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Title: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on August 30, 2016, 11:36:29 PM
years back I built this boat in 1/24th with a set of plans and basic tools, have posted the work so far on the thread for this class of boat, decided to start a build thread of its own.. today the double planked 4ft hull was cut free of the building board..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/RawxMo.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plRawxMoj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/2A07ZR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pl2A07ZRj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: Capt Podge on August 30, 2016, 11:47:47 PM
Wow, that woodwork looks impressive, I'll follow your build and hope to pick up some tips along the way. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: Perkasaman2 on August 30, 2016, 11:53:23 PM
You have made a lovely job of the hull. :-))
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: gra2 on August 31, 2016, 11:02:13 AM
Hi,
One of my favourite boats.
Hull looks great.

Gra2
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: gra2 on September 01, 2016, 05:40:12 AM
Hi I hope you don't mind have posted a shot of my Whaleback.
Same scale as your build.

(http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q776/gra28/ASRL131-06a_zps058e3430.jpg) (http://s1358.photobucket.com/user/gra28/media/ASRL131-06a_zps058e3430.jpg.html)

Graham
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: Charlie on September 01, 2016, 12:09:58 PM
That planking looks very neat. What timber and glue are you using?


Charlie
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 01, 2016, 11:46:38 PM
thin 1/8th" ply framing, basswood 1/32nd" for double planking,hard balsa blocking, superglue and titebond III wood glue,, with the help of homemade half round scraper the stringers were reduced, blocking fared and other uneeded interior wood removed, after sanding a entire 2oz was removed but that means the first 2oz of epoxy are free weight.. plans are to make her as the 180 out of Gorleston in late war fit (well armed and well worn)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/BFwUpU.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plBFwUpUj)
stringer reduction
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/q79XID.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poq79XIDj)
1/24th vs 1/16th..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 04, 2016, 05:47:06 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/vtlJGO.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/povtlJGOj)
hull interior has been cleaned up and epoxy coated..  starting on exterior hull and deck..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 15, 2016, 06:50:09 PM
deck with cabin and hatch openings framed, 1/32nd plywood sub-deck fitted and with the help of a few clamps, weights and other objects glued into place,, outer hull sanded and giving a penetrating coat of resin, after another round of sanding it will be glass and resin time..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/922/xftFeh.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmxftFehj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/921/vxT6yS.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plvxT6ySj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/921/I3TX6s.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plI3TX6sj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/924/A6z4Z5.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poA6z4Z5j)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 17, 2016, 06:00:14 PM
hull sanded, mixed some epoxy filler paste and filled seems, divots and gaps.. after curing used a 5inch orbital sander to bring everything down to a point where the hull can be glassed, some final hand sanding is still needed.. (working big is fun) started on the deck planks until my spray can of superglue kicker emptied..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/923/quQPAU.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnquQPAUj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 21, 2016, 03:55:12 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/922/CT3CIF.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmCT3CIFj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/922/JxYaqn.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmJxYaqnj)
planking done, penetrating coat of epoxy applied.. time to glass the hull and start main cabin construction..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: goingdown on September 21, 2016, 09:50:26 PM
Lovely piece of work :-)) .  It will almost be a shame to paint it.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 29, 2016, 11:27:46 PM
work started on the plug to make a mold for the cabin.. getting close to starting to sheet this section.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/P5DmhT.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmP5DmhTj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/DHavzA.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmDHavzAj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: Charlie on September 30, 2016, 09:36:13 AM
I would imagine you would need to keep the weight down on a high-speed craft like this. What is the target maximum all-up weight for the finished boat that you need to achieve? I'm loving all that diagonal planking, superb :-)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 30, 2016, 11:25:32 AM
Way back I spent several days dremeling out hull-cabin and hollowing out fittings on my 1/24th so it would ride correctly and get up on plane.. calculations for the new boat says 10-10.5 total.. with this concern the cabin will be a thin fiberglass balsa sandwich (after I get the mold made) the use of 3D printed parts for many of the fittings and crew should help keep the weight in check(20mm, Vickers machine guns, vent cowls,searchlight) brushless motors and new battery tech will help greatly..
 
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on September 30, 2016, 11:06:20 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/uc6BZO.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmuc6BZOj)
sheeted the regions that curve in one plane with thin ply, the tougher curves were covered with narrow planks.. sanding, filling and more sanding needed to get the plug ready..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: gra2 on October 03, 2016, 06:13:52 AM
Hi Tod info you asked for attached.

(http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q776/gra28/DSCF2200_zps41fhesvu.jpg) (http://s1358.photobucket.com/user/gra28/media/DSCF2200_zps41fhesvu.jpg.html)

Graham
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: gra2 on October 03, 2016, 06:24:54 AM
Motor is a Turnigy 3648 inrunner motor 1450kva.
I run on the centre shaft only, flank props are freewheeling.
Boat runs on a three cell lipo which gives more than enough power.
Runs just as well on a two cell lipo.

