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HMS Glory
« on: July 02, 2021, 08:37:36 pm »

I thought I should share the latest project with everyone.... HMS Glory 1/72 scale



A bit of Background of the real ship, 1942 the admiralty decided to build some carriers, using non naval practices but easier to build. The plan was to get the carriers built quickly for service with the British Pacific Fleet whilst bigger fleet carriers came online as such the ships had a designed life expectancy of 3 years or to the end of WW2 which ever was sooner.
the 1942 design ended up in 2 classes the Colossus and Majestic Class.
the 1st ship entered service in 1944 and the last ship retired in 2001 (yeah 3 years they said!!  ;D ). only 2 managed to serve in WW2 Colossus and Glory, others served in British, Austrailian, Canadian, Dutch, French, Brazilian, Argintinian and Indian Navies.
They were modernised constantly through their life span too, some even ending up with angled flight decks.


HMS Glory, took the Japanese surrender of Hong Kong.
After the war she wasn't sold off but laid up and the newer carriers coming out the shipyards took the lead as the British carrier force were overhauled and repaired after the battles they had been through. On the outbreak of Korea Britain sent the light fleet carriers into action and HMS Glory was reactivated. However, although her sister ships had all been upgraded, Glory didn't so went to Korea still as fitted for WW2 with quad pom-pom guns and single bofors.


The model... I managed to acquire the hull for the carrier, with the deck moulded on and the basic superstructure mouldings from a small company in England. After doing the deal I had to then tell the wife and make some space. I sold some hulls etc that were just gathering dust and told the good lady I had bought a new boat and I had got rid of others to make space (BIG gold star to me). fast forward a few weeks and its the day of delivery, I get a call at work... You said its a model, the delivery man said its a [insert bad word] canoe!! got home to a rather quiet wife... so after some fast talking I managed to sooth things over.....


the model has a length of 115" and approximately 18" wide.
it will have a complement of Hawker Sea Fury's, Fairey Firefly's and also a US Navy S-51 helicopter, that were embarked during Korea.














The last picture i managed to convince the good lady to hold it to see the size, she is 5'9" tall...
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2021, 08:40:27 pm »

Piccies no working <:( <:(   

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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2021, 08:42:05 pm »

Piccies no working <:( <:(


I HATE GOOGLE Photos!!!  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


I dont know what it is it keeps changing I can see them ok on the laptop but not on my phone
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2021, 08:46:28 pm »















what about now??
using another host site
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2021, 08:51:02 pm »

My Kayak is 13 ft long , How long is that !!

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2021, 08:53:43 pm »

My Kayak is 13 ft long , How long is that !!


its 9'7" so your kayak is bigger
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2021, 08:55:48 pm »

Just., yours will look better when finished..

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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2021, 09:03:55 pm »

Just., yours will look better when finished..


a sheet of ply and some planes..... you too could have a carrier  ok2 {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2021, 09:05:23 pm »

 ;)

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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2021, 10:47:32 pm »

And I thought the CVA-01 was big- the Glory is 9 inches longer!
Canít wait to see the build of this beast :-))
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2021, 04:28:13 pm »

I a not sure if your wife was laughing behind her hand or groaning!


That looks like a winner Gingyer!
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2021, 07:32:36 pm »

HI Ginger remember me Boatman on warships -uk  as i built my NIMITZ carrier in 1/144 scale an that was big so your carrier in comin on gigantic an why your missus hiding up ?


chris :-))
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2021, 10:24:45 pm »

Thanks guys, it is a bit of a beast.
We worked out the weight recently and reckon it will be about 45kg when ballasted  :o


I think the wife was thinking more of if he thinks he has time to build this I better review the list or things I need done around the house
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2022, 04:54:17 pm »


Hi all a quick update for the build so far....its been slow due to work commitments


good news was I managed to get a ballast test done.. had to clear the ice to do it... I used some black insulation tape to give me a guide to where the waterline should be.








the ballast came to approx 80Lbs  %% %% 


I have also been working on the stern and portside gantry openings and boxing those out.











everything is taped into position just now, then i can remove them and start detailing each section.
as you can see there is a good bit of work still to be done on the hull, the sponsons are pretty rough and need some attention.
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2022, 05:57:59 pm »

Gingyer


Will your ballast be removable ? so it makes it easy to transport the model ?




Cutout look good.
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2022, 07:36:59 pm »

Thanks


Iím using square shaped sash weights so they sit flat in the hull
And can slide easily in and out the hull as required.
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2022, 09:06:31 pm »

HI Ginger will there be anymore warship shows up in glassgow now as you used to have some crackin shows
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2022, 07:15:21 am »

HI Ginger will there be anymore warship shows up in glassgow now as you used to have some crackin shows
chris b


Chris, I wish I could say yes but there is some serious redevelopment work happening in the park.
Until that is done we couldnít guarantee the space we once had would be available.


Itís a few years behind schedule so time will tell what the park will be at the end up.
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2022, 09:48:08 pm »

Lovely work Gingyer! She'll shape up to be a fine model. the 40pounds of ballast will be fun, but using sash weights is a good idea. Are they new or second hand?
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2022, 10:32:00 pm »

This is an exciting build. Keep the post coming! :}2
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2022, 09:02:51 pm »

Thanks for the comments  :-))


I bought brand new sash weights
As most of the ones I found in scrapyards were cylindrical
But the ones I got were square bar so would sit perfectly in the hull
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2022, 04:05:49 pm »

I had Glory out for a proper sail to check the motors etc since last time the pond was covered in Ice.
in the video the motors are at about 30% power so no need to worry...


https://i.imgur.com/WK8RE9n.mp4

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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2022, 05:40:19 pm »

Hi Colin


She looks fantastic sailing rather majestically, she look phenomenal when completed  :-))
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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2022, 07:42:30 pm »

Thanks Nick,
Itís definitely got a presence and sits really well on the water.
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Re: HMS Glory
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2022, 11:59:26 pm »

Was fun watching the wake ripples fade out when the ship stopped.Bet there are some one inch tall plastic people already looking forward to feeling the wind across the flight deck.
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