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Author Topic: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n  (Read 6765 times)

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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2018, 08:55:04 am »

November 2017


funnel tops and signal area/forward mast






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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2018, 01:28:28 pm »

November 2017


After Bulkhead


this took me a while to get right, it forms part of the Seaslug magazine bulkhead and loading area for the launcher, bu as per the plans i seam to have made it look the part for now

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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2018, 07:43:44 pm »

Seaslug Launcher


no way in the world i was going to build this, to far above my skill sets, i did add a few extra bits on to give it more life


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So Scale warship came to my rescue


added a few extra bits to give some life












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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2018, 07:54:52 pm »

In December i made up the Forward mast out of 0.5mm Plasticard amd more work on the signal deck/fwd funnel
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2018, 08:04:57 pm »

Signal deck


not my photo and this is HMS Hampshire



lol i even gave the area a wooden deck but as this photo shows it did not have one










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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2018, 11:10:02 pm »


Hi Kevin,


Welcome to the forum, and what a way to introduce yourself! I am enjoying your build log and appreciate the mixture of scratch built, Printed and Fibreglass parts. I expect the launcher would have been a long project in it's own right if scratch built. Is the printing medium a stronger material to fend off light bonks and bashes?


I look forward to your next instalment  :-))
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2018, 11:16:09 pm »

I am enjoying your built. She is huge. I work in 1/48th and can not imagine what she would be like there. Your Sea Slug launcher is spectacular. #D printing is making such a huge leap forward in this hobby, expensive, but the results are worth it. Great build, great effort, and she'll be an impressive best on the water.
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2018, 06:22:15 am »

Good morning everyone


Thank you for the comments


i doubt that my build will ever see water, and there are several reasons for this


at 83" long she will not fit in my car plus any cradle will make her longer


i have used MDF to build the structure up, and even though covered it would very quickly get damp, and heavy


BUt i have left open the opportunity that once completed i or someone could convert her to a water based build, after all the she will need some sort of running gear, just to be seen as a shelf mounted build
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2018, 06:26:13 am »

Hi Kevin,


Welcome to the forum, and what a way to introduce yourself! I am enjoying your build log and appreciate the mixture of scratch built, Printed and Fibreglass parts. I expect the launcher would have been a long project in it's own right if scratch built. Is the printing medium a stronger material to fend off light bonks and bashes?


I look forward to your next instalment  :-))




the launcher its self if held correctly is quite strong, i think it would be quite easily damaged if something was to knock it
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2018, 10:15:48 pm »

electrics


Bulkhead lights


i would like to put quite a lot into the build so as to learn what i can/cannot do, i am still learning how to solder, but everything i have done still works


having said that the bulkhead lights, bought from fleetscale  are not designed for what i want them for, in this this photo i drill,filed the backs of them out and glued them over a hole which contained a led, but as you can see there is a lot of escaping light, so the way ahead will be to make my own castings from resin and put a led directly into the resin (watch this space)


hanger lighting


i have done several attempts at this, and non of it is very pretty so will be done again, infact the whole of the hanger will perhaps have to be remade as it is a very tight fit to get the hanger roof on properly







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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2018, 10:29:33 pm »

finishing the main superstructure, apart from the bridge area
rightly or wrongly, i made the choice to build in mdf with a plastic covering, having made a mock up of everything in card, so it was a simple copying exercise wasnt it , WRONG, copying is fine if the card version was correct, this is where i found the plans very frustrating, the lines are very thick, to much detail is shown which hides detail that needs to be seen, so a few times the dremmel came out to change things














NOT MY PHOTO but shows the area that had to be corrected


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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2018, 06:47:20 am »

Early February 2018


at this stage most of the superstructure was in place and with a covering of plastic, the exception being the bridge module


i hope i have not missed any thing out, and if i have i have a full diary of everything done and happy to answer any questions



 
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2018, 07:05:35 am »

Deatailing


Hanger


yes there is some artistic licence, i have phots from the CCD site  http://countyclassdestroyers.co.uk/
but of the 8 hulls built, then split into 2 batches, they all had there own differences,


this after bulkhead was one of the big visual differences,  the tower on the right was only fitted to Fife, and was a replenishment at sea tower rig




hanger doors







i am having to learn lots of new ways of doing things, making grill and vents






the small vents come from a lovely gentleman who owns a company called modelling timbers http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/1.html


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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2018, 08:33:36 am »

as i bring my build up to date, here are a few things i have scratched so far


Seaslug RAS Rig,
















towed array winch










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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2018, 08:48:11 am »

March 2018


simulated non slip on the quarterdeck


the thought of doing this really put me off and kept finding ways to avoid it, but once i started it was quickly hooked and may have over done it









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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2018, 08:51:59 am »

so now that has brought me up to date, and will continue to post weekly, providing there is the interest out there to follow me on my HMS Fife build, thankyou for those who have already shown an interest


Presently i am trying to sort the bridge windows out and hope to have an update by Sunday night
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2018, 08:53:27 am »

Excellent work and the detail brings back fond memories, well done keep up the good work.  :-))
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2018, 09:02:36 am »

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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2018, 10:17:37 am »

Hello Kevin
very nice build . Some great modeling work .
I you seen these leds ,very small SMD 0402 1mm by 0.5mm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T0603WM-T0402-1206-Pre-soldered-micro-litz-wired-leads-SMD-Led-Mutil-color-20pcs/201482969362?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500662844008&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


Thanks for the link to the models timber shop . looks a great on line shop ,some real nice stuff .


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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2018, 11:42:33 am »

John thank you, not seen them before i will look into them in some detail, mine are still to big
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2018, 04:57:54 pm »

I have used them a lot . very good . Wire is a nightmare as its so small to see at at 0.5mm dia . I find two in series with a 5k ohm resistor works well on 12v


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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2018, 07:11:58 pm »


She's coming on a treat and love the anti slip work. It looks pretty neat.


I await your next update with glee  :}
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2018, 09:25:17 pm »

good evening everyone


thank you for the messages and comments


the Bridge was to be my last big module to complete, and i messed it up, the plans show two lower middle windows, but these were moved/hidden because of the Exocet blast defectors being in the way, just where they were moved to was where the module supports were, so i did not get a decent cut on them, so will either have to redo, or make them slightly larger






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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2018, 09:52:23 pm »

Hi Kevin


Thatís all part of the fun! For a few years on one of our projects we didnít know about a window on our Walton ASRL until a very clear photo was provided in a magazine which changed everything. We ended up rebuilding the superstructure but only because it was rubbish- it was a first model from 13 years ago!
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Re: Fleetscale 1/72 County Class Destroyer HMS Fife - Static - By kevin547n
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2018, 07:38:28 am »

Hi Kevin


Thatís all part of the fun! For a few years on one of our projects we didnít know about a window on our Walton ASRL until a very clear photo was provided in a magazine which changed everything. We ended up rebuilding the superstructure but only because it was rubbish- it was a first model from 13 years ago!


Nick i just had to go and find out whet a Walton ASRL was the jecobin plans are all i have for my main reference, there being no books, but have now got a nice selection of photo,s which show so much more







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