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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

    Volunteer

    What's on your workbench for January.

    Really looks awesome Rob!

    Volunteer Today, 00:59 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Humor of the Sea

    Naharaht Yesterday, 19:21 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Commissioners Quay Inn in Blyth, Northumberland.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 19:03 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Favourite tipple.

    Puffin very pale ale.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 18:45 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Medals and promotions.

    Congratulations upon receiving the two year medal, Julian, and upon your promotion to first lieutenant.

    Naharaht Yesterday, 18:37 Go to last post
    Bligh

    New members signing on.

    Tonight we are joined by a new shipmate from Tenerife. He is David, aka Mochildor from La Laguna.

    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 16:52 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on your Workbench for February?

    Here is a bit of background for the interested.




    Semaphore towers by Brigade models in 6mm.



    Bligh Yesterday, 14:44 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on your Workbench for February?

    The production of the Clacks gets underway.



    Based and undercoated.




    Painting underway.

    Bligh Yesterday, 11:25 Go to last post
    Capn Duff

    Odysseus of Glory?

    Oooh, yes I would fancy this. I had an old Board game called Trireme, years ago came with 12 plastic triremes, so will follow with interest.

    Capn Duff Yesterday, 09:35 Go to last post
    Aaron

    SoG Game Tracker App (windows)

    got the start of the beams going...

    Aaron Yesterday, 09:03 Go to last post
    David Manley

    Odysseus of Glory?

    G&G is a lovely set of rules, and not one of mine :)
    But if you wanted some suggestions for sets suitable for large rowing battles...

    David Manley Yesterday, 08:43 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Odysseus of Glory?

    Not trying to influence my decision in any way then Dave! I have often considered doing an Athens vs Spata or Persia campaign.
    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 03:42 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Humor of the Sea

    Bligh Yesterday, 03:38 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Nautical related Taverns.



    Swindon.

    Bligh Yesterday, 03:36 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Favourite tipple.

    As they say Dave one good Tern deserves another.




    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 03:33 Go to last post
    David Manley

    Odysseus of Glory?

    There are quite a few decent sets of ancient naval rules out there (I've published a couple). If you wanted to bring in the more godly aspects then Galleys

    David Manley Yesterday, 00:34 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Odysseus of Glory?

    That does have a certain appeal. You would have to develop some rules for ramming attacks and perhaps develop more sophisticated rules for boarding.

    Naharaht 02-16-2019, 22:40 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Humor of the Sea

    Naharaht 02-16-2019, 19:46 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Nautical related Taverns.

    The Inn on the Quay at Goodrington Sands, Paignton, Devon.

    Naharaht 02-16-2019, 19:43 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    Favourite tipple.

    Puffin Traditional Porter

    Naharaht 02-16-2019, 19:28 Go to last post