Digital Full-Size Plans Scale 1:144 H.M.S. DIDO Dido-class cruiser Suitable for radio control
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RADIO CONTROL BRITISH LIGHT CRUISER
Digital Full Size Plan prints on a sheet 48" x 24" 20lb bond
DigitalEighteen page article with building notes and photos (not all shown)
Digital emailed files are PDF,
Purchased USB Card includes TIFF and JPEG
Also, USB Card includes several articles on building model boats files are PDF and JPEG
Printing………..IT MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
LENGTH 42 ½”
2 CHANNEL RADIO CONTROL
BY GLYNN GUEST
THIS model of HMS Dido is some 421/2in (108cm) long and with a displacement of 61b (2.7kg) can comfortably carry modern two function radio outfits, i.e, control of both rudder and motor. In six years of operation it has proved to be one of my most successful designs, even managing to win the odd trophy at regattas.
I first developed the urge to build a working model of Dido when I saw the late Norman Ough’s drawings of this vessel. The triple superimposed turrets forward and the rearward rake of both funnels and masts produced a distinctly aggressive appearance. Furthermore I could conveniently build it at my favourite scale of 1/144 (1in to 12ft) using my normal sheet balsa techniques to give a convenient size of model.
As a compromise between the excellence of these drawings and my abilities I was forced to modify the hull form to suit sheet balsa construction. When drawing up these plans I further simplified the superstructure in order to encourage the less experienced modellers to have a go. The scale nuts or should they be called masochists? Could use this model as a base for an the super detail on Norman Ough’s Dido drawings. Even in its simplified form it is not a beginners
The ‘Dido’ Class History
After the First World War the Admiralty stated that at least seventy cruisers were required to ensure that both fleet and trade route protection duties could be per- , formed. However, under political pressure in the London Naval Treaty (1930) the Royal Navies’ cruiser strength was reduced to fifty. By 1935 the British government was forced to start a rearmament programme and high on the Admiralty’s list of priorities was the increase in cruiser strength back to seventy.