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Title: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 09, 2009, 07:08:30 PM
Hello guys,

My name is Josse, and i'm from the Netherlands.
Right now 19 years old (young) and in class 3 of a shipbuilding course, and have returned from a job for that course february this year.
During that "job" i've been on the divingsupport vessel Well Enhancer as leader of all the works in the superstructure, and for that task i've seen a lot of "behind the scene's" things.
Since about half september last year, when i was only 1 or 2 weeks on the ship, i've started building a model of this huge ship (132m long, 22m wide, have been standing on the dockfloor at the time she laid in that dock to be able to mount the retractable thruster, and then i feld really very small, and the ship looked really very huge), and that in scale 1:75.

Some info about the model, before going on to the pics of what has allready been done on the model.

Length: 1,76metres.
Breadth: 0,30metres.
Total height: about 0,74metres.
Weight at depth: 25,4kg.
Propulsion: 2 thrusters under the stern driven by 2 Speed 500 E engine's, controlled by 1 ESC, so can't let the engine's run at different speeds, and then i also got 1 tunnel-bowthruster, and there will be coming a second, but i'm quite rich at this moment, so that'll have to wait.
Features: 4channel transmitter, which will control no less then 10 functions, like propulsion, main hoist derrick, 2 ROV-A-frames and the lifeboats.
              The superstructure will get interior, except for the technical spaces, as the drawings really aren't a problem to me, so i could build the intire interior, but when    people would see my model they would then also know how the real ship looks, and that won't be very much appreciated by the owner of the ship.
              The wheelhouse will get full interior with lights under the buttons in the instrumentpanels, partially sepperatly swithed on and off, but not as much as it does with the things it indicates.
              There will also be crew on board, a part of which is allready delivered, but still walks with weapons which i need to steal from them.
              As this is a real workship there will be some weathering, and in all ways will be build like there is really being done lots of work aboard the model.

More features will come during this buildlog.

Here are a few pics:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-10-05_romp_004v.jpg)
Here she is at the beginning of her construction.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-10-11_overzicht_001.jpg)
Bottom, frames and keel all attched.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-10-19_romp_002.jpg)
Plating started, at the bow i've been waiting for the arrival of the first bowthruster.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-11-09_boeg_007v.jpg)
Plating at the bow, bowthruster in place, and fo'csle under construction.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-11-09_vergelijking_002v.jpg)
In the foreground my previous model. This photo shows pretty good how much larger Well Enhancer is.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-11-23_tweety_06v.jpg)
Tweety (the bird has been the reason for my forumname) aboard Well Enhancer.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-11-29_zender_01v.jpg)
Transmitter.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-12-05_thruster_04v.jpg)
On of the 2 thrusters.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-12-07_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Started with the superstructure.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2008-12-23_vergelijking_04v.jpg)
What do you mean, large? She's alomst huge ok2
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-01-04_bemanning_06v.jpg)
Hull painted and put some crewmembers temporarly on the model.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-02-07_proefvaart_Surfplas_07.jpg)
Test trial with heavy waether, she was doing fine, appart from some water inside.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-02-16_electra_03v.jpg)
Started with the electronics.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-02-23_brug_02v.jpg)
Looks really very big.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-02-25_varen_07v.jpg)
Still my most beautiful photo of Well Enhancer at sea.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-03-08_electra_02v.jpg)
Home-made box for the fuses.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-03-13_varen_03v.jpg)
Also a nice photo.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-08_mast_05v.jpg)
Photo made yesterday. Mast under construction, and electrics are also being placed, and i allways like to test the wiring using lights.
(http://www.merwede.com/uploads/pics/internet4_02.jpg)
And this is what my model will look like when almost finished in about a year or 2.

I'm working pretty much on my model, and as i'm not quite an experienced modelbuilder i show pretty much of my progress resulting in updates at almost every day.
That's it for now, if anyone got questions or tips or something like that, i really like to hear it.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 09, 2009, 09:39:55 PM
Update number 1.

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-09_overzicht_02v.jpg)
Did someone say large model? I think that was a joke :P
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-09_overzicht_03v.jpg)
Oh, i'm sorry, didn't see that there was pretty much behind it {-) {-) 8)
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-09_mast_01v.jpg)
Wondered how those lights came out there? Well, this photo shows you how :P {-)
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-09_mast_02v.jpg)
Then the lights outside the model went out, and then i made this photo.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: cos918 on April 09, 2009, 11:01:18 PM
Hi Josse
Welcome to Model boat mayhem . We have chatted on RC Group Froum.  Keep up the good work.One question what's the name of the ship yard you work in.

John
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 10, 2009, 07:56:03 AM
Hi John,

Since february this year i'm not anymore working at a shipyard, but yard i was talking about is IHC-Krimpen Shipyard.
Website: www.merwede.com

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 10, 2009, 11:57:05 AM
Did some more work on the mast, so here are some pics of the progress.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-10_mast_01v.jpg)
First i've drilled the last needed holes in the starboard mast, and after that put the +wires through the mast, the -wires will be soldered to the mast as that will serve as -wire.
Wires only just fit inside, there is really no room left for anything else, but this is the side with the most wires.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-10_mast_02v.jpg)
When all the wires were attached and were pulled through the legs of the mast i've secured the mast lined up straight, and then i've soldered the 2 parts together.
Still need to smoothen the solder, but i've finished the soldering only a few minutes ago, so that will be done after lunch.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 11, 2009, 07:35:05 AM
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-10_mast_03v.jpg)
Lights tested.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-10_mast_04v.jpg)
Second part of the mast with all lighting attached, and now ready to be soldered together, which has allready been done.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-10_mast_05v.jpg)
Transmitter on, and so does it's indicationlight. If you look closely you might see the platform in the mast which makes the entire mast a -wire. There is also a rubberband (does things the mailman uses to keep the mail together) between the mastlegs to keep them together.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-10_mast_08v.jpg)
A few more indication lights, but they doesn't yet act as indicationlights as the wiring isn't yet ready, and the normal mastlights at the first side are on.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-10_mast_10v.jpg)
Now all lights are on, but when the wiring is completed this won't be able anymore, as this means that there are at least 2 functiongroups on.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 12, 2009, 08:40:49 PM
Sorry for keeping you guys waiting, I've been asked yesterday afternoon if i would like to help my father with photographing during today's christening duty in church, with about 1100 to 1200 people actually sitting there.
It did go well, but it took me quite a lot of time to do the preperations.
That means that this is a update for 2 days.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-11_verlichting_04v.jpg)
Some more work on the mast.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-11_mast_01v.jpg)
Mast at the end of the day.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-11_verlichting_03v.jpg)
This is what the modern youngster with a "love" for modelboats does when the weather is beautiful.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-11_verlichting_01v.jpg)
First nav-light under construction.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-11_verlichting_05v.jpg)
Light at the end of the day.
I work a little bit fast, but because the drill got hot all the time this single part took me 4hours to get this far.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-11_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Wheelhouse with some more filling.

And now on to the sailing, took a visiter with me, so he steered the model, and was taking photo's.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_04v.jpg)
Lights that were on were still visibly on while the sun was shining pretty bright.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_05v.jpg)
Love the Speed 500 E's, now i can sail against the wind, instead of being blown backwards like she did when she had the Johnson DC's mounted.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_08v.jpg)
Windforce 4 to 5 against, and still sailing against it as if it was windforce 0.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_22v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_26v.jpg)
"How close can i come to the shore?"
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_28v.jpg)
With the trim as far forward as possible she goes to fast for the camera at 1/40second shuttertime.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_33v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_34v.jpg)
"Hé, you there, get lost. or i ram you!!!"
One of my most beautiful shots.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_38v.jpg)
"Sorry, my paint is more important then a fight."
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_45v.jpg)
Spotted from the jungle of Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, the Well Enhancer.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_varen_48v.jpg)
Is this the real ship, or just my model?

Here is the link to the movies of today's sailing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7odcxm3IIvg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ2rz2De-fk&feature=channel

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 13, 2009, 12:01:59 PM
Some pics of today's progress.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_schoorsteen_01v.jpg)
Rear funnel has got it's rearwall.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-12_schoorsteen_02v.jpg)
Pulled the wires for the lights on the top of the funnel through the top of the funnel so i can later attach the lights easily to them.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Added 2 more walls to the foundation of the hoisting beam.
Maybe i can start today or tommorrow with the construction of the part that will come directly on top of this, which goes from square to circle.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Foundation for the first of 2 deckhouses on the dive-area.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_opbouw_02v.jpg)
First wall attached to the foundation.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_schoorsteen_01v.jpg)
Added a wall to the funnel on the top of the bridge.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_verschansing_01v.jpg)
Made a start with the rear bulwark.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: SteamboatPhil on April 13, 2009, 07:59:42 PM
Hello Josse
You are doing a good job congratulation, keep going, can't wait to it finished
Phil
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 13, 2009, 08:50:25 PM
Hi Phil,

It will take about 2 more years to complete her, so you'll have to wait, but i sure will keep posting updates.

Here is an update again.

Done a lot of work on the functiongroups which enable me to control a hoisting beam, ROV-A-Frames, lifeboats and propulsion with a 4-channel transmitter.
Due to copyright i unfortunatly can't post photo's of the electrics, but i will show a movie of the test during which the lights will show what function is being controlled.
Here is the movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGsBkmhr4Sc

Here are some pics of other progress.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_verschansing_02v.jpg)
Worked a bit more on the rear bulwark.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_achterdek_01v.jpg)
Added the lights on the rear funnel. The lights going through the front wall will come under a platform that is to come out there, housing the Tautwire.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
The foundation of the main hoisting beam may appear to be small, but that's majorly the scale.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Deckhouse a'top of the dive-area is also a bit further.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Funnels from both of the front enginerooms have also got a few more walls.
This ship has 3 enginerooms with generators for providing the ships electricity on which also the drive-engine's are powered.
When 1 of the enginerooms fails there are 2 others able to take over, without losing the ability to keep going everything, as all enginerooms have the same engine's.
That gives the ship very much safety needed for operating with divers.

Here are 2 pics of the bird from who i got my nickname.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_Tweety_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-13_Tweety_02v.jpg)
"Don't like that bird inside of the camera, want to see something real. Hé, who's that behind the camera, oh, it's my human friend again."

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 15, 2009, 11:45:53 AM
Some more progress.

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_overzicht_01v.jpg)
First some refuelling for the captain.  :-)) %%
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Funnel has got a new wall.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Casings were pretty weak, but were allready carreing the entire mast with wires and lights.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Some more work on the deckhouses atop of the dive-area.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Last remaining deckhouse under construction.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_05v.jpg)
And the work on the other casing.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 15, 2009, 04:57:30 PM
The weather was good, so i've been working outside today, and then people may spot you while working on your model, and that also happened to me.
A few kids were interestated, and one of them thought lets go to take a close look:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_bezoek_01v.jpg)
Also gives a good idea of how large this model is. Wonder when this guy starts modelbuilding %)
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_11v.jpg)
A lot more work done on the dive-area. Rear hatch now also is under constrution. In order to be able to have the switches accessable this hatch will be removeable.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_14v.jpg)
Roof of the rear deckhouse under construction. After some sanding it now lays in position without the posibility to move, while it still is removeable to get acces to the screw which keeps the deck below in place.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_15v.jpg)
And this is how far i came today.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_16v.jpg)
All funnels are now ready for getting their upper deck.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_17v.jpg)
Rear deckhouse with deck removed to show the screw in it.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_opbouw_18v.jpg)
Made some boxes to put the spare-parts in to have them with me all the time.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-15_overzicht_02v.jpg)
And last but not least an overall view.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 16, 2009, 06:03:06 PM
Hello guys,

As i allready had planned a model of an other ship before i changed my plans due to my to work, and the detailing of this model can almost start, i've decided to start the designstage of my next model.
The next one will be Seven Atlantic, which also still is here in Holland for the final steps of completion, and is even visible from my school.
The ship is build by a other location of the same yard, IHC Merwede, and is also a diving support vessel.
Here is an artist impression for those who are interested:
(http://www.merwede.com/uploads/pics/seven_atlantic_1.1.jpg)
Because i want to spent at least a hour per day on the designing of this model i will have less time to build on Well Enhancer.
Construction of Seven Atlantic will start after about 1 year, as i need to have some tools which i can't store here, so i need to have my own house, and because i want to finish Well Enhancer a lot further.
Well Enhancer won't be a cheap model, but Seven Atlantic will be even more expensive because i want to have more working features.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 18, 2009, 08:23:16 PM
Some more progress to show:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-16_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Thought this path was to narrow, but it's not.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
Main derrick under construction, engine's attached, unfortunatly the engine which i wanted to use for the winch (the big one) makes a lot of "radio-noise".
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_hijskraan_04v.jpg)
As i want to be able to lift quite a lot of weight with the derrick i'm trying to build it as strong as is possible.
Here is the foundation under construction.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_hijskraan_05v.jpg)
Put some lights in for a photoshoot with lights on, but the lights failt. The ring on the foundation is pretty well visible here though.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_opbouw_01v.jpg)
In order to keep the hatch closed properly i've been making some edges inside the dive-area to keep it in place.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_opbouw_02v.jpg)
And with the hatch in place.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_paal_01v.jpg)
Started building the tower at the rear deck. This tower is now 48cm's tall, and the crewmember at the deck shows just how huge this tower is.
When i go to school i still see her laying in the harbour, and 1 of the first things i see is the tower and the helideck.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_paal_02v.jpg)
To let it look more like a real shipyard is working on this model i've laid the parts of the tower down as if it was for storage.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_paal_03v.jpg)
Here the first 2 parts are being glued together.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_paal_05v.jpg)
Some electrics for the lights inside the tower. As i can't reach that later on i've put it in allready.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_paal_06v.jpg)
And here the parts of the tower are glued together.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Battery on top of the tower is to get pressure on the glue.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_overzicht_02v.jpg)
Starboard side with temporarly the boardlight in place.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-18_overzicht_03v.jpg)
Port side with the right boardlight on.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 18, 2009, 09:24:50 PM
Hi Dan,

Thanks, checked it out, and your right about :embarrassed: :o :-))
How could i've missed it? >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on April 18, 2009, 11:29:00 PM
josse, Well Enhancer is becoming a bit of a monster! :D
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 19, 2009, 10:18:44 PM
Went nightsailing today, and as allways, made some pics of it, so here they are:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-19_varen_01v.jpg)
Here she sailed at a speed of about 16knots {-) {-) {-) O0 O0
Thats a joke, just used a long shuttertime due to the amount of light.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-19_varen_03v.jpg)
And now the exams navigation at sea:
1), the very easy ones:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-19_varen_04v.jpg)
a) In which direction is this ship sailing?
b) What type of ship is it?

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-19_varen_08v.jpg)
Didn't know i could be easier, but here is part 2 of question 1:
c) In which dericection is this ship sailing?
d) What type of ship is this?

Here are 2 movie's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5fAfPB6JwA&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ZCj2YbtBU&feature=channel

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Garabaldy on April 19, 2009, 11:52:47 PM
Tweety its really interesting reading about the ships in your shipyard where you work as its the company(divex) who i work for who is supplying alot of the dive systems for these ships.  I cant remember which ones exactly but im pretty certain the seven atlantic is one of them.  Im hugely jealous you have access to the drawings for these ships to allow you to build models.

Your model is looking good.  Looking forward to see what you build next :-))
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 20, 2009, 09:14:10 PM
First floodlights are installed:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-20_verlichting_01v.jpg)
And also put lights in the front of the dive-area:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-20_verlichting_02v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: TCC on April 21, 2009, 12:07:01 PM
Josse
why did you build each level of the bridge structure with a floor and a seperate wall for that level? Surely, it'd have been easier and better to build each of the walls to that structure out of one big sheet?

Cheers
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 21, 2009, 03:30:05 PM
Hi TCC,

That is because of the interior that will come inside of the superstructure.
It indeed isn't working very nice, so on my next model i'll build the walls out of 1 piece, and put the removeable decks with interior inside it.
That will look a lot better, but makes it harder to show the interior.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: TCC on April 21, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
Hiya Tweety mate
I take it you're enjoying building model boats and learning from them? And that they don't take too much of your time? Well that's all that matters. When I was 19, the last thing that I wanted to do was sitting at home... until I got a girlfriend that is.  ok2 :embarrassed: [why is there no icon for being lecherous?]

sea.mariner, what is the ship in your sig image? I've seen that a few times and thought it was a photoshopped image. Is it a real ship?

Ta
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 21, 2009, 09:35:22 PM
Hi Guys,

Time is of no importance to me, i only want a nice model.
Appart from that i got pretty much free time, and very much like to spend that on building models like this one.
I really i'm trying to get in contact with girls, but i do that by a rather differnent way, more like starting talking a bit, and to do that their isn't much time needed.
I actually have only 3 really big hobbies: singing with the music on my pc to prays God, second is modelbuilding, and 3 is photographing.
Fortunatly all 3 hobbies can be easily combined, like i allready do.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 22, 2009, 02:16:02 PM
Tried to fight the daylight while photographing my next progress.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_01v.jpg)
Floodlights on deck 5 are added. Only 1 of the lights has got a difuser, the others are still to get them.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_02v.jpg)
Overall view of all the lights.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_03v.jpg)
View at the bow.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_04v.jpg)
Will post more pics of the floodlights tonight, that will give a much better look at them.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 22, 2009, 09:27:03 PM
Some more progress, but first some backwards-progress:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_schade_01v.jpg)
Bow crashed against the street during an attempt to go sailing with someone else.
Will modify the vehicle i was using so that i will be useful.

Now the forwards-progress:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_romp_01v.jpg)
Done some more painting.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_05v.jpg)
And now the promised pics of the lights while all other lights are out.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_06v.jpg)
Swimmer with his camera.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_07v.jpg)
View at the bow.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_08v.jpg)
From a helicopter.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_09v.jpg)
From the reardeck looking forward.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-22_verlichting_10v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 23, 2009, 03:14:12 PM
Started repairing the damage on the bow:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_schade_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_romp_01v.jpg)
As the hullplating has bended inside i decided to build some frames (which would be build anyway) to keep it in de right shape.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_details_02v.jpg)
Came back from the last voyage on papers, so it was about time to start working on the bunkerstations, and so i did. Here the first pipe has been mounted.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_details_01v.jpg)
And this is the amount of light to make it able to attach the hoses.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 23, 2009, 04:46:27 PM
Started thinking about the bunkerstation, and also worked out those thoughts:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_bunkerboot_01v.jpg)
Launch of the bunkerboat to refuel the Well Enhancer and my other bigger models.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_bunkerboot_02v.jpg)
Deck on it, still loose, as i probebly will add some lights to it as well.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_bunkerboot_03v.jpg)
What is a bunkerboat without a crew? Well, the same as a bunker without any fuel, so here is some crew.
Will also add a wheelhouse soon, and some bollards to moore the boat.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_hulpbootjes_01v.jpg)
To protect the bunkerboat from being sandwiched between Well Enhancer and the shore i decided to make some mooring-barges as well. They will help getting forces to the shore.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 24, 2009, 01:55:58 PM
One more photo from yesterday:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-23_boeg_01v.jpg)
Painted the foc'sle deck.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 26, 2009, 03:59:14 PM
Finally some more progress:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-26_achterdek_01v.jpg)
The bollards have been painted. The brass bar laying on the deck will be used to make "bins" for the ropes pretty soon.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-26_boeg_01v.jpg)
On the bow it's the same story.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 26, 2009, 10:12:23 PM
Some more progress:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-26_mal_01v.jpg)
Made the mold for the "bins" for the ropes as far as i could \, but i don't yet know how i can keep the upper ring in place while soldering the lot together.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-26_mal_02v.jpg)
And here it is as far as i'm finished with it.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: nhp651 on April 26, 2009, 10:50:48 PM
 really i'm trying to get in contact with girls, but i do that by a rather differnent way, more like starting talking a bit, and to do that their isn't much time needed.


you take it from me,Tweety.......at your age young man, the last thing you want or need as a girl to sap your energy and enthusiasm in life.
not only do they put a mockers on your hobbies, but they drain your meager bank accounts.
enjoy life,
enjoy your model making, enjoy your other hobbies,
enjoy motorcycles and soft top cars, and above all.
ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM

 IT WON'T LAST LONG if you go looking for girls.
take it from someone who talks from experience,
neil. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 27, 2009, 07:19:10 AM
Hi Neil,

My wife (when i have one ok2 ) will have to accept that i build shipmodels.
I'm really not going to stop my hobby because of a nice girl.
Still haven't got any problems with it.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 27, 2009, 01:02:55 PM
YYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS I did it!!!!!
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-27_details_01v.jpg)
First ring for the "bins" for the ropes just out of the mold.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-27_details_02v.jpg)
And as it is now, 100% flat!!!!!!! I'm so happy with it!!!!! Did have a few problems with getting, and majorly keeping, the parts in position in the mold, and after all i soldered the lot together outside the mold, with a 40W soldering-thing (how do you call that thing again?), and it just worked!!!!!!
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-27_details_03v.jpg)
And here with a rope, which is the purpose of these things.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 27, 2009, 06:59:31 PM
The first "bin" for ropes has been finished:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-27_details_05v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-27_details_04v.jpg)
Some sanding to do, but appart from that it allready looks far better then i had expected.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 27, 2009, 08:23:06 PM
Hi Dan,

I've seen those things on the real ship, and they really are high, if the figure would be as tall as i am the height is perfect.
And they really don't have a crane or something like that to get the ropes out of it, how they manage to do so do i not know.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 27, 2009, 09:31:03 PM
Hi Dan,

I believe you for all the other vessels, but as i have seen the ones on Well Enhancer with my own eyes i know 100% for sure that those on Well Enhancer really are that high.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 28, 2009, 11:30:14 AM
Today my new transport-device has been delivered, and and that is now ready to get the tires filled, as those are completly empty.
This is what it looks like:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-28_bolderkar_02v.jpg)
Did it all by myself, self-timer on 10seconds, and then run to the model pick the drawing up, and hold it in the air.
The drawing show the main derrick in the correct scale, not quite small.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: cling-on-bop on April 28, 2009, 01:07:46 PM
I do not know about a BUNKER Boat, maybe convert it to a tug, it's big enough to pull the well Enhancer  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 28, 2009, 03:45:18 PM
Hi guys,

Towing the Well Enhancer? No way, she's more manouvreable then a lot of tugs, and will, when needed, and majorly when the derrick is completed, be used as salvage-vessel because Well Enhancer also has pretty much bollard-pull.
Using Josse II or Well Enhancer doesn't make any difference, they both have about the same bollard-pull, but Well Enhancer is a little bit faster, and has a larger and stronger crane, that will also be able to hiost things other then one hose.
The Josse II will get a crane which is only able to lift the hose for the refuelling.

Here are some pics of the construction of the derrick (that is the name they give it on the drawings):
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-28_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Made the lower plate of the derrick itself. The engine for turning the derrick is also glued on the plate.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-28_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
Here the rear wall of the derrick is being placed. I will try to build the derrick turned forward as much as i can to give a good idea of what comes where.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-04-28_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
And a little impression of what it will look like when finished.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 18, 2009, 04:16:55 PM
Some progress at last!!
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_boeg_01v.jpg)
Forward bulwark is being placed again, as that has been broken of.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Materials for the cilinders which will move the derrick up and down.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_schoorsteen_01v.jpg)
Placed the engine for the radar in the casing. Wiring has also been attached.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_schoorsteen_02v.jpg)
Made the deck which is to close off the casings. Like most other decks, this deck will remain removeable for easy maintaince on the engine or wiring.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_schoorsteen_03v.jpg)
And a view from a lower angle.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 18, 2009, 08:41:18 PM
More pics!!
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/P1040828v%7E0.jpg)
In the rain of photoshop :P
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Approaching in the helicopter, note the crewmember waving signals to the heli-pilot.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Overall view at day. Right now there have been added some parts of the rear bulwark as well.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_verlichting_01v.jpg)
Front deck at night with crew.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_verlichting_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_verlichting_03v.jpg)
Time to add some much brighter floodlights, the crewmembers near the rear bollards aren't quite visible.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-18_verlichting_04v.jpg)
And an overall view at night.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 19, 2009, 02:24:31 PM
Some more pics:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-19_verschansing_01v.jpg)
Rear bulwark is getting more shape.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-19_verschansing_02v.jpg)
First piece of bulwark on the round part of the stern.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-19_verschansing_03v.jpg)
First piece of bulwark to reach total height.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-19_verschansing_04v.jpg)
Bulwarks also make it harder to attach the ropes firmly, so i made 2 panamalocks (Is that correct English word?).
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-19_aangemeerd_01v.jpg)
Moored at day.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 19, 2009, 03:20:42 PM
Just made the dicision to remove the paint on the hull this winter, in order to be able to paint the shape of the plates caused by the welding of the frames.
Every time i look at the parts of the hull that still have that i think like, well this is the most realistic part of the hull, and the effect also makes her look better as well.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on May 19, 2009, 03:25:34 PM
josse, rather than go for individual plates, best option would be sand her smooth and spray her, she'll look far better
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 19, 2009, 03:40:35 PM
Hi Ghost,

The idea is to paint one line per frame in the hull.
Doing this will be much better by painting with hand, as i will need a huge amount of tape to keep the paint on the right place when spraying.
When the paint has been removed i will first draw lines on the hull were the frames are, and then paint on those lines.
After waiting a few minutes the second layer (which will be a little bit wider) will be applied.
That process will continu untill the paint covers the the entire hull.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: andyn on May 19, 2009, 03:41:56 PM
You will then end up with ghastly paint build up lines on the hull. Do it properly, sand it down as ghost says, and spray it.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 19, 2009, 04:45:25 PM
Hi Andyn,

I've done it before on this model, and it really looks great, far better then a perfectly smooth hull.
Because i apply the layers of paint while the previous layer is still wet the paint will make a nicely smooth shape, and applying thin layers also helps a lot to have a realistic result.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: andyn on May 19, 2009, 04:54:47 PM
If you do that you will end up with drag streaks from the brush. If you don't believe me, send a PM to either Stavros or Bill D203, Stav's the master painter around here, and Bill works in spray booths for a living...

