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Topic review - Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans  Reply with quote
Well, from the butt-end of the gun house to the tip of the barrel...

Thanks!
Aop
Post Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:01 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans  Reply with quote
just the gun, the mount or combination of both?
Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:46 am
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Hi all,
Could anyone help me with the Vanguard 5.25 inch gun dimension info? O/A length of the gun is all needed...

Thanks,
Aop
Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:00 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans  Reply with quote
Hi all,
I am looking for more photos of the Vanguard 5.25" gun, especially close-ups. So far there are not many on the internet and all are of low res. If anyone got some better ones, please PM me or send them to the email aopaurshipmodels at gmail dot com

Thanks in advance!
Aop
Post Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:55 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans  Reply with quote
DavidP wrote:
how different are they from the kgv & dido classes?

Very different: they are considerably larger and hexagonal in planform (instead of round/oval).
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:58 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans  Reply with quote
how different are they from the kgv & dido classes?
Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:16 pm
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Hello,
I need to gather some more references and drawings of Vanguard's 5.25 inch gun and turret. If anyone could send me copies or scans of the drawings, I would be appreciated. They will be used to design a 3D model of the turret and uploaded on Shapeways. :wave_1:

Thanks,
Aop
Post Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:20 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans  Reply with quote
The deck in front of the breakwater has a wooden deck structure. When painting with RN Deck Gray but that's no problem.

:wave_1: Jörg


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:36 am
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By the way, there are some interesting shots of the HMS Vanguard.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-v ... ing-cruise


:wave_1: Jörg
Post Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:22 pm
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Maarten Schönfeld wrote:
White Ensign Models provides plans.


Had a look on their website could only find plans for the Nuke Sub Vanguard? Is it no longer listed??

Cheers Bruce
Post Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:25 am
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Vanguard (1944-1960) fans  Reply with quote
White Ensign Models provides plans.
Post Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:36 am
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Are there any general arrangements/ hull lines plans available for Vanguard?? She would make a superb subject for a 1/72 RC model....

Cheers Bruce
Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:24 pm
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Yeah but they are in square plates.

Not fully correct: the pattern consists of welded on ribs (to provide some traction) these ribs are about one foot long and each one perpendicular to its neighbours. I'll try to make a scan of a plan drawing I have that shows them.

Anyway, on 1/700 scale these ribs are too small to reproduce credibly.
Post Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:41 am
  Post subject:  Re: HMS Vanguard's forcastledeck  Reply with quote
Dick J wrote:
I am not sure that the "planking" on the foredeck of the Samek model is supposed to depict wood. The ship had a pattern in the plating of that area that was visible. Note that on the model, aft of the breakwater the scribed lines are fore-and-aft. Forward of the breakwater, they are angled. Those angles match the angles of the plating pattern. So, just paint the forward area dark gray rather than tan.

Yeah but they are in square plates.
Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:23 pm
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Maybe the above info is useful for other forum members too. Can this discussion be merged with the CASF topic about HMS Vanguard? Just a thought..... :cool_1: :cool_1:
Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:52 pm
  Post subject:  Re: HMS Vanguard's forcastledeck  Reply with quote
I am not sure that the "planking" on the foredeck of the Samek model is supposed to depict wood. The ship had a pattern in the plating of that area that was visible. Note that on the model, aft of the breakwater the scribed lines are fore-and-aft. Forward of the breakwater, they are angled. Those angles match the angles of the plating pattern. So, just paint the forward area dark gray rather than tan.
Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:23 am
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The wooden planking on the foredeck is incorrect.
In many photos you can see the steel deck to the first breakwater. Good to see the book "The British battleships of World War II" by Raven / Roberts.


:wave_1: Jörg


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:11 am
  Post subject:  Re: HMS Vanguard's forcastledeck  Reply with quote
Hi, thank you both for your comments. :wave_1:

I have found also this website ( http://www.hms-vanguard.co.uk/) and the pictures of the museum kit ( http://battleshiphmsvanguard.homestead. ... Model.html) before and it was one reason why i asked this here. :big_grin:

I was surprised that on a German website ( modellmarine.de) and at MW reviews, the Samek model was introduced and there was referring to the wooden planks on the foredeck would be correct.

http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?op ... m&Itemid=1
http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/sh ... review.htm

But i have the same opinion like you that this must be a mistake from Samek. On all pictures i have seen, the appearance of the deck before and after the first breakwater is different.

Best regards
Chris
Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:37 pm
  Post subject:  Re: HMS Vanguard's forcastledeck  Reply with quote
Just to agree with Sirpaul, the Science Museum of London model of HMS Vanguard has the forcastle without planking... http://battleshiphmsvanguard.homestead. ... Model.html

You might find this site very useful: http://www.hms-vanguard.co.uk/
Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:21 pm
  Post subject:  Re: HMS Vanguard's forcastledeck  Reply with quote
Hello Chris, You are right. The bow down to the breakwater should be metal and painted in dark grey. Alot of resin companies make this mistake of planking all the way up to the nose.
Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:40 am

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