Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Chris Hewitt

G3 1/700 HMS Invincible Resin+Plastic+P.E.

Recommended Posts

This ship has caught my imagination,from the very first time,I ever notice it.I had plans always  to buy it,only to find that I.H.P models had stopped producing that hull .Anyway,this year they did a small run of the resin hull.The rest,bridge,turrets,funnels ,now could be bought from a 3D company of shapeways,or use a Tamiya  Rodney or Nelson instead,far cheaper.The Ships were given no names however,Invincible has come up a couple of times,so that's her name.As for her history, probably would have followed Rodney or Nelson life.

              Being researching and pictures are very scarce,however there a superb  1/96 model by Alex McFadyen, HMS Anson and this what my Invincible will be based on,Well as close as I can make it.I will put a photo of this model,its just incredible.Could not have done it within it.

                    I have put HMS Nelson beside it to show how much bigger she would have been.These were not what-if ,the Royal Navy had order these ships,but after the Washington Treaty They were cancelled and Nelson and Rodney were built instead.more history on links below.

 

Link on History on Nelson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson-class_battleship

 

Link on G3 battlecruiser    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G3_battlecruiser

 

The Hull as it comes,siting beside Nelson.

 

20161217_195732_zpsydlumnw0.jpg

 

20161217_195811_zpsg7wm1wzp.jpg

 

20161217_195805_zpsx1kire2g.jpg

 

Dry fitted bridge and turrets.Funnels came from a resin kit,I bought HMS Furious without the hull ,it was cheap and it came with 3 funnels ,knew they  would come in handy one day.Will add plenty of detail,hatches,pipes,doors,ladders and anything else ,I can find.The date for my Invincible will late 1939 or very late war in Pacific colours ,probably had been through at least three refits and will more poms poms  and 20 mm bofors fitted,away that will come to light once the other parts arrive and see how they fit.

 

20161217_194745_zpsny2xiitt.jpg

 

20161217_194548_zps3ybejtbq.jpg

 

20161217_194555_zpsaakrlrw6.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very interesting to read about this Chris 

 

will be be following along for the ride :popcorn:

 

Beefy 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe that late M.W.Williams did an article, or possibly several on this class of ship,and the conversion of a Tamiya model of Nelson/Rodney into the same,if memory serves me correctly. In Marine Modelling, I think but don't quote me on it. And of course,there is the series of articles published in the first Warship magazines ,and later year book by N.J.M.Campbell-"Washingtons Cherrytress" which might provide additional ideas. Worth a look, if you are stuck-building "never weres" can be challenging when you are having to guess much,based on practices of the period/country/shipyard.

 

HTH

 

 

mtd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Update on Invincible,other bits have arrived,basically,a  Nelson this time ,poor ship stole turrets bridge mast ,all the tubs for the 20mm and pompoms ,mast and the whole deck were the ships boats, funnel and mast are based,however,I needed the bridge from Rodney,so to do this right both ships are required.Still cheaper than 3D parts.What these pictures show is were everything will  go .All it struck together with blue tack..Now to finish the port side doors and hatches and place everything with P.E. All the pom poms and 20mm double and single.Bass barrels for all the armaments.Lots to do.

 

 20161222_010801_zpsxreovy4d.jpg

 

20161222_010021_zpsjzcjho74.jpg

 

20161222_010000_zpssssigwbf.jpg

 

20161222_005951_zpsmwd8etk2.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking good there Chris

 

Could you tell me please have you drilled out all the port holes or do you just clean out the opening of them  :book:

 

Beefy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Have been busy,mainly painting.here is the last photo before the painting started.

 

 

20170106_111425_zpsqxj5v2br.jpg

 

 

All masked up ,which I,m glad I did,because had to paint the deck and grey underneath,would have been a disaster.

Deck painted and now can start putting it altogether.

 20170112_095327_zpsehi4vsmv.jpg

 

20170117_133224_zpsdtb1t3ow.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is incredibly cool! Always been fascinated by the N3 and G3 designs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how they would have fared in WWII -- with their extra speed, they could have been far more useful than Nelson or Rodney, and I can't think of many instances where a British battleship had to engage an enemy man o' war with her aft turret only.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like she is is coming together very nicely there Chris great work so far  :popcorn:

 

Beefy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely work, Chris. :yes:

 

On 19/12/2016 at 0:35 PM, mollythedog said:

I believe that late M.W.Williams did an article, or possibly several on this class of ship,and the conversion of a Tamiya model of Nelson/Rodney into the same,if memory serves me correctly. In Marine Modelling, I think but don't quote me on it. And of course,there is the series of articles published in the first Warship magazines ,and later year book by N.J.M.Campbell-"Washingtons Cherrytress" which might provide additional ideas. Worth a look, if you are stuck-building "never weres" can be challenging when you are having to guess much,based on practices of the period/country/shipyard.

 

HTH

 

 

mtd

 

The M.W. Williams article using the Tamiya 1/700 HMS Rodney also appeared in the April 1981 issue of Airfix Magazine.

 

I have put a PDF version of the article on my site here for anybody interested in doing the conversion themselves.

 

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

More work done,how she will end up like.The standard display boxes l use from trumpeter are great, however there is always a but, they do all the ships until l jump to anything that's the length of Hood or longer . The boxes jump up that, putting the ship all alone it looks empty.So she will be at anchor with a small supply ship transferring stores.

 

20170209_212134_zpsggfzrk0i.jpg

 

20170209_212108_zps0lehxmad.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Been busy with Invincible on and of.All rigging done and most of the antiaircraft guns fitted .She will be anchor and getting resupplied by a small freighter.

 

  20170225_103541_zpsm8jx9gv6.jpg

 

   20170228_182959_zpsnjyqab6l.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most interesting and a lovely build to boot. The water colour replicates Fountain Lake Jetty to a tee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looking very nice indeed Chris I take it this will be ready for Perth on to a winner there  :thumbsup:

 

beefy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×