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HMS Warrior by StuartC - Billing Boats - 1:100 - started 1/1/2014


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Thanks for the interest. I have posted a full set of pictures in response to a question last year http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/1139-hms-warrior/,

however it might have been a good idea to point that fact out  :blush:.  If there is any specific part of the kit you want pictures of, let me know, I'm sure I will eventually find my camera that I put in a SAFE place on new years eve. 

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Time to ask for a bit of advice please. As you can see from the pictures I am in the process of adding the deck pieces, however after this, the instructions shows the next step to be adding the sides. The two builds I have previously done, were the type where you cut off the top of the frames once you had completed the first planking, and then planked the deck. However I have noticed in most cases in the build logs, that if the opportunity to plank the deck arises before the sides go on, it is taken.  My question is, can anybody think of a reason why I should not plank next, prior to fitting the sides?

 

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She's a beast. Definately on my which list so I will be following your log with interest.

I did the BB Jylland a few years back and was very satisfied with the quality of the laser cut parts which were very accurate especially compared to my Panart AV kit where every cut seems to have been made at an angle.

 

Keep the pictures coming.

 

/Lars Peter

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I thought about simulating plating, but looking at all the pictures of the ship I can find, there is nothing until you get close up to simulate. Luckily my in laws live in Portchester, so I intend to go and have a look later in the year. But again from the pictures when she was in dry dock, the only thing to simulate would be what looks like "clinkering" (I think thats the term) around the bow / keel below the waterline.

 

Stuart

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As you can see I've now completed the installation of the stern gallery. I decided to do the usually RN routine on a metal ship, and painted everything, that didn't move internally, white. There was no detail that could be added internally, due to the fact that the gallery only contains the trunk for the hoist-able propeller. Next step is to add the internal lining of the bulwarks.

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Dear Stuart

I too am following your build. After seeing the Warrior last year I have been longing to have a go at building a model of her. However my past experience of Billing Boats have not been good due to the paucity of instructions they include with their kist, so I do wish you all the best in this and will be following the log with great interest.

For some of the finer details, I was given at Christmas an excellent book “HMS Warrior - Ironclad: Seaforth Historic Ships Series” which if you don’t already have it, I would strongly recommend. Best wishes, Bettina

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Stuart, I'm another envious watcher! And living in Gosport, Warrior is certainly on my wish list. I see her from the ferry most days, and have a annual ticket to go onboard (Victory and Mary Rose to) so if you need any pics just give me a shout.

Good luck with the build.

 

Andy

Hi Andy, Thanks for the offer of the pics. I'm just trying to get the paints together, but Billing say that the funnel etc is yellow in the colour scheme. However every picture I've seen shows them being more orange. Could you please verify on your next trip :)

Cheers

 

 

Dear Stuart

I too am following your build. After seeing the Warrior last year I have been longing to have a go at building a model of her. However my past experience of Billing Boats have not been good due to the paucity of instructions they include with their kist, so I do wish you all the best in this and will be following the log with great interest.

For some of the finer details, I was given at Christmas an excellent book “HMS Warrior - Ironclad: Seaforth Historic Ships Series” which if you don’t already have it, I would strongly recommend. Best wishes, Bettina

 Hi Bettina,

Yes was fortunate enough to receive exactly that book for Christmas myself. your right it really is a useful reference. Hoping to get down south and see the real thing later this year.

 

I recall that Billings kits were under new management and their kits and instructions have been improved recently. 

Hi Brian,

Hmmmm, please see the attached, this is the instructions. At least they have avoided poor translation issue .

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Stuart,

I've sent you a couple of photos I took during a recent visit to HMS Warrior. Apart from the mustard orange coloured mast, one of the most notable colours was the bleached timber deck; almost an MDF grey colour. Can you let us know if the kit tries to replicate this? If it doesn't, does anybody know what would be a suitable timber to approximate this?

Glyn

Incidentally I've placed an order for my kit but it won't be available until mid March.

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Glyn,

cheers for the picture, the mast is a lot less orange than the pictures I've seen, makes much more sense.  The wood that is supplied for the deck is a dark wood, possibly walnut. This could well be true on the original build, as I've read that they laid a hardwood deck during the restoration at Hartlepool, but this went rotten due to standing water and had to be replaced. This time they have left an air gap under the wooden deck to allow the wood to breath.

Stuart.

Ps. Only 4 weeks to wait  :D

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