I've been making model kits since I was 3, so I know a thing or two about painting.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: dan on May 19, 2009, 04:57:42 PM
hi josse,
i did this today using spray paint. it has left a nice crisp clean line with not to much tape used.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: andyn on May 19, 2009, 05:03:33 PM
And I did this :-))

Second photo was with an airbrush.

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/DSCN3061.jpg)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/DSCN3333.jpg)
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on May 19, 2009, 05:51:40 PM
josse, a FANTASTIC finish can be gained with spray tins, as long as the sanding is done right.  ALL My boats are sprayed except the RTR's, whicg are color injected plastic moulding.

sand the hull smooth as you can get it, then spray the hull with primer, prefferable the same color as the real ships anti fouling paint, (red oxide in the case of Well Enhancer), let it dry, then add 2 or 3 more coats.  once that has dried, get your local newspaper, mask off the hulls lower area, lay a layer of tape, then tape the newspaper to the layer of tape and spray the top color, allow to dry and then add a few more coats, letting it dry between coats.

once the paint is dry, apply a HIGH GLOSS clear laquer then any waterslide transfers, then add the satin finish.  trust me Josse.  :)   

Nordie's paint job is also sprayed, though the surface wasn't perfect, as a result all the pits and blemishes show through, however that is MY FAULT for not doing a proper job.  Andyn, she's coming to Wicksteed so you will get to see it

A respray of Celestia is planned for later on this year, I'll post a stage by stage walk through for ya
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 19, 2009, 06:02:09 PM
Hi guys,

My point is not that spraying gives a bad result, and also not that spraying the normal way needs much tape, but i want to see where the frames are, as that is visible on the real ship as well too.
When the frames of a real ship are being placed, they weld them against the hull. Because of the temperature changes the plates bend, and that is what i want to make visible.
When i would do that with spray i would need to put tape between every single frame, so i'll be doing it by hand, and not using a spray.
Non of the models you guys showed me have the effect i want to see on my model.
Your models are too smooth for being realistic, real workships don't have a smooth hull.

Here's a drawing showing the effect i want to make:
(http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/attachments/2/3/5/4/9/8/a2532410-34-Huidkromming.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 19, 2009, 09:57:16 PM
Hi guys,

This ship still hasn't entered service.
zthe hull-plating you showed is from world war II and before, no welding is used.
This ship has no visible ends of the plates, but the plates are bended inwards due to the heat of welding, and that really is visible.
Don't tell me i'm wrong, i've been standing aboard the ship on dayley basis, and i've done this trick on this model before, with great result, so i know what i'm doing.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 21, 2009, 03:27:21 PM
Some more pics:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-20_verlichting_05v.jpg)
With big floodlights on, which are now running on 12V to make it easier for the 6 V battery, so that the lights will all give a reasonable amount of light.
All the big floodlights and the searchlights will have bulbs, the other lights will be replaced by LED's, as there is allready being taken more then 2Amps only for the lights, and that is more then the engine's at full power.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-21_romp_01v.jpg)
Bulwark on the stern under construction and also painted to protect the wood.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-05-21_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Derrick needs to be strong, so i've been adding some frames inside the derrick.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on May 21, 2009, 04:34:40 PM
getting there, though the holes need to be filled and treated and the entire structure needs to be smoothed off.  also you need to pay some attention to the paint on the hull, GET IT SMOOTH  before you paint :D
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 21, 2009, 05:24:22 PM
Hi Ghost,

As this is a workship some damage to the hull is affordeable, as the real ships also hit things quite often, and there is mostly not being done quite much to repair the damage, and especially not when their at sea.
This hull is in my opinion smooth enough to be realistic.
The bulwarks and superstructure will need more sanding and filling.
Paint is needed to make the filler hold better.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: ZZ56 on May 22, 2009, 02:16:53 AM
Josse, what kind of filler are you using? Most products sold as wood fillers are fine for taking out dents but dont' have any water resistance.  If you're using a two-part epoxy putty as a filler, then maybe it will have water resistance, but either way, paint under filler is a bad idea.  If the paint separates from the wood it will take the filler and everything on top of that with it.

I have tried out two kinds of filler, Elmer's (tub) and LePage (tube), and the Elmer's stuff does not like to stick to wood.  What i do is apply it with a bent butter knife, pushing it down into gaps and hollows, then wet my finger and run it over the top to smooth out the surface.  then i leave it for an hour before sanding it smooth. The tube of LePage is much thinner and goes on better but i find using the putty knife gives me a better surface with less effort.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Bunkerbarge on June 18, 2009, 04:33:38 PM
Gents, and ladies, I have now trimmed this thread back to mainly the original build posts by Tweety.  I think we are all aware that it had become a bit hijacked so we owe it to Tweety to allow him the freedom to build his model and post it here for us all to comment on in a supportive and if necessary constructive way.

I apologise for all the posts I've removed that were well meaning but I'm sure you all understand that we need to get this back to a build thread.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Garabaldy on October 15, 2009, 12:50:29 PM
Hi Tweety,

I saw the well enhancer (dam sure it was her) in aberdeen harbour the other week.  She is big red and shiny!
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 05, 2009, 09:14:05 PM
Time for a new update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-05_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Bottom end of the frame under construction.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-05_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
Starting to get the right shape.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-05_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
The frame on it's future place.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-05_hijskraan_04v.jpg)
The first plate is attached.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-05_hijskraan_05v.jpg)
This is what it looks like right now.
One of the sides will be used as a hatch so i can come in it for maintance.

I'm also working on the hull again, as that wasn't quite smooth enough yet.
As i still don't want it to be really smooth i have allready bought some very thin planks of wood which i will round of on the edges so it will look like the plates are bended inwards.
Also the new outer superstructure (made of Evergreen) is under construction, and it really is a big improvemement.
Pics of the sanding and filling and new superstructure will come later on.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 08, 2009, 07:02:52 PM
Here are some more photo's:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-06_hijskraan_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-06_hijskraan_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-06_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
Crane in place.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-06_hijskraan_04v.jpg)
Put the servo on a turnable plate, but this will be changed soon to make room for a new working method.

Given a workshop in church last friday, and this was result at the end of the evening:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-06_workshop_01v.jpg)
The people who did the workshop hadn't any experience with modelbuilding.

Here is episode II of the cranehouse:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-08_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Attempt 2 to build the cranehouse.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-08_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
My first better quality soldering work, still can be done much better though.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 09, 2009, 11:20:19 AM
Here are some more photo's:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-08_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
First 2 plates soldered together.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-08_hijskraan_04v.jpg)
The inside.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-09_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Front plate of the crane-house under construction, holes for the cilinders are allready drilled.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-09_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
After cuting out the plate i soldered it on the other parts.
As the bars are braking loose all the time i will first add plates and then the bars.

Groetjes Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 09, 2009, 06:47:14 PM
And another update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-09_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
Did some more work on the cranehouse.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-09_hijskraan_04v.jpg)
Cranehouse besides the now controlled (but weirdly not working) servo.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-09_hijskraan_05v.jpg)
Made a bottom-plate of Evergreen, and glued the lot in place.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-09_overzicht_01v.jpg)
And last but not least an overall view.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 13, 2009, 04:24:51 PM
Some more progress:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-13_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Put the crane-arm further back together.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-13_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
But by far not finished.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-13_overzicht_01v.jpg)
And an overall view.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 15, 2009, 09:00:49 PM
Been working on Well Enhancer again, so time for some pics:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-14_Tweety_01v.jpg)
Tweety has been paying a visite to my room again last night.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-14_Tweety_04v.jpg)
"What kind of things are those crazy people on those weird forums building?"
I was looking for updates, and as Tweety is interested in everything she also started looking at the updates.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-14_Tweety_05v.jpg)
Sorry for the wrong horizon on the photo, as you can i was photographing with my left hand while guiding Tweety to the bow with my right hand.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-14_Tweety_06v.jpg)
Tweety on the bow as a statue like they had on the old sailing ships.

Had some help last night for finding the short circuit which stopped the engine's in the crane from working.
It turned out that i attached the wires the wrong way.
Attempt 2 last night (the first set-up went wrong as well) showed some working engine's, so today i worked on getting the engine for the winch controlled as well, and started working on the stuff needed to make the power and rotation of the engine's into movement of the crane.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-15_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
First cilinder is being made ready for operation.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-15_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
Crane-arm with new winch and hoisting-cable with temporary hook.
Towing-line is made ready for use as well.

Here's a movie of the crane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoviKbwEZEo
The crane-engine's are working!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now i need to slow down the turning of the crane.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 15, 2009, 10:06:00 PM
Twetty ... I get it now!  :-))
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 22, 2009, 03:38:06 PM
Used the beautiful weather to grind the hull:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-22_overzicht_01v.jpg)
After the grinding with P80 paper on the machine.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-22_overzicht_02v.jpg)
Here some more thickness needed to be removed then the hull had, so i suddenly had a hole in my boat.
The hole has yet been fixed.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-22_overzicht_03v.jpg)
The stern has been robbed down as well, but has majorly got some filler.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-22_overzicht_04v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-22_overzicht_05v.jpg)
A frame came out of the hull here as it was to big and accactly in between an intersection of 2 plates of plywood.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-22_overzicht_06v.jpg)
Bulb has been filled as well.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 25, 2009, 10:00:07 PM
Tiny little update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-25_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Started with the end-plate of the crane-arm a few weeks ago, but in order to save the drills it took quite some time to complete it.
Today i did the last bits and pieces, and then soldered the first of the 2 plates on the crane-arm.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-25_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
The crane-arm defenatly is the highest point when turned up to highest point.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 27, 2009, 11:48:20 AM
Another small update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-27_romp_01v.jpg)
Did some more grinding on the hull.
After that i've added the first frame, which will be used for testing this method.
When the glue has dried i will grind it in shape.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-27_romp_02v.jpg)
View on the side of the first frame.
Makes a nice straight line down to the keel, which is like it should be.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 27, 2009, 03:07:55 PM
Another update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-27_romp_03v.jpg)
Some more frames added.
To get the lot in shape i will some molds which will get some sanding-paper on it to make it easier to get the right shape.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-27_romp_04v.jpg)
Rear end of the part with the bigger framespacing.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-27_romp_05v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-11-27_romp_06v.jpg)
I've tried to get the shape in it by grinding, but that turned to be very tough.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 02, 2009, 07:52:36 PM
Because of a visit of Tweety i'll post a photo-update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_Tweety_02v.jpg)
"Lets taste what material this platform is made of".
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_Tweety_03v.jpg)
"Hello, anybody home here?"
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_Tweety_04v.jpg)
"Then i'll check the window".
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_Tweety_05v.jpg)
"If there is anyone inside how could he possible get out of there through that tiny little door? That isn't possible".
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_Tweety_06v.jpg)
"I'll see if i can make that door bigger".
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_Tweety_07v.jpg)
"Stupid photographers, stop flashing, i'm starting te be blind because of all that light".
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_Tweety_08v.jpg)
"A surprise? Is the hull starting to look really very realistic after all then?"
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02v.jpg)
"Those doors need to be much bigger".

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_overzicht_01v.jpg)
An overall photo.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-02_hobby-ruimte_01v.jpg)
Most work is done on my room right now, was pretty much about time, it was a real mess.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 06, 2009, 09:18:59 PM
Time for an update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-04_electronica_01v.jpg)
Placed the ESC nearer to the engine's so there is more room for other electronics.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-04_romp_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-04_romp_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-06_scheepshoorn_01v.jpg)
This is the set-up of the control of the foghorn.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-06_scheepshoorn_02v.jpg)
The arrangement of the lot.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-06_scheepshoorn_03v.jpg)
The foghorn has been tested, and it works.
As the purpose of the foghorn right now only is telling others there is danger or morse-codes there is needed to be a "morselight" attached to the foghorn-control, which will also be so on this model.
Here's a movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLFX5a1xAcI
What is there being said be means of signals?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 11, 2009, 12:58:05 PM
Another update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_romp_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_overzicht_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_sfeer_01v.jpg)
Some light-strings hang on the superstructure for fun.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_sfeer_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_sfeer_03v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_sfeer_04v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_sfeer_05v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-08_sfeer_06v.jpg)
Rush-hour is over here.
I've heard rumours that they serve pretty tasty food.

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-10_verlichting_01v.jpg)
Starting to get in the X-mas-mood, so i wanted to do something with lights.
As most of the lighting will require some grinding work in order to attach it to a power-source i decided to start with the searchlights as they will stand on the top deck and don't have that problem.
Here the LED with back-plate is being glued on the tube.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-11_mal_01v.jpg)
The mold for grinding the planks in the right shape.
The first test is succesful, but the pics i made don't show the shape quite that well, so those pics will come later.
Maybe some paint will help.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-11_zoeklicht_01v.jpg)
Made the first support for the light.
I think the result isn't quite that bad.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-11_zoeklicht_02v.jpg)
These parts will keep the light in place.
For height-control i will use a rod in the wires that power the LED.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on December 13, 2009, 03:13:45 PM
Josse, will you actually concentrate on one part of the build before moving onto the next stage!
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 27, 2009, 11:25:17 AM
Finally some more progress!!
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Work on the hull goes to fast for the glue to dry, so i continued work on the superstructure.
Here 1 of the sidewalls is kept in position so i can tonight light up the places where the windows are coming.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Placed the rear wall which will keep the other walls in place as soon as it is glued to them.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_romp_01v.jpg)
This photo shows quite well what i'm going to do with the planks, though this bit also is work in progress.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_romp_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_03v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 27, 2009, 05:05:41 PM
Another update!
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_03v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_04v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_05v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_06v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_07v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_08v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_09v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_10v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_14v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_sfeer_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_sfeer_02v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_11v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_12v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_13v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_05v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_08v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_09v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_10v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_11v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_12v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_overzicht_13v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_boeg_01v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_boeg_02v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 27, 2009, 10:09:40 PM
Last update for today:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_14v.jpg)
Added another platfrom.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_15v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_16v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_17v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_opbouw_18v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_tautwire_01v.jpg)
Platform for the tautwire.
The tautwire needs some wiring for possible future use (exact use will remain secret for now on), but this might be too few wires.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_tautwire_02v.jpg)
Platform is properly in position pretty quickly.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-27_tautwire_03v.jpg)
Pretty much crew to check if all goes well.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 28, 2009, 03:50:08 PM
Update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Made the inner part of the cilinder fit inside the outer tube.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_mast_01v.jpg)
Started removing the lights from the mast so i can place the new LED's.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_mast_02v.jpg)
A half mast.........
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Started making the new walls tougher.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_02v.jpg)
A lot of crew checking the progress.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_03v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Checking if things really are straight.

Yesterday i also removed the captains guns, he really wont need them at all.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 28, 2009, 09:07:24 PM
Update:
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Added the second knuckle and the first 2 frames.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_06v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_07v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_opbouw_08v.jpg)
Finished the work on the horizontal strengthenings.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_romp_01v.jpg)
Lot's of work done on the frames.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_romp_02v.jpg)
To show just how big the real ship is i put an officer under the bow.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_romp_03v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_romp_04v.jpg)
That's more like it, more up to date.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_romp_05v.jpg)
Added some reinforcement.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_romp_06v.jpg)

(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_romp_07v.jpg)
Calling the fireman, something went wrong.
Unfortunatly someone forgot to make pics of what went wrong.............
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_overzicht_01v.jpg)
2 overall photo's.
(http://albums.modelbrouwers.nl/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2009-12-28_overzicht_02v.jpg)
This is what she looks like now.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: andyn on December 28, 2009, 09:54:17 PM
Ok, I give up, what are the planks for?
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on December 28, 2009, 10:27:32 PM
I have been looking through you build log  and am thinking you are doing a great job for a scratch build  O0 Looks to me like a SMIT ROTTERDAM model between the boats  in the last set of photos.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to learning from you.

Jim.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 29, 2009, 06:06:02 AM
Thanks Boater.

Hi Andyn,

It's pretty hard to explain, so i think it's best to wait till i start sanding it in the right shape.
By that time i'll see if i can find a photo of the real ship showing the effect which i'm allowed to post (most of the pics i have aren't allowed to be posted).

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on December 29, 2009, 06:31:56 PM
josse, I have spotted a big problem,

how are you going to glaze?
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 29, 2009, 06:41:41 PM
The glass will come at the inside, and the wood will be made in the right shape to make it fit.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on December 29, 2009, 06:43:59 PM
would have been easier to put the glazing to the back face of the outer cladding you are putting on. 
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 29, 2009, 06:45:46 PM
That is excactly what i want to do.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: The long Build on December 29, 2009, 06:50:22 PM
That is excactly what i want to do.

Greetings Josse

???
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: andyn on December 29, 2009, 07:47:27 PM
 {-)
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: DickyD on December 29, 2009, 07:52:58 PM
Lost me ?  {:-{
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 24, 2010, 06:56:31 PM
Finally a proper update again:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-21_brug_01v.jpg)
Fixed the wheelhouse.
The wheelhouse has smashed quite a lot of times against the shore during a heavy-weather test during which a bad connection between a fuse and it's attachement caused the main engine's to stop working.
In the end the stern had quite a lot of water inside, while the mid- and front compartments were completly dry.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-21_Dive-area_01v.jpg)
Fixed the breakwater again.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-21_stuurarm_01v.jpg)
A heavy-weather test caused a steering-lever to break, so i tried to fix it, but that didn't work.
Therefore i ordered some gearwheels to make it able to steer again.
I also ordered a nice kit to make the lights start up like real floodlights, as that saves me delivery-costs.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-24_printplaat_01v.jpg)
All needed components for making the floodlights start up like real floodlights.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-24_printplaat_02v.jpg)
IC has been mounted.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-24_printplaat_03v.jpg)
Soldered the lot with shaking hands.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-24_printplaat_04v.jpg)
Just 1 hour of soldering was enough to finish this little project.
A test showed me that it doesn't work properly, as the lights keep burning, rather then flashing a few times before starting to burn continuosly like real floodlights do.

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-24_stuurmachine_01v.jpg)
The new gearwheels are way to small.
Plan B is to build a gearbox.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-04-24_stuurmachine_02v.jpg)
Gearbox under construction.
The Azipods will now turn much faster then before due to the different reduction.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: More Coffee on April 28, 2010, 02:28:47 AM
Keep at it Josse..Rome wasnt built in a day .. :-))

Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 06, 2010, 08:24:31 PM
Hello guys,

The Well Enhancer can steer again!!!!!!!!
After having broken a steeringlever after a heavy-weather test i started fixing the steering mechanism, and also improve it.
Today i managed to get the servo's in position under the main deck, with gearwheels directly attached to them.

Some pics of other progress:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-05_mast_01v.jpg)
The new legs for the new mast.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-06_mast_01v.jpg)
New topplate for the new mast under construction.
The new mast will be build outside the model so i have clear access to every place where i need to be.
First i'll solder the entire mast together, and then the wires will be put in.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-06_mast_02v.jpg)
Dryfit with the first parts of the new mast.
The topplate of the funnels is being build out of 3 plates due to a lack of material and because I failed to see at first that the topplate is wider at full length then just only the width of the funnels.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-06_mast_03v.jpg)
A dryfit on board.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on May 08, 2010, 12:28:38 PM
Quote
The wheelhouse has smashed quite a lot of times against the shore during a heavy-weather test during which a bad connection between a fuse and it's attachement caused the main engine's to stop working.In the end the stern had quite a lot of water inside, while the mid- and front compartments were completly dry

you were lucky not to loose the boat.

keep at the work Josse, but remember what advide you are being given.  have you finished the hull yet?
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 09, 2010, 08:44:22 AM
Hi Ghost,

Work on the hull is still in progress.
Yesterday i removed some more planks from the hull just after sailing with her.
The problem is that working on the hull needs to be done outside, and takes quite some time, and that time is a big problem to me due to my internship.
Because i do want to build on her i'm working on smaller, less time consuming parts of her.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 14, 2010, 05:59:47 PM
Time for an update again:

Since last octobre i'm working for a company that makes teamphoto's of youth-sportteams, majorly football.
Yesterday i went photographing at a competition, and managed to photograph 14 teams there.
That's my new record!!!
Besides that i have now photographed a total of 97 teams for the company, and at 100 teams i'll get an official document saying i'm a photographer!!!!

Some progress on the Well Enhancer:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-14_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Placed a plate to connect the sidewall to the rearwall.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-14_opbouw_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-14_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Placed the new plate, and also added a front wall.
The first piece of the ventilation-shaft is also visible here.
When that is finished the Evergreen plates will be all around the wood.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-14_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Took Tweety with me to my room, hoping she would start investigate the model.
Unfortunatly  she didn't come closer then this.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-14_overzicht_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-14_overzicht_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-05-14_platen_01v.jpg)
Where to store such big plates when your room is already crowded?
That's right, underneath your models, they will also keep the plates straight.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: iantype-r on May 31, 2010, 04:48:41 PM
Great project, looking forward to completion pics
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on May 31, 2010, 08:03:31 PM
Completion pics will be here in a few years, there is still very much work to do.

After the summer-holiday i'll go to a shipbuilding course at a higher lvl then i do right now.
That will hopefully mean that i'll need ti study quite a lot leaving little time for modelbuilding.

As my room needed to be cleaned up i've decided to also make it more of a bedroom with workshop then a workshop with a bed in it.
To do so i've bought some nice lights (4 of them are chaning colours, made by Ikea) and my bed will be adjasted such then i can use it both as bed and as couch.
Right now the work on my room is getting priority, so modelbuilding will have to wait a little longer.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 30, 2010, 06:51:26 PM
Finally some pics again!!
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-06-30_achterdek_01v.jpg)
Materials stored on the rear deck like it would be done on the real ship.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-06-30_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Wuppies and Beesies (those orange and blue creatures made because of the world cup football) are watching while the first part of the new mast is being dryfitted.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-06-30_opbouw_02v.jpg)
People from the shipyard working hard on this dryfit, while being encoureged by the Wuppies and Beesies.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-06-30_overzicht_01v.jpg)
And an overall view.

Yesterday i've received my papers for graduation!!!!
After the summer-holiday follows the high school (one step under university)!!!!!!

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on July 26, 2010, 04:40:33 PM
Here are some more pics:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Overall view of the sanding and filling work of today.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_reddingsboot_01v.jpg)
Today i've made a start with the lifeboats.
Because i want to make these working as well i decided it would be best to make them out of fibreglass only, so i've started to make a plug.
I hope i'll be able to use the nice weather in the summer to complete the 4 hulls.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_reddingsboot_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_reddingsboot_03v.jpg)
First frame alongside the keel.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_reddingsboot_04v.jpg)
First frame mounted on the keel.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_romp_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_romp_02v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on July 26, 2010, 08:57:20 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_reddingsboot_05v.jpg)
This lifeboat has room for 61 persons.
Like i did while looking at the real one the model makes me wonder how that many people can possibly fit in it.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-26_reddingsboot_06v.jpg)
Unfortunatly all i have to build these boats is the shape of the keel and same pics on which the lifeboats aren't quite that well visible.
Therefore i decided to build the bow and stern from balsa-wood so i would have a better chance on getting the shape correct.
Here the first block of balsa has been glued to the bow and has been giving about the right shape.
I will fill and sand the entire boat as soon as the planking is done to make it look like a fibreglass hull which the real ones are too.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on July 30, 2010, 02:53:08 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-30_reddingsboot_01v.jpg)
The lifeboat with 61 crewmembers in front of it.
This amount of crewmembers should be able to fit inside this lifeboat, but it looks very small for so many people.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-30_reddingsboot_02v.jpg)
First block of the stern glued to the hull.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-30_reddingsboot_03v.jpg)
This is what it looks like aboard the Well Enhancer.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-30_reddingsboot_04v.jpg)
The second block has also been placed.
The last 2 blocks have also been placed and brought into shape, but i don't have any pics of that.
This boat is now waiting for the first layer of filler.
Meanwhile i've printed the drawings for 2 other types of lifeboats, and the first of these types of boats is already under construction:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-30_hyperbaric_lifeboat_01v.jpg)
This is the hyperbaric lifeboat which has a pressurized cabin for 18 divers and room for 4 crewmembers.
The divers can enter the boat through an airlock in the bottom.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-07-30_hyperbaric_lifeboat_02v.jpg)
Here the keel and deck have been glued together.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 03, 2010, 02:34:12 PM
Here's an update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-01_hyperbaric_lifeboat_01v.jpg)
The hyperbaric-lifeboat has got the first piece of it's frame.
The rest is also placed, but i don't have any pics of that.

