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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:19 am 
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Hello. I am Dave Buckley, and I have started researching the Melbourne to develop a set of 1:72 scale build plans.
It would be great to hear from like minded people who could share images, video or information about the vessel to help with the build and the plans. Presently, I'm having trouble with teh port side of the superstructure for a lack of reference material, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

I'm also interested in getting a line of 1:72 scale fittings/suppliers together for other modellers.

The model will be realised as a CAD model first, so I know everything 'fits' and the model files can be used for 3D printing/rapid prototyping for casting masters.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:24 pm 
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G'day Dave,

There is an Australian out there somewhere who has commissioned a Canadian business to produce a 1/350 resin kit. I think the details might be on here somewhere but it might be a possibility for further information.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:12 am 
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G'day Dave, For detailed plans contact Kerry James over on the TF72 website ( http://www.taskforce72.org) He served aboard her and has this 1/72 scale RC Model of her.

Cheers Bruce :smallsmile:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:18 am 
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Thank you Bruce.

I'll contact him.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:03 pm 
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The thread for the CAD work is located here

Work on the Melbourn's FLOLS.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Good to see another Aussie build.

Ozmods years ago were talking about building a resin 1/350 kit but they passed it on to someone in Canada. I would love to get 2 kits oe for teh Melbourne and one for teh Sydney - My father served on both. I have the 1/350 ozmod vampire made as Vendetta (my fathers last sea posting) It looks so small comapred to my US carriers / destroyers

Love to get teh melbourne beside my Big E

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:27 am 
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Dave from Downunder wrote:
Good to see another Aussie build.

Ozmods years ago were talking about building a resin 1/350 kit but they passed it on to someone in Canada. I would love to get 2 kits oe for teh Melbourne and one for teh Sydney - My father served on both. I have the 1/350 ozmod vampire made as Vendetta (my fathers last sea posting) It looks so small comapred to my US carriers / destroyers

Love to get teh melbourne beside my Big E

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HI Dave,

We're working on it, but it's still a long way off. 2 years maybe. But we're making progress.

Darren
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Thank Darren

I thought it was you guys at Resin Shipyard - but didn't want to say without being sure.

Anyway 2 yrs is OK I'm wait for teh FFG decals and LHD decals as well and they will be before i can get to a magestic

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IJN Yamato 1/350

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Anyone had experience with this kit or manufacturer?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-700-HMAS-Melbourn ... 2c5c6dcae0


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:28 pm 
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I bought one of those kits D-boy. It hasnt gotten here yet but I'll let you know how it is. The guy stated he made them in his garage for him and his friend and made a few more. The quaility looks pretty good but we'll see.

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Hi
I have sent the chap an ebay email, as I am currently 40 mins away from him. We'll see if he can pop up here & answer questions, wot else he might be doing etc.
Most importantly spare parts for us clumsy modellers.
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I received the 1/700 kit today in the mail. This is the kit going on Ebay. The guy is in Australia (Andrews Farm for you down under guys). He stated he made a master and a few copies for himself and a friend. Sold off the extra to cover the cost. Its a little rough, but I expected that. And It will need alot of scratch building, but I will have a very unique carrier in my fleet. Any questions I'll try to help out. If its about accuracy though, I build so it looks about right. I'm no rivet counter and dont want to be!
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question looking at this and the French carrier Foch. The angle deck look the same. I know this CV was originally an HMS Colossal Class CV. Since Heller still makes both kits how much of plug would be need to make it into 1/350? Thanks
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can't use a plug to make a 1/400 scale into a 1/350 scale as all dimensions of shapes have to be multiplied by 1.1428571


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Hi David,

I'm busy building the plug for a 1:72 scale Colossus/Majestic class carriers. I am building it, and moulding it for the Colossus and the other straight flight decked ships, then I'm going to modify the plug to mould the Melbourne hull with the angled flight deck sponsons.

I cant find much info in regards to plans for the Port side of Melbourne. So do you have any drawings for the Port Flight deck sponson and the Landing mirror/lights sponson?

I need all the drawings I can get to conclude this build so I can go into production of the hull as soon as possible. Any help would be much appreciated. :smallsmile:

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