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Gdaynorm

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Member No. 3199
Registered 20th Jan 2015
Last Online 13th Jan 2018
City Tillsonburg
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 10
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 7
Photos Posted 47
Likes Received 53
Likes Given 5
95 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
63 points away from Captain!
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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 40
Blog Response 3 198
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 5
Received Likes 2 106
537 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Progress 12th January by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Bridge structure nearing completion. Railings need some straightening and windows glazed. I assume the decks would be planked. This is one difficult unit to build! Anyone confirm that?

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Is there any way one can freeze an online video and print off stationary images?

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks. Have to wonder why they designed her so that that presumably X turret could only fire broadside.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Drawings I have give her five turrets, one forward of the bridge, one each side amidships, and two aft of the superstructure, and a small structure between the two aft turrets. My photos show a large structure and the forward of the two aft turrets possibly not there at all. Highly unlikely to get an aerial photo, as there would have been very few aircraft overflying any warships during her lifetime, but maybe someone has a view from astern? My photos show he in a very dark grey, looks even darker than Home Fleet grey.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Christmas good. Eight hours to 2018. Dreadnought prgressing, albeit slowly. Main superstructure and bridge next.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Have to wonder how they can justify an increase in price of three hundred percent in two years!

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
That is electronic. Still have to print! Anyway, have some drawings, from Ron. Bit basic, but also have two good photos from the net. Maybe more will show up in time. Merry Christmas!!😎

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I'm afraid my project for the 'lesser known dreadnought' has foundered. Plans from Greenwich have become just too expensive at a net sixty or so quid and photos seem to be virtually non existent other than from long distance. I have acquired some drawings of the 1906 HMS Dreadnought, and have started on her as a waterline model. Any photos welcome!! Attached current state of play.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 4 months 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: 4 months 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: 4 months 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: 4 months ago
Is this anything like? Obviously to be cleaned up.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
This is the pic I thought showed a revoving scanner.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
The pic I have was on the net, and here is what I think it looks like.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 4 months 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: 4 months ago
That 'huffduff' aerial is going to be very difficult to make!

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 4 months 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 5 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: 5 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: 5 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: 5 months ago
Those carley floats are awaiting fitting. I will also be mountimg floats elsewhere, a few below the guns.