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cos918

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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2013, 12:56:29 PM »

hi
nice build so far. I once did a build of a ferry were there was naff all weight that i coud put in her. What  found helpfull was to.
1 weigh her down so she sits on the water line. Take note of that weight.
2 weight ever thing like motors ,superstructer etc to see were saving could be made. 10 grams here and there all add up.
Things like not using white metal fittings but using resin all helps.

John
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2013, 01:15:47 PM »

Thanks John i have decided to ditch the Sirmar superstructure and remake it with styrene sheet as it is very heavy,and the ballast chambers i have made i dont think i will need but may fill them with foam instead or remove them later {:-{ as to the fittings i hav'nt bought them yet so am running blind.
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2013, 02:44:33 PM »

I may seam like a lot of work . but you dont want weight up top and fiberglass can be heavy.

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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2013, 08:31:46 PM »

Thanks for the info on the stabalizers and extra pictures.
Mick
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2013, 09:17:09 PM »

No problem Mick here are a couple of pics of my intended helicopter it is an Italeri 1/100th scale Merlin AW101, just have to make up some landing gear for it.
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2014, 07:54:42 PM »

Progress update-
 I have been busy building the superstructure out of 2mm styrene and have added t section stiffeners to the inside,the helideck has now been made with a removable middle section it has the grid routed out to take a model warships etched brass grid and also the tie downs have been routed out so the brass tie downs are flush with the deck,the deck will be screwed down with m2 stainless steel c/sk socket head screws these are positioned where the drain covers are and hopefully will resemble them a bit after painting,i have also started the missile silo and the bridge this has also been routed out along with the windows.
 The transom spoiler has been removed and reshaped as the plan details are wrong this was confirmed by my dear friend Robbie and the photo's he sent me.
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2014, 09:15:46 PM »

This is looking really good .......... I'm enjoying following this.
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2014, 10:05:15 PM »

Thanks Peter i will try to update  more frequently its nice to have a response off someone :-)), sometimes you think you are  talking to yourself >>:-( and no one is out there O0,i must admit to browsing the forum and not posting on other peoples efforts. :embarrassed:
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2014, 05:10:53 PM »

What's the best way on this hull and superstructure to get an invisible line between hull and top as this is what's putting me off the 1:96th and heading towards the 1:72nd from fleetscale which has the sides moulded in?
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2014, 09:56:47 PM »

Hi type 82 on my Dragon i am moving the joint up to the next deck level for the superstructure so the sides will be bonded and filled, the deck will lift off and also the flight deck will have a removable section to get access to the rudders etc, the forward deck will be bonded in position with limited access through the lift off missile silo i will post some pics shortly as i havnt posted any updates for a while. yours Malc
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Re: Malcs 1/96th Scale HMS DRAGON
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2014, 10:03:18 PM »

Hi yes that's brilliant thank you
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