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PostPosted: Mon 30 May 2011 15:25 pm 
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A dirty looking Iron Duke :wink:

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Thats one of the best seascapes Ive seen so far beammeup.
Lovely build of the Iron Duke as well.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Sep 2012 10:43 am 
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Very nice build  :thumb:

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Top-notch builds here. Well done guys! :clapping: :notworthy:


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Aug 2013 01:04 am 
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lovely versions of the Iron Duke here - just starting mine. Just wish there were more Airfix WW1 battleships and cruisers to make.


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Sep 2013 15:52 pm 
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Here's my take on the 'old Duke'. Enjoyed building this one, remember making it about 40 years ago in my youth, still a great kit. Built oob, hope you like it!

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Fantastic job on the Duke!. Squeaky clean paint work. :clap:

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2013 13:11 pm 
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Cracking build! :clapping:


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Oct 2013 15:18 pm 
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Thanks guys!
Always loved the shape of this ship ever since I built it as a boy many years ago!

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Nov 2013 20:58 pm 
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An excellent set of finished models in this thread. Well done to everyone who's contributed but a special mention and thanks to Remy/orionv whose own finished Iron Duke pictures I referred to time and again while I was building mine.

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Done as a late completion for the Royal Navy Ships group build. Augmented with the White Ensign PE set and modified to (sort of) show the ship as it was in 1916 (Battle of Jutland). Build thread here and more pictures in the GB gallery.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Feb 2015 22:08 pm 
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All right, here´s my take on this kit, virtually completed save some corrections of the seascape.

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I´ve built the model as HMS Marlborough in the early 1920ies in the Mediterranean, as shown in a large photo in RA Burt´s second volume on British battleships. I did replace quite some parts of the kit and modified a number, too. Chiefly I modified virtually all levels of the superstructure to arrive at a more appropriate overall height; both funnels were rebuilt from brass tubing and various PE items. The masts and tripod legs were replaced with brass tubing, tapered brass and steel wire. WEM PE was used, plus Master gun barrels, Lion Roar figures and Caenis rigging. Replacement boats were sourced from WEM (actually one of their last deliveries before they closed) and from an unfortunate Kombrig kit. The awning on the superstructure was made from white glue. .1 mm wire from Albion alloys helped with crane and lifeboat rigging.
All in all a quite involved project, and one that took some time due to life interfering with the hobby. It´s surely not up to par with a modern resin kit, but it´s one of a kind, and it´s mine.

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Lovely work, Frank. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Feb 2015 20:02 pm 
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You got to love the Duke. Nice job. :clapping:

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Superb builds all!! :clapping:
I've built this twice, the second one is ....... well not sure really, but painted too dark a grey and not a patch on the superb builds here. :nod:
Special mention for FrankS's HMS Marlborough, superb!!! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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H.M.S. Iron Duke was a Super-Dreadnought her keel laid in January 1912, built at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1914, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was armed with a main battery of ten 13.5-inch (340 mm) guns and was capable of a top speed of 21.25 knots (39.36 km/h; 24.45 mph). Iron Duke served as the flagship of Commander-in-Chief, Sir John Jellicoe of the Grand Fleet during the First World War, including at the Battle of Jutland. There, she inflicted significant damage on the German battleship SMS König early in the main fleet action. In January 1917, she was relieved as fleet flagship. After the war, Iron Duke operated in the Mediterranean as the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet. She participated in both the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War in the Black Sea and the Greco-Turkish War. She also assisted in the evacuation of refugees from Smyrna. In 1926, she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, where she served as a training ship.
Iron Duke only remained on active duty for a few more years; in 1930, the London Naval Treaty specified that the four Iron Duke-class battleships be scrapped or otherwise demilitarised. Iron Duke was therefore converted into a gunnery training ship; her armour and much of her armament was removed to render her unfit for combat. She served in this capacity until the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, when she was moored in Scapa Flow as a harbour defence ship. In October, she was badly damaged by German bombers and was run aground to avoid sinking. She continued to serve as an anti-aircraft platform for the duration of the war, and was eventually refloated and broken up for scrap in the late 1940s.
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Nice addition to the gallery Ratch.
Nicely done sea.

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