I've been ill for a little more then a week now, and that has forced me to stop working on my models.
Today i restarted the work, while my dad was sanding and painting a door near the place where i was working.
Here is the result of a nice afternoon on the roof-terrace with my dad:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_achterdek_01v.jpg)
The reardeck has been sanded, but because it's very clear that more filling and sanding will be needed here i didn't paint the deck.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_overzicht_01v.jpg)
The hull after having applied the primer.
This is a much better paint-result then i used to have, but next time i'll most likely use an airbrush.
I allready have a starters-airbrush, which will be used to paint the hull after having it sanded and filled again.
It will take quite some time to finish the paintwork with that airbrush, but i think it will look even better then this.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_overzicht_02v.jpg)
Last but not least, the other side of the hull.
I've worked much more on this side of the hull, and that has resulted in a much better finish so far.
Still, also this side needs a little more attention.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 03, 2010, 05:08:10 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
The cilinder which is to turn the crane-arm up and down is attached to a disk so i can drive it later on using the servo underneath it.
It this point i don't know how i can firmly connect the 2 disks to get a flexible connection, so does any of you guys have an idea how i can do this?
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
Does anyone know a good way to firmly secure the threaded wire to the disk which is used to drive it?
Both disks have been supplied with the servo's and are most likely made of a plastic which is very hard to glue.

Some other progress:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_mast_01v.jpg)
The deck atop of the funnels is being made in the right shape.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_mast_02v.jpg)
First i've cut away the not needed parts to get the deck in the right shape.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_mast_03v.jpg)
4 legs on their place.
I'll align them better using the decks which are coming higher up in the mast.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_mast_04v.jpg)
The lot soldered together.
Their is still a piece of deck to come at the rear of the deck, as this part isn't wide enough.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_mast_05v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 03, 2010, 05:43:26 PM
can i have a close look at the hull please Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 03, 2010, 06:19:32 PM
Hi Ghost,

A closer look at the hull will come later on.
I allready have found quite some spots that need more filling and sanding, so i'll do that first.
The primer has helped me to find more spots that aren't smooth yet.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 03, 2010, 07:59:55 PM
once you have the finish smooth, (trust us on this), you will have a better finish, in fact it looks better now than it did with those faux ribs that you tried.  spray the hull in 3 or 4 coats of "red oxide" colour primer, this colour is practically the same colour as what they use for antifouling paint on full size ships.  

then lay on your red colour, at a guess, a red similar to  Deutsche Bahn red will suit it.  to get the waterline level, lay the ship on a flat surface, if you have some lego blocks wooden profiles, or dead batteries,  lay them down alongside the keel if your boat is not flat bottomed, pushing them inwards until your boat is level, however if she is flat bottomed, just lay ot on the bench.  

Measure up the hull, 50mm, 75mm or what ever it is meant to be on a block of  waste timber, say 50mm x 50mm x 100mm and DRILL a hole through it horizontal, and insert a sharp pencil through it then tape it in place.  run the pencil down the hull from bow to stern.  With that done, get some masking tape and news paper.  tape the masking tape half overlap to the news print, so half of the tape is holding the news paper, and use that.  holding the tape at the bow, gently pull it towards the hull, keeping it to the waterline you marked. once this is done, mask up the upper deck and spray.  Because your boat has a slight twist in it, I suggest you do the waterline 5 to 10mm lower than it should be so its not so visable when on display, but ballast to how she SHOULD be, only drawback will she'll look deeper than she really is

once it starts to look like its going to dry, remove the tape.  This is how I did ALL my dual colour hulls
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 03, 2010, 09:20:31 PM
Hi Ghost,

Thanks for the tips.
Do you mean Deutsche Bundes Bahn red, or just Deutsche Bahn?

Last update for today:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_mast_06v.jpg)
First platform in the mast is being build.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_mast_07v.jpg)
It's getting late here so i needed to stop drilling after having drilled just 1 hole.
After that i've made some preparations for going on with this work later on.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_overzicht_03v.jpg)
The paint was dry, so i started sanding.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_overzicht_04v.jpg)
This still isn't very good, here filler will have to be used.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_overzicht_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_overzicht_06v.jpg)
The stern had been sanded before i started painting, but i didn't make any pics of that yet.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-03_overzicht_07v.jpg)
After the sanding i've put her back on my room, and there i've applied some more filler.
That's it for today.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 04, 2010, 03:55:06 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-04_mast_01v.jpg)
Drilled some more holes.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-04_mast_02v.jpg)
Platform in postition.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-04_mast_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-04_mast_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-04_mast_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-04_overzicht_01v.jpg)
The hull after more sanding and filling.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-04_overzicht_02v.jpg)
Turned the hull around so i can fill and sand this side as well.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 08, 2010, 06:27:53 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_boeg_01v.jpg)
The forward bulwark was being replaced and it's best to do so before applying a new layer of paint.
Therefore i've removed the front bulwark, and will replace that with a new Evergreen version later on, but as the far from smooth frontdeck is now easy accessable (is that spelled correct?) i decided to first make the front deck smooth.
This is the first layer of filler.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_boeg_02v.jpg)
Second layer of the sheerstreak has been placed.

Some pics of my room which is getting some new furniture:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-05_kamer_01.jpg)
My bed has been replaced, but before i could do that i needed to remove the old one.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-05_kamer_02.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-05_kamer_03.jpg)
New bed.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-05_kamer_04.jpg)
The workbench.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 08, 2010, 07:56:11 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_heli_01v.jpg)
The Sea King has got the last rotorblades.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_heli_02v.jpg)
2 Helo's ready for take-off.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_opbouw_01v.jpg)
The lower deck of the superstructure has been adjasted for the new deck.
Their will come a new deck made of Evergreen which is to have the right thickness for detailing.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_opbouw_02v.jpg)
The other side.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_romp_01v.jpg)
Plates of Evergreen are being glued on the existing wooden parts.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_romp_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_romp_03v.jpg)
With the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_overzicht_01v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 09, 2010, 12:30:15 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-08_toren_01v.jpg)
I wanted to have the electrics get to the platform in a different way then over the top of the platform.
Therefore i drilled a hole underneath it to get the electrics through, and then i attached new wires.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_boeg_01v.jpg)
Took the boat outside for some filling and sanding.
First i removed the bollards as they were in the way for using the sanding-machine.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_boeg_02v.jpg)
Another layer of filler.
This is starting to look better yet.
Later on i'll sand and fill this bit even more, but the hull will also get more work done.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_boeg_03v.jpg)
In order to be able to place the still to build anchorwinch (which will be working) i needed something like a hatch to get underneath the foc'sle.
That's why i made this hole in the frontpeakbulkhead.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_opbouw_01v.jpg)
The new plate for the superstructure under construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Windows are being cut out.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_opbouw_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_01v.jpg)
And an overall view.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 09, 2010, 06:36:49 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_romp_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_boeg_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_boeg_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_06v.jpg)
Marked the spots that needed more filler.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_07v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_08v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_romp_01v.jpg)
This part wasn't all to good, but is now being improved.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Prophet on August 10, 2010, 01:00:57 AM
quick question , what 'filler' are you using? not house hold wall filler right? that stuffs real heavy and dont flex at all instead it will crack and well pull huge section off.......  .. if you are ... try using car body filler its much better , water proof, sands smoother , tough and light once dryied
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 10, 2010, 06:45:09 AM
Hi Prohpet,

Thanks for the advise.
As it is too late for this hull i'll keep it in mind for the next parts.
The hull is now smooth, only 2 or 3 spots that need just a little bit extra.
Fortunatly weight isn't much of a problem on this model thanks to her size.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Prophet on August 10, 2010, 12:16:59 PM
to protect the hull from cracking i would epoxy and apply matt tissue on the hull this should stop the majority of damage over time to the plaster as well as seal the plaster
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 10, 2010, 04:33:10 PM
More epoxy?
That's allready under a few layers of filler.
The wood of the hull is full of G4 as i have applied way to much of that.
I'd say more epoxy won't be needed.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 11, 2010, 09:59:54 AM
I got pics for you!!!
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_09v.jpg)
First 2 pics of after the filling and sanding 2 days ago.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-09_overzicht_10v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_01v.jpg)
Today's the big day!!!!!!!
Well Enhancer has got her primer applied!!!!!!!
Here i'm busy doing just that.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_07v.jpg)
Jobs done for now.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_08v.jpg)
The can had enough paint for only 1,5 layers, so i've emptied it by adding more paint over the blank wood.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_09v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_10v.jpg)
The bulwarks first need to be fixed permanently (they frequently break loose) before i can make them really smooth.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_verven_11v.jpg)
And last but not least the foc'sle.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 11, 2010, 07:41:29 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_aandrijving_01v.jpg)
New attempt to fix the steering mechanism.
Hopefully this will be reliable.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_Tweety_01v.jpg)
On request some pics of Tweety aboard the Well Enhancer.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_Tweety_02v.jpg)
Last photo for this time.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 12, 2010, 01:07:41 PM
Got some good news: yesterday i've tried to fix the steering mechanism, and it works!!!!!!!!!
The glue and nails that attach the gearwheel to the servo's is holding firmly, and as 1 of the servo's allready had a usefull foundation i was able to fix that to the deck, and now the first schottel is operational again!!!!!!
The second one still needs a new foundation, but that will be done today.
Because it's raining from time to time here i can't paint today, so know i'm able to work on the propulsion.
That's the advantage of the bad weather.

Greetings, a very happy Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 13, 2010, 11:57:41 AM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-12_aandrijving_01v.jpg)
The new set-up of the servo's.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-12_boeg_01v.jpg)
Next saterday the modelbuildingclub of which i'm a member will be at an event nearby, and first i thought i could sail there, but that's only for the "childsboats" (children pay for sailing with them, Graupner Pollux is the base for those boats), and the paintwork isn't finished far enough to go sailing.
Still thinking i would soon go to sail with her i put the bollards back in place.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-12_boeg_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-12_zender_01v.jpg)
The adjastment to the transmitter to stop the schottel from getting out of control.
Hopefully this will be enough, but i can't check it out on the shore because i can't see both of the gearwheels.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-13_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
As i have found a good way to attach a servo to something else i decided to try it out on the crane.
The crane-arm had 2 parts in the wrong place (a side-piece as bottom and a bottom as side-plate), so i've first got those loose to get them in the right place.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-13_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
Meanwhile i've been looking for a suiteable solution for getting the winch connected to the servo.
In the end the best way to do so appeared to be using a shaft that fits inside the edge on the servo-disk and use a rod to make sure the winch will turn.
While i was soldering the rod to the shaft of the winch i had the servo-disk attached to it as well, but that became to hot so it melted near the rod.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-13_hijskraan_04v.jpg)
I'd say it's straight.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-13_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
The crane-arm again without any aids to keep it in shape.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 14, 2010, 07:25:26 PM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_05v.jpg)
The hull has now also got it's first 5-6 layers of red paint.
Hopefully i can tomorrow apply the Tamiya Red Dull paint for the final colour here.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_07v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_08v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_overzicht_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_overzicht_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_overzicht_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_overzicht_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_overzicht_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_overzicht_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_overzicht_07v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
This is where the engine of the mechanism for turning the crane-arm up and down will come.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
Position of the winch.

Greetings, a very happy Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 14, 2010, 07:28:47 PM
Here's a post of yesterday which i couldn't post here because of a server problem:

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
The glue on the winch is dry now, so i've decided to test the engine (a servo of which i removed the electronics to make it work as a normal engine with reduction-gearbox) and by doing that i've also got the cable hoisted in.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_01v.jpg)
Bought some new primer this morning, as red will look better on grey primer (didn't know that when i bought the first primer), and when i came back i've applied the paint.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-14_verven_04v.jpg)
That's it for now.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 15, 2010, 09:25:51 AM
Another update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-15_verven_01v.jpg)
After some light sanding and some proper cleaning i've masked the parts that i don't want to paint, and then i've sprayd the Tamiya Red Dull.
I think the resulting colour (with the red paint underneath it) is better then either the Red Dull or the red paint alone would had been.
I think this is just the right colour.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-15_verven_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-15_verven_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-15_verven_04v.jpg)
That's it for now.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Prophet on August 15, 2010, 09:37:09 AM
im not sure but i think that red needs to go further up the hull to meet the waterline have you got a plan stating where the water line is on the boat?
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 15, 2010, 10:08:22 AM
Hi Prophet,

I do have plans, but for this i've taken the pictures.
In the general arrangement the waterline is in the wrong place, but on the pics of the real ship the waterline is at the lowest point of the transom at the stern.
I measured that point (put her on a table for measuring) and marked that point.
The draught is about 6,5m.
Also at the bow the waterline is where it should be, and as it is a straight line it will be in the right place everywhere in between as well.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Prophet on August 15, 2010, 02:05:07 PM
i was just curiouse it looked a lot lower then it should thats all , i have not seen the real boat nor the plans so i was clutching at straws about the waterline as long as your happy thats all that matters  :-))
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 16, 2010, 07:57:47 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_01v.jpg)
A visiter who was looking quite closely to my model found out that most panels of the wheelhouse aren't properly aligned, causing trouble for the bridge-deck to fit.
After having seen some pics of a German modelbuilder who build a slightly similar wheelhouse of brass i decided i would do that too, and replace the old and mis-aligned wheelhouse by a proper brass one.
This is what i've started with.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_02v.jpg)
Here the first parts are cut-out at roughly the right length.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_03v.jpg)
All parts have been cut-out, but still need to be adjasted to eachother.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_04v.jpg)
First parts adjasted to fit onto eachother.
The arrows indicate which corners are ready for soldering.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_05v.jpg)
Done the first half.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_06v.jpg)
Done all corners, and soldered the lot together.
The wooden plate will be used to make everything straight.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 17, 2010, 10:44:25 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_overzicht_01v.jpg)
According to a local weatherstation there would be a few dry hours today, so yesterday afternoon i've masked the hull as preparation for the painting.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_overzicht_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_07v.jpg)
Cut the first bar out for building sky-wards, but then i couldn't think of a proper solution to fix it for soldering.
In the end it seemes to be best to mount the panels first, and use those for fixing.
The panels will stop underneath the windows as the edges of the windows will be made of square bars.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_08v.jpg)
Crew came in to check if everything is going well.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-16_stuurhuis_09v.jpg)
The inside will be made of Evergreen as the interior will be easier to be glued on it then.
I might place the panels with some hard to reach parts of the interior, but i'm not sure about that yet.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verven_01v.jpg)
After some last checks i've painted the hull.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verven_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verven_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verven_04v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 17, 2010, 04:31:58 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verwering_01v.jpg)
Paint is dry, so i went on to the next stage: weathering.
I wanted to finish the weathering before i would apply the sealing, as the paint won't last long on top of the sealing.
The weathering is hardly visible in real, the external flash i've used made it much better visible.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verwering_02v.jpg)
Just look at the pics, they'll say enough:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verwering_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verwering_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_verwering_05v.jpg)
Verder dan dit ga ik nu nog even niet, aangezien de romp dan omgedraaid moet worden.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-17_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Crew standing by for moving her to the completion-dock after highly needed maintance work in the drydock.
Unfortunatly the first thing i need to do after the weathering is completed is filling and sanding the superstructure, but after that it's gonna be fun!!!!!!!

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 17, 2010, 08:13:31 PM
josse, get your anchor chains, and a beaker of salt water, soak the anchor chains in salt water. 

on things like the anchor port, try some brown cosmetics mixed with brown citadel and tamiya rust colour
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 17, 2010, 09:01:10 PM
Hi Ghost,

Thanks for the advice, it sounds like a good idea.
When i've made the anchors i'll lay them in salt water as well to weather them.
The anchors will be made of brass, probebly filled with lead as i want to be able to anchor properly.

The weathering in the pics is just the start, it needs to be made of several layers to have more rust near it's source.
The higher holes in the hull haven't got any rust as i think that the rust will be long gone through the ports which are not far lower then those.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 17, 2010, 10:38:15 PM
malc from the blackpool club sails in salt water, his corvettes chains are seriously rusty.  you dont want a lot, just a layer of surface rust.  so just soak them for a day or so and let them dry.  they will then naturally rust on the model.  

however i have just read since i first mentioned about the rust that you want them running.  the chain that actually lowers the anchor leave that chain as-is, just simply dont clean it.  the chain visable on deck, that can be left to rust
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 18, 2010, 07:12:32 AM
Hi Ghost,

There's also something else to keep in mind for the weathering of the anchors and anchorchains.
This is a DP3 ship, which means it's propulsion can keep her in place very much more accuratly then the anchors can, and therefore they'll probebly won't use the anchors so often.
Result: little rust on the anchors.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 18, 2010, 10:24:03 AM
Update:
(http://modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_01v.jpg)
As the painting of the hull is almost ready (first the weathering needs to be finished) it's now time to make the superstructure look as good as the hull does.
Here i've replaced a side-panel as the first one was too small.
I'm planning to put in brass bars soon to strengthen the superstructure and for powersupply.
(http://modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Continued the work on the front side of the superstructure.
(http://modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_Tweety_01v.jpg)
Tweety has been on board as well today.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 18, 2010, 11:23:31 AM
Quote
When i've made the anchors i'll lay them in salt water as well to weather them.
The anchors will be made of brass, probebly filled with lead as i want to be able to anchor properly.
Brass anchors wont rust, they'll just go a nasty shade of green.  Best to weather them with a paintbrush.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 18, 2010, 11:41:45 AM
Hi Malcolm,

Yes, that's true, how could i have forgotten that......... %) %)
Then i indeed will weather them using paint.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 18, 2010, 12:17:43 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_03v.jpg)
The escape-route on the front of the superstructure still wasn't finished, so i've made some new parts to complete that.
All i need to do now is fill and sand this, and then it's ready for painting.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_04v.jpg)
At the rear of the main superstructure were still 2 ventilation-shafts to be build, so i've started making those as well.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Ventilation-shaft ready for placing.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Placed the first ventilation-shaft.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_07v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_08v.jpg)
Parts for the second ventilation-shaft.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_09v.jpg)
This one needed some help to get on the right place.
These ventilation-shafts are going through the deck underneath them, but those parts are still to be made.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 18, 2010, 03:02:47 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_10v.jpg)
I had started at the other side with adding plastic panels to make this look neat, and to make it easier to glue the new plastic decks on it.
The rear panel has now also been made of plastic as there are still 2 ventilation-shafts to come out here.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_11v.jpg)
Ventilation-shafts attached.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_12v.jpg)
The walls and shafts turned out to be not quite well aligned, but there's no decent way to correct this.
Instead i'll try to find a way to make it look like it could be done that way, for example making the lower shaft wider or give it a knuckle.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_13v.jpg)
Here i've cut out the wooden deck, and that's been replaced by a plastic deck now.
Needed to increase the height of the panels, so i've added a wooden plank.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_14v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_15v.jpg)
Another place for a lifeboat.
This is picture 1725 in the web-album.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 18, 2010, 07:13:08 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_16v.jpg)
Placed the other new deck-part.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_17v.jpg)
Another ventilation-shaft under construction.
This 1 will come at the side of the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_18v.jpg)
The same shaft in place.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_19v.jpg)
Made some new platforms.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_20v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-18_opbouw_22v.jpg)
And for now the last platform.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 19, 2010, 11:32:01 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Another ventilation-shaft under construction.
This one is a little harder then the other ones.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_opbouw_02v.jpg)
The shaft with the used glue and the captain.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Lower part placed.
Next time i'll use a higher F-number, the sharpness is now pretty low.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_opbouw_04v.jpg)
The much easier upper part under construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Entire shaft in place.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 19, 2010, 02:11:22 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_01v.jpg)
As the painting is now far enough, and all the paint has cured i went to check is the repairs on the propulsion really work.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_04v.jpg)
Steering went a lot better then before as there's no room anymore in the schottels.
The blade of the bowthruster unfortunatly isn't so well attached to it's shaft anymore, making the bowthruster useless.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_07v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-19_varen_08v.jpg)
That's it for now.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 10, 2010, 12:31:37 PM
Finaly i got some time for modelbuilding again, so here are some pics:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-10_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Finaly I managed to attached the cilinder for moving the crane-arm up and down to a servo.
At this moment I don't yet know how I will stop the upper part from turning, as the connection to the crane-arm probebly will get quite a lot of stress on it anyway, making it useless for stopping the cilinder from turning.
Therefore i'll need something in the crane-house which it can move up and down through, that isn't visible at the outside, but does stop it from turning.

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-10_opbouw_01v.jpg)
The deck on top of the dive-area has bended quite a lot, so I wanted to make that straight.
To do so I made this bar by glueing to wooding planks on top of eachother, so they'll make 1 very stiff bar.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-10_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Started strengthening the superstructure, but to do so I first needed to remove some decks, leaving the superstructure as a construction-lot.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-10_opbouw_03v.jpg)
To strengthen the corners of the plastic outer-superstructure i've made a L-profile from brass.
Therefore the strengthening is still pretty thin, but is still effective, and i can use it for passing through electricity if needed.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-10_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Attached some more reinforcements.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-10_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Here the removeable decks.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 11, 2010, 05:37:32 PM
josse, looking at the boat in the water, i think you need to move some of the ballast around to get her sitting down a bit more at the stern, she's sitting a tad nose heavy
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 11, 2010, 06:17:20 PM
Maybe putting less ballast in the bow.
Why she appears to be laying deeper with the bow do I not know, but the draught forward and aft seemed to be pretty good.
This ship should be laying a bit nose-heavy when not having cargo on board because of the huge superstructure, but this seems to be too much.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 11, 2010, 06:38:30 PM
hi Josse,

Leave the bow alone, but make the stern heavier, (either by moving the weight in the mid section further aft, OR by adding some weight to the stern section
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 11, 2010, 06:43:01 PM
When under way, the ship would be ballasted to be an even keel fore and aft, as well as getting rid of any list, so yes, either move some weight towards the stern or just add some back there.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 11, 2010, 06:45:11 PM
Hi Ghost,

The stern really is laying good, that point is really easy to see, the transom must just touch the water with it's lowest point.
The bulbous bow probebly still is a bit above the water, as it was while she was under construction as well.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 14, 2010, 06:04:53 PM
hi Josse,

your inner cabin structure is individual decks that you have slid out, this may be an answer, keeping the wheelhouse ONLY, spray the inside black, then white, then glaze it, and put some L-section on the upper edges and vertical surfaces and put a lid on ithe ship.  You could then take the internal decks and make them into a seperate model.  I found the wooden bridge i used to core Nord Icelandia is a bit heavy, I can't do anything with that without resorting to surgery, you however thanks to slide out decks can.  

For added stiffness you can always add some styrene cross braces that will act as dividers.  You can then make another hull 300mm long and open at each end to show people what the hull is like, a sort of cross section, and then use the decks with that.

Also, by removing the wooden inner decks, you will be removing a substantial ammount of weight, and so could then possibly remove some ballast from the bow without seriously affecting stability because the lighter top hasn't got the leverage of the old wooden interior
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 14, 2010, 06:46:57 PM
Hi Ghost,

Thanks for the advice.
Because the outer plates really aren't thick enough to hold anything i'll have to use inside the superstructure to make it stronger.
Besides that I also want to be able to turn on and off the lights in individual cabins for sailing at night, so there must be some cabin-structure inside.
Today i've started making the cabins which will strengthen the superstructure, but which will also be easily accessable to show some parts of the interior.
The cabins with interior are chosen such that none of them is blocking the view at another room.
The other cabins will be build together as 4 seperate parts, 1 fixed underneath the port cabins, 1 fixed underneath the starboard cabins, 1 above the port cabins and removeable, and 1 above the starboard cabins and also removeable.
Here are some pics showing the progress:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-10_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Tried to make the deck of the dive-area flat again.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-11_opbouw_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-12_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Everything ready to start sanding the decks to make them fit inside the superstructure again.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-12_opbouw_02v.jpg)
The constructionlot.
To strengthen the superstructure i'll be using the cabins with interior and the cabins with only lights that are underneath the first cabins.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-14_opbouw_01v.jpg)
This is the first cabin under construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-14_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Second cabin under construction as well.
I want to have the cabins in place pretty soon so I can put the bridge deck back in it's place.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-14_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Every cabin has a shower and toilet, and here i'm building the first wall of the bathroom.
The bathrooms won't be build, although i'm thinking about fitting 1 with a cloud of steam to hide a speaker which is to make the sound of someone singing while taking a very warm shower.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-14_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Here is the second wall of the bathroom.

