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 Post subject: 1/128th HMS Warspite
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Hi Guys and Girls,

I'm an avid battleship fan, particularly Dreadnought-Vanguard era RN Ships.

I've decided to do something completely different and currently looking at doing a Fleetscale 1/128 Scale RC Warspite in 1942 layout. Basically, I've never attempted anything of this size before and just after some advice on how to go about it and if anyone has any good resources to draw upon for reference material for the build. I love the idea of the Fleetscale kits coming with no instructions, and you can do as little or as much detail as you want.

Cheers and I look forward to getting stuck in and discussing.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: 1/128th HMS Warspite
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:45 am 
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I'd star by getting a copy of The Battleship Warspite (Anatomy of the Ship) by Ross Watton.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/128th HMS Warspite
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 3:41 pm 
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therustyrivet, that is slightly bigger then my 1/144 scratchbuilt version of her that I started but never finished 35yrs ago. still have her & hopefully will finish her 1 day.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/128th HMS Warspite
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Micro Master (a sponsor) is likely to be able to help with fittings and weapons.

Link: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/micro-master

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 Post subject: Re: 1/128th HMS Warspite
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Thanks gents, most appreciated.

What an amazing resource this forum is, you should all be congratulated at the amazing amount of resource material available on here.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/128th HMS Warspite
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:12 am 
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I completely forgot about this recent book that I'd recommend (just released, probably isn't in my active memory yet :smallsmile: )

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It contains (all?) pictures of the original plans of Warspite as built and as modified; doesn't get better than this.I think this volume should be your #1 on your must-have reference list, the Anatomy of the Ship series volume as #2.


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