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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #100 on: November 21, 2015, 09:26:45 PM »

Crisp sir, very crisp. According to Google Images, the interior looks like a cross between a cabin cruiser and a luxury yacht!


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #101 on: November 23, 2015, 04:38:18 PM »

Thanks Ian, Brocks wheelhouse will most likely be a mash up of several of the wheelhouse's I seen and worked in while in the dockyard, just got to find some 1:48 navy bods to go in there before the final fit of the roof.  ;)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2015, 06:28:01 PM »

Might not get the Brok next as the grapevine says she will be scrapped due to cracked A frames and other issue's
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #103 on: November 23, 2015, 06:37:26 PM »

That's sad to hear, looks like my Brock might be only one sailing in the future. <:(  {:-{  but I guess after 32 years service it's not surprising that time has taken it's toll. {:-{
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #104 on: November 23, 2015, 07:02:10 PM »

I think she will be the sacrifice for the new ships. Should know more after a meeting on Thursday in the boat shed
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #105 on: November 24, 2015, 03:29:24 PM »

I've been pottering around making the compressor room, and started making the air intakes now looking for something to make the conical shape on the forward end, I guess it's looking something like the drawing.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #106 on: November 24, 2015, 09:07:46 PM »

Interesting and complex vents Joe. Still, easier to make than cowl vents .
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #107 on: November 25, 2015, 02:55:59 PM »

You're right there Ian, fortunately there are non of the cowling vents on Brock,
I found something to make the conical cowling, a little melamine cupboard door knob and after some fettling and adding a couple of bits of styrene it looks something like it, also found my self made 1.96 hatch mouldings will do for access panels each side,  next I'll tackle the air cleaners at the aft base of the funnel, these will be working air vents to get some air circulation for the smoke gen fan.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #108 on: November 25, 2015, 10:05:57 PM »

I usually turn them from solid or use putty around a stryrene former. I will look in the DIY shop next time I am in town and see what the future holds in the form of interesting shapes.

That part of the superstructure has suddenly become very complicated visually, excellent Joe:O)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2015, 01:43:12 PM »

well I've got a box of odds and ends, things that I find like little door knobs, bits left over from flat pack furniture, plastic bits broken off toys etc. it's surprising what deck items you can make with a bit of imagination 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2015, 09:19:06 PM »

It is the duty of all modellers to collect and hunt oddly shaped bits for models.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #111 on: November 30, 2015, 04:12:20 PM »

just finished the air intakes, as I said I wanted these to be functional and let air in to the smoke gen fan and get a bit of air around the motors, the door recesses on the strbrd side of the superstructure have open tops so air can also get in there, the air housing was painted black inside before the top was bonded on.
I was passing the Gosport model shop earlier this week, the shop MAINLY PLANES AND TRAINS has come a heck of a long way since it opened, a small shop but it's bursting with stock and now has a lot of building materials, anyway I have pre fitted the rudder cable and tested it all seems to work as it should, and have removed it in case it gets in the way when fitting the running gear, (hurry up Santa).
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #112 on: November 30, 2015, 08:00:18 PM »

Very tidy Joe, may pinch the working vent idea  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #113 on: November 30, 2015, 08:58:07 PM »

And it makes perfect sense. You don't have to reinvent the wheel (or rein-vent the vent).

Crisp work as usual Joe.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #114 on: December 01, 2015, 12:11:57 PM »

The smoke generator arrived today just six days from OZ, for my money this is the best smoker you can get (if Carling made smokers etc etc.) though probably best suited to the larger boats, of course I had to test it and try it out in Brock's funnel, a bit too much smoke but then it was on full power, when it's connected to the ESC and outside with a bit of wind I think it will be more realistic.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #115 on: December 01, 2015, 12:32:47 PM »

I thought I'd make a start on the masters for some of the fittings, I don't expect I'll make all my own fittings for Brock, the fairleads for example have some thin top edges I think these would be better in metal so I'll buy these in, anyway started with the wheelhouse outer doors and the four panel doors, the wheelhouse doors are handed so I'll add detail to the mouldings, the rest of the doors can be fitted either way up so I'll mould in the details on these,  there is just one three panel door but I'll still make a mould and add to my growing collection.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #116 on: December 01, 2015, 04:36:34 PM »

Good grief that is an amount of smoke, is it a sonic water unit Joe?
Still better to have too much than too little.
Nice masters for your doors, do you make masters for all your fittings and save  them for the next project
thats a great idea I think I may borrow as well (thats 2 I think), at this rate we are getting into beer territory.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #117 on: December 01, 2015, 04:56:10 PM »

Hi Colin,  The smoker is the normal electric element/wick type with fan but is very robust, the guy who makes them in OZ refines his own oil, I've been using one of these in my 1:48 tug and don't get oil splatter or smuts, and yes I've been making and moulding my own fittings for nearly two years now and have a fair amount of 1:96 and I'm building up my 1:48 ones now.  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #118 on: December 02, 2015, 04:42:42 PM »

Did the three panel door today and mounted all three doors in the mould box, just filled with silicon rubber and I'll leave over night.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #119 on: December 02, 2015, 05:01:59 PM »

Your attention to detail is astounding yet another great build!  I especially like your mouldings, you make it look so achievable I'll have to try this technique at some point. Keep the pictures coming 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2015, 04:10:15 PM »

Thanks Mark mould casting is a fascinating extension to our hobby,
while the mould was curing I started the fit out of the wheelhouse, just the basic for now, it's probably nothing like the real wheelhouse but I'm just having fun with it.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2015, 04:21:17 PM »

The curing of the mould took longer than usual, I think I was a bit light on the catalyst still a bit sticky last night but today it's OK so I cast the first batch of doors, if I mix too much resin I fill some of my other moulds so not to waste it, these build up my stock of fittings, the doors were set this afternoon and have come out fine. 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2015, 04:29:16 PM »

very nice mouldings, the detail is very crisp  :-))
Have you posted any info on the resins and silicone you use in any of your previous builds
Joe if you have a clue as to location would be much appreciated.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #123 on: December 04, 2015, 04:45:18 PM »

Hi Colin, yes it's covered in my Coventry build page 8  reply 178, I get my supplies from www.easycomposites.co.uk hope this helps.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #124 on: December 04, 2015, 04:46:27 PM »

Many thanks off to have a read, Thanks Joe.
Forgot to say the wheel house is looking good too.
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