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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #300 on: March 02, 2015, 08:19:46 PM »

lovely work joe, i'm most impressed with the finish. I had some 'fun' whilst removing my masking tape on my latest paint job, it stuck like a pig but yours is beautiful- keep up the good work! :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #301 on: March 02, 2015, 08:35:06 PM »

Hi Joe,
That is looking sweet  :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #302 on: March 02, 2015, 09:13:34 PM »

As the coats have been prepped pre and post application, they should fend off all but the most violent bashes and scrapes. Varnish in my experience is as deep a topic as 'what is the correct colour of Olive Drab?' especially when talking matt varnish! Some swear by Humbrol 49, some by testors, some by DIY brands etc etc etc.

I hope your bouyancy test goes well Joe!
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #303 on: March 03, 2015, 05:00:32 PM »

not wishing to be critical but the helicopter grid in the flight deck has a "frying pan" underneath it with a drain attached so that the water on the flight deck does not go on to the quarter deck also so that any fuel spill is contained on the flight deck not onto the quarter deck. nice build looks really good
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #304 on: March 03, 2015, 09:53:35 PM »

Well done Joe a really nice model

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #305 on: March 05, 2015, 05:30:37 PM »

not wishing to be critical but the helicopter grid in the flight deck has a "frying pan" underneath it with a drain attached so that the water on the flight deck does not go on to the quarter deck also so that any fuel spill is contained on the flight deck not onto the quarter deck. nice build looks really good


What Greyman says dose make sense so I've done a bit more detailing to the underside of the flight deck, added a few beams and my version of the bear trap drain, when I went on board Glasgow in 2000 ish  at that time I wasn't looking at her with a model makers eye, so can only remember some things like the companionway I went down, w/t doors etc. if I knew then I would be making a model of a 42 I would have made dam sure of having a camera with me.  O0
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #306 on: March 05, 2015, 05:37:28 PM »

stunning stuff, loving it Joe :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #307 on: March 05, 2015, 05:41:03 PM »

Looking the part under there now  :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #308 on: March 05, 2015, 07:48:12 PM »

It just gets better and better Joe. The detailing is exceptional.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #309 on: March 05, 2015, 08:59:02 PM »

Once again lovely work, looks just like I remember the Edinburgh when I visited her in the Falklands a couple of years back :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #310 on: March 05, 2015, 10:49:27 PM »

Lovely work there Joe  :-))

Exceptional eye for detail!!!

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #311 on: March 11, 2015, 04:27:23 PM »

Painted the quarter deck and final fit of flight deck, completed spurnwaters and made up ensign staff,  also painted all her decks and funnel top, now making up the rest of the fittings for batch spray painting.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #312 on: March 11, 2015, 04:59:26 PM »

Brilliant work to date Joe - getting more and more realistic as she progresses  :-))
 
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #313 on: March 11, 2015, 07:25:07 PM »

Great work Joe.

Also fine photo of you and your tug in the local NEWS from the Dockyard.

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #314 on: March 11, 2015, 08:44:40 PM »

Ho you saw that, I asked the reporter to take my best side, he said it didn't matter as I didn't have one.  %% %%
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #315 on: March 12, 2015, 12:01:46 AM »

Cheeky blighter eh? No worries, your work is coming along brilliantly.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #316 on: March 14, 2015, 04:41:52 PM »

Got a batch of fittings painted and started fitting them to the boat, the scot dome catwalks were very fragile but are much better now they are fixed, the sea darts, deck gun and anchor are now done, and a few other fittings, next I'll make the petrol can stowages and the corvus loading platforms they should be fun. %%
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #317 on: March 14, 2015, 04:59:55 PM »

Looking Very Tidy !
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #318 on: March 15, 2015, 04:21:24 PM »

Blimey Joe. only 10 months works so far. Put's me to shame. Can't wait to see her maiden voyage. I'll bring the champers to crack a cross her bow. Where can I get a 1/96th scale bottle from? Good stuff Joe. Regards, Phil 
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #319 on: March 15, 2015, 04:27:44 PM »

Great work. Coming together brilliantly  :-))

PS:  For 1/96 scale Champagne I used a short length of 1/8" clear acrylic rod and painted it.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #320 on: March 17, 2015, 04:34:35 PM »

Thanks guys, Did another test in the domestic wet dock with just about every thing on board, remembering to put the ships boats on deck at near the davits, although only using them for the test they should be near enough (I'm getting some Quaycraft boats as I'm not happy with the ones I've got), Test was satisfactory so went ahead with the boot topping with just a slight adjustment on the aft end, and she now has her name and pennant numbers, also started to do the flight deck markings before fitting the "nettings" . :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #321 on: March 17, 2015, 06:50:29 PM »

Simply stunning. She looks fantastic, and will look even better ploughing through the wet stuff!
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #322 on: March 17, 2015, 07:07:01 PM »

An absolute credit to you Joe, (as is the tidiness of your workshop). O0

Particularly like how you handled the 1:96 guardrails ..... they can be very tricky.

Neat lettering; pendant number looks great. Great and uniform shade of ship's side-grey overall.

Fastidious work my man and well done.

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #323 on: March 17, 2015, 07:19:03 PM »

Cracking looking model Joe :-)) is your work bench all ways that tidy? What an excellent build log too. Thanks Joe. Phil
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #324 on: March 17, 2015, 09:31:23 PM »

I take a few days off and you have nearly finished it in the mean time! She's looking gorgeous Joe and I am sure she will be beautiful on the water.

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