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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
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cormorant
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Forum Posts: 227
20th Aug 2018 17:32  
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My next project, just started, is (apart from the hull), a scratch build of HMS Campbeltown as she was in1941.
I have very detailed drawings in the form of a book, Anatomy of the Ship. Unfortunately, these drawings are 1/256 scale.
I have been told that if the percentage difference is calculated then the drawings can be upscaled to 1/96.
I am completely incompetent at maths, but I have calculated that there needs to be an increase of 266 percent. (256 divided by 96 = 2.66).
Am I anywhere close?
Thank you

Steve

RNinMunich
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20th Aug 2018 19:00  
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Spot on Steve👍
So your model should be 99.8cm LoA @ 1/96.
Original was 95.81m LoA.

I have a Revell Limited Edition 'Classic Kit' @ 1/240, giving a LoA of 39.9cm.
Happy 'scratching', look forward to the Blog👍 Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
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20th Aug 2018 19:25  
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Thanks Doug. I have amazed myself!
Yes, you are quite correct - 99.8cm.
I've got the drive train, including rudder installed and am just fine tuning the one piece deck. Once I have the drawings rescaled I can decide where to cut the inspection hatches, glue the deck on and start on the main construction.
Looks a bit rough and ready at the moment, but I'll keep you posted.

Steve


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RNinMunich
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20th Aug 2018 19:28  
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Hi Steve, Life is full of surprises, not all bad 😁
When you've rescaled the plans I'd LUUUUV a copy😉 see if you can get 'em pdf'ed. I've been thinking of building her as she was rebuilt for Operation Chariot in St Nazaire. Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW: where did you find the hull? I've looked for ages🤔


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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20th Aug 2018 20:04  
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I'm building her as she was following her 1941 refit (with four funnels) and not her revised profile (two funnels) for the raid.
However, I believe it was only the midships section that was changed so I will see what I can do.
In the meantime, the reference book I have can be found here
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&k...
The fibreglass hull was given to me by a friend, who had already built HMS Burnham and had no use for another hull.
I've just been on to Deans website and found one at £75 !
http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/p...
What a great friend I have.

Steve

RNinMunich
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20th Aug 2018 20:14  
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Ouch!😡 You sure have 😉
Their hull seems a bit long for 1/96? More like 1/83.
Ciao, Doug


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
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20th Aug 2018 22:01  
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Yes, I hadn't looked at the dimensions before I sent you the link. I'm not a Dean's fan anyway, from past experience with a damaged propshaft. They refused to replace it until they had checked the damaged one to make sure I was not the cause. I felt a bit miffed as the 4m shaft was part of a £480 spend with them and they were quibbling over a couple of quid.

RNinMunich
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20th Aug 2018 22:42  
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Hi Steve,
Hmmm! Hope I have more luck with the HMS Manxman kit I bought from them! That weren't cheep cheep either🤔 That and an Akula 2 sub with static diving system are my winter projects😉
Hope you got justice in the end!
Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW: "a 4m shaft"!? 😲
What are you building? A 1/10 scale HMS Queen Elizabeth?? 😁😁


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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21st Aug 2018 00:05  
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No justice. I ended up buying a new shaft from ModelBoatBits for the very expensive price of £2.00.
The damaged one was part of the running gear kit supplied by Deans for HMS Hood, which I bought at the same time.
Sorry, I missed an m off the shaft. It should read 4mm.
I'm sure your stuff will be ok.

RNinMunich
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21st Aug 2018 00:43  
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Was only 'pulling your chain' about the missing 'm' Steve😁 Sorry 🤔
I carefully checked every one of the hundreds of bits of my Manxman kit on arrival, some with a micrometer. All seems OK.👍
Still, I can understand why they may not be your favourite vendor!
All the best, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 227
26th Aug 2018 12:17  
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Hi Doug
Trying to be smart and relying on scale information from the book, I spent £40 to get a profile and deck plan at 1/96. Despite several visits to the printer, we couldn't get it right for various reasons.
I then decided to examine the numerous sheets of A4 which came with the hull, to find that what I wanted was all there, it just needed stitching together!
I can send you what I have in jpeg which will not be at 1/96. However, you know the correct length of the hull so can you upsize the drawings from that?
Steve

RNinMunich
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26th Aug 2018 13:51  
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Hi Steve,
The A4 sheets would be fine, thanks very much👍
If your scanner gives you the choice scan them into a pdf file please.
Then they are easier to import into my CAD program and stitch together!😊
If not I'll manage with the jpegs.
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 227
27th Aug 2018 12:43  
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Hi Doug
Try these. They are in pdf but will need rescaling. As I said earlier, the book says they are 1/264, but don't take that for granted.
Steve


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RNinMunich
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27th Aug 2018 12:58  
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Excellent, thanks Steve👍
Just one thing; there are no frame profiles?
Were they not in the plan somewhere, or was it because the project was based on a GRP hull?
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 227
27th Aug 2018 13:34  
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Doug. Yes, my project is based on grp hull.
The book contains loads more drawings including frame, armaments etc. I can send you more but it may be worth investing in the book?

