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Kris B

HMS Dreadnought 1907 - Trumpeter 1/350

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Welcome lads.

Usually I build the AFV models, but first time I decided to try to build a ship model. Looking for first 'victim' I found the Trumpeter's Dreadnought. I love it from first sight and bought it straight away.

 

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Also get some stuff to make it looks better - let say to try to make it looks better...

 

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I've started from the hull, it looks like trying to join two bananas.

 

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used lots of rubber bands and two clamps to hold it together. For now it is only dry fit and I will keep it like this for few days, maybe plastic change a shape a little bit and make me able to glue it together.

 

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Nice model and nice aftermarket add-ons Chris. Try carefully zapping it with a hairdryer while its all clamped and taped, just don't go crazy (I did and melted all the forward wind brakes on the 1/200 Trumpie Hornet)

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Great choice for your first ship. Popcorn and beer at the ready for this! Watching with interest to see how the aftermarket bits improve her.

 

Geoff

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Will be following along with this  :popcorn:

 

beefy

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Kris - looks an interesting subject with some very nice aftermarket "bits".  I'm hooked.

 

Rob

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I will stay tuned in, really interesting. Looking forward to your way of realization.

 

Tom

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Hi, thanks for visit and sorry for delay. But as this is new stuff for me I have to think twice before I will do something. Ok, the banana hull has been joined together. Not perfectly and need some filling and sanding, but not a major issue.

 

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The upper deck is slightly to short if is fitted in the right position...

 

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... but I think it have to be like that, as in the other way it away of position on the back, and it make it worse to sort out ...

 

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and after fit the deck it dosn't looks so bad.

 

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Dry fit of the decks.

 

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Unlucky the main deck has to be trimmed, as it goes under the upper part and cannot be fit in this way later.

 

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Lookin' good so far Chris.

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Posted (edited)

Moving slowly forward. Decks trimmed to allow the superstructure fit correctly.

 

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Started installing some bits to the hull.

 

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Cheers lads. Yes Nick quite awkward job. Don't get it perfectly, but always could be worse. 

Now is time for bit of PE :oops:

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I've started work with PE. Still do not like them, but have to carry on of trying. That how it's look.

 

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And zoom - you can start laughing now.

 

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Today main artillery - mounting the metal barrels. I even managed to keep them symmetrical.

 

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That how they has been installed.

 

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Thank you Nick. Time to remove the plastic steps then.

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I'm watching closely Chris.  I have a 1/350 Akagi with a Pontos package.  I have never worked with the wood decking before so I'm checking everything out.  More photos please.

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Carry on with guns.

 

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... and almost finished - only 12 pdr missing.

 

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Thank you. I am interested how long they gonna stay like that before I snap or lose something :D

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Thanks, I can't wait for yours in RFI. 

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