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Gdaynorm

Member Stats
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Member No. 3199
Registered 20th Jan 2015
Last Online 19th May 2018
City Tillsonburg
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 10
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 7
Photos Posted 52
Likes Received 65
Likes Given 5
105 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
1 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 60
Blog Response 3 216
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 5
Received Likes 2 130
599 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Frustration by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Thanks mate. The foredeck shot will be a great help.

Winches by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Really great, thanks. The view to the bridge is odd. Did she undergo a major refit. The entire bridge looks different.

Winches by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Doug, As I already have six working models, my lady suggested they were enough to take to the lake, and I did actually agree! Most of them are 1/96, only Nelson 1/192. The smaller scale is a bit vulnerable. Illustrious at 1/96 would never fit in my workshop, which also has a washing machine and dryer. But yes, I would have liked her to sail.

Winches by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
Thanks Doug. Help appreciated! X turret pic very helpful for the after mast set up.

Winches by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Doug, What a beautiful model. Whose? Keep seeing things differently. The 14pdr gune set up on the main turrets on that model seems a bit different from the photo I have of a rear turret. I will stay with what I have done and say a prayer or three. Have started on anchors, see pic. The shot you gave me of the bow shows the ab nchors very well. They were huge! Don't look too closely at my pic. There is all sorts of cleaning up to do! I am surprised the anchor chains seem to be hauled across the deck planking. Nelson had steel runways for the chains to run across.

Winches by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 18 days ago
Doug, Have you any info on Dreadnought's anchor winches? She now has all,I think!, of her portholes, well over a hundred. Anchors next, then guard rails around the focsle.

Progress by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 26 days ago
At least she looks like a warship at last. I wonder if her anchor winches would be different to those twenty years later. She had multiple booms for torpedo nets. I assume they were mounted to the hull a few feet above waterline and swung out from there. Were they wood or steel does anyone know? Must have been quite an operation setting them out!

Focsle by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Actually you sent me the bow shot some time back. What I am missing is the layout of anchor winches and anchor chain runs. I guess they will be similar to Nelson. Pity Greenwich has got SO expensive!

Focsle by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Progress at last, but have no info for focsle arrangement, winches etc. Assume would be similar to Nelson's, even though twenty years previous? From what I can see, her guardrails were mounted on the deck planking rather than outside on the steel

Frustration by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Maybe I'm getting old, but I have never had so many 'don't like it make it again"! Part problem is the drawings I have don't always agree with photos. But there is progress.

Progress 12th January by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 4 months 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: 4 months ago
Is there any way one can freeze an online video and print off stationary images?

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 4 months 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: 4 months 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: 5 months ago
Christmas good. Eight hours to 2018. Dreadnought prgressing, albeit slowly. Main superstructure and bridge next.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 5 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: 5 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: 5 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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 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: 6 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 months ago
Is this anything like? Obviously to be cleaned up.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 7 months ago
This is the pic I thought showed a revoving scanner.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Commander   Posted: 7 months ago
The pic I have was on the net, and here is what I think it looks like.