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Type 23 Frigate Reference Photos

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With Trumpeter releasing the whole class in the near future I thought there might be some interest in some detail shots of HMS Kent coming into Portsmouth and HMS Westminster and Northumberland departing.  these were all taken in 2010 so show typical fit from back then:

 

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Another great selection of photos Andrew, thanks. I think this thread requires pinning too.

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Excellent shots, I'm hoping to pick up a Trumpy Type 23 in the next few weeks, to go with the Airfix Illustrious and Type 45, we just need someone to do a nice Type 42 (short and long hull) to complement them.

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Cheers Smudge. Interesting to see the different shades on the flightdeck and the Harpoon blast deflectors.

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Excellent shots, I'm hoping to pick up a Trumpy Type 23 in the next few weeks, to go with the Airfix Illustrious and Type 45, we just need someone to do a nice Type 42 (short and long hull) to complement them.

...And perhaps an Albion/ Bulwark...

In 350 please Mr Airfix/Trumpy/Bronco...

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...And perhaps an Albion/ Bulwark...

In 350 please Mr Airfix/Trumpy/Bronco...

That would be good, but I was trying not to be too greedy lol

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A few shots of HMS Lancaster when she was in Barrow for the launch of HMS Astute.

These have had their size reduced to conserve space on the site I use. The originals can contain detail which is affected by this so if there is anything you think you need to see in more detail, let me know and I will endeavour to get it.

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Thanks for those David. It seems quite rare to see a photo of a Type 23 with the hanger doors open.

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Thanks everyone who posted pics above. I'll be starting Trumpeter's HMS Westminster with Atlantic Models PE over the holidays and this reference thread will be my guide and inspiration!

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Hi guys, I'm looking for some reference photos so I can move on with my Trumpeter's Kent build. I can't find a single picture of the quarterdeck/towed array area. The only image I've found is PAINTING of this part:

 

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There are some pictures and one youtube video showing the 2087 sonar and it's surroundings, but I'm building Kent before it was fitted with the 2087.

 

Also, I'm looking for any Type 23 dry dock pictures with sonar dome, lower hull or propulsion. And finally maybe someone know if there's any plan showing type's 23 rigging, due to perspective and small size IRL it's hard to tell where the cables are supposed to be attached. Any help will be greatly appreciate:)

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2 hours ago, bsod said:

Also, I'm looking for any Type 23 dry dock pictures with sonar dome, lower hull or propulsion.

 

I wish you luck with getting those - MoD is very strict about any shots below the waterline being classified although I did see a dry dock shot of Illustrious in Navy News some time back

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Yeah, those are always hard to find, there are only three on google images and the resolutions is rather low. I had more luck with towed array area, I've asked the same question on shipmodels.info and got the photos of Northumberland's quarterdeck before sonar refit. Maybe someone find it useful.

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Anyone know why the back of the main mast is black?

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31 minutes ago, SeanM said:

Anyone know why the back of the main mast is black?

 

It looks as though there's an exhaust duct on the aft face of the mast between the two radar(?) golf balls abaft the bridge. If that's the case I suspect that the black is to disguise the staining from the hot gases emitted from the duct.  Some of the images show discolouration of the paint on the sides of the mast adjacent to the aft face.

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6 hours ago, stever219 said:

 

It looks as though there's an exhaust duct on the aft face of the mast between the two radar(?) golf balls abaft the bridge. If that's the case I suspect that the black is to disguise the staining from the hot gases emitted from the duct.  Some of the images show discolouration of the paint on the sides of the mast adjacent to the aft face.

The exhaust for the two diesel generators located in the Forward Auxiliary Machinery Room are located on the main mast behind the black box. And yes the main mast does get sooty hence the black paint. On some of the ships this black band runs down to the level of the signal deck (see the photo of Lancaster above.

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I've had the HMS Montrose for some time now, I can;t remember when I started building her, but it must be well over a year, the trouble is, I have a few health issues to deal with, a couple of serious problems, and then some others not so serious, and then there's my hands being one, or rather two of them, and because of the problem, I have trouble working with small fragile parts, like photo etch, and as there's quite a bit, especially on the mast, I've had to stop building, and it's a shame, as it's now been sitting for some time, and I'd love to be able to complete her, and so, does anyone have any tips or ideas as to how I might be able to get her completed, either somehow using the P/E parts, or is there some other way round my problem, any and all advice would be greatly appreciated

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