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Gdaynorm

Member Stats
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Member No. 3199
Registered 20th Jan 2015
Last Online 1st Dec 2017
City Tillsonburg
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 10
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 7
Photos Posted 43
Likes Received 50
Likes Given 5
87 Total Posts
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Harbour
HMS Illustrious
Type: Naval Ship
MV San Demetrio
Type: Other
MV San Demetrio
Type: Other
SS Ohio
Type: Other
HMS Erebus
Type: Naval Ship
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Commander
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
95 points away from Captain!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 80
Forum Thread 5 15
Forum Post 2 14
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 9
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 60
Blog Post 5 35
Blog Response 3 177
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 5
Received Likes 2 100
505 Total Points
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Recent Posts
HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 27 days ago
Finally mystery solved. National Maritime Museum had chanegd their e-mail set up! Spoke with them this morning, and they ahve all drawings, probably including modifications prior to commissioning. Their current address is plansandphotos@rmg.co.uk

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 27 days ago
So you think similarly to me. Eberyone builds famous ships. Trouble is getting the info for an accurate build. I usually get drawings from the National Maritime Museum, where they have builders drawings of just about every ship built in Britain, but for some reason they are not answering my e-mails. Very strange.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Yes. She was launched in 1875. Still waiting for response from Greenwich. Hope they have Admiralty drawings. Expensive but worthwhile.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
could well be. Still no answers fromNMM or RN Museum. Looks as if getting info will be difficult! Surprise surprise!

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Haven't decided yet, but probably waterline, as I have enough active ships in my fleet. May build her full hull regardless, and decide later. Machinery can always be installed late in the build.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Decision made. 1875 battleship Dreadnought to 1/96. Hoping for NMM drawings. Have two photos so far off Wikipedia. Wish me luck.

HMS Illustrious Aircraft carrier by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Appreciate the comments. Yes, you did help tremendously, thanks. Next ship not yet determined. My wife on tenterhooks!

HMS Illustrious by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 48" HMS Illustrious - Comments: Waterline model to scale 1/192. Model is really a hybrid of the ship during her commissioned lifetime (1939 - 1956). She served mainly in Mediterranean and Far East. Seriously damaged on several occasions, resulting in numerous modifications, which is why I had so many problems settling on a model true to any one date.

HMS Illustrious Aircraft carrier by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Have decided to call her finished. Not entirely satisfied, buy I don't think I am going to get more on her and stay sane! Maybe at some time in the future I might come back to her and try to improve. She doesn't look too bad.

Bridge detail by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Is this anything like? Obviously to be cleaned up.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
This is the pic I thought showed a revoving scanner.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
The pic I have was on the net, and here is what I think it looks like.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I have just gone through all my pics. On one there is what looks like a 'mattress' style rotating aerial atop the stbd forward mast. I think I shall string wire along the rear three masts both sides. Does that sound likely to be accurate? My wife and friends tell me to forget total accuracy as no-one seeing the model will know any different. Trouble is, I shall know.

Bridge detail by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
That 'huffduff' aerial is going to be very difficult to make!

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Aerials and signal halyards fitted to main mast etc. My Norman Ough drawing shows aerials strung between the four a side masts. Would they be permanently rigged to all of them?

Bridge detail by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I have no info as to what should be on the top of the island, apart from the three small fire directors and the large one. The Bofors are hopefully correct. The locker by the mast is for signal flags, and the other for ammo. Any ideas welcome.

MV San Demetrio by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 32" MV San Demetrio - Comments: Model was built waterline to 1/192 scale as wedding present for daughter. Now has pride of place atop piano.

MV San Demetrio by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 32" MV San Demetrio - Comments: Model was built waterline at 1/192 scale as a wedding present for my daughter. Now pride of place on piano in Buckingham.

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Beautiful! You must have had her on a trailer to the harbour. How was she constructed? I would have liked to build mine to the same scale, but just don't have the space or facility to transport to our little lake. Only way would be to build in two halves. There is a bloke in Hamilton who built a US carrier to 1/96, brought it to our annual regatta. Not very detailed. Weighed a ton - put ballast in after launching. Was very susceptible to wind. Carried it in the back of a ute in a case with red flag on the overhang. Had a set of wheels to get it to launch. Most of my RC models are to 1/96 except Nelson to 1/192. I had intended to build her to 1/96 in two halves, but at some stage she would have had to be joined during construction, and my workshop has a washing machine and drier in it so just not on. What drawings did you use?

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Know both well as used to take groups there. Will get back to you in three weeks or so. Norm

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Be a while yet. We are heading to England on Thursday for three weeks. Need a rest. Illustrious has become a little frustrating with so many different versions of the same ship, none of which really agree with the original drawings I started with. Might get to Portsmouth RN museum. Norm

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Those carley floats are awaiting fitting. I will also be mountimg floats elsewhere, a few below the guns.

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug, have at least solved what I thought might be a problem - securing aircraft to the flight deck without glue. .010" guitar string is almost invisible.

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Now I think I've seen everything! You could even get the clubs out.😎 Norm

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug, Yes, Ohio was an incredible story. Shame that her two halves became target practice! Carley floats. I puts paddles in them, usually four. I assume they did actually have them, but I wonder how they are secured. Straps maybe. 🤓 The round structure on the mainmast would presumably have glazed windows all round. I have yet to see a pic clear enough. There must have been a ladder for access. I am tempted to completely rebuild the island, but getting the present edition off would be a heroic undertaking, so I think it will have to stay not entirely accurate. 🤐 We are heading to the UK next week, so might take a trip to the RN museum in Portsmouth. Norm

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug, She was quite a ship. Germans claimed to have sunk her several times. Do you think I have enough carley floats? Norm

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Marky, As most of my models start out as a solid block, once the basic hull shape is there i do in fact work downwards for some time. Like to have all machinery etc. finished before decking. Norm

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hallo Marky, Don't follow you.

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug, Incredible! She must have taken a long time to sink. Appreciate the inspiration, but I am not doing another carrier. Have to be something smaller, or my wife will never forgive me. I only have a normal size house!

Decks by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Thoughts on carley rafts. Presumably the admiralty would specify that on any ship there should be sufficient boats, rafts etc for the entire crew. Illustrious presumably had about three cutters, whalers and two or three launches. They would between them maybe hold at a push three hundred. A standard size float would hold maybe ten? She would have needed about ninety carleys. In the photo showing the staboard side of the bridge there are about twenty six. There seem to have been carleys hung all over the place, but not ninety or so. Makes one think!