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Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 12, 2018 10:34 AM

I didn't get the Warspite done in time for the 100th aniversary of the Armitice signing, but I'm very close to being done.  The superstructure is now secured and all that is left are what seems like dozens of boats and a few tidbits of small caliber guns.  Then mount the yards arms and apply the rigging.

I wondered why the battleships of this period had so many boats? It was that they seldomed docked, so all supplying, liberty transporting, and corresponding had to be done by ships boats.  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 12, 2018 10:43 AM

Looking good Scott, be nice to see that done.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 12, 2018 10:54 AM

Bish

Looking good Scott, be nice to see that done.

 

Ditto

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 12, 2018 11:28 AM

Thanks guys, I am looking forward to finishing it, but also have been really enjoying this build.  These old battleships have some pretty unusual details.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, December 03, 2018 1:19 PM

21 days later and I really thought I would be done by now.

But no, between family commitments, work, and then spending this weekend on my back with an inner ear infection, I am now down to rigging the foremast.

Here are updated pics as of today,

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 03, 2018 4:27 PM

It' looking super Scott. I'm looking forward to the completed rigging. 

I'm in a similar boat, so to speak, with the POW. My new job, settling in a new schedule and other commitments have me putting her aside for the moment. I'll get back on her after I get a few things off the bench, probably around Feb. I don't believe I'm joining any more GB's until I get a few things off the bench. 

Steve

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 03, 2018 4:52 PM

Scott, that rigging is sure coming along.  The only thing that is really delaying my build is the thought of rigging the ship!   

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, December 06, 2018 7:52 AM

This kit has been a good test bed for me to try some techniques with both stretch sprue and monofiliment.  Problem I'm having now is that I'm still fighting this sinus infection and am taunted by the unexpected sneeze than seems to pop up right when I am at a delicate moment.   Work has been delayed once again. 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 06, 2018 8:56 AM

You might be be finished yet Scott, but that is still very impressive. Always amazers me what you guys do with these ships.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 06, 2018 11:30 AM

Scott, there's plenty of time, as long as you started during the 2 year period, you have as long as you need to complet your build. You more that meet that criteria.

Balloons Get well my old friend.

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, December 08, 2018 7:08 PM

I've broke anchor and her commissioning pennant is raised.  The HMS Warspite in now complete and I add another GB to my roster.  Thank you Steve for hosting it.  The first pic can be used to post on the first page.  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:31 PM

Beautiful job on that old gal scott, cracking job Beer The rigging looks grand! What did you use? Thank you for joining in and I hope you're game for the American build in Aug.

I got you posted on the front page and you get a quote from Rear-Admiral Ben Bryant.

“The dangers of the sea should always take precedence
over the violence of the enemy”

Raise the Jack mate!

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 09, 2018 5:53 AM

Scott, really nicely done, that is deffo one to be proud of. Was a pleasure watching this come together.

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:10 AM

Steve, Thanks, I look forward to the American GB. 

I used this build to enhance techniques using both stretch sprue and monofiliment.  There are a number of builders on MWS that just blow me away with what they do with the stuff and have posted some practicums.  I am at my first baby steps in regards to where I want to be with this skillset.

Meanwhile, I may be taking a break from other model projects to finish up this old gal and really hone in on some rigging skills.  Its going on 10 years work in process and she really needs to be finished up and put in a case.  

 

Bish, Thank you sir for the kind compliments and your support.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:23 AM

scottrc

Steve, Thanks, I look forward to the American GB. 

I used this build to enhance techniques using both stretch sprue and monofiliment.  There are a number of builders on MWS that just blow me away with what they do with the stuff and have posted some practicums.  I am at my first baby steps in regards to where I want to be with this skillset.

Meanwhile, I may be taking a break from other model projects to finish up this old gal and really hone in on some rigging skills.  Its going on 10 years work in process and she really needs to be finished up and put in a case.  

 

Bish, Thank you sir for the kind compliments and your support.

 

Now that is simply stunning, i would not even know where to start with one of those. Look forwrad to seeing that finished, what ship is it.

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

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 09, 2018 8:47 AM

Revell 1/96 Constitution.  

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, December 09, 2018 9:25 AM

Scott, excellent job on that Warspite, and I like how you have it displayed - it's simple but still quite effective in portraying the massiveness of this battleship.  Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 09, 2018 10:00 AM

Thank you JackBig Smile

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:51 PM

FINALLY, I am able to post something for my GB. Just a reminder, I am building a Trumpter 1/350 HMS "Roberts", Monitor class ship. Here is a short history:

CREATION:

HMS Roberts was a Royal Navy Roberts class monitor of WW2. Built in April 1940, launched April 1941, and completed on 27 October 1941. She reused the twin 15-inch gun turret of the First World War monitor Marshal Soult.

