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HMS Warspite by Old Collingwood - FINISHED - Academy - 1/350 scale - PLASTIC

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Looks good mate

Thanks greg,   Next stage will be to add the odd small additional things like the dropped ledge water break,  then I will  do a bit of light highlighting - dry brush style, then the hull will be turned upside down while i work on the rudders and props/shafts, then the attaching the transfer draught markings and finishing off the hull with a couple of flat clear coats the protect it, It will then be put away back in the box while I continue the deck section details etc.

 

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Decided later today i will firstly reduce the width of an overhang that was there for the 1918 fit,    when she had more 6 Inch guns both forward and aft, in later life she had these overhangs reduced,  and planked over close to her hull sides, after doing this i will dry brush a light grey colour over her upper hull before highlighting her details with a dull white.

 

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hull looks great OC..........bow deck does too   ;)   are the anchor chains supposed to be white?

Hi,  yeah  checking the photos I have she did serve quite a time with white chains and was kept in that state for most of her active life.

 

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Just an update folks minus pics though,   I started on the lower hull by giving it a good clean down and blast with a hairdryer to remove dust, then i diluted a bit of vallejo Mat top coat and procceded to hand paint the hull,  with the largest but managable brush I have to hand, I tried to follow defined areas with detail boundaries, and built it up in stages of thin coats added with the venerable hairdryer.

After a few coats it was covering quite well with just a light scattering of fine brush marks, these should rubb out with a cloth when its hardened.

 

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I started on the Rudders and Prop Shafts, I needed to do a bit of studying to see which shaft is which, but after looking at the instructions and dry fitting - it all came clear,  I fitted the rudders first just a slight bit of drilling out for the rudder arms, then I glued them in place, next was the shafts, afterwards I touched up the paint around them.

 

I also fitted the bow bottom fitting (A counter weight)? not sure of its purpose.

 

Here are a few pics folks -

 

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Hiya,  thanks so mutch for finding that out - I had wondered for the past year what it was for, I kind of stupidly thought it might have been somekind of counter weight or something.

 

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Just a quick update folks - I finnished off fitting all four prop shafts, then touched up the colour then added a couple of coats of top coat to blend it all in,  then after finding out what the block on the bottom bow was for thanks to folks on here, I drilled out the two small holes taht would have had chains attached.

I then returned to the 6 inch gun shelf and sorted out the port and starboard waterbreaks, these had to be cut from the etch sheet then the bottoms of these needed bending 90 deg's to act as a ledge, I then sat them a small amount of watered PVA then when dry painted them as they should be.

 

Next will be two ladders leading down to the 6inch battery ledge from the Forecastle deck.

 

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Finaly for today anf possibly a few days due to decorating,  I decided to have a go at the screws,  I have gone with the kit ones as they look quite good, I tydied them up a bit then gave them a coat of paint while off the shafts, then dried them with the normal hairdryer and glued them in place.

 

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Just a quick update of what i will be tacling next when I can get past all this house painting,  well I will be working on the boat deck, I had al;ready thined down the profile of the boat stands,  and next will be some detail work on the fittings on the deck area where the boats sit - First off will be to construct roofs for the larger engine room vents-two of these, next will be two smaller vent roofs and details that will be made with some plastic/wood sheet, next I will move the two amo cuboards as they should be more shared between the thwo Pom poms on both sides, the small ladders will also be filed off, along with some extensions to the armour around the most forward Pom pom stations, including the ends being turned in 90deg.

 

Here is a pic showing the un altered deck with shaded areas to show what i will be doing(the original boat stands on the pic do not show what I have done).

 

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I have decided to construct her showing the bomb damage she received in 1943 at Salerno from a Fritz X guided bomb, she was struck by one and a near miss by two others, the one that struck came through on her boat deck near her funnel infont of her engine room vent, leaving a 2-3 ft hole, the bomb carried on downwards through several decks and exploded in one of her engine rooms causing severe damage, including a 20ft hole in her double skin bottom hull.

One of the near misses opened up her torpedo bulge and the third one was off her starboard stern end causing no damage.

 

When she got into safe port she had a patch put over her hole on the boat deck, and to her bottom hull and inside her engine room she received a concrete casement repair and a 30 ft patch on the outside bottom hull.

 

I am going to attemp to replicate this with two scale patches in both areas described, with a paper plate then painted the same colour.

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I was able to get back on the build this afternoon - just briefly as all the decorating has been finished to the house, i started on the boat deck as shown in the pics above, the plan was to drill out the boat stands to give them some detail, however this was a little more difficult than i expected due to other obstructions getting in the way, i managed to do a few at the fron nearest the funnel,  I then turned my attention to removing the plastic fitted steps as i will fit the brass ones instead later.

Not a lot of work but great to be back on it, no pics though but i think the explanantion is enough.

 

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More work again today - i finished off removing both plastic stairs and cleaned up the vent sides, i also roughly fitted the plate to cover the bomb damage, this is supposed to be roughly a 5 foot square plate that was riveted over the hole, it will need sanding down a bit when it has glued.

Also i have taken a pic of my new display area showing my hull and part completed wood project, and my 700 scale type 42 destroyer.

 

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Going back a little, I'm wondering how they worked the paravanes from that fitting low on the bow.  Were there chains or cables permanently affixed?  I can't imagine sending even a seaman apprentice (from another thread) down to hook things up when required.

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Going back a little, I'm wondering how they worked the paravanes from that fitting low on the bow.  Were there chains or cables permanently affixed?  I can't imagine sending even a seaman apprentice (from another thread) down to hook things up when required.

I think they used small chains attached to the bow fairleads, I have not seen any photo evidence of this on the Old Lady.

 

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I was on my build today but first my wife supprised me with an Amazing toy in the shape of a larger -higher mag  glass and sturdy stand with a high power halogen lamp,  this should make a Big difference with seeing what I am doing ;):D

Anyway more progress - I started by touching up the rim of the hull in preperation for fitting the decks, I also painted the under sections of midship deck area, tomorrow will be the time to either mate the two deck sections together, then fit the wood deck over the two sections, or fit the forward deck section first before the mid then the wood deck section.

 

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