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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

    Bligh

    3D Ship Files / Kickstarter

    Here are mine at 1000th scale. As you can see there is hardly a smidgeon between them.
    Rob.

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    Bligh

    Nautical related Taverns.

    Cannon Tavern Ware.

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    Bligh

    Favourite Nautical related tipple.

    ...

    Bligh Today, 05:00 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    3D Ship Files / Kickstarter

    Thanks for all the explanations, Henry. Yes, my initial thought was that maybe I had gotten a 1/1200 Canada, but your diagrams match my physical reality.

    Dobbs Today, 04:55 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on Your Workbench for April?

    My schooner build starts here.

    Fitting Bowsprit and masts.

    Bligh Today, 04:55 Go to last post
    HenryTurner

    3D Ship Files / Kickstarter

    Glad to hear everything arrived!

    That goo is uncured resin that has failed to be cleaned off. To clarify, after printing every model got

    HenryTurner Today, 02:48 Go to last post
    Bligh

    3D Ship Files / Kickstarter

    According to Winfield.

    Canada as exemplified by the "Captain" was 170ft x 140ft.5in and 46ft 7in with a bm of 1632.

    Bligh Today, 01:18 Go to last post
    Diamondback

    3D Ship Files / Kickstarter

    Ganges should be 6" shorter LGD and almost a foot beamier, about 75 tons heavier. That pic looks almost like you have a 1/1000 Ganges and a 1/1200

    Diamondback Yesterday, 20:57 Go to last post
    Diamondback

    There's a New 3D Printer in the Shipyard

    Since some ships were cut and stretched fullsize, for them I'd suggest designers "cut" the model where the original was split and also offer

    Diamondback Yesterday, 20:52 Go to last post
    Diamondback

    All Flags to Half-mast!

    Condolences to our British friends.

    Diamondback Yesterday, 20:46 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    3D Ship Files / Kickstarter



    I'm curious, weren't Canada's and Ganges' about the same size historically? That the Canada on the left.

    Dobbs Yesterday, 19:43 Go to last post
    Comte de Brueys

    All Flags to Half-mast!

    My symapthy, gentlemen.

    Comte de Brueys Yesterday, 17:22 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Bargemen

    Out of everyone in this crew, Eric, you stand the greatest chance of coming face to "face?" with these snacks...

    Dobbs Yesterday, 14:53 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Early Birthday present.

    Nothing to do with my birthday, honest, but today three more reinforcements breezed into the harbour at Chez Bligh.
    One for the US Navy, one for

    Bligh Yesterday, 13:21 Go to last post
    Bligh

    All Flags to Half-mast!

    Deeply moved by this. I met Prince Phillip on only one occassion, at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground during a Test Match. He was a very approachable man.

    Bligh Yesterday, 12:58 Go to last post
    Bligh

    New members signing on.

    This evening we are joined by a new shipmate from the USA. He is Brent, aka evanger from Minnesota.

    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 12:50 Go to last post
    Bligh

    3D Ship Files / Kickstarter

    Even in a cloudy sky with the odd sunny periods they were done in a couple of hours.

    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 12:40 Go to last post
    Capn Duff

    All Flags to Half-mast!

    Sad news RIP

    Capn Duff Yesterday, 12:07 Go to last post
    David Manley

    All Flags to Half-mast!

    Already done.

    I met him a couple of times. A great man who will be sorely missed..

    David Manley Yesterday, 08:56 Go to last post
    Naharaht

    All Flags to Half-mast!

    I request all captains to lower their flags to half-mast in salute at the death of The Lord High Admiral, H.R.H. Price Philip Duke of Edinburgh. He lived

    Naharaht Yesterday, 08:20 Go to last post