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Hmshood

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Plans
« on: December 12, 2014, 07:46:02 PM »

Does anyone have details of plans for HMS Belfast, I am looking to build a scratch model with a length of approximately 60". I am specifically looking to build a fully working model, including smoke unit, revolving gun turrets, lighting etc however the plans themselves for the general build are the most important part. I am not looking for one with a pre-cast hull as I prefer to build from scratch sad as that may appear.

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Re: Plans
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 09:04:04 PM »

Hi Vic,
 i cannot help with the HMS Belfast plans,but nothing sad about wanting to scratch build the entire  model.You go for it and keep us posted.
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Re: Plans
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 09:06:22 PM »

Hi Vic,
 i cannot help with the HMS Belfast plans,but nothing sad about wanting to scratch build the entire  model.You go for it and keep us posted.
 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


I agree, I much prefer to scratch build the entire model O0


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Re: Plans
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 11:38:13 PM »

National Maritime Museum Greenwich, will have a full set no doubt - at a price.

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Re: Plans
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 11:48:31 PM »

These days the cost of plans from the NMM are quite reasonable .
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Re: Plans
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2014, 08:50:34 PM »

All,

Many thanks for the suggestions however I cannot seem to find some actual plans I can either buy or download that gives me a clear idea of the overall architecture of the ship

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Colin Bishop

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Re: Plans
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2014, 10:01:26 PM »

Try Taubman Plans who apparently still stock the Sambrook Marine plans of the ship as in 1944.

http://www.taubmansonline.com/

Do get Ross Watton's book as Belfast was extensively modified after completion following her mining and then again in the 1950s when she took on her appearance today.

Personally I don't think that Belfast was a particularly attractive looking ship compared with the original Southampton class from which she was derived.

She is still a wonderful ship to visit though, being one of the very few surviving RN warships of WW2.

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Re: Plans
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 08:45:27 PM »

Hi, I haven't got the Belfast but the old plans of the Sheffield, sister ship, any good to you? With Magazine as well!
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Re: Plans
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2014, 09:00:43 PM »

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Hi, I haven't got the Belfast but the old plans of the Sheffield, sister ship, any good to you? With Magazine as well!

Actually Sheffield was not a sister ship, Belfast shared elements of the Sheffield design but was a very different ship both visually and constructionally.

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Re: Plans
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2014, 11:10:37 AM »

Sorry, didn't know that, just trying to be helpful. Teach me to keep my mouth shut! Although it is a bit too late fro that to happen. :(( <:(
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