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HMS Glorious 1917
« on: June 27, 2021, 11:03:42 pm »

Hi everyone


Been a bit of a while since I did any form of build log especially during lockdown and both Invincible and Albatross stalled. It hasnít helped that my Mum suffered badly from Covid and I was stuck in isolation for over a month but recently Iíve suffered from work related problems including being stabbed in the back by a Hercules MLG door mechanism system! Nasty gouge and I also suffered from side effects from the Covid jab! Invincible will start again very soon now that the long term project of the brass Tribal rebuild for a family friend has been returned today. Albatross is a challenge that Dad is struggling with due to its smallness so he has wanted to build a large hull which suits his abilities. So Albatross has been passed to me for my workplace work bench once the LST is finished off as it can sit on my back seat very comfortably.
So Dad wanted a big hull to build and my new acquisition of Bobís CVA-01 meant that a 8ft+ hull can now fit into the van I gave him the plans of HMS GloriousÖ but wait there is a twist! Most people will heard of Glorious as the aircraft carrier that was sunk in 1940 by Scharnhorst but this is Glorious as built- a Large Light Cruiser! Well thatís the propaganda that the RN managed to pull off to build a Light Battlecruiser! So in 1/96 scale she will be 8ft 2 inches long with two twin 15inch gun turrets she looks glorious (excuse the pun :D ).
So watch this space for a beast of huge proportions and grace.

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2021, 11:26:25 pm »

Sounds like you've had a really rough time of things Nick but good to know you're still around.


This is some beast of a model you're going to be producing - looking forward to seeing your progress reports  O0


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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2021, 11:30:38 pm »


Happy ... the rest of 2021 Nick ?!     {:-{













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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2021, 11:48:50 pm »

Thanks Ray and Martin


I thought 2021 was going to be better than 2020 but unfortunately no, and with the car deciding that it didnít like itís brake pads anymore on Friday made it worse! It was like driving a formula 1 car with hot brakes! Smoke and flames. Hopefully got them fixed today, I had hoped to visit Sir Klunk at Wings and Wheels but the car unfortunately took priority. The beast is something Iíve wanted to build since I started to build model boats and was the second set of NMM plans I bought from Greenwich. The nicknames that were given to them made me want to build them- Curious, Spurious, and Outrageous! Such an odd vessel which did engage the German Imperial Navy in 1917 during the second battle of Heligoland Bight. The entire battle was a farce but was the only time the Ďlight battlecruisersí fired in anger.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 10:08:00 am »

Nick, sorry to hear about your problems. I think it is true that a lot of us have found 2021 to date worse than 2020 in some respects and we have lost some good friends too but being stabbed in the back by a Herc seems particularly unlucky!

Glorious will be an interesting project and an unusual modelling subject. At that size your Dad will have to consider the same issues that the original builders did in constructiing the long thin shallow hull. As you no doubt know, the Captain of Courageous managed to bend the front of his ship up in bad weather and both vessels had to be fitted with additional strengthening.

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 10:18:43 am »

Nick
Certainly been in the wars, but things can only get better.
Strange world with you posting this as last night I just finished John Wintons book, Lif and death of a carrier., if you have not read it it is  fascinating and it gives a good idea of the problems at the t time, RN and RAF etc.
Stop upsetting herky Birds and take care.


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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 10:59:06 am »

 
" ... stabbed in the back by a Hercules MLG door mechanism system ..."

   ..... BTW, is the Herc recovering OK?   %)
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 11:10:19 am »

Hi guys


Thanks for the kind comments- yes Herky-bird ZH866 is recovering well after a few words with her! :}
I wonít share the pictures of the wound as itís a bit of a mess but has started to heal nicely. Fingers crossed that everything starts to play ball from now on. Iím on the night shift this week so Iím currently helping Dad to set up the work bench for the Ďbeastí and luckily it fits the area.
See what you thinkÖ

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2021, 05:05:19 pm »

Keep safe Nick and take it easy  :-))
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2021, 04:23:36 pm »

Blimey, that's going to be a big one! I actually quite like the Glorious ships as they have a pleasing profile. Hmm two 15" turrets, plenty of room to get them working?


