HMS YORK

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HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:26 pm

My Dad died just under a year ago (this weekend), I hadn't seen him since I was 5 years old, but turns out he liked to build radio controlled model boats - funny old world.
37 years later he pops off and leaves me and my sister a little money. Seeing as I'd just been down for the York's decommissioning I decided to get a Fleetscale semi-kit of her and build her as she was when I joined her in '91'.

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I built this 1 about 12 years ago at 1:96 (old sirmar semi-kit) and liked the look of Fleetscale's 1:72 version.

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started off with the main radar,

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not sure my soldering skills are up to it - but gave it a go.

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Building using my usual methods of sourcing scrap materials from my workshop


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shorth vid of it turning
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby ging100 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:59 pm

very nice Stevie B

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Re: HMS YORK

Postby cruser on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:25 pm

That radar looks superb, fvjfo how the model warship world for etched brass has moved on in the past 10 years eh.
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:21 pm

hull is quite big - the table is just over 2m long

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the difference between 72nd and 96th scale
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the old 1:96 with a copy of the associations crest below.
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got my copy through just recently
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:24 pm

I bought the radar and quite a few other pieces from Fleetscale as extras - they're really expanding their fittings list, inc the piece I wasn't looking FWD to scratch building the 1:72 T42 funnel block. They've also got a lot of new 1:96 fittings on their list now.
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby adam_goodin on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Nice one Stevie - I'll be watching this one very closely as I'm coming close to starting my own York build but as she was more recently before her Decommissioning. fvjfo
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby simonbyard on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:16 pm

love it - by the way, was that the arse end of a certain flower class corvette I saw in one photo? xcovko
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:54 pm

That there arse end is the Poppy, finished and has been buzzing around the school pool.
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:34 pm

not done a lot in the past few days, cradle and name plate done though.

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the rest of Poppy

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Re: HMS YORK

Postby cruser on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:52 pm

Nice cradle & name plate Stevie, Poppy looks the biz fvjfo
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:09 pm

few more pics - I tend to chop and change between models as the mood takes me - so thinks can take a little longer than I'd like.
The garish colours will all end up behind 50 shades anyway.....

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Re: HMS YORK

Postby doug on Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi, can anyone help, I currently building SIDMAR, 96 scale YORK.What is the unit, port side on deck between RIB and life cannisters.There is a similar one mounted on Stbside as well.They seem to be on lip of deck edge and overhang-looks like compartments holding smaller units.Any closeup photos would assist.Doug-SOUTH AFRICA
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:19 pm

probably the racks for the fuel cans for the boats,
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby doug on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:14 pm

Stevie, many thanks-that could be it.Similar units Port and Starboard, although RIB appears to only be shipped on Port side.
Merry Christmas from one Scotsman in SA to rainy Scotland, following your build with interest.
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Re: HMS YORK

Postby sbartlett on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:15 pm

haven't done too much lately, but I've started roughing out the superstructure blocks.

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decided to do a little more on the bridge than I'd usually do, will probably light it up as well, once this is done I can get the roof fixed on and progress onto some more of the top works.

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the throttle bezel needs re-done and once I get a couple of chairs in, it'll get painted up then sealed in.
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