SERVICE HISTORY:

The HMS Roberts provided bombardment support during Operation Torch in North Africa, where she was damaged by two 500 kg (1,100 lb) bombs. She was repaired in time to support Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily) and the Allied landings near Salerno during Operation Avalanche. During the D-Day Landings, she was positioned off Sword Beach. She also took part in the Walcheren (Island) Operations. In July 1945 HMS Roberts departed the United Kingdom for the Indian Ocean to support Operation Mailfist, the planned liberation of Singapore. She was near Port Said at the time the Japanese surrendered, but was not recalled until 11 September by which time she had reached Kenya. After the war she was retired, sold for scrap, but later re-used. She was broken up in July 1965. One of Roberts' main guns is mounted outside the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth, south London. 

THE KIT: (in part from the IPMS Review, and my injections)

Upon opening the box, one is impressed with the 540 plus parts that are very nicely packaged. These parts include a two-piece hull (left and right), a one-piece deck, three PE sheets of parts, a length of brass anchor chain, and a small decal sheet with two White Ensigns. The instruction booklet is 16 pages long, and there is a full color painting guide.

Great care is needed in just removing the injection parts from the sprue, as many of the attachment points are much, much thicker than the part. There was no flash to speak of, but there were mold seam lines to deal with on many parts, which can be tedious given the size of some of them. Speaking of the instructions, they are the typical Trumpeter fare with pictures of parts flying above the general vicinity with a vague arrow indicating the general location of where they go.

THE BUILD:

Since my pervious post already shown the contents, I am beginning my build here.The first assembly , like most ships, was the hull. It does not deviate from most other Trumpter kits so the hull is in two halves. Prior to joining them you have to attach the front and rear guide pins as well as three bulkheads (which also have guide slots). If you have not built one of these before you would immediately notice how tight the bulkhead pieces fit between the halves. Likewise you would also note the not so tight fit of both halves, leaving a seam to fill in the hull.

One very annoying issue was how the hull strakes (?) were molded. They are very delicate but had 6 very large 1/8-1/4 sprue connections holding them in place over compound corners. While I was carefull, I still created some blemishes that needed filler to clean them up. I have read in other reviews where they were ruined or not applied at all because of the difficulty in removing them from the sprue.

I decided to jump the instruction sequence to work on main assemblies (so I can paint them together during the hull camouflage). The next assembly was of the main gun turret. The kit provides two plastic barrel options; one without the simulated canvas covers that allowed them to move and the other which had the simulated canvas which kept the guns in a static position. At the recommendation of a friend, I purchased the after-market metal turned replacements. They were designed to fit into either barrel choice by cutting the plastic barrel off, drilling a hole and mounting the metal barrels using mounting pins. I'm glad I purchased them as the plastic barrels holes were not centered in the barrels (and the barrels looked "fat" in comparison). I chose the canvas bag/static barrel option.

Here is the completed assembly resting in the gun turret.

When looking at the various pieces and size of the P.E., I am questioining my ability to add it all to the ship, but will do my best. Some of the parts were infinitesimal, measuring 2x3 mm, and some PE parts not much thicker than a human hair. 

The next update should show the painted hull and start of the main deck... till then.

Ben

I am a veteran; to all others thank you for your service. I hope you found peace after your tour of duty, you have earned it...

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Started

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

- 1/48 X-15 (GB) - Done

- 1/48 Eagle Lunar Module (GB) - Done

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 27, 2018 9:42 PM

Bravo Ben, nice start. The gap in the hull sounds like a common problem with Trumpy kits but it looks like you have it under control. I agree with your friend, the brass barrels look much cleaner and to scale for a 15 inch gun.

Fat little sucker ain't she. Makes her more stable as a gun platform and she didn't have to worry about traversing the Panama Canal.

Steve

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:48 PM

modelcrazy, YES she is rather plump. As I understand it, the monitor class ship was designed that way to be more stable both at sea and when firing the big gun. The shallow draft was also part of the design to allow her access to locations that many other fighting ships could not go because of thier high water line. 

Some of my questions regarding this kit;

- Why does Trumpter vaccum seal an adheisive clear plastic on both sides of thier photoetch?

- Is it that way in all thier kits?

- Is there a secret way to remove it without damaging any of the delicate PE parts?

