HMS "Prince of Wales"/GPM Nr 198

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Scorpio, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    Now I begin my new construction report.
    My new project is HMS. Prince of Wales - graduation 1:200 from publishing company GPM from Poland.
    The history:

    HMS Prince of Wales, was built by Cammell Laird and launched on the 3rd May 1939. She served with the home fleet during 1940 - 1941, and in company with HMS Hood, engaged the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen on 24th May 1941, but broke of the engagement after receiving damage. She was at Singapore in October 1941, but was sunk off Malaya, (along with HMS Repulse) by Japanese Torpedo Aircraft on the 10th December 1941.

    Displacement: 35,000 Speed: 28.0kt Complement: 1,553 - 1,558
    Armament: Ten 14 - inch guns, Sixteen 5.25 inch guns, forty-eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns.

    Unfortunately, I can publish no pictures
    "Upload Error : Could not upload Attachment to . / uploads / 1_359.jpg ."
    why? I do not know.
  2. dakwinner

    dakwinner New Member

    This looks like fun. I have a copy of this kit and it looks impressive. Very nicely printed and the construction diagrams are excellent. A Scorpio build should be a beautiful thing to behold.

    Are you going to use the photo-etched sheets provided by GPM? Also, Tom’s Modelworks has a 1:200 photo-etch sheet for King George V class ships that will work for the Prince of Wales. It has some duplicate items that are on the GPM sheet; however, it has all the crane assemblies and gun shields that are missing from the GPM sheet.

    I hope you can get the picture upload thing figured out. The photos are what really make your posts so intriguing.

  3. ehouli

    ehouli Member

    Hi Christoph,

    I'm looking forward for this build, I hope the pictures problem will be solved soon.

    One question: Does this edition solved the problem with the Turret B base? I have just the previous version and after a couple of weeks of getting it, I received an e-mail with the corrected part on Acrobat format, if you have any doubts I may upload it to the parts bin.


  4. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello ehouli,
    I would be glad very much if you became to send me the correction.

  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Ron,
    I have checked everything. I the pictures do not publish here on forum can does not lie with my computer but is that a mistake with the forum. The forum accepts no pictures of me.
  6. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Erick

    Try to up load it, I have this kit also and if you already have a problem solved thats great.

    Thanks for letting us all know

    I look forward to seeing it in the bin


  7. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Scorpio! :D

    I do hope you can work out the uploading of your photos problem with the forum so we can be treated by your photos and build.

    Have a Happy New Year!!


  8. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello Jim,
    I have tried everything. Form accepts no photos of me. Always the identical mistake.
    The problem also has Wilfried and other colleagues. It must be something with the forum. Can somebody check this?

  9. Wilfried

    Wilfried New Member

    Hello friends,

    I don't no, where the problem is located; I would like to start a new thread for the"newbies" here onto the forum. And for the advanced modellers a thread correcting the "Graf Spee" from GPM.
    But without the possibility of presenting pictures of the progress?

    I'am waiting for good news
    the Wilfried
  10. ehouli

    ehouli Member

    Happy New Year!!

    I uploaded the Prince of Wales correction part for Turret B but it seems that as the site still has problems it wasn't uploaded well...

    I think it's better to copy here the address from where I got it.

    My best wishes for 2005,


  11. DN

    DN Member

    Scorpio - contact me at and I'll try to help you with your pics - write in polish if you wish.
  12. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello DN,

    The problem with the pictures has already repaired Ron.
    Now everything is OK

    Thanks for your auxiliary readiness!!
    With the best greetings
  13. tino

    tino Member

    Great choice Christoph, i have seen your prewiew in the german forum and this model should be a dream to make.
    Diamantino Mateus
  14. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    Today I have stuck on all frames on 1 mm and all main deck parts on 0.5 mm cardboard. Tomorrow all that cuts out. Then I get thick fingers again :cry:

  15. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Hello friends,
    You do not think that I a lounger am I might point what is already ready and what I must still do.
    When the first parts I have cut out were the long frames
    They should be strengthened with 1 mm cardboard as well as all parts by frame scaffolding
  16. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    On the long frames (4 pieces) an additional strengthening must still have stuck on on the edge for side armour plating.
  17. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Then the main deck was in it.
    Complete main deck exists of three parts.
    One must cut out of the middle part first them all parts for the airplane and then stick on 0.5 mm cardboard
  18. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    The complete frame scaffolding exists of 25 across frames. The frames must be separated on cutting out, as well as on the photo below.
    (Underwater part)
  19. Scorpio

    Scorpio Member

    Here the small parts it has already cut out

    With the best greetings
  20. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Looking great, Christoph! :D Even at this early stage. :wink:

    I was wondering...that reinforcement strip on the former for the armor plating, is that part of the kit construction or your own idea? Either way, I am amazed with the accuracy of your work in providing spacing between those reinforcement strips to account for the thickness of the hull formers. :shock: This is going to be another great ship, I think. :D

    Looking forward to more when you can.



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