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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:07 pm 
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The Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth CVs are in construction, but won't be available for a few more years.
http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/cvf/

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:56 am 
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I just saw the kit review for the Dragon 'Falklands 25th Anniversery' HMS Invincible and I'm confused...

Is the kit supposed to represent 'as during the Falklands War' ? It appears to me the instructions show the kit 'equiped as current' with Goalkeeper CIWS only... Wasn't The Invincible armed with 'Sea Dart launchers' only during that era?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:14 am 
Jeffcsr - unfortunately a gremlin in Tim Dike's review means that the scans of the instructions aren't for INVINCIBLE - if you look at them, and their file names, carefully, they are for ILLUSTRIOUS (except for the front cover scan)! I suspect the kit is the original INVINCIBLE kit in a new box with photoetch and new decals. From memory the kit wasn't too bad, and fairly accurate for the Falklands period.


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Aidan wrote:
Hi guys, any views on the Harrier Carrier?. I've got two 1/192 scale R/C models, a rather battered Invincible R05 that just took a nose dive off the shelf (Falklands War version) and an extended flight deck version of Ark Royal R07. I've searched the web for info, as I want to rebuild Invincible and do a few bits and bods to Ark Royal, but I can not find anywhere that has decent plans, drawings, graphics etc of these ships, plenty of photo's but nothing on the hull below the waterline, the prop/rudder arrangement on my models are totally different to each other, so obviously one (or both) are wrong ( I got both models s/h fully built). Anyone know a good place to look. Also, where can I get 1/192 model Harriers and Sea King's from, there are some on both my models, (but I need a few more), so someone does make them, but I've had no luck finding any so far, I have asked on various aircraft site's, but the only answer I got was, and I quote " I know who makes them, but I'm not telling you" ( what a jerk-off). Any help would be really appreciated, as would any general thoughts and comments about these ships. I was in London in 2006 and took the wife to see the Cutty Sark, and low and behold, what was moored in the Thames, HMS Illustrious R06, I was very suprised that for a relatively small carrier, it is a very impresive looking ship when you see it for real, I even got some photo's taken with some of the crew, God bless 'em, cheers, Aidan. :thumbs_up_1:


Aidan,

I recently found some information at airbase.ru about Invincible, mostly some line diagrams, photos and text in Russian. I can send them over to you if needed.

-Prasanna.

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I love this photo of ex-HMS Hermes but Viraat, see Indian's Union Jack.....
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:55 am 
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bclarsen@online.no wrote:
Hi all,

Thanks alot for the answers,this really helped me,e`specially you Tim
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

And to you Ullhas, i am scrathbuliding the HERMES,but do know that IMPERIAL HOBBY PRODUCTIONS have made a limited production in resin (1/700). I tried to get this kit but it seems to be impossible,so i decided to scratchbuild her.

And about the spelling Tim : :oops: :oops: :oops:
INVINCIBLE of course :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
(sometimes i type to fast without checking the spelling after)

Thanks

Bjorn


Hi Bjorn!
What plans are you using to build your "Hermes" and what scale it is?
Thanks. Jimmy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:59 am 
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See nice pics!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:15 am 
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Nice plans for "Hermes" in:

http://jecobinplans.com/estore/product_ ... cts_id=362

See some sample:

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I see that Airfix have set the price of the 1/350 INVINCIBLE CLASS at about £45 so it can not be to far off :woo_hoo:


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"SOLD" to the man at the top of the mountain, now if they would consider doing a 1/350 Hermes as well,,, :woo_hoo:

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Just a reminder note that I have a photo DVD of the 3 ships of that class, and also includes the other two carriers also called ARK ROYAL.
I call it Volume 42 the ARK ROYALS and has plenty of pics of the ships called ARK ROYAL starting with the WWII carrier.
just visit my website at http://www.stillmotionsphotographics.com


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Jimmy Conway has posted a picture of my 1/96 Hermes built for the NMM in the 80,s [ middle picture of the three. ] I would rather post my own work . www.johnrhaynes.com


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John R Haynes Fine Ships wrote:
Jimmy Conway has posted a picture of my 1/96 Hermes built for the NMM in the 80,s [ middle picture of the three. ] I would rather post my own work . http://www.johnrhaynes.com

Hello John It was always a pleasure to view your Hermes when it was a centre piece at the NMM "Sea Power gallery"
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1: .


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Hi all. hope you don't mind me dropping in on this thread. I'm new here and thought i'd post a couple of photos from my collection from when I was with 800sqn on board HMS Illustrious and Invincible.

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Shar2 wrote:
Hi all. hope you don't mind me dropping in on this thread. I'm new here and thought i'd post a couple of photos from my collection from when I was with 800sqn on board HMS Illustrious and Invincible.

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Awesome shots man! Do you have high-res copies of those?

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Hello folks,
Well, I have HMS Illustrious from Airfix in my hands now. Lovely kit, hope to purchase WEM's PE for it soon. What a subject, did not expect to ever see it in 350th scale!
A few questions have cropped up though - exactly which period does the ship represent? She has the Sea Dart launchers removed in favor of a larger "parking spot" and for the airgroup has Sea Kings, Merlins, SHAR FA.2 and a GR variant (no idea which). A cursory search has the first Merlin (first service aircraft) and the last FA.2's somewhere between june 2000 and march 2006 - my best guess as to the time period. Was this combo of aircraft ever on "Lusty" at the same time? I was wondering exactly which type of RAF Harriers and which type of Sea Kings would have been there at that time - and the total number of each type of aircraft aboard at any one time for a full air wing. The Airfix provided Sea kings especially look like "vanilla" SH-3's without even the dorsal radar dome. Were they HAR rescue variants or AEW types? In both cases they would need a little work but still manageable.

Thanks for reading and best regards,
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:09 pm 
Hi all, not sure you guys have seen this build of Lusty, The chap is using most of the WEM PE and resin,

Sorry for the link to another forum but I think its worth a look.Might answer a few questions?

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/inde ... =0&start=0


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just got this in the mail. be looking for help from this thread. Image


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HMS Invincible`s flight deck markings and vehicles,during the Falklands,were they toned-down like the rest of the ship.Anybody with any photos or info,please contact me.

Thanks ,Phil

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:58 am 
Trust the government to want to scrap Ark Royal V "Immediately" and also possibly Lusty ( Or Ocean) as well. Airfix must be fuming having just brought out the Lusty kit in 1/350 only to find the real ships are very near razor blades !!

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