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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #600 on: April 16, 2017, 04:52:22 PM »


Got a few more bits made and fitted this week, Ladders, life ring stowage's, fuel can stowage and fire hose stowage's or more to the point my versions of them, the fuel cans red paint is still tacky so stowage is empty.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #601 on: April 16, 2017, 09:49:01 PM »

Super effort on detailing. Those hoses look so real, in the stowages, from the photos you give the impression they are made of the actual fire hose canvas. :o

Good on yer, Joe. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #602 on: April 17, 2017, 10:08:35 AM »


Thanks Ray, yes the fire hoses are a strip of 2mm x .5mm styrene rolled up with a spot of glue here and there to stop them popping open and painted with a tan/grey mix, I'm glad you thought they looked like hoses as that was the look I was trying to get.


just noticed I mentioned the empty fuel can stowage and forgot the photo, the fuel cans are still tacky this morning, the Humbrol red enamel seems to take days to dry, but then I've had nearly all my pots of paint years so most likely past there best.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #603 on: April 17, 2017, 09:57:39 PM »

Thanks for putting that photo up Joe, it gives a good viewing angle of your life ring framework - looks accurate.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #604 on: May 01, 2017, 11:26:05 AM »

It took several days for the red jerry cans to dry so maybe time to bin that pot of paint, but jerry cans now in place and a couple more small detail bits made and fitted, next I going to attempt to make the manual hoist on the port side.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #605 on: May 01, 2017, 11:37:18 AM »

Brilliant work as ever Joe. I reckon everyone has certain colours that get used infrequently. Someone building fire vessels or those with many monitors will get through loads of red, while greys may go off. I find Flesh, and blues go off through infrequent use.

The fire hose is special, I see Ray's point, you used some good paint effects to get that fabric look on otherwise smooth strip  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #606 on: May 01, 2017, 11:55:09 AM »

Thanks as always for encouraging comments Ian, I used a full 300mm strip of 2mm x .5mm to make the hoses, I first roughed it up with 180 grit before rolling and gluing after painting I was quite pleased it had the effect I wanted, it's good to hear others see the same effect in case I'm seeing what I want to see, if you know what I mean. %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #607 on: May 01, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »

Aye  ok2
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #608 on: May 02, 2017, 03:13:42 PM »


Just finished my version of the manual hoist on the port side, next I've got the last bit of railing on the aft end of the mezzanine deck to do then the tedious task of painting all the railings.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #609 on: May 02, 2017, 03:39:10 PM »

This model is an absolute stunner, hats off ,  %% really...


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #610 on: May 02, 2017, 06:16:38 PM »

That's a beautiful piece of soldering Joe :-))
Sometimes it's a shame to paint the pieces as seeing the construction of items is art in its own right.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #611 on: May 02, 2017, 08:32:51 PM »

I agree because only Joe and we will know the amount of work that went into it. Years ago when if you wanted to build a ship model you had to do all of it yourself including the electronics, everyone knew what was what and understood. With the breadth of kits and accesories available today, it is harder to prove something is scratchbuilt.

I think it is our treat to know it is built from rods and tubes like the real thing  :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #612 on: May 04, 2017, 03:55:42 PM »


All your comments are much appreciated, Done the last bit of railing on the mezzanine deck and painted by brush, still got the main deck railings to paint a little at a time I think.  ok2


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #613 on: May 05, 2017, 04:41:42 PM »

Still watching and admiring Joe.  :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #614 on: May 05, 2017, 05:17:46 PM »


Cheers Greg, hope you and the guys are well.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #615 on: May 06, 2017, 01:52:26 AM »

As always Joe, a superb job, clearly inspiring many other Guys to crack on and "have a go". :-))
1/48th clearly offers the opportunity to go that extra mile in adding detail. Can't wait for your next installment.



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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #616 on: May 06, 2017, 12:05:58 PM »


Thanks Nige,  Yes I do prefer 1:48 it's easier to work on I wouldn't have attempted to make things like the Oerlikons in 1:96.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #617 on: May 07, 2017, 03:27:58 PM »


A bit more detailing done to the back of the mast and stbrd. side mezzanine deck, I'm keeping the aerials shorter than the drawing shows for ease of transporting to water, this one on the mezzanine can fold down, but there is still four more to do that will also be shorter.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #618 on: May 07, 2017, 08:33:19 PM »

If the real thing has a folding mechanism, why not use it in minature. You can bet your last pound that one would get caught on a sleeve or on the boot  lid  >>:-(

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #619 on: May 07, 2017, 10:23:44 PM »

Hi Joe, the amount of detailing being added to this model is great to see. It took a couple of glances at the second last photo to realise that section was off the model. :o

Also noted the addition of the cable on the drums underneath the mezzanine deck and the roller feeding the cable on. :-)

Ref the antennae - I put thin plastic straws over mine. This helps protect the eyes while moving the model in / out of the car and, because the straws are blue, they are easily seen whereas, with the straws removed the antennae tend to blend in with the white superstructure (on my model anyway).

I imagine there are a number of ways of dealing with this problem though - maybe removable units?

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #620 on: May 07, 2017, 11:11:21 PM »


Good point about the straws Ray, I've also seen corks put on the tops of aerials, it was a problem when I used to exhibit ships someone would point to something on a boat and catch their sleeve on the aerial of a boat in front. {:-{


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #621 on: May 12, 2017, 05:18:28 PM »


I've been noticing the superstructure is getting more tricky to put in place, it has to be carefully lined up to miss railings and some fittings that are almost touching it, so taking it off and on to switch the rc on and off will eventually cause scrapes and scratches to the sides, so my task today was to retro fit a disguised switch on deck somewhere, there are two switches one for the bow thruster esc and one for the main esc, after a bit of head scratching I remembered I had a length of Bowden cable left over from the rudder control, This made the job quite a lot easier once I had got it though a void on the stbrd side of the well deck, the two switches were linked together and the outer end is disguised as a air duct that is pushed forward to switch on and pulled back to turn off, seems to work very well, glad I did it, it'll save a lot of fiddling at the waters edge


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #622 on: May 12, 2017, 07:08:46 PM »

Joe,
That's why I've mounted my switch and umbilical coupling under the two locker at the front of the bridge.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #623 on: May 12, 2017, 08:41:18 PM »


Hi Dave, yes it makes sense doesn't it, originally I wasn't going to have a remote switch on this one as the superstructure lifted off and on so easily, but now there so much gear close to it needs must,  and now I've done that I've got to make the radar switchable from the Tx  as I've already done with the smoke gen.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #624 on: May 12, 2017, 09:27:18 PM »

That's a nice and neat solution for the switches Joe - The vent looks like it's meant to be there. O0

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