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    LE RICHELIEU

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:19 am

    FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST !!!!! Rod Stewart
    Have started dismembering the Richelieu.....
    and I love it already !!!!!
    fantastic camo scheme !!!! affraid affraid





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    Post  Luke on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:38 am

    That is looking good , Nann keep up the good work Very Happy

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    Post  Joseph on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:50 pm

    Wigi

    Can you give us some historical background, what kind of ship is this and what it would look like when finished Smile Smile

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:57 pm

    Looks brilliant, just like a group of parked ships, excellent camo.

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    Post  jojjemannen on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:18 pm

    LOUIS!

    I did some changes so all the pictures shows!

    Hope you didn't mind!'

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:19 pm

    I echo Joseph Nan ... a little b/ground pls!!!!!

    For me Richelieu was the cardinal nemesis to the three musketeers silent pale

    Beautiful scheme which one are you using?

    A quick search on Wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_...ichelieu_(1939)

    The armistice between France and Germany prompted British anxiety that the French Navy would be taken over by the Axis Powers. This led to attacks by Swordfish torpedo bombers from the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes on 8 July 1940, after the attack on the French fleet at Mers el-Kebir. A torpedo hit below the armoured deck disabled the starboard propulsion shaft on Richelieu and flooding caused her stern to touch bottom.

    On 24 September, Richelieu fought against Allied naval forces at the Battle of Dakar. There was a gunnery duel between Richelieu and the British battleship HMS Barham: the Barham was hit twice by secondary batteries and the Richelieu was struck by two 15” shells, causing no serious damage. The Richelieu was further damaged in the battle when a 380 mm shell blew back and disabled two guns in the number 2 main turret: this was traced to the use of the wrong type of propellant. The British force was beaten off.

    Under allied service, she arrived at Trincomalee, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on 10 April 1944, in time to join the attack by Task Force 65 on Sabang on 19 April (Operation Cockpit) and on Surabaya in May 1944 (Operation Transom) and on Operations Councillor and Pedal in June. On 22 July, she sailed to attack Sabang and Sumatra (Operation Crimson) and returned to Trincomalee on the 27th.

    this is a great model: Le cuirassé Richelieu

    great galery of crew etc... Cuirassé Richelieu - Photo

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    Post  Joseph on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:29 pm

    Wigi S-Super,

    Still no answer to my questions Question Question Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad or are you still searching for info Smile Smile


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    Post  Luke on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:31 pm

    I think nannu is asleep right now Laughing or working on this ship

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:39 pm

    Short history and operational service
    The battleship Richelieu was, together with her sister ship Jean Bart (that entered in service several years after the end of 2nd W.W. indeed), the best battleship ever produced by the French military naval industry during the war period.
    Her distinctive features were derived from the Dunkerque class battleships, of which she has the same main armament arrangement and general design; but she was dramatically improved as to the older sisters, with her main 380 mm. guns (instead of 330 mm. of the Dunkerque class), thicker armoured belt and new solutions for her general arrangements; in short, she was recognized to have a very good seaworthiness and protection.
    The Richelieu was commissioned in 1940 and represented the French “alter ego” to the German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz and to the Italian Vittorio Veneto class, which she hypothetically would have to face (but she never did).
    One of her most distinctive feature, was the concentration of the two 380 mm. quadruple gun turrets forward the main tower (like the older British battleships HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson, with the difference of their three 406 mm. triple gun turrets indeed), while the secondary batteries of 152 mm. were arranged in three triple turrets, near the stern.
    But the most distinctive feature was, with no doubt, the funnel, that was incorporated to the second tower and represented one of the first examples, if not the first, of this kind of naval construction.
    As concerned for her operational life, the Richelieu had not a good start. In 1940, she was damaged by the hits of the 380 mm. guns of the British battleships HMS Barham and HMS Resolution, while she was at anchor, still incomplete, in Dakar harbour.
    In 1942, when the Free France Navy drew up her ships together with allied ships against the Axis forces, the Richelieu was sent to the United States, where she would have been submitted to a general refit that would have completely changed the a.a. guns and radar apparatus, up to dating her to the new naval technologies and weapons.
    At the end of the refit, in September 1943, the battleship leaved the U.S. for Europe and joined the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow, ready to fight the German warships on the North Atlantic and North Sea.
    In 1944, she was sent to the Far East, where she joined the allied forces that fought against the Imperial Japanese Navy, and she participated to the war actions against Surabaya, Sabang and Andaman Islands.
    She was decommissioned in 1959, after a twenty years operational service; in 1968 she was sold and scrapped in La Spezia (Italy).


