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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #150 on: February 11, 2017, 06:01:57 PM »

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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #151 on: February 11, 2017, 06:40:02 PM »

No leaks I hope?

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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #152 on: February 11, 2017, 06:42:09 PM »

big one for such a small hole  O0
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #153 on: February 11, 2017, 06:43:21 PM »

as its a test, its not a problem, just painting the gun carriages wheels until the glue dries
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #154 on: February 11, 2017, 08:51:34 PM »

Ok, latest

The following is the slow build up of parts to see the effect, I don't have to do buckaroo as I know I would not get all the bits on before it turned turtle, so as you can see the bowsprite helped in levelling out with the battery, but once the decks were on and the mast added, then it got dicey, well the repair crew drowned at one point  {-), the last photo shows the 1200mha battery clamped to the sail board - weighing at 112g, not including the clamps, it was still maybe not enough to bring the bow down, but I am sure that whatever I add will still be above the perceived waterline, I hope.

so next will be to fit the sailboard permanently and the rudder and the control mechanism, will need to build the cradle first to allow it to be worked on, and paint the black parts.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2017, 05:13:20 PM »

SOOO - after the water test, the hulls been split apart again and now the painting and other things can begin, so as a change I did a bit of crew construction here is how it begins,

1) 6 crew members bodies (formerly the cannons), 2) cut pieces of styrene rod, 5mm and 8mm (in actual fact the lengths never are the same), 3) glue the legs together, some in a different pose than the majority, 4 & 5) attach the 'body' to the legs, 6) leave to set for a while, there is the enevitable one or two that don't want to stay glued, but hey, its a learning curve, 7 & 8) close ups - some I have painted the flesh or black on, some white or all three, 9) gun crew number 1, all pulling the cannon out - now how this is when the ships built will be interesting, but for now as KPNUTS said once, a bit over the top and will be hidden - but I know its there, 10) Gun number 2 with the holes drilled for the crew - note this gun is further back, I am going for the gun practice look, so some will be like this - I do have 16 to do.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #156 on: February 12, 2017, 05:15:52 PM »

More of gun crew number 1, will try and do some better photos when they are painted. And yes gun two is higher off the deck - need to fix that
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #157 on: February 12, 2017, 05:56:48 PM »

Why is it when you photo the items it immediately shows up the flaws  :D

its either my eyesight or I'm tired, so will dunk the crew in white and then do the other colours.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #158 on: February 19, 2017, 05:07:32 PM »

Todays offering, there a now 5 gun crews, just another 11 to go, and finding a suitable different pose for each crew is difficult, but at least I don't have to do 100.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #159 on: February 26, 2017, 08:16:29 PM »

Here is todays offering, fitted two crew and 3 cannon since last week, been busy treating the wife to a meal out for her birthday and sorting out a new pc for the youngest (think I got ripped off there  >>:-()
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #160 on: May 28, 2017, 12:37:07 PM »

Well its been a while, but I started back on the lower gun crew and they are now installed - though putting the ladders in from above will be a problem - oh well, here are the photo's of the gun crew - sorry they are a bit blurred.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #161 on: August 17, 2017, 12:45:29 PM »

Finally fitted the hatches over the gun ports, just need to finish painting the chequer.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #162 on: August 18, 2017, 03:33:50 PM »

And painted chequer, not as good as I wanted but hey, its been a while since I did anything on this, I will paint the copper bottom when shes completed, coating it with matt varnish as well to preserve the paint finish, just like Soveriegn.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #163 on: August 18, 2017, 07:21:57 PM »

I love the crew! Lots of action. The hats are clveverly done  :-)) Crews add a lot of work to a project and so I salute you seeing them through.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #164 on: August 20, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »

Thanks, they all probably have their heads holding up the upper deck after trying a slight fitting exercise, but as the are under they might not even get seen, couple of things to do like finish the mod to the sail board and keel, weight saving etc, so some soldering next week.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #165 on: September 14, 2017, 10:10:41 AM »

Got slightly misdirected with work, so no work done yet, though did the new work bench finally, moved the old one and cleared the loft to make more space, just have to tidy the work bench to make things easier to store / find.

One other thing to do is clad the remaining loft to make it more acceptable and tidier, looking to skin the floor with the same ply, as the old loft flooring sheets have been contaminated with dust from the old roof mastic when the roof was replaced a couple of years ago - need to replenish the coffers first.  >:-o
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #166 on: November 17, 2017, 07:59:42 AM »

Still trying to fill the coffers, and my shifts don't allow me time to clear the loft.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2018, 08:50:59 AM »

I know the chit chat topic is locked - so I will add my tuppence worth here - how long is a piece of string - answer 42, then the reply was 40.5, well if you have two mice around, then they are bound to knaw on the end of it, so both answers are correct  {-) {-) {-) {-).

Well still no update to report, shifts are taking up a lot of time, and the temp is too cold to work in the loft, cannot bring it out of the loft as the swmbo has laid down the law on keeping the house clutter free - (she needs to rethink this as the lads rooms are an absolute disgrace, and her side of the bedroom resembles a rubbish tip, lol).

(NOTE - even my texts are not in the youfs language.  %) ;)
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2018, 05:20:48 PM »

(NOTE - even my texts are not in the youfs language.  %) ;)

That is probably for the best! Not being a subscriber my self, but I have heard from various friends that such a home situation is a key to a less stressful life  :}

Anyhow, I look forward to seeing progress when you have the time and temp to get back to it.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #169 on: February 03, 2018, 12:43:44 PM »

Well, trying to move on a little, the following are the pipes I plan to use to send the cord down into the bowels of the ship, these cords will be connected to the sail winch the other end will attach to the yards on the fore mast, which is in turn to be connected to the main mast and possible the mizzen.

All this is prototyping, the tube have been cut to the same length and the bits on deck that protrude if not flush will be disguised as barrels next to the first of the three guns on the port and starboard sides of the ship, a bracket is needed to hold the bottom to the inside of the hull, it will be out of sturdy plasticard to prevent the tube swinging or dropping, the tube passes through the main gun deck up to the top deck, so slots will be needed to allow it to pass at the edge and then filled in to make the main deck watertight when that is fitted - but that's in the future.

The photos show the tube cut to the shorter of the two tubes, one end exposed and the final shot of the two tubes.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #170 on: February 03, 2018, 12:45:17 PM »

Just need to clean up the inside edges to reduce the risk of the cord being frayed by the metal.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #171 on: February 04, 2018, 10:58:23 AM »

Well - cleaned up the ends, without my magnifier set up its difficult to tell if its how I want it but we will see later, used a counter borer drill bit to chamfer the inside and the dremel to clean up the outside etc.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #172 on: February 04, 2018, 09:12:46 PM »

I put a Phillips bit in a cordless drill and spin it in the end of the tubing which smooths and flares it.  You don't have to push hard, and can controol how much flare you get.  Be careful though, it gets hot.

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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #173 on: February 05, 2018, 12:12:26 PM »

something similar but the intension is not to splay the end, just chamfer, the tube to small in diameter without trying it on some scrap, to get the heat needed I would think my cordless is not fast enough, the heavy duty drill might do the trick though.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #174 on: February 05, 2018, 08:23:51 PM »

They look pretty smooth to me  :-))
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