HMS Glowworm

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

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    Sure is looking good Barry! If my Missouri turns out half that nice I will be happy with it. Keep up the good work and keep the updates coming when you can.
  2. barry

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    Vickers 4.7" single mount

    "Y" gun Vickers 4.72 single mounting nice design the filligree on the load/unload tray was a bit close to my abity to cut but it seems to have worked out OK.

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    Why is it whenever you take a picture right bang in the middle is the biggest mistake you can find. This one, some nerd rang the doorbell just as I was trying to finish the rail ropes so I wrapped the thread quickly round a stanchion and forgot about it. Why did he ring, he was delivering a curry I had not ordered.
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    Barry, I'll have the curry if you don't want it...

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  4. Kevin G

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    Barry, at least your not trying to say there are no mistakes!
    It takes a great guy to show his mistakes to the world :-D .
    Keep up the good work, she is looking awesome!
  5. Jim Krauzlis

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    "Mistakes?"
    I don't know, all I see is "work in progress", not mistakes.:wink:

    Keep at it, bazzer, she really is coming along quite nicely. Lots of great detail in this model.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  6. barry

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    4.7 cont

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    This leaves the depth charge gear to be finished at the stern. I've stuck my finger in the rails again, belated New Year resolution stop straightening them until all the rest is finished and then put it down.
  7. barry

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    A gun

    HI All

    Added A gun and cleaned up the aft railings also some of the foredeck gear

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  8. barry

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    last of the 4" guns

    Hi All

    Last of the 4" guns B gun complete with "rustic" fencing

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  9. barry

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    Vickers Quad AA

    Hi All

    Nice piece of design on these guns detailed but buildable barrels need straightening a bit and the ammo drums are yet to be added. I left these until I had a more stable platform to hold onto otherwise I would be spended the night on the floor looking for them.

    Not too many more of the cardboard bits to go now.

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  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, bazzer!:)

    The guns look great! She's almost done, and looking superb!

    Looking forward to the next update, and photos.

    Cheers!

    Jim
  11. barry

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    Railings

    Depth charges and rail modifications

    @Jim

    Sorry mate given up the struggle with the fingers and railings these are GPM plastic (oops !!!) from a sample Christoph sent me to try. Just got fed up of ruining models at the end.

    They are good in that you can chop up the spare plastic to add in extra stanchions using PVA.

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  12. eibwarrior

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    Sometimes the railings can be the most tedious and frustrating part of the build. I can sympathize.

    They don't look bad from the pictures. I know the pictures sometimes can only tell part of the story.
  13. Bowdenja

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    Hey Barry,

    Whatever it takes to compete the model and make a good impression! No taboo material.......... only good models!

    john
  14. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wotcher, bazzer!:)

    No worries, my friend, use whatever you have available to it's best advantage...no such thing as a purist in paper models, or else no one could use glue, what?

    As always, with each update she is looking even more spectacular!

    Keep at it mate, and treat us to more photos when you can.

    Cheers!

    Jim
  15. barry

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    ships boats

    It stopped raining for a couple of days and it warmed up a bit. Finally built the ships boats they still need touching up, not that the flash on the camera won't see right through it. The platform on the aft funnel will stop the siren pipes from looking so silly, when it's fitted. Now all I have to do is find the bridge sponsons amongst all the clippings plus adding an awful lot of individual shell holders.

    It makes a nice change to build something and Gremir's boats are a real pleasure to do.

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  16. barry

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    Last deails

    Hi All

    Title says last details still leaves about a hundred or so little bits to add on but the main card bits are complete. Masts and rigging still to come.

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  17. Jim Krauzlis

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    Outstanding, bazzer!:)

    I love the railing work on the upper decks, mate!
    You have done a superb job of it!

    If possible, can you post a few more photos...you know we are never satisfied with just a few.:grin:

    Cheers!
    Jim
  18. barry

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    Forecastle deck

    Well you asked Jim

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    Some of the bits I can't even see let alone glue.
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    Escorts

    Current collection of RN escorts Savage, Glowworm, Starling and Eskimo(1/250)

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  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wotcher, bazzer!:)

    I'm glad I asked...:grin:

    Superb collection, mate!
    I love the way she came out, lots of great little details, a wonderful build.

    I enjoyed watching the build, reading your commentary and, of course, the photos...thanks!

    I imagine Norfolk is next?:)

    Cheers!
    Jim