RNinMunich
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27th Aug 2018 14:22  
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Of course, you're dead right, will do😉
Have just opened the Amazon link.
Now considering if the Deans hull is worth 75 quid + a lot of shipping cost!
Was hoping Fleetscale might do one but apparently not.
Thanks for your help and inspiration👍
Think I'll practice on the little 1/240 one first.
It's a Revell limited edition retool of an old kit from the 60s.
Back then I only had the little Airfix 1/600 version.
It was 'sunk' by magnifying glass in the backyard battlefield pond!
The glass made quite realistic shell holes 😊
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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27th Aug 2018 14:32  
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Glad I could be of help.
Your ‘sinking’ reminds me of the time we used to ‘try’ and fly model aircraft. We always took a box of matches as one or the other crashed beyond repair. Saved the trouble of taking the bits home.
Steve.

cormorant
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Forum Posts: 227
22nd Sep 2018 18:43  
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Hi Doug
My build progresses well and I need to start painting.
I am unsure on what shade of grey to use. On previous warships I have used mid sea grey, but it looks to be a bit too dark.
All the photos I have got are in black and white which doesn't help.
Any thoughts?

Steve

RNinMunich
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23rd Sep 2018 12:17  
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Hi John,
Attached is the old Colour Coats Naval Paints chart form White ensign Models. It's based on original navy Paint Chips apparently. Of course precisely how the colours look on your device will depend on the settings of the display! But it gives you a comparison of the colours.

Here's a brief history of Cambletown, ex Buchanan D131 if you want to build the USN version.
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/HMS_Campbeltown_(I42)
From this it can be seen the she operated either in the Western Approaches or on the West Africa convoy routes. So I think that Medium grey (RN02) is a bit dark, more suited to North Atlantic convoy duty perhaps? I would go for Light grey RN03 or M23 Light Admiralty grey for the hull and upperworks with Medium greenish grey RN06 for the decks.
If you want to go 'Cammo pattern' the Western Approaches colours for this are also in the chart.
The colour coats paints are now sold by Sovereign Hobbies
https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-s...
I just bought a batch from their German dealer; NNT Modell 😊
Some may not be available (Discontinued) but we can probably find near equivalents; I have several 'conversion charts' for Revell, Humbrol, Tamiya etc. My dealer still had a few tins of a Discontinued colour so it's worth asking😉
Have fun, cheers, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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23rd Sep 2018 13:39  
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Thanks very much Doug. Certainly gives me a lot to go on.
I'm building her to RN spec prior to conversion for St Nazaire raid.
I am looking to do 'cammo' pattern and also have my first go at weathering.
I will send you some pics soon.
Cheers
Steve

RNinMunich
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23rd Sep 2018 13:49  
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Great Steve👍 Will look forward to that, bon chance mon ami, Doug 😎
BTW: 'Life Colour' might be worth a look, they do several navy paints and sets from various eras as well as cammo and weathering sets.


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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23rd Sep 2018 15:39  
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Hi Doug
Just had a look at Life Colour which on first sight would suit me better with the acrylic paints.
Here is my first attempt at scratch building. Nothing glued down yet as I have still got plenty to do before I can put the deck in place.
The funnels are cigar tubes and I have a smoker in 2 and 4.
I decided to lash out on 3D printed main armament but I still need to make the gun shields.
Thanks for your help and advice so far and best of luck with your 1/350 - hope you will keep me updated on progress.

Cheers

Steve


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RNinMunich
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23rd Sep 2018 15:55  
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Hey! That's a neat trick, having the 'smokers' down below who can then give you the cigar tubes for the funnels 😁😁
Seriously though folks, nice going so far Steve👍
A while ago I bought some 3D 4.7" guns for my H class destroyer, and was very disappointed to discover that nothing could be moved and the gun shield was virtually filled solid🤔 So back to the brass snipping and bashing.
I like the LifeColour as well, colours seem pretty accurate to me and easy to use than enamel.
Be a while 'til I start my mini version, no bench space at the moment.
Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW: About time you started a Build Blog ain it??


