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HMS Dreadnought by Joe100 - FINISHED - 125’ to 1”

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The bridge has a full interior, ship’s wheel, telemotors, binnacle, chart table. They can almost be seen through the bridge windows and through the bridge wings. The bridge windows will receive glazing but not until the model is finished and clear coated. 

 

The parts count stands at 702 individually made pieces. 594B29C2-44B1-45CD-A96F-F36C2344869F.thumb.jpeg.b775a2e68012f327a909a653f5157bbe.jpeg

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19 hours ago, Joe100 said:

Kind words!

 

If you’re in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, I can bring them down to the coffee shop, and the coffee is on me !

Thanks for the offer, but I am a long way from Charlotte unfortunately. 

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4 hours ago, Kurt Johnson said:

Joe,

 

The main guns are fully functional of course. You’re too much! Do you have any build pictures. I’m sure there are some techniques that we could apply to any scale.

What made you decide on 1/1500 as a scale?

 

Kurt

 

I don’t have any build pictures of the guns, I turned the barrels on my new lathe, and I need some more practice there. The turrets themselves are made of boxwood. I have an extremely small upright belt sander made for this kind of work, and I used it to shape the facets. It was extremely tedious!

 

I use 1/1500 because it’s a lot smaller than the standard 1/1200 or 1/1250, and it’s about as small as one can go and still have all the detail. Something like 1/2400 wouldn’t answer.

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Upon reflection, I think your work is on a par with the late Norman Ough's models. However, he placed his models in a sea with surrounding detail. But perhaps that is a rabbit hole you don't want to go down.

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Thanks for the kind words, but nothing I toil at is anywhere near the legendary Ough, or Reed, or McNarry, not by half. If I approach even 10% of their abilities I’ll die happy.

 

As for the base, I think you may be confusing what you see here. The ship is attached to its working base, a heavy wood block and 2 needles. This is the stand I use to build the ship so I’m not handling it. It’s not how the ship will be displayed. I’ll recycle the working base for the next ship, so you’ll see it again, or perhaps it’s smaller brother. 

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Thanks!

 

I’d say something like 150hrs, maybe. It took a little less than a month.

 

I was browsing my collection of warship memorabilia trying to get inspiration. I have a huge collection of stuff from pieces of Tirpitz, HMS Rodney, Titanic, Olympic, Gustloff, Spee to autographs and everything in between. I ran across my Felix von Luckner autograph and decided that SMS Seeadler would be next. I do enjoy the WWI raiders. I considered SS Waratah, perhaps after Seeadler.

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The only commercial plans I know of were (I think) from Taubman and made in the '60s. Message me if you want the deck plan and rigging diagram drawn up by the Royal Navy.

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