JSC 1:400 HMS Dreadnought

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Teamski, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Whew! I finally finished the JSC 1:400 Dreadnought tonight. This model was just about the most complex on that I've done, primarily because of the confusing nature of the diagrams and my penchant for not reading the written instructions. I'm not used to having English language instructions, and that needs to change!

    The kit was pretty good, although it had a couple very little fitting issues, primarily with the walkway structure around the forward funnel. I had to clip it down and relocate the searchlights as they were right in the way of the mast.

    Once again, I kept with a very basic rig. Does anybody know where the signaling halyards are supposed to terminate?? :???:

    Anyways, it was a nice challange. That's part of the fun, trying to figure things out. Thank god for strip styrene!

    Card models are nothing more than 3D jigsaw puzzles......


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  2. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    Congratulations, Ski!!!

    Such a beautiful ship deserves a great base or crystal case, my friend.

    Keep up with your fine work.
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Super job on that - detail turned out great!
  4. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    VERY Nicely Done! You are proving to be a master of the 1:400 ships!

    And Carl, I like your retirement plan - where do I sign up?

  5. scharnhorststeel

    scharnhorststeel New Member

    Grand Fleet!

    Nice handiwork!

    I'm totally with you on the confusing nature of the diagrams. I also tend to ignore written instructions which usually leads to disassembly (not just on models but at work too :rofl: )

    Sounds like my kind of retirement plan. ;)
  6. barry

    barry Active Member


    Good looking ship especially at 1/400th


    Beat you to it, only it's Brandy

  7. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Beautiful, Ski! Great job on those tiny boats, too! (they seem to be a major weakness in my building ability) Have enjoyed all your ships! Keep up the excellent work!!

  8. eibwarrior

    eibwarrior Member

    Excellent work Ski. What you're saying is nothing that I haven't experienced first hand with JSC models or heard others say. They're not for the timid.

    Great work though, and very clean.

    Like Golden Bear, I have this one in my stash as well. Although, I think I'll build mine sooner than retirement. 8)

    This model begs for an "upscale". I've seen it done upscale (1/250) and it seems to come out well.

    Nice Job!
  9. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    Thanks everybody! Now to start on the North Carolina! Can't stop, you know!

  10. cdcoyle

    cdcoyle Member

    Looks great, Ski!
  11. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Spectacular job, ski! Really a very impressive build...do mount it on something worthy of this brilliant build.

    A very clean, smart looking build...I look forward to seeing you tackle the North Carolina next.

  12. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Very NICE build - you might find answers to your rigging question here

    The Dreadnought Project

  13. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Excellent! This one I actually have, and will be curious to see if it builds OK.
    Please post about any difficulties you encounter.

  14. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    I feel impending doom on this one, hehehehe.... You know something I don't? ;)

  15. mellotronage

    mellotronage Member

    You're a better modeler than I- that kit broke me down before I could finish it. I've not done a JSC subject since.
    BUT!.... I've just ordered their Edmund Fitzgerald kit...... Time to get back on the horse.
    Terrific job on the Dreadnaught, my friend- nice pics too!! Keep it up, man.
  16. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Oh no, I know nothing about it - that's why I'm curious about your build. Since it not one of those more recent "red banner" ones, I'm wondering if it will be a well-fitting kit?

  17. Teamski

    Teamski Member

    I finished the hull and I'm now working on the superstructure. There was a fit issue with "B" turret's base. I had to cut away a bit of the forward superstructure for it to fit. Other than that, no big issues so far.

  18. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hey, Ski, NC is looking very good!

    I haven't tried this one yet, so how bad was the B turrent fit? I suppose when you post a photo of the area in question it'll be clear, but I was just curious how extensive you had to trim the superstructure.

  19. Darwin

    Darwin Member

    Ski, the JSC kits are kinda like popcorn....once you start, you can't do just one. I've found once you manage to get past their cockamamie frameworks (which I do by totally redesigning to eggcrate structure), it's not too very hard to figure out the rest....but do a lot of dryfitting first.

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