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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #350 on: March 10, 2016, 07:24:00 AM »

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #351 on: March 11, 2016, 10:56:35 AM »

Thank you for your kind comments,
Just finished the last winch, I think I'll make the fair leads fitted to her transom next, four are roller type and two are slipper leads kind of trumpet shaped, that's going to be fun, and they should all be ok to spray paint in situ.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #352 on: March 11, 2016, 08:59:55 PM »

Silly as it sounds, but I think the lightening holes in the base make the model. It would be so easy just to make it from a solid block or from flat plate, but those ovoid holes add lots of detail. :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #353 on: March 12, 2016, 09:19:13 PM »

As I said before when Joe was building HMS Coventry, he must have the patience of a saint, and the eyes of a hawk, cracking stuff Joe :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #354 on: March 13, 2016, 04:00:29 PM »

I made the plug for the slipper lead, a fiddly little thing so thought I'd do a mould rather than trying to get two identical, while the mould is curing I made the center roller lead or rather my version of it, by the time it's painted I guess it'll look ok.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #355 on: March 13, 2016, 04:37:32 PM »

That's another crackin' bit of work to add to your deck fittings - good work Joe. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #356 on: March 13, 2016, 07:06:13 PM »

Now I know that we go to all sorts of measures to make our parts but Joe chopping the hands off poor defenceless
LEGO persons I think maybe a point too far.  <:(
Apart from that another great item as capt Podge stated above
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #357 on: March 14, 2016, 10:54:47 AM »

Just finished the first of two slipper leads, this is the stbrd one the other one is not so high, looking at it now I think the cable retainer is a bit too big I may have to change that,
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #358 on: March 14, 2016, 08:53:08 PM »

Looks good Joe, the whole of the deck looks almost like a photo of the real thing
just needs to be grey  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #359 on: March 15, 2016, 04:22:08 PM »

Thanks Colin, I should be able to get some paint on her soon the weather is improving,

I got the other two roller leads done and the closed slipper lead, that completes the sweep leads on the transom, so now must think about the painting.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #360 on: March 15, 2016, 04:36:56 PM »

Joe you are one talented "xxxxx", that looks absolutely brilliant.
Think I'll give up and take up knitting  <:(   :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #361 on: March 15, 2016, 04:38:20 PM »

Ooooopppsss looks like I used a swear word apologies if I offended anyone.  :-X :embarrassed:
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #362 on: March 16, 2016, 12:02:11 AM »

Pure talent. That transom area looks really beautiful - well done that man. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #363 on: March 16, 2016, 12:42:25 AM »

Absolutely 1st Class Joe  :-))....will all of the brass rollers still be natural brass surfaced after the assemblies are painted?.....
Applies to the brass bell mouthed guides too?.........Derek
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #364 on: March 16, 2016, 09:31:38 AM »

Thanks for your interest,

Derek, I'm not sure how to treat the rollers yet, in the photos I have they are black I was thinking they may be rubber or rubber clad to protect the cables so I'll probably paint them matt black.

I was going to paint all the transom gear insitu , but now they are all put in place they create so many little nooks that I now think I'll paint them off the boat.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #365 on: March 16, 2016, 05:17:22 PM »


I was going to paint all the transom gear insitu , but now they are all put in place they create so many little nooks that I now think I'll paint them off the boat.

I would go with the latter method Joe - but, it's your call....

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #366 on: March 16, 2016, 05:33:30 PM »

Wow Joe, the amount of detail in the transom is amazing. Looks just like the real deal. Well done!!! :-)) :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #367 on: March 19, 2016, 10:59:28 AM »

Thanks Dennis,

The more I looked at the moulded sweep guides the more I realised I wasn't happy with them, so I scraped them and tried again. I like the brass ones better and once painted it gives me the option to remove the paint in the brass area, I guess paint would have been worn off of these slip guides judging by the photos I have they look like brass or gunmetal.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #368 on: March 19, 2016, 03:22:49 PM »

Joe I liked the originals but the new brass bashed ones do look the dogs bits  :-))
Did you do a bit of spinning in a lathe or are they fabricated however you made them they look very good.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #369 on: March 19, 2016, 03:39:45 PM »

Hi Colin, they are made of 6mm od brass tube, a bit of old prop shaft tube in fact, annealed and belled out with a taper punch then cut in half.  :o 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #370 on: March 19, 2016, 04:26:50 PM »

Hi Joe Nice one.  They do look the part, I look forward to your post as I always learn something. :-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #371 on: March 19, 2016, 09:32:29 PM »

If you entered that model unpainted into the Model Engineer competition Joe, I am sure it would be placed highly with the different materials and methods of construction displayed. I saw the work of Brian King on Thursday and thought of you straight away.




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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #372 on: March 29, 2016, 11:10:14 AM »

Thanks guys,   Finally getting some paint on her, a whole can of Halfords primmer on the hull bottom, spent 30 in Halfords on paint last week that's why I never total the cost of a model, I don't think I could stand the shock.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #373 on: March 29, 2016, 11:54:26 AM »

Looking good Joe all in the masking.If you were to cost all the items used like you said  a big shock.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #374 on: March 29, 2016, 02:55:05 PM »

Good to see some paint on her Joe  :-))

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