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HMS SOLEBAY
« on: 09 November 2020, 11:21:24 »
This is my first Deans Kit and the first one I have documented.  I decided due to the lockdown and having finished the rebuild of the forty year old MV Arran
given to my Grandson (three year old Reed) by one of the EK Model Boat Club Members I needed a new Project. I had three Kits in mind HMS Manxman, HMS Verulam or HMS Solebay. I chose the later having seen her lead a Destroyer into Rosyth on a School trip in the 1960s

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #1 on: 09 November 2020, 11:29:19 »
I always prepare the kit for the running gear this was all done using plasticard of various thickness I also made the A frames from brass they tend not to damage easily.

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #2 on: 11 November 2020, 19:55:57 »
I have now started on the bridge and the gun decks I really enjoyed build these structures

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #3 on: 12 November 2020, 10:10:41 »
The aft structure

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #4 on: 12 November 2020, 10:12:27 »
Midships Stagg Structure

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #5 on: 12 November 2020, 10:13:23 »
Q gun platform

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #6 on: 12 November 2020, 10:47:59 »
Forward superstructure

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #7 on: 20 November 2020, 16:53:09 »
I have now fitted the running gear and tested in the bath. I have partly set ballast for and aft and will add the final ballast when I have done a Dummy Build if my calculations are correct any ballast will be required midships under the removable battery tray. I will then start painting, due to covid I will be unable to spray paint the hull as I cannot use the spray booth at the Red Deer. So it will be a hand paint which holds no fear all my other ships both motorized or static are hand painted

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #8 on: 20 November 2020, 16:53:47 »
Forgot to add picture

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #9 on: 05 December 2020, 15:13:51 »
The electrics for the Solebay

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #10 on: 05 December 2020, 15:16:40 »
I have also did a dummy build for a bath test so I could determine what the final ballast was needed having placed at ballast at at the bow and stern

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #11 on: 15 December 2020, 15:58:10 »
I have more or less finished the AA support structures firstly the single Bofors one.

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #12 on: 15 December 2020, 16:02:00 »
The mid structure with the Hazemeyer Bofors mount.

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« Reply #13 on: 15 December 2020, 16:13:10 »
The Galley this structure has me puzzled where the galley flue is situated. I have looked at numerous photographs without a result I have come to the conclusion it maybe situated inside the Lattice mast

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #14 on: 15 December 2020, 16:37:26 »
The bridge with a wireless direction finder