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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #575 on: March 14, 2017, 02:11:24 PM »

Looking very nice and neat Joe. Going to look the part on the water :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #576 on: March 15, 2017, 03:43:46 PM »


As always thanks for your encouraging comments guys, Yes I think fitting out the internals and making everything work is what I like doing most even though they rarely see water.
The stanchions from James came this morning, first time I've used split pin type and I do prefer them to brass etched ones, so to start the railings etc. I did round the well deck, I suppose it came out reasonable by the time it's painted, with the tight corners and short runs it's probably the trickiest area the rest of the ship are mostly straight runs.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #577 on: March 15, 2017, 10:06:35 PM »

I quite like them Joe. There's something more realisitc about a thicker stanchion, and the scale you are building to makes them look more slender.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #578 on: March 16, 2017, 03:47:52 PM »

Nice work Joe, she is coming along very nicely indeed.  I hop my version of the ship will be as detailed as yours, once I have finished my current build.  Paul
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #579 on: March 16, 2017, 04:54:36 PM »


Thanks Paul, You have a fair way to go on Lusty but you've made really good progress so far, as I've said before you have my admiration for taking on such a large complicated build.


Done a bit more railings today, getting a bit more used to this railing system and the straight runs are easier especially in 1:48, I think 1:96 would be a lot more fiddly,  I've soldered every intersection with a tiny bit of paste it makes it quite sturdy.  :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #580 on: March 16, 2017, 08:39:11 PM »

Smart as paint Joe  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #581 on: March 20, 2017, 01:49:22 PM »


most of the railings done now, just the mezzanine deck and the bridge deck railings to do and then a few more parvanes and a lot of fine detailing, just noticed she's taken 18 months so far, I think she'll take up to two years.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #582 on: March 21, 2017, 11:50:42 AM »

She looks beautiful Joe, I would recommend you keep this one, put into a nice glass/plastic cover and take her to show, and have a nice place of honour for her in one of your rooms.  Brilliant piece of work and high skill levels for all of us new builders to the hobby can learn from.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #583 on: March 21, 2017, 06:40:00 PM »


Thanks Paul, Yeah still enjoying building Brock, I don't think you can still call your self a new builder having taken on the scratch build of a hull most would have shied away from.  :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #584 on: March 26, 2017, 03:28:59 PM »


A bit more railing done to the Bridge deck and the deployable nett out riggers on the gun wings as I'm building Brocklesby as commissioned long before she had the Phalanx's and the armoured shields, or at least my version of them, I was going to make them swing out but in reality they would never be used so they are fixed and a lot easier to do.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #585 on: March 26, 2017, 03:36:25 PM »

Nice Joe, very nice :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #586 on: March 26, 2017, 03:41:03 PM »

Hi Joe


Lovely work with the detail, where did you you get the netting from? It looks so realistic! :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #587 on: March 26, 2017, 04:58:42 PM »


Thanks guys,  Nick the netting is some that my wife had for ages, till I found it that is, not sure where she go it, it could probably be a tad smaller.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #588 on: March 26, 2017, 11:33:25 PM »

Phalanzes? Really. Those are big beasts, crikey, with those she wouldn't need any other armament  %%

Lovely progress Joe. Those Stanchions look the business and will consider these for future projects.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #589 on: March 28, 2017, 06:06:11 PM »

I think you will find that Joe is referring to the M134 Minigun, or 'My First Gatling Gun' as Toys R Us would refer to it. As opposed to that honking great missile killer with the big white dome on the top!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #590 on: March 28, 2017, 07:11:40 PM »


yes your quite right, senior moment couldn't think what they were called,  Minigun port and stbrd. instead of the 20mm oerlikons she had originally.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #591 on: March 28, 2017, 08:05:26 PM »

My favourite weapons Gatlings. I recently made one in 20mm (1:76th scale) for a company, and am designing a Vulcan for the same company at the moment.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #592 on: April 02, 2017, 04:36:04 PM »


A bit more done to the railings, started them on the mezzanine deck, also started to make the petrol jettison stowage and made a mould for the six petrol cans again my version of it, "all the right bits but not necessarily in the right order" as our Eric would say. %%


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #593 on: April 02, 2017, 07:51:56 PM »

Fancy the Navy not having diesel outboards. Looking fab as per usual Joe. The rack is a nice piece of work.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #594 on: April 07, 2017, 05:00:30 PM »


I was going to buy in some ladders but cornwallmodelboats were out of stock, it was then I convinced myself I was being lazy so set to and made the first ladder, a bit too generous with the paste, I'll file some away before painting, also did a bit of the plumbing.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #595 on: April 07, 2017, 08:35:39 PM »

Not bad at all Joe. Fiddly things are ladders  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #596 on: April 07, 2017, 09:55:41 PM »

made the first ladder, a bit too generous with the paste

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Practice makes perfect Joe. O0

When I made the ladders on the Smit Nederland I used a blow torch to apply the heat. First attempt blew the rungs away from the uprights.  {-)

Second attempt, used a more gentle approach and - hey presto - 1 pretty good ladder. :-)

Nice look to your plumbing job by the way.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #597 on: April 07, 2017, 11:08:18 PM »


Thanks lads, yes I know what you mean about the blowtorch Ray, I use a gas pencil flame torch and just use the very end of the flame, to be honest I think my paste is a bit past it's date I've had it a long time and it's getting a bit thick not sure of the shelf life but I've most likely had it over two years, wonderful stuff though.  :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #598 on: April 08, 2017, 05:00:13 AM »

Joe......that brass tube work is  :-))....truly horizontal and vertical O0...[the only way any pipework should be....it's really no different to building a brick fence......I am sure you know what I mean]

Is that particular horizontal tube run, with the vertical uptakes at each end an a electrical conduit?

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #599 on: April 08, 2017, 09:22:37 AM »


Hi Derek,  I believe they are piping that link the three foam fire fighting tanks, the tanks hold a chemical that when mixed with water make the foam, we had a similar system on some army work boats when I was at BAE, they had a monitor at the bow a tank holding the chemical and a pump that drew sea water and mixed it to make foam.


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