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jonggd

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2023, 06:49:45 pm »

I've not posted an update for a while, other commitments this summer have resulted in the build taking a back seat. Now the winter evenings are with us I'm finding more time to continue the build, so thought I would share a few pictures showing the (slow) progress I've made recently.


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In the Dockyard...
1/128 HMS Warspite - QE Class Battleship
1/72 HMS Campbeltown - T22 Class Frigate
1/72 HMS Apollo - T12I Leander Class Frigate
1/72 HMS York - T42 Batch 3 Destroyer

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1/72 HMS Duncan - T45 Destroyer

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2023, 07:20:00 pm »

The shell of the 4.5" Gun House with the facated shaped sides looks  :-)) ....

Pretty sure that during action, this a totally unmanned Gun House, with ETS Sailers involved in loading operations only, below deck
Even the Gun Captain is remotely located in the FCS [Fire Control Systems] Center

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2023, 09:03:26 pm »

That's looking really good!

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2023, 10:42:21 pm »

So much detail, even for a supposedly low signature vessel. Super work!
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2023, 10:43:05 pm »

The shell of the 4.5" Gun House with the facated shaped sides looks  :-)) ....

Pretty sure that during action, this a totally unmanned Gun House, with ETS Sailers involved in loading operations only, below deck
Even the Gun Captain is remotely located in the FCS [Fire Control Systems] Center

Derek


Hi Derek, You are right the gun is unmanned and loads automatically. This 4.5-inch gun is a very old design originating back to the 1930s and the Mark 8 version fitted to the T45 was first fitted to the T21 (Amazon Class) frigates of the early 1970s, as well as HMS Bristol, the only T82 built. It has a lower rate of fire compared to the US Navy gun but has been retained by the RN for so long due to its reliability and is generally less susceptible to jamming in action. The RN went through a phase of building ships without a gun, the early T22 frigate for example. It was expected that missiles would be the main weapon, but the Falklands War changed the thinking, as shore bombardment was required and the 4.5" proved to be ideal for this. After the batch 1 T22, all RN ships (Frigates/Destroyers) have been fitted with this gun.
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1/128 HMS Warspite - QE Class Battleship
1/72 HMS Campbeltown - T22 Class Frigate
1/72 HMS Apollo - T12I Leander Class Frigate
1/72 HMS York - T42 Batch 3 Destroyer

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1/72 HMS Duncan - T45 Destroyer

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2023, 06:23:00 am »


My last involvement with a 4.5" mount was a Mark 6 Vickers twin, during the refit of HMAS Paramatta [DE 46] in ~~1988??.......

The gun house Mantlett arc plates were coated with a product termed as Perddite-X [a dark grey film of what would now term as 'Teflon'....these were sealed on each edge, plus top & bottom with sewn leather bladder tubes which were imported from UK.........but when drawn from Naval Stores required a week soaking in Neatsfoot oil to soften before installation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neatsfoot_oil

These sealing tubes only required 15PSI inflation to keep heavy rain water out of the mount house, but in heavy seas, the mounts were trained away from the oncoming storm or heavy weather


The ETS Sailors below around the rotating magazine & shell hoists wore rain-coats during action  {-)

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2024, 07:48:48 pm »

Not much progress on the build, started a new job and this does not leave me much spare time. The build continues at a slower pace, but hope to have her finished for the spring. A few pictures showing some of the work, nearly finished the Heli-deck netting and started to add the hand rails, and a few other details.
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1/128 HMS Warspite - QE Class Battleship
1/72 HMS Campbeltown - T22 Class Frigate
1/72 HMS Apollo - T12I Leander Class Frigate
1/72 HMS York - T42 Batch 3 Destroyer

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1/72 HMS Duncan - T45 Destroyer

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2024, 02:33:49 pm »

Finally Finished the T45, a few pictures of the finished model.
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1/128 HMS Warspite - QE Class Battleship
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1/72 HMS Apollo - T12I Leander Class Frigate
1/72 HMS York - T42 Batch 3 Destroyer

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1/72 HMS Duncan - T45 Destroyer

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2024, 02:36:32 pm »

And a few more.
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1/72 HMS Duncan - T45 Destroyer

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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2024, 02:46:30 pm »

Superb detail  :-))  & lots of it!  O0


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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2024, 03:14:51 pm »

Jonggd,


She coming along nicely.  :-)) :-))
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2024, 06:51:27 pm »

Very nice Model, finished to an excellent standard.
Nige
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2024, 07:54:50 am »

Looks Great!!  :-)) :-))
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2024, 11:46:04 am »

Looks amazing! What batteries did you use on this?
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2024, 03:57:33 pm »

That's a really lovely, shipshape build. Many congrats!
Tony :-))
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2024, 05:13:20 pm »

Really nice  :-))
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2024, 07:37:10 pm »

Keep the pictures coming I'm using them as a reference for my dragon
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Re: T45 - HMS Duncan Build
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2024, 11:30:26 am »

Very nice indeed, well done.


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