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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2009, 06:44:38 PM »

a few more pics, not much recently though because of exams. it looks small but it took me weeks to research and come up with an idea to make these, and it looks so simple from the pictures.
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2009, 09:56:14 PM »

That's becoming a very nice model  :-)) :-))
This is a Broadsword-class, isn't it?

Did i see your using an Ansmann ESC?
I've bought one quite half a year ago, and i didn't manage to get the setup right, so it would make the engine's drive the model the right way.
In the end i decided to use it as a forward-only ESC using a home-made servo-switch to reverse the engine's, but that went wrong, so it's not working anymore.
Still i would like to know if it was only my lack of skills in getting the setup right, or are you (or anyone else) having problems with them as well?

Greetings Josse
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2009, 02:54:22 PM »

hi josse,
thanks for the kind words, the ship is a type 22 frigate, and if your referring to the mtroniks speed controller, then yes i have had a few problems, it had a mi of its own and did what it liked when it liked. but i haven't had any problems with the ACTion ESCs.

sorry about the late reply ive been working for my exams.
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2009, 06:27:07 PM »

Hi Dantheman,

Exams are much more important then hobbies, so that's no problem at all.
Did you pass the exams?
Or are you still busy with them?

Greetings Josse
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2009, 06:31:16 PM »

i passed one exam about small business networking, but this is a specialised one ran by Cisco Sysems through the school, so i know the result instantly because its done online. ive done the IT exam and all i have left now is my design tech on tuesday, then thats another year of education over for me.  O0
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2009, 11:19:53 PM »

The way you are making those rings seems a bit difficult.

Why not make a former out of dowel and wrap micro strip around it in a tight coil(tape it to the dowel at the start and end) and pour boiling water over it. This will set the plastic into a "spring". This can them be easily cut into rings and stuck onto the hull.

I recently used this technique with stretched sprue to make the radio direction finder loops, using a 6mm drill as the template, on the model in this photo -
http://aol.pixum.co.uk/album/image/id/4305563/page/5#
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dan

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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2009, 08:44:03 AM »

hi niall,
thanks for the suggestion, ill try it next time  :-))
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2009, 08:19:53 PM »

the first stage of painting
and the last picture shows how it looks so far
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2009, 07:34:53 PM »

here are the first bits of detail going onto the ship. these being the helicopter guide lights and the hanger lights. the fist picture shows the supports i made for the guide lights, the second showing how small they are, and the 3rd and 4th with them in place
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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2009, 10:44:59 AM »


Coming along nicely, Dan.  It's great when the paint starts getting on.

Well done   :-))

Ken
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dan

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« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2009, 10:47:58 AM »

thanks ken   :-))
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2009, 08:22:25 PM »

hi Dan yes its looking great  is your deck all in place and what paint are you going to paint the hull with matt or satin.
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« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2009, 08:28:10 PM »

hi wallace,
the deck is all one peace, plywood, with a layer of 0.5mm plasicard on top to hide the grain. the pywood has been attatched to the hull using epoxy glue and the same for the plasticard.  as for the paint, i came across this stuff  http://www.fleetscale.com/altshop/paint1.htm   apparently its exactly the same colour as they use on the modern day warships, so ill probably apply this all over the model using an air brush and then ill go around carfully painting the detailed parts suh as the watertight doors.
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2009, 02:23:42 PM »

and some more details, these are ridiculously small, the window that can be seen is 4mm x 9mm to give you a rough indication of the size i am working with
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2009, 02:27:26 PM »

heres the last picture again,
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2009, 02:56:32 PM »

Looks great :-))

Paul's hulls are superb aren't they :-))
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dan

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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2009, 03:40:25 PM »

thanks andy
ive never had any problems with any of pauls things
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dan

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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2009, 08:09:27 PM »

the latest images.
the funnel will be floodlit using 1.8mm LEDs. these will be fitted just in front of the white metal floodlight fittings. the reason I'm doing it this way is because i want this model to be as accurate as possible and i thought the LEDs would make it look less realistic if they took the place of the white metal fittings. if you look carefully you can see a LED being fitted in the pictures labled "funnel 2" and "funnel 4"
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2009, 08:12:30 PM »

here's the second pic again
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2009, 06:35:18 PM »

more
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2009, 06:57:08 PM »

Not been on much Dan due to health just been playing catch up ,and wow what a fine job you are doing enjoying all your work.Also dan the site you gave me for the paint for warships can you re do it for me again,whats the closest paint to it that Humbro do.
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2009, 08:42:01 PM »

thanks for the compliment wallace, it much appreciated  :-)) you have a pm
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2009, 10:28:09 PM »


On a side note, there was a film on the TV (Monday) called, The Gift Horse, that was all about the St Nazaire raid.
 ( Also worth a viewing is Jeremy Clarkson docudrama of the same event, excellent.)
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2009, 10:31:05 PM »

what channel martin?
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Re: HMS campbeltown build 1/96
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2009, 10:53:25 PM »

Found it! ..... that was a struggle...

More 4, Mon 20 July, 11:15, THE GIFT HORSE 115 MINS
(1952) Trevor Howard captains an ancient US warship gifted to the British navy, which is chosen to lead the raid on St Nazaire in 1942. With Richard Attenborough.
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