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  • British Pre Dreadnought build.

    The building of the HMS Thunderer.
    " How to" on a Victorian Pre Dreadnought.



    The kit.


    I start building the Bridge and upper foredeck.


    Next job was opening up all the holes for fittings.



    and trial testing the parts for fit and the easiest order for assembly.



    Now the undercoat.



    Next the hull got a coat of black and whilst that was drying I did the funnels in Buff.



    Now getting all the ancilliary parts painted.


    Gluing in the Stubs of the masts and the Ventilators.
    Much easier to place before the Funnels go in.





    Finally for today the Funnels, sea boats, and guns.


    The next job was to silver solder wire together to make the two detatchable topmasts.


    Here they are painted and ready with the searchlight platforms added.



    Just the rigging and bunting to add now.

    Ship completed with detachable upper masts for ease of storage.





    Here she is at last all masted rigged and ship shape fashion.





    Rob.
  • Recent Posts

    Garry Wills

    Battle of Lissa (1811)

    Thanks very much for this - very useful

    Garry

    Garry Wills Today, 14:43 Go to last post
    Bligh

    New members signing on.

    This evening we are joined by a new shipmate from The USA. he is Juan, aka Mr_Zorro from Texas.
    Rob.

    Bligh Today, 13:50 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Freebird's Collection

    Sounds like a very good deal sir.
    Good luck with the rest of your sale, and thanks again for the Sloops which figured in my Basque Roads game at

    Bligh Today, 13:42 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Spinnaker Bar & Restaurant at Scilly Kinsale, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

    Naharaht Today, 11:40 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Favourite tipple.

    Also from the Wellington Brewery there is Beach Umbrella gose with watermelon and basil.

    Naharaht Today, 11:30 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Humor of the Sea

    Naharaht Today, 11:20 Go to last post
    Freebird-52

    Freebird's Collection

    With Black Friday coming, i will offer buy two, get the third one free...

    Freebird-52 Today, 11:15 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Third Rate ships of 74 guns.

    Bombay Castle (1782)




    Bombay Castle by Thomas Witcombe.

    HMS Bombay Castle was a 74-gun
    third-rate Elizabeth

    Bligh Today, 08:10 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Nautical related Taverns.


    Tatsfield Kent.

    Bligh Today, 04:33 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Favourite tipple.



    Bligh Today, 04:28 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Humor of the Sea

    Bligh Today, 04:25 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Spinnaker Lounge Bar in Otranto, Italy.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 16:02 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Favourite tipple.

    Against the Currant blackcurrant kettle sour from the Wellington Brewery.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 15:26 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Humor of the Sea

    Naharaht Yesterday, 15:20 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Gunnery.

    Too true Eric.
    My major study at College was the development of Flintlock firearms, and one of the stark realities was the intransigence of the

    Bligh Yesterday, 14:16 Go to last post
    DeRuyter

    Gunnery.

    Sadly it was not accepted and never procured by the RN. An example of the difficulty accepting new technology I suppose.

    DeRuyter Yesterday, 13:29 Go to last post
    DeRuyter

    Battle of Lissa (1811)

    Garry:

    I have run the Battle of Lissa at both the club and show level. I have used SoG and another rules set using the SoG ships. TBF I

    DeRuyter Yesterday, 13:26 Go to last post
    Vagabond

    Little Mediterranean Harbor

    This looks great, lots of good detail, it will add a lot to your games.

    Vagabond Yesterday, 10:26 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Battle of Lissa (1811)

    Thanks Chris.
    I knew you would come to the rescue. Is the Frigate you borrowed any good for your designs on doing the Indefatigable?
    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 09:30 Go to last post
    Capn Duff

    Battle of Lissa (1811)

    Been off for a while due to circumstances and just seen this.
    I have the Ship logs, base inserts and ship cards for Lissa if you want them, send

    Capn Duff Yesterday, 06:21 Go to last post