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HMS Leviathan
« on: February 07, 2021, 11:04:27 pm »

looking for something to build while parts for Victorious are being produced and Queen Elizabeth is waiting for better weather.
Decided to use a bit of modelling licence and adapt with a mock story my version of Glynn Guests HMS Goliath.  As you can see I have named her Leviathan, this was an actual carrier built and launched as part of the majestic class, which were basically Colossus class upgraded.  She was never fitted out and eventually scrapped.  So the story, RN wanted another carrier of Colossus class, so one more was ordered and it took the name Leviathan, she took part with Eagle in the Suez air strikes, this allows me to use Westland Wyvern which I think is a mean looking aircraft and did actually take part in the Op.
Building is following the typical GG build, but with a few tweaks, the stern is pulled in tighter to give the deck overhang, twin props will be fitted, and all the weapons are Shapeways, I will fit as much work features as possible, but definitely sound, and lights, toyed wit the idea of water vapour smoker ,but looking at the output they are far from ideal as it looks more like a missile launch, we shall see.  Hull is balsa and hard wood plus liteply, Island will be plastic card, hull will be covered in fibreglass tissue.  So far its fun as a lot of it can be safely constructed indoors with the messy bits going to the artic survey station (garage)  Hope you like and I will post more as she progresses.
The first image shows the size of the w/t doors against 20p

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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 08:02:02 am »

HI Bob WELL WOW another carrier  so that 3 you have on the go an you building on the bed my missus would give me marchin orders lol an how long an beam ? an any pics of the real thing of how far it got built before it was scrapped ?
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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 09:58:44 am »

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There was a large board during building, and to be honest, not to much mess this way, but messy jobs were done outside.
 Picture of Leviathan, she sat there for a few years, sold her engines to the Dutch to be used on Karel Dorman then scrapped
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 10:10:06 am »

cor what a waste Bob they cant waste money fast enough as she looks like hermes an she was very usefull in 1982
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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 08:54:14 pm »

Some more work on Leviathan, hull shape is about there, modified stern, the Island i have decided to build in plastic, and the first of the Wyvern air group has visited.  Next week will be hopefully fitting the prop shafts.


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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 09:24:43 pm »

Just dropped in on this one and it is looking good so far.
I see what you mean about the Wyvern aircraft - real mean looking.


... and I like your reference to the Arctic survey station - very appropriate  {-) .


Looking forward to seeing more on your build.


Regards,
Ray.
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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 11:29:12 pm »

Capital vessels in a Glynn Guest style ( well big enough to be technically!) nice to see Rob.
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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 09:56:21 am »

HI Bob  lookin good with the aircraft on the deck but how big is she lenght an beam an what scale im followin on this build very good work this
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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 04:12:10 pm »

Chris
Just under 4 foot length and 6" beam, scale 1/144, just got some of those nano led you mentioned, just right scale for this model, if I can see them  {-)


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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 09:48:20 pm »

Latest on Leviathan
Island basic shape done and bridge lighting installed, only red light as no point in having white light as you would really only be aware of it either tied up at harbour or if you were on the bridge itself, less wiring as well ;) Flight deck lights will be 2mm led running from 3 V so no resistors to clutter up space.


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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 07:20:18 am »

HI Bob she's comin on an only 4ft long  an 6 " beam looks a lot bigger than that though in the pics  an in 1/144 scale must have been a small carrier in real as my nimitz was in 1/144 SCALE an that was nr 9ft long an these 3v 2mm led's you say they dont need a resistor  on them hav'nt seen them before all mine need a resistor could you please tell me where you got them ?  an a close up pic of one please Bob an these  2mm leds are they SMD led's ?
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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 10:32:58 am »




Hi Chris, normal 3 volt LED powered by 3 volts or less, so no need for resistor, I also have 3 volt LED running at 12 volt using a resistor, horses for courses, it made making and planning the deck lights so much easier..  As you can see the power is below 3 volts and the bulb is glowing nicely.


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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 12:20:43 pm »

OK Cheers Bob yea i see what you mean but thats not the SMD led's that i use mine have wires off them an a resistor too but great work push on i'll be watching  all best chris
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Re: HMS Leviathan
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 01:07:49 pm »

Chris
Yes these are just standard LED but a nice shape, I have the Nano led but they are to small for this. I do have them in the island though




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