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Graupner Neptune conversion
« on: February 08, 2014, 09:01:16 PM »

I decided to make a custom bridge for my Graupner Neptune kit.  Here are a couple of views of the CAD model:

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Re: Neptune with a custom bridge
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 11:34:23 PM »

looks very good.....are you going to use plasticard?
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Re: Neptune with a custom bridge
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 11:53:22 PM »

Thanks Neil.  I will use either 1 or 2mm Sintra, a foamed PVC plastic that is light weight, machinable, and paintable.
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Re: Neptune with a custom bridge
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 05:11:06 PM »

Is that like Depron?.
 
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Re: Neptune with a custom bridge
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 05:57:27 PM »

Len:

I'm not familiar with Depron.   Sintra is a porous PVC plastic used in outdoor signage.  It is a great choice for superstructures, especially the ones where weight is an issue such as the Type 21 frigates. here is a link to a Sintra site:  http://sintrapvc.com/
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Re: Neptune with a custom bridge
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 07:17:16 PM »

on the picture the doors seem a little high to step over but I LIKE IT., is this just in case it visits down south and it rains.  %)
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Re: Neptune with a custom bridge
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 07:25:09 PM »

Warspite:

I noticed the door was high too.  I took it from a real ship, MV Cimbris.  I'm thinking of moving the door down a bit, what do you guys think?
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Re: Neptune with a custom bridge
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 01:46:17 PM »

here is a picture of the prototype:


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Graupner Neptune conversion
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 03:32:21 PM »

I want to convert the Graupner Neptune to a 1/96 scale modern container ship.  I found the MV Cimbris matched the hull dimensions and I was able to obtain the general arrangement plans for the Cimbris. Here is a picture of the real ship:



I used the plans to make a 3 dimensional CAD model of the superstructure:




From the CAD model I designed a "kit" and converted it to G-code to cut out of 1mm Sintra on my CNC router.  Here is the kit:



I'll start building later today and post the progress.
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Re: Graupner Neptune conversion
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 11:12:23 PM »

Now that ............ Is really clever :-)) I am very impressed.
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Re: Graupner Neptune conversion
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 08:50:16 AM »

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Re: Graupner Neptune conversion
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2014, 02:05:59 PM »

Thanks Peter and Martin.  Here is the start of the build.

Gluing the sides to the front using a square angle.  I use a piece of glass as the working surface since I can scrape the glue off and it is very flat.



Progress so far:


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Re: Graupner Neptune conversion
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2014, 02:31:36 PM »

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I use a piece of glass....

And ensures you work carefully!   O0
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Re: Graupner Neptune conversion
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 04:07:29 PM »

Some more work on the bridge and the stack:




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Re: Graupner Neptune conversion
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 04:48:09 PM »

a little more progress:




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