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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #100 on: June 18, 2012, 11:55:23 AM »

I will be fitting the two lifeboats either side of the superstructure shortly, does anyone have an close ups of the framework the boats sit on and how they slide off into the water? 

Many thanks

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #101 on: June 18, 2012, 12:25:01 PM »

Hi Russ,

I should say it depends whether your model will be fitted with the ordinary fully enclosed lifeboat which will be launched through gravity type davits.

Here's an example of such from the German boat yard Fassmer.

On the other hand today free fall boats or "satellites" are common, especially on smaller chemical or LNG tankers.
They need to be released over the stern by rolling down a sliding ramp unlike the conventional boats in davits which are released to the ship's sides.
I think due to the impact when they hit the water surface that the satellites are restricted to a certain height, which is often exceeded on the VLCCs and ULCCs with their higher freeboard (especially in ballast) and their high raised deck houses.
I think that you can find out the limits by studying the rules for lifeboats of the classification societies such as Lloyds Register, Germanischer Lloyd, American Bureau of Shipping or Det Norske Veritas.

Here's a video and here a spec sheet for a tanker freefall lifeboat from a Norwegian manufacturer which at the end contains drawings of the boat.

Just search for spec sheets from the notorious lifeboat manufacturers' websites.
There are plenty out there.

Edit: Forgot to mention, Schat is a well known manufacturer of davits.

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #102 on: June 18, 2012, 08:46:25 PM »

Thanks for that, some good links there, the lifeboats will be side mounted, I have attached some pics, also made the helipad up...

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #103 on: June 19, 2012, 04:31:51 PM »

Looking good, hadn't really thought of a helipad but looks great. Beginning wish hadn't sold it now, lol. I'll be starting back on the Prinz Eugen soon now I've got a workshop set up.

Dave.  :-))
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #104 on: June 19, 2012, 05:16:08 PM »

Helipad, ? I thought it was a football field. {-)
Great to see you posting again Dave.
Workshop ? dont you mean boat production dept.

hope to see you down the lake soon then mate.

john
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #105 on: June 19, 2012, 09:51:14 PM »

Helipad, ? I thought it was a football field. {-)
Great to see you posting again Dave.
Workshop ? dont you mean boat production dept.

hope to see you down the lake soon then mate.

john

Hi John, hope you're doing ok? Yep have got a work area set up again. I'll be down soon hopefully, been away for couple of weeks and was ill when was going come down the other Sunday, typical! Working a lot during the week so Wednesdays are difficult! I'll try pop down on Sunday morning, still got that cap for you, take care. Dave.  :-))
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #106 on: June 19, 2012, 10:02:44 PM »

 See you Sunday then Dave, all being well :-))
I should be bringing the trawler cat down.

john
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #107 on: June 19, 2012, 10:44:46 PM »

Don't forget it's Steering competition this weekend John..... :-))

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2012, 11:42:13 PM »

Russ,
sorry to break into your thread, but did you manage to suss out the Lifeboat colours and type of paint you used on the "Margaret" Please?
thanks,
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #109 on: June 20, 2012, 09:18:13 AM »

Sorry Mick, totally forgot, will Pm you later...

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #110 on: June 20, 2012, 10:26:49 AM »

Don't forget it's Steering competition this weekend John..... :-))

Russ
Thanks for that Russ, I will give it a miss this weekend then.
The weather is going to be rubbish anyway.

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #111 on: June 20, 2012, 12:01:39 PM »

Hi Russ,

more by accident I came past this thread in the forum section of Shipspotting.com.

It is about a grand (1/48th) free lance tanker model from scratch which started as a bulker.
But then the builder decided to convert her into a tanker because of all the challenging piping works on deck.

I thought this would interest you too.


Rgds
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2012, 12:46:02 PM »


Now thats pretty big, never thought of building a model to carry kitchen paper rolls though!!  %%

Hi Russ,

more by accident I came past this thread in the forum section of Shipspotting.com.

It is about a grand (1/48th) free lance tanker model from scratch which started as a bulker.
But then the builder decided to convert her into a tanker because of all the challenging piping works on deck.

I thought this would interest you too.


Rgds
Ralph

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #113 on: June 24, 2012, 03:12:16 PM »

Hi Russ,

more by accident I came past this thread in the forum section of Shipspotting.com.

It is about a grand (1/48th) free lance tanker model from scratch which started as a bulker.
But then the builder decided to convert her into a tanker because of all the challenging piping works on deck.

I thought this would interest you too.




Rgds
Ralph


Thanks Ralph, some good viewing there..

Russ
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #114 on: June 30, 2012, 02:49:15 PM »

Ok I couldnt get my head around how to assemble the large containers so for now I have taken a different route and using pipework only, Eventually i will make a seperate deck with the gas containers so they will be interchageable.  I sourced a toy helicopter out of my sons toy box, stripped it and resprayed in Coastguard colours.

Next step will be to make all the walkways...

Russ
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #115 on: June 30, 2012, 08:00:43 PM »

Looking fantastic!!!

How are you going to transport her?  :o
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #116 on: July 12, 2012, 09:26:52 PM »

During short sunny breaks in the weather I have built the walkway around the superstructure and sprayed it all with satin white, funnel exhausts are fitted and these have pipes running down into the hull ready for the smoke machine, Matt vinyl has been cut into squares/rectangles to simulate the window openings and I have made up a forward mast with working mast light, I have also fitted the anchor tubes and hopefully I will have working anchors, cracking on with detail work now..

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #117 on: July 13, 2012, 12:21:46 PM »

Love it!!  :-))

Keep up the good work

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #118 on: July 14, 2012, 07:32:05 AM »

Looking great Russ!  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #119 on: July 14, 2012, 02:31:01 PM »

Its looking great :-)) I think I prefer it with the pipes on deck, looks a bit busier.
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #120 on: July 14, 2012, 05:25:01 PM »

Hi, looks good, where did you get the crew figure from?
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2012, 06:11:38 PM »

Roy

The crew figure is just a 1/72 German navy figure that I am using to gauge  certain parts of the build, stanchions, railings etc..

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #122 on: November 11, 2012, 04:28:05 PM »

Looks a fantastic build this, I'm considering one myself when my current builds are finished. I was looking at the models by design hull...but could anybody shed any light on this for me?
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #123 on: November 12, 2012, 02:24:40 PM »

yes adam.....I made the plug originally a few years ago and Dave Metcalf had the plug moulded into a hull......it was to be used by a student at the London college of Science and technology for his 3rd year degree course for tank testing into why the actual ship the MV Prestige ( google it) split in two halves in the Bay of Biscay and dumped 80000 tons of oil into the north Atlantic before she sank.
the Hull was built from shipyard plans to 1:100 scale......don't know much more about her except that the plug was made in three weeks of a lot of sweat and grime .......luckily the summer was decent and sunny that year, lol
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #124 on: November 12, 2012, 04:32:43 PM »

Hi Neil, Many thanks for that reply - much appreciated!
 
 I'm glad you mentioned the scale, as I would be making it to 1/96th when I do get around to ordering it! (and hiding the bill from SWMBO!).
Thanks for the info. I had heard of the MV Prestige but never really looked it up before now.
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