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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2012, 08:18:04 PM »

Hi all just a quick update I have finished plating the aft superstructure with Lithoplate and quite happywith the results and the superglue is holding the plate on well.
Before I commence on the next deck level I have manufactured several fittings namely engine room air intakes and doors

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2012, 06:24:23 PM »

hi one and all

just a quick update on me build

finishing off the lower deck and the torpedo tubes and rails

now beginning on the bridge deck - more lovely planking to be done

This time though - we have a new member joining the Mayhem forum - nearly up to the right age to join anyway - but when wor Harry learns to type; he will be asking Martin for Mayhem Membership :-)  He already knows how to get onto Mayhem

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2012, 07:37:14 PM »

just a quick update  :-))

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2012, 01:04:41 AM »

Very nice John, so that is what you've been doing. 
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2012, 09:01:31 PM »

Hi Dicky
Just an update for you mate this is the bridge as of now all the plating on the bridge is finished, and been doing a bit of brass work for the wind deflectors on the bridge front but this is my 3rd attempt at getting the bridge to look right  :embarrassed: {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2012, 11:28:00 PM »

Hi Dicky
Just an update for you mate this is the bridge as of now all the plating on the bridge is finished, and been doing a bit of brass work for the wind deflectors on the bridge front but this is my 3rd attempt at getting the bridge to look right  :embarrassed: {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

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Looks alright from down here John.

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2012, 12:08:56 AM »

She's coming along nicely there John lad, steady as you go... :-))

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2012, 05:37:57 PM »

quicky updatey

thanks for the comments lads - been plodding on doing the structure for the aircraft catapult and also the aft superstructure - at the current time I am building the funnels and having a reet owld time with them. they are about 6 inches tall and getting then to look vertical and square, has caused me a right bit o hassel.   The other problem is lithoplate ahhhhhhhhh and I have also tried this super dooper double sided tape/ sticks owt to owt you know - but I tell you what it doesnt like - the slightest bit of dust! blinking stuff.....couple of pics

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2012, 06:25:46 PM »

Very nice John, too busy to ring then ?   >>:-(
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2012, 08:05:10 PM »

Hi all

An update

Reached the stage now where there is loads of work but nothing to show

For all the effort put in

Finished making the two funnels

Well actually 3 funnels – first one I wasn’t happy with and scrapped it

Now I am building up the 8 inch gun director – on top of the bridge
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2012, 07:04:08 PM »

hi there

Just an update .... decided to do a bit of fine detailing on the upper bridge and also building and adding the bridge canopy - here's a couple of pics :-

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2012, 10:44:44 PM »

Very nice John.

By the way one of your voice pipes is not vertical, it is leaning over.

Catch you later. :-))
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2012, 07:03:57 PM »

hi ya all

update time

Dicky I have sacked that Tynemouth fitter who put the voice tube on wonky  :}

I have completed the main gun director; and also connected up the linkage so that when I instal the main guns it will rotate along with the main guns - also started on fitting the bow fittings anchor hawsers capstains and soforth

Also, fitting the rear bridge signal light platform

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2012, 10:57:56 PM »

Looking good John, looking GOOD. :-))

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2012, 04:37:31 PM »

Hi there

Just a quick update – I have been working on the ship’s catapult and rear structure – catapult is made from Evergreen Plastistrip angled and H section beams; along with bits of brass and general bits and pieces  took forever to build the pair of them so they look right.  The only thing I am questioning now, after reading another thread, is the colour of the deck.
I have been convinced by several people that the Tamiya colour FX79 (linoleum deck brown) is the correct colour/shade but I have my doubts now.

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2012, 05:23:09 PM »

Myself and Tosh would just like to go ...."ooooh, nice!"
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2012, 05:28:22 PM »

Thats looking nice John, wondered what you have been doing, thought maybe your computer was busted. %)
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2012, 09:30:49 PM »

I have been convinced by several people that the Tamiya colour FX79 (linoleum deck brown) is the correct colour/shade but I have my doubts now.


That looks like a good colour for the Cortiscene deck covering.
This is a type of linoleum used on a lot of upper decks of R.N, ships.
( An old E.R,A. told me once that they used it on the bridge areas, so that the officers didn't get "cold feet")
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2012, 06:02:37 PM »

Hi all
Thanks for the compliments and comments  ;) I have one or two personal messages regarding the colour of the deck which I am contemplating using.  Also, I have WhiteEnsign paint as well as Tamiya and I am GOING TO COMPARE and see which I feel happiest with  :-))
Just to give myself a break from doing the endless DIY jobs I have on at the moment and the air intakes and....ventilators I decided to do some work on the bow, anchors & chains... no Dicky haven’t been away but have been spending time in the outside workshop looking after Boris the spider...pretending to be doing stuff and diy ya nar but really just been moving the dust aboot and enjoying mesel.
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2012, 03:36:04 PM »

....So, Boris is using the "web" as well !  {-) {-) {-)

What a busy household you have.

Love that signature at the bottom of your last posting.   :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2012, 03:26:11 PM »

hi all

Will try and repost some pics :-) as similar to other topics the last postings of mine seem to have followed Captain Kirk to boldly go where no man has gone before - into the depths of Mayhem Ciberspace never to be seen again......hope these lot arent on their way to oblivion.....so, couple of pics:

Battery box; brass connectors on the battery and the internal electrics - but now I have been concentrating on the funnels doing the boiler air intakes - and associated steam pipe work and also been making the spares lockers which straddle the forward funnel; not quite sure what was kept in this box, but originally spare floats for the Seaplanes were kept in this position - the original sea planes were the Fairey 11F and the Hawker Osprey - they were the 2 aeroplanes aboard her before the Walrus....beam me up Scotty.......how long will these postings remain on board.

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2012, 03:27:38 PM »

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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2012, 08:54:37 AM »

Hi update on the build time :-)) 8" guns
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2012, 04:46:19 PM »

A bit late for this build but I have just released the PE for the E111H catapult  you built for Exeter .This item  is JRH 889.
It is not yet loaded onto my shop but is available in 1/96
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Re: HMS EXETER BUILD 1939
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2012, 05:06:39 PM »

To quote a well worn cliche - Those gun turrets are "models in their own right".  O0
 
Great looking woodwork there John - well done so far...  :-))
 
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