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Author Topic: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit  (Read 26029 times)

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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #100 on: September 19, 2016, 11:51:19 AM »

 :-))Thanks for the info this intrepid is looking like a future project. I was considering one of the san antonio lpds but they are way to expensive to import from
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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #101 on: September 19, 2016, 01:09:46 PM »

Intrepid and Fearless are a great subject to model.  They always attract loads of interest at shows and when they are on  the water.  At 1:96 scale it is possible quite easily to make everything work.  Thus davits, ballast tanks, anchor, lights, landing craft are all operational on this model.  It would be possible to spin the blades of helicopters as well if you want.  It's a large model but still carriable and it fits in an estate car!

Unfortunately I'm not sure how active Sirmar is now.  I did communicate with Barry there but never managed to buy any fittings from him.  Fortunately I had bought a hull and the majority of the fittings together on Ebay.  Things that were not present I made myself or cast copies.  It is not a craft that has huge amounts of complex fittings.  In this Falklands form four sea cat launchers and 2 bofors are perhaps the most difficult parts if you had to make things and those parts are available elsewhere. Scalewarships website was a useful source of grills and vents and fore deck fittings.

I notice there is a guy in Gibraltar who makes a 1/72 hull for Intrepid/ Fearless.  Now there would be a project - 8ft 6 inches in length......   

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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #102 on: September 19, 2016, 06:21:28 PM »

Hi Edmond,How did you go on with sinking the dock.

Regards Dave     :-))
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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #103 on: September 19, 2016, 06:34:24 PM »

2 litres of water is enough to trim the stern down from the forward ballast tank.  My problem has been knowing whether the pumps are running or not as they operate silently. It takes around two minutes to trim the boat. Other issue has been getting enough power to the larger servos for rudder and stern door. The 5v supply does seem to work them, though it is fine for the smaller servos and relay box that operates the twin props with the rudders. I'm going to have a little rethink about how this all works. 

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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #104 on: September 19, 2016, 06:42:28 PM »

why not wire an LED to the upper works that then lets you know when they are operating, say disguised near the helicopter deck as nav lights for a chopper landing.
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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #105 on: September 19, 2016, 09:56:15 PM »

Excellent idea! I'm going to be busy!

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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #106 on: September 20, 2016, 07:10:41 AM »

I was going to suggest wiring something like a small radar array - if there is one - to rotate clockwise if it's filling and counter clockwise if it's evacuating.
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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #107 on: November 14, 2016, 08:47:55 PM »

 :-)) Many thanks for the link to the wessex :} have two on their way they are a rare item in 1/100 scale that's for sure.
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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #108 on: November 14, 2016, 10:21:26 PM »

Sometimes a rotating object can be mistaken for one way when its actually rotating the other - whereas a green led and a red led or white for illumination or steady or flashing is more of a concrete indication unless they blow of course.
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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #109 on: November 15, 2016, 08:10:20 PM »

I had a look at your videos and think the working landing craft are a good idea especially to help demonstrate the dock.

Is your Wife/Partner a model boater or just helping you film your hard work?
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Re: HMS Intrepid, 1:96 scale Sirmar semi-kit
« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2016, 06:53:12 PM »

 >>:-(I dread the thought of my wife and myself sharing a modelling room each building our own boats <*< :embarrassed:, I bet it is a rare event, maybe ok sailing together lol.
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