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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #100 on: June 28, 2011, 09:08:51 AM »

Hi all

Got my refraction dish machined at work out of aluminium and I must say I AM impressed.




I was quite happy with how light it is too.

Glen
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #101 on: June 28, 2011, 10:30:07 AM »

Can we all place our orders please?   %)
Actually I still want to try a brass one when I get that far.
I am now on my fourth attempt at the engine exhaust louvres and it looks as if number 5 won't be far away.   
Good thing I do not have much hair!
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #102 on: June 29, 2011, 12:21:26 AM »

I used the slide catches off the box of an old set of tech drawing instruments that one of my boys used at school. They were ridged for grip and made a very acceptable (to me, anyway) representation of the exhaust louvres.

Peter.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #103 on: June 29, 2011, 06:07:32 AM »

Good idea, Thanks. O0
Now all I have to do is find some.  :((
Mine have long gone. <:(
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #104 on: June 29, 2011, 07:49:03 AM »

For a 1:25 model of H.M.A.S. Larrakia being built in France for those of us with a smattering of French see:- http://lesitedepascal.net/homepage.htm
If you want a translation I will try and persuade SWMBO to look at the site but there are plenty of pictures.  8)
He has been building since August 2009 and it is not finished yet.   It certainly helps to have the right equipment!
He proposes using 15 motors for various actions and 17 channel radio.   Do the French have more fingers than the rest of us?
Anyway, it's a beautiful build.
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Lt. Raen

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #105 on: June 29, 2011, 12:11:54 PM »

Hi there google translate does a pretty good job of translating web pages, just enter the url into the text box and hit traslate

Or try this link
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Flesitedepascal.net%2Fhomepage.htm
Hope that works

Tim
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #106 on: June 30, 2011, 12:19:48 AM »

Anyway, it's a beautiful build.

It certainly is O0 It makes mine look very amateurish :embarrassed:

Peter.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #107 on: June 30, 2011, 03:55:05 AM »

As my school report said:-
"Will have to try harder"    :embarrassed:
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #108 on: June 30, 2011, 09:18:48 AM »

Hi all
 Very impressive work on the 1;25 scale.   :embarrassed:

He even has the internals of the bridge constucted, You CANT tell me he hasnt got Austal drawings!!!!!

Heres my latest pic

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sjbatche

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #109 on: June 30, 2011, 10:31:29 AM »

Hi Glen and Brian

Both of you guys are doing some great work on your Armidale models. It is making me feel bad that I keep getting distracted with other projects and am not progressing much with my own 1:50th Armidale.

Keep up the great work and keep the photos coming.


Steve.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #110 on: June 30, 2011, 10:48:29 AM »

You are not the only one that gets distracted.
I am building a wall in my wifes studio to separate the 'clutter' from a display space.  <*< She does fantastic pastel portraits and some sculpture.
At least today I have been able to buy the coupling inserts to connect the new gearboxes. (thanks to John Darke, the motors and gearboxes certainly look the part) Now I just have to alter the mounts.
If the sun is still shining here tomorrow I will take some pictures outside.  8)
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #111 on: July 01, 2011, 05:49:33 AM »

Pictures as promised.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #112 on: July 01, 2011, 05:51:33 AM »

Funnel and rear deck.
Yes, I know the flag locker is too high.   None of the lockers are fixed yet.
The day WILL come when I remove the protective paper.   (I hope)
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #113 on: July 01, 2011, 05:53:07 AM »

Starboard side
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #114 on: July 01, 2011, 05:58:04 AM »

It does not always work.   >:-o
Tries 1, 2 & 4 to make the exhaust louvres.   Number 3 was thrown away in disgust.  >>:-(
Trial 5 will attempt to get the appearance of 2 with the regularity of 4.  {-)
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #115 on: July 01, 2011, 08:49:28 AM »

Hi brian
Here is a pic of my exhaust louvre. I glued all my strips in place longer than needed then cut it to shape. It then went into the cutout that had a shroud already fitted. Hope that makes sense! I am happy with it so until something better comes up thats how it is staying.




After looking at the french version I am seriously thinking of the gyro system for stabilisers?????   %%

Glen
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #116 on: July 01, 2011, 08:54:02 AM »

Another question Brian  :}

How did you do your vent louvres stbd aft on the bridge?   :D

And how do you get your pics up the way you do?

  Glen

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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #117 on: July 01, 2011, 10:28:13 AM »

The other louvres were done with corrugated aluminium left over from an HO model station.
I am not sure if it is still available since I have had it for many years.
There is a plastic version made by Slaters in UK availabe, but it is not as well defined and is thicker.   I saw it in a model railway hobby shop yesterday.
I use "Irfanview" (free download) to lower the quality of my photos but I have not yet found a way to reduce the area of the picture.
Peter mentioned another programme further up this topic but I have not tried it yet.
As for the exhaust louvres, I see you have the outside parallel with the mast, which is what I achieved with number 4.   If all else fails I will use that one but I am hoping to get the outside of the louvres angled at 45 degrees as per the full size ones.   All I have to do is to get the idea I had at 2.00 am last night, to work in daylight.
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #118 on: July 02, 2011, 12:12:04 AM »

Glen see reply #90 re the image resizer. It's free and you are able to choose the size you want the photo to be. For the forum I resize to 800x600, but for emails I generally resize to 1024x768. In each resolution the file size is greatly reduced but picture quality is still good.

Peter.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #119 on: July 02, 2011, 12:19:05 AM »

Corrugated aluminium used vertically for the generator room louvres.
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Trooper63

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #120 on: July 02, 2011, 02:14:26 AM »

Guys I might have missed the detail, but what are the specs of the superstructure material? 
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #121 on: July 02, 2011, 02:36:10 AM »

Peter, Glen and I think Steve, have used styrene sheet, well braced.
Mine is 1.5 mm clear perspex since I have used it before.   Heavier but less bracing.
It comes with protective paper on both sides.   Both Styrene and Perspex can be bought in large sheets from sign writers etc. although I had to order 1.5 mm as they usually use 3.0 mm min.
I have also offcuts of thicker material.   It is easy to work and takes a smooth finish although getting a polished surface is almost impossible without proper equipment.   Makes good windows and is available in various colours.
Brian
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #122 on: July 03, 2011, 07:11:38 AM »

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Number 5 fitted to the aft mast.  O0
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #123 on: July 03, 2011, 07:48:46 AM »

  Nice brian

  I amm having heaps of problems trying to spray perspex with smoke colour for the windows. Is there somewhere i can get 1mm smoked perspex????

  Glen
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #124 on: July 03, 2011, 06:02:21 PM »

High gloss shine can be put back onto Styrene or Perspex (Acrylic) by "Solvent polishing" them.

 In the case of Styrene by painting the surface with Acetone and allowing to dry, and Acrylic by the use of MEK (MethyEtheylKetone) by either painting it on or allowing vapours to flood the component in a container.

  You should try it on bits of scrap first to get your method sorted. Trichlorethylene is a good solvent glue for styrene too as long as you don't smoke while using it. (Look up the word Phosgene)

 Advisable to do this in a vented area.

  Regards  Ian.
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