HMS Chiddingfold by GreMir

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Padre, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Doing a build thread for GreMir of the HMS Chiddingfold. Not in his offer yet. Does not appear to be a difficult model, there are 11 sheets of parts and 6 pages of instructions, appearance, template and diagrams. It is 1:200 scale. Don't know how it is exactly going to look until I finish! sign1

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  2. cgutzmer

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    Sweet! Full hull or waterline?
    Chris
  3. Padre

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    Full hull
  4. cgutzmer

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    I especially like watching full hulls come together - they have kicked my butt every time so far.... I will get up the nerve again some day.
    Chris
  5. lriera

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    I agree with Chris, the hulls are one of the more beautifull pieces of this hobby. I am also waiting for your upgrades.
  6. Padre

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    Frame going together well, parts fit nicely and labeled well. A little over 16 inches in length.

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  7. smyfe

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    Watching very closely and learning:thumb:,I have a few of Gremirs RN destroyers, tried Garland and completely messed up the lower hull:cry:, After watching your Repulse build, I hope I can learn from you. I keep hoping that one day Gremir will release a tribal class destroyer, as they are my favourite all time ship design
    keep up the great work
    Mick
  8. Padre

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    So far everything is still going together well. Seems to be a simple model suitable for beginners or someone who wants a rest from the more challenging tasks. If you look close I had a little bubble on the bow plate along the keel. a slight cut fixed that. Then trimmed the bow to shape with scissors. Sanded the bow edge and the used super glue on it for stiffening.

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  9. Padre

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    Finished sides of ship, looks good. I had to add a little strip at the stern to fill in a gap, not sure if I should have trimmed more or what. A little added length for trimming and fitting is what I would prefer, as I always seem to have a little extra (better) or a little short (durn) when I do the sides. Now for the superstructure.

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  10. KenG

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    I'm following this build in order to learn. The hull seems very smooth, what weight paper did you print that on? Thanks for sharing your build!:)

    Ken
  11. Padre

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    Its not a big build so I used 65lb. On the Repulse I used 110lb. 65lb = 100gsm
  12. Padre

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    First off, suggestions.
    Glue all hatches to superstructure parts on all sheets, that way you don't forget them. I like separate hatches as they give a 3d effect.

    Glue 35gp inside 35a and align with top edge to ensure alignment of conn deck.

    Part 35fp is a reverse fold to go into 35e.

    There is no diagram of part 41 so I used the appearance sheet to see what they were.

    There is mention of part 43b on diagram of 43.

    There are a number of little parts to challenge a beginner.

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  13. Padre

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    More detail on bridge, missing part 49f (reported), replaced with part 49e. Part37 al/ap not on diagram but I figured out where it went. 4th pic shows it.

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  14. cgutzmer

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    Looking great! That has some really well done details and I must say you are puting it together very well.
    Chris
  15. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Bow done. As there was no diagram for the bow I had to use the General Plan sheet for parts and layout. Some parts not shown as to what they were for on assembly sheets but from experience I figured out what they were for. While building I do not put on parts that stick up or out as I have a tendency to knock them off as I move the ship around. I think now I will start on the stand and the props/rudder.

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  16. Padre

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    I know I said the props and rudder would be next, but as I said I have a tendency to break things that stick out sooooo.:p I am working on the aft structure. The underside of the 02 deck was not on the diagram but this is where they go.:wave:

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  17. Padre

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    Working on midships and stack of Chiddingfold. Everything going together well and response from GreMir is great. I said that this would be a good model for a beginner earlier, now, maybe an advanced beginner. Model is looking good.

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  18. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

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    I absolutely love the netting on the ship! How do you manage to do it? Poke holes? :p
  19. Padre

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    Nope, it is printed.
  20. Padre

    Padre Guest

    More midships structures completed, searchlight, 49mm gun, etc. All gun barrels were reprinted on regular paper so that they could be rolled tightly/easier and fit in slots better. That includes forward, mid and aft main guns.

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