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« on: March 05, 2020, 04:54:10 am »
Before the Queen Bee, there was the Fairey Queen. Ive been trying to get some modelling mojo working again and thought Id do so with a change of subject (which this GB has offered up). So I bought myself the tamiya 1/700 o class kit. Which contains 2 destroyers. The second of which is destined for this GB.

Shes going to lose her offensive armament and be refitted to operate some of these little beauties as a fleet AA target ship.



Some 1/700 Fairey Seafoxes which will stand in as Fairey Queens. Going to practice a bit of scratchbuilding with a crane, hangar and catapult... at 1/700... hopefully.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 04:33:30 am »
As Granny Weatherwax might say, I ent dead. Things (TM) have got in the way somewhat but I now have some time to work this one. Ive cleared the greeblies off the aft end of the ship and Im sizing her up for a fixed diagonal catapult and hangar.

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Re: Name TBD
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 04:41:10 am »
Oops forgot obligatory ISO standard giant paint tin for reference:

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 05:20:50 am »
You could have used a Standard Reference Cat instead....  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 12:05:44 pm »
So building what is essentially a box in 1:700 is quite fiddly. In retrospect, I should have been able to guess that...

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Re: Name TBD
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 03:15:56 pm »
More progress! :mellow:



Catapult done hangar is loose and will remain so until most of the painting is done. Aircraft are loosely posed too. Rails into the hangar are down.



Top view, the black pencil line is the locus of the right wingtip. It does clear the hangar. But only just, even with the starboard offset.



Family shot with still fitting out sister.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2020, 09:15:40 pm »
Nice idea. :thumbsup:

You could always deal with the wingtip/hangar clearance by making the back end of the hanger angled. Either have it at a single angle with a wider roller-shutter door, or have starboard half straign and the port half angled, with conventional side-hinged doors that lock out of the way in the open position.
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Re: Name TBD
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 02:58:40 am »
The hangar is about as minimal as it can be and still fit a pair of aircraft folded. There is clearance already though and at 1:700 it means there is loads of clearance (or at least thats what Im telling myself)
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 01:48:36 pm »
Progress pictures. I think I can see the finish line. A few more details and final paint. Tempted to do some weathering but not sure how to achieve something realistic at such a small scale.

Anyway, on with the pics (apologies for the Dutch angles and varied lighting):







So hangar for 2 Fairy Queen target seaplanes. Angled, fixed, catapult. Crane for recovering survivors and positioning stored aircraft on catapult to port. The reposition mast (which will double as the jackstaff) to starboard.

Revised armament forward with B turret being replaced with a quad pompom. The bridge mounted radar (a sea search set) was also relaxed by an additional aa gun.

Got a bit of a backstory to go with it in progress too.
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Re: Name TBD
« Reply #9 on: Today at 12:46:38 am »
Very impressive work at such a tiny scale.