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  2. Progress picture on the bridge structure, she's looking a bit of a mess at the minute. I made a hash of a bunch of the photo etch while making the modifications so ordered a second one which finally came today. It's turning into quite an expensive project but at least some of the pressure to nail the rest first time will be taken off, it also gives me the extra name plate I need. Plus I'm sure I will use the what ever is left over sooner or later. Turns out Dad did do a deployment of the Falklands while on Westminster so the sponsons and bridge mounted radar will stay.
  3. Courageous

    HMS Spartan, Swiftsure SSN 1/350

    oohh, a working door. Will the door clips work Stuart
  4. Woodstock74

    HMS Spartan, Swiftsure SSN 1/350

    You would have when the door wouldn't open! Didn't think to put the upper and lower hinges on the same concentricity; it wouldn't have opened otherwise. I've drawn this, like my SEAL DDS', so that the door will swing open with the insertion of a piece of small diameter piano wire.
  5. matt_w

    Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

    Thank you! Not sure of its accuracy as the instructions only showed the one side of the ship, so the port side was carried out using a number of various reference images, all seemed to be different! It was only a training exercise to test new techniques but I look forward to working with a bigger scale now! Ive gone back to aircraft for now, but will start a trumpeter type 23 once the tornado is build as a long term background build..
  6. Hi there Stewart. I use a range of four CA glues, some Gator Grip and occaisionally solder in my bigger projects. Cheers Warren
  7. That PE is looking rather smart. What are using to fix it all together? Stuart
  8. Courageous

    HMS Spartan, Swiftsure SSN 1/350

    I don't think anybody would have spotted anything wrong, I still can't but you look like a detail man, so it'll be sorted. Stuart
  9. Got a fair bit done over the past week or so. First I started the multimedia main mast with brass and resin pieces (so far).. Then the platform for that mast... and what looks like a little weather station off to the side.. Then the lower half.. Next up was constructing the things that go on the starfish platform, the radar lantern.. and then with the lantern glued in place.. Then I continued with the upper part of the main mast. Radar still to be installed. Cheers Warren
  10. Alpha Delta 210

    Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

    I would be pretty happy with that too. Love the Walrus!
  11. Woodstock74

    HMS Spartan, Swiftsure SSN 1/350

    Ran into a bit of a snag and had to redraw the hinge of the swinging door on the deck shelter. Went ahead and drew a rudimentary interior too. Reprint is required, will have the parts in about a week.
  12. Yesterday
  13. longshanks

    Colne Bay Smack 'Peace'

    Looking like a boat now and a fine one to boot Kev
  14. Nice to see another build of this classic Airfix kit, and she looks particularly good in that camoflage scheme!
  15. Terry1954

    Colne Bay Smack 'Peace'

    Its great to see some wooden model boat construction. This one looks superb. I'll follow along closely! May even tempt me to resume work on the Talhoer Spanish Fishing Vessel I acquired some years ago. Got to the hull planking part and put it on the shelf for a while - almost 20 years I think! Thanks for sharing Terry
  16. seadog

    Colne Bay Smack 'Peace'

    Thanks for the compliments gentlemen. Now...treenails, trennels, whatever. Very useful and I need some rather smaller than I was doing. Much below this and they're hard to handle Necessary though, for things like the channels - Just relying on glue is risky with bits like this. I've made the bowsprit - realised that I needed it mounted to sort out the spacing etc of the bitts. The pins were turned down from toothpicks using my drill and a bit of sandpaper held down on the edge of the table...The square fid is about a mm square - squaring out the hole was done with a square needle file - managed to break the tip off....great. The blurry item in the foreground needs a sheave....more later. And I finally got around to putting on the rails - I think that the guy in overalls might be slightly overscale... More soon.
  17. Bow getting the head timbers right took quite a while to make a fairly decent representation,
  18. dickrd

    Grey and teak shade gradation on battleships

    Your best bet for colour in 1946 is probably her builders model which can be seen here: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=42436.0 Not 1946 but some very good views of the area in question on Vanguard here:
  19. I know my dad did a deployment of the Falklands on a type 23 but I don’t remember if it was on Lancaster or Westminster. Will have to see if mum remembers. The winches must be a defect in the instructions. The kit includes the veste davits but instruction are for the crane and include the winches. Another inconsistency I think I’ve found is on the sponson all the way aft on the port side. The kit has three life rafts two on one rack and one on an another but the reference pictures I’ve seen have four on two racks. That said I’m wondering if I should fit shortened sponsons as per @Paul E‘s build?
  20. Stern and galleries the depth is made up from a few layers in a sandwich, and with the white paint and the photo etch it seams to come alive
  21. More bits for you, Yes I mean the The Lynx HMA8, I think the HAS 3 Lynx did have the shaped rotors by 1996, I am sure I remember seeing the spares stacked in the hangar. But you need to ask one of the Wafu's for confirmation on that. I am not sure whether Westminster was deployed to the Falklands or not but the fitting of the DLF1 sponsons were applied to those ships first. Although it ended up as a universal addon and applied during Assisted Maintenance Periods. Somerset got them fitted almost immediately after coming out of build along with the Inmarsat dome fitted on the front of the funnel and the 1008 radar antenna on the bridge roof. I highly suspect Westminster was fitted with the DLF sponsons around that time period as all the Type 23s had to undergo a work package to make them compliant with IMO regulations and the sponson addition ended being wrapped up in that. Having said that I did spend a bit of time on Montrose in the autumn of 1995 and she didn't have the sponsons or the IMO compliant equipment fitted at that point in time. A quick comment on your model. The winches fitted by the boat chocks are not needed. They relate to the later Veste Davits and not the Crane Davits that were fitted in 1996. Other than that I do like the extra detail though it really does enhance the model. You are doing a cracking job. I am enjoying following this build.
  22. Last week
  23. longshanks

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Cracking job, a perfect cherry on the top Kev
  24. Courageous

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Cheers John. Now I've learnt this 'knitting' skill, it'll be useful for the next ASRL that hopefully isn't going to be too far away. Stuart
  25. JohnWS

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Awesome looking net(s), Stuart. All that work really paid off and you've set a new benchmark. John
  26. Courageous

    1/72 RAF ASR Launch

    Cheers Terry but errr...no but saying that, I found it strangely therapeutic. I've never done a sea base before so the next stage is a bit nerve racking. I say sea base, more like a harbour and this is my aim: http://c8.alamy.com/comp/M9WRMD/two-surrendered-german-schnellboote-e-boats-arriving-at-hms-hornet-the-light-coastal-forces-base-at-gosport-hampshire-uk-to-be-taken-over-by-the-royal-navy-M9WRMD.jpg Just replace the Schnellboote with my ASRL. Stuart
  27. KRK4m

    Grey and teak shade gradation on battleships

    Roma locuta, causa finita :) Thank you very much indeed, Jamie Cheers Michael
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