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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #50 on: January 30, 2017, 08:59:25 PM »

string or twine wasn't going to work for the detail in 1/16th.. found a good stateside supplier of scale rope. order arrived today.



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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2017, 10:52:07 PM »

Wow, I've learnt some fantastic information on the gun turrets as for years we've tried to work out how to build a realistic looking versions for our Walton 65ft ASRL and we are going to use yours as a basis. :-))
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2017, 11:43:11 PM »

thanks, I tried to see if I took a photo during the glue-up stage, but must have been not sure if it would work so it wasn't documented.. lots of half-lap filed pieces of bent aluminum all held in place by about twenty small alligator clips and twist of small wire..(slow curing filled epoxy helped by giving time to make adjustments) on the second one the main arches were set first and let cure making fitting in all the other ribs the next day much easier.. finding a small 1/16th wide flat file and a 16th dremel burr sped the making of the lap joints..needle files to clean up everything after..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2017, 11:44:12 PM »

Hi Nick, re Walton on Thames boat.  I have the magazine article with bulkhead cross sections showing a flared hull, quite different to the MM plans.  Also some detail regarding rudder tiller operation, that's from memory.

I mentioned this in another thread, perhaps you have this already.  I think I got the information from the RAF museum at Hendon many years ago, I think I saw a Mr. Lion there.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2017, 01:03:40 PM »

Hi Roy


Yes I remember that magazine, I think I've got one of the newer reprints.
The hull, and to be honest a lot of the fittings, isn't right but with a bit of research looking at the pictures of the original boat it can be built into a lovely boat. My Dad met a chap at Warwick in 2008 during the boat show who had built a fleet of 1/48 scale ASRL from original plans and he kindly sent a copy of the Walton plans to him showing the differences between the MM plans and the proper drawings.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2017, 12:58:34 PM »

when you break off small parts and have to replace them..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2017, 06:43:54 PM »

added a few more tiny bits and some airbrush time
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2017, 06:27:29 PM »

had to turn to aluminum to make sturdy light 20mm shield brackets,, pin bolted to the holes in the printed mount, should hold up to the rigors of a HSL..


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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2017, 09:34:55 PM »

nuts,bolts and a little paint..(never mind the little cork)

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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2017, 04:10:00 PM »

Any progress on this project ? Hope you havnt given up.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2017, 04:59:03 PM »

just got very busy with spring yard work, work work has been crazy.. and a cold that tried to move into my lungs.. hope to get some things done this week.. and want to get back on a few other projects in 1/96  and 1/48th



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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2017, 08:09:10 PM »

beautifull work
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2017, 02:24:17 PM »



spent any free time "updating" the column on my unimat to a adjustable milling unit,, did get the gun sight done,, weather here is starting to get hot and humid, so much for lots of yard work, time to get back to boat work in the air-conditioning..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #63 on: November 24, 2017, 01:43:08 PM »

work on this project is restarting after the summer off, found some great color footage of boats in action and have made some more great contacts.. the boat footage is in the last third.. red inside the vent cowls, an added stern plate, better views of the added searchlight..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2019, 12:50:22 PM »

not a dead project,, just have way to many things on the bench, a new milling machine for a live steam project.. but I had to do the glass work for a friends destroyer hull, seeing the whalebacks cabin mold was ready and the resin mess was happening.. the deck cabin was molded with balsa wood shaped and bent to between layers of glass clothe,, still needs filling and sanding,, but it seems to be  very light and strong ..

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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2019, 02:20:15 PM »

Beautiful Herringbone planking TGH :-)) .........


Couldn't help but recognize your workshop 1950's vintage Hospital bedside table....complete with the towel rail & pressed Lions Foot legs [on castors]  O0


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