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    Very intersting ..

    Post  Luke on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:42 pm

    Very intresting nann and thanks for the info Very Happy

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    Post  Joseph on Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:29 pm

    Very interesting, thanks for the info,

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:39 pm

    Seems the Allies were determined to sink it after it fell to Vichy, probably were afraid of as it looks mean!

    Interesting Lou, something not common ... next inline you should plan an Italian eh, surrendering in Malta's water on the 8th September!

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    Post  Luke on Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:46 pm

    iCocker wrote:Seems the Allies were determined to sink it after it fell to Vichy, probably were afraid of as it looks mean!

    Interesting Lou, something not common ... next inline you should plan an Italian eh, surrendering in Malta's water on the 8th September!

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    You are right Ivan Very Happy

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    Post  William on Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:02 pm

    Thanks for the info Smile


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    Post  David on Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:21 pm

    interesting choice

    is it Trumpeter
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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:48 am

    Prosit Lou, what a lovely ship. a very interesting piece of history too. Thanks!

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    Post  alexbb on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:53 pm

    iCocker wrote:Seems the Allies were determined to sink it after it fell to Vichy, probably were afraid of as it looks mean!

    Interesting Lou, something not common ... next inline you should plan an Italian eh, surrendering in Malta's water on the 8th September!

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    looks can be deceptive Ivan. it was a ship built for mediteranean use and like the italian ships of wwii it was not of the same quality of german, british, us and japanese ships, nonetheless it had big guns. you have to remember the barham was a second line battleship of ww1 origin (launched 1914)


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    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:58 pm

    Thanks for the info Nannu Pec....interesting Laughing

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:52 pm

    I love the camo it has!

    But you are cutting it up!!! Shocked Are you going to display it when it was in the scrap yard? Very Happy

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:45 pm

    @ David....yes it is a Trumpeter kit...needs some work....chinese are becoming rather sloppy...but I think it will turn out nice.... Wink Wink Wink Wink
    @Noel i chop off the lower hulls of all my model ships mate to make them waterline ....
    instead of inserting the whole ship in a prepared slot in the base....saves a lot of time and effort
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    lower hull now sawed off and reinforcing it with heavy duty plastic strips to avoid warping...and still doing my research study study study study
    Quite a few problems I have to sort out scratch scratch scratch scratch
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    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:32 am

    Hi Habib Louis,
    Break its legs again! I will hang on my screen!!!

    What is its length? It seems rather big for it scale!

    By the way, shall we present it on HELMO step by step like Yamato?

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    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:18 am

    Hi Alex my feelos from Greece...it's a bit shorter than the Yamato...about 6cm shorter..and in 1/350 scale...Yes it would be nice to post it step by step on Helmo wil do the same as we did on the other ships...
    looking forward to see the final presentation of Yamato on Helmo....
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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:21 pm

    Nannu,

    One day id like to try an aircraft carrier! My god where do you even start from... Shocked

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:21 am

    Adrian that's what I thought when I was going to start The Enterprise !!!! where on earth shall I start ???? scratch scratch scratch scratch
    But it was a present from my colleaugues when I retired ...so I said to myself...Louis you have to finish that beast Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil if not for anything for my friends....so I just threw myself at it....
    When there's a will there's a way !!!!
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    Post  alexbb on Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:05 pm

    lou
    try this guy out for brass and ship details ive been using him for some time.

    http://www.jbmodel.eu/index.php/cPath/28?osCsid=af5ac5e87743e7f2f363d82a98adfd63

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