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Ex-FAAWAFU

Explicit Women - LONG TERM HMS Fearless 1982 double build

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He means 'back in the days before I became a superb development engineer'

 

I hope to see it, one day finished to the Crisp Ex-FAAWAFU revised standards we've become accustomed to

 

I hope to see it...

 

 

 

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Finished the details sheet - now just the vertical slices to go.

 

Here's the whole sheet (for perspective, this is a piece of A4 at full size).

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And here are closer views of the bits you haven't seen before:

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On, on

 

More soon

 

Crisp

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Inspiring of awe

I love technically drawed stuff like this and this is particularly loveable

 

Fabuloso Mr C

 

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These remind me of the illustrations in the AP docs that I always figured some full time professional illustrator took days to produce. It probably demonstrates the size of brain required to fly one of those there devil's-work whirly-planes; I imagine Crisp having feet on pedals, one hand on the collective, the other on the cyclic, fingers on PTT and trim(???) flying on instruments & using his spare left hand little finger to write the weekend's shopping list. Awesome.

 

Kirk

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Thanks, guys!  It requires the same attributes as good modelling, in my opinion; patience and attention to detail.

 

Anyway, on the home straight now; here is the start of the "slices" sheet which will be the final piece:

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Quite a lot of real life interference at present, but I am gradually getting there with this final sheet.

 

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More soon

 

Crisp

 

Edit: ...and here a closer view of the bits that are relatively new:

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Nice to see all the electronic items being labeled as not being a Navy person knowing what is what is not easy unless someone can recomend a good refference book?

 

Gondor

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Today's work:

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...and the start of the next bit (LCVP davits):

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...and today's:

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Astounding.

 

I thought riveting a Sea King was impressive!

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Getting really close now - here's the dock work I started yesterday:

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The back end:

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Some details of parts of the catwalks:

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...and the whole sheet as it now looks.   The missing section (which I have started) is detail about the cranes - there will also be a separate sheet focused on the LCUs & LCVPs:

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I've also made a decision about which build I am going to pick up again first... and it's none of the ones I was working on when I hurt my wrist.  The Seaking is coming back.

 

More soon

 

Crisp

 

 

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Goody goody, let's get the Queen of the Rivet back

 

Great artwork Crisp, I don't claim to understand the architecture but a deep steeping in Reeman and Forrester gives me an inkling of what you are showing us

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On 3/31/2018 at 8:57 PM, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

I've also made a decision about which build I am going to pick up again first... and it's none of the ones I was working on when I hurt my wrist.  The Seaking is coming back.

 :penguin::party::D

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...but before I return to 820's finest, I just need to put these drawings to bed.  For ease of handling I have split the most recent details sheet into 2 A4 sheets, like this:

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...and the very last piece of the jigsaw is under way, namely the main armament!

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Mind you, by a strange coincidence my Christmas present to myself (ordered months ago) arrived this morning, and temptation is great...

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Also very saddened today to see that my favourite LMS has gone.  Salisbury is incrediblly lucky, in that it has two model shops... but the one I use more often has now closed (not unexpectedly, since the owner passed away a few weeks ago).

 

Thanks, David, for many hours of pleasure, and RIP.

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I'm just in awe over all of the effort and artistry that's gone into this.

 

Shame about the model shop closing.

Rob

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Agree with everything said above.l have Ark as well.need to do body building to lift the hull. One solid piece of resin.

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Posted (edited)

Drawings now complete and in RFI. 

 

Thanks for support, everyone; back to the Seaking HAS 5 

 

 

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I so fancy this in 1/72, main reasons being, i love the scale size, so that i can compare to my other builds, it is british, and has some recent history, as well as the added interest of the stern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, KEVIN_ARIS said:

I so fancy this in 1/72

Madness I say, where would you moor such a beast!?

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Peerless Fearless.:clap:

I still remember building the old Airfix kit of this vessel some time in the mid 70s; with all that mixture of tiny helicopters and landing craft about its person it had a decidedly International Rescue vibe to it for a gluey-fingered 10 year-old.

 

Not at all by coincidence I found these drawings of an earlier HMS Fearless a while back - the gun-brig from 1804:

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More of a challenge to bump a Wessex down on that one I would imagine...

 

Is it just me or are naval architects' drawings some of the most sublime plan-drawings of all structures created by us humans?

 

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