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Bryan Young

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HMS Ajax.
« on: May 07, 2007, 04:16:56 pm »

A really lovely and good performing model by Bluebird
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 04:42:15 pm »

Nice one John.  ;D
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 04:53:55 pm »

Couldn't agree more!
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 05:52:51 pm »

John,
Is she "Scouring" the Area!!
Looks good though.

Bob
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 08:02:31 pm »

Good looking ship!  Any more pictures?
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 08:19:04 pm »

Nice looking ship.


Home made hull or manufactured?





Colin......
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 08:25:00 pm »

Hi

There are several more pics of this model, along with the Nelson, somewhere on this Forum, under scale ships.  I built her from scratch from Norman Ough's plans and she is depicted after her refit after the Battle of the River Plate.   She has revolving turrets (all four of them) and they will be made to fire next time she goes over to Tynemouth - live ammo  ;D also, the torpedo tubes rotate courtesy of constant harassment by Riggers 'ah ya gotta make em turn and fire' bit small to fire though at 1/96 scale.  She has 4 motors paired up port and starboard using a mixer through the sky sports 6X - this is where we had a lot of trouble in the beginning making this model turn - this is because I had the propellers turning inboard until a good photographer namely Bryan Young said to turn the props so they went outboard and for some reason, dont ask me why, it performs a lot better with the props outboard.

Some of the fittings e.g. lift rafts and a couple of the small oerlikon guns are from Sirmar and the lift boats are from Quaycraft.

She's a bit on the large side to take to the Mayhem weekend, but, if we have room in the car, will try and fit her in.

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Colin, I was posting this the same time as you, and to answer your question, she is a plank on frame hull, covered with fibre glass and tissue.
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 09:48:46 pm »

Very nice John, I hope my Dido class comes out as good as that.
 Paul...
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007, 10:41:41 pm »

John, a beautifull model looking perfect in her natural setting.  Even the water ripples are just right to appear scale.  I always thought of her as a very handsome looking ship ever since she was the first model I ever made from the Airfix kit at about 6-7 years old.  I remember being extreemly proud of myself as I got the turrets to turn without asking my Dad for help. 

That was a long time ago!!!
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007, 11:48:45 pm »

Remember this John
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 11:54:34 pm »

I have added the others on the bottom to try and show the detail that john achieves in his models.
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 09:02:50 am »

Bluebird  what a beautiful model , I have just watched  battle of the River plate on the box,

poor old Ajax  Battle Flags flying and straight at em. 

I have printed the first photo and is now on my wall at work, promise I wont tell anyone its
something I knocked up the other week. so hard to type with your fingers crossed.

jokes aside  hope to see her , do you ever do shows down south .
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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007, 09:25:21 am »

fantastic model john your modelling skills are something for us all to aspire too ;D ;D

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Re: HMS Ajax.
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2007, 09:43:30 am »

Really great model John
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