(http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q776/gra28/DSCF2199_zpsvviuxx4v.jpg) (http://s1358.photobucket.com/user/gra28/media/DSCF2199_zpsvviuxx4v.jpg.html)

Motor mount made from plywood faced with 1/8 inch alum as heat sink have also curved alum tube around front of motor which is watercooled.

Graham
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: canabus on October 03, 2016, 08:25:23 AM
Hi fellows
I am using one of these 3648-1450kv motors on a 60Amp car ESC with a 40mm 2 blade prop.
Using a 5800mah 3S Lipo the speed of your boat will not be a problem.
I have run this motor with a 3 blade 37mm prop, but ,it only used more amps and did not go any faster.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: gra2 on October 03, 2016, 09:19:37 AM
Hi made a mistake in my post it should say Outrunner motor not Inrunner.

Prop I use is 36mm three blade brass.

Graham
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: canabus on October 03, 2016, 09:35:26 AM
Using a 2S the revs are about 10000, 3S the revs are about 16000 and 4S 21000.
This turns these motor from mild to beastly!!!
Yes I tested it on 4S, but, the solid ply 34" Sea Commander was not built for speedboat speeds!!!
I have removed the motor and installed 3548/4 1100kv which is still over speed.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on October 03, 2016, 01:55:25 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/921/nsvKrj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plnsvKrjj)


my current plan is 3 24-28mm 900-1200kv out-runners, 3 battery packs (to be decided) 3 ESC.. I'm in the planning stages of converting a transmitter to 3 slides with center detent for the trottles.. this was in the works already for my 1/96th scale USS Minneapolis (C-13) also the triple screw..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/661/oItsxw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idoItsxwj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/673/PiKb3Z.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipPiKb3Zj)
have to admit its fun working in a large scale for a bit..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on October 03, 2016, 09:39:58 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/Fy7W1l.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poFy7W1lj)  filled,sanded and primed.. ready for more sanding ,filling and priming (but, I got to use my 5inch disc sander)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: canabus on October 04, 2016, 06:21:45 AM
The 28mm motors only run 3blade 30mm props, but 35mm motors will run 37mm props(eg 3639-750, 3648-850, 3639-1100).
Depends on what prop sizes you are planning for the boat.
This requires three ESCs and maybe a throttle/rudder mixer for the outer motors.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on October 04, 2016, 01:32:57 PM
the scale props are prop shop v1212 just a tad under 30mm and not a racing pitch, was looking at something in this range for motors
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18968__Turnigy_D2836_9_950KV_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor.html looking to get scale speed and trying to stay away from water cooling.. planning on the vent cowls to be functional and mounting a exhaust fan below the open engine room hatch(possible ducts to pull air through motors) the ESC's come with fans,,
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: ballastanksian on October 04, 2016, 08:24:43 PM
I love the look of your PT and the Dreadnought hulls! It always seems a shame to cover up such lovely timber colours with paint.

Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on October 06, 2016, 05:56:00 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/MJ2a6e.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poMJ2a6ej)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/58l5zj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/po58l5zjj)
wheelhouse section of the plug completed and joined to the aft section, after more filling and sanding details that can be part of the mold will be added.. then the fiberglass mold can be laid up (this plug almost weighs more than the hull!!)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on October 19, 2016, 01:22:55 PM
back to work after some vacation time, while doing some reading (RN ASR book) discovered that the D-Day markings for boats was a 5 point white star in a blue circle field.. I know somewhere I have seen this on a whaleback but can't seem to find the photo.. looking for a link or help as this would fit in the time frame I'm working on..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on October 21, 2016, 09:44:20 PM
started getting the parts made that will be included in the mold plug..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/katur0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pokatur0j)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on November 08, 2016, 02:40:58 PM
started working on a master for the turrets, plans, drawings and photos were clashing.. the museum at Flixton came to the rescue and provided measurement and detailed photos (with measuring items)I produced a rough set of 1/16th scale drawings that should work.. now to turn a new corrected form..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/38rZRs.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm38rZRsj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/z4I0oG.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmz4I0oGj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/U4oNIM.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnU4oNIMj)
great thanks to the museum folks!!!!
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: John W E on November 08, 2016, 04:27:14 PM
BOULTON PAUL DEFIANT Mk.I

hi there there were two versions of the gun turrets - one came from the above which was for the single gun and then when they modified it for the twin gun I believe the canopy came from either a Lancaster design or some heavy bomber.  Christian will be the best one cos he is the one who advised me.
john

Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: Charlie on November 08, 2016, 05:43:13 PM
I was wondering how you were going to create the Canopies, as they seemed the most tricky out of all the components. I will watch with interest these latest developments :-))


Charlie
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on November 08, 2016, 06:05:54 PM
current "plan" 1/16th square brass soldered inner-frame, vacuum formed clear sections, outer frames and center sections photo-etched brass,(hoping with the first 2 layers together a pattern can be made for the outer frames ),.. yes this will be fiddley.. but its a fun break from 1/96th work!!!
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on December 01, 2016, 06:42:37 PM
turret frame construction, decided to use 1/16th square aluminum stock (had to cut 1/16th plate to make it) filed half lap joints and JB weld (a filled epoxy) clear turret domes were vacuumed formed before grooving the plugs for the frame forming, now to start on the second one..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/77HlTm.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm77HlTmj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/zkGPvy.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plzkGPvyj)
kind on crazy tedious work? yes but fun, as it's been said "you're way on the edge of the map" my reply "there be dragons there"
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/Qq7mEQ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnQq7mEQj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: gra2 on December 02, 2016, 08:28:43 AM
Very impressive build.


Graham
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: JimG on December 02, 2016, 09:45:35 AM
You could simplify things a bit as I can recall reading some years back that the glazing was often removed from the turrets as they had a tendency to steam up in use.

Jim
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: colin-stevens on December 02, 2016, 06:02:28 PM
Thats a big wow from me, nice work
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on December 06, 2016, 01:13:52 PM
thanks for the comments, the build method for the frames seems to worked as I was able to get a second bird cage together that matches the first one.. learned a few things on number one , so the second's build went a little faster and smoother.. now to get back on the main cabin plug work ..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/Z9eLSI.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plZ9eLSIj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/k5yz1u.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pok5yz1uj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on December 13, 2016, 09:51:39 PM
box from shapeways arrived today with the guns,
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/MqE21U.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poMqE21Uj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/tEU0FY.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pltEU0FYj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/dtL1J1.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/podtL1J1j)
will have to work on the shield for the 20mm and adjust the mounts for the turret guns,, fabbing up the deck stanchions will also be needed..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on December 21, 2016, 06:05:41 PM
one working inner turret frame completed, have to make a second now that I know I can..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/EXlf3W.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnEXlf3Wj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/852vH3.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/po852vH3j)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: colin-stevens on December 22, 2016, 05:28:57 PM
Oh WOW!!!!
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on December 24, 2016, 05:26:36 PM
my first attempt at etching my own parts..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/89pULi.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/po89pULij)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on December 28, 2016, 09:44:49 PM
turned some balsa stock for making the carley float, turned the start of a basswood plug for the DF loop.. the cabin plug was prepped, glassed up, hopefully there will be a good mold under that mess (the base layers were much neater)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/B2dlr5.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnB2dlr5j)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/6fCmPh.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn6fCmPhj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/ZR8QjR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plZR8QjRj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 03, 2017, 03:29:27 PM
spent  some time working with balsa..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/Oc6bOX.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnOc6bOXj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 03, 2017, 06:51:04 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/J6BZln.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmJ6BZlnj)
a few minutes with the lathe
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: ballastanksian on January 14, 2017, 02:18:01 PM
I echo Colin's WOW! Because those turrets are gorgeous just on their own. I know of at least one modeller who gave up on making one of these because of the turret glazing so kudos to you for 'finkin' it all out. I imagine that being a larger scale, they are easier to develop.

I have only just seen this topic so will take much more note of your progress on this beauty.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 15, 2017, 02:00:25 PM
thanks everyone, the 1/16th scale makes some things easier, but is unforgiving on other details..the Carley float floor has been built, float and rings have been ribbon wrapped to simulate canvas..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/5sC6yD.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pl5sC6yDj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 19, 2017, 02:14:37 PM
sacrificed some clickster pencils to the cause as stock for navigation lights "glass" turning while wearing the opti-visor, took a bit to find the correct speed and use of lube/coolant (soapy water) may try to refine this a bit but have to find some more stock!!
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/6q8RQR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pl6q8RQRj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 20, 2017, 06:52:38 PM
machine some brass I-beam and solder some tube to it to make stock for the hand rail mounts, need around 28 of them.. shot some paint on the float parts so I can start rigging it up..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/eg8J7q.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poeg8J7qj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/aNY7kg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plaNY7kgj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 27, 2017, 01:39:37 PM
had to make some 20mm parts after messing up detailing the 3D printed parts.. unimat with the opti-visor work.. may be I need to work with some of my 1/96th scale stuff before the 1/16th drives me further crazy.. I thought it would be the other way around..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/w7i5MS.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plw7i5MSj)
after a little paint and blacken-it
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/b4WJm1.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmb4WJm1j)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 30, 2017, 08:59:25 PM
string or twine wasn't going to work for the detail in 1/16th.. found a good stateside supplier of scale rope. order arrived today.


