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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2021, 05:50:11 pm »

That looks fantastic James
Obviously thinking on the same wavelength as Iíve just bought some silicon and resin moulding kit for my projects as I thought it was time Iíd have a go.
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2021, 06:02:02 pm »

James,


One little tip I use too degas the silicon is to place the mould on a base plate,  then I use a old power sander to vibrate the mould for a few mins.
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2021, 07:51:23 pm »

A few small updates - ticking off the long list of small jobs.


1. - Dry fit of most of the parts on the bow - bullnose & fairleads are from Deans marine, the small eye plates are from the Deans destroyer photoetch set.


2. - Making the mushroom vents - (or maybe waffles for the crew) - I think there are 7 different types of various square/round/curved ones - made up from evergreen tube & square section. The curved ones on the superstructure sides were cast in resin. The grilles were added from photoetch sheet (4D modelshop)


3. - more progress on the bridge showing vents & lockers, resin cast denton raft in approx position


4. - A few details on the bridge - the anti-submarine hut in the centre of the bridge had warped over time (too much glue I think) so I re-made this.
- Added the covers to the air look out positions on the rear corners of the bridge, these are removable so I can still get the ALO sights in once painted. These covered positions seem unique to the O&P class so maybe were discarded as a bad idea! - I think the covers must have folded back to allow spotting aircraft.
- On previous models I find that the supporting struts under the signal deck are the first thing to snap off so I added some 1mm internal dia tubes (Albion alloys from Deans Marine) to the main deck to receive the struts. The overlap is less than a millimetre to avoid the bridge structure getting 'locked' on but it's enough to protect from any collisions.


5. - After superstructure showing some of the larger mushroom vents in position. I also ground the escape hatches off the side of the hull moulding and replaced with a resin casting for a bit more detail (visible directly above the stand cradle).


The main parts remaining now are the armament & fire control position, am looking into getting a lathe so waiting until then to get these done. And the ships boats which are another problem altogether...


Hope this is of interest!


James   



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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2021, 08:41:14 pm »

Hi James


As always- a stunning update of a brilliant build. The quality is fantastic. Always look forward to your updates.
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2021, 08:59:55 pm »

Thanks Nick ! It's keeping me out of trouble in lockdown...


Another small update - I managed to snap my last micro-drill bit over the long Easter weekend but another box arrived a few days ago to get this done,


Dry fit of parts on the stern:
- I've added in the splinter plates at the deck edge, these are pinned in with 0.5mm brass wire for strength.
- I made the d/c handling davits from brass rod. I also soldered some anchoring pins onto the d/c rails as they will have to come off with the tiller hatch if access is needed.
- Added the propeller guards and small fairleads, the larger fairlead at the stern is for towing according to the plans.

More to follow!



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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #55 on: April 28, 2021, 08:36:34 pm »

Some more details added to the mast -
Crow's nest made up from litho plate, frames below for the steaming light and signalling lights below. I'm not exactly sure of the detail here as not shown on the plans but this is a best guess from photographs of the Onslow and also the J/K/N class destroyers which seem to be much better documented.


The type 286 radar on the top of the mast is soldered up from brass wire, again I don't have scale drawings of this but dimensions are estimated by comparing to other structures of a known size on photos.


Still a few bits to add on but some progress made!
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #56 on: April 28, 2021, 09:11:02 pm »

More excellent brasswork being done here - looking very neat.


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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2021, 11:44:10 pm »

I agree, that is becoming a really finely wrought model James. You are really pushing your skills and approach to new techniques with Onslow. You will be scratch building next, it's only a small jump from super detailing IMHO. The mast is gorgeous.



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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2021, 05:23:09 am »

Stunning work as always James. Iím getting back into some building again after a couple of months of not being able or simply not feeling the love.
Your brass work is brilliant and you really are improving with each model.
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2021, 09:28:11 am »

James


Beautiful work, but shouldnít the yardarms be in front of the mast?


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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2021, 09:51:19 am »

Thanks everyone for the comments, I've been trying to improve my soldering/ metal work. I would like to try to do a full scratch build next - thinking about a few RN subjects...


As you say Nick the enthusiasm comes in patches - might focus on another project for a bit as the next step are the armament & boats, which I want to do a really good job on.


Re: the yardarms - yes they should be in front! No idea how I missed that, obviously a long day at the office  %% . Fortunately this was just a dry fit - the upper mast is not glued into the lower tube yet to make fitting the lights easier so easily fixed!
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2021, 10:13:45 am »

You did it deliberately to see if you could catch us out! :-)) {-)
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2021, 10:15:44 pm »

 {-) {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #63 on: May 03, 2021, 05:53:26 pm »


In the words of Captain Mainwaring - "I was wondering who would be the first to spot that"

- Sorted out now, the support brackets for the radar array had been superglued on so I left the upper part of the assembly in nail varnish remover (don't tell the C in C Home Fleet) until they came off and then cleaned off the glue residue before sticking back on the right way round. Also added on the support bases for the various mast lights.

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Re: HMS Onslow 1:96
« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2021, 08:15:06 pm »

I think the C in C Home fleet would be happy enough if it meant his masts worked properly! Given the many different fluids and chemicals used back then that we can't get hold of, or are not even made due to their toxicity, Acetone isn't bad.
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