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HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:54:25 PM »

Hello I have just started a new build of a 1/96 scale type 42 hms Liverpool,  I was originally going to build d89 hms exeter but after some research I preferred The later version with the phalanx and other mods , I have made a start on the main superstructure whilst I am waiting for the hull from Barry at sirmar I am
using the jecobin plans but it only shows the ship as she was in 1983 I want to do her in here last year's
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 09:58:38 PM »

Welcome to the forum David, and what a start you have made  :-)) The superstructure looks very crisp and clean. I cannot wait to see more.
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 08:12:29 PM »

Hello David, welcome to the forum, I'm also building a T42. Mines HMS York, one of the batch 3 versions in 1/72 scale. I have just started to build the superstructure and have been pondering over how to create the curve at the front of the superstructure, how did you tackle this on your build? regards jon
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 03:18:10 PM »

hello ,yes I have been watching your build looks superb. the curve on the superstructure wasn't as bad as I thought . this is what I did
first I traced the 2 sides and the upper deck and transferred them to 1.5mm sheet .then looking at the plan view of the ship on the plans I position the 2 sides with the deck on top of the plans
then in line with the straight sections of the bridge wings I cut a rectangle section and joined the 2 superstructure sides together then with the assembly back in position trace  the lower curve
and make a piece that goes back to the rectangle section and glue in place whilst it is sat on the plan . then if you look at the down on the plan on the upper deck you will see the upper curve
about 2mm in from the front of the bridge I did the same again . traced and made a piece and glued it to the underside of the deck and back to the rectangle section this gives you the angle
then I glued a 1mm section to the curves and filled the end curves in with squadron filler. it is much easier then it is to explain .look at radiojoes hams Coventry build that is what I copied
hope this helps
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 09:15:28 PM »

Running gear arived today from George sitek very nice
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 08:19:13 PM »

Bit more progress the bridge is quite a challenging shape had a few attempts before I was happy, next is the olimpus filters
Still struggling to find any detailed photos of the ship as it was in her final Configuration
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 08:34:10 PM »

That looks first class David.
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 11:34:59 PM »

Hello David I have been looking in on your build and as you say you are keen to build your model of HMS  Liverpool's as of her  final period in service.  If you wish I  may be able to help , you can always PM me.
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 03:34:15 PM »

Hi  David check out your e-mail  pictures sent.  I trust they will be of some help .
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »

Thanks David they are a great help
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018, 10:34:00 PM »

Hi David you are very welcome only to pleased to be of assistance .
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2019, 05:17:23 PM »

been a while since I posted , struggling to find close up detail and images of the ship as she was in here final years
had a go at the Olympus air intake ,added the phalanx platforms and some upper detail
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2019, 05:22:19 PM »

some more photos
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2019, 11:10:35 PM »

That is a fine piece of modelmaking David. The mesh is straight and looks to scale, and the details look right. Sometimes you just have to stop and catch your breath and then once ready get back on the saddle. I can't wait to see more  :-))
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 01:57:02 PM »

Good to see you back posting David. Nice progress Sir!! Very crisp detail.
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2019, 07:28:09 PM »

thanks for your comments guys. The masts where always going to be a challenge just finished the forward masts quite pleased with the results this is largely down to the tiny pots of mechanical solder and a dermal butane torch works great even down to 0.3 brass rod
would be impossible with a soldering iron
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2019, 08:39:45 PM »

There has been a run of very complex masts recently! That is excellent and made from nearly every type of material I can think of (Excepting a few, but still  :-))   )
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 01:24:22 PM »


HI v- nice work on this type 42 batch 2 isn't it ? where is the start of the build ? if you don't mind me askin as it would be nice to see it an is this a static display or sailin . please exscuse the questions as im a newbie on this forum an only just seen your build as im hopein to see more I like the type 42 as I have scratchbuilt 2 type 42 but batch 3 in 1/64 scale HMS YORK D98 an HMS EDINBURGH  D97  an they sailed brilliantly as they have a nice length an beam. B ut back to your build have you fitted an workin featuers  an I will be following your build now ive found it -very nice work  :-))
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2019, 09:41:44 PM »

Hello , I have started the build with the front superstructer whilst I was waiting for the hull and running gear  so I am going to continue building the
Superstructures before I start the hull , probably back to front I intend to make the model for sailing , hopefully make the 1022 radar rotate and some lighting
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2019, 10:34:01 PM »

Amazing detail work, even as a RAF Crab I can recognise many features from the Type 42 superbly recreated in miniature. And I was only the Edinburgh for 8 hours!
Itíll look brilliant when youíve finished.
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2019, 06:54:08 PM »

just finished the next sub assembly, there is quite a lot of detail in this part , the sirmar 1022 radar turned out better than I expected
I am going to get a 10rpm geared motor to rotate this so I have put a 3mm tube through the tower .
next I am going to get some paint on all these sub assembly's , I have decided to go with the matt light upper weatherworks grey as I think it looks better on smaller scale models than a semigloss finish and shows detail better when airbrushed finish   , James at  sovereign models now has 125ml tins of this , I am going to mix this with the 6 14ml tins I already have , so there should be enough to paint the whole model . there is nothing worse than painting half the model and running out of paint , then buying new paint only to find it is a different shade   
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 09:14:07 PM »


I know it's a kit, but there were so many occasions that the construction could have gone horribly wrong  %% It looks really straight and square. Its times like these that I think it is such a shame to paint over all that work.


Gorgeous work David.
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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2019, 09:30:41 PM »

just had the paint come from sovereign models , light weather works grey in matt finish looks really good much better in the 125ml tins
enough to paint the whole model
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2019, 04:15:21 PM »

Utterly superb David. Even slightly fuzzy, the detail is really special. I love the radar array and it's tower.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS LIVERPOOL BUILD
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2019, 07:58:08 PM »

been a while since I posted but made a bit more progress the scot dome platforms where a bit tricky
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