Is Ralph still producing hulls

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  1. bb26

    bb26 Well-Known Member

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    Is Ralph still producing hulls? I am lioking for a qe hull
     
  2. Kevin P.

    Kevin P. Well-Known Member

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    I believe so (not sure if he does over winter or not), I think email is the same
     
  3. Bob Pottle

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    Ralph still makes hulls and might have a QE hull in stock. If he doesn't you'll have to wait until April or May when it's warm enough to do fiberglass work outside. He sold a couple of 1/144 hulls last year but is working on larger scale hulls now (ice breakers). No plans for more 1/144 hulls.

    He sold his original mid-1930s QE hull mold. The hull he makes now is for the QE and Valiant post reconstruction in early WWII. (No casemates.)
     
  4. bb26

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    I think I should be ready for a QE hull come late April or May. That should complete my fleet as I think there 3d printing files available for the superstructure.
     
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    There are files for the superstructure of HMS Rodney available too. I might finally build her - have one of Ralph's hulls, his primary and secondary turret sets, and made a fiberglass deck with molded-in recesses for 1/8" lexan hatches. It's been sitting on the main beam in the basement for 12 years!
     
  6. bb26

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    I think if I can get my 3d printer running I will look for the qe files. I just wish there were files for the espana