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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #275 on: February 22, 2015, 01:58:54 PM »

Inspiring work Joe. You are nearly there!
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #276 on: February 22, 2015, 03:24:12 PM »

Thanks for your encouraging remarks gents, as always much appreciated, I've decided to fit the railings around the hull before I paint the topsides , so hopefully the weather will warm up a bit, and still a fair bit of detailing to do after painting  O0

Ian you mentioned my next project recently, this got me thinking about that, I think I may take a little break from warships as I have a mind to build a Springer to have in the car as a rescue vessel, I use the plans that Martin posted it should be a nice little project what do you guys think.  %)
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #277 on: February 22, 2015, 03:29:10 PM »

Can't go wrong with a Springer Joe.
Fun vessels or useful rescue craft.
Mine comes to the pond every visit
and it seldom comes away without a rescue..

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #278 on: February 22, 2015, 04:06:08 PM »

That's good enough for me Ned.  :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #279 on: February 22, 2015, 04:14:10 PM »

Only downside of a Springer is the fact despite being a n easy build and cheap,
It is not kiddie friendly as full throttle as kids tend to like makes the thing
become a diving boat..

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #280 on: February 22, 2015, 05:01:10 PM »

Yes I've heard this Ned, and looking at the hull shape I think I can see why, it's a kind of inverted aerofoil section, but I guess it's ok for what it's meant for.  %%
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #281 on: February 22, 2015, 10:33:45 PM »

We had a girl playing with a toy boat this morning on our lake and it wasn't that fast but she was having fun! I appreciate that the boys like all out and that a tug isn't a speed demon, but if in a lake full of other boats you do not want a child fresh to RC bouncing your MTB or cabin cruiser off of everyone else's boat.

No matter how child positive a club is, the members patience wears thin if they have to spend all the following week putting right the dents caused by full on daredevilness!

On a positive note, it amazes me how professional the junior powerboat racers can be considering the power of their machines, that at least is a positive thing.

Re your Springer Joe, I reckon everyone should have a tug. I am a died in the wool warship chap, but I still have two tugs on the go. They are good for steering competitions as well as rescue and just bimbling about the lake while the Coventry dries off.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #282 on: February 23, 2015, 08:37:03 AM »

Yes I think your right Ian, a Springer seems to be a good back up option, and I prefer a more sedate speed, a bit like myself really %% so a Springer it is then  :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #283 on: February 23, 2015, 08:52:11 AM »

I agree. I am not a speed demond though maybe a MAS boat would make an interesting furutre project.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #284 on: February 23, 2015, 11:48:01 AM »

 
I just moved the CofB back until ity had a slight nose-up attitude then it was fine even at full throttle!




Only downside of a Springer is the fact despite being a n easy build and cheap,
It is not kiddie friendly as full throttle as kids tend to like makes the thing
become a diving boat..

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #285 on: February 23, 2015, 11:48:49 AM »

 
Anyway, back to the Coventry!
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #286 on: February 23, 2015, 02:47:05 PM »

As Martin said back to Coventry, I let the bottom cure for a couple of days and now she's back in her cradle, and today I fitted the port side railings, when I fitted the fairleads I used a bit of modelers licence and tweaked their positions slightly so they came between the stanchions, it seems to have worked out ok, I'll do the stbrd railings tomorrow.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #287 on: February 24, 2015, 10:11:14 PM »

Bloody gorgeous Joe. Now take it careful over these last few days of painting and tweaking.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #288 on: February 25, 2015, 11:04:28 AM »

Thanks Ian,  finished the railings stbrd and quarterdeck, and also made the jack mast, once again the solder paste was invaluable as you can assemble it and solder in situ as it only needs a little heat to achieve a good result
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #289 on: February 25, 2015, 02:55:12 PM »

On the flight deck of the 42s there is a large "grille" about 7 foot dia I wanted to replicate it somehow, I searched my workshop for something that would do the job but couldn't find anything suitable, I thought about drawing a circle and drilling all the holes but didn't fancy my chances doing that and being ply the grain could easily ruin it, so then thought I would just paint to represent it, and left it at that, yesterday while out with the dog I saw a round object about 2"dia.  in the field partially covered in mud, on picking it up I could see it was what was left of an old earphone what really court my eye was the metal grille cover so into a poop bag and home it went, washed it off and dismantled it, the grille was just what I wanted, cut out the hole in the flight deck and let it in flush, The lord will provide as the saying goes %% %%
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #290 on: February 26, 2015, 02:11:40 PM »

Hi Joe.
 that bits called the "bear trap" this explains it.
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http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2014/09/motion-compensated-helicopter-decks/
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #291 on: February 26, 2015, 06:41:16 PM »

Thanks for that Frank, I thought it must be something to do with helicopter operations so I didn't want to overlook it, the link explains it very well  :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #292 on: February 26, 2015, 07:21:00 PM »

Well how abouth that for good fortune! Obviously someone 'upstairs' wants to see her completed soon! Also, have a look in Haberdashery shops for things like bobbins and buttons that might have a useful shape.

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #293 on: February 27, 2015, 05:56:08 PM »

She is looking real prime and looking proud,  she must have given you a great sense of achievement, I know mine is and I am enjoying it very much.  Keep up the great work Joe. 
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #294 on: February 28, 2015, 03:12:58 PM »

I made a companionway for the quarterdeck , I remembered what it looked like from when I did some work on Glasgow in the junior ratings mess and the quarterdeck was the quickest root, also made the Scot dome catwalks, fiddly little things and have to admit I took some liberties with the shape to best fit the railings, these will be painted before final fitting.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #295 on: February 28, 2015, 05:19:24 PM »

hi Joe,

You continue to excel with this build  :-))

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #296 on: February 28, 2015, 07:05:23 PM »

That is exquisite Joe. I love to peer into places like that on a model as it adds so much depth.

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #297 on: March 02, 2015, 04:04:46 PM »

Now managed to get the hull primed and the whole thing top coated, and started glazing the bridge windows before I fit the roof permanently, next I'll hand paint the decks and the quarterdeck in a charcoal grey, then I can fit the flight deck permanently,  I'm leaving the boot topping till I get the rest of the detailing, fittings, etc. done then I'll give her one more test in the domestic wet dock just in case I need to adjust its position.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #298 on: March 02, 2015, 04:12:55 PM »

Good build log. What grey did you use? Do you intend to varnish it, if so what with?
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #299 on: March 02, 2015, 04:39:59 PM »

Hi Deadbeat,  The grey is Ford Poplar grey, I normally spray prime and brush the top coat in acrylic this is the first time I've sprayed the top coat and I'm quite pleased with the result, I never use varnish on any of my ships.
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