Greeings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 14, 2010, 07:50:31 PM
Short update before going to bed:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-14_interieur_01v.jpg)
I couldn't believe black paint would help all to much, but as I want to have at least the walls and floors of the cabins painted before placing them I decided to paint them black first, and while I was applying the paint I noticed that the light from the 20W holagen light behind it was immediatly was being stopped by just a small and thin layer of black paint.
The difference is clealry visible in these 2 pics.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-14_interieur_02v.jpg)
The bathroom of the second cabin is also finished.
Note the enormous difference between painted black and no paint at all.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 15, 2010, 03:11:37 AM
yep josse, it doesnt take much black paint to prevent ghosting.  now as for strength, if you then glaze the superstructure and then add a second layer of styrene,it will SIGNIFICANTLY increase the strength without needing the wooden superstructure. 
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 15, 2010, 05:27:37 AM
Hi Ghost,

That was my idea too.
Before I start glazing i'll paint the outside in the right colour (but first aluminium to stop ghosting, and aluminium because I think that will have less effect underneath white paint) as I have bad experiences with painting parts with glazing in them.
By the way, strength is optained majorly by height of the strengthening, and as these cabins go almost till the centre of the ship, the height is almost as high as it could be.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 15, 2010, 03:21:11 PM
May i suggest flat black inside, then covered over in white.  Spray the OUTSIDE in Flat grey for primer, then white on top of that.

using a laminate on the inside, will improve the structure, and you will only need to do the outer cabins, this will save you time AND more importantly WEIGHT
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 15, 2010, 04:50:31 PM
Hi Ghost,

This superstructure only has outer cabins.

Weight isn't a problem on this model.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Arrow5 on October 15, 2010, 04:54:53 PM
Tweet, no matter what size of ship, model or full-scale TOPSIDE weight IS important. Ghosty is correct.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 15, 2010, 05:13:43 PM
Tweet, no matter what size of ship, model or full-scale TOPSIDE weight IS important. Ghosty is correct.

and I have found out that Styrene sheet is lighter than wood

THE HARD WAY

besides, looking through such a small window, people wont really see the detail, so making it as a seperate static model would do the cabin work better justice
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 15, 2010, 06:08:21 PM
There still is added many kg's of ballast, so I do have quite some room.

The idea is good.
Having the cabins on board or seperate won't really change much.
If I want to show the interior to someone I can easily take 1 deck of, and then the interior will be visible.
If the inside is seperate it will also need to be transported seperate as I otherwise can't use seperate lighting in every cabin.
I want to make a system that will turn on and off lights in the cabins (all of them, not just the few that will get interior) so it will look like the crew is going to bed/ reading a book/ taking a shower etc.
Therefore there allready are needed walls between all the cabins, so then it's only a very small step to add the interior.
Besides that, when the cabins are on board the model it will show even more how small the room aboard a ship is for it's crew, and to see the lot in the environment in which it is in real.
Transport of this model allready is pretty difficult, so another superstructure will be much of a problem.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 15, 2010, 06:59:39 PM
Josse, laminate the superstructure as i described earlier, and use CARD to make the internal cabins, with STYRENE decks.  the existing superstructure can be made as a super-detail as a seperate model, hell you're only going to carry it around 3 times per year anyway amd it will probably FIT ON THE DECK  
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 15, 2010, 08:03:52 PM
Hi Ghost,

Thanks for the advice.

I actually hope and plan to sail much more then 4 times a year with her.
When I have a full-time job I will go to about all the club-events there are, and that's quite a lot.

Laminating the superstructure?
You mean with fibreglass and epoxy?
I thought that styrene would meld when in contact with epoxy/ polyester.
Strengthening using the walls of the cabins (which defenatly will be placed for seperate lighting) also strengthens quite a lot, so I don't yet see a reason for laminating.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 16, 2010, 01:03:28 AM
but you're only going to take the super detil module 3 times. 
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 16, 2010, 06:19:28 AM
That will also apply for the extra superstructure, and as that takes up too much room in the car, and as it in the end still is for the fun of building i'll go for the super detail inside the superstructure.
Besides, if I need to choose between ballast and batteries or an extra superstructure it won't be hard which one i'll choose, batteries and ballast.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on October 16, 2010, 06:49:17 PM
carry it on the deck :) i suspect that the fantail is big enough to act as a transoorter.  Even I have safely carried boats ON boats when going to shows.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 17, 2010, 01:11:03 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_01v.jpg)
More strengthening.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Starting to get a solid construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_03v.jpg)
The long bar running from port to starboard add's quite a lot strength.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_04v.jpg)
The front of the superstructure has also got some strengthening.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Added the part that makes it able to open the door to the bathroom (what's it called in English?).
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Can't come any closer with this camera and my current lenses.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 17, 2010, 01:13:03 PM
Hi Ghost,

The deck will be full with all kinds of construction, and the crane and tower allready make it impossible to place it there.
Besides that I can't see anything through my mirror anymore when the superstructure is on the deck.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on October 17, 2010, 01:22:28 PM
Added the part that makes it able to open the door to the bathroom (what's it called in English?).

Door Handle  :-))     It will be a tight squeeze to get the model man thorugh that door  O0

Jim.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 17, 2010, 02:58:57 PM
Hi Jim,

Thanks.

I indeed also noticed that, but the doors aren't all too wide.
I think the designers thought that all crewmembers would be working hard aboard the ship, and therefore can't possibly be fat ;)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on October 17, 2010, 04:24:49 PM
 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) I wasn't think of fat, just being tall  ;) ;)

Jim.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 17, 2010, 04:31:32 PM
Oh, sorry.
Well, the plate underneath his feet will be removed somewhere in the future.
Besides, the person is the captain, and this really isn't the captains cabin.
I've made the doors 2m high, so a normal person should well be able to walk through it without needing to bend it's back.
At the other hand, watertight doors usually also aren't high enough to walk through them with a straight back, so they're used to it.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on October 17, 2010, 04:34:30 PM

At the other hand, watertight doors usually also aren't high enough to walk through them with a straight back, so they're used to it.

Greetings Josse

I have only been a passenger on ferries but to me a 'watertight door' is a hydraulic item, normally bathroom / shower room doors have a slight 'lip' at the bottom to stop any water moving about ?

Jim.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 17, 2010, 05:53:56 PM
That's correct.
Watertight doors on merchant vessel are about only found in enginerooms and related spaces, technical spaces and doors leading to the exposed decks off course also are watertight.
The few exceptions on that last rule are for decks that very high above the water and which will therefore only need to deal with water from rain.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 18, 2010, 08:16:48 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_07v.jpg)
Painted the first wall.
I first planned to do this by airbrush, but I probebly hadn't cleant that one good enough last time i've used it, so there was no paint coming out of it.
Then I decided to apply it using old-fashion brushes.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_08v.jpg)
Made way to much paint with thinner, so I decided to waste it on the superstructure.
Fortunatly I still need to fill and sand the superstructure, cause this really isn't anywhere near looking good.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_opbouw_09v.jpg)
Applied a second layer of paint on the wall of this cabin, and painted the captains uniform.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-17_bemanning_01v.jpg)
Another picture of the captain, who might be replaced pretty soon by a real seaman.
Though the painting isn't real high quality, it's pretty good for my standards at this moment.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 18, 2010, 11:14:07 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_bemanning_01v.jpg)
The new captain.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_interieur_01v.jpg)
First bed under construction.
I've decided to first complete the cabins before i'll place them on board.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_interieur_02v.jpg)
First piece of the first bed has been put together.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Put the new captain in front of the cabin.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Parts of the new casing which will be carrying the weight of the bridge and mast.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_opbouw_04v.jpg)
In order to be able to carry the weight of the bridge and mast it off course needs to be pretty strong.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Only the last plate needs to go in, but that is always the most difficult part.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Seems to be properly reinforeced.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_opbouw_07v.jpg)
As there are some wooden walls blocking the way for the casing i've mounted a wooden plate underneath it.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_02v.jpg)
Some inspection again by our world-famous lovely little parakete called Tweety.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_03v.jpg)
Tweety walking just a bit to fast for the camera.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_05v.jpg)
The smaller corners are also being checked.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_09v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_10v.jpg)
"I got the idea i'm missing something down here"
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_12v.jpg)
"sorry, I wont give you a hand, otherwise i'll fall down" (i've translated this for you guys as Tweety doesn't yet speak English (to be onnest, she also doesn't speak Dutch either...) and I think most of you won't understand Dutch......)
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_13v.jpg)
Here she's sitting cute and waiting for me to drop the idea of welcoming her with my flash in order to make a nice picture of her while flying.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_15v.jpg)
The boat stand seems not to comply the reason is Tweety's mouth (how do you call that in English?)
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_16v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_17v.jpg)
This is a picture of Tweety while in flight, but i'd hoped to get one with Tweety completly in the photo.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_18v.jpg)
Tweety while sitting on the weakest part of the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-10-18_Tweety_23v.jpg)
Say hello Tweety, which she is doing while i'm typing this message...

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 23, 2010, 10:36:38 AM
Finally some progress on Well Enhancer again:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-11-23_opbouw_01v.jpg)
The first casing was too high, so i've shortened it.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-11-23_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Can't stand on 1 leg, and that also applies for the wheelhouse, so I started building the second casing, as the casings will carry the weight of the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-11-23_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Switched to wood strengthening as the plastic is too weak for this purpose.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-11-23_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Closed the second casing.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-11-23_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Placed it in the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-11-23_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Put the bridge on to see if it would be resting properly, which it didn't, so I also added some strengthening to the superstructure.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 13, 2010, 01:06:03 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-05_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Overall view with some christmas decoration.
Saint Nicolas (who's birthday is being celebrated in Holland with much attention and gifts for those who have been nice during the year) gave me some x-mas-balls on scale and a branch, which I used to decorate the Well Enhancer.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-05_versiering_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-05_versiering_02v.jpg)
Added a light-string.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-13_reddingsboot_01v.jpg)
For school i'm working on an own-design modelboat, and that needs to be build from PUR-plates, so I used some remainders which would otherwise end up in the trashbin to continu the work on the lifeboat and hyperbaric lifeboat (which is shown above).
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-13_reddingsboot_02v.jpg)
The normal lifeboat.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: SteamboatPhil on December 14, 2010, 12:26:04 PM
Keep going with the fine work, looking forward to seeing it on the water
Phil
 :-))
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 14, 2010, 05:45:28 PM
Hello Phil,

Thanks for the kind words.

If you look back 1 or 2 pages you will find some sailing pics, but unfortunatly I don't have any pics of her sailing while looking this good.
The next time sailing will be when the weather has changed to the better and the wheelhouse can be fixed properly atop of the superstructure.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 21, 2010, 03:56:01 PM
Finally I continueed the work on the Well Enhancer:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-20_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Started fixing the crane-arm.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-20_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
The entire arm.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_opbouw_01v.jpg)
It was pretty much time to continu the work on the wheelhouse.
Made a new deck from Evergreen.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Glued some support underneath the deck.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_opbouw_03v.jpg)
First new panels for the wheelhouse.
The old panels were not good enough for using on the new wheelhouse, so I have thrown them in the trashbin.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Dryfit.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_opbouw_05v.jpg)
More panels.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_opbouw_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_opbouw_07v.jpg)
Second part of the superstructure which I worked on today.
I don't yet know where i'm going to attach this to.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_Tweety_01v.jpg)
Tweety has inspected the bowthruster.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-21_verschansing_01v.jpg)
Continued the work on the bulwark.

Geetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 24, 2010, 10:03:05 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_verschansing_01v.jpg)
I've been working some more on the bulwark.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_verschansing_02v.jpg)
When the glue has dried the filling and sanding can start.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_verschansing_03v.jpg)
Only the rear most piece still needs to be fitted, but as the deck there is removeable and is blocking the way for the bulwark and that that deck still needs to be narrowed (which will be done after the electronics have been completed, I've made it wider for easier exces) and then the last part will be easily fitted.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 24, 2010, 02:35:44 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_brug_01v.jpg)
The first casing has been build and placed in the new wheelhouse.
Both the size and shape differ from the casings in the old wheelhouse because I then hadn't build the outer walls on them as I thought it might had been better to do that later.
I changed my thought about that, as it's much easier to build everything on something that has been completed, and it saves room for electrics.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_brug_02v.jpg)
In order to make it easier for myself to reach a high level of detailing (which is what I want with this model) I started working on the interior of the wheelhouse, so I can easily access all the parts of the interior.
Next step will be painting the floor, so I can place all the furnuture and instrument panels.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_brug_03v.jpg)
On this desk all the systems involved in the GMDSS system are situated.
Some of these systems have lighted instruments, so I put some SMD LED's inside the desk.
The brightness of the LED's will be lowered in some way, maybe using a resistance, maybe by having it shine through a layer of plastic.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_brug_04v.jpg)
Started building the 2 drawers underneath the desk.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-24_brug_05v.jpg)
This is as far as I am now.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 31, 2010, 07:04:32 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-30_boeg_01v.jpg)
Ik heb wat meer spanten op de verschansing geplaatst, daar wordt het toch wel een stuk steviger van.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-30_brug_01v.jpg)
2de casing gebouwd, en daarna ook maar gelijk het dak van de brug erop gezet.
Er zal nog wel redelijk wat verstijving aangebracht moeten worden om de mast te kunnen dragen, en het helidek zal hier ook nog wat krachten op gaan zetten.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-12-30_brug_02v.jpg)
Some technicians working on some currently invisible furnuture and electronics (it seemed to be to much work to actually build those, but technicians who are doing nothing at all will get kicked of the bridge very hard (hopefully for them of the stairs rather then just being kicked over the deck as that fall is much higher ok2) so I had to think the furnuture and panel in the photo ok2)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on January 01, 2011, 08:43:23 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-01_brug_01v.jpg)
Painted the bridgedeck black to stop light from coming through.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-01_brug_02v.jpg)
The left version was made about a year ago, but it doesn't look all to good.
I thought that building would be best, and so I did.
By putting the lot together in 1 time I made it harder to get parts that much out of position as it did on the first version.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-01_brug_03v.jpg)
Making the coffee-machine.
The outer dimensions of this machine are 5mm long and 3mm wide, so it was really very hard to get everything properly in position.
I think some filler and sandpaper will help fixing that problem.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-01_brug_04v.jpg)
Preview of what it will look like when in position on the bridge.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on January 02, 2011, 11:24:42 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_01v.jpg)
Made the plates that will keep the coffee hot.
I made the plates by hammering a metal tube into a sheet of plastic, making a very nice round plate.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_02v.jpg)
The head of this RPG will be used as a part of the coffeemachine for holding the stuff in which the water is mixed with the beans (what is it called in English?).
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_03v.jpg)
Cut the end of the RPG off and glued it on the coffeemachine.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_04v.jpg)
This is what it will look like in the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_05v.jpg)
Seen from above.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on January 02, 2011, 03:07:49 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_06v.jpg)
The captain was complaining about the temperature in the wheelhouse, so I decided to start working on the airco-units.
These are the first parts for airco-unit 1 out of 3 for on the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_07v.jpg)
Glued the first parts together.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_08v.jpg)
Made some cuts in the front panel to fake the exhausts for the air.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_09v.jpg)
The first parts of the front instrumentpanel.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_10v.jpg)
This is the first control panel for steering the ship.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_11v.jpg)
Now all I need to do is install the lights and PE the panels, then painting it and applying the transfers and then this unit is finished.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_12v.jpg)
First radar under construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_13v.jpg)
Preview of what it will look like.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on January 02, 2011, 07:20:31 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_14v.jpg)
Another desk under construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_15v.jpg)
Even though this ship can be kept in position extremely accurate by electronics (for example using satelite navigation) there still is a chart table in the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_16v.jpg)
Furnuture in position for a preview.
The wooden construction is standing around the stairs.
I don't yet know how i'm going to build the stairs or if i'll paint them.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-02_brug_17v.jpg)
Last photo for today.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on January 14, 2011, 11:02:42 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_brug_01v.jpg)
Bridge interior.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_hijskraan_01v.jpg)
Glued the main winch to it's servo using epoxyglue.
Unfortunatly that doesn't seem to have worked out that well.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_hijskraan_02v.jpg)
The new winch which is to pull the spring in to move the crane-arm down.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_hijskraan_03v.jpg)
Placed the main winch inside the crane-arm.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_hijskraan_04v.jpg)
Attached the wires to keep them out of the way for the hoisting cable.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_hijskraan_05v.jpg)
Build the secondairy winch.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_hijskraan_06v.jpg)
Unfortunatly the 2 winches don't fit besides each other.
That means the secundairy winch will have it's cable run backwards first before bending upwards to it's drum which is standing atop the crane-arm.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-13_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Also made an overall view.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on January 29, 2011, 03:23:35 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-29_brug_01v.jpg)
I didn't know what base component my different brands of spray cans had, and apparently the base compenents of these 2 brands don't match.
Another couple of hours of work ruined.....
I will build a new bridge deck with a brass frame underneath it so it will be able to hold the weight of the mast and the helodeck.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-29_brug_02v.jpg)
Primered some furnuture.
Now I also understand why everyone puts his parts on bars, these pieces fled away from the wind full of paint.....
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-29_brug_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-29_brug_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-01-29_brug_05v.jpg)
That was the last picture.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: kiwi on January 29, 2011, 05:20:32 PM
Your doing very well Josse.
I think we have all had the non-compatible paint bit at one time or another. I now always keep to one brand paint per model.
Will look very nice when she gets on the water all finished
cheers
kiwi
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 07, 2011, 07:11:02 PM
Finally an update again:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-07_boeg_01v.jpg)
Placed the upper plate of the front bulwark.
The plates extending above it will be trimmed to the correct height.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-07_opbouw_02v.jpg)
In order to be able to hold the somewhat heavy mast and funnels I stiffened the casings in the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-07_opbouw_03v.jpg)
In order to prevent the bridgedeck from bending I also stiffened the bridgedeck.
I did this by glueing an additional layer of wooden planks underneath the layer which was there allready.
This method is based on what I learned when replacing a part of the bow which was build up of 2 layers of planks.
The parts of the bow that I removed were such stiff I would break them before I could bent them.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-07_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Placed the interior and some of the crew.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-07_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Another, just because I can..
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-07_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Everything back together.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 09, 2011, 08:06:00 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_01v.jpg)
I checked all of my drawings and against my expectation I found a drawing which has the latest changes of the design that were made prior to commissioning of the real ship.
This drawing will help me building the new constructions on the rear deck (which is where most of the changes were made) to build her as she appeared just after commissioning.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_02v.jpg)
Unfortunatly the general arrangement plan doesn't show the construction, but based on my education and internships I should be able to design a construction myself, so I started building it right away.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_04v.jpg)
I designed some brackets to guide the forces into the pipe gradually to make it look realistic.
As this is part of the lessons of this period at school I think i'll show my teacher some pictures of the construction to ask if this indeed is a proper construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_05v.jpg)
Dryfit of the pipe which has been cut into the proper size.
When the frames are all glued in place I will glue this in position, ending above the platform.
Unfortunatly this platform is placed right above the removeable deck which excess to the battery and other RC-equipment.
The 12V battery is positioned right below this platform.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_06v.jpg)
Placed the second pilar and some more frames.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_07v.jpg)
That's it for now.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 10, 2011, 01:24:24 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_08v.jpg)
Dryfit.
Because of the planks that were added to the sides the deck is now too wide, but I will solve this problem some time soon.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-09_achterdek_09v.jpg)
Add the derrick and then it's good to go.....
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_01v.jpg)
More frames.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_02v.jpg)
Even more frames.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_03v.jpg)
Maybe I like photographing.....
Oh wait, i'm a professional photographer for a reason.....
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_04v.jpg)
Placed a coin next to the construction to show how big (or small) it is.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_05v.jpg)
Another dryfit.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_06v.jpg)
I like it, now some paint and some weathering and this will be good to go.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_07v.jpg)
Forgot a step, apply the last piece of edge in the round part.
Though the nails kept the plank in place properly it doesn't entirely hit the deck, as some of the frames turned out to be too long.
I'll deal with that later on, as only the best stuff will get a place aboard this model.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_achterdek_08v.jpg)
Another dryfit.
When the sun starts to shine more often I will probebly start painting this construction, though the brass parts will get a layer of metal-primer before I start painting the entire construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-10_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Last but not least an overall view.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 13, 2011, 11:38:53 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-11_brug_01v.jpg)
As I decided that I won't sail with Well Enhancer before the wheelhouse has all it's panels, being filled, sanded and painted, and it must be able to hold the mast firmly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-11_brug_02v.jpg)
The lower row of panels is applied, but before the sailing can start I want to have the wheelhouse filled, sanded and painted properly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-11_brug_03v.jpg)
Starts to look like a wheelhouse now.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-11_brug_04v.jpg)
Today I modified the bottom of the mast to make it fit at the centreline rather then off the centreline as it did before.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-11_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Overall view of last friday.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_achterdek_01v.jpg)
The rear funnel has a sort of ventilation shaft mounted at the rear, but I build that covering the entire breadth of the funnel.
Today I decided to trim it the right size.
When that is done I will apply plastic sheets to cover the wooden base like I did with the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_achterdek_02v.jpg)
I started to demolish the lot with a hobby-knife.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_achterdek_03v.jpg)
Placed the first 3 plastic panels.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_opbouw_01v.jpg)
In order to prevent the bridgedeck from bending when the mast is standing on top of it I decided to build some reinforcement inside the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_opbouw_02v.jpg)
That's it for now.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 13, 2011, 08:54:24 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_opbouw_03v.jpg)
More supports for the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_opbouw_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_overzicht_01v.jpg)
Put the crew in position for a photoshoot.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_overzicht_02v.jpg)
"Rotterdam sited captain".
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_overzicht_03v.jpg)
Or maybe the Panama Canal, the mountains are quite a bit too close for Rotterdam....
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_overzicht_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_overzicht_05v.jpg)
I still haven't seen anyone cleaning the decks.....
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_overzicht_06v.jpg)
Apart from the cleaners the rest of the crew is working pretty hard.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-13_overzicht_07v.jpg)
Pulling the platform in place.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 22, 2011, 03:44:30 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-22_verven_01v.jpg)
Today I opened my can of metalprimer to protect my brass against the weather and to make sure that the coloured paint won't fall of easily.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-22_verven_02v.jpg)
Painted the crane-house both on the inside and on the outside, as this can dry while in it's normal position.
I started the painting so I can start painting the new platform, but I just realise I didn't take any pictures of that.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-22_verven_03v.jpg)
As I just was painting I decided I could paint the mast as well, but I couldn't paint the entire mast as that will gice trouble in future soldering work.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-22_verven_04v.jpg)
Also painted the crane-arm a bit, though not so much that putting it down somewhere would leave paint on the floor.

