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robgizlu replied to JohnWS's topic in Ready for Inspection - MaritimeAbsolutely Love it - Kudos +++ for that carving. What a super model! Rob
good evening sounds silly but i didn't think I had achieved much over the weekend, but I put the forecastle in sorted out how the forward superstructe is going to fit more work on the funnel, finished the positioning of the portholes and doors in the forward section and some practising on the lighting the two holes are lined with pen tops the smaller hole towards the base with have a light fitted bulkhead lights - from fleetscale - i sanded the middle out one forcastle with the rough shape of the forward bulkhead to go in
Dean good evening the yellow ochre that has been used on countless HMS Victory's is not the colour the ship was painted in at Trafalgar (that also includes my 1/72 Caldercraft version, recently the Real ship has had futher tests done and revealved it was a lot lighter, (even quoted as towards Pink) although i am working in wood the colour that i painted mine in is an acrylic and produced by admiralty paints
Go for it... Feel free to PM me if I can be of any help Your welcome I believe this series of boats were fitted with the phosphor bronze Mk 47ii trifungulated hinges ....... of course I could be wrong and it might be a plain brass oversight Kev
Hi, I'm a new boy here. I'm planning to build one of these myself, so I'd appreciate advice. My main motivation is that I recently finished Dr John Sugden's mighty Nelson biography and realised to my shame that I'd never done a Victory. I'm planning to use Humbrol 74 'Linen' for the side bands as it's a pale yellow/ochre. What does anyone else think of this, please? Also, the plank moulding detail is huge! It would be in scale for a ploughed field better than a carvel built hull. How does one apply masking tape to get the side bands? Is it necessary to fill the 'furrows' before painting?
The answer to the "Best Kit" is a very tough question to answer as there are so many subjective aspects to it, price, complexity, accuracy, buildability, completeness (includes PE) etc. I would agree that the Academy ships are really nice and very reasonably priced, and offer a good starting point. I would however, disagree that all Tamiya kits are from the 70's. It is true that the original Tamiya kits that date from the 70s, (KGV, PoW, Bismarck, etc) are a little rough in detail, but in the last 10 years or so Tamiya has released some kits that are top notch and are the best compromise for ease of build and accuracy as well as really nifty ways to provide a waterline or full hull option. I am thinking of the Japanese cruisers, Mikuma, Mogami, Chikuma, Tone, destroyer Yukikaze or the NEW MOULD Yamato (kit #78025) with the hardest part being finding them. They are not easy kits to find but great to build. I would also look at some of Hasegawa's kits in addition to the Nagato, the new Junyo, the Gambier Bay or the Agano. Full disclosure, I have a Nagato kit for sale right now if you are interested.
I will have a look tomorrow when I go to the dock estate to the supermarket for a bit of shopping. The Ebay listing said that whoever purchased it would have to pay about £900 dock dues for the next three months. Maybe they will take it away, as the engines work OK. The listing had a link to Utube showing them test runnng both engines. It looks a bit scruffy, but I think that is only superficial as some new planking has been put in the hull (pictured in listing), and the inside looks reasonable. I would have thought it would be worth a lot more than what it sold for, but dock dues are a big big expense! Bob
I have always loved the MTB's with it's variations and spin-offs since I was a boy but alas the first and last I built was way back then. So being suitably inspired by MTB modellers on BM, I decided to track down these lovely boats whilst at the Nationals and I didn't see anything on a club table?! I was very impressed with Coastal Crafts shining examples, yum-yum but couldn't make that leap as yet. So, I tracked down an old Airfix MTB and hopefully I'll get building that sometime soon. Stuart
LOL a carrier would certainly take a lot more space i am using the 1/72 hull from Fleetscale http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/153-all-hulls they do a nice selection of hulls in different sizes, with about 3 weeks for delivery, they also have a forum site, that is not the most active, and like others it is filled with Photobucket images that are not able to be seen unless you can find the get around code thw other site i considered was Sirmarfittings who does a lot of 1/96 and even has a British carrier for sale http://www.sirmarfittings.com/for sale.html plans i am using are from Jecobin http://www.jecobinplans.com/estore/index.php?
Just found this as I looked for 72nd scale projects. Love what you have done so far. Seen a few 72nd scale Carriers in museums and would love to do one but don't have the skills or the space. If I can get some decent plans I wouldn't mind trying the USS Monitor from our Civil war. That looks like something I just might be able to handle. Will follow along and enjoy learning a few new skills along the way.
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As pointed out by @Bandsaw Steve " Britmodeller’s being over-run by MTB’s and MGB’s !!! " Motivated by the current glut of Coastal Forces I've brought this build back on line. 382 pictures loaded into Flickr and then onto BM has been a labour of love and I've cursed certain greedy bu**ers every step of the way. For those who have never read this enjoy. For those who, have it's an example of what can be achieved with an old kit .... Kev In Memory of John Lambert, the best friend anyone interested in Coastal Forces of WWII ever had.
JohnWS replied to JohnWS's topic in Ready for Inspection - MaritimeI find that's the most frustrating & most rewarding part of scratch building. It feels so good once the mystery is solved.
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