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/921/eGLMSn.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pleGLMSnj)
http://www.syrenshipmodelcompany.com/
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: raflaunches on January 30, 2017, 10:52:07 PM
Wow, I've learnt some fantastic information on the gun turrets as for years we've tried to work out how to build a realistic looking versions for our Walton 65ft ASRL and we are going to use yours as a basis. :-))
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on January 30, 2017, 11:43:11 PM
thanks, I tried to see if I took a photo during the glue-up stage, but must have been not sure if it would work so it wasn't documented.. lots of half-lap filed pieces of bent aluminum all held in place by about twenty small alligator clips and twist of small wire..(slow curing filled epoxy helped by giving time to make adjustments) on the second one the main arches were set first and let cure making fitting in all the other ribs the next day much easier.. finding a small 1/16th wide flat file and a 16th dremel burr sped the making of the lap joints..needle files to clean up everything after..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: roycv on January 30, 2017, 11:44:12 PM
Hi Nick, re Walton on Thames boat.  I have the magazine article with bulkhead cross sections showing a flared hull, quite different to the MM plans.  Also some detail regarding rudder tiller operation, that's from memory.

I mentioned this in another thread, perhaps you have this already.  I think I got the information from the RAF museum at Hendon many years ago, I think I saw a Mr. Lion there.
regards Roy
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: raflaunches on January 31, 2017, 01:03:40 PM
Hi Roy


Yes I remember that magazine, I think I've got one of the newer reprints.
The hull, and to be honest a lot of the fittings, isn't right but with a bit of research looking at the pictures of the original boat it can be built into a lovely boat. My Dad met a chap at Warwick in 2008 during the boat show who had built a fleet of 1/48 scale ASRL from original plans and he kindly sent a copy of the Walton plans to him showing the differences between the MM plans and the proper drawings.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on February 03, 2017, 12:58:34 PM
when you break off small parts and have to replace them..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/5s8D2b.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn5s8D2bj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on February 03, 2017, 06:43:54 PM
added a few more tiny bits and some airbrush time
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/JIdrI4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poJIdrI4j)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on February 08, 2017, 06:27:29 PM
had to turn to aluminum to make sturdy light 20mm shield brackets,, pin bolted to the holes in the printed mount, should hold up to the rigors of a HSL..
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/40w7DC.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm40w7DCj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/lTHJlk.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/polTHJlkj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/FNMzjl.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmFNMzjlj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on February 09, 2017, 09:34:55 PM
nuts,bolts and a little paint..(never mind the little cork)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/ycVfJA.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmycVfJAj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/SSgm9R.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnSSgm9Rj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: colin-stevens on March 12, 2017, 04:10:00 PM
Any progress on this project ? Hope you havnt given up.
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on March 12, 2017, 04:59:03 PM
just got very busy with spring yard work, work work has been crazy.. and a cold that tried to move into my lungs.. hope to get some things done this week.. and want to get back on a few other projects in 1/96  and 1/48th
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/661/oItsxw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idoItsxwj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/673/NO7rN8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipNO7rN8j)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/703/imgp0858r.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/jjimgp0858rj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/838/imgp0856r.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/naimgp0856rj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: kees de mol on March 12, 2017, 08:09:10 PM
beautifull work
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on June 21, 2017, 02:24:17 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/Jr62mJ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poJr62mJj)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/WFgl24.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poWFgl24j)
spent any free time "updating" the column on my unimat to a adjustable milling unit,, did get the gun sight done,, weather here is starting to get hot and humid, so much for lots of yard work, time to get back to boat work in the air-conditioning..
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on November 24, 2017, 01:43:08 PM
work on this project is restarting after the summer off, found some great color footage of boats in action and have made some more great contacts.. the boat footage is in the last third.. red inside the vent cowls, an added stern plate, better views of the added searchlight..
http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/933

Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: tghsmith on April 07, 2019, 12:50:22 PM
not a dead project,, just have way to many things on the bench, a new milling machine for a live steam project.. but I had to do the glass work for a friends destroyer hull, seeing the whalebacks cabin mold was ready and the resin mess was happening.. the deck cabin was molded with balsa wood shaped and bent to between layers of glass clothe,, still needs filling and sanding,, but it seems to be  very light and strong ..
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/TlZzsW.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poTlZzsWj)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/oF7rfO.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ploF7rfOj)
Title: Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
Post by: derekwarner on April 07, 2019, 02:20:15 PM
Beautiful Herringbone planking TGH :-)) .........


Couldn't help but recognize your workshop 1950's vintage Hospital bedside table....complete with the towel rail & pressed Lions Foot legs [on castors]  O0


Derek