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Author Topic: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180  (Read 25690 times)

warspite

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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #175 on: February 06, 2018, 12:10:12 PM »

Thanks, if I had splayed the end it may be difficult to retain the length of the short end of the tube, whereas the long end has to fit through the decks and it would be difficult to conceal it as say a barrel.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #176 on: February 07, 2018, 04:04:23 PM »

And today I have completed the first fix of the tubes to the hull sides, second fix will be above the perceived main deck but below the top deck, some of the crew will be pushing the top deck up from a preliminary inspection -oh well.

I have used epoxy to stabilise it, but even that's gone off now, so before the next fix I will have to get some more.

I am also looking at changing the sailboard, so another test will be required, sealing the two halves together again and trying to replicate the conditions again, this time with the sailboard altered and weighted.
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #177 on: February 07, 2018, 10:06:35 PM »

I can see how the system will work now. Quite clever  :-))
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Re: Attempt number two for an Airfix Victory at 1:180
« Reply #178 on: February 08, 2018, 09:24:14 AM »

Once the sail winch is fitted and the deck about to go on (possibly screwed on for access - still have to figure that out yet), will have to feed the thread through these and leave the tails tied together under the hull until everything is fitted, once tested then do the remaining rigging.
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