HMS Starling 1/200 Black Swan class sloop 1944

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    I first tried building Starling several years ago in this forum but I never finished her because I could not get the bridge right, which has irked me for some time now. So I redrew her in Metaseq as a full hull model with the ability to make a waterline one.

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  2. cgutzmer

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    looks great barry! i am sure you will get it this time!
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    GREAT JOB BARRY
    I LOVE ENGLISH WARSHIPS THEY HAVE SUCH LOVELY LINES I ORDERED A KIT OF OF THE GREAT LATE HOOD A WONDERFULL BATTLESHIP CANT WAITE TO ATTCK THIS SHIP. IN 1/200 SCALE IT WILL BE SIZEABLE MAKE A GREAT COMPANION TO MY 1/200 ARIZONA. GREAT WORK MY FRIEND.

    FRANKLYN DAY
    RETIRED U.S.S NAVY BMC:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  4. Elliott

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    Love to see your design work and watch your build threads Barry.
  5. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Thanks for stopping by fellas and the kind words
  6. Teamski

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    I'm still trying to figure out how you do it Barry. Amazing work....

    -Ski
  7. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Some details

    Thanks Teamski

    Slow progress as usual these days and a few false starts the funnel I redesigned to avoid making a slip over part at the base and the rake angle was too shallow. I shall probably rebuild the bridge to get the passage under the brdge deck correct.

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  8. barry

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    Deck fittings

    Just adding more fittings

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  9. c wiseman

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    Looks Amazing! Is this going to be avalaible as a kit or download?
  10. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Thank you it will become a kit fairly soon.
  11. cgutzmer

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    looking forward to that! :)
    Chris
  12. barry

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    More deck fittings

    Added more deck fittings

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  13. Nowhere

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    Very nice. I will waiting for this kit.
  14. barry

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    Rigging

    Thanks Nowhere

    The rigging is very simple in real life and I am afraid I had to make it even more simple from steel wire. My fingers just can't perform well enough to add the extras. I used superglue to glue the lines it worked quite well.

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    Nice ship

    I like the look of this ship Barry and the level of detail is (as always) excellent. Now that I've finally finished that MO-65 this may be my next ship build. Looking forward to seeing her completed.

    Steve
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    Great job

    Hey Grand dad Boats... pleased to hear you like our Warships, and particularly the H.M.S Hood, she's a real beauty :thumb: and i totally agree with you.. Barry has done a great job through and through, nice one Barry :thumb:
  17. barry

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    HMS Starling kitted up

    Thanks Peter and sjs

    I have to apologise for not finishing the rails etc but through some ill health I have fallen way behind and if I do not get on with Richelieu and Enterprise I shall forget how to put them together and lose the lot. I shall come back and finish Starling because she has always been one of my favourite ships.

    Anyway she is now kitted up

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  18. bigfan

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    excellent craftsmanship, man!
  19. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Thank you bigfan
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    Best wishes for your health!!!

    Hello Barry,

    I' m sorry for your bad health.
    I hope you recover soon, for your family and for the benefit of the whole modeling community.
    Your model of the Black Swan Sloop is as excellent as the other models of yours.
    I have to say this once, for me you are one of the greatest designers in the whole modeling community.
    For me you are an ideal in computer designed models and i hope i become as good in blender as your are today in metasequoia and pepakura.
    I admire your courage of designing even big projects as the Richelieu, the Tarrawa and the Enterprise.

    But back to your model of the Black Swan.
    It is one of the lesser known work horses of the royal navy.
    For me it is in fact not of personal memory ( i' m too young for that), but my father sailed on the Graf Spee (ex HMS Flamingo) to South America in the early sixties.
    During christmas Break i digitized most of the photos he had taken during this trip.
    Therefore this class has got familiar to me.
    My father has Alzheimer and those photos of his ship brought him back flashes of memory.

    Is there any chance that you could design a "german" black swan Sloop (in the beginning of of the Bundesmarine this class has formed the backbone of the fleet beside the american fletchers).
    Or do you have a line plane of the ship, so that i could try to do it?

    Get well soon!!

    Yours sincerly

    Thomas