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"Model On Display" HMS Bedouin
Gunny
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 02:14 PM UTC
Ahoy Mates!

Crew-mate Mike McCabe shares a fine gallery of images of his build, HMS Bedouin, Narvik, April 1940.



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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 02:33 PM UTC
Impressive model. The water and wake are superb. Very very nice.


Steve
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 02:45 PM UTC
That is a nice looking set up.

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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 03:21 PM UTC
Hi Mike

I didn't notice any fiddling on the railings!
As usual with your works, it is full of atmosphere and action - and in this particular case, gun fire action!
I really enjoyed watching the photos and I have only noticed one little thing, but that could be a photo parallax error/gremlin:
The azimuth of the main guns seems to be a little off with the gun director, and also they are off between them... This situation could happen if they were on manual or just before switching to fire control [you can call it professional deformation ]
Apart from this little point - this is another winner from you!

Cheers and Congratulations Mike
Skipper

PS: Really like the rigging! Did you use Jim Baumman's method?
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:57 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

Good looking destroyer! Your photos betray your described photoetch problems,... it all looks good, the paint, the railings and the rigging! I like the layered paint look throughout, whether it's layering of paints or a wash, it's subtle and very clean.

thanks for sharing,

Frank
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 02:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Mike

I didn't notice any fiddling on the railings!
As usual with your works, it is full of atmosphere and action - and in this particular case, gun fire action!
I really enjoyed watching the photos and I have only noticed one little thing, but that could be a photo parallax error/gremlin:
The azimuth of the main guns seems to be a little off with the gun director, and also they are off between them... This situation could happen if they were on manual or just before switching to fire control [you can call it professional deformation ]
Apart from this little point - this is another winner from you!

Cheers and Congratulations Mike
Skipper

PS: Really like the rigging! Did you use Jim Baumman's method?



Rui
I must admit to not knowing much about fire control, so I didn't realise the director and guns would always be in the same direction, the intention was to show the ship not in the act of firing but in preparation, so that is my excuse. By the way if the main guns are being used for AA fire, would the director also be used then, or just for surface targets?

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hi Mike

Excuse accepted!
As for your question:
Fire Control Radar / Director can be used for combined operations, Air or Surface, depending on the system. At this period, I guess that for the main armament it was used (for better results) for surface targets, all in conjunction - since I guess that the used technologies wouldn't allow for independent single targeting. Smaller armament and own directors for surface / small craft/ air targets.
Usually the control is acquired / switched on with the weapon at zero azimuth, to prevent high velocity rotation that could injure any crew members caught in the way and not paying attention
Hope this helps - but in no way your model is diminished by this infinite detail (and as I told before it could be a snapshot of the moment they are acquiring the target)

Skipper
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 04:27 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

Great looking boat and the figures add that all importany sense of action, so often missing on smaller scales.

great stuff.

Al
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 05:42 AM UTC
Wonderful movement and atmosphere give this little kit such great presence, a fine example to emulate if you're thinking of building a small ship.

That Rui, he knows a lot! A good man to have on the site.

Peter F
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 06:24 AM UTC
Another of Mike's masterpieces - As usual i get dizzy at looking at the details, the pictures are tops and ultra moody not to mention ace water and trail too!
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 - 09:25 AM UTC
Excellent mate... Really excellent!

How did you make the water and what did you use for rigging?
MikeM
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 06:25 AM UTC

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Excellent mate... Really excellent!

How did you make the water and what did you use for rigging?



The water is acrylic gel on watercolour paper, the rigging stretched sprue.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 09:44 PM UTC
the detail and paint are really well done, a very live and real effect. Rigging turned out very nice, and love the water, you make it look easy!
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 04:14 AM UTC
Great build! Love the water, yet again... subtle weathering, ship looks like it is really setting up for action, impressive use of sprues for rigging.. .thanks for sharing!