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Re: in the middle.
Posted by Michael Davis on August 1, 2022, 14:45:34, in reply to "in the middle.
Thanks - I didn't know if you adapted specifically to the Tamiya kit.
read pg 180 https://www.davecov.org/modelling/reference/airfixmagazinearticles/warships/pdfs/December_1979_A_to_I_Class_Destroyers.pdf
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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