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Author Topic: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..  (Read 3912 times)

rathikrishna

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its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« on: January 27, 2012, 03:12:09 PM »

Friends..Colleagues..modelers..it was my long dream to complete the Cape Gull, the Coast guard ship of US Navy, of 50 s..i was seraching for the 3 view and proportion, but couldnt find..so i made the proportional drawings in my PC, and started work..one of the fascinating thing related to this craft is the crew cabin..its very nice and distinctive..

as usual, i started with thermocol..
shaping work..progress..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 03:14:06 PM »

after shaping..started putty work...
and as she is intended to operate in salt water, i coated her in red oxide..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 03:17:00 PM »

installation of motor and gear assy...
after applying the heat sink compound..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 03:18:06 PM »

testing...
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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 03:19:19 PM »

then started super structure...
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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 03:21:33 PM »

guide rails were made of sewing needles..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 03:23:23 PM »

super structure all papers...
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 03:24:58 PM »

funnel is paper...
mast made of sewing needles..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 03:26:47 PM »

all pipe works were of aluminum wires..
in reality, i couldn't find a turret on real Cape Gull..but i added a turret at front..
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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 03:47:48 PM »

sorry..lost my connection..

the barrel was made of ear bud shaft..
and the absorber from paper roll..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 03:50:33 PM »

i fixed a micro servo, to drive the turret..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 03:54:20 PM »

started painting...
all round windows are bag lace eyelets..painted in copper..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 03:57:08 PM »

all life rings are made of O rings, of the bobbin winder of a sewing machine..sprayed in german red..
and added the thread..
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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 04:01:25 PM »

the boxes, actually i do not know what is the real use of these, are made of papers..
i found some racks for rockets, in real machine, but i added two RPG launchers in front..was made from drinking straws..with papers..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 04:03:00 PM »

sliced ball heads from paper pins, as shown, and glued at the base of the rocket launchers, to mimic the rivets..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2012, 04:05:07 PM »

painted in deep green...

the rear machine gun is made of papers..with ball point refil, for barrel, and some thrown electronic components..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2012, 04:06:51 PM »

all details were added with papers..all in scale..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2012, 04:09:49 PM »

scale checking....
and sprayed with filler..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012, 04:12:58 PM »

gun was oainted in olive drab..and detailed with drybrush technique..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 04:16:22 PM »

and on the craft...
all bollards were made of paper base and aluminum revets..painted in copper..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012, 04:17:58 PM »

almost complete...
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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2012, 04:20:40 PM »

a craft without lights..kill me...i saw blue cabin lights some of the photographs attained..so added a strip of blue L E D s...
and a red mast light..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2012, 04:22:53 PM »

now she is ready for the show..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2012, 04:25:36 PM »

look my Friends..how stunning she is..

and meet my captain..
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rathikrishna

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Re: its my CAPE GULL...the coast guard ship..
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2012, 04:28:14 PM »

Captain in action..
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