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  1. Seems like a nice set with one 35ft fast-motor boat variant I do not recognize; not the seaplane tender but the one with the modified cabins compared to the others. Is that the British Power Boat tender?
  2. I use DCC concept's flux (and their solder without rosin, both available in Australia) and that really helps letting the solder flow nicely. I add a drop by brush on the brass, put a bead of solder on the joint and add heat. Smaller tips do no necessarily help here, sometimes a larger tip helps heating up the material quicker. Also, I do not use a cleaning sponge as this caused tip burn and then no amount of flux will help you.
  3. Al right, continuing with the pic that was previously 25% done.... Top right shows the cabin under construction made from strips. The inner benches were added first as a convenient spacer for the end of the cabin. I tried spotting a door on photographs bit didn't manage to find one, except on pinnace 199 where the doors open inwards which is not possible with the S-shaped cabin shape; I decided to keep the cabin open. The end of the cabin is again strip and both the front and aft section have an arc to capture the slight curvature of the roof. Two more vent cowlings were made using the same recipe as the one on the foredeck; I really like my small milling machine! The funnel was a very tricky part with the trumpet made by squeezing in a dead center on the lathe; I actually tried using a butane burner to heat the small tube end, but that didn't help one bit. In the end it was just trial & error until the trumpet didn't show any tears. The roof has both the S-shape and is also slightly curved along the other direction, so I used a cheap vacuum former shown top left; simply add boiling water. A few spacer strips were added to the inside to 'lock' the roof into position (need to paint inside before I'll glue the roof). Below is the model with all parts in place with ready to receive the etched parts. I suppose this now my most time-consuming detail on the ship! (Let's forget about the dozen or so boats that still need to be made). Meanwhile, If found an image of another picket with sort-of exactly the same layout as Hood's on this lovely website
  4. Yeah, she was really fun. That paw action in the pic was used to steal everything she could and get into every cupboard she wasn't supposed to; before last week she started knocking off the trees of our just-completed Lego Eifel tower. A bit too curious & mischievous this one
  5. I put up a few here https://ontheslipway.com/hms-warspite-at-prussia-cove/ https://ontheslipway.com/hms-warspite/ Nothing new but a few nice closeups.
  6. Thanks folks... For sentimentality's sake, here she his helping me upgrade my milling machine
  7. I've been busy building the Lego Eifeltower and when I wanted to continue modeling one of my cats ran under car which took the fun out of the hobby for a while. I was already working on a small set and added a few more parts. Just sent in a few etch set to etchworks.eu; hope they are still around! I added a new mesh with a denser lattice (two spacings) for the other boats. The parts for the picket are bottom right (spot the small propeller). A few other parts were added as well, mainly more Denton floats (far right), missing admiralty ladders top center, and re-etched stairs from the aft superstructure down going down as the previous versions didn't fit. The tiny bunch in the center is an etchperiment for the Whaler davits. I always end up with parts that are too small to use, but no harm done if they do not work out.
  8. Ah, I found the listing on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144722850236?hash=item21b22771bc:g:DFsAAOSwYdRhrkA2&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoGLp%2FX5Mjckxy3YBMsM3bFcxRBEluJofh2MTIUO5%2BrDX7qJuuULX3cvW3UW%2BdusboPqPeuxN9Uk%2FosyIk%2FneYh4LuwdIzGQreakikHzPVkb1nb6ejAw57B0iyGsWzI8SCk10UbzHmInPXlFk8AgNN1Z5SNjCTnZ%2B3CQBqNI%2FTZ9EX7Dn39aMatT3l4xa7eA2Kqlix%2FDLjcPzFzpufdYnl0s%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR7KshrS1YQ It's not the pre-war Ark Royal but a 1950s launch. I used to think the prices of this particular seller (AMGARCHIVE) were excessive and I put him on my blocklist, but now I see they are in fact just right; I only find fault in his placement of the comma.
  9. This one is HMS Prince of Wales, pic from: https://ontheslipway.com/the-launch-of-hms-prince-of-wales/. Not my copyright (Wirral archives / BAE systems) but I got permission to post them. A similar range of pics of Ark Royal was on Ebay a year or two ago but €€€. Ah yes, that is correct.
  10. I suppose there isn't much need for draft marks if that draft corresponds to a displacement lower than the light ship weight...? HMS Not Ark Royal Incidentally, the draft marks on the builders planers match this photograph perfectly, so it would be a good guess to not add Ark Royal's marks below XII.
  11. Ah thanks and no, something flu-ish!
  12. Right, I used the pic above to draw the cover for the engine room and the base for the 3in Hotchkiss gun. Various etched parts will be added later. This center layout matches the photograph, previous post bottom right, so I'll go with that. The two "superstructure" parts were made from styrene sheet and then filled with Magic Sculpt. This was really tricky and I needed four sessions to apply these otherwise simple shapes. The arrows indicate pulleys; a wire runs around the outside of the hull connecting the rudder till to the steering wheel. Only a quarter image before I continue with the cabin, but this was such a pain to do---while I am sick---I need a small celebratory post...
  13. HMS WARSPITE. © IWM (FL 22103) IWM Non Commercial License FORCE A OF THE EASTERN FLEET RETURN TO KILINDINI FROM COLOMBO. 23 JUNE-2 JULY 1942.. © IWM (A 10996) IWM Non Commercial License I can see differences between the upper and lower turrets, but nothing on the barrels (in any photograph; most are 1942+ though )
  14. I seem to have been caught with a classical case of overthinking. I was trying to make a small overview and was confused by all the images. For a part that's going to be about 14mm long why, why?! Anyway. The layout of the cover over the engine room seems to be different for each picket. Ramilles' picket (top left) has two hatches aft, opening forward. (A) Two air intakes are grouped around two hatches opening inboard (B) three scuttles are fitted in the roof between the intakes and the funnel (D). Royal Sovereign's picket(top right) shows only two scuttles in the roof and has an additional hatch just behind the funnel (C). An unidentified picket (bottom left) also shows three scuttles in the roof and a small hatch behind the funnel; pinnace 199 (bottom right) has only two scuttles in the roof and no hatch behind the funnel. These are all pickets of Hood. A previous image showed that Hood's pickets had a stepped and a flat-roofed cover (shown here); but on closer inspection of the top image (beneath the inserts) it seems that Hood started carrying two flat-roofed pickets (A). A few decent shots were found of the port side picket; this is picket #2 as indicated by the two brass rings around the funnel (B). This picket has the forward vent on the same side as the aft vent (C); an earlier shot (bottom left) shows the vents in other positions (plus other arrangement of steam pipes around the funnel), so definitely not the same picket #2. I noticed that the scuttles in the side of the engine room cover is not the same for the small insert and bottom right image (E) suggesting these are not the same picket either but both have the vents on portside. So, both pickets were replaced or modified? The hatches in the roof open forward on all versions (F), in contrast to the pickets in the first image. The bottom right also shows a pair of scuttles in the roof. I will use this layout for my model and not the one shown bottom left. I drew a few etched parts and I think I'll add a few generic meshes too; I'm not happy with finest mesh I could find (Flyhawk) which is not fine enough and is too meshy and it should match a wooden lattice more. Should be better looking for the other boats where I have to use more of this mesh. After adding the roof parts to the picket I'll probably switch to the 42 and 45 ft launches, trying to fill up the etch set.
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