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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #40 on: Feb 16, 2016, 01:07 AM »
Great seeing the progress on your model, Pete!
Can't wait to see the finished product!
Keep up the great work!  :)
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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #41 on: Feb 16, 2016, 10:10 AM »
Good work! I like the model testing tank!  :)
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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #42 on: Mar 29, 2016, 04:22 PM »
As always thanks to Alistair who started this topic,
   Seeing as how we are into Summer time & this is a Winter project , I'm packing the model away till October(ish), so thought I'd post a few piccys . (I'll have to do about 3 posts on this , my old computer cannot cope)
   Fore & Aft general views, with superstructure now in position.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #43 on: Mar 29, 2016, 04:28 PM »
Close up of foredeck area, a hint of rigging on loading cranes, flagpole , transfers etc will be fit last along with paint touch ups.
 bit of a blurry rear view of QE2's beautiful tiering, these decks are supported (on the real thing) with round colums, I need to source something near to scale & fit them in due course.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #44 on: Mar 29, 2016, 04:38 PM »
Photo etch kit (£1.00 coin for scale) for handrails along Prom deck & around davit areas, & elsewhere depending on what's left.
  This stuff is so delicate, a whole new skill to be learned here , bit glad I won't be  starting this next week  (kick the  can down the road a bit). Found this to be a whole new QE2 to me, in this 70's incarnation  she seems so colourful, not the greys & whites I witnessed on board .One mistake I'm aware that I've made is, painting the' bit under the bridge ' with wood effect, should be green, however bad eyesight & shaky hands dictate that this is how it's going to stay, I can live with that.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #45 on: Mar 30, 2016, 02:27 AM »
Great photos, Pete, and great work on your model.  How many hours would you say you have put in so far ?  And any more plans to have her float again ?  June.  :)
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« Reply #46 on: Mar 30, 2016, 07:30 PM »
Hi June, cannot believe it's been 2 winters work, looking on line, masking, painting, rubbing it off & starting again, researching & still getting it wrong (bit under the bridge, & who knows what else ). hours wise I couldn't tell you,  it's a lot , the result should be better, maybe will be when finished. Yes, I will give her a splash on completion(whenever that maybe). Thank you for showing an interest
Pete.. ::)

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #47 on: Mar 30, 2016, 09:28 PM »
Hi Pete - Thanks very much for your message and details.  Your attention to detail will definitely show our true QE2 when she is finished.  And I do believe it took more than 2 winters for our ship to be built at John Brown's.  I am confident she will be awesome when finished and I can not wait to see her take to the water again.  All the best to you and Mrs. Pete and to Jim !  June   :)
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« Reply #48 on: Nov 08, 2016, 07:20 PM »
O K , my Homage' to QE2 & her current predicament
                                                                                   this model is getting ready soon for fitting of davits & boats (once painted).
 Poor QE2 has had her 'essence' ripped away & tossed onto the dockside by the vandals, my little homage to the real thing , at least thes items are going aboard soon!

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« Reply #49 on: Nov 08, 2016, 07:22 PM »
sorry had to do this over 2 posts

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« Reply #50 on: Nov 08, 2016, 09:14 PM »
Very glad to hear that davits and boats are going back aboard !!   :)
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« Reply #51 on: Nov 09, 2016, 01:10 AM »
Great work, Pete
Please excuse ignorance here - Is she the type of model that can float?
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #52 on: Nov 09, 2016, 06:49 AM »
Fantastic job, congratulations! The paint finish is stunning.

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« Reply #53 on: Nov 09, 2016, 11:55 AM »
 Rosie, this model was originally planned to be motorised, there are parts of the kit to be used for mounting motors & the like, I'm not using. Have balasted it & floated it in the bath at home( previous posts). I will take it down to the park lake for a final once only launching when finished , probably 2020 at my present rate of progress.
 QE2 forever , thanks for your kind comments , I am pleased with the paint , but my eyesight really isn't all that good now, & this kit has really small parts & shaky hands dictate a revisiting of some of them at a later date, the foremast for example  needs a bit more work yet & is wrapped in bubblewrap it will be the last thing to be fit , I've broken the ends of each arm , & don't want to do it again.

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #54 on: Nov 19, 2016, 12:15 AM »
Hi Pete -

Any more word on painting the davits and lifeboats ?

Your model is progressing very nicely with very detailed work.

June  :)
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« Reply #55 on: Nov 19, 2016, 01:55 PM »
Here we are June,
    construction work has been sub contracted out (kitchen table) whilst our Australian contingent are using the bedroom errr sorry shipyard  .
   1     pieces as presented in kit
   2 davits having had 1st coat of paint, along with what would be winding motors attached, awaiting paint & detailing.

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« Reply #56 on: Nov 19, 2016, 01:57 PM »
Just thought I'd post this  view of model on the stocks (toilet rolls) with a nice backdrop

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« Reply #57 on: Nov 19, 2016, 02:08 PM »
Beautiful, Pete! Thank you for the nice view and the dreams :) .

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Re: QE2 Model 1:450 scale - finished at last! [Gunze Sangyo]
« Reply #58 on: Nov 19, 2016, 04:06 PM »
Great work, Pete, and thanks for posting !  QE2 against the backdrop looks like the real girl !  Keep up the good work and also congratulations to Jim, shipyard supervisor !  :)
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« Reply #59 on: Nov 21, 2016, 05:48 AM »
Marvellous work Pete.
I was going to have a helper on my model weekend before last as you know, but unfortunately that did not eventuate so I've had to do those jobs myself! More importantly, your model is coming along beautifully. The details on the boat deck will add real intricacy to your model and make it even better.
Fancy those pesky Australians moving into the shipyard. Do you ever think about the fact that the real ship was built faster than we make these models?
Best regards to you,
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