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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:48 pm 
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Can I ask respectfully ( I want to buy the Trumpeter HMS Repulse 1/350 next month ) - so I need to ask a question , please

who makes the best aftermarket wood deck for this ship , please ?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:15 pm 
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I like the Woodhunter deck because it has planking on B gun deck. I haven't used it yet. I bought the Admiralty Modelworks rear deckhouse correction set. The kit is not well moulded (fit) wise.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Thank you !

Yeah , I spotted a few reviews - on the Repulse especially the faults ( open tunnel ) on the rear superstructure -
and the non-existent gun tubs on the rear turret top that Trumpeter decided to fit on to X Gun Turret

the one I can't get over is the single bracket support for each propeller shaft , when each shaft had two supports


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Check out Andrew F build in the gallery when the kit first came out he points out must of the faults. Well worth a look if you haven't seen it.
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JCRAY wrote:
Check out Andrew F build in the gallery when the kit first came out he points out must of the faults. Well worth a look if you haven't seen it.
hth jc

You can find a link on the first page (2nd post) in this topic.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:10 am 
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Thank you very much , much appreciated

just an update to say I ended up buying the ArtWox Wooden Deck set ( and also as you get a free anchor chain )


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:26 am 
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JCRAY wrote:
I like the Woodhunter deck because it has planking on B gun deck. I haven't used it yet. I bought the Admiralty Modelworks rear deckhouse correction set. The kit is not well moulded (fit) wise.
hth jc


Note to modelers: HMS Repulse had NO WOOD PLANKING fitted to the shelter level abaft main turret B. If a veneer is included in a wooden deck set for this area, and the cost is increased because of this, use your own discretion. I have no stake in the matter of deck veneers whatsoever, so I am completely unfamiliar with their brand variables. I only step in here, to alert those buying a particular veneer set, simply because of its inclusion of that particular component.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:36 pm 
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Hi
Can I ask some advice for modelling help ??

I plan to use these 1/350 NEW Shapeways 15 inch Turrets for the Trumpeter HMS Repulse Kit ( made by Micro Master ) - and have a query ?
( 1 ) I plan to use to replace the plastic 15 inch Metal Gun Barrels with metal barrels by Master of Poland -
and use the Trumpeter kit attachments from the old Trumpeter underside of the Turret ( see red arrows - in the photo ) to attach to the Shapeways Turret underside

What is the best way of getting the kit plastic gun barrels ( with Metal Gun Barrels attached at the end ) to be elevated ?

would I be best using the Trumpeter Turret ' Bottom ' front part ( minus the area to the right of the green area marked on the bottom photo )
to keep the Gun Barrels from moving ? - or do I not need them with the Kit Barbette being underneath ??

is there any tips or tricks I need to be aware of ?
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for the record - I am VERY impressed with these new Turrets , the extra work to make them fit to the existing Kit Barbettes
will be well worth it , and apologies if the photos are HUGE , its the new photo host , imgur , I am still getting used to it !

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David


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:47 pm 
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you already have attachments on either side of the gun barrel holes in the turret. are the guns going to be glued elevated or be adjustable?


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I planned on them being able to be manually elevated or be able to be fixed at a flat , horizontal angle .
I definitely don't want to glue them to the Turret


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sit a plastic rod that will hold the metal barrels into those attachments then glue 2 pieces of plastic on centerline of each gun port to hold the plastic rod in place.


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I thought I would share a potentially different idea for using the existing Trumpeter Display Base Stand -
I got the Trumpeter ' Dry Dock ' Display Stand coverted to accept 2 Silver Ship Pedestals for the 1/350 HMS Repulse Model
- the Plastic Kit Display Stand was strengthened underneath with 2 Aluminium Supports to transfer the weight of the completed Model to the ground -
rather than the Kit display stand plastic - and 2 proper steel screws and washers to fix the Model to the stand
maybe of some interest ??


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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Model-Ship-D ... 3446606152?

These are the ones that I bought on Ebay , from the same seller , but there are others on ebay as well ( search 1/350 Pedestals Ship )


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