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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2013, 08:44:13 PM »

Hi there folks, just an update. The big one is now back with it's creator. I'll have it up and running for this season, how I'm going to carry it is another matter, think I'll be making a big ply box soon...
Dave.  :-))
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #126 on: February 08, 2013, 09:33:44 PM »

nice to see, Dave. good man. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #127 on: February 08, 2013, 09:46:27 PM »

Are their any more photos of the build progress? Just wanted to see the outcome....  %)
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #128 on: February 08, 2013, 10:03:25 PM »

Nice to know that you have it back Dave,yer gonna need a bigger car!
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #129 on: February 09, 2013, 07:33:37 AM »

Hi there guys, there's not been huge progress done on it since the last posts by 6705russell.

I'll be doing some more work to it over the weekend and figuring out just what's left to be done. Mainly it's small detail work and the internal wiring, both of which have been started.

The main point of note is that with work done it's now going to be 1/72 scale as it's nearly impossible to revert to 1/96 with work done but it looks great on 1/72 scale.

Of course my main plan was to have interchangeable tops for it, which will still be happening but priority is to get it finished as the supertanker, get it on the water and use it! Plans are already made for the container ship top for it, drew them up yesterday... O0

Yep Mick, cars are never quite big enough!

At 8' it's not practical to wedge it in the car, I managed to scrape the paintwork just picking it up yesterday. So I can see a day spent making a sturdy but not to heavy (queue laughter) box to go on the car roof. I'll be making it big enough so it will be able to carry 9'6"  Prinz Eugen too, not both at once though, lol.

I'll probably post some more pics later or tomorrow,

Dave.  :-)) :-))
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #130 on: February 09, 2013, 09:47:52 AM »

Looking forward to an update Dave.
 
 My next project is based on the hull from Models By Design - after i've atleast nearly completed my current builds!
I have the same problem transporting my 1/96th HMS Illustrious - she's a fairly big girl and "just" fits in the car - but it's tempting fate for sure! I'll scratch it or break something one day if i'm not careful!
 
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« Reply #131 on: February 10, 2013, 01:53:23 PM »

Good afternoon all, some pictures of the current state of play as promised.
 
I've finished the railings on the stbd side today, they just need painting and fixing in place. I've taken off the L N G lettering on the sides as they won't be appropriate when it's in the container ship guise.
 
I'm going to do more of the smaller detail parts this afternoon. I also need to sort out the points for towing her, as I always said I'd be happy for tugs to have a play with her, so long as they're careful!
 
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2013, 05:45:08 PM »

Looking great  :-)) be nice to see on the water under it's own steam
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #133 on: February 10, 2013, 06:39:55 PM »

Very nice model  ok2
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #134 on: February 10, 2013, 08:26:58 PM »

ONE VERY NICE BUILD :-)) she will be great to tow
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #135 on: February 11, 2013, 08:48:42 AM »

Thanks guys, quick question for the tug boys.

Is it best for it to have 2 towing bollards, port and starboard on the bow and stern for you to hook onto or a single central one on bow and stern? There's nothing fixed in place yet for towing so am just getting some ideas.

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2013, 07:25:36 PM »

Some more done today, built the bridge roof and made up some radars and aeriels, radars will rotate when I get a motor. I'll be getting some more 1/72 scale fittings at the next show I get to. Finished the drop lifeboat structure on the stbd side. I've cut out thin sheets of styrene for the walkways around the bridge, sprayed them and stuck them down. Much easier than masking it off and painting it!
 
I've ordered the 4 esc's today I'll need, 3 for the thrusters and 1 for main drive. Hopefully they'll arrive to be fitted next weekend.
 
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2013, 09:20:59 PM »

looking very nice Dave.

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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #138 on: February 17, 2013, 12:10:32 AM »

Love the walkways painting idea - very neatly done  :-))
 
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #139 on: February 17, 2013, 01:28:48 AM »

I am so glad to see you have it back where it belongs, I know you went though lots of up' & down's. It must feel great to be getting near launch time. In the end I am sure it was all worth the effort, Mick B.
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #140 on: February 17, 2013, 11:14:11 AM »

Agree with the other comments - great looking model. Will look fantastic on the water.
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #141 on: March 24, 2013, 01:04:37 PM »

Hi guys, just a quick update. It's all wired up now with 3x 15A escs for the 3 thrusters running on either 6 or 7.2v. Main drive has a 25A esc running on 12v. She'll be ready for a maiden voyage once have a ply box made up for it. Can't put photos on as laptop has died.

Boating taking a back seat for a couple of weeks with me getting married next Saturday, March 30th.

Dave.  :-)) :-))
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #142 on: March 24, 2013, 01:58:55 PM »

Advance congratulations to you and Mrs Dave! Hope the snow goes by then! Very best wishes for a good future too tou both
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« Reply #143 on: March 24, 2013, 03:13:37 PM »

Hi Dave,
on behalf of all the lads in the Potteries Model Boat Club
I would like to wish you and your future bride all the very best wishes
for your forthcoming marriage,and for the future together.

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« Reply #144 on: March 24, 2013, 03:30:30 PM »

Best wishes Dave  :-))
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« Reply #145 on: March 24, 2013, 03:56:31 PM »

Best Wishes Dave, Just remember you may be number 6 but she,ll always be NUMBER 1 and just remember them two important words YES PET.
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« Reply #146 on: March 24, 2013, 04:12:45 PM »


Boating taking a back seat for a couple of weeks with me getting married next Saturday, March 30th.

Dave.  :-)) :-))

WHAT A CHEAPSKATE YOU ARE!!!! {-) {-) {-) {-) %% %% %% %% %% ........... and what an excuse for not coming up  next Saturday to buy these two props off me for your Clyde Lifeboat.............
 
I suppose if you are still building it I'll have to be a cheapskate too, and instead of buying you a wedding pressy I'll give you these two propellers.......I think you'll get more fun out of them that a toaster or some towels {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
Send me your address and I'll send em to you........and all the very best matey....you deserve some happiness and I hope it comes your way.
Best wishes to you both.
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« Reply #147 on: March 24, 2013, 04:45:11 PM »

Boating taking a back seat for a couple of weeks with me getting married next Saturday, March 30th.

Dave.  :-)) :-))

Good to know you've picked yourself up, brushed yourself down and back onto it again Dave.

All the best for the future.
 
 
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Re: 1/96 Supertanker and more...
« Reply #148 on: March 24, 2013, 07:14:31 PM »

 ok2
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Have you had time to test the smoke?
 
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« Reply #149 on: March 25, 2013, 07:00:50 AM »

Hi there all, many thanks everyone for all the wishes of congratulations and advice.  O0. Im sure we'll have a great day whatever the weather throws at us.

Thanks Neil for those props, you're a top man. I'll hopefully be starting the Clyde soon now the tanker is nearly done. I will give you something towards them though or a donation to RNLI, Id feel too guilty otherwise.  :-)  I'll catch up with you at some point, your lifeboats looking great as usual.

As for the tanker I've not yet tested the smoke unit as to be honest Im not too sure how it works as got no instructions with it.  :embarrassed:

Dave.  :-) :-)) :-)
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