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 227
23rd Sep 2018 23:17  
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Just had a look at the colours you suggest on the Colour Coats chart and they would fit the bill.
Looking at the Life Colour charts I can't see anything that's close.
My ideal would be acrylics and I see you have a conversion chart for Tamiya, which I believe are acrylic.
Can you convert M23 and RN06 please?
Thanks.
Steve

RNinMunich
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24th Sep 2018 23:53  
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Hi Steve, I'll see what i can do. No promises as the range of Acrylics is somewhat more limited as far as Naval colours goes.
One way out is to buy some Naval Paint Chips from Snyder & Short.
http://www.shipcamouflage.com/royal_navy1.htm
These are taken from the original chips of admiralty paints used to mix the Colour Coats enamel colours.
Enables mixing to suit from more basic 'standard' colours. Bit of 'mix it and see' involved.
Testors acrylics may be a better bet. They do some Naval colours. Also recommended by the HMS Hood Association.
For instance; this would be good for hull and upperworks
https://www.hobbylinc.com/testors-model-master-507-c-light-g...
This for the decks?
https://www.hobbylinc.com/testors-model-master-light-sea-gra...
There are also some excellent tips on painting scale warships here😉
http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/tips/hoodpaint.htm
I've just been studying this for my 1/350 Hood, and just ordered a batch of suitable Colour Coats to paint her 'As Sunk' 😭
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





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25th Sep 2018 07:51  
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Mornin' Steve,
Attached is the Testors Modelmasters colour chart.
Numbers 4869 and 48706 are RN WW2 507-A Dark grey and 507-C Light grey. Mixed 50/50 they give 507-B Medium grey.
Some other potentially useful military colours as well.
Cheers, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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26th Sep 2018 11:41  
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Hi Doug

I've sorted my two greys for deck and upper works, thanks very much for your help.
Scratch built prop guard -unfinished and unpainted- attached.

Cheers

Steve


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RNinMunich
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26th Sep 2018 12:30  
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Hi Steve, prop guard looks good👍 Don't forget the 3 angle struts underneath 😉
What colours did you settle on then?
I've decided to do mine in her Western Approaches camouflage pattern, a neat looking blue and white with a grey/green deck! i already have the Life Color set for this.
Although it's a 'Late War' set the blue and white are the same as early war (Campbeltown's time) and I can use the Semtex green with a little dark grey for the deck. The dark flashes on the hull are just charcoal grey. The correct underwater hull red is also in the set.
The Corticene (a type of lino deck covering) I can use on other ships like Hood, KGV, PoW, Ark Royal, etc where it was commonly used for things like the Admirals Bridge. The green I'll probably just mix into a batch of US Tropical green. 😉
Happy painting, Cheers, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 227
27th Sep 2018 00:21  
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Hi Doug
I had settled on the two greys that you suggested in the first place, but your Western Approaches colours are far more interesting.
I used to be undecided, but now I'm not so sure!
Steve

RNinMunich
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27th Sep 2018 01:00  
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Brilliant, you should use that for your Footnote👍😁
Go for it Steve, it'd look much more interesting on the wet stuff than the 2 shades of grey (What about the other 48?😁😲)
BTW: have ordered the same Anatomy of a Ship book by Al Ross that you mentioned. For some crazy reason according to the tracking info it will take one month from despatch to reach me!? Camel post or what!!??
All the best, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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6th Oct 2018 17:36  
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Hi Doug
So glad I went for Western Approaches colours (thanks for the suggestion).First couple of coats applied and I think it's starting to look pretty good, but as you know, I good at blowing my own trumpet.
Got to decide where to put the coticene - I'm told that it is where there is any footfall. Any thoughts?
Sorry about the quality of the picture.

Steve


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8th Oct 2018 07:57  
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Hi Steve, haven't seen any evidence that corticene was used anywhere on Campbeltown. It wasn't actually a paint but a type of heavy duty linoleum.
Trouble was it was slippery when wet! I don't propose to use it at all on my mini version. Your build is coming on well, the paint scheme looks great 👍
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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8th Oct 2018 18:10  
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Thanks Doug. I thought it was some form of textured not slip surface which I was going to represent with very thin plasti card edged within brass wire.
If slippery when wet, what was its purpose?

Steve.

RNinMunich
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8th Oct 2018 19:18  
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Hi Steve,
On my Manxman, a fast cruiser / minelayer, it was used to protect the deck where mines were dragged from the stores to the laying rails in the stern.
Otherwise I've never seen extensive use of it on open decks. Mostly just in enclosed areas where there would be a lot of 'foot traffic'.
In recent years (decades!?) I've seen blue, yellow and green versions inside the vessel, especially in the so called 'Citadel', a protected area which can be hermetically sealed against chemical or biological attack! 😲
The 'non slip' variants on the weather decks all seem to be paint / resin mixtures containing some sort of abrasive material.
I don't think it is worth the effort you describe to depict corticene!!
Cheers, Doug


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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10th Oct 2018 00:00  
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Hi Doug
Thanks for the info. Pity, though. I was looking forward to the exercise.
What about Semtex?

