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HMS Brave Swordsman

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:08 pm
by Pioneer
Now and again the skills of a modeller sometimes are quite awe inspiring.
Although only just outside of our CF timeframe - the original, and quite revolutionary gas turbine powered HMS Swordsman, being launched in 1957.
Mike Harrison from New Zealand is building a 5ft plus model of this craft - not sure of the scale.
The model has taken a couple of years to reach this stage but here are a few images of his progress to date beginning with Mike holding his well deserved trophies at a recent presentation.

Re: HMS Brave Swordsman

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:14 am
by johnk
Hello there,

Just hand to say thanks for posting this, only word is magnificent, the skills of the model maker such as this gentleman are fantastic, the detail of the gun for a start.. well deserved awards for sure.

Johnk

Re: HMS Brave Swordsman

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:57 am
by Pioneer
An update on the progress with the two guns - the image speaks for itself - just beautiful.
The Guns 004.JPG

Re: HMS Brave Swordsman

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:30 am
by Pioneer
Latest update from Mike.
"...I am about make the Sights and from John Lambert's schematic's drawings it’s looks a bit daunting, due to the complexity and the bits and pieces that it has in the drawing it will be a challenge to replicate..."
and "...I’ve had a ball making the 2 guns so far. The one on the photos is the only one assembled as the assembled one has to be taken apart for painting. The 2nd gun has been partly etched primed..."
The detail so far achieved is simply breathtaking Mike, thank you for the updates - Well Done!! - we look forward to seeing more.
Ted