Upcoming model from GreMir Models

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by shoki2000, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Glen

    Nice photos and if they are harsh then Ive dipped with mine :lol:
    Looks a great build to me 8)


    I think they are the torpedo tube mounting positions, she had two sets.

  2. cardfan

    cardfan Member

    Hey Guys,

    Barry, Rob is right, those are the mounts to the torpedo tubes. She has two banks of 5 tubes each. I am working on those right now and hope to have them done this evening.

    More soon and thank you both for the encouragement.
  3. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    Model will of course be offered with all polish descriptions translated into English plus full set of instructions.

    Glen is building model straight from designers desk :D
  4. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Mike

    I don't care I WANT ONE :lol: :lol:
    He's done a cracker job of building it!!

    I hope that big stick is working over time for the IJN cruiser :twisted:

  5. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member


    Soon :D

    And I have a very good stick for the guy 8)
  6. cardfan

    cardfan Member

    Hello Everyone,

    Sorry for the delay in posting. I have finished a bit more, both funnels and more deck works. I have also completed the first set of torpedo tubes. This assembly alone has over 50 parts! Some of these things are tiny!

    Here you are, let me know what you think.
  7. cardfan

    cardfan Member

    Here is a close up of the torpedo assembly...
  8. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Glen

    It looks great mate, nice clean and tidy.
    When you think your doing it from only drawings as well 8)

    Keep the post coming mate, I look forward to each and every one.
    I can't wait to get my paws on this one, another very fine destroyer out of Mikes ship yard.

    Great stuff

  9. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    Glen is doing such a fine job on the ship.
    And he uses only assembly drawings as a guide, plus all the text is still in Polish...

    I have a question to the entire gang - do you really think that written instructions are really necessary when you have whole bunch of drawings plus construction and completed model photos to play with?
  10. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Mike

    One diagram is worth 10 pags of text, except for a quick look when in English I never use them.
    I find they can confuse the issue more when your stuck!!

    But then thats just me :lol:

    Diagrams have great linguistic skills for models :D

  11. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Wow, superb job, Glen! :D
    Nice and clean construction, great detail work.
    Super photos too! :D
    Keep at it, mate!

    Mike, I prefer a good set of diagrams as well...the instructions tend to say silly things like "assemble parts 20 through 25, then install on part 3". :? They don't help in giving you a clue as to the shape the part should have, it's orientation to the other parts of the build and how they all fit together so you can figure out the best assembly sequence. A good set of diagrams does that and it's international in conveying the information.

    Like Rob said, the best thing to help in assembly is a well drawn set of diagrams, and I would add "with properly numbered parts". I find some of the older kits out there sometimes fall a little short of showing the full assembly and often mislabel the part numbers, so you have to figure out some of the smaller bits and pieces, but the instructions, usually in a language foreign to me, are no help whatsoever. Yuki Yuji's models, for instance, include only diagrams and they are perfect for those builds; the only cavaet I would add is it some of the models could do with a few more detailed views of the overall model showing placement and orientation of the sub assemblies, but generally the diagrams are sufficient and make it fairly easy to figure out the overall assembly.

    I am intrigued by your comment in another post about the models you have in mind for next year...wonder what they will be? Maybe some modern naval ships?? 8)

    Looking forward to more, Glen! :D


  12. barry

    barry Active Member


    Diagrams and exploded diagrams and a plan and elevation line drawing of the ship with the part numbers on as in "Savage".


    Wonderful job. Now being a cheeky bugger how a about a dry test build of the last deckhouses (so as not to spoil your fun in building) and one of each of the other sub assemblies like the guns.

    Then we can all have a go at Mike to release the it.

  13. cardfan

    cardfan Member

    Hello all,

    As requested here is the last deck house built and installed. I will be moving on to the guns next I promise. I hope this will keep the die hards of you out there in sufficent photo induced bliss until the next set!

    Glen :D
  14. cardfan

    cardfan Member

    And one more cause I'm just so darn happy with the way it looks.

  15. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Glen

    And so you should be proud of it, looks great mate.
    A very fine bit of work 8)

    Neat, clean and the photos are good to, what more can you sak for!!

    More when you can

  16. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Absolutely awesome work, Glen! :D

    Glad you posted the extra photo too...ah, photo bliss! :lol:
    Nice detail work with the support structure under the after deck extension.

    Looking forward to more when you can.


  17. cardfan

    cardfan Member

    Hello again everyone,

    Sorry for the delay in posting, house guests...

    Well here you are, she is finally armed! Aside from the torpedo array of course. I think the main guns look a bit smallish for a warship, but that's just me. :)

    Anyway here is the long awaited photo. More soon!
  18. barry

    barry Active Member

    First class job Glen only one pic ?

  19. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    That's a great looking build.

    Destroyers weren't supposed to have overwhelming gun power - their primary anti-ship weapon was the torpedo. I guess one of the classic destroyer actions using torpedoes was the sinking of the IJN Haguro in 1945 by RN destroyers off Penang. Another subject of Gremir models was involved in this action - HMS Saumarez.


  20. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Looking absolutely great, Glen...but only one picture? :wink:
    We are a pushy bunch, aren't we? :lol:

    More photos, please, when you can. :D



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