Fly Model Nr 130 , HMS. RODNEY

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Scorpio, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member



    34,190 (std) - 38,400 (dpl)

    710'00" (oa) x 106'00" (bm) x 31'08" (md)

    9x16" GP [3x3], 12x6" IM [6x2], 6x4·7" HA [6x1], 8x2pdr AA [8x1], 2x24·5" TT [sub beam]

    Magazines: 14·00" sides, 6·75" deck.

    Machinery: 13·00" sides, 4·25" deck.

    Steering: 4·75" deck, 4·00" end.

    Turrets: 16·00" face, 11·00-9·00" sides, 9·00" rear, 7·25" roof.

    Barbettes: 15·00-12·00".

    Citadel Bulkheads: 12·00/8·00" & 10·00". Anti-torpedo Bulkhead: 1·50".

    2-shaft Geared Steam Turbines [8 boilers] - 3,965t Oil

    45,000shp = 23·25kts (std) - 22·75kts (dpl) [8,900nm at 15kts]

    Complement : 1,315

    HMS Rodney Built by Cammell Laid and launched on the 17th December 1925. and commissioned into the Royal navy on the 7th December 1927. HMS Rodney served with the home Fleet 1939 - 1942 with Force H in 1943 and the Home Fleet 1943 to 1945. (being Flagship at Scapa Flow in 1944). HMS Rodney took part in the sinking of the Bismarck on the 27th may 1941. But the ship had major structural problems. and after the sinking of the Bismarck went to Boston for repairs, during winter of 1941 to 1942. This failed to rectify her problems. After the war she was put into reserve in 1945 and finally scrapped at Inverkeithing on the 26th March 1948.

    The model

    Scale : 1: 200
    Length - 108.3 cms
    Width-16 cms
    Parts: 1550
  2. barry

    barry Active Member


    does it look as detailed as the Bismark and is it using the "gunmetal" colours ?

    looking forward to your starting photos

  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,

    In the construction-instruction, I have a mistake with the name for the carton-strength
    found. Everything, which stands under digit 6, is invalid.
    There stated names (*1,5, *1, *0,5) is incorrectly and doesn't exist.
    Right name is:
    (*) Attaches on carton with 0,5 mm strength
    (** ) Attaches on carton with 1,0 mm strength

    All parts of the frame therefore: A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3, C-1, C-2, C-3, W-1 until W-21 Und all parts of the main-deck (part): 26a, b, c, d, must on carton with the strength of 1,5 mm is attached.
    What becomes very important when installing the outside-skin of the underwater-ship watches at the den of the frame particularly on right symmetry.

  4. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Camuflage of Rodney
  5. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Scorpio

    Just thought you might like these photos


  6. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,

    By the first adaptation of frame scaffolding I have big unsymmetric with some were tight establishedly.
    It concerns frame W8, W9, W11. The symmetry axis is shifted about 1 to 1.5 mms to the left or to the right.
    I have them were tight anew drawn. To be after the first together settlement of frame scaffolding light everything in order.
    Here only assembled however not yet stuck frame scaffolding

  7. JRSeese

    JRSeese Member

    Tarnation, it's obvious already that this is going to be another masterpiece! So much for my theory that you got lucky on the Bismarck!! (Just kidding)

    Scorpio, you are so generous for sharing. You are so productive, I wish I had your skill, but I would be satisfied if I had your free time!

  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Jeez, Scorpio, you haven't even put the hull skin on yet and she already looks outstanding!! :D
    You, Sir, are an amazing paper modeler!!
    Just so you know, you are building quite a fan club here with your excellent modeling. :wink:
    Looking forward to this thread so very much!!
  9. barry

    barry Active Member

    Ride on Scorpio

    This ship is one of all time favourites I've got a 1/400 Nelson in the pile somewhere.

    If I remember rightly she was going to be a super battleship with another two main batteries at the stern and be considerably longer but was cut down on the warship treaty.

  10. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Last night I have stuck together the frame scaffolding and after 30 minutes lasted adaptation work, I have stuck the main deck.
    Now one can say that frame scaffolding should do no more problems.
  11. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    The symmetry axis has been also already corrected and fits exactly
  12. bwallaw

    bwallaw Member

    Hello Scorpio

    Very precise.
    Your frame adjustments seem to be perfect.

  13. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    On all Frame I have stuck on 5-mm width of paper stripe and have painted. This increases the adhesive surfaces for skin.

  14. barry

    barry Active Member

    Professional as ever

  15. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    I am thoroughly enjoying this thread, almost like an instruction manual on building an outstanding ship model...thanks so much, Scorpio! :D

    Is the idea of adding those strips to the framing part of the kit or something you decided to do on your own? Which ever it is, it is an excellent idea!

    Thanks for the updated DO work fast, but oh so precisely.
  16. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Jim
    The idea is from me.
    Later I show You even more tricks.

    With the best greetings
  17. lgl007

    lgl007 Member

    Scorpio you should write a guide to building ships! There are many hints and tricks that you know of that so many of us could really use that I'm actually starting to salivate just thinking about knowledge that you could pass on to us :)

    I don't mean just posting random tips on the various sister boards, but rather a consolidated glossary of hints and tips on ship building :wink:


  18. Corporal_Trim

    Corporal_Trim Member

    Yes, great idea with adding the paper strips, Scorpio. :) I will try that on my next ship.
  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    I do not have underwater ship already, quite ready. There something still arrives.
    Care with do not paste everything fits, especially the parts 2 to 5
    and 19 to 21 had to take a short-cut a little bit and adapt.
    On reason of the color difference of skin I must paint the whole underwater ship anew.
    Here a few photos
  20. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Here one sees the difference better

    With the best greetings

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