Steve

RNinMunich
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10th Oct 2018 02:18  
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As you wish Steve!
If you want the exercise ..., I s'pose it's not as boring as jogging😁😁
What do I think about Semtex?
...
BOOOM 😁😲
Seriously, (as if I could be 😁😁) - don't see any use for Semtex green on Campbeltown either. That's why I said I'd probably chuck it in with my USN MTB green to pad it out bit for my PTB.
Several ships used it as part of the Western Approaches Pattern, like the Flower class corvette depicted on the box, but Campbeltown apparently not. Mix a little in with the Deck Grey perhaps?

BTW, All this chat about Campbeltown inspired me to look for and buy a disc of the 1952 Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough film 'The Gift Horse' based on the Buchanan / Campbeltown / Operation Chariot story. Disc arrived yesterday, just watched it (usual human waste on the haunted fish-tank🤔). Stirring stuff chaps! lots of visible detail of the Town Class destroyers, at least of HMS Leamington!
G'night all, cheers, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
cormorant
(Fleet Admiral!)





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10th Oct 2018 08:53  
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Hi Doug
Keeping late hours again I see!
The Gift Horse, yes, I have seen it, but not for years. Not as good as one of my favourite films, The Cruel Sea, but still a good watch.
However, I see the full version is on YouTube, so being the cheapskate that I am you have encouraged me to give it another viewing.
Once again, thanks for the advice.

Cheers

Steve

RNinMunich
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10th Oct 2018 12:31  
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Yep - 'Sleepless In Munich'! 😆
Agreed The Cruel Sea is overall a much better film👍
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
Rookysailor
(Commander)





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10th Oct 2018 23:29  
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Not forgetting that other WW11 gem,' The Yangtse incident', bought the DVD a couple of months ago and still not had time to view it, but makes me fancy HMS Amethyst from deans marine, but that will have to wait till I finish the USS Kidd


cheers Peter😊

Rookysailor
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11th Oct 2018 13:34  
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ERROR! The Yangse Incident was not WW2 but April 1949
apologies......🤐

RNinMunich
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11th Oct 2018 13:41  
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Hi Peter, was about to point that out! Close though 😉
If you want some real suspense in a naval film, without the 'stiff upper lip chaps' stuff, try 'The Enemy Below'.
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/The_Enemy_Below
A gripping tale of a one on one duel between a destroyer escort and a U Boat in the Pacific captained by Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgens respectively. Adapted from a novel written by an RN officer who fought in the the Atlantic Battle. Well made tense, believable stuff.
Amethyst should make a nice model👍
Sigh!! So many interesting subjects - so little time! 🤔
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
Rookysailor
(Commander)





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11th Oct 2018 22:16  
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Schöne Grüße Doug, can't remember it I have seen that one, but from your description will certainly look for it on DVD.

cheers, Peter👍

RNinMunich
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12th Oct 2018 01:28  
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If you had ever seen it you would remember I'm sure!
You might even find a BluRay these days, well worth a few bob extra.
Alles gute, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
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12th Oct 2018 18:27  
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Hi Doug.

Still a long way to go, but not too bad?

Steve.

BTW Talking of films, The Bedford Incident was quite tense when Richard Widmark nearly started WWIII https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bedford_Incident


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Not bad at all Steve. Coming along at breakneck pace! The bridge and splinter padding in particular look great👍
Small tip; you might try to round off the weather deck edges a bit.
I've never been on a warship that had sharp angular edges to the sea deck. There's usually quite a thick round down, even on the oldies.
Seen a few of them (Fletchers and Gearings for example) in various South American navies and in Turkey in the late 80s and 90s.
(20th century I mean, U 'orrible lot😁)

Re the film; heartily agree. A real tension builder. Had also thought of that but somehow had it in mind as 'Incident in the Atlantic'. Might be the German title. Anyway also a good film. Must check if there's a BluRay version. Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW; just noticed, on A gun shield you can elongate the barrel slot upwards. I believe they had an elevation of at least 40 to 45°.


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
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13th Oct 2018 11:45  
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Thanks for the tips Doug. Just had a look at the gun shield and it does look a bit ragged so I will tidy it up and elongate.

"Hands to stations for leaving harbour. Special sea dutymen close up!"

Steve

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13th Oct 2018 11:56  
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"Let go forrard - Let go aft, Take her out Number 1" 😉


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
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"I'm the First Lieutenant around here and don't you forget it!"

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14th Oct 2018 13:44  
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I think 'The Enemy Below' takes place in the South Atlantic, but the sea probably looks the same.

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You're quite correct of course Chris. Silly me!😲


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!