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MARTIN HITCHCOCK

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« on: January 15, 2014, 09:23:06 pm »

here are some phots of my latest model 1/96 U.S.S.Tennessee
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 09:40:52 pm »

Only one word I can say and that is 'Stunning'. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 10:00:23 pm »

hi mike thanks ,will post some more tomorrow :-))
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 10:41:21 pm »

more of the same
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 07:24:58 am »

Looks great
Is that using fleetscale and Haynes products??


I have info on California it's sister and it's awesome colour scheme

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 08:02:38 am »

yes mate fleetscale hull, guns and photo etch by john no plans avalible here had to send off to the floating dry dock in california for them but it all worked out in the end good luck with that paint  job cheers martin
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 09:26:11 am »

Hi Martin,
I won't be building the California
To many other builds to get done  {-)
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 10:02:06 am »

thats a shame cos any warship built in glasgow would be the best :-))
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 10:06:03 am »

Now try my HMAS Sydney 1938 at 1/96 . Fleetscale sell my large hull that is as detailed as my Tennessee [ which now sits in the main foyer of a Baltimore company ] Tennessee being broken up there.
Lots of fittings available in my shop for Sydney.Also Plans from me
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 10:40:28 am »

JRH..........a little of track............is this the HMAS Sydney you note?.........

I had a long lost relo [CPOETW] that was lost on Sydney...................Derek
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 10:43:30 am »

thanks john,would go with my 1/96 H.M.S.Penelope that i am about half way thru.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 10:49:56 am »

hi john you can just make out the bows of H.M.S. Penelope in phot no 7 behind Tennessee aircraft :-))
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Re: U.S.S. Tennessee
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 11:46:47 am »

That's the one .Its a modified Leander. Hull is 70"
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 11:51:18 am »

Derek
You may be interested to know that an Australian Diving company wanted my plans to take underwater for them to understand what part of the wreck they were looking at . They found the plans invaluable in an e-mail thanking me
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 12:04:31 pm »

thats a shame cos any warship built in glasgow would be the best :-))


There are plenty of model warships being built in glasgow just very few real ones at the moment  %)



Your always welcome to bring your ships upto the warship weekend in glasgow
It's held in July  :-))
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2014, 12:10:11 pm »

thanks mate,i love glasgow been many times work and pleasure :-))
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2014, 08:25:25 pm »

Martin, a superb looking model! do you show her anywhere? 
Perhaps you could pm me and we could have a natter?
Mick F
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 09:56:27 pm »

hi mick,thanks mate shes not realy for show i like to sail em will be doing that at canonteign falls, exeter model boat club has use of the lake there,its just off the a38 near chudleigh spring time hopefully, cant wait
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 10:35:33 pm »

Martin... as other have suggested....very impressive  :-)) ....any chances of some images of the internal drive/s please?........

JRH.......in OZ...there was no mention of plans being used to identify the Sydney......not spoken about in real terms.....but Australia's greatest maritime/naval incident that should never have happened >>:-( .........Derek
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Re: U.S.S. Tennessee
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 10:50:06 pm »

hi derek i will try to do some phots over the weekend,there are four big motors driven by a large mobility scooter 12volt battery two esc,s
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2014, 10:15:47 am »

hi derek here are some phots showing the engine room,and some others as well .
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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2014, 11:23:24 am »

Thanks Martin....it appears that the two inboard motors are linked as one pair....& the outer two motors linked as a secondary pair........

How is the steerage?.........Derek
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Re: U.S.S. Tennessee
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2014, 11:44:15 am »

dont know yet she is still a virgin when it comes to water O0 but soon i will have here in the bath for trimming and ballast,she has a big rudder and i dont have to worry about getting out of the way, you would need to get out of my way lol {-) but if require i could change the wiring and use the motors to steer.
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2014, 11:45:51 am »

Those motors should send her on at a fair lick.If the steerage is like on my Ramillies (Glasgow built!) using one pair ahead,and one pair astern, to turn,you should have no problem. I used 4 old fashioned Renault car heater motors in my battler,and really had to scale back on the throttle,on the test run.I just had the hull, with no decks or anything and ballasted her down to the water line,with a large car battery and 18lbs of lead.The bow wave was so high,it actually came over the gunwhales, into the hull!
Yours is going to look wonderful on the water.
Best wishes
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2014, 11:56:37 am »

hi mick i hope so i have some phots of her on trails in 43 at what looks like top speed approx 21 knots ,its awsome, it looks like hawaii masive bow wave,soon be spring then look out  :-)) .
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