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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Quadruple 0.5", try this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ge1939.jpg (stbd mounting visible to left of photo).
Quadruple 2pdr, not sure - never seen any reference saying they were ever fitted. Octuple ones - several photos online (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _A3555.jpg).
Single 2pdr - not fitted in 1939.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:32 pm 
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https://www.world-war.co.uk/York/york_class.php3


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:02 am 
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Thank you all. Knowing now what to look for (not familiar with british naval AA guns), it is clearly seen in pictures after the Battle of the River Plate. This one not from Exeter of course, just to illustrate the Quadruple 0.50"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:23 pm 
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My HMS Exeter (Trumpeter 1/350) arrived today, and I am relieved to see that it has the correct AAs as used in December 1939, i.e., Vickers 0.50” quadruples.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:01 pm 
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I'm building mine now, as OOB as I can (trying to avoid "sinking" into another never-ending modification project which multiplies time and effort necessary!) but have a question I hope someone can shed some light on.

The raised deck ahead of the bridge upon which B-turret is mounted is depicted by Trumpeter as a steel deck with no wooden planking. The painting guide suggests a light beige tone however. Julian Glossop's model, which whilst acknowledged not to be very accurate, shows a light brown here. The only photos I can find on Google images looking from above have the awnings erected over the decks (going through the Panama Canal) and are therefore as helpful as a chocolate fireguard.

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I assume this was either planked, painted in Dark Grey paint, covered in linoleum or covered in trowel-on latex non-slip compound.

Any ideas? I'm hoping not to stall on this model and maintain some momentum.

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I've since come across this image which zooms in a long way. It seems to show planking on the gun deck around B-turret (thanks Trumpeter :Mad_5: ), linoleum on the bridge as evidenced by the fastening strips visible, and dark grey paint on the rest.

https://ww2db.com/images/5922f936671dc.jpg

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:53 pm 
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A clearer view of what looks like the planking there for you:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:04 pm 
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link does not work. was about to post that HMS York's "B" turret platform was wood planked as have 2 over head pictures of her plus I have a picture of that area on Exeter when she had the "EX" on her turret tops that appears to show it was planked.

dick, same picture as I just wrote about.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:19 pm 
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Thank you both very much. Now I know for sure. Unfortunately as a modelling exercise it's the worst possible outcome as I now need to render planking on an unplanked piece which looks similar to the rest of the ship. I am thinking a paper template followed by a think plasticard overlay may be the way to go as I can scribe the planking on to that without the barbette and other protrusions obstructing scribing tools and straight edges. Also, if I make a mess of it I can simply start over. So much for an OOB build :whistle:

I have read in a few places now that this kit might be Trumpeter's best yet. That may be true, but that's an unreasonably positive spin on being the least bad.

Planking and boat cradles between davits either side of bridge eliminated:

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as per the image above which I have rehosted for ease (but it won't zoom in like the original which works if copied and pasted into browser):
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Did the Exeter have her catapult replaced after refit/repair following the Battle of the River Plate? The Osprey New Vanguard British Heavy Cruiser book says it was replaced with a normal rotating one but I can't find any other source that confirms that. The Aoshima 1/700 kit (Battle of Java Sea) has the fixed catapults.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:39 pm 
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what photos I have saved on the computer appears to show the Exeter had the rotating catapult not the "v" shape version.


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The Osprey book has some flaws. EXETER's unique catapult configuration was retained until her loss. Although photos showing her port side, or from overhead, are rare, one in the Imperial War Museum collection (https://www.iwm.org.uk/ Ref A3555) shows enough detail of the port side to see that the catapult is too low to rotate without fouling other structure or fittings in the area - this can also be seen in some of the several photos showing her starboard side.


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Just a reminder - if you are embedding photos into a CASF thread, please use the function to add a file to the post, so that the photos is part of the permanent record. Otherwise, links to photo hosting sites will eventually break...
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tjstoneman wrote:
The Osprey book has some flaws. EXETER's unique catapult configuration was retained until her loss. Although photos showing her port side, or from overhead, are rare, one in the Imperial War Museum collection (https://www.iwm.org.uk/ Ref A3555) shows enough detail of the port side to see that the catapult is too low to rotate without fouling other structure or fittings in the area - this can also be seen in some of the several photos showing her starboard side.


Thanks, that explains why it's not mentioned in Friedman's book, or any other books or anything else I can find.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:23 am 
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Excellent information, thank you for sharing!

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I have been checking for metal barrels for the 8" cannons, would these be appropriate? (Out of stock anyway…).

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:13 am 
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supposed to be mk-8 not mk-7.
http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_8-50_mk8.php


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Yeah, noticed that, but HMS Norfolk mounted MKVIII (not MkVII) 8" 50 Cal. cannons. Could it be a printing mistake?

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could be a typo as the mk 7 was a 8"/26cal of the late 1800's. http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_8-26_mk1.php


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