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academy's 1/350 HMS warspite

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    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Sunday, March 27, 2022 8:01 PM

Beautifully done and one of my top 10 favorite ships (and I have a lot).

Love the PE work, I admire anyone with the patience to work that evil metal with your level of detail and skill, great job.

- Joe the SMG

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    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:00 PM

steve5

could you PM me that site please mark

Why not post it here?  Id be interested too.  I dont think there are any rules forbidding it.

 

PS - just tried to PM - its still busted

 

Keep on building!

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:40 AM

Lovely work Mate. Have got the Premium KIt so watching with interest. Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    September 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:59 PM

Steve 5,

Great finish on your build and commissioning. 

Marcus Beer

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    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:28 PM

steve5
TB , they should have made the ship designer sleep there for a few nights

Not enough room--so the men were fit around "the weapon" rather than the weapon being fit to the men.  Basically the same sort of thing that happens in submarine design.

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 1:48 PM

thanks guys , see you all in a couple of weeks .

 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 20, 2022 9:02 AM

Outstanding work as usual!

Bill 

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 20, 2022 6:25 AM

Super nice ship steve! You do some great work. Nice job on that deck btw as well. Looks like you got any gaps sorted and looking tight

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:44 PM

well i'm finished , as far as I'm going to go anyway , didn't do much rigging , been a bit distracted , going down to adelaide for a while to see my sister and some mates I haven't seen in over 40 years . about 3,500 k's round trip .

 

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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 13, 2022 5:21 PM

thanks guys , 

TB , they should have made the ship designer sleep there for a few nights .

these were my colours .

 

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    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, February 13, 2022 4:00 PM

Wow, your build is turning out really nicely.  The Warspite and her sisters were such nice looking vessels.

Pat

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, February 13, 2022 1:27 PM

What colors did ou use for the hull?

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:12 AM

Hmmmm;

     Looks like you got a darned good drawing Board there mate; Couldn't see where it was damaged when you got it finished, Good Job.

     Lived on a Gearing Fram Destroyer back about 63 years ago. We, the Engineering and Damage Control personnel were housed aft. Over the Screws  Eh Wot?

      I practice with Metal Earth Models to perfect my P.E. Work to a better standard .Now I can do a twin forty Mount in P.E. in 1/350 with no problems.

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    July 2013
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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    July 2013
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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    September 2013
  • 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 Sunday, February 6, 2022 11:42 PM

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

 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 6, 2022 9:01 PM

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

Bill

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    November 2005
  • 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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    July 2013
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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    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
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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    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:26 AM

What day?

Bill

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    July 2013
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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    September 2013
  • 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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    July 2013
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 ,

 

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • 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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    July 2013
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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    October 2004
  • 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.

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
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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