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Topic review - Calling all HMS Erin & HMS Agincourt (WWI) fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Erin & HMS Agincourt (WWI) fans  Reply with quote
The long-awaited Flyhawk Agincourt has now received a box art and some parts have been tooled! Shown at the 2019 All Japan Hobby Show: https://twitter.com/HobbylandOsaka/stat ... 1282855936


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:54 pm
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Timmy C wrote:
I think most builders have made the most use out of WEM's Tiger class and WWI British Battleship sets:
https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WEM ... gpW8WiPKuU
https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WEM ... gpWoWiPKuU

More recently, they also put out a set for Trumpy's WWI QE kit, which should also have some usable bits: https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WEM ... gpXnWiPKuU

Here's Martin Quinn's build of the Combrig kit using bits, bobs, and the WEM Tiger fret: http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/sh ... Palace.htm


Thanks!

I've been fascinated with the ship for years and even had the privilege of friendship with someone who served on her. When I build her there will be a few very subtle details added as a sort of memorial to them and the stories they shared.
Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:42 pm
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I think most builders have made the most use out of WEM's Tiger class and WWI British Battleship sets:
https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WEM ... gpW8WiPKuU
https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WEM ... gpWoWiPKuU

More recently, they also put out a set for Trumpy's WWI QE kit, which should also have some usable bits: https://www.whiteensignmodels.com/p/WEM ... gpXnWiPKuU

Here's Martin Quinn's build of the Combrig kit using bits, bobs, and the WEM Tiger fret: http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/sh ... Palace.htm
Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:41 pm
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Is anyone aware of any PE sets offered for the Agincourt?

I'd actually be interested in PE that would have similar parts, since a lot of the fittings, boats and aerials would be similar to other British-builts of the period.
Post Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:57 pm
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I just received my Combrig 1/700 Agincourt and well, first the positives: The hull is feakin awesome! The level of detail here is amazing. I can stare at it for hours, really. The superstructure parts are likewise lovely and I can't wait to see them painted and put together.

The drawings included are also fantastic. The level of detail I can add, just from these makes me want to start building. :)

Negatives would be the packaging. All of the parts other than the hull are in one bag, with the hull free in a wide box and (most likely during shipping) a number of the gun barrels are broken off. To be fair, I have not contacted either seller or manufacturer because I'm not sure whether it's much of a problem for me since I was probably going to scratch-build my own barrels any way.

Still, such a lovely kit deserves a better fitting box and maybe a couple of separate bags for the small parts to ride in.

Overall I give the kit high marks.
Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:06 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Calling all HMS Erin & HMS Agincourt (WWI) fans  Reply with quote
Are there any recommended resources for Erin/Agincourt builds? I saw the CG WIP pictures of Agincourt's upperworks, which will help. Was this model ever finished?
Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:08 am
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HMS Erin Builders Model
An updated ink to the David Ross photos now on the Finewaterline site: http://www.finewaterline.com/pages/albums/erin/hms_erin_builders_model.html
and an example:
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Cheers,
George
Post Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:29 pm
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Hello all. I am building ISW's 1/350 Agincourt, 1916 config as the kit state. Well, until now I was not able to find good pictures for the forward and aft superstructures for this year (and there is not so much for earlier configs, either).
The aft superstructure in particular NEEDS a set of supports to be sustainable... Any help really appreciated!
Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:09 pm
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Thanks for the superstructure pictures - I'm scratch building my own model of Gin Palace and they are VERY useful!
Post Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:24 am
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George Hargreaves wrote:
Hi,

Picture is of HMS Agincourt in 1918 with HMS Erin. Here is another picture taken in 1918; no black, this would be contrary to Grand Fleet painting.

Cheers,
George
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Hi George
what your highlighting is the constant change seen in thes ships during wartime. Painting the ship was a occasional event and she will have had black top-masts and the grey you show at different periods in her career.

The RN used to, and still does, paint the top masts black as it hides funnel dirt.

My best
Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:57 am
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Perhaps it's soot, not paint, and it is clean off after each sortie.
Post Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:24 am
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Hi,

Picture is of HMS Agincourt in 1918 with HMS Erin. Here is another picture taken in 1918; no black, this would be contrary to Grand Fleet painting.

Cheers,
George
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:29 pm
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MartinJQuinn wrote:
Looks to me like the mainmast (and the searchlights) are painted black in this photo. Anyone care to hazard a guess?


I too vote for black.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:54 pm
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i would guess it is black ,i think the reason for this is the mast would get black from smoke from the boilers anyhow, i believe kgv class did the same.
Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:52 pm
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Looks to me like the mainmast (and the searchlights) are painted black in this photo. Anyone care to hazard a guess?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:48 pm
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George Hargreaves wrote:
Martin,

The large cylinder is the 6" gun director and one is located on the port and starboard side of the bridge.

Cheers,
George


George,

Many thanks!
Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:05 am
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Martin,

The large cylinder is the 6" gun director and one is located on the port and starboard side of the bridge.

Cheers,
George
Post Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:01 pm
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Wow! Those are awesome! Thanks George...I'll download them to my PC and review them before I go any further on Agincourt. Guess it's a good thing I've been too busy to build lately!

EDIT: Looks like my "stanchions" to hold the up bridge are a little off (actually, just one) as compared to this drawing, but I'm not sure I'll change it. Also, the large cylindrical item on the starboard bridge - is that an insulator for the aerials? I know Invincible carried something similar, and was only on the starboard side. Pity their is only a view of one side of the bridge.
Post Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:41 am
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Hope this aids you.

Cheers,
George
Post Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:11 pm
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Hi,

I downloaded these from the Dreadnaught site a number of years ago. They have since vanished
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:09 pm

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