Builds Feu's HMS Malaya build

feu_de_joie

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I am feeling pretty good post-operation and I can see this being put to one side as more active things beckon but I have made a start

The kit comes as an approx 35x25cm booklet with 18 pages of instructions (in Polish) and 22 pages of parts
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Above are the front and back cover and below a typical page of instructions and diagram

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There is also 8 pages of English instructions, translated by a non-English native speaker but not too difficult work out the sense of what is said. I have already discovered that you need to cross reference the instructions, diagrams and part sheets
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feu_de_joie

War Hero
Here are a couple of sample pages. The part pages are in two thicknesses and some parts will need laminating onto card, thickness in the instructions. The highest numbered part is, I think, 603 but many parts are multiple. For ease, I have removed the part pages from the booklet and seperated them
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daz

LE
Watching this one with interest
 

Diko

Old-Salt
I Googled HMS Malaya model kit and up came a link from Model Ship World with a built artical and photos of your kit. Looks really great!

 
Might have been a bit less challenging to super detail the old FROG HMS Revenge, if you could find one. Good luck!

Frog HMS Revenge OS
 

Diko

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In 1956 my father bought me a cardboard book model of the Vickers Viscount. After reading about the aeroplane I popped the cardboard pieces from the book and tried to assemble the model (about 12” wingspan). I was ten at the time and struggled.
My father, RAF Pilot, made it for me. I wish I could find one now it made 834B846F-F561-4BE0-AEE3-57720F0A5BA3.jpega superb model finished in BEA livery.
 

Smeggers

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For those of you who think you can't sail a cardboard boat, remember this guy?
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Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki. A 1/1 scale model built out of papyrus, sailed across the Pacific from South America to the Polynesian Islands to prove the islands could have been settled from Peru.
 
For those of you who think you can't sail a cardboard boat, remember this guy?
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Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki. A 1/1 scale model built out of papyrus, sailed across the Pacific from South America to the Polynesian Islands to prove the islands could have been settled from Peru.
Kon-Tiki was built from Balsa Logs.. Ra and Ra-2 were built from reeds and used unsuccesfully and successfully to sail the Atlantic


 

Smeggers

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Kon-Tiki was built from Balsa Logs.. Ra and Ra-2 were built from reeds and used unsuccesfully and successfully to sail the Atlantic


Everyday a school day. Thank you for that, I thought all three had papyrus reeds in them.
 

feu_de_joie

War Hero
Either the site or my wi-fi was playing up last night, so anyway, here goes with some more. I indulged myself by buying the lasercut sheets and gun barrels. Most of the lasercut is the frame and other bits that will not be seen. This is all nominally at the correct thickness and doesn't need laminating. Two sheets are fiddly stuff like ladders and railings and I think will be well worth the extra cost
 

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Either the site or my wi-fi was playing up last night, so anyway, here goes with some more. I indulged myself by buying the lasercut sheets and gun barrels. Most of the lasercut is the frame and other bits that will not be seen. This is all nominally at the correct thickness and doesn't need laminating. Two sheets are fiddly stuff like ladders and railings and I think will be well worth the extra cost
 

feu_de_joie

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Start with the frame. Two sets of longitudinal formers, four lower and four upper and twenty five lateral formers, sample shown. First little panic, when I found there were two each of the stern longitudinals. My immediate thought was that I had two of one sheet and was missing another sheet but it turned out that the stern sections were cut on two different sheets, so maybe a mistake by whoever laid out the cutting design. I am using a piece of 8mm ply (left over from something) as a worktable. The main reason for this is so that I can pick everything up easily
 

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