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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2020, 08:46:37 AM »

Definitly Colin. The effort to get all those tread bars laid out is a project in its own right! Did you slake the piece in white spirit afterwards to dissolve the glue to make removal easier or carefully ease it off with a knife?



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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2020, 07:00:16 PM »

Thanks everyone again for the kind comments. The technique is modified from an article by Norman Ough - I had been puzzling how to make this part and he describes a similar process. Would also recommend any of Brian King's books - lots of great techniques and advice. Plus this great forum of course!


Ian - I would normally soak in warm water + dish soap or white spirit to stop deforming the part, but in this case the heat of the soldering weakened the glue enough for it to peel straight off.


I've been trying to systematically move through the various 'sub-assemblies' to make some headway. The after superstructure has had similar treatment - rails and splinter plates added. The top rail in this case was wire rope to allow the top half of the stanchion to be folded out of the way. (the same is actually true on some of the areas of the pom-pom stand, but this will be hidden behind canvas).


Fittings are dry-fitted in approximate positions. The standard white metal and resin items are from Deans Marine. Smaller lockers/hatches from plasticard and litho plate. The small ammunition hatches are are punched from litho plate. Galley funnels soldered from brass tube (2 good ones of 6 attempts...) >:-o



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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2020, 08:00:30 PM »

Great progress James! Such simple looking things those galley chimneys, but deceptively so. Good job.
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2020, 06:55:59 AM »

very nice... 

Deans marine also have Galley funnels in there Fittings..  :-)) 
i have two on the Enchantress.. which i thikend up with plastic tubing..
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2020, 10:46:57 PM »

Stunning work James
The brass work is particularly worthy of note.
Keep up the excellent job. :-))
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2020, 04:49:50 PM »

Thanks again everyone - I should also say, as per Colin's post, I think almost all of the fittings for the O & P class are in the Deans range - given the similarity of the O's to the JKNs and V class. If anyone is thinking of building a similar ship.


Again trying to systematically move through the sub-assemblies, I've been adding a bit of detail to the bridge. Most of this is based on photos/plans of Onslow and Oribi, or 'filled in' from photos of similar RN ships. Various 'greebles' added from plastic section, brass wire & scrap airfix kit bits.






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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2020, 06:31:42 PM »

Once again youíve done a stunning job James :-))
Which plans are you using as your detailing is second to none. Very admirable workmanship.
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2020, 05:09:35 AM »

yupÖ must agree with nick...

beautiful..  :-))
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2020, 09:22:50 PM »

Thanks Nick & Colin


I'm using the maritime museum 'as fitted' plans - these show a lot of the general fittings (eg. torpedo sights, compass repeater), the rest of the detail is added from photos - there are some good pictures of Onslow and Oribi in dock in the 'Ensign' publication, and also on the IWM website. There are also some good bridge photos of Kelvin and some of the 'R' class on IWM. Some of the detail is 'filled in' based on related ships eg. where a bridge officer is inconveniently standing in the way of the fitting you want to see. Or where a fitting is standard. eg the controls beneath the torpedo sight. I don't agree with completely 'making stuff up' but it's to give the idea that something useful is there as looking at photos the insides of the bridge walls always seem to be covered in boxes, dials and tubes. 


Would also recommend looking at John Haynes' models of HMS Starling and an S class destroyer, and E J Foeth's 'On the slipway' blog about HMS Hood which has lots of great stuff on RN detail work. 
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2020, 10:33:53 PM »

Hi James


Thanks for the information, Iíve been using some NMM plans for my Manxman build but they arenít as detailed as some that Iíve got on other vessels. I want to add generic detail that I know should be there and Iíve got some fantastic photos of one of the Abdiels being scrapped but they only show certain areas. We all know vessels of this era had loads of deck and superstructure clutter! Iíll check out the builds by John and the Hood blog.
Keep safe and happy modelling :-))
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2020, 10:43:57 PM »

Another gorgeous model progressing well. Keep up the good work James  :-))
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2020, 10:22:08 PM »

I managed to miss the Deans Open weekend but a trip to Peterborough last week allowed me to collect some bits needed to finish the torpedo tubes...


Based on the drawings in John Lambert's 'Naval Weapons of WW2' - volume 1. The tubes are aluminium, ends filed & sanded to get the right angle. Details are added from brass wire & litho plate. Assembled onto plasticard baseplate. The impulse chambers & loading doors are Deans Marine fittings. The various wheels & triggers are added from photo etch, micro strip etc. (Deans destroyer detail etch set). These would be used to set running depth, angle etc. and also to lock the torpedoes in the tubes until firing (all annotated in John Lambert's drawings, for those interested). The spray shield (Dalek like bit) contained the firing controls, again a Deans resin part modified slightly to match the one on the emergency destroyer quadruple tubes.


Just need to make the 'fish' now...



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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2020, 11:05:33 AM »

Looks more like the head of a robotic minion - or bender (futurama)
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2020, 08:54:38 AM »

Hmm probably a minion! That must be why all my tools keep going missing...
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2020, 01:49:25 PM »

Nice  :-))
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2020, 02:50:46 PM »

That is an extremely well detailed Quad Launcher. :-)) ........]so even whilst such equipment is deck mounted, such Launchers categorized as Below Water Weapons ....hence my knowledge of such was rather limited, except that the air launch pressures were rather high even for a vessel such as HMS Onslow]


I enjoy viewing each post of your build


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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2020, 02:21:17 PM »

Beautiful work. So much detail. You are achieving the cluttered look! :-))
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