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1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« on: January 28, 2017, 06:21:09 pm »


I bought this semi kit of the Arleigh Burke class before Christmas and progress has been good up to now, the Fleetscale hull is 2.1mtr length, the superstructure is a Sintra construction and all the fittings are from APC models in Australia,  if anyone is interested in the build I shall post some pictures as I progress, here are a few to start.....

































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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 07:09:46 pm »

Oh yes please, looking forward to seeing this build!  :-))
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 09:11:43 pm »

For a modern day style of warship with flat sides and the like, she is an attractive ship. I look forward to seeing more of your build  :-))
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 12:48:21 pm »


Superb lines.   :-))    Looking forward to fitting out.

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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 07:18:33 pm »



No too much done today except some work on the bridge section and trying to sort the best way of access for the aft section, not sure whether to have the aft missile launching area as a one piece removal or with access hatch?

For some reason pictures won't load, will try again shortly..


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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2017, 08:30:03 pm »


Superb so far shippers. I have the same hull and I am currently doing my research but I am struggling to find running gear for her...might I ask where you sourced yours?


 I have 2 sources so far, one who can make me props, one can make props and shafts but none that can supply A frames, rudders etc.


 Keep the pics coming  :-))


I wonder, what is Sintra like to work with and what is it like for bonding, shaping etc.?
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 03:05:07 pm »

Adam


The running gear came from Fleetscale, I believe they can source these from another manufacturer.


The Sintra is a good material to work with, basically the same material as plasticard but lighter, only downfall with the Sintra is that it is softer so if you dig your thumbnail in it will make an imprint, I will carry on and finish the main superstructure but in the future I will be building a separate one in plasticard.....
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 11:18:18 pm »


Adam


The running gear came from Fleetscale, I believe they can source these from another manufacturer.


The Sintra is a good material to work with, basically the same material as plasticard but lighter, only downfall with the Sintra is that it is softer so if you dig your thumbnail in it will make an imprint, I will carry on and finish the main superstructure but in the future I will be building a separate one in plasticard.....


 :-))  Thanks Russell, much appreciate that.


Looks great, look forward to seeing more.
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 06:56:42 pm »

I have now sorted all the access hatches to the hull and happy with that, I was originally going to fix the main structure lower half as a solid piece but decided to have the whole unit as a lift off piece, hanger doors fixed in position, bridge more or less finished/fettled so ready for some warm weather to finish the primer...


https://imgur.com/gallery/KyzDj
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2017, 07:06:23 pm »

Apologies, I thought the pictures would appear but it's only posted the link, what is the best picture posting programme to use? (Photo bucket keeps crashing...)
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 08:16:42 pm »

I use Imageshack and pay a small fee for unlimited hosting. There is a limited free storage facility with them I think. Set your photo size to 800x600 and you will have reasonable sized images. have a look at my topic on HMS M19 in the warships room for reference.

I had a look and like what I see  O0
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 09:01:29 pm »

Thanks for that, let's see if it works for me?










































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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2017, 09:15:55 pm »

Not bad  :-)) You should be able to get larger images if you select the size in the download box as the images download. There is a dropdown at the top with size options and I go for 600x800 or thereabouts which gives you a good size which i hope isn't too large for
Martin's bandwidth.

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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 08:55:02 pm »

Its been a while since I posted any update pictures so here are a few showing the progress...
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 08:57:49 pm »

A couple more...
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2017, 09:12:53 pm »


Here are a couple of close ups of the radar arrays I forgot to post prior to the primer going on.



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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2017, 10:51:05 pm »

Russel......your Raytheon CIWS looks very crisp :-)) ......is it a 1/72 kit?......

They are spectacular during use.... a gun goes crack/bang..... a missile launcher goes woooshbang.....CIWS goes provides bursts of quickly orchestrated ratatattat.........until the incoming foe is vanquished....& bang....& at very close quarters  :o

Obviously you will have another for the stern.........

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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2017, 09:07:47 am »

Thanks Derek, yes the fittings are from Allan Pew in Australia..
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2017, 01:10:00 pm »

Coming alone nicely. I get to Bath several times a year. It is especially exciting during the summer as they leave the assembly building doors open and the road runs right past, allowing one to see in. The hull sections are seen end on with all the decks, tanks, plumbing and electrical runs exposed. I still am amazed that all connects and works. I will try to post some photos from my next trip down.
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2017, 10:22:15 pm »

Decided to plough on with the build and try finish it before I start on the next build, thought I would try to finish off below the waterline..
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2017, 10:51:02 pm »

She is coming along really well and do like the CIWS and other details that make an otherwise modern angular ship attractive.
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Re: 1/72 USS Winston S Churchill
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2017, 10:57:45 pm »

Looking good....with the size of the SONAR dome %)....they could hear sardines swimming in Norway.....just keep it turned on to Active Mode so to avoid Japanese container vessels O0......

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