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#1 DerekCross Nov 08, 2009 04:17 PM

HMS Renown build
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Hello all
just a quickie update on the Renown, beginning to take shape and all going well.
110 inches long and 14 inches wide, or in metric 2.76 metres by 356mm scale 1/87
Advice and any info welcome
I am building her in WW2 configuration
She is truly built out of scrap wood and because of its size it like building a garage!!!
Belt sander is a wonderful thing on something like this!

I Decided that the next project will be a WW2 oil tanker so i can refuel at sea!!.of course that could change too!!

I Hope you find it interesting

#2 DerekCross Nov 08, 2009 07:40 PM

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Just for info, HMS Renown is a WW1 WW2 Battlecruiser
Major reconstruction completed in 1939....model based on her 1939 configuration
approx 800 feet long and 102 feet wide
speed 30knots
6x 15inch guns

#3 Mike McCrea Nov 08, 2009 09:16 PM

Looking good Derek, Look forward to updates for this cool build.

#4 DerekCross Nov 08, 2009 10:26 PM

Thanks Mike
I have to say it is getting very exciting as the shape slowly starts to appear.

#5 Reid Nov 08, 2009 11:06 PM

What scale is it Derek? sounds like an AWESOME!!!! project... be fun one to watch.


#6 DerekCross Nov 08, 2009 11:15 PM

1/87 scale
Fun is the word, since today as i see her coming to life before my eyes, i can't switch off!!
I really should try and go to bed!!!
Keep having a look back in here and we will all have fun together!!

#7 tweety777 Nov 08, 2009 11:57 PM

This sounds like a very nice build to me.
I'm following this one.

Greetings Josse

#8 norgale Nov 09, 2009 07:48 AM

Nice work Derek. What did you have to make the bulkheads? Just wondered where you got the forms. I see you like to build the big boats and that's great. It's easy to see what your doing in your pictures.
This is a super winter project and you'll have two great models to show for the spring. Please keep the pictures coming. Pete

#9 DerekCross Nov 09, 2009 08:03 AM

Bulkheads are 3/8 ply all cut out with a jigsaw!
I had half a sheet of it laying around so got the keel and the bulkheads out of it

I bought the plans on ebay from Davesdrydock who has a online store on ebay
The plans are ok for the money but are not brilliant, but for a base and getting started they are perfect....cheap too!!
Pressure mounts now to make this model look good as i suddenly realise people are actually watching!!

here is a link to the ebay store for plans

#10 DerekCross Nov 09, 2009 08:18 AM

Drat i looked at that site again for the plans and saw the WW2 HMS Ark Royal.....Force H rides again if i get HMS Sheffield too!

YOUR FAULT norgale!!!

#11 Mike McCrea Nov 09, 2009 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Reid (Post 13538119)
What scale is Derek?

if I had to guess. I would bet 1:1, full scale. :rolleyes:

#12 DerekCross Nov 09, 2009 11:28 AM

Lol..a joke!!

#13 DerekCross Nov 09, 2009 11:31 AM

Actually being very naughty this morning, only one laptop in for repair and i have neglected it as i am putting the decks on!!
wife at work, shop quiet ..life is good!!

more pics tonight

#14 norgale Nov 09, 2009 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by DerekCross (Post 13539779)
Drat i looked at that site again for the plans and saw the WW2 HMS Ark Royal.....Force H rides again if i get HMS Sheffield too!

YOUR FAULT norgale!!!

Ain't ma falt if ya don't know when enough is enough. You must learn to Restrain yosef Derek.:) Pete

#15 DerekCross Nov 09, 2009 06:50 PM

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Info please
If i glued down some thin steel with epoxy over the fo'c'sle where the anchor chains run, will the epoxy carode the steel?
See pictures for exactly what i mean?

What would be a decent wood for the decking planks?

Had another productive day with being able to do a bit during work time

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