Sorry for all your trials and hope you and your family recover soon.


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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2021, 05:24:52 pm »

Well Dad is getting on with the Glorious already! A phone call this afternoon he has confirmed that the keel and two basic frames have been cut out!
If only I could get him trained to use a smart phone to send some pictures- like me youíll have to wait until Friday morning for them.


Hi Geoff


Weíve improved a lot thanks and the modelling blues have gone away and weíve come back fully motivated again. Work and illness definitely didnít help but thankfully everyone is okay now. Hope you are okay- I send you a PM on the forum.
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2021, 11:28:08 pm »

What a wonderful and interesting project! Was it the TZoli art work that hooked you? It is quite an elegant design. I especially like the twin flying off platforms, fore and aft. Please keep the pictures coming.
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2021, 11:53:00 pm »

Hi Akira


She is a stunning shape and we have always liked the lines of the ship. I actually found the original in one Iíd RA Burtís books on British battleships and the long hull with two turrets certainly appealed and the non-planked deck was the other!
Pictures are coming on Friday- I must admit Iím looking forward to seeing the progress myself :-))
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Re: HMS Glorious 1917
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2021, 10:05:10 am »

Hi everyone


Iíve just walked into the work shed and found this! I was so impressed I put Invincible along side to show the difference in length-31 inches! Dad will be making some intermediate frames between the ones currently made to allow for rigidity and strength.
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2021, 11:27:12 am »


Well that should make your back feel better!   :-))
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2021, 12:01:27 pm »

Hi everyone


Update on the hull build so farÖ


More frames, keel marked out and slowly being shaped. Definitely more of a cruiser hull than a battleship/battlecruiser hull- very sleek! :-))
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2021, 08:21:41 pm »

You are going to need a bigger pond  {-)
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2021, 08:28:42 pm »

Looks good there  :-))
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2021, 08:35:24 pm »

Hi Phil


Extension coming next year for your straight runners  ;)


Hi Colin


Iím impressed every Friday Iíve walked through the shed door to see the progress- itís actually smaller than I expected but thatís down to the beam and draught being less than Invincible!
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2021, 04:06:58 pm »

Hi Nick, look forward to seeing this creation, unusual but a pretty hull and lines.
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2021, 11:13:16 pm »

Hi Dave


She certainly is a pretty vessel with graceful lines- the weird thing is despite being 8ft 2 inches long she lack actual bulk compared to battleships and earlier battlecruisers- she is definitely more of a cruiser than a capital ship of the era. I keep looking at her thinking about the aircraft carrier conversion and canít believe they managed to get a flight deck on her! The beam is narrow compared to her length.
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2021, 12:28:58 pm »

Probably because she lacked the armour plate of a vessel of the line, so she did not need the beam to support all that extra weight. As a carrier I think her decks were wood at first, could be wrong, but she lacked the 3" armoured decks off the latter purpose built carriers, shame she was wasted due to lack of proper aircraft management. But as I was saying an unusual vessel to model and I think she will look absolutely Glorious on the lake at Wicksteed.
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2021, 04:01:08 pm »

More updates on the build. The bows have been shaped into the traditional RN shape for WW1 and the stern has been Ďsharpenedí to create the the early cruiser shape. Measuring up the prop shaft lengths- these might be the longest ones we have had to order. Strangely enough the prop diameter is exactly the same as Invincibleís so we know that they will propel the beast along.
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2021, 05:32:35 pm »

High Nick, meant to say there was a programme a few years back, about how she came to be caught out alone except for two destroyers, which both were sunk, though one managed to get a torpedo hit.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2021, 07:55:12 pm »

Even more progress has been made on Glorious. At the cease of play today it had changed again with glue being added to start permanently attaching the frames/bulkheads to the keel. Dad is working out the hull sheeting and where the quarterdeck break is.
The elegance of the hull lines are starting to appear and I donít think she will be a slouch!
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