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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2014, 11:16:43 AM »

I do like these extra touches of detailing it doesn't matter if it can hardly be seen you know it's there and you've enjoyed doing it,
Great stuff.   :-)) :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2014, 01:12:45 PM »

Thank you to all who have been keeping an eye on this project  :-))

Well it's the turn of the aft fuel compartment today, again only visible through a 9mm diameter circular hatch situated right above the ladder.
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Three of the five fuel tanks, again access problems mean I can only model part of the compartment but it won't show . . .
The pipes furthest from the ladder are for venting and sounding the tanks. The other set is for filling.



My method of constructing the ladder






The finished product









As a point of interest these boats carried 5000 gallons in two compartments, the cost of filling them up in todays money would be £27,236 for which you would get approx 400 miles at 30 knots !!!
Think I might start the superstructure next while I ponder what if anything I'm going to do with the engineroom.
 Whilst I'm thinking about it does anyone have any pics / plans of the charthouse? There were local mods carried out I know. The plans I have show only one door from the charthouse onto the stbd deck, the pic at the top clearly shows a door on the port side :hmmm:
 
Oh and here's one I prepared earlier

Note to self ! When using the hot air gun to speed up the paint drying.
A) Keep it further away.
B)Keep it moving
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Thanks for looking in
 
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2014, 03:00:30 PM »

Oh well, at least you recovered the situation and probably made it better the second time around? Brilliant to see how much fuel was sloshing around in these machines. 5000 gallons!
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2014, 02:31:05 PM »

Time for an update.
 I needed to make a stand to hold the hull whilst working on it. Added complication that it needed to hold the hull with the waterline horizontal and level across the boat. This is due to the fact that many of the lines are parrallel or perpendicular to the water line.






Then on to the engineroom trunk cabin, formed out of plastic card
I asked sometime ago about small clamps with mixed results. Bought these on ebay, about £2 for 50, brilliant! They can be bent , shortened etc.




Thanks for looking in
Hope you all have a good New Year
 
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2014, 02:15:22 PM »

Forming the chartroom/bridge sides today. . .
It occured to me that perhaps everyone dosen't know how to scribe into the deck sheer, I fit kitchens for a living so its something I'm doing all the time cos builders can't build level or upright :winkgrin:
So at the risk of boring you I thought I take some pics of my progress.
 
The first thing to do is level the top edge, this should be parrallel with the waterline. the way I do this is to se the boat up level i.e. in its stand. Then eye across the top to another level surface. In my case to a shelf across the workshop. In this case 1.5mm thick card at the back end was perfect.



Now using a piece of card the same thicknes pushed down onto the deck, a line can be drawn along the top.
 



You will finish up with a line like this

Having reduced the side to the line you may find your level but have to fine tune the line or indeed just lower the side. In this instance I would use a thin piece of card or a thick pencil.



Dont forget to check across the boat as well
 
You can see the shelf in the background.
 
The finished piece



Don't despair if your result are not perfect, mant craft had a plate 4/6" high around the bottom edge to secure the superstructure.
In this case both sides were the same, nice one Christian :goodjob:
 So ends todays lesson lol, hope someone found it useful :winkgrin:


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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2014, 04:15:31 PM »

Nice one Kev!
 Looks an easy way of doing it,thanks.
Now the big question is....will it float lol.
Happy New Year to you and Jen.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2014, 09:42:45 PM »

Nice one Kev!
 Looks an easy way of doing it,thanks.
Now the big question is....will it float lol.
Happy New Year to you and Jen.
Mick F


Only if the levels are right  %) %) %)
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2015, 09:32:27 AM »

No chance of it floating level or not  ;)


It's the little things in life that can give the most pleasure  %)
Working sliding chartroom windows





Now if someone can tell me where I can get 0.3 + 0.4 mm drill bits with points on I'll be able to fit the brass handle.

Thanks for looking in, Happy New Year one and all.
 

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2015, 09:40:46 AM »

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Now if someone can tell me where I can get 0.3 + 0.4 mm drill bits with points on I'll be able to fit the brass handle.



I got mine from Squires Tools, no problems. There site is down for maintenance at the moment. Tel: 01243 842424


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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2015, 03:41:03 PM »

Amen to that. Definitly give Squires a call. They do pretty much anything and if they had the contact details, they might even stock those interesting clamps.

Looking Good Mr Longshanks, keep up the good and detailed work.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2015, 04:23:12 PM »

Kevin,
I have sent you a pm regarding the fine drills?
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2015, 03:08:31 PM »

Here we go on an update to keep the interest going, yours and mine :winkgrin:

I've been working on the chartroom interior, a mixture of knowledge/guess work/gizmology . . . .


