Huascar anyone??

Huascar anyone??

Post by Mike Wes » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 12:53:20



OK so I jump around allot from one project to another at least ,eventually
one gets finished.
I will soon be ready to mold the 1/192 scale kit of the Peruvian Ironclad
Huascar. This ship actually still exists only it resides in Chile.
She was a single turreted Ironclad built in the mid 1860's in England for
the Peruvians. She saw a lot of action and was the first victim of armor
piercing shells. Some of the first self propelled torpedoes were also fired
at her ,but missed

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Huascar anyone??

Post by Moramart » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:40:35




Quote:
>OK so I jump around allot from one project to another at least ,eventually
>one gets finished.
>I will soon be ready to mold the 1/192 scale kit of the Peruvian Ironclad
>Huascar.

Interesting.  As built, or as she is now?
Quote:
>This ship actually still exists only it resides in Chile.
>She was a single turreted Ironclad built in the mid 1860's in England for
>the Peruvians. She saw a lot of action and was the first victim of armor
>piercing shells.

IIRC, the round from H.M.S. Shah that pierced the turret was a Common
Pointed rather than a Palliser....
Quote:
>Some of the first self propelled torpedoes were also fired
>at her ,but missed

She out-ran the Whitehead, apparently it was launched off Shah's
wardroom table rather than out of it's cage!

Quote:

Cheers,
>  Mike West

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Moramarth

 
 
 

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Post by mach » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 12:49:05


Quote:

>OK so I jump around allot from one project to another at least ,eventually
>one gets finished.
>I will soon be ready to mold the 1/192 scale kit of the Peruvian Ironclad
>Huascar. This ship actually still exists only it resides in Chile.
>She was a single turreted Ironclad built in the mid 1860's in England for
>the Peruvians. She saw a lot of action and was the first victim of armor
>piercing shells. Some of the first self propelled torpedoes were also fired
>at her ,but missed

Ah, Grau and the Huascar...
Well, let me ask around if anybody has one of those kits he wants to get rid
of... it's OOP, of course. BTW, the kit was *very* inaccurate, and from what
I've heard, fit wasn't exactly good.

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\_________D /-/---_----'      Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru
       _H__/_/                      http://machf.tripod.com
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Post by mach » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 12:52:59


Quote:

>OK so I jump around allot from one project to another at least ,eventually
>one gets finished.
>I will soon be ready to mold the 1/192 scale kit of the Peruvian Ironclad
>Huascar. This ship actually still exists only it resides in Chile.
>She was a single turreted Ironclad built in the mid 1860's in England for
>the Peruvians. She saw a lot of action and was the first victim of armor
>piercing shells. Some of the first self propelled torpedoes were also fired
>at her ,but missed

>  Mike West/Lone Star Models

BTW, Mike, a friend is just going to Houston and Chicago in July. If I
can find one of those kits, I could ask him to take it with him...

--
__________   ____---____       Marco Antonio  Checa  Funcke
\_________D /-/---_----'      Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru
       _H__/_/                      http://machf.tripod.com
      '-_____|(    

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Post by Mike Wes » Sun, 16 Jun 2002 00:02:01


I don't need one. As stated below I am making a new kit of the Huascar in
1/192 scale.

Mike

Quote:


>>OK so I jump around allot from one project to another at least ,eventually
>>one gets finished.
>>I will soon be ready to mold the 1/192 scale kit of the Peruvian Ironclad
>>Huascar. This ship actually still exists only it resides in Chile.
>>She was a single turreted Ironclad built in the mid 1860's in England for
>>the Peruvians. She saw a lot of action and was the first victim of armor
>>piercing shells. Some of the first self propelled torpedoes were also
fired
>>at her ,but missed

>>  Mike West/Lone Star Models

>BTW, Mike, a friend is just going to Houston and Chicago in July. If I
>can find one of those kits, I could ask him to take it with him...

>--
>__________   ____---____       Marco Antonio  Checa  Funcke
>\_________D /-/---_----'      Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru
>       _H__/_/                      http://machf.tripod.com

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Post by David T. Okamur » Sun, 16 Jun 2002 03:41:31


Mike, is there anywhere on the Web where we can see pictures of your kits,
either bare parts or completed?  I've checked your website and did a search,
but the best I came up with were line drawings (box art?).  What's the
estimated price for the Huascar, and is she depicted in original or present
state?

