HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Nov 11, 2009, 09:29 PM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
couple more pics
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Nov 12, 2009, 07:18 PM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
Renown update

started covering the starbord side today....notched out the forms which made a great locator for the plywood and let the ply flow to where it needs to be.
get the other side done this week and the stern deck fixed on then i can turn her over and start to finish the hull bigtime.
time to get the prop shafts i think!!
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 14, 2009, 08:03 PM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
all fixed decks glued down and both sides of ship up to the same point, access holes to cut out, waiting on prop shafts and props then the hull can be finished
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2009, 07:13 PM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
rear superstructure taking shape, new hull forms at the bow section to get rid of the error.
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2009, 09:31 AM
Registered User
United States, ID, Rexburg
Joined Sep 2008
6,454 Posts
Nice lots of great pics.
Foo
fooman2008 is offline Find More Posts by fooman2008
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2009, 07:20 PM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
After a day of should I shouldn't I, I finally took the plunge and removed 2 feet of the keel and replaced it.
My fault for not checking and double checking..anyway, two old computers on board holding her straight which work wonderful.
No pics today as it looks a mess right now!!!

although a pic would be funny i guess!!
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 21, 2009, 11:52 AM
Cmdr. Reid 48th Fleet
Reid's Avatar
SoCal
Joined Jul 2007
706 Posts
looks like its coming along nicely!! this is my favorite part of built... when u can sit back and say... HEY!! Its starting to look like ship!!!
Reid is offline Find More Posts by Reid
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2009, 09:24 AM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
Yep she is coming along great now, new pics later.
After the disaster of a poor plan and my rush to get it done, its nice to get back on track.
As i was cutting out the keel I laughed to myself its truly like the real thing, as Repulse and Renown where nicknamed Refit and Repair for the ammount of time they spent in the dockyards.....at least they got into the water before a major refit!!
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2009, 11:41 PM
Registered User
United States, ID, Rexburg
Joined Sep 2008
6,454 Posts
Derek lest you get too discouraged. Probably the most famous U.S. Battleship of the last century, the Missouri ran aground on her maiden voyage! So a little tweaking before launch can't be that bad....
Foo
fooman2008 is offline Find More Posts by fooman2008
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 23, 2009, 01:40 PM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
moving right along

Progess yesterday and cleaning out my shop so put them on the floor so you can see the difference in size.
alot of work to do on both of them to get them how i want them

hope you find this interesting
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 2009, 04:37 AM
Registered User
HeavyCruser9's Avatar
Adelaide,Australia
Joined Dec 2009
2,387 Posts
Intresting build mate. For inspiration on British battleships check out (if U have'nt seen it) Model Boats mag from july of this year for Colin Vass's 1/72 HMS Warspite its awesome 19 years in the build ! and nearly ready for paint!!
HeavyCruser9 is offline Find More Posts by HeavyCruser9
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 11, 2009, 08:33 AM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
wow!

Quote:
Originally Posted by HeavyCruser9 View Post
Intresting build mate. For inspiration on British battleships check out (if U have'nt seen it) Model Boats mag from july of this year for Colin Vass's 1/72 HMS Warspite its awesome 19 years in the build ! and nearly ready for paint!!
Thanks for that, thats awesome.

Update on my build will be available this coming weekend.....Been busy at work so not much done.
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 06, 2010, 11:09 AM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
Slow progress!!

Finally some time to progress forward and now the hull is taking shape.

Hopefully further progress this week .
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 06, 2010, 11:38 AM
Registered User
United States, ID, Rexburg
Joined Sep 2008
6,454 Posts
I have an U.S.S. Idaho (BB 42) in the works and have been debating if it would be easier to make the ribs with bulges on them and plank it that way for put the bulges on after (like they built the real ships). Still haven't decided yet.....
Foo
fooman2008 is offline Find More Posts by fooman2008
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 06, 2010, 11:52 AM
Registered User
DerekCross's Avatar
Oklee, MN
Joined Sep 2009
289 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by fooman2008 View Post
I have an U.S.S. Idaho (BB 42) in the works and have been debating if it would be easier to make the ribs with bulges on them and plank it that way for put the bulges on after (like they built the real ships). Still haven't decided yet.....
Foo
If i was to do it again i would do exactly what you say and put them on afterwards
its been a real pain in the rump this way.
DerekCross is offline Find More Posts by DerekCross
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
40" VTOL Harrier beginning to take shape Tumbler Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 29 Aug 30, 2005 04:04 PM
Another Molt Models HellCat begins to take shape.. Tram Parkflyers 8 Aug 27, 2003 07:47 PM
Another Dash 8 starts taking shape... Hawker Scale Kit/Scratch Built 58 Dec 17, 2002 01:06 AM