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RNoN Fridtjof Nansen F310, Dodo Models 1/700
AyalaBotto
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 08:48 PM UTC
Hi,

I did not waste any time, and start building the Fridtjof Nansen Frigate F310 RNoN (Royal Norwegian Navy) produced by Dodo Models 1/700.
A highly detailed resin model, but still with space to some improvements over the original model in order to create a more realistic and customized model.



Although the original model does not include PE, Dodo Models is producing an upgrade set for this model!
I'm looking forward to know what items are included in this set before carry on other modifications,

Nevertheless, and so far, I fixed about 10 vertical PE ladders and a few yardmasts on the fwd structure as well on the fwd main funnel.
Also visible on the first photo is the navigation radar on top of the bridge as well as other modifications on the mast on top of the fwd structure.
The roof bridge will also receive an extra Dome (BB)

Also the hangar roof needs some attention, namely what seems to be 2 small funnels (BB and STB) as well as small structures sporting the 4 antennas and the mounts for the 2x water canons!
Please check the following link with a superb photo of the details on the hangar roof I just mentioned:

http://www.meretmarine.com/objets/27941.jpg


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/522/18925880004_487bfb924a_o.jpg


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/19522274816_3d2c8c50cc_o.jpg


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/499/19548395685_61242a5e8b_o.jpg


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/520/19449688528_2237e6914d_o.jpg


Thanks.
Regads,
Ayala Botto
AyalaBotto
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 08:50 PM UTC
Hi,

And here is a photo from Dodo Models Facebook page with the PE details set to be released for the Fritdjof Nansen model:


According with Dodo Models the upgrade set includes resin SSM Canisters as well as the following PE parts:

S-band navigation radar;
MK81 AN/SPG-62;
AN/SPY-1F;
Browning M2;
helicopter blades;
cradle of liferafts;
whip antenna;
missile launcher;
MK 36 SRBOC chaff;
safety net;
railing;
cradle for RHIB.


Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
AyalaBotto
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hi,

Current status of this project:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/347/19701802496_6957d93da9_o.jpg


Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 09:25 AM UTC
Very nice and clean work so far! I am very interested to see how you approach the modifications you are talking about, especially to the hangar.

Following with interest!

Cheers ,

Jan
AyalaBotto
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 03:34 PM UTC
Hi,

Review of the HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen F310 Frigate of the Royal Norwegian Navy produced by Dodo Models at 1/700 Scale is now available at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/502176659957186



https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5819/22878025807_12d394e939_o.jpg


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/586/22976178360_8e40ecc412_o.jpg


https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5788/22644891623_3837c85742_b.jpg


Hope you like it..

Working now on the French and Italian version of this review.


Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
AyalaBotto
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Posted: Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 06:00 PM UTC
Hi,

The review of this kit is now available also in French:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/489191637922355/

as well as in English:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/502176659957186


Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto
AyalaBotto
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 02:19 AM UTC
Hi,

The HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F314), Fridtjof Nansen class Frigate Royal Norwegian Navy from Dodo Models at 1/700 scale is finally completed after 2 years!


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4197/35204153356_16bccec9f3_o.jpg



https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4277/35204152596_d33d5c164c_o.jpg



https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4222/35204152376_8454a75fe8_c.jpg



More photos available here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/AyalaBottoModelShips/photos/?tab=album&album_id=769061766602006


Hope you like it!


Thanks.
Regards,
Ayala Botto