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newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:20:41 PM »

Hi I'm Tina, from Burntwood South Staffs. just starting out in building model boats. main hobby is rc cars and just thought it would make a change to get into boats
I've took on the mammoth task of scratch building the HMS Exeter (1939). brought the plans of e-bay, though they don't have much detail other than ribs, side view, plan view, crain, catapults, lower deck bridge and various other details. no mention of scale but it's 49" long. the material I'm using is balsa wood being easy to cut, sand ect.
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Re: newbe
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 08:32:55 PM »

Hi Tina


The scale is 1/140th you may want to scan the plans and re-print them at a more common scale so you can buy the bits. Maybe 1/144th (just under 48")?
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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 08:53:31 PM »

 
Hey Tina,

Welcome to the Mayhem


As it Monday, the joining fee are doubled but rescinded if you post photos of how far you've got so far with your build!   


Martin   :-)
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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 09:26:08 PM »

Hi Tina.

This sounds like a brilliant project and look forward to seeing some pictures of progress.

Balsa can be bought in three grades with medium giving you the best balance between strength and ease of cuting/sanding etc.

It is not as strong as Ply but with a layer pr two of GRP, it can be very resiliant. I suppose if depends on how you are planning to build the hull.

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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 09:27:38 PM »

Hi Christian, thanks, have no idea where i can get them rescand atm but i'm sure i can find somewhere that would do it.

Hi Martin, not the best looking for a novice build but at least i'm giving it a go lol
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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 09:32:16 PM »

That is a good sized image and excellent start to your build Tina. Everything looks pretty true:O)

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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 09:58:52 PM »

Wow looking good sure you've not done this before?   :-))
Shouldn't worry about the scale I'm sure 1/144th fittings will look absolutely fine.
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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 10:46:26 PM »

thanks for the feed back guys, nope never done this before unless you count airfix models  ok2
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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 08:07:28 AM »

Welcome Tina. You have the most important parts of your build already -- enthusiasm and some knowledge of modelling. rc cars/ airfix all give a good grounding on fiddling with parts to make them fit, you'll get along fine.

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Re: newbe - building the HMS Exeter (1939)
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 08:09:53 AM »

Hi Tina,  That's a good start you clearly know what you are doing but if you should need help this forum is the place, enjoy your build I look forward to watching your progress.  :-))
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