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Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« on: October 12, 2014, 05:23:40 pm »

Hi all I made a start on what is going to be a massive project in which HMS Warspite is involved in an air attack by the Germans.
I will be using Academy's 1/350 Warspite and several other scales of model aircraft also will be using led's for the explosions and lighting the water spurts from near misses with bombs.
I wont be getting the Warspite till my birthday in roughly a fortnight but have made a start on the base and some of the planes I will be using.
Here are some picks of where I am at, at the moment.










































the smallest bombers are 1/350 scale kindly donated to this project the 1/144 stuka's are zevada
the 1/72 Stuka in the process of being built is Academy and I have a 1/72 Airfix FW190 to go on the Dio too.
as you can see it will be a long term project.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 12:19:27 am »

An interesting idea this - looking forward to more updates. O0
 
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 07:45:18 pm »


Hi all here is a little update on the Stuka
I have realised from the pic on the box I have bought the wrong version, the one I've bought is the anti tank one, which, apparently has no dive brakes and no bomb cradle.
I have tried to make the air brakes (I could only find one decent pic of them and that was on a model) I have no idea what they really look like so this is my best attempt at what I could seen. as for the bomb cradle would that have swung back up after dropping its payload as I obviously dont have a bomb so I want to do it as if its just got rid of it.
I have glued the windscreen on before it says so in the instructions as I got tired of rescuing them from the CM after breaking them off, seemingly every single time i picked it up, Hope that decision dosent end up biteing me in the bum







Also made a start on the FW190



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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 08:45:19 pm »

I like your idea of using perspective in your diorama. Poor old Warspite, still she put up with a lot and shrugged it off in two world wars so she wil shrug off all your bombers can throw at her! I look forward to seeing this piece completed and illuminated.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 07:24:08 am »

This is going to be good. I look forward to seeing more.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2014, 10:34:13 am »

As much as I admire you guys who build these dioramas, I have a couple of questions: what the heck do you do with them when they are finished? You can't leave them out on display unless you have a huge house with a spare room the size of a village hall, so what do you do with them?


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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 07:33:19 pm »

That's a good point and one I am at, at the moment I normally take the models off and use them for something else, luckily ihave an outhouse as well I have no idea where I will put thisvone when done, if it turns out ok maybe a museum will want it if not there's always the spares draw.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 08:12:36 pm »


Look what I got today
























Not allowed to start it till my birthday though(mind you I wasn't allowed to open it before my birthday)
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 10:05:34 pm »

I love the ship, I love the class and I know that will be a gorgeous model when complete:O)
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 10:22:43 pm »

Just a query I have just thought her class must have changed on one of her many refits she could not have been a queen Elizabeth class when built as she wasn't on the throne then so what was her class before.
As for gorgeous when complete wait till you see my building skills be lucky if it still looks like a ship when I've finished with it you'll probably think it's a tank.
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 10:44:49 pm »

As far as I know no ship has ever moved class as the class name describes the name given to a group of ships designed together usually with parallel technologies*.

The origins of the class name escape me and I assume the name pays respect to Queen Elizabeth I who reigned at a time when the 'Navy Royal' achieved great acts of revenue and military value.

*Often modifications or experimental equipment were fitted to various ships in a class while under construction, or even at the design stage.

Examples of this are Turrets on HMS Hood of the Admiral class (the others had barbettes) and Differing types of electrically operated turrets on the Battlecruiser HMS Invincible as opposed to hydralic ones mounted on the other two of the class.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2014, 08:55:51 am »

Hi kpnuts


Ian is right about the class name and it's reasons why the Queen Elizabeth's were called so. Sometimes it can get confusing because the navy have a habit of naming the same ship's classes repeatedly through history, the Queen Elizabeth class is one of them, as is King George V, and Dreadnought.
Warspite was an unusual battleship because she was the prototype for the total reconstruction scheme in the 1930s allowing her sister ships Queen Elizabeth and Valiant to be reconstructed in a similar but not identical way but they were still called Queen Elizabeth class even though Barham and Malaya were never reconstructed.


Good luck with your diorama it'll look brilliant when you've finished, just one thing being a aircraft nutter, your 1/350 scale bombers will need to be modified to become German aircraft as at the moment they are Japanese, not to difficult at this scale to do a little sanding or cutting. Hope you enjoy build Warspite the kit is a lovely build. :-))
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2014, 12:24:39 pm »

Thanks for the info on the planes will see what I can do with them.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2014, 07:24:59 pm »

Well I don't know why this Stuka is still in one piece, I was doing the undercarriage and the canopy came off as did the rear guns(I stuck the canopy on to stop that happening ) so after half an hour wrestling with CM I won and glued the guns back on put it on the bench for the glue to set went to pick up the FW190 snagged the Ju87 with my sleeve it fell on the floor upside down, guess what came off, so 20 mins later wrestled them from the clutches of the CM went to glue them back on an ping off they went just found them after over an hour chucked them and the model back in the box. That's me done for tonight @@!!.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2014, 09:37:24 pm »

Fate is playing naughty games with you mate. Don't bother with the guns as they were for killing T34 tanks! Just stick a large anti shipping bomb underneath it.
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2014, 05:56:38 pm »


Well here is a progress report of todays work the guns are back on the Ju87 and have done a bit more work on that and the FW190.





























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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2014, 07:57:55 pm »


Hi all done some work on the FW190






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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2014, 07:47:38 pm »

Here is tonights bit on the planes
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2014, 08:31:23 pm »

Hi all got some paints for this dio delivered today
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2014, 04:50:59 pm »

quote "ts amazing how much paint you need for something like this, " unquote
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2014, 07:01:52 pm »

Hi all an update on the the planes
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2014, 09:59:13 pm »

The perspective effect of this diorama is going to look really good. I cannot wait to see it completed!
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2014, 07:14:16 pm »


hi all here is quite a big update, I have tried my first attempt at panel lines and weathering of a plane, also I have been experimenting with the explosion on the Fw 190 wing











































the explosion is a bit too orange so will have to either add some brown or blue to it then a bit more black to the smoke, still got to add the suspension strutt and the cover thingy that goes over the wheel will have to buckle that a bit and bend the suspension strutt but I think the explosion should work ok.
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2014, 09:00:50 pm »

It looks bloody excellent to me! Do not worry about the colour too much as an explosion will go through the colour range from white to red as the initial hot explosion cools down. Also you are creating a snap shot in time. So, you have caught the explosion as it has turned yellow-orange, the wing is propelled away from its parent part prior to the aircraft tipping damaged wingwards and falling out of the sky.

This dio will be like a still from a film!!S
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Re: Diorama HMS Warspite get's a few scars
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2014, 09:19:22 pm »

Wow I was going to ask what the LED in the Focke Wolfe 190 was for- most effective- keep up the good work :-))
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