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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Started cutting out bulkheads for 1/96 scale plug of the County Class Heavy Cruisers .

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:46 pm 
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that is a Kent class, sub class of the County class because of the torpedo bulges that the other 2 sub classes London & Dorst did not have.
https://www.world-war.co.uk/Kent/kent_class.php3
https://www.world-war.co.uk/London/london_class.php3
https://www.world-war.co.uk/Dorset/dorset_class.php3


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:30 am 
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Yes it is the Kent sub class. I call it HMAS Australia because she is my favorite of the Kents . Served in the Pacific with us yanks. Hope to due the London sub class later . The London and Norfolk sub class have the same hull dimensions. Are the hulls the same ?
Was it called the Norfolk or Dorsetshire sub class?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:02 am 
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I thank everyone for their input. I will call them the Norfolk sub class .


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:19 pm 
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Have 16 of the 21 bulkheads cut out for the Kent Sub Class heavy cruiser .

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:08 pm 
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All bulkheads cut out for the Kent Sub class . Cut out the bow and stern sections .

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Clamp them all together with a 1/4X1/4 strip holding the straight . Bondo installed then sanded fills in any low spots .

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:06 am 
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I am putting these in without a host site so they will not disappear . Photos of HMAS Australia . I like Australia best because she served in the Pacific with US Ships.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:10 am 
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Didn't know how many pictures I could post at one time so here is more . The last photo is the body lines for the Norfolk sub class .


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Hi Richard,

I looked closely at the 'bulkheads' you prepared for the Kent class, based on the PM drawings. It seems the numbering is not quite right. The result might be that you create a hull that will look wrong, especially around the bow.

In the first place, PM numbered the 'bulkheads' (officially these are called 'ordinates' as these are theoretical sections, not real bulkheads and not even frames in the real ship) from rear to front, which is against the custom in the Royal Navy. I refer therefore to the Norfolk class: ordinate 1 is near the bow, ordinate 22.5 is near the stern. Ordinate 1 is on the Forward Perpendicular, ordinate 21 is on the Aft Perpendicular, so there are twenty intervals between FP and AP. these are evenly spaced. As the Length between Perpendiculars is given as 590 ft, the intervals should be 29.5 ft in real, so 93.66mm (3,6875 inches) in your 1/96 hull.

I guess PM copied the hull lines from Raven/Roberts Man o'War nr 1 on the County class. In that diagram there are no numbers, and most curiously, ordinate 1 is missing too! It seems this key ordinate is also missing in the PM plans.

As this ordinate is also missing on your bow part, the exact location of the next ordinate, officially nr 2, but number 21 in PM and your numbering, has no secure location. I guess you just copied it from the PM side view. So in fact there should be at least one more 'bulkhead (ordinate) very close to the bow, numbered 22. I can see that it can be omitted for modelling reasons though.

But as the Aft Perpendicular in the PM numbering is 'bulkhead 3', something goes wrong, since there are then 22-3= 19 intervals between the bulkheads, and not 20! So please check that you use the right number of intervals, and that all the 'bulkheads' are at the the right locations, before you proceed!

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