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academy's 1/350 HMS warspite
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:44 PM

got a bit of the ol run around with this kit ,ordered trumpeters version of it , got told by another mob  they had the trumpeters PE , all good . forward 5 months went to start it only to find the wood deck didn't fit , all bad , too late to send it back , so I had to order the academy's one . also ordered this book too , which should help .

 

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Posted by lurch on Friday, January 21, 2022 5:16 AM

That looks interesting.

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Posted by ikar01 on Friday, January 21, 2022 5:35 PM

I've got one of those on the shelf and will probably be working on it next.  I picked up a Pontos set.  I hope that it works out, I've never had one before.

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:50 PM

the hull halves were a real [&^%^] , to put together . had to put some re-enforcing on the inside , hopefully it holds .

the hull painted and mounted on the working board .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:29 PM

got some PE work done , time for a rest and a drink .

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 23, 2022 11:49 PM

Nice!  The cranes look like little models themselves.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, January 28, 2022 8:37 PM

thanks john , I enjoyed building them .

started taking some deck furniture off of it to accommodate the wood sticker .

the wood deck finally on .

also got a bit more PE done .

 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Friday, January 28, 2022 9:05 PM

Steve,

Your PE looks great!  But, I am confused. Is this the Trumpeter or the Academy kit?  My LHS gave me the delux Academy kit while I had my broken knee and hip but I haven't started it yet.

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, January 28, 2022 10:16 PM

thanks bill , it's the academy kit , with the MK1 PE set .

 

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, January 29, 2022 9:41 AM

Very nice PE work.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, January 29, 2022 10:19 AM

GREAT!

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:37 PM

cheers guys .

not sure what you call this rear deck , but its installed .

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, January 29, 2022 11:49 PM

Did you do something to that deck and what is that attachment at the end?

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:41 PM

apparently ikar01 , so I just found out , it's called a stern walk , it comes off of the admirals quarters .

I haven't done anything to the deck , I was going to but I like the look of it now .

got a bit more small stuff done .

love these little exhast fans

 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 9:06 PM

just learnt , they aren't exhaust fans , but night lifebouy's on the slip way , 

got a lot more little stuff done .

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:27 AM

I'm taking notes, I have one to build soon.

It always amazed me that they would put opne gun positions on top of a main turret, and on this one the poor guys on teh lower turret are really going ot get blasted if teh other guns fire.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:05 PM

probably need capnmac for this , but I always assumed those guns were automated . you would need some serious ear protection otherwise , Headphones

I will be watching for your build mate .

 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:57 PM

Beautiful work, as usual! The Queen Elizabeth class ships are among my favorite!  The first one I built was when I was six, building the old Eagle Wall/ Pyro HMS Warspite. By six and a half I had graduated to the Airfix HMS Warspite in 1/600.  (I am turning 68 in less than two weeks.) 

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:30 PM

thats a coincidence , I turn 66 in a bit over 2 weeks .Big Smile ,

 

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:59 PM

Steve5

Great work so far.  I started building my Academy Warspite kit just before you, but you have made much more progress than I have.  Your PE and paint work is looking wonderful. 

Question, are you building her in the 1943 configuration?  Those 20mm tubs on A and Y turret were added in 1943.

Mark Beer

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:36 PM

thanks mark , I am in no way , any type of historian . the book I showed up the top , depicts it this way in 1942 , between the instructions , which aren't great , and this plan , is what I have been going on . by the way are you doing a build log on yours , would love to see some pics .

 

 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:26 AM

What day?

Bill

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Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:29 AM

Steve,

Just by the way . . . I am considering converting my Warspite to a 1939-1940 configuration. She had a tripod foremast. Therefore, I am looking for plans showing every detail of that which I would have to change.

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 6, 2022 3:25 PM

I'm on the 24th bill ,  don't know if this helps , but it looks about right .

i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JNQAAOSwS0peWydm/s-l640.jpg

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, February 6, 2022 4:24 PM

steve5
, it's called a stern walk , it comes off of the admirals quarters

Only RN would stick an Admiral aft of the steering gear and its associated machinery.  USN practice was to put the Flag quarters on the 01 or 02 level.

 

On the AA mounts atop turrets.  The basic rule-of-thumb was that you always fired in broadside whenever possible, to bring the most number of tubes to bear.

Also, you have a difference between AAA engagements and main-battery enagements.  If you are having a 15-20 mile main battery engagement, you are unlikely to also be fending off aircraft, so you could draw those crews off stations.  (When attacked by a/c, you need to manuver wildly to evade attack--this is contra indicated for generating computed firing solutions at 15-20 mile distances--those sheels are in the air for 30 or more seconds.)

What becomes a factor in "B" turret mounted AA guns is visibility from bridge levels.  Iowa had no AA on the Baker turret as it obsucured the Flag Bridge view forward.

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Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 6, 2022 9:01 PM

I'm on the 18th.  HAPPY upcoming BIRTHDAY!!!!

Bill

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 6, 2022 11:42 PM

same to you mate , us pisces have got to stick together . Wink

 

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, February 7, 2022 11:42 AM

Steve5,

I have a build log on another forum which allows me to post my photos right from my PC. 

Mark

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:09 PM

could you PM me that site please mark ,

totally wrecked my aerial , I dropped it , ralph jumped on it , Crying ,rebuilt it as best as I could , , then lost the top bit airbrushing it ,Censored , back to the drawing board .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:14 PM

got the anchors , railings , side guns , and cranes on , I've also put the rear aerial on the main mast , they are nearly identical , it just look's better there . I will try to fashion something for the rear mast .

 

 

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