Hi and a happy new year to you all,
I started the build of my deans solebay Nov 2011, I've build many other r/c models,boats,planes,hellys etc. but have always fancied building a sizable warship that would take a considerable time to build, well I'm retired now so I thought now's the time, I had seen some of the Deans warships on other forums and thought what authentic looking models they make.
I liked the looks of Cossack or Solebay, and was looking up the history of destroyers in general and HMS Solebay kept cropping up and this got me interested in her,When the kit arrived I found it quite impressive the hull in particular was light yet strong with the plating and other details, plus a LOT of parts and fittings it also looked quite a daunting task, well I'm about six weeks into the build now and finding it very enjoyable the fitting of the propshafts and running gear, r/c gear etc. was standard procedure for any model, but I had no experience with plastic sheet construction, but got the hang of it very quickly. I did find some printed sheet parts missing from the kit if this happens to you don't worry, Deans are a very obliging bunch and sent me the missing parts.
The build will take me a long time and I'll post photo updates as it progresses for anyone who may be interested