Besides the painting i've also started filling the wheelhouse, so maybe i'll start sanding that tomorrow.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 23, 2011, 11:07:46 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-23_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Today I tried to sand the wheelhouse, but the somewhat weak plastic panels made that very hard to do.
Therefore I decided it was time reinforce the wheelhouse.
Here i'm turning a square bar into a U-bar which will be placed in 1 of the nasty corners of the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-23_opbouw_02v.jpg)
The first frames in the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-23_opbouw_03v.jpg)
I placed the first frames vertical, but later on I found out that horizontal frames will take less material, so from then on I changed to horizontal framing.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-23_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Here the U-bar is finished.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-23_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Right now the front half of the wheelhouse has got it's frames.
The rear half will have to wait till I got new supplies.
I also added to brass bars to the casings to stop the deck laying on top of it from falling forwards or backwards.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 31, 2011, 06:30:42 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-31_opbouw_01v.jpg)
I made some adjustments on the searchlight to make it able to control elevation.
The + wire is now used to make the searchlight elevate, while the -wire is attached to the metal parts to remove it's wire, making it look far better now.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-31_opbouw_02v.jpg)
More reinforcements under the bridgedeck.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-31_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Bought some new supplies including a plastic flat bar of only 2mm wide and 0,5mm thick with which I will make the window supports which will hold the glass itself.
Placing these parts is pretty tough as these small parts easily get full of glue, making it hard te have them stick the wheelhouse rather then either my fingers or the tools that I use to put them in place.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-03-31_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Also bought some brass bars to finish the reinforcement of the wheelhouse.
While applying these bars I put some wait on the ends of the bridgedeck to make it flat again as it has bended upwards towards the ends.
The new bars and window supports will help to keep the bridgedeck in shape.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 05, 2011, 11:01:35 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-01_opbouw_01v.jpg)
After having sanded and filled the lower row of panels I started building the upper row of panels.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_01v.jpg)
I thought that adding window supports would be pretty tough on the upper panels, so I started adding the window supports before placing the panel.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Added window supports on the first panel.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_03v.jpg)
In order to stop light to shine through the panels I applied some silver paint at the inside to stop the light.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 05, 2011, 01:34:39 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Because the panels at the sides of the wheelhouse don't have any windows I was able to build and place those without making it hard to place the other panels properly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Put in the crew and interior to show what it will look like when the outside is finished.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_06v.jpg)
As it takes a while for the paint to dry I started working on the panels that will come on the other side of the wheelhouse.
At this moment these panels have also been painted silver, but I forgot to make a picture of that.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_07v.jpg)
As the paint still needs some 6 hours to dry I continued working on the rear funnel.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_08v.jpg)
Starting to look like a funnel.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 05, 2011, 08:14:43 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_01v.jpg)
In order to dryfit the crane arm properly I started working on the boomrest.
I made an edge on the end of the tube to help the solder to connect 2 tubes properly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_02v.jpg)
This boomrest is a pretty complex 1 as it has 2 legs which are bended over 2 of the ships axis, which makes it very hard to determine the angle at which the 2 parts come together.
Fortunatly that leaves 2 legs that are bended over only 1 axis, of which the angle is perfectly shown in the drawings.
First step is to build the 2 legs that are bended over 1 axis, and apply the supports that will later on be connected to the remaining 2 legs, but first the first 2 legs need to be connected.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_04v.jpg)
As paper burns more easy then plywood I decided to make the drawing on a piece of plywood so I can build this complex construction properly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_05v.jpg)
This is one of my better pieces of soldering.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_06v.jpg)
Also added the lower part of the second leg.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_09v.jpg)
Placed the panels which I made this morning.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_10v.jpg)
Seeing the crew you'd get the impression that Well Enhancer is about to set sail, but unfortunatly she isn't.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_11v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_12v.jpg)
The roof of the wheelhouse fits a lot better now too.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_opbouw_13v.jpg)
That's it for today.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on April 05, 2011, 10:15:32 PM
She is looking really good Josse, with all the time and skill you are adding, will you be fitting a 'smoke' unit so that the funnel is realistic ?

Jim.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: andyn on April 05, 2011, 10:19:09 PM

 Derogatory comment removed.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on April 05, 2011, 10:23:25 PM
 :police: :police: :police: :police: :police:

Thats not very nice

 :police: :police: :police: :police: :police:

Jim.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: DickyD on April 05, 2011, 10:40:43 PM
Derogatory comment removed.

Knock it off Andy, he's not hurting anyone. >:-o
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on April 05, 2011, 10:50:24 PM
Well said DickyD, I hope a moderator picks up on the comment from andyn  :-))

No need for it at all  ok2

Jim..
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 06, 2011, 06:53:38 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys.

This ship runs on diesel, and as I build her as she appeared on her first voyage smoke won't be visible in any other way then vibrating air.
Only when the engines are fired up there is a short burst of smoke.
I have been thinking about adding a smoke unit just for having the engines fired up, but i'm not sure about that as to now.
The engines aren't stopped all to often, so most of the time I will be the only 1 seeing the smoke coming out of the funnel.
Seeing the fact that the 2 funnels on the wheelhouse are allready pretty full as the engine for the radar is placed there I may drop the idea.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 06, 2011, 08:39:31 AM

... as long as your happy who cares about anyone else  :-)) my motto is 'build for yourself no one else'

Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: TugCowboy on April 06, 2011, 10:37:24 AM
Looks like you're still really enjoying the build. I'm enjoying reading the updates so keep it up!

Alex
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 06, 2011, 06:22:17 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_07v.jpg)
Added another support.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_08v.jpg)
This is where it will be placed.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-05_boomrest_09v.jpg)
Last one with even more supports fitted.
Only 1 to go here.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: kiwi on April 06, 2011, 08:35:05 PM
Well done Josse,
Your skills level has been steadily improving since you first started this, and the fact your willing to have a go at all the associated add-ons that most people buy in, is a credit to you.  Looking forward to when you get to sail her again
regards
kiwi
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 06, 2011, 08:43:38 PM
Hi Kiwi,

Thanks for the compliments.

I'm looking forward to sail with her again as well.
As progress is going at a good speed now I think that sailing at 30 april will be possible.
That day we have Queensday here in Holland, and the club will be showing her models for the public.
If I manage to get the wheelhouse painted before that day and I have spare time, good weather and can't wait to sail with her again I might get some new pics of her sailing before that.

Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-06_boomrest_01v.jpg)
Now that the first 2 legs are connected it was time to modify the base to continu working towards the other legs.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-06_boomrest_02v.jpg)
Simple yet effective: put a few nails through the wood, and place the tubes on those, then you can apply the supports.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-06_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Unfortunatly this piece didn't fit all too well.
Some sanding and filling will have to solve this problem.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-06_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Last panel for the wheelhouse has been build and painted.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: boater12 on April 06, 2011, 08:48:16 PM
Good stuff Josse  :-)) Its been a while since the Well Enhancer has been on the water, you must be eager to get her afloat  ok2

The part of the wheelhouse that didn't fit reminds me of a quote on this forum ''MEASURE TWICE & CUT ONCE''  :-))

Jim
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 06, 2011, 08:54:12 PM
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the compliment.

Indeed, measuring at least more then ones and cutting only ones is the best way to build.
The problem of simply cutting out drawings and build from those cut-out drawings is that one can get too lazy to check whether or not a part is long enough, especially when it's about fitting the next part to it.....
I still haven't learned everything I guess.
Fortunatly that is 1 of the things I like so much about this hobby, finding new ways to get the desired result.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 07, 2011, 03:32:35 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_boomrest_01v.jpg)
Build a small boomrest-factory in the livingroom to continu the work on the boomrest.
Later on in this update will be some photo's of the ship in action in a fake sea...
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_boomrest_02v.jpg)
Made a support to help keeping the parts straight while attaching new parts.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_boomrest_03v.jpg)
Fixing the parts properly turned out to be one tough job.
The support is holding the leg straight that isn't being worked on, otherwise I don't have enough room to solder it together firmly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_boomrest_04v.jpg)
Unfortunatly 1 leg turned out to be just a bit too short.
This photo makes it look like it's far from straight, but it isn't all that bad.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_boomrest_05v.jpg)
Put the crane-arm on top of the boomrest to show what it will look like.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_boomrest_06v.jpg)
As the topplate has now been installed the last 2 tubes can be modified to fit.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_Tweety_03v.jpg)
Inspection on it's way to the bowthruster.
Apparently the inspector didn't really care about the progress, but more about the fact that the bowthruster still hasn't been repaired.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_Tweety_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_Tweety_02v.jpg)
"Let's see if any oil has dropped on the floor of the dock"...
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_01v.jpg)
And now the overall views.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_02v.jpg)
As the ship is sailing pretty close to rocks (those blue and green things in the background) the crew is standing by to take measures to ensure the safety of the ship (no, it's not the Navy, this ship will simply drop an anchor to ensure it's safety...).
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_03v.jpg)
As soon as they find an anchor-bouy the crew can get into action to moor the ship to it.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_04v.jpg)
While mechanics are fitting some more parts a group of sailors below is about to arrive with even more parts.
These kind of jobs need to be closely monitored by officers.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_05v.jpg)
When sailing in waters as narrow as this it's not wise to steer the vessel whilst standing in the wheelhouse, so the crew at the bridge have stepped outside to steer her from the bridgewings.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_06v.jpg)
At the bow are also crewmembers standing by to moor her when needed.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_07v.jpg)
Even though this ship was build properly the lifeboats have to be checked out from time to time.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-04-07_overzicht_08v.jpg)
Crew standing by at the bow.

Geetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: pugwash on April 07, 2011, 04:07:01 PM
Josse when soldering pipes to pipes instead of just using small clamps I also bed them in blue-tack.  stops them moving around
 - mind you you can't keep the soldering iron on long or it starts to melt the bluetack, but have found it very helpful when joining
small pieces of brass.

Geoff
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on April 07, 2011, 07:11:16 PM
Hello Geoff,

Thanks for the advice.
I've never heard of that stuff, but i'll see if I can find something.
I have seen people using clay for this purpose.

When I solder brass to brass I don't use an soldering iron, but a burner.
The gas burner gives a much warmer flame then the end of a soldering iron can ever get, therefore making a much stronger bond.
The flame itself reaches 1300 degrees Celsius, and is pretty concentrated.
Using this burner I can easily make the solder flow nicely in between the 2 parts leaving a bond that hardly needs any sanding.

When all the parts are applied I will polish the entire construction, and then i'll paint it with metal primer.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: pugwash on April 07, 2011, 07:46:22 PM
Josse - forget bluetack - not suitable for  burner only a low wattage soldering iron.

Geoff
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 15, 2011, 01:28:55 PM
After failing more then a month to get something to update, i'm finally back!!!
What mounting a dimmer for the lights in a room can achieve...
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-15_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Placed a piece of deck.
I'll need to fill some spaces up on this part.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-15_opbouw_02v.jpg)
As filling and sanding the superstructure has priority at the moment I took some Milliput to fill some holes in the wheelhouse.
It went better then last time, but it still can be done way better.

Groetjes Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: fatcat123 on June 15, 2011, 06:39:48 PM
A technique i used for filling gaps in styrene was to simply dissolve a fair amount of styrene in plastic weld and then it turns into a thick glue. Take time in getting the mixture right so it is potent enough to bit into the bit you are filling but not too runny so it makes a mess. Then simply use something like a thin paperclip to dip into the glue/filler and then apply to the gap. Sand after a few hours and then your sorted!

Dan
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 16, 2011, 07:52:42 AM
Sounds like an idea.
How should I make the styrene dissolve?

The advantage of using Milliput is that it greatly helps strengthening the lot, which is not so easy with styrene with this thickness.
Next time I build a superstructure i'll use much thicker styrene.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: fatcat123 on June 16, 2011, 07:57:15 AM
Just simply put a bit of plastic weld into a sealable container (old plastic weld bottle etc.) and cut little bits of styrene up and place them in. over the course of a day or so, you should end up with some nice filling material which eats into adjoining styrene thus making it pretty strong.

Dan
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 16, 2011, 08:00:38 AM
What do you mean with "plastic weld"?
Did you mean plastic glue?
If not, where can I get it?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: wartsilaone on June 16, 2011, 09:19:10 AM
Available at all good model shops :-))
(http://s4.postimage.org/13bp5srms/ema_plasticweld.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/13bp5srms/)
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: DickyD on June 16, 2011, 10:43:10 AM
Or this. Plastic Weld  :-))
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Guy Bagley on June 16, 2011, 11:12:17 AM
EMA SHIP WORLDWIDE, - HOWEVER THERE IS A MINIMUM ORDER OF £12-00 also some postal services dont like handling chemicals - this maybe the case for your postal service Josse

so have a look for a local supplier to you, for  methyl ethyl ketone  ( MEK) you should be able to buy this over the counter, in the USA its sold  in litre tins in home depot ! - this is the main ingredient in plasweld....

 it bonds styrene  perfectly, drop some off cuts of plastic into a glass jar with a lid and  let is dissolve, - you make your own filler then as fatcat pointed out, its strong too...

Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: DickyD on June 16, 2011, 11:26:40 AM
EMA SHIP WORLDWIDE, - HOWEVER THERE IS A MINIMUM ORDER OF £12-00 also some postal services dont like handling chemicals - this maybe the case for your postal service Josse

so have a look for a local supplier to you, for  methyl ethyl ketone  ( MEK) you should be able to buy this over the counter, in the USA its sold  in litre tins in home depot ! - this is the main ingredient in plasweld....

 it bonds styrene  perfectly, drop some off cuts of plastic into a glass jar with a lid and  let is dissolve, - you make your own filler then as fatcat pointed out, its strong too...


Please, if you use MEK, read any instructions or health warnings carefully.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: nhp651 on June 16, 2011, 01:19:24 PM
EMA SHIP WORLDWIDE, - HOWEVER THERE IS A MINIMUM ORDER OF £12-00 also some postal services dont like handling chemicals - this maybe the case for your postal service Josse




I bought mine straight from them as a supplier but in 3 x 500ml tin cans...worked out a lot cheeper, and I just top up my bottles when I tip them over, lol
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 17, 2011, 08:58:03 AM
Would Revell glue work as well?
The other stuff you guys showed doesn't look firmilair to me, so I think i'd have to search for it far from home.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: nhp651 on June 17, 2011, 09:38:17 AM
if it's liquid, in a bottle rather than in the mini dispensers with the long needle spout, then YES.
just add styrene to the bottle and let it melt.
if you use the dispensers, NO, as the thickened solution would't flow through the spout.
neil.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Arrow5 on June 17, 2011, 10:23:07 AM
Tweety, the model aircraft plastic modellers (1/72 , 1/24 th etc Revell  and Airfix models)  will use it . It is methyl ethyl ketone MEK for short. Comes in a bottle. Evaporates very quickly and the fumes should not be inhaled.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 18, 2011, 06:31:20 AM
the fumes should not be inhaled.

Nice to know, I use it some 10 years now just in my own bedroom :o %)
Wait, charging lead acid batteries makes some pretty explosive gas (don't know the name in English, do know it sounds completly different then the Dutch word).
Fortunatly I allways have the usual ventilation open.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Netleyned on June 18, 2011, 07:25:47 PM
Hydrogen   Waterstoft ?

Ned
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Arrow5 on June 18, 2011, 07:47:06 PM
oops you got it.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Ghost in the shell on June 19, 2011, 04:42:44 PM
oh plastic weld type solvents will also make very short work of stripping paint.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Norseman on June 19, 2011, 11:02:50 PM
Hi

I'm betting that when you finally finish this it will look great - I have really enjoyed following your build so far.

Regards Norseman
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on June 20, 2011, 09:33:47 AM
oh plastic weld type solvents will also make very short work of stripping paint.
But obviously, not from styrene surfaces - they will probably strip the styrene as well.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 20, 2011, 10:37:57 AM
Thanks for the help and compliments guys.

Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-19_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Filled the superstructure a little more.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-19_opbouw_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_achterdek_01v.jpg)
Tower and rear funnel have been spray-filled.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_achterdek_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_boeg_01v.jpg)
Spray-filled the front bulwark.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_boeg_02v.jpg)
The other side.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_boeg_03v.jpg)
Inside of the bulwark.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_opbouw_01v.jpg)
The superstructure has been spray-filled as well.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_opbouw_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_opbouw_03v.jpg)
And the rear of the superstructure.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: nhp651 on June 20, 2011, 11:16:34 AM
having said that tweety, I have always found the best filler for thise fine gaps where the styrene joins is a cellulose finishing putty from a car accesory shop such as Halfords.comes in a little flat round tin about 30 mm tall.....just excellent and will fill any small undulation in your superstructure or hull, so long as you put it on in thin layers, letting the under layer dry hard first.
neil.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 20, 2011, 11:32:14 AM
Thanks for the advice.
I'll see what will work best for me.
For now my biggest problem is how I will sand the superstructure as it is made of very thin styrene.
That's also the major reason why I'll use milliput or similar fillers as little as possible, only for bigger holes on weaker parts to make a stronger bond.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 20, 2011, 05:36:10 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_boeg_04v.jpg)
Continued filling and sanding.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_boegschroef_02v.jpg)
Freed the bowthruster and took it apart so I can fix it.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_boegschroefv.jpg)
After the glue has dried the bowthruster can be tested in the water.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_gereedschap_01v.jpg)
Made a tool to sand straight corners in narrow places.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_opbouw_04v.jpg)
More filling and sanding.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_opbouw_05v.jpg)
Even more filling and sanding.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Filled a large hole.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_opbouw_07v.jpg)
Made the front wall straight by applying some reinforcement.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_03v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_04v.jpg)
"Is that ROV still not fixed?"
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_07v.jpg)
Improvised a little to show what she will look like with the helo on the deck.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_08v.jpg)
Here it's clearly visible that the front deck of the superstructure needs quite some filling to make it horizontal.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_09v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-20_sfeer_10v.jpg)
That's the last 1.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 21, 2011, 09:26:43 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_boeg_01v.jpg)
Covered the bow so I could primer the bow.
I haven't covered the part of the bow that is directly below the bulwark because I have sanded there as well, so that will get a fresh layer of paint as well.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_boeg_02v.jpg)
First side primered.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_boeg_03v.jpg)
The other side primered.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_boeg_04v.jpg)
Removed the tape.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_boeg_05v.jpg)
The other side after removing the tape.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Added some plates to make this piece straigh.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 21, 2011, 12:24:02 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Applied a wall and roof.
As there still are pretty big gaps I will fill this up with PUR-glue to make it a solid construction.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_opbouw_03v.jpg)
I've poured PUR-glue in the superstructure to fill some pretty large holes.
It works pretty good as can be seen in this photo, it tends to fill the gap instead of flowing down towards gravity.
It still is recommanded to check it out often to remove any glue that gets to the outside.
Off course the best way to fill holes is to make sure there aren't any at all.
Using thicker plates also helps a lot as these plates bend so much they make it hard to fill and sand them to a flat surface.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_opbouw_04v.jpg)
The other side.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_opbouw_05v.jpg)
The outside after having removed a bit of glue.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 21, 2011, 08:16:13 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_dive-area_01v.jpg)
Picture number 2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've mounted a brass rod to replace a screw that didn't attach to it's thread anymore.
Now this brass rod will keep the top deck in place along with a screw on the outside.
I also glued the rear hatch of the dive-area in place to make it easier to make this part smooth, and so the waterbreak could be placed more firmly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_dive-area_02v.jpg)
This waterbreak has been adjasted in a later stage of construction of the real vessel, so I needed to modify it on my model as well.
Due to this modification an additional stair is added at the rear of the dive-area.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Painted the wheelhouse black to stop light from coming through.
Tomorrow i'll paint this white, and the day after I'll at least paint the orange bar on the bridge, and hopefully also the grey of the deck.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_opbouw_07v.jpg)
Wheelhouse and superstructure well on their way to get their final colour, and then some weathering.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-21_reddingsboot_01v.jpg)
I've also done some work on the molds of the hyperbaric lifeboat and the lifeboat.
The photo of the lifeboat hardly shows any progress, so I left that out.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 22, 2011, 11:38:41 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_boeg_01v.jpg)
Painted the bow red.
Because there were quite a lot of small white spots on the hull I decided to paint those spots with some Humbrol paint which seems to match the colour of the spraycan fairly well.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_boeg_02v.jpg)
The other side.
The white spots are reflections of the light from the flashgun.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Painted the wheelhouse white.
This may be painted again with a different manufactored paint as the black paint is now gone, so I had to buy a new 1 which I bought of a cheaper make, but that doesn't work as paint underneath the more expensive make.
The difference in price still is such big that I still paid less for actually twice the amount of paint....
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_02v.jpg)
The other side.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_03v.jpg)
As the shaft at the front of the superstructure had broken off I took advantage of the situation to make a new 1.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_04v.jpg)
Looks better then the previous 1, though it isn't all the best I've ever made.
The gaps here at least are much more easy to fill then on the previous 1.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_05v.jpg)
New ventilation shaft which is to come at the side of the shaft mentioned above.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_06v.jpg)
Both shafts in place.
Now on for some more sanding.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 22, 2011, 01:20:19 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_07v.jpg)
Superstructure has been painted black.
In about 1,5 hours I will apply the white paint.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_08v.jpg)
Superstructure now looks like that of a ghost-ship now...
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_09v.jpg)
Let's test how well the black paint stops the light.
This photo is without any light behind it.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_10v.jpg)
This seems to be a proper light for this test.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_11v.jpg)
The light is still on, but I can't see it, so the black paint does work properly.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_12v.jpg)
The captain is checking the last shaft of the superstructure.
This shaft will not be mounted before next week because of the paintwork that is being done on the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_13v.jpg)
Ghost-superstructure is being owned by white light!!!!!!
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_14v.jpg)
Somehow it doesn't look all that bad this way.
Still, I will paint the superstructure white, that does suit this ship better then black.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 22, 2011, 07:29:38 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_overzichtsfoto_01v.jpg)
Superstructure in black, where are the men in black......
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_overzichtsfoto_02v.jpg)
Now on for some photo's with the crew on board.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_sfeer_01v.jpg)
For some reason she looks pretty large, don't you think?
How could that be?
She's only 1,76m long.....
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_sfeer_02v.jpg)
Maintance on the ROV still hasn't been finished yet.
Fortunatly she did get through the testtrial-period yet, so it's not all that important.
By the way, next saturday she'll set sail again!!!!!!
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_sfeer_03v.jpg)
The RIB.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_sfeer_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_sfeer_05v.jpg)
Looks pretty big...
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_15v.jpg)
The superscructure looks much better in white.
The difference in colour between wheelhouse and superstructure will be corrected tomorrow.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_16v.jpg)
The crew seems to think it's allready saturday as they are ready to set sail.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_17v.jpg)
As the captain is checking the clearance between the ship and the shore the officer of the watch is giving the direct orders on the brigde.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_18v.jpg)
After I made the pics with the crew on board I decided to paint the decks grey, but first I covered the walls with tape to make sure that the walls stay white.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_19v.jpg)
Grey decks!!!!!
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_20v.jpg)
Captain is habby.
He doesn't really care about wether his deck is smooth or not...
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_21v.jpg)
The back side of the superstructure.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-22_opbouw_22v.jpg)
Grey decks look much better then white decks.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 23, 2011, 11:43:40 AM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_achterdek_01v.jpg)
Tower and rear funnel have been filled.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_dive-area_01v.jpg)
The deck of the dive-area has also been filled.
As the main superstructure has been painted the focus is now shifted to making the rest of the model nicely smooth.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Wheelhouse has been painted with the new white colour to match with the rest of the superstructure.
Later today I will also paint the deck grey.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_opbouw_02v.jpg)
As the main superstructure has now been painted the hull below it could stay behind.
First I've applied this dark grey base layer to decrease the chance on having differences in colours later on
In about 4 hours the first coloured paint can be applied.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_opbouw_03v.jpg)
Both platforms have also been painted.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 23, 2011, 07:21:47 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_01v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_02v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_03v.jpg)
This platform is painted brown as that is the colour it has in the pics of the real ship, but I don't understand why only this platform is brown.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_04v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_05v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_06v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_07v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_08v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_09v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_10v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_11v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_12v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_13v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_14v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_15v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_16v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_17v.jpg)

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-23_sfeer_18v.jpg)

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on June 24, 2011, 03:35:17 PM
Update:
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-24_opbouw_01v.jpg)
Painted the bridgedeck grey.
I wanted to use the airbrush for this, but the airbrush decided to break down once again, so I applied the paint with a brush.
As there was quite some paint left I also painted the decks above the wheelhouse.
(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2011-06-24_opbouw_02v.jpg)
Also painted the other side of the superstructure that is attached to the hull.
This afternoon I'll apply a second layer of white paint, and then i'll put some crew on board to make her look good tomorrow at the modelbuilding club.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 13, 2011, 11:47:24 AM
Update:
(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc430/tweety_777/2011-08-13servo02v.jpg)
Last time I got Well Enhancer out for a sail 1 of the servo's didn't work.
The reason for that turned out to be a wire that had broke down.
Today I fixed the wire, but when I tested the servo I heard a strange noice that shouldn't be there.
Turn up the volume to hear it, it's really there all the time.
Here's the movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUTllJpp_4I

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 13, 2011, 04:31:24 PM
Was the servo trying to move at all?
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 13, 2011, 06:19:55 PM
Hi Malcolm,

The servo didn't seem to try to move.
The broken part is located just after the single wire is divided in 2 wires in order to power 2 servo's.
The other servo still did work, and that servo didn't move nor did it make the noise which I adress in the movie.
The sound of the servo trying to move can be heard loud and clear in the movie, but isn't there all the time.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 13, 2011, 06:40:42 PM
An old mechanic's trick, told to me by an old mechanic, is to use a long screwdriver as a stethoscope - blunt end held to ear, other end touched to the item suspected of making the noise.  Once you know for sure where the sound is coming from, you can do the next bit of thinking.  There isn't really much in a servo to make a noise - just the motor and gears.  If the servo is hunting for its "off" position, then it could be that its power line repair is not quite as repaired as you thought.  A poor connection in the black wire will give the strangest results.  Servos work off comparing voltages to derive timings, if the ground line voltage is unstable, the position information keeps changing, constantly telling the servo to move to a new position.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 14, 2011, 08:33:59 AM
Hi Malcolm,

Thanks for the information.

