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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #625 on: May 12, 2017, 10:27:13 PM »

I knew this topic was worth getting another pack of Hobnobs in for! Any technique that reduces damage to a model before it even gets on water has to be a winner.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #626 on: May 13, 2017, 02:13:04 PM »


Thanks Ian, pass the hobnobs mate can never resist them,,  After putting the esc's switch on deck and already having the smoke gen switched from the Tx. it seemed pointless to have the radar with a manual switch inside, so todays project was to make the radar also switched for the Tx. so now the superstructure will seldom have to be removed except for charging the battery, I could probably find somewhere on deck for a charging socket but not sure yet if I'll bother with that.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #627 on: May 14, 2017, 12:08:20 AM »

It is good that you have been able to retro fit these systems without having to hack the model about too much Joe.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #628 on: May 14, 2017, 09:23:38 AM »


Yes I think that's another reason I like the 1:48 scale there's plenty of room to work on it, I know I could of used a switcher like the P91 or P96 but I bought a job lot of micro switches a couple years ago and still have some left, they were only a few pence each because some didn't work, but you only have to ease the side cover off and bend the over centre spring slightly and they work fine plus I always have a few mini servos in case I need one, I tend to be old school when it comes to electrickery.   %%


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #629 on: May 14, 2017, 11:50:02 AM »

Tell me about it, I wired in a speed controller this morning and cannot get anything to sit flat because of lack of space.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #630 on: May 15, 2017, 05:30:52 PM »


Generally speaking I'm studying the drawings and picking detail items to make and fit in between painting sections of railings, the later is quite tedious, so today I picked the aerials forward of the wheelhouse, again these are not scale length to make transport easier, they are made of spring steel, so very flexible and the bases are also flexible, made with layers of heat shrink of various sizes finishing with a grey doesn't need painting that would no doubt crack with flexing, so these can take the odd knock without damage.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #631 on: May 15, 2017, 06:37:24 PM »

hi ya Bob, beautiful build this.   I have enjoyed it right from the beginning.   You know your aerials are you putting beads on the top as eye protectors.   The reason I mention this is - all of the aerials I use I either put a bead on the top or a bit of electrical cable insulation glued on the top.  Reason I do this, I was at a show for plastic models - and I was looking at some beautiful submarine models - their aerials and periscopes had little beads on the top - beside them was a small card which  had a drawing of a spike sticking out of an eyeball :-) WARNING - and next to that was a photograph of one of the builders with an eye patch on. :-)  He had stabbed himself with the aerial in the eyeball whilst building the model.    Apparently he had bent over the model and the rest is history - :-)

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #632 on: May 15, 2017, 07:32:24 PM »


Hi John, yes there's no doubt they are a hazard, I'll be doing what I usually do, at least while in build , I cut bits off an old eraser and place on top of them, I had considered making them removable but then there's the chance of losing them etc. on the odd occasion when I do go to water I prefer just to switch on pop in the water and sail.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #633 on: May 15, 2017, 10:11:45 PM »

on the odd occasion when I do go to water I prefer just to switch on pop in the water and sail.

Joe.

That's fine for you Joe, but what about the model ?  {-) {-)

Seriously though, I like your idea with the "springy" antennae, probably look good in a head wind as well. :-)

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #634 on: May 15, 2017, 10:21:25 PM »

A small blob of clear epoxy on the tip of aerial should prevent serious injury should your eye come in contact with it and doesn't detract visually.  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #635 on: May 15, 2017, 10:43:50 PM »


That's fine for you Joe, but what about the model ?  {-) {-)

Seriously though, I like your idea with the "springy" antennae, probably look good in a head wind as well. :-)

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I wondered if any of you would spot that, well done that man, , as Cap't Mainwaring would say.   %% {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #636 on: May 15, 2017, 10:48:20 PM »

as Cap't Mainwaring would say.   %% {-) {-)

"Stupid Boy" is the other one Joe  %)
(no offence intended mate) :-)

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #637 on: May 16, 2017, 09:13:27 AM »


"Stupid Boy" is the other one Joe  %)
(no offence intended mate) :-)

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Hi Ray  ,,  Don't Panic... Don't Panic,,,,     Non taken.  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #638 on: May 21, 2017, 01:12:59 PM »


I thought I would tackle the bridge window wipers, eleven fiddly little things, I think they are ok, viewed at a distance with your eyes kinda scrunched up,  %% {-)  and made another ladder for the bride roof.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #639 on: May 21, 2017, 05:07:11 PM »

They look the job to me Joe. Anyhow, at different abngles they would look a bit different so fret ye not.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #640 on: May 23, 2017, 05:02:56 PM »


It's quite a nice stage of the build now with most of the hard stuff done, I'm just picking items on the drawing and figuring out how to make them by giving it some thought and looking though the odds and ends boxes to see what can be improvised, the antenna on the wheelhouse is just brass rod/tube, as are the ten snorkel vents, the three tanoys are improvised using the tail ends of .22 airgun pellets, and some lights on the mast I had though about lighting them but decided against it I can't see they ever being used,  I'm now making the last fiddly ladder that is stowed on the mezzanine deck.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #641 on: May 24, 2017, 09:25:20 PM »

I like the idea of the airgun pellets Joe, they certainly look realistic enough. :-)

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #642 on: May 25, 2017, 02:09:44 PM »


Cheers Ray, I'm always looking out for bits and pieces that may help me make a fitting or bit of detailing, the crown on top of the jack staff is a 2.5mm grub screw glued to the top upside down,  finished the stowed ladder on stbd  side of the mezzanine deck and the dan bouys stowed on the port side.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #643 on: May 25, 2017, 08:16:04 PM »

Very very nice Joe. Looking really good. Cant wait to see it on the water. :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #644 on: May 25, 2017, 10:14:11 PM »

the crown on top of the jack staff is a 2.5mm grub screw glued to the top upside down

Joe

Took me a little while to find it, but it's there alright - Reply no.557 on page 23 - looks ok to me... O0

...and that ladder looks the business too. :-)

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #645 on: May 28, 2017, 02:26:39 PM »




Really Ray, looking for grub screws you should get out more mate. {-) {-) {-)  that paid you back for the stupid boy crack {-)




still making and fitting little details, fitted the snorkel vents, and what looks like an emergency binnacle, no doubt someone will tell us :-))
I must get around to painting the railings {:-{




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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #646 on: May 28, 2017, 05:44:06 PM »

Ray wasn't the only one to look back and look for the jackstaff  %)

It is fun getting the fittings ready but it does take a long time.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #647 on: May 28, 2017, 06:49:46 PM »


Ray wasn't the only one to look back and look for the jackstaff  %)





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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #648 on: June 24, 2017, 04:09:02 PM »


Finally I resolved to paint all the railings, a tedious job but happy now it's done,  now there're painted the James Lane split pin railings really look the business any joints that show in the split pin stanchions get filled with paint as do all the rail joints, I think they are value of money I'd certainly use them again.
Today I made the Ensign staff and started the stern light, I think it's about time for second sea trials, I'll check her trim in the domestic test tank first as she has had quite a lot fitted since the first trials and hopefully get her down to the lake during next week if we get a calm day.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #649 on: June 24, 2017, 10:47:09 PM »

You have sold me on those stanchions Joe, they look good.
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