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  1. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    it is fragile if handled to wrong way , but will be well looked after, looking forward to seeing if i need to adapt my hull to fit it so that it looks right, hope to post some photos this weekend, i alsio need to look into motors to get the unit to turn and raise/lower
  2. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    Yes it is - i am going to have to keep it in a safe place until needed
  3. She is about 60% complete but on hold as i work on the build which is on my signature strip HMS Fife,
  4. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    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
  5. 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
  6. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    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?
  7. i am having to buy a few bits for her now, having now sourced a seaslug launcher, and there are other sensors i am purchasing, plus doors stanchions but that was expected, but most of what i have tried to replicate so far has work, unfortunately, there are no detail books available and photos were not taken at the time to show accurate detail, LOL just spent an hour trying to find a picture for an item, but before that it took a week to actually find out what it was = it was the the seaslug missile replenishment rig NOT MY PHOTO sorry about post, will delete if you wish me to
  8. hope my 1/72 build turns out at least 1/2 as good, she looks brilliant
  9. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    Good afternoon Paul, with all good intention i wanted to do the same, but with the director gear, i would have had two projects that would have taxed me out, i have sourced a launcher now and avoiding Shapeways i have a possible way ahead with the other bit and hopefully a lot less than $175 https://www.shapeways.com/product/X4EP8FTSN/901-sea-slug-director-and-mba-1-72?optionId=57762939&li=marketplace
  10. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    challenge yes, enjoyable yes, time consuming yes, I have managed today to obtain a seaslug launcher, as i thought it would be highly unlikely to be able to build one
  11. Thankyou for the information
  12. Have not forgotton my invite Mike, by the way did you go Telford
  13. HMS Fife by Kevin - Fleetscale - 1/72

    away from lighting, i have a boat to build paid some attention to the strern this weekend ignore the launcher, i dont know how to go about that yet, although i presume i am going to have to bur one along with the director gear total about £300 but the bulkhead behind it, which i quess is part of the Seaslug Magazine Not My photo this is how she had started the weekend ii copied the after part of the slight deck and fixed to the quarterdeck slightly aft to the top piece to get the correct angle spacers to hold the height and give the skin something to stick to card being used to make a template and i now have the shape i required the section cut our allows the launcher to move up and down, still to be tidied up of course the sides will eventually become ladders, and you can see that they had to be put in at a different angle to that of the hull NOT MY PHOTO
  14. Graff Spree'ish

    i will be watching as well