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HMS Bristol update
« on: July 10, 2016, 12:10:11 PM »

Hi must be so long that  I started this build that I cant find the original post lol
A few shots of her in the test tank !!! getting her keel wet for the first time, incredibly stable model (1/72) so very pleased on that no leaks from the stabilisers so again good.  Based  on Jecobin plans but with all the mistakes rectified.  Having access to the 1/1 version helps :)
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Re: HMS Brtistol update
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 12:26:35 PM »

Looking very majestic on the water Rob, you must be pleased with her and rightly so. :-))
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 06:44:01 PM »


Well a bit more time has elapsed, and here are two shots of HMS Bristol getting her bottom properly wet in Gloucester docks.  Very pleased with handling, stabilisers work a treat, so when she heels out a turn outer, push her up and inner pull her down, all done by simple linkage to the rudder bar.
Also as she was fastest ship in the fleet once, I opened her up and at full blast she is awesome.


Will try to keep this build up to date.


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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 07:14:20 PM »

As and when Rob. We all have non interesting things to do, so like you have to fit our hobbies in between 'stuff'.

She looks great  :}
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 02:59:28 PM »


A few shots showing Bristol as she is, still WIP though, started to fit all the loose items to the superstructure, so hopefully next sail it will lokk a bit more warship like  :}


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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 08:50:54 PM »

She has her turret, so she is definitly going to look warlike on the water! Interesting to see the side by side funnels. That is a blast from the past design wise. The last ships to have this arrangement (as far as I know) was the Insect class Gunboats with the Majestic pre dreadnoughts before that.

Lovely work Rob:O)

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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 05:26:42 PM »


Funnel arrangement dictated by the use of gas turbines and steam turbines, hence fastest ship in the fleet at one time, she also has a spiral staircase which is unusual, but for me the most important thing is she is the last survivor of the Task Force and she also is still a commissioned ship.




Another claim to fame is she once had a swimming pool on the aft deck, created when limbo mortar was removed, caused a few raised eyebrows from the Yanks when invited to a pool party on board {-) {-) {-)


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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 05:50:44 PM »

She has her turret, so she is definitly going to look warlike on the water! Interesting to see the side by side funnels. That is a blast from the past design wise. The last ships to have this arrangement (as far as I know) was the Insect class Gunboats with the Majestic pre dreadnoughts before that.

Lovely work Rob:O)


Intrepid and Fearless funnels.


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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 09:06:11 PM »

Ta for that Ned  :-))

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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 08:43:16 PM »


Intrepid and Fearless funnels.


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Strictly speaking the funnels of Intrepid and Fearless were not side by side.  %)
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 12:29:54 PM »

One on either side of the ship anyway %)


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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 02:41:28 PM »

One on either side of the ship anyway %)



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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 08:09:36 PM »

One on either side of the ship anyway %)


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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 05:05:07 PM »


Latest sailing with some superstructure added and the 1006 radar rotating and managed to get her up to speed and pleased to note the stabilisers actually do hold her steady

























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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2017, 05:48:28 PM »

She looking good Rob, what her turning radius like?
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2017, 08:28:31 PM »

She turns well within the area in the pictures and is about scale so v happy
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2017, 12:46:24 AM »

Nice Rob.........VERY nice :-))  Send me the original Hi-Res when you get a chance please.
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2017, 05:03:06 PM »


Bristol latest sailing, with all top hamper fitted, she is as solid as rock, well relived  :} :}










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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2017, 08:56:18 PM »

Looking very good Rob, careful though mate people will think you are ex matelot !
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2017, 09:29:06 PM »


Looking very good Rob, careful though mate people will think you are ex matelot !


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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2017, 08:18:55 PM »

Very sleek looking Rob.
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2017, 07:29:59 PM »


As she is looking today
































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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2017, 10:14:27 PM »

She is very modern looking  :-))
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2017, 04:47:16 PM »


She is very modern looking  :-))


Even though her parentage is linked to the ill fate CV-A01 carrier
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Re: HMS Bristol update
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »

Your deck planking is fantastic ! Lovely ship and great model.
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