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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [1]
« Reply #20 on: Aug 27, 2014, 02:41 PM »
Hi Pete - Thank you very much for your post and very glad to hear that our QE2 (model) has arrived safely at your moorings.  We will be most interested in following her refit and progress.

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QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [1]
« Reply #21 on: Aug 28, 2014, 11:05 PM »
Any chance of some photos when finished Pete? I will look forward to hearing your progress :)
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« Reply #22 on: Aug 29, 2014, 04:16 PM »
Hello Adam, I will certainly post on going progress - as & when , the last model I did was SS Oriana, she was built  5 miles or so down the road from here, (wish I still had it). That makes it about 40years since I glued 2 bits of plastic together, so I've got to do this model proud, I've started research on the positioning of the bow thrusters, as there is no moulding on the hull sections for them, I recon it's a case if drilling holes in the hull , then blanking off from the inside so as to simulate the closed door, the devil is in the detail (where exactly & how big to do them).Lucky for me there is a host of information  out there just got to find it.   Thanks  Pete..

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« Reply #23 on: Aug 29, 2014, 04:54 PM »
Hi Pete - Thanks very much for the detailed information about your QE2 model.  It sounds to be a very interesting and exacting project.  So she (model) will really be having a building and refit.  We are looking forward to detailed info as her building progresses along with pictures.  I hope our beloved QE2 in Dubai can feel all the positive vibrations heading her way as we have three puzzles and a model in progress !!  June   :)
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« Reply #24 on: Aug 29, 2014, 08:36 PM »
looks great and puts all the smaller models in the shadows! 

Well done to everyone who has completed this one

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« Reply #25 on: Jan 28, 2015, 05:07 PM »
A few images of my QE2 'in building', nowhere near Lachlan's skills, butkeeps me quiet on these winter nights

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« Reply #26 on: Jan 28, 2015, 05:11 PM »
didn't realise the work involved in masking for the different hull colours, fiddly , but enjoying this.

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« Reply #27 on: Jan 28, 2015, 05:18 PM »
just a few more, lots of fine filing to do round hull penetrations, but it's coming on (slowly). I'll post a few more , but work stops this weekend whilst I re-decorate the living room. This is the same model as Alistairs, & am thankful to him for posting piccys of his,  for me to use for guidance ,  ;)
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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [1]
« Reply #28 on: Jan 28, 2015, 07:13 PM »
Looks fantastic Pete, can't wait to see it all finished!
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« Reply #29 on: Jan 28, 2015, 08:18 PM »
Oh Pete!
That looks so cool!
Probably best not to do it at the same time as the sitting room - not too sure how Mrs Pete would like a wall in Federal Gray! - Or a Funnel instead of a chimney for that matter!
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« Reply #30 on: Jan 28, 2015, 08:49 PM »
Looking good Pete, what a pity that construction work has to stop to decorate the sitting room.   :) Looking forward to seeing more pictures. 
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« Reply #31 on: Jan 29, 2015, 04:46 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments, I enclose the last images for a while , because of sitting room refit as mentioned ,
 I hope not to be hijacking Alistairs original topic, I tagged this on because it's the same model..
  1 .     the  dockyard (hardly Clydebank is it?)
   2.     that magnificent flank, got admit to just holding it & gazing for ages at this   a thing of beauty is a joy forever they say...

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [1]
« Reply #32 on: Feb 04, 2015, 08:35 PM »
Awesome photos, Pete, and awesome work on QE2's build !  Keep up the good work and I shall look forward to more pictures as she progresses.  QE2 is just so beautiful even in model form !   :)
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« Reply #33 on: Jan 28, 2016, 08:13 PM »
Can't hope to match Lachlan & Pete in the model stakes , but after a near 12month lay up here's another QE2 in a bit of a state , with bits positioned prior to fitting , glueing & filling....

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« Reply #34 on: Jan 29, 2016, 06:25 PM »
great jod Pete, really fantastic work, well done.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #35 on: Feb 12, 2016, 02:42 PM »
Once again, apologies to Alistair , who may think I've hijacked his topic, but this is the same model so I tagged it at the end.
  Just a little landmark on mine, that is, its 1 & only basin (in this case bath) trial, this model is very lightweight being plastic ,  I thought I'd give it a bit of weight & gravitas when being handled, & deceided to  balast it at the same time , so that she also sits nice & pretty in the water . Trials successful, shipped a wee bit of water in through the rudder , but that's not sealed anyway, now high & dry again , ready for upper deckworks to start.
 Thanks also to Mark for info regarding handrails (not included in the kit pack) which I've yet to order.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #36 on: Feb 12, 2016, 06:11 PM »
Awesome work, Pete, and thanks very much for posting about your work on your model and for the photos.  Yes, it does indeed appear that QE2's basin trials have been most successful and she is sitting very nicely in the water.  Please keep us up to date with photos and commentary as work progresses.  (Oh, and by the way, how much time does supervisor Jim spend in your shipyard ?   ;D)
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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #37 on: Feb 14, 2016, 11:55 PM »
Hi Pete - How did your QE2 model sit in the water before adding ballast ?  How much did you add and where you add it ?  What did you use for ballast ?  Thanks !  June.  :)
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« Reply #38 on: Feb 15, 2016, 05:16 PM »
Hi June,  the model sat quite high out of the water, but reasonably steady, I say reasonably because I think these models were originally made to motorise &  sail on ponds/ park lakes, so would 've had to be made more stable, although there  are no hints in the instruction sheet (such as it is ) enclosed in the kit. The balast needed to be installed before the upper decks, so now seemed the best time to do it.
I'm  afraid I used trial & error with the amount, using photos as a guide from the real thing, I just loaded it up so that the white line was just above water level ,  as for the material , after rooting around the garage I deceided on ceramic wall tile adhesive, dense enough to give the weight needed,  not 'wet' as such - hardened in a few days, & got to admit it 'feels' right when handling it now.
  As for the overseer, he was in the house inspecting the inside of his eyelids again  ::)

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #39 on: Feb 15, 2016, 05:26 PM »
Thanks very much, Pete, for all of the very good information !  I didn't realize that these models were made so they could be motorized.  So a certain amount of trim had to be built into the model.  That is pretty good !  You did a great job with installing the ballast and that sure sounds like a good choice of material.  I am totally fascinated by seeing your model in the water !!   :)  My best to Mrs. Pete, and to Jim, the overseer, who knew all was well in hand.  June   :)
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