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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2015, 10:00:14 AM »

Thanks for that dodes. I have been making lots of the fiddly bits for her lately. I am not one to blow my own trumpet, but the last couple of pictures do not really do it justice. I will post some more after our short break away. I often tell people the story you told me about the welders who where working on HMS Woodpecker, adjacent to the ships magazine!!! Nice to know radiojoe has a local model shop, I cant even find any liquid poly in the whole of Exeter :(( Thanks again. Phil
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2015, 11:30:46 AM »

No wonder it's taking so long Phil, your too busy eating bacon sandwiches,  %% %% {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2015, 04:54:42 PM »

Started to add the detail to the mast today. Made the crows nest, added as much as I could to it today, all out of brass. where does seven hours go? all the mast needs now is for me make the wind speed and direction transmitter, uumm, going to need the inter webby thing for that one, unless any one happens to have one laying around that is :-) Naff pictures again, sorry. I will take some out side tomorrow. Cheers all. Phil.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2015, 05:12:04 PM »

Looking good Phil, no sign of any damage you repaired her well, as you say the hours fly by.  %% %%
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2015, 03:50:41 PM »

I'm still at it, slowly but surely. I decided to cancel the fittings from Sirmar. I needed four packs that would take 6 months each, I could wait that long, but I know radio Joe would come down here and beat with a big stick if I didn't get me finger out. I have got the ships boats from Quaycraft, pure quality products from them. I had a chat with Adrian at Battle Crafts, and he very kindly made me four sets of the twin 20mm orelikens in 1/48th scale, what a nice man. Thanks again Adrian. I have made the ammunition lockers from scratch, all out of plasticard, only twelve of them! I think that I can cope with the rest of the fittings now, it is just going to take a while. I still need a 4" ha gun, I have tried on here on the wants and swops section but no luck yet :(( I have started to scratch build one, but that is not quiet going to plan. This [hopefully] should be finished in about twelve months. Cheers all.
Phil
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2015, 03:54:43 PM »

20 mm
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2015, 03:55:26 PM »

20mm
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2015, 03:56:16 PM »

Overall
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2015, 04:09:50 PM »

Hi Phil, I thought I was going to have to come down to Devon with the aforesaid big stick, %% {-) {-) but I can see now you have been busy, very clean and tidy build there Phil keep at it mate,  :-))
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2015, 04:28:11 PM »

Thanks for that Joe, very kind of you. I still have a couple of switches spare on the TX, I am going to use one to get the 272 radar rotating, going to be a bit fiddly, but worth it I think. The gun director on the bridge now traverse's with the two forward guns. Right, back to the garage to clear up the mess I have made. Cheers all.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2015, 04:32:55 PM »

Its looking good

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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2015, 08:31:02 PM »

Amen to that! The twin gun mount looks brilliant, and your lockers look very detailed.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2016, 04:08:09 PM »

Just about all parts made now. I dug the trusty Badger 200 out, and started to paint the hull over the last few days. Just the boot topping to add, plus tidying a bit of over spray. Getting there now!
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2016, 06:05:58 PM »

She's coming to life now Phil, nice cammo you can see how that would work at sea keep going mate your getting there.  :-))
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2016, 06:53:26 PM »

IL have to watch my painting now. Looking good Phil more pictures please.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2016, 07:56:37 PM »

IL have to watch my painting now. Looking good Phil more pictures please.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Stunning work, ditto from me. :-))
Which paint brand are you using? It looks very good quality.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2016, 10:20:44 PM »

Having read up about her, I am impressed at her size and wherewithal. She is all but a destroyer.

What an interesting build,I look forward to seeing her completed :-))
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2016, 09:20:20 AM »

Thanks for the kind words guy's. I keep telling myself not to take on any thing this big again. So why do I keep going over to the scale shipyard web site, looking at 1/48th scale fletcher class destroyers? Stan, a couple of more pictures for you. I have sprayed the deck with a semtex coloured paint, that came out a bit shiny, so I will blow some matt varnish over it next. Started painting the super structure, a lot of masking up and fiddling around there, but worth it. I have started to solder the James Lane stanchions together, this will make them nice and strong, the hand rails on models all ways seem to get damaged first. Any way, I wont rattle on to much. Thanks again. PHIL
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2016, 09:27:07 AM »

Sorry Stan. I have some much better pictures, but cant seem to post them, I will try to re size them now.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2016, 09:33:07 AM »

Try again.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2016, 09:35:13 AM »

Soon be time to get the paint brushes out, to start picking out some of the detail.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2016, 03:56:17 PM »

The front bit all done.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2016, 03:58:16 PM »

Back bit nearly done
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2016, 04:09:58 PM »

Out side in the warm Devon sunshine
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2016, 04:13:59 PM »

Ships boats to paint. Davits to fit. Rigging to do. Supports for the orliken platforms. Vertical depth charge racks to make, finish of the hand rails, and that should be about it :-)) oh, best see if it floats as well!
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