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Marmoi

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Re: The ship that never was - G3 - HMS Indomitable
« Reply #200 on: June 27, 2013, 07:45:30 am »

When I was happy with the shape and position of everything the pipes were fitted in place permanently.
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Re: The ship that never was - G3 - HMS Indomitable
« Reply #201 on: June 27, 2013, 07:46:44 am »

The next part of this stage was to fit and glue the heat shield in place.
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Re: The ship that never was - G3 - HMS Indomitable
« Reply #202 on: June 27, 2013, 07:52:22 am »

Then I used some micro rod to form the ships horn pipes and fixed them in place ready for me to build the forward platform.


The rod was too small for fixings, so I applied it directly to the outer surface of the casing.
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Re: The ship that never was - G3 - HMS Indomitable
« Reply #203 on: June 27, 2013, 07:56:11 am »

Marmoi ....I found the K&S tube bending springs a PIG of things to use  >>:-( ....but you have no choice as your application displays non constant radii with the sets of tube
You may find using a fixed former.......[known radius] [the neck of a bottle %) ] to lay the springs against O0
Annealing the copper or brass tubing also helps
My solution was to use the K&S fixed radius tube benders.......... Derek
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Re: The ship that never was - G3 - HMS Indomitable
« Reply #204 on: June 27, 2013, 09:13:16 am »

Hi Derek,


I have all sorts of pipe benders and if I don't have what I want I will put a bit of bar in the lathe and machine the right size groove, but this job was definitely more artistic as the bends went in all sorts of directions and therefore, by using the springs you can gently adjust the bends and forms until they fit correctly. You cannot do this with tube benders.
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