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Re: If you don't try, you don''t develop any skills.
I was a little more miserly, only one kit and increasing the length by using styrene card inserted blocks in the relevant areas. The fifth gun then came from another kit which was modified to an Escort Destroyer.
I used the plans from Browns A to I + Tribal destroyers, the Airfix 1979article, Freeman’s Destroyers and March British Destroyers to get the best idea how to make the changes.
From the 1979 Airfix article, Codrington and Fame are shown giving a good idea where the inserts are needed, and most books give Codrington and Faulknor the same dimensions (C 2ft longer WL, but at 700 scale not worth the bother)
Learning by doing, but fun – and frustration
We are talking about fairly cheap small kits - if you try it and don't like the result you're a lot better prepared to have another go.
I started the Faulknor by combining the hulls from two E-class kits - I'd only need to get one other to repeat the exercise with what's left over. Not exactly extravagant.
it might not look like a sow's ear as I'm doing somewhat similar but using Revell's 1/429 USS Arizona to build all the OBBs from Wyoming to Colorado classes. http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=165105
Instead of collecting a lot of facts from other model builders, I would suggest instead finding authoritative books on British destroyers, with plans and illustrations and make it easier to build the Faulknor. Buying a kit model of the Faulknor, if possible, would be another quick way to build this ship, eliminating so much research. Trying to convert an existing ship kit, as the mentioned E class DD, is like trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear--and it would probably look like it!
Admittedly, British destoyers are a weak spot in my naval knowledge.
That being said ?
Can a 1:700 HMS FAULKNOR be fashioned from an existing kit, possibly a Tamiya E class ?
Now I have heard that British destroyer classes are usually very similar next to their assigned lettered groups- as in, potentially, that E,F & G classes can be sometimes indistinguishable from one another.... is this true, for the most part ?
And what would be a good starting point for FAULKNOR; the E class from Tamiya ?
As always, thanks for any imput here & enjoy your weekend !!
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