Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: HMS Bristol 1/72  (Read 12446 times)

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
HMS Bristol 1/72
« on: May 24, 2015, 01:38:36 PM »

Hi All
A few shots of WIP on my 1/72 HMS Bristol, until hull arrives concentrating on the upper works, bit like a Airfix kit at the moment.  Lot of time working out correct parts from the Jecobin drawing which does have many errors sadly. but access to HMS Bristol does help.

Hope images ok, been playing round with re sizing
Bob
Logged
I will finish this model

MTB Hulls

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 63
  • MTB Hulls for Shipshape Models
  • Location: Gibraltar
    • MTB Hulls picture gallery
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 09:30:38 PM »

Wow excellent progress, bottom half is ready to go.......... :-))
Logged
Regards,
Christian.
http://www.mtbhulls.co.uk/

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,964
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 11:46:56 AM »

Very nice work Rob! Another interesting build log to inspire us this year.
Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,925
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 04:29:54 PM »

Excellent progress there Rob, I see you favour ply for the superstructure that is my choice also with some styrene where appropriate, know what you mean about Jacobin plans I used one of theirs for Coventry, not the best but workable, keep the updates coming she's going to be a goodun. :-))
Logged

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 06:46:50 PM »

Well the hull arrived safe and sound from Christian 3 days from Gib to UK wow
Two part hull really smashing job, resisting the temptation to attack take it nice and steady, good thing is that it shows al the upper works fit just as they should, but worried about building them without a hull.

NB house brick for scale reference  :}
Logged
I will finish this model

Sandy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 301
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 08:07:40 PM »

 :-))
Logged

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,964
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 09:40:02 PM »

That is a joy to behold! I am sure that your superstructure will work perfectly with the hull. Have confidence in your work:O)

Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

pugwash

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,845
  • Location: recently left Amble and now in the wet Northumberland hills
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 11:42:19 PM »

Rob I have just found your last PM re mossie nets - I will get some sent off
shortly. Sorry must have missed it when it came in.

Geoff
Logged
Failing to prepare means preparing to fail.

TugCowboy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 916
  • Location: Hastings
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 08:12:57 AM »

Really looks fantastic, can I ask what size ply you've used for the superstructure?
Alex
Logged

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 06:22:55 PM »

TC I have used 2mm ply, which some may say to thin but it has produced a really solid and strong superstructure

Bob
Logged
I will finish this model

ballastanksian

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,964
  • Model Boat Mayhem inspires me!
  • Location: Crewkerne
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 07:42:10 PM »

If it has been sealed properly, glued and painted well, I can see no issue with using 2mm ply. After all, it should be under no stress and protected from most knocks and dinks by the hull providing you do not accidently hit any overhanging branches at your pond/lake (assuming there are such obstructions?

I am using 1mm styrene in constructing the superstructure parts for my destroyer, so can see no probs with 2mm ply.

Logged
Pond weed is your enemy

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2015, 06:38:42 PM »

Just a bit more done to Bristol, next step will be the running gear and motors.
Logged
I will finish this model

radiojoe

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,925
  • Treat every day as your last,, one day it will be.
  • Location: Gosport , Hampshire , England
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2015, 07:12:54 PM »

She is looking great Rob, I like using ply for superstructures I used 1.5 ply for Coventry it makes a really strong and stable structure,  :-))
Logged

littoralcombat

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 79
  • Location: Perth, Australia
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2015, 02:02:03 AM »

Rob, your progress is remarkable and an inspiration to me to pull my finger out and get going :-)) .
If you wouldn't mind, could you send full size images of your build such as these three pics,to my work email at Austal?
Nige
Logged

Sandy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 301
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2015, 08:33:36 AM »

Looks great  :-))
Logged

Robbie11

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 54
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2015, 10:13:01 PM »

Looks fantastic! What paint did you use for the anti fouling red?

Logged

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2015, 07:21:39 PM »

Robbie11
 thanks for comments, I used Humbrol brick red although this is what the old girl looked like a few years ago.
Logged
I will finish this model

Robbie11

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 54
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2015, 08:11:27 AM »

Thanks Rob. Doesn't look like Humbrol do that colour in spray cans, Ill need to find an equivalent elsewhere.
Love following your build, I'm making slow progress on my first ever ship build, a 1/96 Type 12 (M) Frigate, really enjoying it!
Logged

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2015, 10:11:36 AM »

Robbie
I assume you want to spray it for good finish, when I tied that paint thought mmm going to take a lot of tinlets to cover a 1/72 hull, wrong 1.5 does one side twice, get a few mix them and thin then spray (assuming you have an air brush)

First builds are fun especially the research, that's what good about Bristol as I can visit often and go all over her. as she is more or less as she was at end of her active service, but no plans for that period, so its mix n match with what I have and the real thing.

Bob
Logged
I will finish this model

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2015, 10:15:47 AM »

An interesting occurrence with building Bristol, the old saying about if its cheap then its not much cop, usually subscribe to that, but changed my mind.
Started to lay the planked deck (never again  %%) and did not want to use the glue I have been using for super structure etc, so decided to use the cheap (99p) white pva from Martins newsagent that I had bought to stick the plan to the deck, working on the assumption that as it was so cheap it would wash of when wet so plan could be removed.  That bit works but for sticking the wood planks to wood deck its like bloody superglue, it grabs sets and that's it, job done :-))
Logged
I will finish this model

Robbie11

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 54
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2015, 05:09:44 PM »

Just to show that progress is being made on HMS Plymouth. Etched & resin are from Scalewarships are mighty fine they are too. Other parts of the superstructure are from CNC Models. Really enjoying the build, although some way off the launch party!
Logged

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2015, 02:47:00 PM »

looking good there, what are those parts from CNC like?
Logged
I will finish this model

Robbie11

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 54
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Wirral
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2015, 07:20:49 PM »

CNC parts are excellent, especially I think for new entrants into the hobby (like myself). Charles @ CNC was extremely helpful with adding the Type 12 to his range. The parts certainly are't cheap but I can highly recommend them.
Logged

Rob47

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Gloucester
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2015, 08:26:38 PM »

A little done over the weekend, started to do the planked areas, note as per Jecobin plan as that is incorrect, it has to much planked, a nice steady job and very pleasing finish (so far)

Bob
Logged
I will finish this model

littoralcombat

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 79
  • Location: Perth, Australia
Re: HMS Bristol 1/72
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2015, 01:53:53 PM »

Looking good Rob!! What type/thickness planking are you using?
 
Nige
Logged
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up