HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Share

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 1805
    Join date: 2009-07-23
    Age: 65
    Location: Qawra Malta

    HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  in nannu pec on Thu May 24, 2012 1:13 pm

    here's my next project HMS WARSPITE 1942....still debating whether I will finish the model in a disruptive camoflouge scheme or just plain grey fin ish with a triclor 2nd turret...don't know yet...but will represent it in Malta...have already got everything planned in my head lol! lol! ...still doing research study study .....loads more befor I start it...





    In nannu

    David
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts: 379
    Join date: 2009-07-22
    Age: 52

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  David on Thu May 24, 2012 3:43 pm

    A long overdue model to your great collection.

    As the name implies the disruptive scheme will disrupt the majestic outline of the Warspite.

    I beg you to go for the light scheme.

    Mind you this is 1:600 Airfix


    D

    Proximo41
    Bronze
    Bronze

    Posts: 286
    Join date: 2009-09-03
    Age: 46

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  Proximo41 on Thu May 24, 2012 6:41 pm

    i totally agree with david!!

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 1805
    Join date: 2009-07-23
    Age: 65
    Location: Qawra Malta

    HMS WARSPITE

    Post  in nannu pec on Fri May 25, 2012 6:45 am

    yes I know....but the problem is....I would also like a straight forward build for a change Cool ....building the model to that version requires a lot of conversion work...the masts have to be rebuilt from scratch and the superstructure has to be totally reworked and after the wasp I think I wud like a quick build give and take 6 months, so I think I will opt for the disruptive version in 1942.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil .....don't know but I will think about it... study study
    In nannu

    Proximo41
    Bronze
    Bronze

    Posts: 286
    Join date: 2009-09-03
    Age: 46

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  Proximo41 on Sat May 26, 2012 7:39 am

    well mate, do another model as a quick build to so to speak to take a 'rest' after the Wasp, and leave the Warspite to another date and categorise her as a major project Smile SIMPOLS Smile

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 1805
    Join date: 2009-07-23
    Age: 65
    Location: Qawra Malta

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  in nannu pec on Sat May 26, 2012 8:28 am

    I have decided...Think I will do it...have a pic of the lady in the disruptive scheme entering the grand harbour...an eye catcher.....got it already planned in my mind Idea ...how i,m going to display it...a sort of a diorama Question Question ....still working on it and doing my research study study Cool Cool
    in nannu

    iCocker
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 3074
    Join date: 2009-07-21
    Age: 40
    Location: Marsascala, Malta

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  iCocker on Sat May 26, 2012 9:25 am

    Wathever you do Nan would be nice if you link it with our Grand Harbour ambience, already seeing it with some colourful 'daghajsa tal-Pass' around the her, balancing the 'opra tal-bahar mal-bicca tal-bahar' - keep them coming! king

    Iv

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 1805
    Join date: 2009-07-23
    Age: 65
    Location: Qawra Malta

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  in nannu pec on Sat May 26, 2012 1:48 pm

    that's what I had in mind Cocru Cool Cool Cool Laughing
    and perhaps an old tug and a part of the breakwater with the light house Cool Cool Cool Laughing
    great minds think alike lol lol
    in nannu

    Would be another show stopper my friend ... ad finally something Maltese!

    Ivan

    bcauchi
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 3264
    Join date: 2009-07-30
    Age: 53
    Location: St. Julian's

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  bcauchi on Sun May 27, 2012 5:12 pm

    All your projects are show stoppers Nan, toqghodx tilghaba tad-dejjaq!!

    J.Fenech
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 2029
    Join date: 2009-08-01
    Age: 40
    Location: MALTA - South

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun May 27, 2012 7:23 pm

    Interesting choice Mr Pec. I sure you will produce another show stopper but I agree with chris, this is not a short project especially if you will have the grand harbour as a backdrop. An interesting diorama would be of the damaged HMS Warspite being towed into grand harbour in 1943 after being hit by 3 wire guided Fritz X bombs during the Salerno landings, that would recount a specific historical event!!

    RayCaruana
    Gold
    Gold

    Posts: 1100
    Join date: 2009-08-20
    Age: 49
    Location: Fgura, Malta

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  RayCaruana on Sun May 27, 2012 8:44 pm

    iCocker wrote:Wathever you do Nan would be nice if you link it with our Grand Harbour ambience, already seeing it with some colourful 'daghajsa tal-Pass' around the her, balancing the 'opra tal-bahar mal-bicca tal-bahar' - keep them coming! king

    Iv

    I LIKE bounce

    Paul Salomone
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts: 615
    Join date: 2011-07-08
    Age: 49
    Location: MANIKATA MALTA

    HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon May 28, 2012 12:37 pm

    Louis, Very Happy

    Whatever the scheme applied, I am quite sure that it will turn out to be another master piece.

    Come on Louis - let's have it started.

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 1805
    Join date: 2009-07-23
    Age: 65
    Location: Qawra Malta

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  in nannu pec on Mon May 28, 2012 12:45 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Interesting choice Mr Pec. I sure you will produce another show stopper but I agree with chris, this is not a short project especially if you will have the grand harbour as a backdrop. An interesting diorama would be of the damaged HMS Warspite being towed into grand harbour in 1943 after being hit by 3 wire guided Fritz X bombs during the Salerno landings, that would recount a specific historical event!!
    Joe I thought about that...have various pics....but if I portray her like that...all pics show her so very low in the water and that will hide a lot of detail....I will only show part of the breakwater at Bighi side....and maybe if I can fit it ...the light house at Valetta side...but it will still be attractive Cool Idea ...with the dghajes...a tug...buoys for the prevention nets...etc....
    anybody else who could give me some ideas...please u are welcome...but please keep in mind that the base is only 32 X 12 inches...
    in nannu

    iCocker
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 3074
    Join date: 2009-07-21
    Age: 40
    Location: Marsascala, Malta

    Re: HMS WARSPITE 1942

    Post  iCocker on Mon May 28, 2012 1:02 pm

    Artistic impression still interesting ... always a help hux! Seems to be dated 1928 [was the ship so old or refering to the artist DOB?]



    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hms+warspite+in+the+grand+harbour&view=detail&id=D5717F477EF92687553E7F1A3178BDCDF1D17C91&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR

    in nannu pec
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts: 1805
    Join date: 2009-07-23
    Age: 65
    Location: Qawra Malta

    warspite

    Post  in nannu pec on Tue May 29, 2012 6:25 am

    The ship was originally designed as an Iron Duke class battleship in 1912...with 13.5 inch guns,but was redesigned whilst still on order to accomodate the newly designed 15 inch gunns which were still undergoing trials so the admiralty took a real risk there. The Q turret was omitted to accomodate two more boilers...hence more speed....25 knots...a very fast vessel during that time.
    First battle encounters included the Battle of Jutland in 1916 where it proved her worth in speed.
    Later battle honours included the Battle of Narvik in April 1940.....the battle for Crete in September 1941...Like Joe said it was towed into Malta by 6 tugs in 1943 after sustaining damage.It was also there during the Normandy Landings....
    and here's the climax in 1946 when being towed from Portsmoth to Fotaslne to be scrapped the lady didn't want to die ..it ran aground at Prussia cove Cornwall. The lady succumbed to her wounds and pride and was scrapped on the spot in Mounts Bay.....
    A ship with a history and honour...a ship that didn't want to die !

    In nannu

      Current date/time is Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:54 pm