The red wire was repaired.
I wasn't able to remove the insulation of the wire as it was such close to the connection with 2 other wires.
Therefore I needed to melt the insulation using the soldering iron, so it might indeed give an unstable +
Should this problem be fixed, or doesn't it cause any problems?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 14, 2011, 05:23:39 PM
The only way to know if the wires are OK is to strip that sheathing to the right of the joints in the picture back to see the state of the wiring insulation.  If insulation has been heated, intentionally or by soldering, a visual check may be needed.  Was it the servo doing the chirruping?
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on August 15, 2011, 08:34:22 AM
Hi Malcolm,

Yep, it was the chirupping one.
Melting the insulation was the only way to fix this properly without needing to lengthen 2 wires and re-attiching both servo's to the + wire.
The broken wire broke down approximatly 5mm from the shrimp hose which holds the connection between the single + wire going to the receiver and the 2 + wires powering the 2 servo's.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 15, 2011, 09:51:47 AM
There really isn't much left apart from the negative wire and the servo itself.  Once you actually know what the source of the problem is, it all becomes very obvious.  Hindsight.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on October 02, 2011, 01:00:46 PM
Finally an update again!!
(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc430/tweety_777/2011-10-02achterdek01v.jpg)
As the rear deck isn't enclosing quite well I decided to see what would be needed to make it enclose properly.
It turned out to majorly need some screws to hold it down firmly.
(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc430/tweety_777/2011-10-02achterdek02v.jpg)
Here is the only point where weights or screws alone will do the job.
(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc430/tweety_777/2011-10-02detailering01v.jpg)
In order to keep the deck flat without using large weights I started making an oil drum with a screw underneath it to secure the deck in place.
(http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc430/tweety_777/2011-10-02achterdek03v.jpg)
This will be the construction in which the second oil drum will be secured.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 26, 2011, 08:04:29 PM
Finally a new update:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PC-9TMxUGVg/TtFCEd8UmHI/AAAAAAAAA34/9A374dFG_8E/s720/2011-11-26%252520achterdek%25252001v.jpg)
As the bracket for the first oil drum is now placed I can get the deck fit a hole lot better then before.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yc14iHuuLUs/TtFCFzpADsI/AAAAAAAAA38/-ByrPs19sLQ/s720/2011-11-26%252520achterdek%25252002v.jpg)
Next bracket for securing the screws underneath the oil drums under construction.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p-RYfCr-lL4/TtFCKmzDJaI/AAAAAAAAA4Q/mocc6zBShPY/s720/2011-11-26%252520achterdek%25252003v.jpg)
Placed the new bracket.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0p3tGxH0FRQ/TtFCDeGmFKI/AAAAAAAAA30/sWVEjkyRe_E/s720/2011-11-26%252520opbouw%25252001v.jpg)
Grapped the sanding machine to get the rid of the parts of the superstructure that were higher then the other parts.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3B_5raYBxEg/TtFCGrkDKII/AAAAAAAAA4A/xSEmRJTEH5s/s720/2011-11-26%252520opbouw%25252002v.jpg)
Possible position of the first cabin, though I will first need to make some walls and lights for the cabins below it.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2fcfX5I5o18/TtFCIL6nYLI/AAAAAAAAA4E/Ok6dZSMw65A/s720/2011-11-26%252520opbouw%25252003v.jpg)
As the top of the superstructure has been made flat I was able to mount the first boardlight as part of the navigation lighting.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-IijXMmjAqmI/TtFCI7m15EI/AAAAAAAAA4I/EOeJGcABfyg/s720/2011-11-26%252520opbouw%25252004v.jpg)
Placed the first floodlight as well to see what it will look like, and as christmas lighting...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-obDPJWn_MKw/TtFCJ3yHCjI/AAAAAAAAA4M/IeMUqZ38eYs/s720/2011-11-26%252520opbouw%25252005v.jpg)
I might want to increase the resistance on the floodlight, as it is somewhat powerful.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: The long Build on November 26, 2011, 08:12:45 PM
Thought you had emigrated judging by lack of new posts.. {-)
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 26, 2011, 08:18:34 PM
lol :} :} O0 O0
No, I having a full time job nowadays.
Need to work 6 days a week, so I've run short on time, and when I'm home i'm so tired that I can't get myself to get to modelbuilding.
Hopefully i'll get some more time for modelbuilding in the near future.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 26, 2011, 09:58:05 PM
Some overall views:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-P84WPSLyBVM/TtFea7Rh21I/AAAAAAAAA5g/ww3fGW_i9Wg/s720/2011-11-26%252520sfeer%25252001.jpg)
Quite some work being done in the wheelhouse.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pXK_hZ9Cke8/TtFebsZaMaI/AAAAAAAAA5k/4WOeNpPk8Q0/s720/2011-11-26%252520sfeer%25252002.jpg)
Bought 2 new lenses, 1 of which such large that it blocks the light of the build-in flash, leaving a shadow in the picture.
The other lens is a prime which gives stunning results.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gZ_ycRcD3nY/TtFecsUCZlI/AAAAAAAAA5o/hqyGn8_CU8s/s720/2011-11-26%252520sfeer%25252003.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bfg-0rZvsDY/TtFedhJwKLI/AAAAAAAAA5s/HgsvMr3X5og/s720/2011-11-26%252520sfeer%25252004.jpg)
"I'll check if that new floodlight is actually working..."
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ftePcf6K-sE/TtFeerKudDI/AAAAAAAAA5w/nH9mW1LgLns/s720/2011-11-26%252520sfeer%25252005.jpg)
Who said something about a huge model?
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6OkUDFIR8gw/TtFefa2UYII/AAAAAAAAA50/l0zdsFWxIsU/s720/2011-11-26%252520sfeer%25252006.jpg)
As new years eve is not so far away I got my shop to the docks again.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GwdGcBxhW40/TtFegDHG4SI/AAAAAAAAA54/1aCRb2EKMic/s720/2011-11-26%252520sfeer%25252007.jpg)
And the last 1.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Norseman on November 26, 2011, 10:03:17 PM
Congratulations on the new job Josse - I'm still popping in occasionally to watch your build.  :-))

Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: wartsilaone on November 26, 2011, 10:10:40 PM
Great build Tweety777! This one's really floating my boat.

Ali.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 27, 2011, 07:33:22 PM
Update:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kv-S45tVv1k/TtKIZ5NifmI/AAAAAAAAA6A/ENllNPI7Eyg/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252001.jpg)
Omdat het platform hier te laag zat en daardoor schuin trok (en de aansluiting met de andere stukken dek niet goed was) heb ik hier een balk geplaatst om het platform op een betere hoogte te krijgen.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OaWKD75IADc/TtKIatLIYFI/AAAAAAAAA6E/lOO3DPV5-AA/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252002.jpg)
Na een stuk van het losse dek weggesneden te hebben heb ik het berghout verhoogt zodat deze helpt om het dek op z'n plaats te houden.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4q6WzrpDyB0/TtKIbZKg_NI/AAAAAAAAA6I/e43k8uNqmDk/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252003.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q8bb8muEzBM/TtKIcL_owbI/AAAAAAAAA6M/bbCGqdcJjx8/s720/2011-11-27%252520hijskraan%25252001.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XBhy0DnhvtU/TtKIc1HdINI/AAAAAAAAA6Q/-y4GE4c2N1s/s720/2011-11-27%252520hijskraan%25252002.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IC3CSXT_KDk/TtKIdiVIOiI/AAAAAAAAA6U/G_Xu73X4HHU/s512/2011-11-27%252520hijskraan%25252003.jpg)
Using the tool in the foreground I managed to draw the hole for the spring.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XmOO0SEz0QA/TtKIfa2mmcI/AAAAAAAAA6Y/pXumM7-TNRw/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252004.jpg)
Placed the platform again, but now a lot better.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WhT7UatZTcs/TtKIf-q4cgI/AAAAAAAAA6c/_s8DYgfqBjA/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252005.jpg)
Today I took a closer look at the combination of the waterbreak and the platform, and then I noticed that there was no way to get on the platform.
When checking the drawings I noticed that the waterbreak was removed.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ni-l8WnjstY/TtKIgsRScyI/AAAAAAAAA6g/EaW-BTD1AJ0/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252006.jpg)
Thus I removed the waterbreak.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pm38Tdd1JUw/TtKIhcTawrI/AAAAAAAAA6k/P9U5GyLy_nY/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252007.jpg)
In order to make the platform fit better I started to trim down some frames so I could also add the flat bar that still needed to be placed here.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4mdULoxg1IA/TtKIiMUeZ0I/AAAAAAAAA6o/jP3uXFva-Sg/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252008.jpg)
With the added piece of flat bar it allready looks much better.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0r0tToBmH2w/TtKIigf2VmI/AAAAAAAAA6s/-NO-fuaH8OU/s720/2011-11-27%252520opbouw%25252009.jpg)
Platform is now much more tight to the side of the hull, though the bulwark will need to be extended a little bit more.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-paNfueYeG6w/TtKIjcEorNI/AAAAAAAAA6w/fXfSCx95wa8/s720/2011-11-27%252520sfeer%25252002.jpg)
And as I like to make overall views with the crew and everything set to the best I currently can do I will show you some more.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ke25c3hPqlI/TtKIkDqI3yI/AAAAAAAAA60/dWe9Y8xAgxU/s720/2011-11-27%252520sfeer%25252003.jpg)
Watchmen watching every movement.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zqB-up7_5WY/TtKIk8lkfEI/AAAAAAAAA64/VGY31-efnXA/s720/2011-11-27%252520sfeer%25252004.jpg)
A mechanic told the captain that it might be useful to build some davits for the lifeboats, as that would make it much easier to launch them...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JlqbS6iCH_s/TtKIlTKpTdI/AAAAAAAAA68/LVprkzzsju4/s720/2011-11-27%252520sfeer%25252005.jpg)
Some gaurds at the plank.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 28, 2011, 09:05:25 PM
update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AK_1HmbUXZI/TtP1DEo-vzI/AAAAAAAAA7E/NPvQVx68ud0/s720/2011-11-28%252520Opbouw%25252001.jpg)
If you keep a brass plate covered for months underneath some tape you'll end up with this.
Fortunatly this can easily be solved by some sanding paper.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-et0MvgZq9f0/TtP1EfNFD2I/AAAAAAAAA7I/uKcX4haQ7v8/s720/2011-11-28%252520Opbouw%25252002.jpg)
Sanding paper can do miracles when it's all about rust and other nasty stuff.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6pyj_grpLdM/TtP1FCWErqI/AAAAAAAAA7M/S87KCFjEY9k/s720/2011-11-28%252520Opbouw%25252003.jpg)
After quite some effort the second platform has been fitted.
The holes on the new platform came out to far to the centreline, so I needed to extend them.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_qrkoLnf-kc/TtP1F_YFc3I/AAAAAAAAA7Q/jrbxTvKkM28/s720/2011-11-28%252520Opbouw%25252004.jpg)
No time for a nicely set-up overall view, so this time you'll have to do it with this.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y6WAvysdFYM/TtP1GnO7KrI/AAAAAAAAA7U/iW8QxTA3-mo/s720/2011-11-28%252520Opbouw%25252005.jpg)
Small progress, but it is 1 non the less.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Shipmate60 on November 28, 2011, 09:08:53 PM
Josse,
You are making good progress on her.

Bob
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 29, 2011, 08:26:29 PM
Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nH8cT_DhJoE/TtU9A1uFaOI/AAAAAAAAA7c/vU8sPjdYeqA/s720/2011-11-29%252520opbouw%25252001.jpg)
Today I placed the last platform.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RZqi7ZPmtOs/TtU9BsqgRKI/AAAAAAAAA7g/WD-N4Palz5E/s720/2011-11-29%252520opbouw%25252002.jpgp)
Here the mast is still upside down to show the solder joints.
This is not my best ever soldering work.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ku5vFK0PEqU/TtU9Caa3dBI/AAAAAAAAA7k/KhDcKuxDEw0/s512/2011-11-29%252520opbouw%25252003.jpg)
The platform ended up lower then I thought it would be.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q8gTHQbKoIk/TtU9DWaBnJI/AAAAAAAAA7o/daiMUOASzSA/s720/2011-11-29%252520sfeer%25252001.jpg)
Today I did have time for setting up a nice photoshoot, and I even added a visitor to todays shoot.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jdLu6E18S7E/TtU9Eam3xsI/AAAAAAAAA7s/CSzJsNBYf58/s720/2011-11-29%252520sfeer%25252002.jpg)
From this angle the visitor to the "fjord-harbour" is visible: Smit Rotterdam.
Only problem is that Smit Rotterdam is practically laying against the rocks...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-77LIr2MD4dg/TtU9FAIb5MI/AAAAAAAAA7w/rwumJAwW1l8/s720/2011-11-29%252520sfeer%25252003.jpg)
From this angle she looks such mighty.
Makes it look like it's a huge model (oh wait, it actually is a huge model....)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cL_z7meFcX0/TtU9F9q0JFI/AAAAAAAAA70/6srjZCWpSg0/s512/2011-11-29%252520sfeer%25252004.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KCiIAJfh8kw/TtU9HJa2inI/AAAAAAAAA74/U8ajcjvIiCM/s720/2011-11-29%252520sfeer%25252005.jpg)
Last 1 for today.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: nhp651 on November 29, 2011, 09:27:32 PM
I can't wait for all this to finally come together......there are more electronics in this model that in a lunar landing module and it frightens me just to look at it, but it will be amazing when it all finally comes together and works as you want it to do.....hope you'll take some video footage of it when it's finished.
neil
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on November 30, 2011, 04:59:19 PM
There are more electronics in this model that in a lunar landing module and it frightens me just to look at it, but it will be amazing when it all finally comes together and works as you want it to do.....hope you'll take some video footage of it when it's finished.
neil

Lol, more electronics then a lunar landing module allready?
Then you'll need to wait till I'm finished with the electronics, then it will equal like 3 lunar landing modules :embarrassed: %) %) %)

I hope I will be able to buy a new DSLR somewhere next year, a DSLR which is equipped with video function.
My current DSLR is too old for video, and I've sold my superzoom almost a year ago.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 01, 2011, 07:38:31 AM
Update:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FdyPZ9Cg1p8/TtaU89chOqI/AAAAAAAAA8A/kh23t_2RaEA/s720/2011-11-30%252520romp%25252001.jpg)
Had the morning off, so I grapt my sandingmachine and sanded the rear deck.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Fkfx1PZiFEk/TtaU96a78OI/AAAAAAAAA8E/2iY4aHSz6AI/s720/2011-11-30%252520romp%25252002.jpg)
Cleaned the entire boat including the inside.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-trVXwIk9CR0/TtaU-qS4TaI/AAAAAAAAA8I/XpONTyRwkg4/s720/2011-11-30%252520romp%25252003.jpg)
Looks a lot smoother isn't it?
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jC5fHZAx1Lw/TtaU_lf_AXI/AAAAAAAAA8M/UthQEf4oi60/s720/2011-11-30%252520romp%25252004.jpg)
Cut the rear deck in 2 pieces to help improve the fit.
I found 2 planks underneath the deck right where the wiring is placed, so no wonder the deck didn't fit properly...
The planks have been removed.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-h5Z-sqB6gk8/TtaVATVFpLI/AAAAAAAAA8Q/xXIygPd-7b0/s720/2011-11-30%252520opbouw%25252001.jpg)
Also sanded this bit here.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dcxcSCOUHoA/TtaVBbISWxI/AAAAAAAAA8U/2k2AkdyXSho/s720/2011-11-30%252520romp%25252005.jpg)
Made this smooth as well.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-78R_HeP0xq4/TtaVCLMv8qI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/xVsaY6bhoGg/s720/2011-11-30%252520hijskraan%25252001.jpg)
First attempt for a support for the servo.
Second attempt looks pretty much the same, but the support is in a different position to make room for the winch.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DOyqLw6h39U/TtaVC8aLBUI/AAAAAAAAA8c/cdbmqkOrCM8/s720/2011-11-30%252520hijskraan%25252002.jpg)
This is an idea of what it will look like.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 01, 2011, 11:36:49 AM
Hi Josse
Nice to see you progressing again.
The picture is a winch that I did for my yacht.  Very similar to your idea.  The line is braid for salmon, very slippery, almost no stretch, and very flexible.  The important thing is to have a guide to make sure the line feeds onto the drum, and to ensure that the line can never snag under the drum, between the bottom of the drum and the top of the servo.  In my case I used a ring of sleeving to make sure the gap didn't exist, in your case maybe a sheet of plastic under the drum cheek to make a separate compartment for the line?
In a later version, I replaced the servo electronics with a proper miniature ESC to get a wider deadband to reduce the chance of it creeping.
The box is a potting box from an electronic supply shop with slots cut into it to take the servo lugs.  The servo snaps in, and is retained by the short length of ali tube which acts as a spacer.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Norseman on December 01, 2011, 12:52:28 PM
I like that Malcolm :-)

Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 01, 2011, 06:11:56 PM
Thanks for the advice Malcolm.
There will be a plate a the end of the winch to make sure it won't pull to much on the servo plate.
The spring through which the wire will run will be kept in place at the lower end, so the wire will not be moving alongside the winch.
I will see if there is any room for a plate to make seperate compartments, but as I needed to use a micro-servo I don't think I will be able place anything like a proper plate, a thin plastic sheet to just stop the wire from reaching the servo will be the best I can probebly do.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 01, 2011, 06:42:15 PM
Pretty much what I meant  :-))
Snagging the line between the drum and servo top is a real pain - it almost always needs a stripdown to get it out again.  If you try to design a machine to tie a knot, its almost impossible.  On the other hand, making one by accident is amazingly easy.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 23, 2011, 02:14:39 PM
Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HhNXBxQx8Mc/TvSHHPhR1FI/AAAAAAAAA8o/AzFzgpZARLo/s720/2011-12-14%252520Arduino%25252001.JPG)
I got some advice from a friend regarding what kind of system I could best use to control this model with it's 126 working functions.
He adviced to use the Arduino system of which this is a very capable starter kit.
With this kit I will do some testing and experimenting so I can develop the system to control the Well Enhancer.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HsQMhMP8a6Y/TvSHISGGCvI/AAAAAAAAA8s/HyVuGnl1SXk/s720/2011-12-14%252520Arduino%25252002.JPG)
Experimenting shield for a hole lot of functions.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G5vkDXv0Ghs/TvSHJbawGdI/AAAAAAAAA8w/sIIfx5wo_is/s720/2011-12-14%252520Arduino%25252003.JPG)
LCD screen that is part of the package, but still refuses to display what I want it to display, but that will probebly be my mistake...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D4J_VsC-w1Y/TvSHMa5ujaI/AAAAAAAAA84/q1gwX7BBa0Y/s720/2011-12-23%252520Arduino%25252001.jpg)
Arduino lying on the rear deck to show how small this system is (especially if you consider it's abilities in comparison to the working functions this ship can offer).
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LLEY6g8xNB4/TvSHNCFMsLI/AAAAAAAAA88/HHSpRZ1iRds/s720/2011-12-23%252520Arduino%25252002.jpg)
This is the most likely place for the Arduino.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SJ1H1ZOxKBo/TvSHNoDMxXI/AAAAAAAAA9A/H0ZdEXwvLi8/s720/2011-12-23%252520boeg%25252001.jpg)
As the front bulwark was hanging out to much I decided to pull in inwards using some tape, hoping it will stay in shape.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0ZA1REwlJpo/TvSHOUr3_8I/AAAAAAAAA9E/GtkE0E4Lwmg/s720/2011-12-23%252520opbouw%25252001.jpg)
Now that the main superstructure is pretty much smooth I continued the work on the dive area.
First thing to do is closing the gap between the walls on the main deck and the deck above it.
The rear wall will be reaching till the top of the dive area, though that will make it tough to make and vulnerable, but allows for smoother connection with the rest of the dive area.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-udBLumkAXhs/TvSHPSFjt5I/AAAAAAAAA9I/9G92lYC4MCg/s720/2011-12-23%252520opbouw%25252002.jpg)
I also started with building the walls of the cabins in the superstructure which will make it possible to randomly turn the lights on and off in the different cabins.
This will most likely also be controlled by an Arduino-based system.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: nhp651 on December 23, 2011, 06:58:21 PM
WoW..............did all this come from a redundant NASA Space Shuttle.....looks as complicated as one..............rather you than me, Josse   %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Welsh Wizard on December 23, 2011, 07:06:20 PM
Nice work BUT one Question to you Josse,you state there are !"^ Different functions on this Model,how on Earth are you going to remeber all of them let alone what they all do,NOT being critical or facecious just curious


Dave


Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on December 23, 2011, 07:11:23 PM
Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HhNXBxQx8Mc/TvSHHPhR1FI/AAAAAAAAA8o/AzFzgpZARLo/s720/2011-12-14%252520Arduino%25252001.JPG)
I got some advice from a friend regarding what kind of system I could best use to control this model with it's 126 working functions.
He adviced to use the Arduino system of which this is a very capable starter kit.
With this kit I will do some testing and experimenting so I can develop the system to control the Well Enhancer.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HsQMhMP8a6Y/TvSHISGGCvI/AAAAAAAAA8s/HyVuGnl1SXk/s720/2011-12-14%252520Arduino%25252002.JPG)
Experimenting shield for a hole lot of functions.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G5vkDXv0Ghs/TvSHJbawGdI/AAAAAAAAA8w/sIIfx5wo_is/s720/2011-12-14%252520Arduino%25252003.JPG)
LCD screen that is part of the package, but still refuses to display what I want it to display, but that will probebly be my mistake...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D4J_VsC-w1Y/TvSHMa5ujaI/AAAAAAAAA84/q1gwX7BBa0Y/s720/2011-12-23%252520Arduino%25252001.jpg)
Arduino lying on the rear deck to show how small this system is (especially if you consider it's abilities in comparison to the working functions this ship can offer).
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LLEY6g8xNB4/TvSHNCFMsLI/AAAAAAAAA88/HHSpRZ1iRds/s720/2011-12-23%252520Arduino%25252002.jpg)
This is the most likely place for the Arduino.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SJ1H1ZOxKBo/TvSHNoDMxXI/AAAAAAAAA9A/H0ZdEXwvLi8/s720/2011-12-23%252520boeg%25252001.jpg)
As the front bulwark was hanging out to much I decided to pull in inwards using some tape, hoping it will stay in shape.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0ZA1REwlJpo/TvSHOUr3_8I/AAAAAAAAA9E/GtkE0E4Lwmg/s720/2011-12-23%252520opbouw%25252001.jpg)
Now that the main superstructure is pretty much smooth I continued the work on the dive area.
First thing to do is closing the gap between the walls on the main deck and the deck above it.
The rear wall will be reaching till the top of the dive area, though that will make it tough to make and vulnerable, but allows for smoother connection with the rest of the dive area.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-udBLumkAXhs/TvSHPSFjt5I/AAAAAAAAA9I/9G92lYC4MCg/s720/2011-12-23%252520opbouw%25252002.jpg)
I also started with building the walls of the cabins in the superstructure which will make it possible to randomly turn the lights on and off in the different cabins.
This will most likely also be controlled by an Arduino-based system.

