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HMS Vanguard, 1948
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007 - 09:26 PM UTC
Ahoy ye salty dogs!

Peter Fulgoney (PFulgoney) shares another of his uniques builds with us, this time around, British battleship "HMS Vanguard, 1948"



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Thanks!
~Gunny
Halfyank
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007 - 11:42 PM UTC
Very nice build of a really beautiful ship.

The Vanguard was the result of a pretty clever idea of the British. Sometimes building the guns for a battleship takes as long as building the ship herself. To speed the construction of this ship the RN decided to recycle her main guns using four turrets removed from the Glorious and Courageous when they were converted into aircraft carriers. It still meant the Vanguard wasn't completed until post war, but she was built quite a bit faster than she normally was.

MikeM
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 12:58 AM UTC
Great job Peter, fine model of a very handsome ship.

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 01:20 AM UTC
Beautiful work Peter. I would like to know your technique for the wood deck.

~Gator
RKernaghan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 03:57 AM UTC
Top build Mr. F!

Cheers,

Rob
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 06:20 AM UTC
Another great build Peter, thanks for sharing.

Ciao
Luciano
wildspear
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 07:18 AM UTC
Peter,
Great build, fantastic as always.
jba
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 09:23 AM UTC
3 words: "keep 'em coming"
PFulgoney
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 07:48 PM UTC
Thank you for your kind comments everyone, it's always appreciated.

Wood decks - The deck is the out of the box HP (oversized planking) which has been painted with WEM teak, and then scaled down with various MIG powders eg : copper rust, smoke black, and white but in very small quantity. MIG powders available from little-cars.com.

Cheers,

Peter F.
skipper
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 09:33 PM UTC
Hi Peter

Excellent job mate!
Looking forward for more of your works and to Telford again
Cheers,
Skipper