Thanks,

David T. Okamura

 
 
 

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Post by mach » Sun, 16 Jun 2002 05:10:54


Quote:

>I don't need one. As stated below I am making a new kit of the Huascar in
>1/192 scale.

Oh. OH! I must have been falling asleep when I read your post...
Certainly, there would be a lot of people interested in it around here,
given the inaccuracies of that old kit (about 25 years ago, never reissued)
I was commenting about.
So, what do you need? Here the navy museum has a scratchbuilt model of
it, I'm not sure about the scale. The Chileans have the real thing, but
I believe they modified it somewhat after they captured it, while the
model reproduces it as it was while under Grau's command.

--
__________   ____---____       Marco Antonio  Checa  Funcke
\_________D /-/---_----'      Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru
       _H__/_/                      http://machf.tripod.com
      '-_____|(    

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Post by mach » Sun, 16 Jun 2002 10:06:24




Quote:
>Mike, is there anywhere on the Web where we can see pictures of your kits,
>either bare parts or completed?  I've checked your website and did a search,
>but the best I came up with were line drawings (box art?).  What's the
>estimated price for the Huascar, and is she depicted in original or present
>state?

Ditto... I'd like to know all that too. Rest assured most people will be
interested around here, since the Huascar has a very special meaning...

--
__________   ____---____       Marco Antonio  Checa  Funcke
\_________D /-/---_----'      Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru
       _H__/_/                      http://machf.tripod.com
      '-_____|(    

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Post by ah » Sun, 16 Jun 2002 12:06:31


There is/was a great website on the Chilean navy (URL lost, sorry)
that had a bunch of photographs of the Huascar as she currently
exists. As I recall, there were considerable differences in her
appearance when compared with engravings of the period. If you're
making em', I also vote for the Independencia, Covadonga and Esmeralda.
Ships from her further adventures would also be nice.

Alan

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> >I don't need one. As stated below I am making a new kit of the Huascar in
> >1/192 scale.

> Oh. OH! I must have been falling asleep when I read your post...
> Certainly, there would be a lot of people interested in it around here,
> given the inaccuracies of that old kit (about 25 years ago, never reissued)
> I was commenting about.
> So, what do you need? Here the navy museum has a scratchbuilt model of
> it, I'm not sure about the scale. The Chileans have the real thing, but
> I believe they modified it somewhat after they captured it, while the
> model reproduces it as it was while under Grau's command.

> --
> __________   ____---____       Marco Antonio  Checa  Funcke
> \_________D /-/---_----'      Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru
>        _H__/_/                      http://machf.tripod.com
>       '-_____|(

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Post by Tom Dyni » Sun, 16 Jun 2002 22:17:48


Hey guys,
Check out
http://www.oz.net/~markhow/pre-dred/huascar.htm
http://members.lycos.co.uk/Juan39/PERUVIAN_MARITIME_CAMPAIGNS.html

T Dynia


Quote:

> There is/was a great website on the Chilean navy (URL lost, sorry)
> that had a bunch of photographs of the Huascar as she currently
> exists. As I recall, there were considerable differences in her
> appearance when compared with engravings of the period. If you're
> making em', I also vote for the Independencia, Covadonga and Esmeralda.
> Ships from her further adventures would also be nice.

> Alan




> > >I don't need one. As stated below I am making a new kit of the Huascar
in
> > >1/192 scale.

> > Oh. OH! I must have been falling asleep when I read your post...
> > Certainly, there would be a lot of people interested in it around here,
> > given the inaccuracies of that old kit (about 25 years ago, never
reissued)
> > I was commenting about.
> > So, what do you need? Here the navy museum has a scratchbuilt model of
> > it, I'm not sure about the scale. The Chileans have the real thing, but
> > I believe they modified it somewhat after they captured it, while the
> > model reproduces it as it was while under Grau's command.

> > --
> > __________   ____---____       Marco Antonio  Checa  Funcke
> > \_________D /-/---_----'      Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru
> >        _H__/_/                      http://machf.tripod.com
> >       '-_____|(

> > remove the "no_me_j." and "sons.of." parts before replying