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1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« on: May 31, 2015, 09:44:27 PM »

Hi guys
I did say after building HMS Clyde I would try to do a build log of my next project.


So he we go, I've desided to keep with the 1/48 scale as I now have a comprehensive collection of moulds of 1/48 fittings.


I ordered the Fleet scale hull of there Hunt Class MCMV back in March this year, the hull as usual is first class.


I build all my running gear , apart from the props, so I set out to make a set of shafts and rudders and complete the wiring layout.
Currently tHe hull is painted white inside after , making and installing the stand holding pins, installing the bow thruster , rudder post, shafts and A frames.

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 10:02:12 PM »

I shall be following this with much interest  :-))


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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 11:01:46 PM »

I shall be following this with much interest  :-))


Jay

...me too !
 
Good sea-keeping qualities, them vessels ;)
 
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015, 07:15:43 PM »

Hi Dave,  Talk about great minds think alike, after completing Coventry I was thinking about my next build, I came up with a short list of two,  an Archer class or HMS Brocklesby  in 1:48 after seeing her moored over the dockyard, that looks like a nice hull, I'll be following your build,  still trying to make my mind up but as the hull and plans are readily available for the hunt class I'm tending to think Brocklesby.  :-))
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 07:36:27 PM »

Hi Joe,


For me it was the next inline of 1/48 scale models I've done and it will complement my HMS Penzance. However the build will be slower than you Type 42, so hope I can keep the interest in the build log.


Part of the decision for the Hunt Class was getting on board Middleton at the festival of Christmas last November. I must say the crew was very helpful and let me take as mainly pictures as I required.





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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2015, 09:58:01 PM »

She is already looking good! I will read your progress whenever you put something up, fret ye not!
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 10:58:03 PM »

Dave I've seen your work, it will be interesting. :-)) :-))
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 01:52:15 PM »

Just started the wiring, still not got it set in my mind  {:-{  as to what I will have working , other than bow thruster ect,


Was thinking of lights (LEDs & Fibre optics) I used fibre optic before, for the bulk head lights , had good results with this in the past.


Sound system, Gun mount, radar, large cable drum on the quart deck and try this time to detail the bridge with consol lit up as well. But this is the wish list , what the final is ,  %) [size=78%]God only knows.[/size]
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2015, 08:17:15 PM »

Have you gone for the red and green wiring to represent port and starboard? If so this is very attractive.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2015, 08:23:06 PM »

No, it's just that I got feed up with black for neg, so use green for a change. All wires will have there own tag ID Applied later. Once I've completed the wiring lay out you see why I keep to the same  wiring scheme for all my models.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2015, 11:07:00 PM »

One of the modern Hunts is on my to do list once I get my skills up to the required levels. I have looked after or worked on them all so would have to go OTT on getting everything right. Currently working on the Ledbury and her major refit.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2015, 09:33:06 AM »

Hope as this build goes on your see that I also work at having  OTT
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2015, 09:40:49 AM »

If and when wifey decides on our next house (been talking of moving for 5 years!) I will have space for a bigger fleet and a Hunt class is a must.
No trawling to Internet or looking at scale plans, I can walk out the workshop and straight onto whichever one is along side and have a look at whatever bit I am building. Soooooooo much easier!
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2015, 10:14:41 AM »

Hi Dave, I've made my mind up it's going to be HMS Brocklesby for my next build, I remember when the hunt class were introduced, I was working for Camper & Nicholson's, on GRP yachts and thought a GRP warship, that will never catch on, 13 built and 8 still in active service with the royal navy, how wrong was I.
Just one question Dave do the actual ships have a bow thruster or is this something you like to fit, and what size thruster are you fitting, , ok that's two questions %%:o
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2015, 10:25:27 AM »

Hi Joe, the Hunts were refitted with a bow thruster. 

In October 2010, BAE Systems signed a 15m contract to replace the 30-year-old propulsion systems onboard eight Royal Navy Hunt Class vessels. All vessels will be fitted with new engines, gearboxes, bow thrusters, propellers and machinery control systems by 2016 as part of the contract
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2015, 10:29:28 AM »

Master for the rudders made, will mould off in the week end
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2015, 10:40:14 AM »

Joe, I used 20mm od
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2015, 11:01:22 AM »

The Hunt's bow thruster has two holes, one for suction and one for discharge.
BTW, here is the daily view
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2015, 11:06:52 AM »

Jay,

Am I missing something here .?
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2015, 11:13:38 AM »

I don't think you can get a bow thruster like the hunts have. Basically if I remember there is 1 pump and a massive valve that directs suction/discharge to the side needed.
I would have a look but the compartment is OOB due to fibreglassing at the moment.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2015, 11:21:57 AM »

So the hunts have the same configuration as Sandown then ?
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2015, 11:44:10 AM »

Pretty much I think. Unfortunately the last Sandown I was recently on was one of the Saudi ones but I did not notice. Concentrating on how hot it was and fixing the internal comm's issues
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2015, 05:16:46 PM »

I see they were/are powered by Deltic diesels. One for the locomotive buffs here. Are they going for conventional diesels or a set of miniature gas turbines? I suppose the former is more suitable for slow manouvring needed by Mine sweepers.

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2015, 05:22:01 PM »

I think they are getting CAT engines. I know there is an awful lot more space in the engine room. Currently the Ledbury's is completely gutted. Kind of wierd down there compared to what it is like normally.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2015, 05:29:40 PM »

I had a look at the engines online and did not realise how complex they are! They must have been fun to do major work on in the engine room confines.
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