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PostSubject: HMS Intrepid   Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:26 pm

I am about to start building HMS Intrepid D10 1937 based on the Deans Daring. As I start I will hopefully keep a build log on here but it will be slow as I am building ehr at the same time as I build HMS Yarmouth.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:06 pm

How about a few historic or detail images of her just to be going on with?

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:16 pm

I will try to scan some later this week from George Macks book which he wrote about his time on her from 1937 - 1941. Now that Yarmouth is nearing completion I will be able to start on her in earnest. At the moment the hull is sanded down and openings drilled out but thats as far as I have got.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:49 pm

Just found a couple of links, first is the eight Intrepids, and the latter gives her WW2 service history

http://www.hmsintrepid.com/HMS-Intrepid-A-History-h4.htm

http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-10DD-29I-Intrepid.htm

Still looking for a set of images or a clip - been hard to find much Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:18 pm

Thanks for the links and whilst appreciated the first one is the link to my own associations Intrepid ex crew website lol so I was aware of that as I actively involved in the association set up. If you look at the link you will see that we have a member of the association who is a survivor called Albert and who lives in Shefffield. Although hes not in too good health at the moment he is a source of information for me of the suitable changes made when she went through the first few years of the war, such as aft funnel being cut down slightly, mods to the AA weapons etc. The association is also trying to organise a trip to Leros in September 2013 to remember the 70th anniversary of her sinking by Ju 88s. The second one I did find and have as a favourite saved for my future reference.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:41 pm

OOPS should have realised Rolling Eyes

LOl - ah well anyone just looking in here can use the links to see what's coming. I was really trying to find an old film of her.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:02 pm

No problem dave. Sometimes no matter how hard you look you always miss some websites or archive so anything that you come across its always good to know the address as it may be something that I havent seen so all suggestions gratefully received.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:43 pm

Well finally I am now, again, just starting to build HMS Intrepid as she was in September 1943 when she was sunk in harbour by JU88 bombers at the Greek Island of Leros. I was about to start in December but santa came and I felt obliged to build what Santa brought so I didnt offend my daughters who had been kind to their old dad.

So now their builds are done its finally onto building HMS Intrepid. Intrepid was an I Class Destroyer with the majority of her build and fittings similar to A-I destroyers from the pre war building prorgramme. So the 'Donor' vessel is HMS Daring from Deans. A lot of the build build will be unchanged out of the Deans Box but there will need to be a few essential changes I have to make which are mainly:

The I class were the first with the angled front bridge not the slap squar front bridge of the D Class so there will be a significant alteration required when building the bridge.
The boiler casing is slightly shorter
The funnels were cut down after the start of the war
Masts were changed to allow for firing arcs,
Aft bank of TTs removed and replaced by a 3in HA starshell gun in a splinter sheild surround
Mid ships platform on top of boiler vents much larger and different shape to carry 2x vickers .303 quad mounts.
Forward TT now a bank of 5 not a quad mounting.

I will also change the shafts as although the Deans ones are functional and perfectly adequate for sailing I do like the exposed realistic look of shafts from G Sitek although getting hold of him over the last two weeks hasnt been successful and his website seems to be affected by spam and doesnt show products.

There is a fair bit of literature out there on her including a book on modelling A-I destoyers, George Mack's autobiography from serving on her and a few other bits and bobs from my own research through my membership of the HMS Intrepid Association which although primarily for those of us who served on the modern Intrepid L10 LPD but does include a member who is a survivor from the sinking of her predecessor.

I had hoped to finish the previously started sanding down of the hull today and complete the filing and drilling of the tube outlets and portholes but as we are presently in a drought and there is no rain just a *******ing monsoon outside I havent been able to. Instead I made a start on some of the minor superstructure parts such as the galley, the boiler vents and the searchlight platform. I will post pics when I get really into her but not sure anyone wants to see a boiler vent, platform box structure and box galley in 1mm plastic!!

Hopefully an enjoyable 3 or four months, or longer, lies ahead.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:56 pm

intrepid75 wrote:

I will also change the shafts as although the Deans ones are functional and perfectly adequate for sailing I do like the exposed realistic look of shafts from G Sitek although getting hold of him over the last two weeks hasnt been successful and his website seems to be affected by spam and doesnt show products.

If you cant get through to George ( I do like his props) then Model Boat Bits do exposed shafts - you choose the tube length and the shaft length. I think the only way to contact George is to phone or email him.

http://www.modelboatbits.com

Hope this helps,

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Thanks for this barrie. No I hadnt looked at this site and I have emailed george with no response but the shafts from the supplier you highlighted look very good so I may well give them a go as it looks quality stuff and reasonable prices.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:37 pm

Model boat bits are excellent to deal with, and the quality of his shafts is superb...can well recomend theem to you.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:53 pm

Well finally time for a few pics of the build so far as there is some progress to show. Thanks to our lovely rain it does have a benefit, less gardening order from SWMBO and more modelling time! All internals now fitted and dry tested and deck is trimmed to size but not sealed in place as I want to do a wet sea trial this weekend, weather permitting. Once I know its all okay and sails, I will seal the deck and sand down. However having the deck in place does mean I can make good progress with the Superstructure build.

I have made a fair bit of progress on her so far, the hull and running gear and rc internals are almost done ready for the deck to be fitted in the next week or so. Havent posted any photo's purely based on what I said earlier, so far its not really interesting enough to warrant pics.

Although she is going together well, there are a few issues with the plastic card printing that I have to take account of. The base for the forward superstructure is smaller (and I mean smaller) that the deck opening!! If it is built to the lines the superstructure falls straight thru the deck!! Pays to check twice and thrice. And the galley printing would result in a galley being 1.5 times the height on the plans. There are a few issues with the fitting list guide too with fitting IDs not corresponding to the plan so it does require thought and of course the fittings for Deans D class are not exactly the same. Nothing that cant be corrected or accounted for of course and using the material I have I can hazard an accurate 'guess' of sorts.

Only one funnel completed but doesnt look too bad and heigh is reduced to show the wartime mods of reduced height funnels.





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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:34 am

Looking real good.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:43 pm

Looking a bit scruffy with lots of build marks and thumbprints. Needs a good clean before painting - the rag and meths need to come out!!
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:13 pm

A little more progress of sorts made. Both vac form funnels now done and the basic gun turret construction is done. Decks are now fixed in place and starting the filling and rubbing down process, starting with the foredeck first which is sanded down level but now needs a fine sand. All the plastic card work is done so it will now soon progress to super detailing and then onto fittings and painting.





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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:47 pm

Been a while since I have posted any updates on here so a quick photo log of progress over a coupld of months.

Almost completed now. Basically the boats stanchions and fairleads etc to go.

Then shes ready to have her maiden voyage.









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PostSubject: Re: HMS Intrepid   Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:07 pm

looking superb, intrepid..............I only hope you have better luck getting some decent weather to sail her than I did.............waited months for a window and then, only just made it, lol.......



she looks fantastic.

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