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cormorant

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Member No. 3630
Registered 27th Dec 2015
Last Online 23rd Sep 2018
City Worcester
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 218
Photos Posted 119
Likes Received 240
Likes Given 118
254 Total Posts
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Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 10th Mar 2017
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Type: Yacht
Fleet Admiral!
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Recent Posts
HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
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

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
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

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
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

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
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

Sticking and Spraying by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Good to see someone else is using Halfords shake and rattle. I often use it as a primer/filler and a top coat. Excellent results.

Where's Figtree gone!? by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
On a slightly different note Doug, what is that you are eating? I think it's either a brandy snap full of cream or a bratwurst in a roll? Steve

Looking for Vosper Gunboat from Republic of Singapore Navy by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
What an idiot!! (Me, not you Doug) Dementia rules, KO. Must stop drinking whisky. In answer to your question - not a clue! Going to bed for an early night. Cheers (I think) Steve

Looking for Vosper Gunboat from Republic of Singapore Navy by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Ah, the gun turret. The things you can do with half a ball cock! However, I would beg to differ with the pennant number. My information came from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence-class_patrol_craf... If you click on ref number 5 it shows the source here http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/photographs/record-deta...

Looking for Vosper Gunboat from Republic of Singapore Navy by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi I have recently completed RSS P72 Sovereignty, based on a Veron 54" hull giving 1/24 scale. Unfortunately the boat is not for sale, and I don't think the Veron hull is available. However, I have done a lot of research during my build, so if you do find anything part built I would be pleased to help.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
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.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
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?

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
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

Brooklyn Finally Completed! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Very well done Ed! Looks like you made a superb job of her. Hope to see her on the water soon? Steve

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
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

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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

Skylight Windows! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
She's certainly looking good and you have an eye for detail. Well done Ed! Steve

HMS Hood by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Ron. I have tried to be most particular with scale speed and waterline. I used 1.2kg of ballast carefully laid out whilst hull was floating in the bath. Once in place I secured it with expanding foam.

HMS Hood by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
HMS Hood, a six month build from Trumpeter 1/200 scale kit.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Launch day has come and gone. Overall I was very pleased with the way she looked on the water, but may I apologise for the quality of the video. First off, I was unable to get 1/200 scale dragonflies or a moorhen, which somewhat detracted from the realism, but most importantly, my ace photographer Octman was unable to make it. I promise to do better next time. I also learned that this is primarily a display model and it is so easy to damage or bend the many tiny parts. However, she has given me much pleasure both on the slipway and her short time on the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPpt7j-WSTM

Sleepy by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I must have been sleepy (or something?), when I loaded the car with boats, spares, toolbox and it wasn't until I got to the lake that I found I had forgotten the transmitter! Don't worry Ed, worse things happen at sea.

Handrails Painted! by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Looking good Ed. I bet you can't wait to get her on the water with the smoke generator working! Best wishes Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thank you Ed and Doug - I must admit to feeling a little pleased with myself. The rod is manufactured by www.albionalloys.co.uk/. I discovered it at my local model railway shop, which carries quite a few useful bits and pieces for model boats. Sea trials planned for later this week or early next. Hopefully Octman will be ready with his camera to video the event. Steve

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Almost at he end of what has been a long, sometimes frustrating, but very satisfying build. As the masts and spars are very thin, using my usual fishing line as rigging was going to cause problems with getting anything like the correct tension. What I ended up with was 0.45mm nickel silver rod. The fineness of the rod gave it a natural 'sag' for radio aerials and it is rigid enough for stays and supports. Hope someone finds this useful. Steve

Vintage Aerokits Fire Boat by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
We are holidaying in Happisburgh for the next couple of weeks. Is Eaton Park your club venue? If so we would like to visit. Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Display by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
The local BBC are holding an event, 'It's all about the Dogs', at Cob House Country Park on the 10th June 2018 (Sunday), from 10am to 4pm. Worcester Model Boat Club will be putting on a static and demonstration sailing display as part of the day.

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Peter If you look at this website http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter2... you will see that there are enough incorrect items to drive you mad. I have decided to get it as accurate as the kit allows. I have installed a Graupner 6v smoke generator in each funnel with a computer fan at the base of each - yet to be tested. I propose to switch them on and off with a receiver controlled switch. I would like to be able to colour the smoke but have yet to find the correct formula. Steve