SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Feeler for a British Flagged Ships GB

2171 views
57 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Feeler for a British Flagged Ships GB
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:07 PM
I was asked the other day if I was considering another group build. Well, now that my surgery is over and I’m feeling great, why yes, yes I am.
 
I wanted to do another marine GB and Bish’s British group builds got me thinking. I don’t see a lot of British ships or subs. IJN, German and US (relativity) yes, but British, not so much.
What do you guys think of this?
A British marine GB. Anything British flagged including warships, subs, merchants, liners, any era which would include sail. Basically, a row boat to the latest warship available if it is under a British flag.
Since ships can take a while to build I’m thinking having it run for 18 months give or take.
The start date would probably start somewhere around Sep/Oct if there is enough intrest.
Let me know.
  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, June 3, 2018 3:25 AM

Hi Steve,

I'm in, as you knew already :)

I've got a 1/350 HMS Astute sub, or perhaps a 1/700 Nelson or Rodney from the stash, or even a Type 21 destroyer from the Falklands War, the HMS Antelope.

It might even be something else..

Cheers

Tony

 

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 3, 2018 6:15 AM

Seeing as i have been feeling all patriotic the last few years, i can hardly say no. I only have the old Airfix 1/600 belfast at the minute, but i have been looking at a few other kits, including the Airfix HMS Trafalgar sub kit as i once spent a week on that boat. What ever it is, i'll come up with somthing.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, June 3, 2018 9:58 AM

Heck ya Steve! I have a 1/700 HMS Invicible carrier I just opened the box. I never do ships and I wanted to try my hand. I was just telling my GF too bad there wasn't a GB for it. She was the one that wanted me to build it. I hope this gets off the ground. 

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 3, 2018 10:01 AM

taxtp
I've got a 1/350 HMS Astute sub, or perhaps a 1/700 Nelson or Rodney from the stash, or even a Type 21 destroyer from the Falklands War, the HMS Antelope.

Tony,

Any of those would work great. The Astute is a great sub! The British have some excelent torpedos as well. The Spearfish has a range of 65km at a speed of 60kts, WOW. I feel sorry for anybody who comes up against it.
I just bought the 1/700 Tamiya Rodney and the Airfix 1/600 RMS Mauretania yesterday and have had the KGV in the stash for a while. I have been thinking of a seascape the the King George and just received some PE for it.

The Antelope is a sleek looking frigate.

Oh and I forgot, I also have an Airfix HMS Victory.

Bish,

That would be great to have you aboard so to speak.
I have been intrested to see how the Airfix Belfast builds up. I would like to get the Trumpy Belfast at some point. The HMS Trafalgar sounds like fun. Also a great sub class. If I recall the Trafalgar was the only boat of the class which had a conventional prop instead of a pump jet.

Good, good, I can feel your pride

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 3, 2018 10:05 AM

Griffin25

Heck ya Steve! I have a 1/700 HMS Invicible carrier I just opened the box. I never do ships and I wanted to try my hand. I was just telling my GF too bad there wasn't a GB for it. She was the one that wanted me to build it. I hope this gets off the ground. 

 

Sure jump in, the waters fine. I would love to have you aboard and see the Invencible.

I'm thinking we should get enough intrest.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:30 PM

Steve, i have had the Belfast for years, its the 82 boxing and i think i would have got it after one of our visits to the ship as my dad used to take us to London for museum visits at least twice a year. If i know i can devot the time to do it justice, i may well do that. I have been thinking about the Trump kit as well. And ye, you are right about the Trafalgar, i think the Airfix kit can build any boat in the class.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:34 PM

Hmm, unfortunately I already have three WIP.

1/100 Heller Victory

1/400 Heller HMS Illustrious.

1/144 Revell HMS Compass Rose

But it'll be fun to follow along.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, June 3, 2018 1:12 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Griffin25

Heck ya Steve! I have a 1/700 HMS Invicible carrier I just opened the box. I never do ships and I wanted to try my hand. I was just telling my GF too bad there wasn't a GB for it. She was the one that wanted me to build it. I hope this gets off the ground. 

 

 

 

Sure jump in, the waters fine. I would love to have you aboard and see the Invencible.

I'm thinking we should get enough intrest.

 

Ok cool. I'll hold off on the Invincible for a few months. 

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 3, 2018 2:30 PM

Bish,

You guy's have a lot of neet museums there on that Island. I would love to visit the Isle someday.

GM,

I'd be pleased to have you follow along

Tony,

Great! the time will go by fast.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 3, 2018 2:42 PM

Ye, i need to get around to a few of them again. Its been well over 30 years since i was on Belfast, and i have no excuses.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, June 3, 2018 6:09 PM

This looks like it could be one cracker of a build!  I might need to think about this one. Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 3, 2018 7:02 PM

Yeah, jump in Chad.

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, June 4, 2018 6:21 AM

British ship?!  Uhhhh, I don't think I have one.....buuuuuut.....Modelpalooza is coming in Sept, so yeah!  Count me in.  Not sure what I'll do yet since I haven't bought it...lol!!!

I did a sub not long ago just to say I did it, but never a ship.  It will be a first for me.  I love it!  Brilliant!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, June 4, 2018 6:28 AM

I just remembered I do have the Titanic!!!

Any advice on a good first timer warship would be greatly appreciated.  I did see the Belfast when I was in London.  That's about for British ship experience for me.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 4, 2018 9:34 AM

Eagle90

I just remembered I do have the Titanic!!!

Any advice on a good first timer warship would be greatly appreciated.  I did see the Belfast when I was in London.  That's about for British ship experience for me.  LOL!

 

 

The Titanic would work great.
As far as a first warship, I would propably recommend a destroyer. I was looking through some shops last night and 1/700 DD's can be acuired for under $20. If your looking for something less difficult on the eyes, 1/350 DD's such as the HMS Eskimo or Zulo can be bought for under $32 on Scalehobbyist.

If GM is looking, he may have some ideas.

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, June 4, 2018 10:01 AM

Hi ;

 I am thinking maybe . I still have that photo problem . Would the M.V.Oriana / Canberra qualify ?  T.B.    P.S. I have a partially built 1/72 Airfix  H.M.S.Snowberry . I rigged her out for R.C and she operates well .All I have to do is finish from the main deck up and paint her . Does she qualify ?

 Yeah , I know she's old but what the hay ?

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, June 4, 2018 10:14 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Eagle90

I just remembered I do have the Titanic!!!

Any advice on a good first timer warship would be greatly appreciated.  I did see the Belfast when I was in London.  That's about for British ship experience for me.  LOL!

 

 

 

 

The Titanic would work great.
As far as a first warship, I would propably recommend a destroyer. I was looking through some shops last night and 1/700 DD's can be acuired for under $20. If your looking for something less difficult on the eyes, 1/350 DD's such as the HMS Eskimo or Zulo can be bought for under $32 on Scalehobbyist.

If GM is looking, he may have some ideas.

 

LOL  glad you mentioned the eyes...I was thinking of something in the 350th range for my first one.  $32 is not bad.  I've seen the Eskimo mentioned a couple of times in my research so far.  

Thanks for the advice and I look forward to the GB!  

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 4, 2018 10:20 AM

TB, either of those would work fine. The Oriana was christend by the Queen herself and the Canberra was used as a troop ship during the Falkland's.

Eagle, I was also thinking the Eskimo may be a good one.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 4, 2018 10:53 AM

Sniff... I feel horrible, I looked though my stash and all my floaty stuff is either USN or IJN. How can I not have anything RN... Embarrassed

Good luck guys!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 4, 2018 11:41 AM

Gam, the GB is going to last for a while, maybe at some point you'll pick up something and jump in.

Thanks.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 4, 2018 11:46 AM

Building an Airfix kit just seems so...right. I've seen some really nice build-ups of the Belfast.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 4, 2018 11:51 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Eagle90

I just remembered I do have the Titanic!!!

Any advice on a good first timer warship would be greatly appreciated.  I did see the Belfast when I was in London.  That's about for British ship experience for me.  LOL!

 

 

 

 

The Titanic would work great.
As far as a first warship, I would propably recommend a destroyer. I was looking through some shops last night and 1/700 DD's can be acuired for under $20. If your looking for something less difficult on the eyes, 1/350 DD's such as the HMS Eskimo or Zulo can be bought for under $32 on Scalehobbyist.

If GM is looking, he may have some ideas.

 

A very nice kit is the Ark Royal and Tribal Class set, Revell 1/1200.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 4, 2018 12:47 PM

modelcrazy

Gam, the GB is going to last for a while, maybe at some point you'll pick up something and jump in.

Thanks.

 

Thanks Steve. The Iron Shipwright guys normally visit our IPMS show in August. I'll look over their table then and see if I find anything interesting. 

And again best of luck with your GB!  

 

 

PS: Would one of His Majesty's Australian Ships like the Second World War HMAS 'Perth' be elegable?

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, June 4, 2018 12:54 PM

GMorrison

 

 
modelcrazy

 

 
Eagle90

I just remembered I do have the Titanic!!!

Any advice on a good first timer warship would be greatly appreciated.  I did see the Belfast when I was in London.  That's about for British ship experience for me.  LOL!

 

 

 

 

The Titanic would work great.
As far as a first warship, I would propably recommend a destroyer. I was looking through some shops last night and 1/700 DD's can be acuired for under $20. If your looking for something less difficult on the eyes, 1/350 DD's such as the HMS Eskimo or Zulo can be bought for under $32 on Scalehobbyist.

If GM is looking, he may have some ideas.

 

 

 

A very nice kit is the Ark Royal and Tribal Class set, Revell 1/1200.

 

 

Since I have been looking up the ships..the Ark Royal has really caught my eye too.  Thanks!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 4, 2018 2:34 PM

So far there are 5 (6 including myself) possibly up to 7 participants, which isn't bad for a ship GB feeler that's been up for a day and a half, so I knocked out some patch ideas. What do you think of these?

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, June 4, 2018 2:37 PM

Steve,

How about a 1/350 King George V? I was going to start my Bismarck later this year, but, I can swap for a Brit battleship.

 

And is it too indecisive to say I like both badges?

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, June 4, 2018 2:40 PM

 Holy heck there are a lot of British / Commonwealth GB going on in here! I thought this was an American magazine. What's up with that? #MERICA 

Kidding

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 4, 2018 2:41 PM

modelcrazy

So far there are 5 (6 including myself) possibly up to 7 participants, which isn't bad for a ship GB feeler that's been up for a day and a half, so I knocked out some patch ideas. What do you think of these?

 

Especially the second one.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 4, 2018 2:42 PM

That would be perfect Bruce, it will be great to have you aboard. I sold that kit a few years ago and I could just kick myself. I always regret selling kits. Crying

hogfanfs
And is it too indecisive to say I like both badges?

In know, right? Actually after thinking about it, I was thinking of both.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.