HMS Norfolk Type 23 frigate 1/200

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Wotcher, bazzer!

    Just plain spectacular, mate!

    I can never get enough of this build...Beautiful!!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  2. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Thanks for the kind words I can see the completion date slipping I have managed to catch a cold and I can't see straight so I am leaving well alone at the moment. Sticking with big square boxes on Spruance.
  3. barry

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    Finally a full set of rails

    I have finally managed to finish the railings and whip aerials got to find my anchor chain and luckily not much rigging.

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  4. Clashster

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    Beautiful build, Barry!
  5. paulhbell

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    This build has been amazing barry. Do you fancy doing a Invincible carrier to go with it. I am building the JSC Invincible 1/400 at the moment, it has been a nightmare.
  6. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fine rigging

    At last I seem to have found a rigging material which looks to scale :wink: actually it's a tip from Jim Bauman I "borrowed" a pair of laddered tights from my wife should have bought her a black pair it turned out. Then it's a case of learning to pull threads from the "thick" knit at the top. It's suprisingly easy after a few trys you have to pull very steadily to get a good long length. Wind it onto a bit of spare card you now have enough rope for several thousand ships. It has some good properties when you snip to length it rolls itself up into an invisible little ball so no waving lighted fags around. It is incredibly strong in fact it is acting as guy ropes for the sagging gantries. Sticks well with a very small quantity of pva glue.

    When the thread is not in tension it looks really fuzzy and useless for rigging

    Caution tell the woman in your life what you want her old tights for otherwise you could get some very funny looks.

    It leads to some interesting thought on ships rails asyou can pull it really tight and it is not obtrusive.

    The pictures are not good difficult to get the lines to show up even in macro mode.

    @Paul

    There is a 1/200th model out at the moment and that looks better than anything I can do you might tempt me to do Bulwark after Tarawa.

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  7. Clashster

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    Wow! Looks great, Barry! I really look forward to your threads. Thanks for the update!

    Chris
  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wotcher, bazzer!

    Really looking good...glad you found a thread material you are happy with...although I pray you don't get in trouble taking the tops off of your wife's tights.:-o

    Keep the updates coming, mate, we always love to see how this lady is coming along.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  9. barry

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    Foremast rigging complete

    One day it will be finished all the rigging on the foremast is now there.

    Jim I must admit I do not envy you rigging Constitution

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  10. paulhbell

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    I wish I could do the railings on my 1/96 scale hms cornwall as fast as you can do them on this. I had to buy the 3 ball stantions from sirmar and I used telephone cable wire. But this model is for a different forum as it's not made from paper.
  11. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wotcher, bazzer!

    Checking in on this beautiful lady, and she is looking as lovely as ever!

    Slowly but surely on the rigging, mate...she's looking superb!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  12. barry

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    5 more lines to go

    Aft mast .......bad light stopped play

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  13. barry

    barry Active Member

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    The last 2 pieces

    They may be small but they are important cos they are the LAST 2 pieces, probably to everyones relief. In spite of being small it took about 5 hours to get anything like a reasonable fit on the bow anchor and it is still a compromise.

    Not even going to try for the gallery shots until I get a sunny day

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  14. Jim Krauzlis

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    Brilliant, bazzer!:)

    So, these are the final parts for Norfolk?
    What a splendid build, mate!

    I am looking forward to the gallery shots...sure hope it's sunny soon!:grin:

    Cheers!
    Jim
  15. Clashster

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    Looking forward to those gallerys, too! :grin: Come on SUN!!!
  16. barry

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    Finished at last

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    Finally finished ok when it gets warmer and my fingers work there are some last tiny pieces I would like to add.

    Thanks to all for the encouragement for this build

    I hope this page turns out ok as I am fed up with trying to use Imageshack so heres hoping this works

    regards
  17. paulhbell

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    Good work.

    BLOODLY BRILLIANT
  18. Plastic Bonsai

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    Very Handsome

    Splendid build Barry and congratulations on finishing it. The railings really make the model and worth all the effort.

    I hope the weather improves again soon.

    ....OK. I'll ask the question as everyone who has been salivating over this build will be dying to know:

    Are you going to publish this model? Perhaps...maybe ....please?

    Adopts fawning supplicant attitude and tugs at long lost forelock.
  19. origami.pl

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    Congatulations Barry, your ship looks very good :)
    I can't wait for your next projects, USS Spruance and Tarawa.
    I'm really impressed :)
  20. barry

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    Thanks mates

    I am trying to get my act together to publish some I was practicing on the Gearing class which is fairly simple to write up the other day who knows maybe I will succeed.

    regards