The hole nearest the camera is for access to the lower deck


Battle lanterns known as torches to most of us




The daybed / settee goes under the chart table hence the short back rest


Steps to bridge offered up, more work required




Thanks for looking your comments welcome

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2015, 05:07:51 PM »

Beautiful detailing Kev watching with interest. :-)) :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2015, 10:15:18 PM »

Yes, it is coming along great! Do not worry about the gizmology as fittings and equipment was upgraded and replaced all the time.

In the book about the Royal Sovereign class battleships, When the Sovereign was being handed over as the 'Archangelsk' the Soviet Zampolit/Commanding officers was angry because the crew had removed some equipment in the Bridge (evidenced by the holes in the walls) and they wanted to know why the British were witholding technology from them? They would not be told that the ships were updated regularly and that there would always be gaps and holes left from the old kit being removed!
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2015, 10:48:58 PM »

ah but when the archangelisk was handed back they didnt remove the rats and fleas either!


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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2015, 09:35:05 AM »

Or a 15 inch shell that they had left to rust into one of the tubes after a misfire!
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2015, 09:50:11 AM »

Have you read this one Ballastanksian?
Mick F

Sorry Kevin,didnt mean to hijack your thread.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2015, 08:32:27 AM »

Superstructure taking shape now
















Thanks for looking

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2015, 08:26:52 PM »

Those interiors realy make the model so far!

Will start new thread about the R class battleships to return your thread to the right path.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2015, 04:50:18 PM »

Well here goes todays (part) offering. I've been mucking about with the search light tower just abaft the bridge. Not only is it all angles and curves but it needs to be hollow as inside is the ford hatch to engineroom.

Seems to be going to plan . . . .








Right way up with the original on the plan above


Just got to persuade the curve bit to go where I want it 

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2015, 08:54:38 PM »

Two possible ways to reduce the angst and swear words when curving the bit are:

1, cut the bit off and replace it with a piece of wide tube from a variety of free sources such as tops on aerosols or similar (assuming the curved bit isn't too tall).

2, cut the bit off and replace with strips of plastic with their edges chamferred to conform to the curve and then sand smooth. If the inside can be seen then use a round ended sanding tool to smooth this off.

These processes remove the risk if breaking it or heat damage caused when using a hot air gun or hot water to soften the bit prior to bending it.

A third idea, better for making rings or similar, is to laminate thin layers of styrene sheet until you have the right thickness of plastic. Just beware of using too much cement or the sheet softens too much.

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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2015, 10:07:32 PM »

Thanks for those ideas  :-))
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2015, 07:28:36 AM »

Forming the chartroom/bridge sides today. . .
It occured to me that perhaps everyone dosen't know how to scribe into the deck sheer, I fit kitchens for a living so its something I'm doing all the time cos builders can't build level or upright :winkgrin:
So at the risk of boring you I thought I take some pics of my progress.
 
The first thing to do is level the top edge, this should be parrallel with the waterline. the way I do this is to se the boat up level i.e. in its stand. Then eye across the top to another level surface. In my case to a shelf across the workshop. In this case 1.5mm thick card at the back end was perfect.



Now using a piece of card the same thicknes pushed down onto the deck, a line can be drawn along the top.
 



You will finish up with a line like this

Having reduced the side to the line you may find your level but have to fine tune the line or indeed just lower the side. In this instance I would use a thin piece of card or a thick pencil.



Dont forget to check across the boat as well
 
You can see the shelf in the background.
 
The finished piece



Don't despair if your result are not perfect, mant craft had a plate 4/6" high around the bottom edge to secure the superstructure.
In this case both sides were the same, nice one Christian :goodjob:
 So ends todays lesson lol, hope someone found it useful :winkgrin:


longshanks

God bless you and keep you sir, and may angels guide you to your rest tonight. Many thanks for this. I received one of these hulls for Christmas - mine will be a sailing model, and this will be extremely useful, thanks.
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2015, 11:33:29 AM »

Hi Steve,
You are most welcome, Iím happy that even if I have only been able to help one person itís been worth the effort.
Feel free to PM if you need any assistance, even if the blog is withdrawn. I wish you luck with your endeavours.

I must admit to being a little disappointed in the feedback, possibly due to the fact that
A    Itís not R/C, impossible considering what Iím trying to do
B   The purists hate the fact that Iím using plastic for which I make no apologies. It will give me the finish required at this scale. Itís easier and more practical to work with. I am using components as small 0.28 x 0.56mm, not realistically possible in wood.

Just my opinion
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Re: MGB658 Fairmile D @ 1/72
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2015, 11:39:32 AM »

I have often found the feedback on these things is often less than you would expect.

Do you have a link to where you got your clamps from?

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