ORP"Burza"- the beginning of general repair-start

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Orion, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Orion

    Orion Member


    I`ve been begining the general repair of destroyer the ORP"Burza" since last week.
    I worked out him in scale 1:100 and I made one on the ground of cardboard paper cut-out
    "Maly Modelarz" (MM) with 1984 year scale 1:200 twenty years old.
    This`s binder :

    The model presents after reconstruction destroyer's technical state in 1955y.
    I would like to make with 1939y(H73) or example 44 this ship:
    The ORP"Wicher" was very similar , identical ship .

    Here pictures before:
    Destroyed destroyer(nice "game" of words :D )
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    And so this looks at present :
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    Will this be successful me to make? We will see...
    There will be a lot of work to do, however it`s necessery one.
    Many elements of model I have to project again.
    Continuation will happen...

  2. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Orion! :D

    Great model, and I am looking forward to more updates as you go along.

    Is there a history of this model you would like to share with us...such as when it was first built by you and what you are going to do to "repair" her?


  3. Orion

    Orion Member

    Dear modellers

    I`ve been looking for all about the destroyers of ORP"Wicher"
    or ORP"Burza" (1937/9 ys) since 3 weeks.

    I found every contained materials(Google,AltaVista,Yahoo)on "net".

    I`m sure , someone with you possesses( in electronic version)
    different the drawings, the plans, the pictures, etc. , etc......
    If someone would like to (disinterestedly) help me(and I hope such), I ask about contact this:

  4. Orion

    Orion Member

    I would like to remember to my subject did not get lost in "precipices of forum".
    The works over repair of ORP"Burza" be continued.
    I`ve been working over fore platform(bridge) since two weeks
    but end "is not visible".
    I`ve modeler's plans (PM nr 143 ORP "Wicher") from this times.
    I succeeded to give plans ....though it was "very heavily" it find.
    "Work" goes very slowly because I want to execute him very in detail according to plans.

    Here a few pictures with works over model:
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    More you can see here:

    And how "Burza" looked before repair , here:

    I greet and I wish you modeler's successes
  5. Leif Oh

    Leif Oh Member

    A very ambitious and worthy undertaking, Orion!

  6. Orion

    Orion Member


    Just......is it ambitious? , I do not know! This only modelling :D

    When I see your championship,"great" exactitude of different your works,
    I`m affirming,..... that far me to you but I`m learning from masters.

    Here the effect of today's works:
    Elements were added:
    external lines,
    rescue rafts,
    handrails around cannon

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I greet....
  7. barry

    barry Active Member

    Hi Orion

    Is this a complete redesign above the hull ?

    Please can you show me how to make a watertight doors like those ?

    What is the netting round the gun platform?

    and finally is it spray painted and what paint

    it looks superb


  8. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    OK.............OK............ ships-----fantastic

    got to see the tomcat------I'm betting FANTASTIC.

    Orion.........it's more than just modeling.........much more.

    Unlike barry...... I;ll beg.......... please give us some tips..........please.

  9. Orion

    Orion Member

    So, then it will be complete and total change the superstructure of hulk.
    How I wrote already, it will concern the " exchange" of model of ORP"Burza" with 1955 year
    on model with 1935-37 years.
    I did not decide yet : I will execute with 1935 year or with 1937/39 years(!?)
    They differed with equipment(on exemple: poop pole ), weapons, etc. imperceptibly.

    And now the something about realization of details:

    I project all elements from new according to plans and a I execute a few
    (more elements) it than was one needed and I choose "the best".
    This is labour-intensive but I have "some" choice...
    I used small plastic netting after fruit to realization of netting round the gun platform:

    I`ve not the airbrush unfortunately and I`m painting all by hand( the brushes)
    and a... I employ paints the "Humbrol" as well as the Polish paints the "Astor".
    I sometimes use paints in spray to large surfaces.

    It`s me to describe hard the realization of doors(every of ones has 6-12 elements).
    I think, that the picture of details " they will say" more:

    "Bowdenja", How I`ve to answer you? :D ......generally:
    They are three thing, I which learnt
    1.a lot of patience
    2.a lot of patience
    and a......
    3.a lot of patience

    It was can add to this:
    a lot of time( I am "young" pensioner at present),
    the acquaintance of history of executed model( the man the whole life learns),
    technical experience....
    and any different......own ideas and .....beer :lol:

    I greet....and Thanks
    I`ve hope, then what I wrote is comprehensible because my "english" it`s not good :D
  10. Orion

    Orion Member


    I temporarily, on this stage of works, finish the building of fore superstructure . It lacks the equipment of platforms yet, but I will execute this after installing on hulk superstructure.
    I`m going repair hulk .
    I think, that works will be quicker, because there`re no small changes of elements . I have to work out over hulk because I`ve not "the point of reference"( comparison ).
    A few pictures with last works:


    Sorry, quality of pictures not the best :(
  11. Orion

    Orion Member

    Hi All

    It was not me here long. I see, that and "forum" changed !!!
    But, I did not stop work over my model.
    I would have long to describe already what I executed and what ways.
    Inserted poctures will explain , I over what worked lately.
    So.....let`s start:

    Hulk of ship:
    It was ....:

    And now :


    to be continued
  12. Orion

    Orion Member

  13. Orion

    Orion Member


    Boiler room of ship(quarter - deck):

    to be continued.....
  14. Orion

    Orion Member

    boiler room of ship - continue:
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    Funnels of ship:
  15. Orion

    Orion Member

    Continue funnels:


  16. Orion

    Orion Member


    and the whole boiler room of ship:


  17. Orion

    Orion Member


    Surfaces anti - slip of hulk( riffle(!)):


    to be continued
  18. Orion

    Orion Member


    Uuuuufffffffffffff..........at last
  19. barry

    barry Active Member


    It is a superb lesson in shipmodel detailing

  20. Orion

    Orion Member

    Works over model last still.
    Shipping boiler room was finished.
    In day 05 October, after realization several details,it was successfull me "to connect" all in the whole(after one and a halfs hour) .

    General view:





    to be continued.....

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