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Completed Model Post.

Here are some pictures of my model of HMS Phoebe, a Towed Array Leander class frigate as she was in 1989 when I served on board her for my Apprentice sea time.

The model is a conversion of the 1:600 Airfix kit with White Ensign Photo Etch detailing and some scratch built enhancements. A detailed build log can be found here:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234976345-hms-phoebe-f42/

Enjoy. :popcorn:

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What a lovely model, absolutely cracking job! I somehow missed your build thread, so will have a good read of that tonight! I've got the old Airfix kit in stock & if it comes out looking anywhere near as nice as that I'll die happy! Hoping that Peter at Atlantic Models gets his p.e. set out for it before then!

Once again, superb model Paul!

Keith

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Lovely build, well done Paul, nicely detailed

All the best Chris

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Very nice finished product and enjoyed the build thread muchly!

Completed Model Post.

Here are some pictures of my model of HMS Phoebe, a Towed Array Leander class frigate as she was in 1989 when I served on board her for my Apprentice sea time.

So you must have joined in '88 then? I went through Raleigh as an apprentice in 883 entry although I saw the light and was deviated towards WAFU

Cheers now

Bob

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Very nice finished product and enjoyed the build thread muchly!

So you must have joined in '88 then? I went through Raleigh as an apprentice in 883 entry although I saw the light and was deviated towards WAFU

Cheers now

Bob

I was 863 entry. WEs did sea time at the end of 2 years at Raleigh and Collingwood. Funny old thing you being 883 though, that was my brothers entry (he also went WE as a tiff). I had just joined Phoebe when I went to see my brother (and your) passing out parade at Raleigh. Small world, even smaller Navy. :winkgrin:

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Fantastic build, Paul. Hard to believe what you started with!

Cheers

Dave

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I was 863 entry. WEs did sea time at the end of 2 years at Raleigh and Collingwood. Funny old thing you being 883 though, that was my brothers entry (he also went WE as a tiff). I had just joined Phoebe when I went to see my brother (and your) passing out parade at Raleigh. Small world, even smaller Navy. :winkgrin:

I forgot you General Service had a different time line to us WAFU's, you may remember a poor bloke toppling over during the said passing out. The first thing to hit the floor was his chin and it made the ground shake! I was stood next to him, made me wince but I stood firm and managed to ignore him as you do on parade! :whistle:

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Brilliant job, :coolio: Great detail and nice sea scape ,sets the ship off :captain: ,hard to think that even started of as a Airfix Leander.Going to miss the daily updates. :weep:

I used 1/700 crew. :yikes:

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Great model, has to be one of the best 1/600 models I have ever seen, that is if you can believe it is 1/600, are you sure you are not kidding us along?

Just excellent.

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Followed you all the way in your WIP session.

Excellent. Master Modeler, with a fine instinct for detail.

I learned a lot from your techniques.

Also your photographing skills are of high quality.

I enjoyed your complete contribution.

As a former crew member of Frigate’s of the same type.

The Bow wave:

I noticed a turbulent fantail wave from the twin screws churning through the water.

No matter how slow the ship moves through the water, there will always be a bow wave.

The bow wave will spread out according to the speed of the vessel.

If there is now bow wave, the vessel is dead in the water.

Highest Regards,

Dirk

The Netherlands.

Edited by Orion

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Thank you very much for your kind comments, they are much appreciated and will encourage me to share more of my work. :thanks:

A new project is coming soon.

I am however going to come back on Orion's comment with regards to the bow wave though.

The Bow wave:

I noticed a turbulent fantail wave from the twin screws churning through the water.

No matter how slow the ship moves through the water, there will always be a bow wave.

The bow wave will spread out according to the speed of the vessel.

If there is now bow wave, the vessel is dead in the water.

Highest Regards,

Dirk

The Netherlands.

I want to assure you that I did create a bow wave and a wake down the full length of the hull using structure gel as described in the Work in Progress section, however as I did not colour the gel it dried clear and doesn't show up very well in the photographs. You might see some evidence as glossiness on the boot topping. I am currently deciding how to make the bow wave more visible following your comment. This is not an easy task bearing in mind that a 30cm (1 foot) wave would measure 0.5mm at 1:600 scale and the structure gel is about 1mm thick on 5/O brush.

I would like to point a couple of other things though, the size and length at which a bow wave generates is dependent on the hull form of the vessel, the sea state and the speed of the vessel. Also remember that a vessel increasing speed from stop to slow ahead will generate greater turbulence from the propellers with a bow wave only being produced when the way comes on to the vessel.

Anyway there are far worse errors on the model than whether the bow wave is visible or not, you can start with the guardrails being on upside down, which I found out way too late into the build to fix. :doh:

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Hi Paul,

Thanks for your response.

Starting with Arfix 1/600 kit and ending up like this is craftmanship. I studied your pics and this was all I came up with.100% positive remark.

I was responding to your vessel entering a harbor in calm water. As I can notice the wake hanging to the sides of the ship, she is making a forward movement. So she is breaking the water by the bow

You can make it more visible with some titanium white paint.

Again, by slow speed just like you did it, the wake will hang on to the ship.

My way of working is gel and artist titanium white oil paint. This carrier is also entering harbor, with both anchors presented. So she is slow ahead/ The vessel has to maintain speed to keep control over the rudder(s). See picture below: My email is on the profile page.

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Great job - if I remember the base kit from my youth you have worked wonders..

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Super.... very nice work to conversion, paint work very good. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Linus

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Paul cracking job done on her there :goodjob:

Beefy

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As a follow on from Orion’s post, I have added a more conspicuous bow wave to the model. This was achieved by mixing some white paint with the structure gel and carefully applying to the bow and at the periodic points along the water line:

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I hope this looks better.

Enjoy,

Paul

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Wow, Paul! I think she just came alive :)

Edited by Bangor Lad

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Hi Paul,

As mentioned before. Excellent job.

The bow wave looks right. Finished.

Looking forward to your next Trumpeter project.

Highest Regards,

Orion

The netherlands.

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That is a hoofin build. Before I re mustered for the green machine I did my second sea draft on the Cleo. She looks like she is coming into Guzz after another patrol in the "Gap". 9 knots, optimum sonar speed tail wet and rolling like a dog on wet grass for two or three weeks. The TA roll, never something I enjoyed. Wedging your pit with your steaming bats and either poaching alive in the showers or freezing as she rolled.

TA Leanders, definitely an acquired taste. Would I do it all again

Yes!

You brought back some good memories looking at this, thank you!

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Fantastic job on an old kit, you've really brought it to life.

Cheers

John

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