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>> Home > Forum > Plans! > HMS Illustrious
HMS Illustrious
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Gdaynorm
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Forum Posts: 7
16th Mar 2016 16:17  
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I have decided to build HMS Illustrious as my next model. Apart from the National Maritime Museum, which seem not to be helpful any more, does anyone know if Norman Ough did drawings of her? He did a model for the United Services Museum, so I would assume he produced a set of drawings. If so, where would they be available?

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
24th Apr 2017 01:18  
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Ahoy Shipmate,
Try this
http://www.model-dockyard.com/acatalog/John_Lambert_Warship_...
I've used several of John's plans, especially for WW2 naval weapons.
Let me know how you get on, if you don't find anything I'll check my sources here in Germany.
Good luck. Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Gdaynorm
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Forum Posts: 7
24th Apr 2017 02:43  
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Thanks. I'll give it a try and let you know.

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
24th Apr 2017 09:06  
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Hi, plans for Victorious of the same class are easier to find, for example
http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/hms-victorious-ww2-aircra...
You can also find photos and info on Illustrious (WW2) here
http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/ships/ILLUSTRIOUS.html
Attached is sample photo and a simple GA plan I found.
You could also try here
https://blueprintsofwarships.com.pl/Profile_1a.htm
They print to order so delivery sometimes takes time, in the past I bought PDFs for 'instant' download but they seem to be stopping this service at end of April 😲so hurry up!
My long term project is HMS Ark Royal WW2, plan hanging on the wall for 2 years now!! Good luck Doug 😎
Doug 😎


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1027
24th Apr 2017 09:12  
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This site is also useful
http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/great_britain...
😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
Gdaynorm
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 7
24th Apr 2017 15:55  
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My model is well advanced, but the problem is not so much drawings as main detail of the port side of the island. As the ship underwent fairly extensive modifications during her career, my model is really a bit of a hybrid, in that she will be mostly accurate, but over a period of some six years. I am also rather stuck with the detail beneath the round down of the flight deck aft. Photographs off the net tend to be rather blurry. She currently has six Swordfish and will have six Fairey Fulmars.


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RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1027
24th Apr 2017 18:44  
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Best pic of port side I have is this, sharper than most 😎
hope it helps


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"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living!" i.e. boat modelling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug