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Help with HMS Hermes Flightdeck

wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
OMG, I am justing getting my 8-year old son into models, and we're loving it, these are astounding. I can't wait to show him!

As for too old, at 41 I'm finding 30-40 minutes every now and then a great way to chill after a crappy day at work, and living away from home I don't pi$$ off the wife either. Must look out the T42 models.
 

Hawthorns

Midshipman
OMG, I am justing getting my 8-year old son into models, and we're loving it, these are astounding. I can't wait to show him!

As for too old, at 41 I'm finding 30-40 minutes every now and then a great way to chill after a crappy day at work, and living away from home I don't pi$$ off the wife either. Must look out the T42 models.

Well done, its a great way to help your son learn to read maps & plans, increase his measuring and maths skills, geometry, trig, the lot..not to mention his dexterity, it should be compulory in schools and could help him toward engineering skills.

As for 42? Your never too old m8. Apart from an airfix 'Hood' when 8 yrs old myself, I only did my first 'real model' when 50 yrs...It wasn't much to look at but it pleased me and it was the most relaxing (or is that frustrating?) thing I had done in years LOL

Plenty more on the forums. and no end of advice on building models. There's even a whole section dedicated to Plastic kits on The Model Warship Forum • Index page

You should try r/c conversion of a Revell 1:72 scale HMS SNOWBERRY KIT for him -or self (~£40 for the kit and ~ 3 ft long -originally Matchbox kits) ...cheap as chips as a starter and a brilliantly stable model to sail; Here's one;



Here's another Fisheries Protection Vessel HMS Lindisfarne;



with lighting;



and my first builds quarterdeck (HMS Chatham);



 
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soleil

War Hero
OMG, I am justing getting my 8-year old son into models, and we're loving it, these are astounding. I can't wait to show him!

As for too old, at 41 I'm finding 30-40 minutes every now and then a great way to chill after a crappy day at work, and living away from home I don't pi$$ off the wife either. Must look out the T42 models.

WD

I know that the Airfix range is in no way comparable to the stunning and very sophisticated models which are being talked about in this thread, but you might like some of what is available:

Royal Navy Plastic Scale Model Kits by Airfix
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
I had a similar model of Lindisfarne when I was a sprog, my old man found it in the boot of a scrapped car and fixed it up so that it was remote control.

It was nowhere near as detailed as the one above, but may have been at some point before it had been mashed up in the car and by me playing with it.

I ended up swapping it for a Playstation after it sank and all the electrics got fried.
 

Hawthorns

Midshipman
Thanks Naval Gazer...praise indeed.

I don't know how you managed to sink her '2 deck dash' they are virtually unsinkable these ones...(though I have had that FPV out in gale force 8 and above, and twice lost the superstructure overboard through not properly attaching it....I had a mate on standby to throw in after it..but he's refusing to go in again...



..Just because the water was just above freezing...soft northerner...:pottytrain2:^_~


 
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wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
WD

I know that the Airfix range is in no way comparable to the stunning and very sophisticated models which are being talked about in this thread, but you might like some of what is available:

Royal Navy Plastic Scale Model Kits by Airfix

WD minor already has Illustrious on a shelf in his bedroom and if he continues to be well behaved (always questionable for my mini-marine wannabe) there is a T boat lurking....

These more sophisticated kits are probably just that at the moment, too sophisticated but he has time to gain an interest and the Airfix kits are a good starter.
 

Hawthorns

Midshipman
HMS INVINCIBLE 1982

Thanks for the help for Rex on his Hermes build which came in torrents -Cheers lads. Now, Can anyone give me information on the object below.

A picture of Invincible circa 82..in the background -port side walkway above the machine gun barrel - is a square object sticking up -Anyone know if this is a landing indicator set of lights? If it is, has anyone got any lighting colours?
Any help appreciated.



Thanks Bry
 
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