Wednesday, 24 July 2013

HMS Thunderation.

It has been a very hot couple of weeks, and not a lot has been done, though I have picked up the reins of a project I started a couple of years ago, and it has been neglected since. I've promised myself a working model of a pre-dreadnought battleship for years, and a recent trip to Woodbridge regatta meant seeing the Model Boat Club out on the pond. This rekindled my interest and in a burst of 'do it now before losing momentum' I signed up to join. This means I need a boat!
In the shed, on a back shelf, I had a started hull for HMS DEVASTATION, started some time ago from NMM official plans, which, as they were a combination of two ships 'Devastation' and 'Thumderer', I'd called HMS Thunderation. The following photo shows progress to present, and I expect (hope) to have a water going model by spring.

The model is some 22 inches long and I'm not sure of the scale offhand. Progress is not going to be swift, but I shall keep you informed now and then.
For those interested in such things, I recommend a website  especially the little video where the ship is put together piece by piece, with all the internals falling into place.                                            

1 comment:

  1. Looks like an excellent project. I look forward to your updates ...enjoy your summer!