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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #175 on: July 01, 2016, 09:18:33 PM »

Most appreciated - I stand to learn  :}


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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #176 on: July 03, 2016, 08:44:31 PM »

Have a look also at Radio Joe's work on masters and moulds whilst looking at T888's as then you will get the benefit of two masters of the art.

That last picture looks so realisitc that you could photoshop in real sailors and it would not look out of place. Awesome.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #177 on: July 12, 2016, 09:22:23 AM »


Hi E,[/size]Well he I go, this is just my way of doing cold casting and this posting does not give all the tricks of the trade or is a detailed method,  but hope it helps ?[/size]First , the silicon rubber or RTV .... I use is "Shore 24 " and the casting resin is "Fast Cast"Both which I order from CFS in Cornwall. There are others RTV & Resins on the market, but I have found over the years this to be the best for me.When you first start its best to start with a simple master, i.e door, lockers etc.  As I've said before in my build log, when making a masters , make the best you can,  as any mistakes will be repeated on each casting taken.When making the master, I always think about how I get the casting out of the mould In one peace. The shore 24 RTV is flexible and allows me to get some quite complicated masters out , however You could make a split mould.The mould box Method I use is to use draws from an old tidy all, but I do make boxes from 20 thou plasticard. Some others used Lego bricks with go effect. Note always a fix the master to the base of the moulding box , as some fittings can and will float to the top when being moulded if there not fixed down.When I make a master I usually use plasticard , brass or automotive body filler as seen in the picture 1. of the sat dome.Some complicated items like the 30mm Gun mount . I build in a kit form and then moulded each component separately , see picture 2. As I said before , the additional detailing is based on lots of actual photos of the Gun.I do use the model drawings for the general measurements, but the detailing is based on photos of the actual component being replicated.Now a days you can buy plastic, Alli and brass hexagonal , angle, half round etc sections in differing sizes, these section I use to add detailing the fittings or making item like intake vents and doors as in picture 3,4 also see crane base earlier in this posting.Hexagonal section cut down to represent nut/bolts as seen in this picture 5 . Picture 6 is one of the lift raft units.

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #178 on: July 12, 2016, 05:51:24 PM »

Thanks for the info Dave - printed out and added to my "hints 'n tips" of moulding/casting file. :-)

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #179 on: July 12, 2016, 05:54:37 PM »

Ray, Pleased it was of use.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #180 on: July 14, 2016, 02:45:29 PM »

Gents, just finishing off the life raft racks.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #181 on: July 14, 2016, 08:39:33 PM »

Lovely work matey  :-)) Crispo and well detailed.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #182 on: July 18, 2016, 02:30:45 PM »

Hi Dave,


Sorry for belated reply as was away on holiday but thanks so much for the additional explanations and photographs. I believe I can speak on behalf of the entire forum that your craftsmanship is second to none and the finish of your castings is very crisp indeed.
Must give this a try myself and will have a go, good of you to list those products so can do an attempt.


Keep us posted on further progress, am following your Hunt with a keen interest and she is a beauty in being.


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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #183 on: July 18, 2016, 09:52:00 PM »

Hi E,
Thanks for your feed back, I'm pleased you found it useful and your enjoying the build log ( going a bit slow at the moment)
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #184 on: August 08, 2016, 08:10:55 PM »

HMS Quorn's build has been going slow due to my SWA commitments , however this week end we had a show in Portmouth docks . The SWA had an area where we were doing demo's on building models, so I had time to build the fuel can rack, one of the life ring racks and started on the crane jibs. The jibs & fuel can I will take casting from , as this helps me to stretch my moulding skills.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #185 on: August 08, 2016, 10:45:29 PM »

Dave, your attention to detail is commendable and shows in the results - inspiring.

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #186 on: August 09, 2016, 05:17:42 PM »

Thank you for your nice comments Ray.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #187 on: August 09, 2016, 07:50:50 PM »

Gorgeus detail. You must heva been a hit at the show. Were you asked many questions about scratch building?
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #188 on: August 09, 2016, 08:29:03 PM »

Yes Ian, The model building did go down well. With a lot of interest in the moulding and the use of plasticard.
We located in Boat house 4 where the Portmouth historical people were demoing the traditional wooden boat building skills. We had over 1300 visitors through the door on Saturday, but Sunday was a bit less.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #189 on: August 23, 2016, 07:07:26 PM »

Gents, update on building the crane's
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #190 on: September 06, 2016, 06:01:57 PM »

Gents, been a frustrating couple of weeks, after posting photos of the crane, I got hold of some actual crane photos, which showed some errors in what I'd built, so the crane went in the bin.


So then I turned to making the velocity sound winch which is fitted on the main deck starboard side just in front of the mini gun platform supports.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #191 on: September 06, 2016, 10:15:25 PM »

Isn't it always the way? You finish a project and then more and often better references appear  >>:-( It has happened to me on numerous occasions over the years.
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #192 on: September 07, 2016, 09:23:12 AM »

Wow pretty amazing stuff this, if I made parts that small I would probably spend more time on my hands and knees looking for them! Very nice :-))
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #193 on: September 07, 2016, 12:49:05 PM »

Hi Spooksgone,
Funny that's what does happen to me!
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #194 on: September 07, 2016, 03:37:22 PM »

Winch now painted and fitted
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #195 on: September 23, 2016, 12:32:26 PM »

Update on HMS QUORN, Spend the last couple of days working on the aft sweep gear. Hope you like.

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #196 on: September 23, 2016, 07:27:11 PM »

Hi,

Great detail, just wondered where you got your guardrail stanchions (3 hole)?.

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #197 on: September 23, 2016, 07:29:56 PM »

Hi Richard,
I use Scalelink photo etch, they do RN three hole spaced stations
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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #198 on: September 23, 2016, 07:33:24 PM »

Hi,

Many thanks, I am building my Sandown and your build is inspirational well done.

May have to ask a few more questions as time goes on!

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Re: 1/48 Hunt Class MCMV HMS Quorn Build log
« Reply #199 on: September 23, 2016, 07:40:04 PM »

Hi Rich,
Thanks , hope you have found the photos I sent you useful, I did when I used them to build my HMS Penzance. Any time I can help just call.
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