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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2009, 05:05:41 PM »

Another update!














































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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2009, 10:09:40 PM »

Last update for today:

Added another platfrom.









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.

Platform is properly in position pretty quickly.

Pretty much crew to check if all goes well.

Greetings Josse
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2009, 03:50:08 PM »

Update:

Made the inner part of the cilinder fit inside the outer tube.

Started removing the lights from the mast so i can place the new LED's.

A half mast.........

Started making the new walls tougher.

A lot of crew checking the progress.



Checking if things really are straight.

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

Greetings Josse
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #78 on: December 28, 2009, 09:07:24 PM »

Update:

Added the second knuckle and the first 2 frames.





Finished the work on the horizontal strengthenings.

Lot's of work done on the frames.

To show just how big the real ship is i put an officer under the bow.



That's more like it, more up to date.

Added some reinforcement.



Calling the fireman, something went wrong.
Unfortunatly someone forgot to make pics of what went wrong.............

2 overall photo's.

This is what she looks like now.

Greetings Josse
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #79 on: December 28, 2009, 09:54:17 PM »

Ok, I give up, what are the planks for?
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #80 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.
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #81 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
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2009, 06:31:56 PM »

josse, I have spotted a big problem,

how are you going to glaze?
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #83 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.

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #84 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. 
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2009, 06:45:46 PM »

That is excactly what i want to do.

Greetings Josse
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #86 on: December 29, 2009, 06:50:22 PM »

That is excactly what i want to do.

Greetings Josse

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #87 on: December 29, 2009, 07:47:27 PM »

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #88 on: December 29, 2009, 07:52:58 PM »

Lost me ?  {:-{
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2010, 06:56:31 PM »

Finally a proper update again:

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.

Fixed the breakwater again.

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.

All needed components for making the floodlights start up like real floodlights.

IC has been mounted.

Soldered the lot with shaking hands.

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.


The new gearwheels are way to small.
Plan B is to build a gearbox.

Gearbox under construction.
The Azipods will now turn much faster then before due to the different reduction.

Greetings Josse
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2010, 02:28:47 AM »

Keep at it Josse..Rome wasnt built in a day .. :-))

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #91 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:

The new legs for the new mast.

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.

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.

A dryfit on board.

Greetings Josse
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #92 on: May 08, 2010, 12:28:38 PM »

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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?
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #93 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
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« Reply #94 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:

Placed a plate to connect the sidewall to the rearwall.



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.

Took Tweety with me to my room, hoping she would start investigate the model.
Unfortunatly  she didn't come closer then this.





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
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #95 on: May 31, 2010, 04:48:41 PM »

Great project, looking forward to completion pics
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #96 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
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« Reply #97 on: June 30, 2010, 06:51:26 PM »

Finally some pics again!!

Materials stored on the rear deck like it would be done on the real ship.

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.

People from the shipyard working hard on this dryfit, while being encoureged by the Wuppies and Beesies.

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
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #98 on: July 26, 2010, 04:40:33 PM »

Here are some more pics:

Overall view of the sanding and filling work of today.

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.



First frame alongside the keel.

First frame mounted on the keel.




Greetings Josse
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #99 on: July 26, 2010, 08:57:20 PM »

Another update:

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.

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
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