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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2015, 09:22:24 am »

I go away for a weekend and I get back to this hive of industry on Mayhem!

You are progressing well Rob. She already looks like the prototype vessel.

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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2015, 04:40:50 pm »

Nige 2.5mmx 0.94, just about right does the job and looks good, got to avoid what I have seen on the other Bristols around a coat of varnish, going to coat it with finishing oil, which will ensure it stays the clour of unstained wood but will give it water protection.
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2015, 04:59:38 pm »

Very nice I'm a big HMS Bristol fan having worked on her and I own a model of her in 96th scale
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2015, 07:22:44 pm »

Thanks T82
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2015, 07:12:11 pm »

Not to much done as packing for house move end of month, started on the main mast which I think is the hardest part of the build
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2015, 07:23:22 pm »

very nice
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2015, 08:44:37 pm »

It looked like a voodoo doll for ship models you have hated over the years at first Rob! The mast has a lovely shape, especially the top part.
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2015, 01:29:48 pm »

Is Bristol still in Portsmouth?  If she is it's well worth a visit.  I spent a day on her a while back and took a mass of photos of every inch of her.  Great crew, great ship, and a really good day out.
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2015, 01:36:24 pm »

Yep still there, make good use of her, there Tuesday to watch last UK T42 (Ex HMS Gloucester) start her final voyage at 1100hrs
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2015, 09:14:51 pm »

That is sad news. They had a good long life and saw some good service.
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2015, 01:17:12 pm »

Have to agree with that.  However they are still great subjects for a model or set of drawings and probably will be for some time yet.
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2015, 04:41:54 pm »

A few of recent work on Bristol, showing her in her new home, 4.5 turret in place-barrel and started on the many air intakes/outlets found on this ship.
Nice to have a slid place to work with lighting and power.
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2015, 06:39:24 pm »

It is good to see your progress Rob. There are some interesting shapes to build.
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2015, 10:23:08 pm »

It is good to see your progress Rob. There are some interesting shapes to build.
To right so many grills for intakes and outlet for both sets of turbines
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2015, 10:02:26 pm »

Grilles are best when covered in mesh hiding the louvres! Mind you, Evergreen do several sheets of different sized louvres if that ever helps.

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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2015, 06:22:38 pm »

Grilles are best when covered in mesh hiding the louvres! Mind you, Evergreen do several sheets of different sized louvres if that ever helps.

Never knew that, just had a look but cant seem to see them on their list, is it the V section or is a proper set of louvres?
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2015, 08:44:18 am »

Hi Rob, No it is more a V section representing louvres or clappoard than proper louvres. I suppose it depends on how large the mouvres are on the model.

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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2016, 02:14:40 am »

has anything else been done to the model ?


I've spent a lot of time on HMS BRISTOL whilst she's been a training ship and am interested in how the model turns out.






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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2016, 10:53:15 am »

Hi KK, yes have been doing bits but weather in the shipyard is a bit on the chilly side at moment :), have started the work to make the rear funnel castings, working on the wooden gratings on the bridge, inlet/outlet louvres for GT and pipework,  will post some up to dat images soon.

I spend a lot on board as well, and all being well the model is going to be on show at a Communications reunion in Gloucester this year, helppppppphttp
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Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2016, 06:45:02 pm »

We have faith in you Rob.

Looking forward to the pictures :-))
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