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An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

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An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:13 pm

Good Day All

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I've decided to start my Tribal Class Destroyer (HMAS Arunta, circa 1942), it'll give me something to sail on our club meets, while I work on my Bathurst Class Corvette. I'm planning on getting her to the running stage, and then I'll be working on her slowly, the priority will be to get the Fremantle finished off, I'll then be able to devote my full attention into finishing off the Arunta.

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The hull was again supplied by APS Models of N.S.W, the hull length is 1.58 m (62"), beam is 150mm (6"), with a finished weight of 7.4 kg (16lb 5oz).

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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:59 pm

Good Day All

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A size comparison between the Arunta and Fremantle.

The rudders, shafts and props have been supplied by George Sitek.

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The rudder has been drilled and tack fitted (not fibreglassed in place yet) into the hull.

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The control arm has been fitted, and when the rudder has been fibreglassed into the hull, the rudder support will be fitted.

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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby MarineNationale on Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:26 pm

They make a nice pair, Richard, but I guess the Freemantle must be pretty small which I hadn't realised :o

Were they ever likely to have met in real life ?

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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:21 am

Good Day Sandy

Yep, Fremantle's a baby, she fits inside of the Arunta's hull quite comfortably.

I've been going through both ship's histories, there is no record of them serving together, but that doesn't mean that they didn't cross paths at some stage in their lives.

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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby snowwolflair on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:41 am

There are very good photos of this class of ship on the Australian War Memorial website. If you cannot find them send me an email by PM and I will send you files.
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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:44 pm

Good Day David

Thanks, I've been through the memorial website, and as you said, some really good photo's. I also use flickr alot.

http://www.flickr.com/

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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:03 pm

Good Day All

The shafts for the Arunta have been modified (sorry George), I've added the oiling tubes. I've soldered a 5/16 Brass Nut (to support the oil tube) onto the shaft, the nut was pre-drilled to take the tube. The next step (during the week) will be to fit the shafts into the hull.

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The Oil Tubes


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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:06 pm

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The shafts have been tacked into place, it's going to be fun trying to fit the motors, as the shafts run fairly flat along the inside hull, there's not much room for vertical alignment. Hopefully I'll get time on the weekend to fibreglass them into place.

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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:15 pm

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The hull has been drilled and filed out to take the "A" Brackets, and these have been added to the shafts and placed through the hull to check alignment. If I get the chance on the weekend, I'll fibreglass the Shaft Tubes, "A" Brackets and the Rudder Tube into the hull.

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Re: An Australian Tribal - 1/72 Scale HMAS Arunta (1942)

Postby thunderchild on Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:29 pm

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The Shafts, "A" Brackets and Rudder Post have now been fibreglassed into place. When the fibreglass has dried properly, I'll sand it back and neaten the whole lot up. We have our club sailing day tomorrow, I'll take her down to the lake and check for any leaks. The next step will be to make up the motor mounting plate.

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