Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19   Go Down

Author Topic: HMS Coventry build  (Read 116729 times)

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,596
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #250 on: February 07, 2015, 07:15:27 PM »

I watched an interesting video on Youtube last night about HMS Coventry filmed in 1980. She was a very happy ship by the look of things.

I will try and find it again and pop the link here.
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #251 on: February 08, 2015, 03:55:36 PM »

I did the spurnwaters today that was one of the fiddly jobs I wanted to do before painting, can't do the aft half of the flight deck as this is still loose till the quarter deck is painted and finally fitted.
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,596
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #252 on: February 08, 2015, 04:33:09 PM »

Gorgeous Joe! I can't wait to see the primer on and dry.
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

longshanks

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 698
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #253 on: February 08, 2015, 05:55:50 PM »

Its the detail that makes a model and your certainly doing a grand job  :-))
Logged

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #254 on: February 10, 2015, 10:57:06 AM »

Thanks again for your encouraging comments guys,
I got some brass etch gravity davits a couple of months ago from Scale Warship, they are actually for a County Class but were the closest I could find to the ones on the Type 42s so I thought it was time I made one up to see if they could be made to fit and look right, first I made up a mock up of the deck profile where the davits are sited this made setting up easier without the rest of the superstructure in the way, the davit have to be only fitted to the superstructure as this lifts off, so I needed to improvise a second support inboard, the davit is assembled using thin cyano but I used solder paste at the top of the support it only needed a flash of heat so didn't affect the glue, when the pair are in place I'll fit a rod between them to give extra support, one down three to go, I'm quite happy they will look OK. %%
Logged

longshanks

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 698
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #255 on: February 10, 2015, 12:16:36 PM »

Now they are going to look the part  :-))

longshanks
Logged

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 517
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #256 on: February 10, 2015, 01:10:11 PM »

good bit of kit they are, got some for Tiger :-))
Logged
I will finish this model

unbuiltnautilus

  • Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,016
  • Location: Portsmouth, England, third rock from the Sun....
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #257 on: February 10, 2015, 02:07:32 PM »

Very tidy build. Have you sealed the plywood before painting? I only ask as with all the fine detail now on the model, any sanding of the ply surfaces to get a good smooth finish could be a bit of a job.
Logged
Listen politely, nod approvingly, then do what you want, works for me!

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #258 on: February 10, 2015, 02:30:46 PM »

All the ply used was rubbed down to 400 grit to get a reasonably smooth finish, I haven't used sealers for years, having had problems in the past with paint that has reacted with the sealer, so as I build working warships I'm not looking for a beautiful finish, so I spray prime and then the top coat either sprayed or brushed,  all I'm looking for is a finish befitting a warship that in real life would have probably been hand painted, maybe some parts even at sea %%
Logged

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #259 on: February 10, 2015, 04:00:29 PM »

Update on davits, port set assembled and pre fitted, I'll leave these off and paint them separately, very fiddly things to make I think one pair is enough for today %% %%
Logged

longshanks

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 698
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #260 on: February 10, 2015, 04:57:43 PM »

Wicked  :-))
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,596
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #261 on: February 10, 2015, 09:28:34 PM »

Pace yourself! One a day is definitly enough activity to occupy your waking thoughts without causing moments of grief.
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #262 on: February 14, 2015, 11:02:45 AM »

Just though I would repost these photos that were lost in the outage to keep build up to date.
second pair of davits ready for painting, started railings, and made landing light platforms. :-))

Logged

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #263 on: February 14, 2015, 11:08:49 AM »

a bit more done to the railings, I use brass etch combination railings, I know some don't like them as they are flat, but I think they look OK and are more durable and forgiving of the odd knock when taking around the various exhibitions and can be usually be bent back in place. %%
Logged

longshanks

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 698
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #264 on: February 14, 2015, 06:28:55 PM »

You continue to do a great job with the detail !

Logged

Peter_s

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 102
  • uh oh here we go
  • Location: Flintshire/Cheshire border
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #265 on: February 14, 2015, 10:29:17 PM »

Joe.. Just a quick question: when you spray the primer and top coats how do you prevent the railings from gaining lots of drips? I'm nearly at the stage with my own build but I'm not sure weather to leave the railings and dip paint them last or if I can build them and spray as part of the main build?


Great work on the detail!


Pete
Logged
Now where did I put that?

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #266 on: February 14, 2015, 11:09:30 PM »

Avoid over spraying, take time and apply lots of very light coats, allowing to almost dry between them, I have left the railings to last on some builds and hand painted them but it's a real pain.  %%
Logged

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #267 on: February 16, 2015, 10:16:31 AM »

And a bit more done on the railings, it's fair to say that the combination railings do need a degree of modellers licence especially on corners and stanchion positioning but for me it's a trade off between what looks reasonable and durability, I'm going to leave the railings around the main deck till I've painted the hull under the water line to avoid damage to the railings when the hull is resting upside down.  ok2

Tried a bit of painting yesterday with primer and today with top coat on the davits and a test piece of railing while it came out ok I think it's still too cold in the garage for any painting of large areas,
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,596
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #268 on: February 16, 2015, 07:07:58 PM »

Fair enough, you don't want to ruin a masterpiece at the last moment due to the weather:O(

Have you another project you can tinker with until the wether warms up?
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #269 on: February 18, 2015, 11:02:24 AM »

Well I don't know about a masterpiece but I don't want to get the paint wrong at this stage, had a couple of nice days here quite warm in the afternoon, I may be able to get bottom done soon, haven't thought much about my next project, this one being my first total scratch build on a hull, has taken most of thoughts to get this far.
Did the tricky railings at the mast top and joined them with solder paste, wonderful stuff, tiny joints and no distortion,
I realised I had under estimated the amount of railings required, so have ordered some more sheets from Deans, I like theirs it's a bit thicker than some and quite springy, also got a sheet of flight deck netting from Scale Warships, It's a good job I don't keep a check of the cost of all the stuff I buy bit by bit that goes into any boat, at my age the shock wouldn't be good for me  %% %% {-)
Logged

longshanks

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 698
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #270 on: February 18, 2015, 01:20:35 PM »

Very neat soldering there Matey  :-))

longshanks
Logged

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,546
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #271 on: February 22, 2015, 10:20:12 AM »

A reasonable day yesterday not too cold, so I was able to get down the garage and get her bottom painted, and also the superstructures primed, and now looking more like a warship without all the various material colours, hope to get the rest of the hull done next week, but it has turned cold again today, and must get some more spray paint it's surprising just how much these +4 foot boats take. %%
Logged

spooksgone

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 358
  • Location: East Devon
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #272 on: February 22, 2015, 11:32:58 AM »

Looking great Joe :-))
Logged

Bob K

  • Bob K
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,695
  • Location: Windsor
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #273 on: February 22, 2015, 12:29:08 PM »

This is looking really great, nice attention to detail and accuracy.  Well Done  :-))

I so love following a Gold Star build sequence, which seems rarer on Mayhem these days in amongst all the chit chat.  We all learn from such builds, hopefully helping our own build techniques and skills.  O0
Logged
HMS Skirmisher (1905), HMS Amazon (1906), HMS K9 (1915), Type 212A (2002), HMS Polyphemus (1881), Descartes (1897), Iggle Piggle boat (CBBC), HMS Royal Marine (1943), HMS Marshall Soult, HMS Agincourt (1912)

longshanks

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 698
Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #274 on: February 22, 2015, 12:51:50 PM »

Looking Sweet  :-))
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19   Go Up