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  1. My Grandfather preferd serving on destroyers than bigger ships, liked the more relaxed regime . And he swears a hammock is far superior to a bunk that cannot move with the motion of the ship
  2. Looking better and better
  3. Jase

    A Class destroyer

    You can get either printed or digital copys. So I think i willget digital so I can scale them down
  4. Jase

    A Class destroyer

    Bit of an update on this now pre-project planning. I now have the Airfix Hopspure kit and the AJM kit, book on its way. i have also been in discussion with Royal Museums Greenwich about Plans for HMS Anthony, this is what they have to say:- I have checked through our records and we do have plans for HMS Anthony, but they are only the design plans (which I have highlighted in yellow) rather than the more detailed 'as fitted' plans. The tables below show the list of the A-Class destroyer plans we have. Just to clarify, HMS Ardent and HMS Anthony have the same design plans. Although we don’t have the as fitted plans for ‘Anthony’, we do for ‘Ardent’, which was built by the same company as ‘Anthony’, so I believe that would be your best bet. If you are looking at ships aside from Ardent and Anthony, I should mention that all the other ships listed were built by different firms so there is likely to be some difference in design between the plans. HMS Ardent (1929) Line Plan Scale 1 Body Plan. 1929. NPA5531 (Anthony) 1:24 2 Lower Deck & Hold. design plan 1928. NPA5535 (Anthony) 1:48 3 Lower Deck & Hold A/F. 1930. NPA5660 1:48 4 Upper , Focs'le & Bridges Decks. design plan 1928. NPA5534 (Anthony) 1:48 5 Upper, Focls'le & Bridge Decks A/F. 1930. NPA5659 1:48 6 Inboard Profile. design plan 1928. NPA5532 (Anthony) 1:48 7 Inboard Profile A/F. 1930. NPA5662 1:48 8 Sections. A/F 1930. NPA5661 1:48 9 Aft & Fwd Sections design plan 1928. NPA5536 (Anthony) 1:48 10 Aft & Fwd Sections A/F. 1930. NPA5666 1:48 11 Constructional Sections design plan 1928 NPA5533 (Anthony) 1:12 I think get a copy of each one and see what I end up with
  5. Work progresses with adding the lower hull parts, propeller shafts etc; all white metal parts that need some clean up and trimming to fit. once done I have laid down the anti-fouling red which is some old WEM paint I have. Once dry She was fitted to the now varnished stand. the stand will be given some protection so the build can continue without any risk to it. Before the upper hull can be painted the stern deck part needs attaching, and before that can happen some detailing needs adding to the rear deck in the form of a winch, ladder and railings. the position of the railings is critical to ensure the stern deck supports positions are not encroached on. to aid this I have used ZAP gel se I have some time to man over the railings wile test fitting the stern dec section. My camera seems to have picked up some touch up required on the hull, I must remember ti investigate that!! Jase
  6. The main superstucture is next up. The radar tower and bridge deck have been added, the rest of the bridge will be added later after the deck is painted. The gangway openings can be modeled closed or in use, the etch doors are kit supplied. some of the superstructure detail can also be added prior to painting as much of it is surface detail, ladders, doors and grills. At this stage I fixed the superstructure in place and got the squadron filler out. While the filler was drying I cracked open the Atlantic Models etch upgrade set adding anything that won't get in the way of future painting, at this stage these are the lights which have a better scale than the kit parts and the yard arms which are a 1,000,000% improvement on the kit parts. This is where disaster strikes. while fitting the last yard arm the first forward arms fell off, slid down the deck and vanished into the Abis of my attic floor. despite a 1 hour hunt with a torch it is still missing in action. for now I will progress the build without it in th hope it turns up, at some point though I may have to revert to the kit parts which just do not look great. With that put to one side the forward rocket silo is the next part to look at. the kit part is very good except one side has wrongly configured the service doors and the wrong number of lights. The rear is simplified and the railings are missing, these are not even picked up in the Atlantic etch set. But the Atlantic set does have replacement panels of the correct arrangement. The lights need to be carefully removed from the kit part to be re-applied onto the etch, then the part needs sanding smooth. There are no Handels supplied in the etch set so I fabricated them from fine copper wire. The etch in this photo is kit supplied, but oversize, with no replacement I have gone with it. more copper wire for a pipe I fond on a Utube video. the two bits of plastic box have been added to increase the size of the kit part which is to small. A little detail added to the inside of the forward bulkhead, these are very prominent on the actual ship as they are yellow and white - I just could not ignore them. More soon Jase
  7. Jase

    Tug S.A. Everard

    Absolutly loving this i doe some scratch building within a kit build but never done a full scratch build, inspiring stuff following with much intrest Jase
  8. Jase

    ICM 1/350 SMS Markgraf

    Looking good, will you be adding rigging?
  9. Jase

    Greetings from Dover, UK

    Look forward to seeing some of your builds Jase
  10. Jase

    Storage Tanks on Admiral Graf Spee

    They look like gas containers from the tops but not the normal size https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=graf+spee+stores&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwizg5aYpeTfAhUFcxQKHWcsBp8Q2-cCegQIABAC&oq=graf+spee+stores&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.3...305884.309334..310088...0.0..0.164.998.8j2......0....1.........0i8i30j0j0i30j0i67j0i5i30j30i10.auSBRG46_Is&ei=2so3XLOuAoXmUefYmPgJ&prmd=ismvn&biw=1112&bih=732#imgrc=HvhwFhU7kKrqfM I think this pic rules out fenders as thy look to be different? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=graf+spee+at+anchor&hl=en&prmd=imsvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjele-VqeTfAhXaSxUIHewyDXEQ_AUoAXoECBMQAQ&biw=1112&bih=732#imgrc=3q5mzGoFDmfdAM i wonder if they are connected to the torpedos maybe propellent or somthing???
  11. Yes its a great test of how long you can hold your breath for
  12. Jase

    Russian Destroyer Udaloy

    I like how busy this ship looks, lovely build j J
  13. Jase

    Academy 1/350 HMS Warspite

    Outstanding end result, museum qulity build, i love it. I have one in my stash too, looking forward to getting stuck in at some point