Thank you in advance for the responses as I do not want to "booger" this kit up...

v/r,

Ben

 

I am a veteran; to all others thank you for your service. I hope you found peace after your tour of duty, you have earned it...

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Started

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

- 1/48 X-15 (GB) - Done

- 1/48 Eagle Lunar Module (GB) - Done

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:31 PM

DRUMS01
Some of my questions regarding this kit; - Why does Trumpter vaccum seal an adheisive clear plastic on both sides of thier photoetch? - Is it that way in all thier kits? - Is there a secret way to remove it without damaging any of the delicate PE parts? Thank you in advance for the responses as I do not want to "booger" this kit up...

The only thing that I have been able to come up with is it's protection of the delicate parts during transport. Yes, a PIA to remove. I will usually pull one side like I would masking tape and leave the other on. I will remove the parts from the other sticky side as I need them. In a way, it's nice it keep from getting lost or bent.

Steve

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:37 AM

When researching the color scheme for the HMS Roberts, I have found that it had several different patterns to its camouflage:

1) The traditional camo used during Normandy (also what is shown in the box guide)

 

2) Solid light gray (I believe it was while in the Med. (45 Malta) through 65 when scrapped.

 

3) This unique scheme, not sure when; perhaps when commissioned? (looking at the immaculate hull). All side surfaces appear to be near a gunship gray with dark gray decks and the top of the masts in white. This kind of reminds me of the US ships, like the Airzona (?)....

I am not sure which one I will do since most are done using the method in #1. But I also like the three tone of #3. What direction do you all think I should go?

Ben

 

 

I am a veteran; to all others thank you for your service. I hope you found peace after your tour of duty, you have earned it...

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Started

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

- 1/48 X-15 (GB) - Done

- 1/48 Eagle Lunar Module (GB) - Done

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:49 PM

#3 does look like early American Battleships Huh?

I vote for #1 however it looks like some work. Number #2 is cool with all that rust and weathering. I'd make a dio with it, but I make dios with all my ships.

Steve

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:13 PM

I have not shown anything for awhile, so here is a little progress achieved during the holidays

This is the rear 8 gun pom-pom; it has 15 PE pieces (I will fix what looks a little bent PE prior to final add and paint).

And some of the basic assemblies

This PE stuff is like trying to file claws on rabbid fleas! 

Still trying my best....

Ben

I am a veteran; to all others thank you for your service. I hope you found peace after your tour of duty, you have earned it...

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Started

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

- 1/48 X-15 (GB) - Done

- 1/48 Eagle Lunar Module (GB) - Done

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 8:54 PM

Yeah, I know about the PE Pom Poms. I have 5 more to do for the POW. That's what has slowed me down on it for now.

Steve

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 1:10 AM

Steve, do you have a PE bender or special kit just for PE? I have been using razor knives, tweezers, jewelers needle nose pliers, and a metal file.

Some of the PE supplied with the kit was so fragile I could bent it by blowing air on it. It is almost like trying to use metal cooking foil as PE material. I am glad I purchase a large group of after-market PE her her. One bad piece for me was the range finder antenna turrets; the kit material was almost weaker that human hair while the after-market worked rather well. Some of the factory stairways are really difficult too...

Just saying....

Ben

I am a veteran; to all others thank you for your service. I hope you found peace after your tour of duty, you have earned it...

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Started

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

- 1/48 X-15 (GB) - Done

- 1/48 Eagle Lunar Module (GB) - Done

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 2:48 AM

Ben, some very nice work there. I have to say, i am really looking for to doing the belfast and trying out PE at 1/600, thats going to be so much fun Bang Head

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 1:36 PM

DRUMS01

When researching the color scheme for the HMS Roberts, I have found that it had several different patterns to its camouflage:

1) The traditional camo used during Normandy (also what is shown in the box guide)

 

2) Solid light gray (I believe it was while in the Med. (45 Malta) through 65 when scrapped.

 

3) This unique scheme, not sure when; perhaps when commissioned? (looking at the immaculate hull). All side surfaces appear to be near a gunship gray with dark gray decks and the top of the masts in white. This kind of reminds me of the US ships, like the Airzona (?)....

I am not sure which one I will do since most are done using the method in #1. But I also like the three tone of #3. What direction do you all think I should go?

Ben

 

This is a neat subject that I did not know existed until Trumpeter released the kit.

My vote is for #1. 

I do like the pic in #2 with the ship laid up in Ordinary. 

Great job!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 5:45 PM

Ben, all I use is and xacto blade to cut them off, and various tweezers to handle and bend them. I'll get a pic of the tweezwes and post it. Some of them are ideal for the work.

Steve

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