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Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby bruno » Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:42 pm

Hi,

As I have allready done with the "steam paddle boat" I have bought an already build modele.
It has been built years ago by a modelist much too old now to make it run but I want to make it sail again.

That is my way to preserve our modelistic patrimony

Here is the picture.

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This model has the propellers, the motor, rudder ... so it woud have been easy to set up.

Infotunatly the hull has dried for a too long time end has shrinked. So water is pooring inside. :( :(

Thats why it needs a lage fairing.
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby bruno » Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:58 pm

Some expaination about the name of the ship:

Originally this model was named "SURCOUF" accordingly to the modeling drawing. The "SURCOUF" was the first ship of the T47 Class.
But as these drawings are well known in France many modelists will build the "SURCOUF" and, on meetings, if two identical war ships side by side could be great, it turns stupid if they have the same name and Number.

So I calld mine "CASSARD" which is the third ship of the class.

No use to try the "7 mistakes game" ; both ships were absolutly identical. So I can have a particular ship at low pain. :D
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby number1 » Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:58 pm

fingers crossed you can breath new life into her.
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 18, 2022 2:12 am

Another interesting project. I'm sure that the original builder would be very pleased to see his model sailing at last!
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby casper » Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:59 am

Nice looking model bruno and crying out for some attention, can I ask the length
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby bruno » Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:34 am

Hi Casper,

The length is 1.29 m for à scale of 1/100
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby bruno » Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:17 am

Casper,

I just realised that I have not het shown you the real thing.

This is a pict of "KERSAINT" which is another twinship of "CASSARD".

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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby bruno » Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:00 am

The first thing to do in to clear the hull:

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Wahoo!! It's resonating inside!!
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It seems to go fast but .. I have cheated: I started the work some time ago an it took several weeks of surgery acts to split the roofs off the deck.
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby bruno » Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:59 am

Each of us know that sanding a hull is a very boring experience.

So I took some days off.

As I was not totally satisfied with the plastic part provided with the model I decided to make à new aft radar.

This is the genuine part:
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That is the real thing:
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Sorry for the quality but it is an old pict enlaged.

This is the new one made out of the platic part and fine métal net.
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I hope it looks better like the original DRBV11 Radar

And now back to sanding :(
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:17 pm

The new radar scanner is superb!
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Re: Post WWII french destroyer * T47 type * "CASSARD"

Postby bruno » Sat May 14, 2022 8:33 am

A new break in the hull painting!!!

The life rafts are step by step recovering their genuine orange and blue colours.

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