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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #250 on: February 03, 2016, 06:11:32 PM »

Thanks, yes Colin the barrel is made from brass rod tapered in a drill and filed while turning and finished off with pieces of brass tube. ;) 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #251 on: February 03, 2016, 08:01:50 PM »

the barrel is made from brass rod tapered in a drill and filed while turning and finished off with pieces of brass tube. ;)


cool skills  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #252 on: February 05, 2016, 09:38:41 AM »

I'm with Ned Joe. its a pleasure to watch your builds. I have now started to make my own castings and moulds, all thanks to you. The pictures you posted were worth a thousand word to me :-)) Cheers Joe.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #253 on: February 05, 2016, 11:21:26 AM »

Coming along nicely Joe.  Looking forward to the maiden voyage!   :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #254 on: February 05, 2016, 04:48:23 PM »

Thanks guys, welcome back Greg hope your cruise went well,.

Just been messing about today adding some detail to the aft end of the main superstructure, next is to make a couple of 20mm Oerlikons, as I'm build Brock as was before the wing decks were converted to take miniguns, the plans don't show much detail of the Oerlikons but I've found a couple of nice photos on line that will do nicely.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #255 on: February 05, 2016, 08:36:28 PM »

And I'm with Spooksgone and Ned, FAR from boring, in fact very interesting  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #256 on: February 05, 2016, 11:03:37 PM »

Amen chaps, its like a quality documentry reading these posts.

The gun is first class. I wish the Minigun I made for a company recently was 1:48th as I would have sent you some but sadly they are 1:76th :((

There are lots of images on Google :}
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #257 on: February 09, 2016, 02:26:15 PM »

Thanks for your interest chaps.
I've been busy making the two Oerlikon 20mm cannons the last couple of days, very fiddly but I think I've got close to the two photos I found allowing for a bit of license, these are my versions, I know the shell catcher would have been a canvas bag, but I did say "my versions".
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #258 on: February 09, 2016, 08:35:23 PM »

I think we can forgive you the canvass bags Joe. They look the usual business. I like the curvy ammuniton feeds, realisticly different for each gun.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #259 on: February 09, 2016, 10:21:42 PM »

Very nice Joe as usual, looks like you could become mayhems own armourer  <*<
There are so many of those guns in the world I reckon somewhere your bag replacements are right.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #260 on: February 10, 2016, 05:09:35 PM »

While waiting to spray the hull/deck etc. I'm picking items to make at random from the drawings, today I chose the diver decompression camber, then spent some time looking for bits to make it with, came up with a piece of overflow pipe, it was 5mm too large across the diameter, so had to cut a section out and by warming it managed to close and glue it to make it smaller, next was the domed ends these were done with an old aircraft aluminium spinner by heating it and pushing a piece of .5mm styrene over it, turned out ok, well that was to hard part, the rest was just adding pieces to make it look similar to the drawing, I'll add some brass etch valve wheels later.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #261 on: February 10, 2016, 05:23:11 PM »

The real art of model making is ingenuity and improvisation, and you have both in all four card suits.
'How on earth can I make that  . . . ?'   Well done   :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #262 on: February 10, 2016, 07:38:36 PM »

What Bob K ^ said can't add anything to that  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #263 on: February 10, 2016, 07:53:55 PM »

I'll add that I learnt something.
Nice build - I've been lurking so far but enjoying all your hard work  O0

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #264 on: February 10, 2016, 08:12:56 PM »

Cracking stuff, really thinking out side of the box. Love it :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #265 on: February 10, 2016, 10:49:22 PM »

Joe the Genius :-))

Brilliant looking assembly and another bit that is gong to make your Brock look top notch.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #266 on: February 11, 2016, 01:58:54 PM »

You lot are far too kind, but your interest in my offerings is always appreciated.  O0
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #267 on: February 13, 2016, 06:58:36 AM »

I agree with all above the statements except yours Joe!....... They are not too kind...... They are absolutely spot on :-)) ........
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #268 on: February 13, 2016, 04:46:00 PM »

Next item to make is the large drum winch under the mezzanine deck, unfortunately there are only two useful views of this on the drawings, a plan view and an aft end view, and even those views have other items in the way, the two side views are virtually just half of the drum, so most of this item will be pure intuition or fiction even, but as it's not in open view I should get away with it.
I couldn't find a piece of poly pipe of the right size so the drum had to be fabricated the centre being .5mm styrene warmed and rolled around formers on the drum sides these had to be glued both sides at the same time to keep things parallel.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #269 on: February 13, 2016, 11:38:55 PM »

Hey Joe, looks like your build is coming together. Like the attention to details, looks amazing. Some awesome building going on here!!! :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #270 on: February 14, 2016, 12:51:45 AM »

Joe.....that large winch drum you have built ...is it used for paying out & hauling in an electrical unbiblical cord of some sort?...which connects to a towed sonar drone?.........

As always....the detail is excellent :-))... Derek
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #271 on: February 14, 2016, 07:39:57 AM »

Thanks,

Derek, I thought it must be some sort of cable drum, given the size of the drum and the small drive motor "probably hydraulic" that can be seen in the plan view, and the fact there are other quite  large winches close by, so thanks for confirming that. :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #272 on: February 15, 2016, 04:43:14 PM »

Cable reel/drum just about done, as previously said mostly imagination but based on what I've seen during my time in the boat/ship building industry, next I think it's time I tackled the mezzanine deck this could take some time.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #273 on: February 15, 2016, 05:17:34 PM »

 :-))  Must say Joe have been watching and enjoying this build.  It will help me when I get round to the Ton class.  But great building Joe. 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #274 on: February 15, 2016, 05:54:10 PM »

Thanks Paul, haven't heard much about your Lusty recently, I'm guessing you put her away for the winter.  O0
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