boatman's 1/72 HMS TIGER C20 build

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HI Jack glad you like tiger an if your dads uncle served on tiger well I see why your intrest is increased 10 fold as you have a link with the ship was tiger just a battle crusier when the gent servered on her or like im building the helicopter convert ?
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Good question, I would have thought 1950-60s so probably pre recommission.
 

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Good question, I would have thought 1950-60s so probably pre recommission.
Jack by pre recommission do you mean then that its when she was a normal battle cruiser ? or the helo convert ?
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Jack by pre recommission do you mean then that its when she was a normal battle cruiser ? or the helo convert ?
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When she was a Battle Cruiser..so before she was taken out of service for the refit (1968-1972), and then recommissioned as your helo convert.
 

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When she was a Battle Cruiser..so before she was taken out of service for the refit (1968-1972), and then recommissioned as your helo convert.
OK Jack thanks for the info did your dad say where his unckle served on the ship eg. guns or nav or other ? like ordinary seaman ?
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The orginal Tiger was a handsome battlecruiser and i think scrapped in 1932?
 

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Will have look, had three funnels and long. Built i think before WW1
 

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Hi Chris
Great progress on Tiger. I bet it feels good to have the bulk of the wiring done and get back to modelling the structure. It looks a formidable task but I do believe you’re the man for the job!
It’s always a treat to catch up with this build - awesome stuff.
Cheers
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Hi Chris just had a catch up the great work continues.
HELLO Scottie nice to see you on here again hope you like your catchup on the build its goin slow im afraid as im now tryin to work out how an the shape of that top bridge but its been awkward as some of the measuments for it are not shown on the plans but ive made a breakthrough today an I think im getting it built thanks for lookin in :thumb2:
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Will have look, had three funnels and long. Built i think before WW1
Thanks Bob three funnel eh god she a olden then coal burner I reckon lookin forward to some pics if you can find any cheers
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Hi Chris
Great progress on Tiger. I bet it feels good to have the bulk of the wiring done and get back to modelling the structure. It looks a formidable task but I do believe you’re the man for the job!
It’s always a treat to catch up with this build - awesome stuff.
Cheers
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HI Paul well its some of the wirein done but still a lot more to do im happy to say as I love doin all this wirein an solderin but im at the moment tryin to build this upper bridge section the conn an its been a right s*d as ive looked at the plans from front view an side view an top view an all the bloomin angles keep blendnin in with one another then I had a idea look at it upside down lol an it all seems to have clicked into place in me head so im now building it an it seems right ITS THE OLD SAYIN IF A PROPLEM LOOKS WRONG TURN IT ON ITS HEAD an its seems to be workin lol
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Update time on these bridges S/S
well Ive worked out how to build this top bridge after turning the plan upside down now on with the build here im startin at the bottom frame work to get the ackual shape IMG_5049.JPG
 

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these section are quite awkward as the windows lean outwards so had to make up an use a shaping paten an its worked out ok but still a bit more to do checkin against the plans IMG_5053.JPG
 

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Looking good Chris, love the attention to detail, do not forget the other half:tongue-out3:
 
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