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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2011, 10:55:11 PM »

Hi Jörg, long time no see. How are you doing, love the model.  :-))
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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2011, 08:44:07 PM »

Having been given some time off from gardening duties for good behaviour I have had a chance to progress with the painting and assembly of the forward parts, pics below.
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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2011, 09:43:19 PM »

Hi lovely looking model you have their I've allways liked the look of the WW1 warships :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2011, 01:52:11 PM »

It's getting fiddlier by the day though!  %%
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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2011, 06:17:08 PM »

Here is an example I have been working on this evening.

The Chart table is glazed (from behind the frame), the map has got various navigation tools on it.

When assembled the whole thing fits on a five pence piece.
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ian kennedy

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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2011, 06:52:17 PM »

Hi Mark,

Looking very very nice :-)). A quick question, where did you get the fine brass flat section from for the strip work on the linoleum deck areas?

It looks excellent.


Ian
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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2011, 08:50:59 PM »

Hi Ian,

Sorry to disappoint, very fine plastic strip and then hand painted.  :embarrassed:

Mark
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ian kennedy

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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2011, 09:03:11 PM »

Thanks Mark,

It shows how convincing it looks when i thought it was brass work!!

Keep up the good work.

Ian
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brianB6

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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2011, 12:27:04 AM »

If you want brass try North Yard Models in New Zealand.   Mostly Model Railway parts but they also do brass sections.   Contrary to some reports they are still in business under new owners.
www.s-scale.org.uk/North%20Yard%20Product%20Catalogue_Jan%2011.pdf for their dogalogue
"North Yard" <northyard@xtra.co.nz> for email.
I bought some brass from them earlier this year.
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marmoi

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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #59 on: June 02, 2011, 03:22:25 PM »

I considered using Brass strip, but felt there would be a problem of differential expansion if the model was ever in sun light.

The Brass would probably break loose and I could see small strips of Brass pinging up everywhere.  >>:-(  {-)
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Canopus

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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2011, 02:05:15 PM »

Whilst at a larger, 1/48 scale, on my model of Velox I used self adhesive copper tape for the brass strips holding the cortecine down. This can be got from many hobby stores and I believe is uses in stained glass windows for some reason. If pained with a clear varnish it should also retain is lustre.

It's easy to cut and being self adhesive easy to fix and also very flexible so no chance of differential expansion causing things to pop off.

Hope this may be of interest.

No progress on Velox as now trying to move house!

Geoff
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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2011, 10:54:52 PM »

Geoff- good luck with the move - I dearly love your boat subject and results!! We will just have to wait! <:(
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marmoi

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Re: HMS Velox - 1904
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2011, 03:55:02 PM »

Well where did the summer go to???

Got Velox out and set to work on the mast and rigging as I want this out the way before starting on the railings. I have picked up some nice etch sets of 1/96th pulleys and general ship fittings and thought they would add some very fine detail.

The pictures are fairly explanatory but any questions feel free to ask. The piece of wire is 0.2mm Nickel Silver. The deck fxings are 2 part - plate and ring.

Mark
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