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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #425 on: April 20, 2015, 10:54:16 PM »

An absolutely superb image Joe :-))...... would rather not comment on the temporary ballast {-)......  Derek
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #426 on: April 21, 2015, 07:18:26 AM »

Superb Joe,

Looks cracking in her natural element, you must be really chuffed.

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #427 on: April 21, 2015, 08:30:41 AM »

Cracking Joe :-)) well worth all of the effort. What's next on the agenda then?
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #428 on: April 21, 2015, 11:10:50 AM »

Guys thank you all for your encouraging remarks allways much appreciated, yes it was very gratifying to see her in action, I was on my own so tried to take photos and control at the same time, I just kept snapping away and managed to get a few reasonable shots.  ;)
 
Phil next on the agenda is a Springer  to act as a retrieval vessel in case of problems, I've spent a few days designing and drawing up the plans to make a start soon, Not sure whether to do a build log or not, there has been a lot of Springer build logs on the forum so people may be fed up with them. {:-{
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #429 on: April 21, 2015, 03:32:53 PM »

Well Joe she does you credit and she looks beautiful and just the job.  I must say you did a lot of hard work and the reward is there for all to see.  Just hope mine turns out as good as she looks,  but I am into a long term build.  :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #430 on: April 21, 2015, 04:09:38 PM »

Thanks Paul, Yes you have taken on a long build and all credit to you for doing so, I'm following it with great interest, most likely your  the same as myself in thinking the best thing about our hobby is the building, research, getting over problems etc. the sailing is just a bonus at the end, so a long build equals lots of enjoyable hours.  :-))
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« Reply #431 on: April 21, 2015, 05:04:38 PM »

She is so realistic that I can imagine watching her sail past from Clarence Pier.  Superb job Joe   :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #432 on: April 21, 2015, 09:13:24 PM »

Seeing your work Joe has inspired me to do as much brass work as is practical on my model ships.

I appreciate that there have been many build logs on the Springer, but if you are bringing new ideas and methods to your construction, and you don't mind putting up the piccies, I am sure many would be interested to see what you do. Even if it a truncated blog with just important points.

Then, if you have a future super project on the cards, you can go the whole hog telling us how you build that.

What ever you do Joe, it will be interesting.

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #433 on: April 22, 2015, 10:59:16 AM »

Joe I have just caught up on your build of Coventry - you really have made a great job.
Any ideas what is to come next????

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #434 on: April 22, 2015, 01:30:16 PM »

Thanks Geoff, yes I'm building myself a Springer they look like fun and as a back up in the event of a break down, it seems a lot of guys have them, I've done the design and drawn the plans, still not sure whether to do a build log, there have been quite a lot but then apart from the hull they are usually different, so may do one but not too detailed. :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #435 on: April 23, 2015, 11:20:04 PM »

...just adding my congratulations to those above - this has been a most interesting build with a lot of good information and inspirational techniques to copy O0
 
Well done Joe, hope you get many, many years of enjoyment from your achievement. :-))
 
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #436 on: April 24, 2015, 05:05:52 AM »

Good Work Joe!!!!!
 
This is inspirational, she looks absolutely fantastic on the water in her natural element. If there are any 'Coventrys' who visit this site, I would bet thay would have lumps in their throats, she looks so realistic in the great photos you have taken, and kindly shared.
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to create such an in-depth build log. It will help me, and I am sure many others in our hobby to create as accurate models as possible.
 
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #437 on: April 24, 2015, 04:26:16 PM »

Again I would just like to thank all you chaps for your encouraging comments thoughout the build of Coventry since joining Mayhem and seeing all the great builds you guys do has really made me up my game and attempt things I previously would have shied away from.   :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #438 on: April 24, 2015, 11:27:38 PM »

Hi Joe
Looks like an excellent. Build . Well done . Look forward to seeing her at AS in July , I can't make the D Day a Museum as I am on holiday .

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #439 on: April 24, 2015, 11:33:31 PM »

Forgot to mention I was attaching photo of my Exeter , they should look good together with Dave's Southampton at Mill  Ryth !
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #440 on: April 25, 2015, 09:19:52 AM »

Thanks David yes looking forward to Mill Rythe a convoy of 42s should be a good sight.   :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #441 on: October 03, 2015, 02:35:00 PM »

Just an update, now Coventry's had a few sailings it became clear the working stabilizers were neither use nor ornament (as my old mum used to say) so I decided to deactivate them, the simplest whey was to remove the rods and arms degrease the shafts/tubes and epoxy in place, at least I enjoyed working out how to do the mechanics and make them work, and the rods and arms will come in for future projects.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #442 on: October 03, 2015, 03:57:34 PM »

Hi Joe, I wonder if the reaction to them fitted to the real ship was the same as you found.  Still a nice build Joe.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #443 on: October 03, 2015, 04:09:46 PM »

Hi Paul, I was told by friend who served on Coventry  who said the so called stabilizers were seldom used and then only in certain sea conditions, they had some weird effects on my Coventry so I think it'll be better off without them.  O0
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #444 on: October 03, 2015, 04:51:06 PM »

Could have left them active but never used (just like the real thing), then when on the viewing stand its a little feature that the kids see and wonder what they are - a bit of fun, saying its like a fish, again on the water you just don't have them running.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #445 on: October 03, 2015, 05:16:07 PM »

I deactivated them because they were linked to the rudders, I could of used a separate servo for them but to be honest they weren't worth the bother. %% %%
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #446 on: October 03, 2015, 07:29:32 PM »

Hi,
I can imagine you got some odd results from your stabilisers. The real things were turned off when precise manoeuvring was required sailing into port etc. The ship would lean more in the turns. The turns were calculated by the navy. He had a book with graphs for the very purpose.
When not carrying out precise manoeuvres ,just going from A-B or sailing around a box on the chart. We did a lot of that , to save fuel just one engine on low power. The stabilisers were on. I do recall times when they were off for maintenance,the tannoy would an announce it. The bloomin thing seemed to roll all the time to me regardless. They must have done something I suppose, crew comfort was not the highest priority to the 42's designers.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #447 on: October 05, 2015, 06:42:00 PM »

Mm interesting will see how mine fair in Tiger, they are computer controlled so could be fun, very responsive
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #448 on: October 07, 2015, 11:55:40 AM »

 joe , Rob ,
Any chance you could video your tiger with the stabilisers on and off ? I would be interested to see how they effect a model.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #449 on: November 08, 2016, 03:41:06 PM »

This is the first time I have seen this build and model.
What an absolute beauty.
Congratulations on such a superb model
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