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dgp1957

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HMS Invincible R05
« on: June 16, 2015, 10:41:53 pm »

I noticed that Jecobin do a set of drawings for HMS Invincible for 1980 and 1990 what would be the differences in these plans.
I'm going to try and restore an old 1/96 scale wooden hull and I already have the drawings for her in 1980 but would like to see the differences in the plans for the later version.

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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 05:09:38 pm »

Hi,
She would not have had any CIWS fitted in 1980 , She later had Goal Keeper fitted. She had her sea dart removed in the 90's to give more deck space,  Not sure what year though. There would be differences in the radar fit and ECM fit too.
Hope that helps a bit
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 08:07:48 am »

Thanks Paul I think that it would be an easier build without the sea dart launcher, I was looking at the blast protector it looks a build too far for my talents 👍🏻
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 09:54:51 am »

Just to give an idea of what the later version looked like, sorry it is poor quality.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 09:57:25 am »

The Goalkeeper system is on a "box" above deck level.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 11:59:06 am »

Now that looks nice  :-)) 
Is she built from the 1990's jecobin plan?
 
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 02:31:50 pm »

Em...no. It was converted from another unknown carrier. I did use some of the Jecobin plans for the basics but updated from photographs of the real one.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2015, 08:39:50 am »

Crikey, that must take some lugging about! Do you use a trailer or hire a Luton van to transport it?

Gorgous model.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 09:18:09 am »

Trailer, it is 31ft long, Ford Transit van tug. Ex Royal Navy recruiting device . was waterline stage prop. Scale-ish hull below added.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2015, 07:29:41 pm »

That is a beauty, any more pics? 👍🏻
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2015, 10:23:48 am »

Ellesmere Port on the Shropshire Union Canal
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2015, 10:24:57 am »

At sea , west coast of Scotland.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2015, 10:26:35 am »

 Red Arrows.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2015, 10:44:06 am »

Stunning mate thanks 👍🏻
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2015, 10:50:23 am »

The  answer to a lot of questions, when there when there is no slip.  Glasgow, Forth and Clyde Canal
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2015, 10:54:54 am »

 Bandit country, Union Canal , Edinburgh.
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2015, 11:04:44 am »

...and the answer to the other question.  A lot of Road Traffic Police seem to be ex-Navy %)
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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2015, 12:24:10 pm »

THAT, is the biggest model I have ever seen!

Kudos to you mate for building it and sailing it. :-)) :-))

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Re: HMS Invincible R05
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2015, 01:12:28 pm »

Brian , I didn't build it. It was built by the Royal Navy recruiting service before the real one was built. The hull was only a waterline model that had been used previously for another carrier that was transported on Queen Mary artic.  It was about 30 years old in the Invincible form and the powers that be decided that it had come to the end of it`s  use and newer forms such as film and computer graphics would be more in keeping with the new Royal Navy image.  Through a chance meeting I heard that it was going to be destroyed and I could acquire it if I got to the yard before the demolition squad arrived.  Problem was that it was in Fleetlands, Hampshire, 600 odd miles from where I live.   A local trucking company obliged and I spent a few months adding a bottom half of the hull and renovation the rest.  Airfix donated eight Harrier kits (1/24th scale) which I converted to Sea Harriers. The Sea Kings are scratch built.  I scrounged help from a local fibreglass company who sprayed the hull with glassfibre. A well at the rear hangar-lift takes a 5hp outboard, gives circa 7 kts. , moderately seaworthy but doesnt like side winds. A 56lb weight is used to counter the list, slid from one side to the other. It weighs about 1.2 ton with about 1/4 of that permanent concrete ballast, 20 water containers bring down to the waterline. A retractable centreboard is fitted in a boxed slot midship.  It must be treated as a real manned  powered craft for Coastguard and Inland waterway purposes. I`ve had lots of fun and a few adventures.  Currently residing in a farm shed it could be for sale if anyone wants to "join the Navy" without all that other stuff ! :}
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