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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2016, 06:07:11 PM »

All looking rather good, very tidy paint work,   but "front bit and back bit" well known nautical terms indeed, Phil %% %% {-)
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2016, 07:06:27 PM »

Yes, she looks lovely from round bit to pointy bit Phil :-)) The AA armament looks impressive with those twin Oerlikons at the round end.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2016, 09:19:35 PM »

spook....would they have dropped the aft Davits down prior to firing/hostilities?....................  Derek
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2016, 08:01:27 AM »

Hi Derek. I honestly do not know very much about the davits. I am just going by the drawings that were supplied with the hull, and a few pictures that I have of her. This is my second attempt at a model such as this, and I am still learning as I go. I still have some home work to do, like, working out if I need pulleys on the rigging, I would assume so, but not sure what type or where they go, turnbuckles, again, what type and how to make them. How was the rigging secured to the deck, I have no idea yet. So still learning. This has been going on for some time now, I cant wait to get it finished, and on the water. Thanks for the feed back guy's. Off now to do a bit on the back bit!
Kind regards to you all.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2016, 08:18:40 AM »

spook.......just thinking more...it's not just the davits, but also the depth charge can throwers.....

From this it could have been well probable that the twin Oerlikon mountings were fitted with mechanical buffer stops that restricted or limited their train arc to exclude each of the thrower arms & davits etc

If this were the case, maybe best to show them trained in the appropriate arcs of fire

Keep up the posts & great images  :-))......................... Derek
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2016, 09:16:58 AM »

Hi Dereck. I see your point now :-)) It wouldn't do to go blasting your own ship apart now would it! Thank you for noticing that. I will try to reposition them, might be a bit difficult though, they are stuck down with cyno. Thank you once again.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2016, 09:30:12 AM »

The training arc would have probably covered the stern.
Davits would be dropped in action.
There would be mechanical stops on the elevation
to stop the weapon depressing enough to keep
depth charge throwers and crew safe.


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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2016, 10:03:35 AM »

Thanks for your input here Ned :-))........ to help spook ....

[naturally my direct naval weapons work experience is far later than the 1949? vessel] [the year of my birth ;)]

I do take on board that the can thrower davits could have been dropped & depression stops fitted to Oerlikon mountings the ensure no line of sight conflict existed etc.....

This naturally makes sense to counter attacking aircraft approaching from the stern at low elevation....... O0 

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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2016, 08:36:57 AM »

Hi all. I was asked if I would show my model in our local library as a part of an active life an mind campaign run, by Devon libraries. I had about twelve or thirteen people attend, which was more than I was expecting as it was held on a Tuesday afternoon. Most were quite surprised with the amount of working features she has. All though not finished yet [sorry radio Joe] she still looks pretty good so far. I now have every thing I need to complete her, and should be done within the next few weeks.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2016, 08:40:36 AM »

One Gentleman who came along served on HMS Starling as a cadet, I had a great time chatting to him. Taking her back in three weeks time, there will certainly be some changes done on her by then.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #60 on: November 10, 2016, 11:00:06 AM »

Hi Phil
You should be rightly pleased with her, she looks right at home on display, :-)) :-))    Now what January did you actually mean. %% %% {-) {-) {-)


ATB  Joe.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #61 on: November 10, 2016, 01:11:01 PM »

Stunning model and lovely paint job you've done there. On my bucket list as well these Black Swan sloops.....
Keep sending pics.


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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2016, 05:13:20 PM »

The reason I closed my on-line shop was that it took over my business which is building models for Clients . HOWEVER if you e-mail me with your wants,  I [ or Hilary ] , will respond with costs and postage. All my fitting are still shown on my site so you can find the JRH numbers.     John
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2016, 08:05:41 PM »

Fantastic model, shame my father is no longer alive to see it, he was on her from new to about 1947, Atlantic, Russia and the Far East she certainly got about and sunk a U boat.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2016, 06:40:48 PM »

Back down too the library again today, she is coming along now.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2016, 09:06:56 PM »

It amazes some people how such models are made, and some cannot believe that models can be built literally from raw materials.

Lovely model  :-))

As for weapons stops etc,, you can see frames running around weapons stations often on MTBs that control the limit of movement. Some are quite complex.
 
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #66 on: December 06, 2016, 08:21:39 PM »

A better pic
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2017, 02:32:55 PM »

Nearly there now. Not bad eh Joe, only a few years %% She is off to Exmouth sailing club this evening, as part of a back drop for a chap who is telling his tory of his world war two exploits in the Royal Navy. Sounds like a good excuse to have a pint or two.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2017, 05:24:54 PM »

Hello Phil, she does look stunning mate, considering the action she's seen remember the battle of the "garage door"  :((    very nice paint job, I'm not going to say anything about how long it's taken, I've just noticed Brocklesby has taken 18 months so far and still a lot to do, but it's all about enjoying the build, she's a credit to you Phil.  :-)) .


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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #69 on: May 29, 2017, 04:30:59 PM »

Maiden voyage down at Exeter and district model boat club on Sunday, I was a bit nervous about this, as not sure what would happen. Just a couple of minor issues to sort, and a bit more ballast in the front bit :-) It is hard to believe that this model is 6 feet and four inches in length. Looking forward to sailing in the coming summer months.
ps. Happy Birthday Bluebird :-)
pps. I cant attach the picture as it is to large, I will pop over to the mayhem face book page and post there.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2017, 04:46:08 PM »

Try this one.
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2017, 01:25:27 PM »

Beautifully done! I  like your camo scheme. After the Flower's and Dido's Starling's were my favorite small "across the pond" class.
Many USN destroyers and escorts mounted Dc handling davits very similar to those on your build. While they could be dismounted, I  fear it would put the crews at a significant disadvantage should an undersea attack develop. I will ask the US Destroyer Escort Museum for info. The museum owns and maintains the USS Slater, a Buckley Class DE in original WW@ condition. She mounts davits such as you have.
I would love to see some photos of your build underway.
Again, Bravo Zulu, well done.
Jonathan
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Re: The end of January.
« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2017, 07:23:52 PM »

I received a reply from the USS Slater, which I copy here. I would think it would apply to most ships that carried K guns and reloads mounted on pedestals.

Good morning Johnathan,
 
 Thank you so much for the kind words. It's an interesting question, and though the davits are removable, I would tend to doubt it.
 
 In an anti sub action, the K guns would have been necessary right up until a damaged U-boat surfaced and gun fire commenced, so there would have not been time to remove the davits. In an antiaircraft action, the guns would have fired over the davits.
 
 On SLATER, there is no provision for stowing the davits when they are not mounted.
 
 Hope this helps.
 
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