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Re: 1/700 HMS Rodney 1941
Posted by Tim Stoneman on March 19, 2017, 0:00:42, in reply to "1/700 HMS Rodney 1941"
The tamiya kit represents RODNEY in her pre-1930 configuration. A new platform with a high-angle director was fitted instead of the original (Part B10) in 1931. Two octuple pompoms were mounted abreast the funnel, in place of the torpedo rangefinders (Parts B38) and two quadruple 0.5" mountings were added on platforms part-way up the after face of the tower bridge structure in 1934. In her refit in 1936, the turret catapult was fitted, a crane was fitted abreast the bridge on the port side, a new compass platform was built above the original one and a sponson built on the starboard side of the conning tower platform (Part B25). An octuple pompom on the quarterdeck and RDF (radar) Type 79Y were fitted in 1938.
As always, close study of photographs will help!
: I am about to start a 1/700 build of HMS
: Rodney as she appeared in May, 1941. I am
: using the Tamiya kit as a starting point,
: but that kit seems to be Rodney in about
: 1941 as there is no aircraft crane, catapult
: or 2 ponders. I also have a Nelson that I
: can scavange parts from. Does anyone know
: of a good source for Rodney cir 1941?
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