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Old Collingwood

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  1. Some more progress pictures folks - they show the main section of the rear block constructed minus the roof that will be painted separate then fixed in place, a few of the port holes will need to be cleaned up again after the last coat of paint/top coat, the pictures show the first paint level of light grey, next will be the camouflage layer of dark grey to be applied after taping up. OC.
  2. Just a quick update folks - I am now working on the rear mid section block that contained the rear guns direction finding and rear mast, I have so far managed to construct the three sides of the block and drilled out the port holes, also a little bit of shaping around the water tight doors was screaming out to have my blade gently scrape around their edges to give them a slight separation from the block. Here is a section from my drawing to show the area I mean. As always thanks for watching my build folks, it is a slow one but with any luck worth it in the end OC
  3. I just keep searching Ebay for bits and pieces sometimes popping in different search words or even just - Boats 1 350 scale, worth a try OC.
  4. Looks very interesting its amazing the amount of detail we can put into our 1/350 scale boats OC.
  5. I did a little bit more work in the same area today, by applying a little bit of white dry brushing to bring out the edges a bit, and applied dark grey to the slopes over the catapult cover, I then applied a couple of coats of matt varnish to kill off any shine where it should be flat. Next step will be to fix the boat stand near to the catapult then I will start on my first bit of superstructure in the same area. OC.
  6. I carried on with the mid ship section again today working on the catapult runway fitting the two slopes at each end from the etch sheet parts, after shaping and fitting a couple of coats of light grey was applied, here are a couple of pictures showing where I am at. OC.
  7. More work was carried out yesterday by tidying up some of the decking-pushing it down with a flat blade and cutting around a few tiny obstructions, next I turned my attention to the float plane runway - this is being covered and not in use as I a making a late edition Warspite, as she was on D Day, I cut the cover from the fret and bent the two edges 90 deg, then I did some shaping and thinning of the track guards that would be seen over hanging the deck, also under this section was fitted on each side under the track a small brass plate, representing the bottom of the track, I painted the tr
  8. I was under the impression that the White Ensign was still carried but moved to the boom as Nelson wanted to make a clear indicator for the British and also a little bit of making a point at the opposition. OC.
  9. Wasn't the flag carried between the Gaff and the Boom on the Mizzen mast, I have seen it like this on Turners Trafalger painting. OC.
  10. More progress to day folks - as I posted above I continued with the mid ship section on the other side of the runway strip, this was cut away quite easy with a nice sharp fine blade but the pointed ends that part wrap around the turret were very very fragile, to the extent that they broke off when I tried to fix the deck down B)i was able to fix them back down after the carpet munster gave them back . Anyway in the end after a bit of adjustment and gentle knife work around a few of the fittings, it settled down and I am quite pleased with it so far. OC.
  11. Hi there, After doing a bit of net bashing I came across this - its a well established company here in the UK, they are called Cornwall Model Boats, and the individual maker in that site is called Amati Ship Fittings, they have several Fairleads in different sizes. OC.
  12. I got round today to laying the dark grey painted areas I had made from paper sheet, I test fitted them a few more times before painting on some white glue then fixing them down, they settled quite well, next I turned my attention to the wood decking strip - as I have decided to tackle small areas at a time, I cut the relevant section and then I cut around the details till I had two nice small areas to work with, as they were so small I placed them and pushed them strait down into place without wetting the surface. I am quite impressed so far and the wood deck really looks the part. Her
  13. What I will have to try to source is the Fairlead's as a few of mine have broken due to heavy handling when I was working on the hull OC.
  14. Thanks for that Frank great looking pictures my friend, I am basing a lot of my work on the excellent Very Large scale Warspite that a fellow builder on here was building, a lot of his pics show some excellent detail and what I would consider reference material as the build is an engineering model built by the Ship builders. OC.
  15. More work today on the mid ship section I applied a few thin coats of Admiralty light grey to the inside of the armour bulwarks around the 4inch mounts, and while these were drying I changed colour and applied a few more dark grey coats to the paper floor sections I made to fit around the the 4 inch mounts. When these are dry I will be able to glue down with some PVA the paper flooring, then the next stage will be study the wood decking sheets as I intend to do them in smaller sections and possibly apply some appropriate weathering to them? OC.
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