Greetings Josse
they are a magic board there is a good cook boook for them on Amason, I am using one on my lathe for posithioning and to run a stepper motor as a power feed, very handy and cheap, I have a similar board a mate made a niceData loger with, things are getting better these days for people who want more funthions .

peter
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 23, 2011, 10:33:17 PM
Nice work BUT one Question to you Josse,you state there are !"^ Different functions on this Model,how on Earth are you going to remeber all of them let alone what they all do,NOT being critical or facecious just curious


Dave

That's easy, i'll have my software remember it with a very clear icon so I will allways know what it will do.
Well Enhancer will not be controlled by traditional transmitters, but by a laptop or tablet.
In emergency even a smartphone could do the job, though I hope that won't be needed.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on December 31, 2011, 10:21:51 AM
Update:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4nrM7OF7hzQ/Tv7eVmHvpjI/AAAAAAAAA9U/6XukCHf1R8E/s720/2011-12-23%252520sfeer%25252001.jpg)
Due to a lack of time I failed to post some overall views from just after my last update, so here they are.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xV-W8TqsnYA/Tv7eWgOjQeI/AAAAAAAAA9Y/fefBA-l1VUU/s720/2011-12-23%252520sfeer%25252002.jpg)
2 ships passing on the river.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3EOLlZp9HAA/Tv7eXZFIqbI/AAAAAAAAA9c/MwXWqmOb40g/s720/2011-12-23%252520sfeer%25252003.jpg)
Difference in size is pretty big...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VyS5mna3EVI/Tv7eYKeY_lI/AAAAAAAAA9g/8mpm468nfm8/s720/2011-12-23%252520sfeer%25252004.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-E4peQg1Dk8c/Tv7eYpVhR8I/AAAAAAAAA9k/AyYPF96Vhiw/s720/2011-12-23%252520sfeer%25252005.jpg)
Quite some work being done aboard Smit Rotterdam, which is preparing to moor.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_XAIMlZ66GA/Tv7eZV4mpnI/AAAAAAAAA9o/Q14OrQx9l0w/s720/2011-12-23%252520sfeer%25252006.jpg)
Added the last piece of leg, so now I only need to add the stiffeners.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9AyDUtCx56o/Tv7eaIVC09I/AAAAAAAAA9s/HwZp_h91qJA/s720/2011-12-23%252520sfeer%25252007.jpg)
Also quite some activity at the wheelhouse.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N9VLXVjsqhU/Tv7ea45qIhI/AAAAAAAAA9w/s9FTVl1Vl4U/s720/2011-12-31%252520opbouw%25252001.jpg)
Added a few more walls.
The longitudenal bulkhead has got a few holes for the wiring, though the upper holes will be very hard to reach, but where there is a will there is a way (don't know if I can translate that saying this way, but I guess you'll know what I mean).
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ulvM5JnrSpk/Tv7ebt0iQaI/AAAAAAAAA90/KGToNum7dnA/s720/2011-12-31%252520opbouw%25252002.jpg)
The only deck where there will still be interior.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K1jUh_PulE8/Tv7ecXflLyI/AAAAAAAAA94/C0YJqELkdRs/s720/2011-12-31%252520opbouw%25252003.jpg)
Preview of what it will look like later on.
This will be painted black to prevent light from passing through walls.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AhPxQ3UbidI/Tv7edXcggjI/AAAAAAAAA98/_aojWDS7MTw/s720/2011-12-31%252520opbouw%25252004.jpg)
In order to make the new plastic walls fit better I removed the formerly removeable bulkhead.
Then I placed a new piece of the bulkhead.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 02, 2012, 11:51:16 AM
Due to rebuilding my room I didn't have much time for modelbuilding, but as my room is now pretty much finished I finally did some modelbuilding again:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AFqhmDXslHA/TypzpTFFrjI/AAAAAAAAA_w/fj0caeRQGA0/s720/DSC_7080.JPG)
Painted the floor inside the wheelhouse, and the wall of the casings.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V5NrivbNEvk/TypzpzKoCAI/AAAAAAAAA_4/qFwNEatf8GQ/s720/DSC_7081.JPG)
Captain being proud of his bridge.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Whjrmb33A70/TypzqbtuM1I/AAAAAAAABAA/ZrBH8ma1tGM/s720/DSC_7082.JPG)
Painted the first bit of interior wall which will be placed inside the wheelhouse, against the outer wall.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3mFsBVvfpD4/TypzrONBRwI/AAAAAAAABAI/vsgNCP4n4cU/s720/DSC_7083.JPG)
As I allready was painting I also primered the main mast a little more.
When this primer is dry I can start painting the proper colours.

Now some photo's of my room since I re-installed all bits and pieces for the modelbuilding:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ghiDpq_sGBE/Typ02R4f92I/AAAAAAAABAU/pX5jDnljdgY/s720/DSC_7075.JPG)
The large photo was taken by myself.
Just above the Well Enhancer starts a gallery of photo's of how Well Enhancer grew from just a few planks into something that more and more closely resembles the real ship.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-l-bf9D0AuTA/Typ03Q6c4yI/AAAAAAAABAg/wGacUKs0ORE/s720/DSC_7077.JPG)
The tool-pallet is nicely hidden from view when just entering my room, thus having a very nice entrance, and only when walking way further in the room you'll notice this nicely organized tool-pallet.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ykPRzy2uNjU/Typ038VObvI/AAAAAAAABAk/f7ZW-69dyOA/s720/DSC_7078.JPG)
And the now completly clean and empty workspace, which asks to do some modelbuilding right there.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 02, 2012, 07:19:05 PM
Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-W0-pAY0nQGY/TyrdeVMulTI/AAAAAAAABA0/EpDv45ZoLcQ/s720/DSC_7085.JPG)
Made the first ceiling for inside the superstructure.
The holes will be filled with LED's.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MY9BqqJZu40/TyrdfFLlg_I/AAAAAAAABA8/OhSWAD5RAtA/s720/DSC_7086.JPG)
Dryfit of where the ceiling will come.
There will also be a floor, making the wiring nicely hidden from sight, but decreasing the ability to repair things, but LED's are known for there long lifetime, so I don't really worry about that.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EoHgNG-zDQc/TyrdfgeOqOI/AAAAAAAABBA/tYww7nJikNs/s512/DSC_7087.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wn_v2CC8gyo/TyrdgCSZDnI/AAAAAAAABBM/scGPwdY13V8/s720/DSC_7089.JPG)
Attached some SMD-LED's.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QL-Xrsk57sk/TyrdhaxPOLI/AAAAAAAABBc/xHf_kRCBi_U/s720/DSC_7090.JPG)
Added a new plate at the rear of the dive-area.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4bceeFQwNwc/Tyrdh-ETb9I/AAAAAAAABBU/bfqS2gMhYXU/s720/DSC_7091.JPG)
Bottom side of an SMD-LED with all wires attached.
All lights will have there own + wire, so they can be turned on and off randomly.
The - wire is shared, as I don't need that for making them go on and off random.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QA-t5ZaLHPQ/TyrdiN6AwQI/AAAAAAAABB4/57T6mpmVzuM/s512/DSC_7092.JPG)
Earth wire for all the lights on this deck.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JeW1h5N_nR8/TyrdjayvrZI/AAAAAAAABBo/Tww337lwrRQ/s720/DSC_7097.JPG)
Bright enough don't you think?
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dZ67ynTDpt8/TyrdkM_nOPI/AAAAAAAABBs/LkprtFFLZS0/s720/DSC_7101.JPG)
Placed the ceiling with the lights attached.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o3CBOjaAGtk/Tyrdk8MSlEI/AAAAAAAABB0/fDhlsST1Ebg/s720/DSC_7103.JPG)
Added some supports as it would otherwise be all too easy to break off.
This makes clear to me again that it's way better to build stuff outside the boat and place it when it's completed.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Shipmate60 on February 02, 2012, 07:58:52 PM
She is coming on well Josse.

Bob
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Norseman on February 02, 2012, 08:06:03 PM
She is coming on well Josse.

I think so too Josse ............ but how is your budgie these days? :-)

Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 02, 2012, 08:39:14 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys!

My budget?
Not all too well anymore, though i'm trying to get a new job where I get paid properly, so hopefully I'll be able to buy some new materials and electronics any time soon.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Norseman on February 02, 2012, 08:45:53 PM

(http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/albums/coppermine/albums/userpics/10782/2010-08-11_Tweety_01v.jpg)

 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) Not budget ----- Budgie  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 02, 2012, 09:34:52 PM
How is your FEATHERED friend


Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 03, 2012, 07:14:22 AM
I'm sorry, didn't know that bird were called budgie's as well...
She's fine, seems to have lost her interest in ships, but I may try it again today, she is trying to build a "home", so she's looking everywhere for building materials.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 03, 2012, 02:29:48 PM
Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ss9zaOIaBOs/Tyvq7YwBj6I/AAAAAAAABCI/jpHDBFsj540/s720/DSC_7104.JPG)
Took Tweety with me upstairs as prove that she is still alive.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-28yx6lm3JH8/Tyvq8NT7NWI/AAAAAAAABCQ/K01l8KmH5jE/s720/DSC_7105.JPG)
As it is snowing outside there is quite some contrast in the photo.
Tweety seems to like being aboard Well Enhancer again.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eWQVikkPhCY/Tyvq8t_EebI/AAAAAAAABCY/jUdGgcfn808/s720/DSC_7107.JPG)
"I'm the queen of cuteness, and I know it..."
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O0MkDXMWxAg/Tyvq9l-oNKI/AAAAAAAABCg/5ISRY5p_hMM/s720/DSC_7113.JPG)
Apparently Tweety also likes the photo's hanging on the wall.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ky3xKgmHy1o/Tyvq-WDDjbI/AAAAAAAABCo/_4pObQjxlSU/s720/DSC_7114.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ENL6juag1E0/Tyvq-_iV4aI/AAAAAAAABCw/48ZX2leIr0s/s720/DSC_7116.JPG)
"Boss, where is the water? I thought ships were supposed to sail in the water..."
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MDsUDA6nVbA/TyvrAN17dVI/AAAAAAAABC0/Gv7fExbbcno/s720/DSC_7129.JPG)
Starts to look more and more like the wheelhouse of a workship.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5ZX9wFh_vyE/TyvrApvBKSI/AAAAAAAABC8/UREH0oR0yYI/s720/DSC_7131.JPG)
All hands busy, as it should be aboard a workship.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DiL13kDZrnw/TyvrBqK0MyI/AAAAAAAABDI/KoidGf-ldbI/s720/DSC_7132.JPG)
Here the sheer size of this model is displayed very well.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8mwLv3KcDsE/TyvrCnotKBI/AAAAAAAABDM/51BMBKvw78w/s720/DSC_7135.JPG)
Moored nicely well, though most ships tent to moor with the stern against the dock.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vGlvep4LRoQ/TyvrDGtHnjI/AAAAAAAABDU/idLWxMF9KhU/s720/DSC_7136.JPG)
Laying in the harbour gives the opportunity to resupply the lifeboats and ROV's, and to do some maintaince on them.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OqKzaHgVJeg/TyvrEjv-dmI/AAAAAAAABDg/ntMBtMxDBEs/s720/DSC_7139.JPG)
It seems like another ship is about to moor alongside Well Enhancer.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-t3-pAErugSQ/TyvrFYgQn7I/AAAAAAAABDk/miZxKfiuLm8/s720/DSC_7143.JPG)
Big brother is watching you!!

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 04, 2012, 04:35:11 PM
Update:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zi19Xt8rGS0/Ty1aT-YrzVI/AAAAAAAABDw/ZQ3uZlbgaLw/s720/DSC_7158.JPG)
First some overall views of yesterday.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ysz1XRI0hwg/Ty1aUgl5v3I/AAAAAAAABD8/Lx6PC4CEuuY/s720/DSC_7160.JPG)
Sun has set, so now the lights are better visible.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X9UFP0yIrlo/Ty1aVFszRvI/AAAAAAAABEA/RmBWwNeQAUU/s720/DSC_7161.JPG)
It does look good to see some working lights.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jdb8MSKkQec/Ty1aV17ZUxI/AAAAAAAABEI/M83aTPVdazQ/s720/DSC_7162.JPG)
Well Enhancer at full speed ahead on open sea.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qarJS-ABCXI/Ty1aW1SOQGI/AAAAAAAABEU/EjVqn0epPj0/s720/DSC_7164.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-H7zHP_Q7eog/Ty1aXbAPDqI/AAAAAAAABEY/CSURplBKjlg/s720/DSC_7202.JPG)
Opened the hole for the spring a little further.
The spring will make the crane arm go up and down.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CS2p2pOwSP4/Ty1aXy6GM_I/AAAAAAAABEk/UjOSpJY6s3g/s720/DSC_7203.JPG)
Added some plastic plates to the dive-area in order to make it look much smoother.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Vc8WdcOjnNQ/Ty1aZWd8XTI/AAAAAAAABEs/4MmGYlQekhM/s720/DSC_7206.JPG)
Added another plate.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9ncluyJw6KA/Ty1aZ7OV2KI/AAAAAAAABEw/TvAhbNIjDhY/s720/DSC_7208.JPG)
A preview of how the small crane atop the new platform will be controlled.
The aluminium tube will turn the crane, a bowdencable will turn the crane up and down, 4 wires will serve 2 motors which in turn adjust the angle of the knuckle and the winch.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nFwDJ3Pg_Q4/Ty1aaBKEdNI/AAAAAAAABE4/PValbUCrdPE/s720/DSC_7209.JPG)
Added some more plates to the side.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M52xMBCnrF0/Ty1abTENdJI/AAAAAAAABFA/B5aYqJfxKdY/s720/DSC_7211.JPG)
This part is ready to be filled..

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 04, 2012, 08:53:46 PM
Update:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3_04Hr9WRB8/Ty2YW9-T8EI/AAAAAAAABFM/2ijTDUUVXa4/s720/DSC_7216.JPG)
Platform at the rear deck wasn't standing horizontal, so I added a few plates to the bottom of the legs to make it stand horiznotal.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BB3sAKAo-F8/Ty2YXSRpkDI/AAAAAAAABFY/FIkQZDAdFPw/s720/DSC_7217.JPG)
The other leg.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qndE9X2M-4k/Ty2YYVN4YyI/AAAAAAAABFc/yFcLcJO36R4/s720/DSC_7223.JPG)
Dive-area has now been fully plated with plastic plates.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Qk41nZvuzVM/Ty2YYsimJhI/AAAAAAAABFo/CRe9LJAY_nU/s720/DSC_7224.JPG)
This side was much harder to reach, but I could had turned her around, though a model this size isn't easily turned around...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bD0uEL78Z7o/Ty2YZrFNfiI/AAAAAAAABFs/R7HQu5qVaHg/s720/DSC_7225.JPG)
Some filling and sanding, and then she'll be good to go!

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 05, 2012, 10:11:49 AM
Update:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8gaPXQISZ7U/Ty5R0F8Y-jI/AAAAAAAABF8/5QfZDvwHlPE/s720/DSC_7226.JPG)
Continued the work on the dive-area by adding some plates below the removable deck.
The rear part has been adjusted to make room for a wooden plate glued underneath the deck, which was added to keep the deck in shape.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TUsbQYEuSO4/Ty5R0i5CfLI/AAAAAAAABGM/xIPhdhdEpY4/s720/DSC_7229.JPG)
Added the first floor and also the first wall to add some strength.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rdIT7XIsC1o/Ty5R0zJko_I/AAAAAAAABGI/ZvS1_lKGFjE/s720/DSC_7231.JPG)
Here's some proof of the general arrangement not being accurate enough to build an escape hatch, as this hatch is clearly way too high...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6M09ylDR-SM/Ty5R1ndAVQI/AAAAAAAABGU/P_hsjtDnzhs/s720/DSC_7232.JPG)
Dry fit of the new deck.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7I9PvlICYa0/Ty5R127FSHI/AAAAAAAABGY/A0ojtL82aJs/s720/DSC_7236.JPG)
Mechanic reports to the captain that no-one will be able to get inside through this escape hatch, as it is a bit too high.
Fortunately it's made left overs...

Now a quiz:
I did something wrong when I added the plastic plates to the dive-area, but what?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 05, 2012, 12:15:30 PM
Update:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HibIiMQWZiY/Ty5mWi1KUnI/AAAAAAAABGk/uC4KoPfrCbc/s720/DSC_7237.JPG)
Did some work on the lifeboats.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HbG1yzCu1-4/Ty5mXeDSECI/AAAAAAAABGw/YYxq6Jwo7zs/s720/DSC_7238.JPG)
Started building the RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat).
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LKE0axbXzwk/Ty5mX3Y3YyI/AAAAAAAABG0/Es-eIT_LmOQ/s720/DSC_7240.JPG)
Hole now halfway through.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--vez1W_AinY/Ty5xS-k1d2I/AAAAAAAABHA/se3N-_i0fWY/s720/DSC_7243.JPG)
Also started making the first bearing repeaters which will be added to the panel in the wheelhouse which I made earlier.
The result wasn't what I hoped it to be, but the coin shows how small this thing is.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 05, 2012, 08:39:04 PM
Update:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hQ5iE6EsrP0/Ty7miPHpfyI/AAAAAAAABHM/2hznalJjpvg/s720/DSC_7244.JPG)
Did some more shaping on the lifeboats.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yNax1a1WnjE/Ty7mitZL3MI/AAAAAAAABHY/_eEGcCVxaVo/s720/DSC_7247.JPG)
Placed the airconditioning unit, and the bearing repeater will be placed just beside it.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wiCQkeL8ai4/Ty7mjfyh4GI/AAAAAAAABHg/-PPfA_TIcVg/s720/DSC_7248.JPG)
This is where it all will be placed.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Qf8FtWejctY/Ty7mjxnOglI/AAAAAAAABHo/IPfUmFNWhhU/s720/DSC_7249.JPG)
As I was working with plastic sheets already I also made some platforms.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JCtAMq5xqys/Ty7mkIJ_lMI/AAAAAAAABHs/EZbfLBojSa0/s720/DSC_7250.JPG)
Also made the platforms at the other side, and placed the now pretty much shaped RHIB in it's proper position.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cFtNxvOkh5g/Ty7mkp3Ar8I/AAAAAAAABH4/WDX2aZgDZvI/s720/DSC_7251.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OurDLOUnaLw/Ty7mlhgVdVI/AAAAAAAABH8/VEOMtAAoc3Y/s720/DSC_7254.JPG)
I also painted the bearing repeater.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 06, 2012, 09:46:55 AM
Update:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PFpc_e3FWnE/Ty-eg_o24_I/AAAAAAAABII/aY1yjqrBMHQ/s720/DSC_7257.JPG)
Placed the bearing repeater and added some wiring.
The wires will be painted black, this was the best I have for the job.
Painted these wires black will be one heck of a tiny paint job, but if one wants a highly detailed model, one will need to do this kind of work...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3jwOn_gkIds/Ty-ehmobq2I/AAAAAAAABIU/ETcnRbeXWfE/s720/DSC_7259.JPG)
Painted the floor in the wheelhouse at the places where there wasn't enough paint yet.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xZ3Ymg3AS1Y/Ty-eiEiB3JI/AAAAAAAABIY/bz4xx2DnmVY/s720/DSC_7260.JPG)
As the holes for the rear legs weren't positioned straight above each other the rear legs started to take a little angled position.
As adjusting the holes takes way more effort, and this angle doesn't look all that bad (how many masts have their rear legs standing at an angle?) I decided that I would keep the angle, and would drill new holes to allow wiring to be passed into the mast.
The old holes (which are now clearly visible) have now been filled with filler and the new holes have been drilled.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 06, 2012, 02:14:14 PM
Update:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pJT6CTWLbTg/Ty_ac7vMFpI/AAAAAAAABIk/cee0sBdKXxI/s720/DSC_7262.JPG)
As the filling and sanding is now about to be done (only some edges need some fine-tuning, and the decks need to fit better, but that can only be done when the electronics are fully operational as I otherwise can't reach there places any more) I'll now get started with the detailing, whilst waiting for the electronics to be made.
Here the bearing repeater has got it's electronics box fitted, and the wiring has been done too, though that came at the cost of some paint (for some weird reason ropes want to be straight rather then being put in all kinds of shapes...), but I'll deal with that soon enough.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6GTX9S8wUto/Ty_aduTJk8I/AAAAAAAABIw/_SHkPTCGM8U/s720/DSC_7264.JPG)
As people tend to be lazy nowadays the designer of this ship was asked to draw a few seats in the wheelhouse to enable the helmsman to take a seat while steering the ship.
As I'm trying to get as close to the real ship as possible I decided to make a seat as well.
Here the first parts for the first seat are being glued.
The part in which the hole doesn't go all the way through is to be the part where the helmsman will be seated, the part with the hole going all the way through is the part where (on the real ship) the seat is attached to a rail to enable it to move in front of the instrument panel, whilst disabling it to get everywhere in the wheelhouse.
In total there will be 5 of these seats in the wheelhouse.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F6QKiEeDjHo/Ty_aevXP4hI/AAAAAAAABI0/POGO00z0wHs/s720/DSC_7265.JPG)
I also made the top part of the panel I was working on earlier before.
This will first be painted and detailed before I will add the current panel to it.
The edge of the panels are fitted with a wooden plank, which is darker then the rest of the panel.
This edge is 0,3mm wide, so I wonder if it would be worth the effort to paint this?
Or would it hardly be visible?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 06, 2012, 04:07:46 PM
Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-i5w_ZtLW-BE/Ty_2g9VfEAI/AAAAAAAABJA/RgaGY55Zkrc/s512/DSC_7267.JPG)
While waiting for the glue to dry I finished making the hole for the spring, and also prepared the lot for soldering a few new parts to it.
The tube will be used to guide the spring through the hole, though I made turn it around to keep it out of the way for the spring when the arm is in it's highest position.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nAjjVF_cWp4/Ty_2hTwzcqI/AAAAAAAABJM/3zZMrecdNLA/s720/DSC_7268.JPG)
Put all the stuff in it to give an impression of what it will look like.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vwqAcrREbx4/Ty_2h9cWcOI/AAAAAAAABJY/zoywEaQIuBc/s720/DSC_7269.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sYl9LduVnW8/Ty_2i05kgPI/AAAAAAAABJc/PmEMNXsFNIg/s720/DSC_7270.JPG)
Still to be detailed.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XifqSxoKkkI/Ty_2jdKCSpI/AAAAAAAABJg/qzY5HAZtQZk/s720/DSC_7273.JPG)
Build a new boat, so I wanted to have it properly visible, but as it's placed at the other side of the ship the only way to do that was to put her in the water.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U-l5rztUubk/Ty_2lOOCozI/AAAAAAAABJ0/RITckLiCLDU/s720/DSC_7280.JPG)
As the ship is now at sea there's no need to wonder around with ropes, so the crewmembers that have the duty to work with the mooring ropes are now indoors reading a book or something, lazy sailors...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VSN8fILpz5s/Ty_2lqv-kwI/AAAAAAAABJ8/lfBZF6idnXA/s720/DSC_7281.JPG)
Now on to some attachments, and then the crane is ready for duty...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KknmPNM_3pQ/Ty_2mHLeM0I/AAAAAAAABKA/XL0lgu4-EgQ/s720/DSC_7282.JPG)
Not quite a small crane.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wntJ61XE6Kc/Ty_2m4vT0NI/AAAAAAAABKM/IfMro-ym-_8/s720/DSC_7286.JPG)
Painted the main mast.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1NmmU3d44jQ/Ty_2nSuuGWI/AAAAAAAABKU/x5xQ26mujs0/s720/DSC_7287.JPG)
Nice view over the still pretty empty rear deck.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t0imm6kWsjU/Ty_2oMNyS7I/AAAAAAAABKY/OwrfUy4NWwo/s512/DSC_7288.JPG)
And the painted mast.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 06, 2012, 08:23:22 PM
Before I forget about it once more, I want to tell you that I've decided to drop the idea of making parts of the interior.
Only the wheelhouse will still get interior (as that has a way higher emotional value as being my favourite place aboard the ship).
The main reason for this decision is that the helicopter deck brings quite some weight and force onto the superstructure (but not the wheelhouse), requiring a construction that can keep those forces in place.
The 2 cabins which were already under construction will be finished and placed on the boat stand, where they can show in a much easier way how the crew lives aboard modern day ships.

Now on to today's last update:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YnATGcAdOhI/TzAuim5wrxI/AAAAAAAABKo/0aPRvNl6ClU/s720/DSC_7290.JPG)
The designer has kept me in mind when designing the wheelhouse, as he made me a nice couch where I could sit down in my favourite place on the ship.
This is the start of making the couch.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pv8TRxF0ZB4/TzAujHlcqpI/AAAAAAAABKs/duR-rfy4z7s/s720/DSC_7291.JPG)
Lowered the escape hatch on the bow, and filled it with glue hoping that could help making the top side level.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GVdKDdUql4g/TzAujso7E2I/AAAAAAAABK4/B0W_T1FS4aI/s720/DSC_7292.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TahCuA0Iu1E/TzAukoJ0gkI/AAAAAAAABLA/1mOynAbXf10/s640/CSC_7294.JPG)
I decided to make the pillows by glueing 2 sheets of plastic to each other, which will be shaped later on.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-H-wwDZMcnUE/TzAuk5M-tzI/AAAAAAAABLE/WO1keB8gJrc/s720/DSC_7295.JPG)
There will be 2 couches for 2 persons each, and in between them there is a table, so who will join for a cup of coffee?...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3pLWFQAbh_Q/TzAulQKjgaI/AAAAAAAABLQ/pvKlm3l8KUw/s720/DSC_7296.JPG)
Couldn't stop working on this beauty, but the result looks pretty good isn't it?
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JL0YQgVzWEQ/TzAumytdmyI/AAAAAAAABLU/_kulxpiMIHs/s720/DSC_7297.JPG)
This makes me feel happy, I CAN DO THIS TOO!!!!!
Says a very happy person (I wander what would have caused the happiness??).
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yHOGsNqjjTA/TzAunf10d7I/AAAAAAAABLg/LPMLFJurXNc/s720/DSC_7298.JPG)
Added some more parts to the couch (you all know precisely how I made it...).
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YX8jbNVEgas/TzAuoF6zwoI/AAAAAAAABLo/wfB7DD1ABOM/s720/DSC_7299.JPG)
Now I need to poor some wood glue in it, and then some paint and then the couch will look like the real thing.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Vic_SHc6ZS4/TzAuos0sifI/AAAAAAAABLs/zDbyB_Q6gEM/s720/DSC_7300.JPG)
Added the pole to the seat bottom and rail-system.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 08, 2012, 09:46:35 AM
Update:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1nawG9trmfs/TzJBhN45UGI/AAAAAAAABL8/qoMm4yxzJcQ/s720/DSC_7305.JPG)
Shaped the back-support.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BELnbQXkHX4/TzJBhsvSAUI/AAAAAAAABME/Xwd-arDhS7M/s512/DSC_7306.JPG)
Preparations for placing the back-support (what's it's proper English name?).
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3yhmuua_nrY/TzJBiH9e0yI/AAAAAAAABMM/qwOZcnj32eI/s720/DSC_7313.JPG)
Added the back-support and the brackets that hold the real back-support in it's place, adding some strength to this fragile part.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tTmAsuONznI/TzJBizKARMI/AAAAAAAABMU/PFg8dqokBRc/s720/DSC_7315.JPG)
Helmsman seated in his too high seat.
I also added 2 levers which are used to adjust the seat (at least the real seat, I like to make as much working as possible, but this is impossible...).
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dZA9S0SRrXQ/TzJBjksTWGI/AAAAAAAABMc/v9P5YRO69X4/s720/DSC_7316.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uFhR8KeT858/TzJBkPezwMI/AAAAAAAABMg/0o_4xBPXxik/s720/DSC_7317.JPG)
Placed the seat next to the instrument panel where it will be placed in the wheelhouse.
Here you can clearly see that the seat is too high, so next time I'll check this out before assembling the lot as it's now quite a tough job to adjust the height, though it does give me the opportunity to make the seat stand upright.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 08, 2012, 10:31:17 AM
Quote
Preparations for placing the back-support (what's it's proper English name?).
Seat back, but back-support describes it better.
It is nice to see a warts and all build record - it does show beginners (and everybody else) not only a way to do it right, but what happens with minor slips on the way, and that these minor slips are not the end of the project.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 08, 2012, 02:21:41 PM
Thanks for the compliment.

Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-slIATDiQiSM/TzJ70cBGb4I/AAAAAAAABMs/ZF_YPszFQ18/s720/DSC_7320.JPG)
Pored glue in the couch and escape hatch.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2HE06Vtbkh0/TzJ71KoY5hI/AAAAAAAABM0/ji6_gqWZs1Q/s720/DSC_7321.JPG)
Attached the tube that will guide the spring.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8D4E1iHZUZo/TzJ72aojvKI/AAAAAAAABM8/yyNsFtJcNYo/s720/DSC_7323.JPG)
Spring put into the tube, ready for assembling the other parts.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BJsNsaqV0Wg/TzJ73Y7kGrI/AAAAAAAABNE/EtbTwFJ86mo/s720/DSC_7324.JPG)
In order to make the cylinder slide in and out I attached the outer tube to the guide-bar that guides the rope, and will in time act a first part of a reduction system for the rope to give the servo it's needed strength.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZJPb0uFaXWM/TzJ74Zjs-pI/AAAAAAAABNM/leMg80oxyaY/s512/DSC_7326.JPG)
Lay-out of the inside of the crane house, without the winch.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cu1LvWVrL5g/TzJ75Ws73GI/AAAAAAAABNU/zYls14xhbFA/s720/DSC_7329.JPG)
The attachment bracket's have been trying to break free several times, so now I made a new 1 out of 1 piece so it would have much more soldering surface, making a stronger joint.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9c4i-VFYO9M/TzJ76LvOy6I/AAAAAAAABNc/fCEBM1Iz_7Y/s720/DSC_7330.JPG)
Attachment that will come atop of the crane house under construction.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-t9tETfybPio/TzJ775JT9QI/AAAAAAAABNo/oHr-qFShwfI/s720/DSC_7331.JPG)
Attached the bracket.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2oMi1WBqVqY/TzJ78Xzdb_I/AAAAAAAABNw/dif8PGrs9mE/s720/DSC_7332.JPG)
Folding the plate made it hard to properly solder the parts together.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6Ez4KeHUohA/TzJ79Mld5QI/AAAAAAAABN4/qyNXz5VqEAs/s720/DSC_7334.JPG)
Angle is too low now, but I will add a support that will make sure that the spring gets high enough to increase the highest angle.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p2HgoM5tSCo/TzJ79iU0lkI/AAAAAAAABN8/_O7IUyLHpPI/s720/DSC_7335.JPG)
An impression of what it will look like.
Now the crane is getting close to being operational!

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 08, 2012, 04:48:47 PM
Update:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zeMZw167tX4/TzKh8Mc2euI/AAAAAAAABOM/A1MP9nb9cVo/s720/DSC_7336.JPG)
Another part ready to be placed.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lfxUThnRkzY/TzKh84H4FXI/AAAAAAAABOQ/RRZYE0aHvrc/s720/DSC_7337.JPG)
This part was pretty hard to make.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TXTTfv7yrvs/TzKh9VMt41I/AAAAAAAABOY/vLj6jgPwLVE/s720/DSC_7338.JPG)
After quite some frustration I finally managed to get the crane arm attached to the crane house.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B4fGT8zZM6s/TzKh-i9HbcI/AAAAAAAABOg/zdGgHdrSezA/s720/DSC_7340.JPG)
Shortened the tube a little, though still not enough.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vyx0ZhC-uJA/TzKh_uUIeyI/AAAAAAAABOs/irDiiD9gzsk/s720/DSC_7342.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qd7R8DjdVpM/TzKiAP43fFI/AAAAAAAABO0/sKPmii1wt58/s720/DSC_7343.JPG)
Helmsman is finally sitting in his chair, so full speed ahead both engines!
Oh wait, there are some rocks dead ahead...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--stozEhkgCY/TzKiAnY68NI/AAAAAAAABO4/lMuK7n8exm0/s720/DSC_7344.JPG)
Checking if the ship is still on course, or would he be enjoying the view?...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iQcG2cetjGQ/TzKiBCsKglI/AAAAAAAABPA/WKLi6RjdXHo/s720/DSC_7345.JPG)
Invited myself...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OQ8U4wzPmJE/TzKiCRKzpaI/AAAAAAAABPI/6xTEGLQ_9Xg/s720/DSC_7348.JPG)
HELP, WE'RE ABOUT TO BE RAMMED!!!!!
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KTfzTiWXP7g/TzKiC9zlhjI/AAAAAAAABPU/KAiQRaWhkcI/s720/DSC_7350.JPG)
Still some people looking after the escape hatch.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DymlpiOTwjw/TzKiD-s5dxI/AAAAAAAABPc/GJkPPltP6yE/s720/DSC_7351.JPG)
If the ship's hardly sailing there's some time to do some maintaince on the lifesaving equipment, just so you can do some work...
Oh wait, I'm trying to show that sailors aren't lazy aboard ships like this...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bvN6Ceepz00/TzKiES-ZoxI/AAAAAAAABPg/KAMQfNxWSjU/s720/DSC_7352.JPG)
Someone worrying about the air pressure in the hyperbaric lifeboat.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eSTzMiDaJts/TzKiEiDG5sI/AAAAAAAABPo/K8kGAezMJuU/s720/DSC_7354.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BtvhQSKyPo0/TzKiFj-cIaI/AAAAAAAABPw/TdjVqpoa4gc/s720/DSC_7355.JPG)
The reason for hiding next to a bunch of rocks: the crane appears to be at the point of falling...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d5qQmkH_nH8/TzKiHENz0uI/AAAAAAAABP4/LI23lYdAA-Q/s720/DSC_7356.JPG)
Why is no-one wearing a safety helmet?
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j8wUZh3lBKY/TzKiIMlgsNI/AAAAAAAABQE/efx0Roslcv0/s720/DSC_7357.JPG)
Using hand-signatures to pass the message about the status, everything is fine, just...
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZwbTdNQ84K4/TzKiI63DT9I/AAAAAAAABQI/p6Y1BKcOVGk/s720/DSC_7358.JPG)
Overall view over the large rear deck.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 14, 2012, 04:10:35 PM
Update:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--JlLCv2PlvI/TzqBcnXk5cI/AAAAAAAABSU/BD2R_VXJnSk/s720/DSC_7785.JPG)
Shortened the leg of the chair.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XMnp_1zcI_8/TzqBdXBreCI/AAAAAAAABSg/Nn5bAlmQHXE/s720/DSC_7787.JPG)
As I have the intention to make the helodeck available for landing helicopters the deck and underlying structures need to be able to cope with the forces of a harsh landing of a helo.
As the superstructure is made of thin plastic sheet it simply wouldn't be able to cope with such forces, so I decided to add some brass stiffeners, that will need to guide the forces into the stronger plywood which is still strengthening the lowest deck of the superstructure.
I will also add a transverse girder, but first I'll need to finish the cabins with their lighting, and at least make preparations for the electronics that will be placed inside the superstructure.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A6Ifr1xxwLU/TzqBew4LAtI/AAAAAAAABSk/pFJEUvpcGng/s720/DSC_7788.JPG)
The brass bar is only attached in a few places, but those are the critical places, the forces need to stay away from the plastic sheet.
Besides, the bar is positioned directly underneath the legs of the helopad.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rk1DQ068f3o/TzqBfv7VfOI/AAAAAAAABSw/KjSL42c7h-8/s720/DSC_7789.JPG)
The deck at the side of the dive-area didn't fit properly, so I shortened the deck to make it stop before the hull plating, and increased the height of the sheerstrake.
When the detailing below this deck is finished I will cut the deck loose at the sides of the walls, and attach it to the hull permanently.
The detailing is not expected to get damaged as it's fully protected by the decks, walls and outer hull.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BbzjGNXi0bA/TzqBhDfGU1I/AAAAAAAABTc/cUol1cEvBrg/s720/DSC_7791.JPG)
Added another wall.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cVG6sDrBRVg/TzqBh33N-UI/AAAAAAAABS8/Q5d9A1auf7c/s512/DSC_7836.JPG)
This part of the hull turned out to have bended inwards, so while adding the brass bar I used the opportunity to make it straight.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ucWQhMowLHk/TzqBimgh5GI/AAAAAAAABTA/I1QNthmxMAQ/s720/DSC_7837.JPG)
Now on to the painting, and then the next deck can be build.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iGolc-y4sew/TzqBjjlsCxI/AAAAAAAABTM/K8ZFtXPtSmQ/s720/DSC_7839.JPG)
Now it all fits a lot better.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4dkd7Fcx-T8/TzqBk1oUx7I/AAAAAAAABTU/nYI8HXyaXO4/s720/DSC_7841.JPG)
Painted some of the crew and some furniture.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M4ob1LrrgXQ/TzqBlXB1kRI/AAAAAAAABTY/7XgJN2exdrQ/s512/DSC_7842.JPG)
Painted this 1 as well.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on February 25, 2012, 03:41:21 PM
Update:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AojBTHAwmUU/T0j5t95mlPI/AAAAAAAABTs/OQH6DUTsqLA/s720/DSC_7853.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7cjRLRBQfXg/T0j5uvOAtiI/AAAAAAAABTw/3o2OTZZDHMc/s720/DSC_8072.JPG)
Here's the answer to my quiz, here the walls were too high.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NXixa2ajAJc/T0j5vMXxoiI/AAAAAAAABT4/VOTufBT_jIM/s720/DSC_8073.JPG)
Continued working on the not yet smooth parts of the ship.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8KHNAPPfUrs/T0j5wU6DN_I/AAAAAAAABUA/MPgHKDYHz8I/s720/DSC_8128.JPG)
As a preparation for the Arduino system which is under development I decided I could add some wiring which will make it possible for the Arduino's to communicate with each other.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tbRCUplDXCU/T0j5xBJx9nI/AAAAAAAABUM/i-IQlTggtDk/s720/DSC_8129.JPG)
This will be the place for the main command centre, which will handle all communications.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lbdRQ2YQB7I/T0j5xyMhuyI/AAAAAAAABUU/oI_e-oGCZ4k/s720/DSC_8131.JPG)
Not finished with this yet, but I'll get there.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wHOa87kwOjg/T0j5ytzpMQI/AAAAAAAABUc/wn8ccRQ5EEk/s720/DSC_8132.JPG)
It was pretty much time to try to solve the problem of the weak bulwark, which also didn't really have the right shape.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BHUSkzNDGGI/T0j5zN86uSI/AAAAAAAABUg/rY8g_fRTITM/s720/DSC_8134.JPG)
This side was a bit easier.
When I build the Seven Atlantic I will surely not build the bulwark on top of a finished hull, but build the bulwark as part of the hull, as this keeps giving me trouble.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aWYfioR178I/T0j5z5zNltI/AAAAAAAABUo/dWY4lOlpDmQ/s720/DSC_8135.JPG)
Sanded the rear deck.
I tried to make the screws level with the wood, but all my effort seemed to have not worked at all.
The bright side is that there will be a platform above it, so that platform could cover the flaw, especially when I place some containers beside it.
On the other hand, I might have removed so much wood that some filler could do the job.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mXxUT4gkg64/T0j50qBnfKI/AAAAAAAABUw/tyVbbvcv6Sc/s720/DSC_8136.JPG)
While inspecting the hull I discovered some damage here, so I grasped some filler and tried to repair the damage.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hiJlW0oEXHs/T0j51lYDKJI/AAAAAAAABU4/NIP5M4E3qGc/s512/DSC_8137.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pJvkDzzyd9U/T0j52dCeJKI/AAAAAAAABVE/l7gyzpUfKEI/s720/DSC_8138.JPG)
The turntable was placed to high due to the position of the turning engine, so I drilled a hole underneath it to make it fit lower then it did.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ja7THcjKWYE/T0j52y33uHI/AAAAAAAABVI/lZ-vMM4yRjg/s720/DSC_8139.JPG)
Took some parts away to make sure it would get low enough.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bAo2aW9Y_j8/T0j53WEoQjI/AAAAAAAABVQ/ozpuQldx4MI/s720/DSC_8140.JPG)
That's better.
Now I only need to add the height at the top which I took away at the bottom.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OzA2VqOSY_w/T0j545BQrXI/AAAAAAAABVY/uUZjQSC6SOc/s720/DSC_8084.JPG)
Took Tweety with me outside so she could oversee what I was doing.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 04, 2012, 01:37:01 PM
Update:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m5ncIRhkEu0/T1NoV_zAxQI/AAAAAAAABVk/_n9Fse9S3XU/s720/DSC_8622.JPG)
As the LEGO base was too wide, and might not be able to deal with the forces of the crane with it's way out of centre centre-of-gravity, trying to lift something as heavy as possible I decided it was time to make a new base which will be able to withstand these kind of forces.
Here I'm trying to find out if my new idea could even work.
I'm thinking of mounting the servo in a silicon "bath" to make it able to be pushed into the silicon when the load on the gearwheel becomes to high for the servo.

What do you guys think about making a silicon "bath" in which the servo can move when being overloaded?
I'm not entirely sure if it will work out the way I want to.
It would only be a back-up to the limitations which will be incorporated in the software, which will know the status of the crane through 2 sensors measuring the angle they're in.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wkn6AhP_Qgo/T1NoWvHqBwI/AAAAAAAABVw/pKx3Nc_k1Tw/s720/DSC_8623.JPG)
In an effort to make the gearwheel fit as well as possible atop of the servo disc I started to make a plate to fill the gap created by the edge around the screw holding the servo disc in place.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7On1LrwO1fw/T1NoXZ_PC6I/AAAAAAAABV0/9z69H6tnJSI/s720/DSC_8625.JPG)
Scratch build a machine (what's the name of this kind of machine?) to make the plate perfectly round.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RXlCy6aZ96M/T1NoX81obVI/AAAAAAAABWE/xP-FREWDgr4/s720/DSC_8628.JPG)
Turn on the Dremel, and then hold the sanding paper gently against the plate to adjust it's shape.
I held the ends of the sanding paper in my hands to eliminate my own inaccuracy and movement to allow for a more perfect circle.
After all it remains an improvised machine...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JKY0zr5kna4/T1NoZEgUlHI/AAAAAAAABWA/DwN1RKhlp-8/s720/DSC_8629.JPG)
I never managed to make something this perfectly round, and especially not with this little effort, except for the parts I bought in stores...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VgHsdYx2Vdo/T1NoZ98hiCI/AAAAAAAABWM/u6JYAs2pq6w/s720/DSC_8631.JPG)
All parts ready for assembly.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ixnLSM4-5cI/T1Noa__u2cI/AAAAAAAABWU/YaYw1ivJIgA/s720/DSC_8632.JPG)
As the holes on the gearwheel are much larger then those on the servo-disc I started to make something to fill the additional space, as the gearwheel shouldn't be able to move off the centreline.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving support vessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: More Coffee on March 06, 2012, 02:42:43 AM
Josse.
The bow section that keeps cracking..Why not put a cap rail on top or inside that bulwark.. It well stiffen it up a little hopefully stop it from cracking..I had to do that on my little trawler just for that reason..I added that bulwark after the hull..

All in all my man you have a fine project there and it keeps getting better,I admire your determination. :-))
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 06, 2012, 09:56:20 AM
Hi Coffee,

Thanks for the advice.

The cap rail still has to be fitted, but I would like to have a firm bulwark even without the cap rail.
With a model this size it's hard not to hit any wall, car-seat, doors and many more things.
Even when closing the cars rear door the bulwark can get hit.
As I'd prefer not to need to fix the bulwark after every single time sailing with her I want to have it strengthened more then just adding the cap rail.
For a smaller model it surely would do the job.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 11, 2012, 03:44:55 PM
Got both some good and some bad news.
The good news is I went out to sail with Well Enhancer, and despite the high waves (scale 8-9 Beaufort) the stern remained completely dry this time.
Than the bad news, I found a crack in the bow just below the waterline.
I found this crack after some 15-20 minutes of sailing, and there did get water inside, which hasn't happened in similar situations before.
I'm hoping to get this fixed before 30 April, as I'm then taking her with me to the model boating club for queens day.

Has anyone some advice how I could permanently fix this crack?
I'm hoping there'll be some way which doesn't require fibre glassing or anything like that big a job...
Could epoxy glue do the job?

Enough talking, now some photo's:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H3mRds8qQis/T1y-17skFRI/AAAAAAAABcE/BF8Yoq7Ez3s/s720/DSC_8700.JPG)
Moored and waiting for ballast.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3bnHTEm5LYI/T1y-2sgteiI/AAAAAAAABcY/iU3Xi2M3Id8/s720/DSC_8704.JPG)
Ballast placed, moored for some photographing with the bulwark still in 1 piece...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zHVDAq4vJyo/T1y-34AMqUI/AAAAAAAABcQ/Oz8Lw6SmPzc/s720/DSC_8706.JPG)
Found a beach not far from the car, which was nicely covered from the wind, making it easier to get going.
In the rear of this photo the higher waves on the open part of the water are visible.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gaanvZ_iCTI/T1y-4z_eUZI/AAAAAAAABcg/kphiZVnWX_k/s720/DSC_8717.JPG)
It took me a while to get going properly (one needs to be gentle with the rudder when using azimuths in weather like this), but as soon as I found out how to work a way through it I got her sailing against the wind for some time.
With the wind in the side of the model gave a somewhat scary sight, which will be shown in some photo's further down this post.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aU_VR_-wt1c/T1y-59YsetI/AAAAAAAABck/7hFL10Cu7tw/s720/DSC_8718.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8qje0BcDb5Q/T1y-6nMjk4I/AAAAAAAABcs/LqmpAzY4IJg/s720/DSC_8721.JPG)
Ballast was really properly spread out, it's the waves and the wind causing her get some list...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HN28cxnyIGw/T1y-9MPNl5I/AAAAAAAABc0/upT8td6hXqg/s720/DSC_8722.JPG)
Nicely high waves, this is one of the reasons why I like these kind of ships.
The engines didn't like it as much as I did, I noticed they refused to go to full power from time to time.
This makes me consider adding temperature gauges and Amp meters so I can see when they're getting hot.
It also makes me consider to use Speed 700 Toque engines on Seven Atlantic rather then the less powerful Speed 500 E's of Well Enhancer, though Seven Atlantics 5-bladed brass props might give more power already, and Seven Atlantic has 3 azimuths under the stern compared to just 2 in Well Enhancer.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SeiLgEZdsRY/T1y--ZCV1PI/AAAAAAAABdA/t-8z_vU_suE/s720/DSC_8728.JPG)
When sailing takes as much attention as did today, taking proper photo's using a DSLR isn't quite easy.
As a result of that this shot is out of focus...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_h8bKNaSuEk/T1y-_u8EGkI/AAAAAAAABdE/JlB4yXB1Ry4/s720/DSC_8730.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S1EKj9iclJk/T1y_A6MaXnI/AAAAAAAABdQ/ZS8tsAsygZY/s720/DSC_8745.JPG)
This is how I managed to get some proper photo's whilst controlling the model (well, at least sort of controlling...).
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1328Bn8S73I/T1y_BquQciI/AAAAAAAABdU/XHUpryg8Gs8/s720/DSC_8748.JPG)
The damage to the bow.
I think this crack is about 5cm long.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3t6QcpOUV-Q/T1y_CpjvucI/AAAAAAAABdc/JAdnw332tKk/s512/DSC_8750.JPG)
When something like this gets stuck around a prop the performance won't be what one would expect it to be...

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Welsh Wizard on March 11, 2012, 05:09:21 PM
reinforce the inside of the hull with Grp it is the BEST way to do it


Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 11, 2012, 06:31:55 PM
Hello Welsh Wizard,

Thanks for the advice.
The name GRP doesn't sound familiar to me, could you explain it to me, or send a link where I could buy it?

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Welsh Wizard on March 11, 2012, 06:58:54 PM
Grp is short for fiberglassing Josse



Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 11, 2012, 07:16:11 PM
Hello Dave,

Thanks for the advice.

I did fibre glass the hull before I painted the hull, so I thought it would do the job.
It could be that on this part the fibre glass has been sanded away in the numerous times of sanding.
Fibre glassing unfortunately is not an option on a short period of time (before queens day), as I don't have the materials and also no funds to buy it, so I guess I'll need to fix it temporally, and fix it permanently this summer or winter.
It actually might not be all that bad an idea as I added more wood on top of the fibre glass and though that doesn't make any leaks when cracking, there are parts that have actually cracked as well.
Fibre glassing would also make that look better too.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 12, 2012, 10:51:35 AM
GPR = Glass Reinforced Plastic
To prevent cracks in a wood structure, it will need at least some GRP tissue as well as the resin.
For a quick and nasty fix, I would either run some cyano acrylic into the crack, or run some PVA into the crack, then follow that with a shot of cyano.  This causes the PVA that has entered the crack by capillary action to set suddenly.  Very suddenly.  Best done outdoors, with you upwind of the workpiece.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on March 12, 2012, 11:22:06 AM
Hi Malcolm,

Thanks for the advice.

Where can I get that Cyano acrylic?
And what does it look like?
I don't think I know the stuff.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 12, 2012, 08:34:35 PM


Where can I get that Cyano acrylic?
And what does it look like?
I don't think I know the stuff.

Greetings Josse

Hi Josse,

It's also known as   SuperGlue


ken
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: More Coffee on March 13, 2012, 03:00:29 AM
Your Ship looks great on the water Josse.

Good luck on the repair..

In a pinch ,if you have any sort of epoxy or resin ..with some tissue paper or ..Geeez man lingerie would do ..

Stick it aroud that crack at the water line and let it harden ..

In a real pinch ..if theres any scrap yards around there that well let you go through the vehicles ,,look for the deployed air bags and grab a couple ..Just look them over for blood before hand ..
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Stavros on January 21, 2013, 09:59:37 PM
Come on Tweety rejoin ht eforum we ALL miss your updates
 
Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: irishcarguy on February 28, 2013, 08:31:25 PM
Sorry you are not feeling well today Stavros, I have some medicine I will share with though. Mick B.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: cos918 on February 28, 2013, 08:40:49 PM
Hi
He has been keeping the thread going on RC Group forum

John
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Norseman on February 28, 2013, 09:33:37 PM
Maybe he just had trouble uploading photos here?

Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: Stavros on February 28, 2013, 10:21:09 PM
Sorry you are not feeling well today Stavros, I have some medicine I will share with though. Mick B.

Ill have whatever you are on  O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: irishcarguy on February 28, 2013, 11:00:59 PM
On second thought if I shared you would be in a worse state than me & that would be pretty bad LOL.Mick B.
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: tweety777 on January 14, 2014, 10:39:05 AM
Hey guys,

Due to some problems with the forum I lost my account and didn't bother fixing this until today when I realized that there is a large treasure of motivating build threads here full of posts from which I can learn a lot.
I started all over and have just made a new topic this morning in the Working Vessels section, apparently I missed this thread while searching for it, didn't expect it to be this high up.
The new start means that is shown in this topic is now doomed to be demolished by some small children.

Greetings Josse
Title: Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
Post by: vnkiwi on January 14, 2014, 11:08:07 AM
Good to have you back again.
You where missed
cheers
vnkiwi

 :-))