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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #150 on: December 10, 2014, 08:38:56 PM »

Great build so far, the model is looking fantastic.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #151 on: December 10, 2014, 09:07:19 PM »

have enjoyed this probably more than any other build, could be it seems that it has so much in common (shapes, angles and chunky funnels) that's HMS Bristol has for which no hull yet   :((  keep it  love it
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #152 on: December 10, 2014, 09:18:14 PM »

Bloomin heck that mast structure is pulling some funny angles isn't it? The ship builders must have loved that!
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #153 on: December 10, 2014, 09:54:33 PM »

Thanks for your interest guys,
Yes your right, I suppose there is some reason for the shapes, like most of the warships I've seen the purpose of any structure dictates the shape, :o
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #154 on: December 10, 2014, 11:08:56 PM »

I am sure you are correct Joe....there are a host of hidden mysteries in those masts & domes......... O0 ...

Have not looked on Google....but is this class a CODAG type propulsion?.....two gas turbines with an diesel auxiliary able to be added to the shaft gear train?...... Derek
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #155 on: December 10, 2014, 11:41:17 PM »

They had two Olympus high speed turbines and two Tyne cruise turbines, COGOG I think they call it :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #156 on: December 12, 2014, 11:47:53 AM »

That is right If I recall debate about this on other topics. You are capturing the look of the masts etc well Joe. Are you tempted by recreating the buckled hull panels?
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2014, 01:14:43 PM »

Yes that would be different Ian, I'll take her down the lake and leave her there for a few months in the winter storms and that should do the trick.   %) %% {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #158 on: December 12, 2014, 01:19:21 PM »

She might get a bit green though doing that:O/

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #159 on: December 12, 2014, 01:25:36 PM »

yer but she sure would look battered, a quick coat of paint and back in service just like the real thing. %% {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #160 on: December 12, 2014, 05:18:00 PM »

Added a bit of detail to the fore mast and bonded it in place along with the air intakes and funnel assembly, and then made the aft mast, and dry fitted it, next I'll make up the 965 radar housing and the aft radar dome housing plus the scot dome wings, that will complete the basic superstructure, I'll most likely do a bit of basic detailing then before spray priming.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #161 on: December 14, 2014, 01:40:03 PM »

Added some detail to the aft mast that needed access to the inside before bonding it in place, then made the aft radar dome house that is now bonded on, I think I'll make the 965 radar base next. :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #162 on: December 14, 2014, 05:07:57 PM »

Bloomin Marv Joe. Those little exhausts are lovely as are the grilles lower down. All in all she is coming along sweetly.

Definitly an inspiration to help us with our builds Joe.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #163 on: December 14, 2014, 05:10:35 PM »

Have court up with your build Joe, very nice indeed, I see you have moved on a bit since I was last reading this build.  Just as a mater of interest what is the thickness of the ply used for the decks?  :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #164 on: December 14, 2014, 07:30:03 PM »

Thanks guys, Paul the ply is 1.5mm. I've used it for the main deck and all the horizontal surfaces and styrene on most of the vertical surfaces, I've found the ply is self supporting without the need for internal stiffeners on the upper decks.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #165 on: December 16, 2014, 03:39:04 PM »

Made up the 965 radar base and did some detailing on it before bonding it in place, it has a brass tube though the centre and into the superstructure to take the shaft for the double bedstead radar that will be a working one, next step will be the scot dome wings. ;)
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #166 on: December 17, 2014, 03:30:17 PM »

Scott domes done today, fiddly little blighters, but I think they came out alright, I make and fit the access walkways at a later date when the spray priming is done, next I'll tackle the two breakwaters these are quite complex on the 42's so need a bit of thinking about.  %% %%
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #167 on: December 18, 2014, 09:15:24 AM »

Looking stunning so far Joe. This is going to be a pretty impressive model. I love it :-)
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #168 on: December 19, 2014, 05:19:37 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments,
I made a start on the breakwaters today, and once again the photos that Rob47 sent me were invaluable in providing the detail, thanks again Rob :-)) I got the basic structures done and the missile stowage ramp, still have the various hatches and bits to do.  ;)
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #169 on: December 19, 2014, 05:55:23 PM »

Looking really good, fine detail. I'm having trouble with the deck forward of the funnel, now on my third attempt.  <:(
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #170 on: December 19, 2014, 06:01:54 PM »

That again is some lovey detailing Joe. Given your previous structures, I am surprised you considered the breakwater a problem; it has come out fab.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #171 on: December 19, 2014, 06:18:52 PM »

Looking Great Joe.
Very clean and clinical detailing.
Pity it all has to have a coat of Pussers
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #172 on: December 20, 2014, 06:51:28 PM »

I spent a couple of fiddley hours making the various hatches that go on the breakwaters, At least I only had to make one of each type that's the good thing about moulding your own fittings, I'll see how they come out tomorrow.  %%
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #173 on: December 20, 2014, 10:10:45 PM »

If you haven't done it before, stir all your rubber and resins carefully and likewise pour them carefully.

Re masters, I reccomend making any round detail like conduit with a flat edge like a stair bannister so that there is more surface area for the resin to get through and into the impression, and always make sure you seal any grilles created with etched brass or copper weave mesh as rubber loves to get underneath causing such fun as areas of bald grille:OC

I apologise if you have been moulding and casting your oiwn bits for years Joe, but it can be a demoralising experience. I know when I first tried it!

What resin are you using ? Polyester is the devil's work as it is brittle and smells. It can also leave a sticky residue on the surface that may not take paint, or causes blemishes in the paint. Polyurethane is better as are some of the newer resins that I cannot recall the name of but do start with Poly!
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #174 on: December 20, 2014, 10:58:24 PM »

I use fast cast Polyurethane resin and condensation cure silicon rubber, very easy to use no residue and no problem with painting, some of the fittings are quite small so any left over resin is used up in some of my other moulds and have now built up a good collection of various fittings.   :-))
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