago. I will put up a pic or two when we return from touring around Scotland next week. ( Together with pics of the puffer Vital Spark which we saw a few days ago)


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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #161 on: May 14, 2017, 08:14:58 PM »

Hi Joe

thank you for your kind comments - yes South Shields Marine Park Lake will be the one you remember - its near South Shields Sea front - that is where I sail and where the model boat club is :-)

Colin, thank you for your comments - for once this was a dream of a model to sail - the only ballast I needed were the 2 batteries.   I was a bit wary of putting the model into the water due to the detail that can be easily bent/knocked off.   But, for once, as I say a dream model - she sailed absolutely perfectly.   Quite an unreal atmosphere, as she sailed across the lake.   Wasn't too fast.    I was only going to put the model in, take some pics and that was that, but ended up sailing the model for a good half an hour or so - nice stable model to sail.   Very happy with it.   Cant find any hidden 'quirks' with this one.    The actual ACtion mixers worked a treat.   Turned on a sixpence.....must have had them set right.

Now, I am going to source some gun sounds - I don't want any other - maybe a siren sound and couple of gun sounds.   :-)

John
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #162 on: May 14, 2017, 08:52:16 PM »

Hi John, I thought that might be the place, parks and lakes seem to last while other areas/estates etc. get rebuilt over the years, if you're going for sound you must get a whooper, I know they are mainly destroyers but I love that sound.
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #163 on: May 14, 2017, 09:41:44 PM »

I do like a cruiser and your model is gorgeous  :-))
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #164 on: May 14, 2017, 09:45:26 PM »

Great to see her finally make it to the watta John - I'll have to arrange a visit to your lake sometime ower the summa to see her in the flesh, so to speak - if I can remember where I put me passport...

The model looks the business John - well done mate. :-))

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #165 on: May 14, 2017, 10:13:20 PM »

She is a fine model and a credit to you. Well done... I'm envious.

p.s. did the jackstaff take a bash?
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #166 on: May 16, 2017, 03:42:38 PM »

John She really looks splendid on the water,  now what is the next project
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #167 on: May 16, 2017, 05:35:14 PM »

yes the jackstaff tried to move the car seat itself :-) soon mended no worries :-)

Geoff, the next project has been on-going for a few year - I began this a few year ago - but I couldn't make the openings in the bulwark look right - so, I put the model to one side and left it.   About a month ago, I came to the decision to strip the whole top off; to take the decks and everything off - scrap it and re-build it which I did do.   This is where I am up too at the moment - she is built from Jim Pottinger plans and this one is MV DUBURG :-)

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #168 on: May 16, 2017, 06:08:35 PM »


John that's going to be a nice looking ship, I do like the lines of this type of hull with the flared bow and rounded stern, hope you do her own build log if so I'll follow with interest.




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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #169 on: May 16, 2017, 10:29:18 PM »

Amen. We will need more Hobnobs though!
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