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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #100 on: July 06, 2021, 06:07:42 am »

Looking good.

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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #101 on: July 06, 2021, 08:04:48 pm »

thanks , all the oval window frames installed, now to make the eyebrows for them.. some small hinges I ordered arrived, looks like the sickbay hatch will be functional.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #102 on: July 06, 2021, 09:03:13 pm »

I'm picking up tips all the way with your daily progress, but I'm not able to replicate the domes much to my regret!
It's a lovely boat to look at and the quality you build into it is a pleasure to view.




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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2021, 07:19:41 am »


Wow! Looking real good!   :o
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #104 on: July 09, 2021, 08:34:26 pm »

rudders installed and linked, motors and couplers in place,, back into the test tank to check weights and placements (all the heavy stuff is in or on the hull)  looks like there will be enough free weight to add a sound system..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2021, 09:12:27 pm »

It looks like the cabin just sits on top of the deck with nothing to stop water getting in the deck opening. It might be a good idea to try and fit a coaming around the opening that the cabin sits over to try and catch any water on the deck.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #106 on: July 09, 2021, 09:30:36 pm »

as I get the cabin and the hull internals completed the coming will be added (always planned on),, the cabin will also as per prototype get a lower edge lip that mates with the deck..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2021, 02:25:51 pm »

I'm a member of several fb groups related to thses boats and service,, the info supplied has been great.. in the last three days these 2 gems showed up.. fuel vent, mast and mast tabernacle details sorted.. now to make them, much less guesswork invovled... :-) :-) :-)
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2021, 05:55:40 pm »

using the drawings and photos I have a plan for making a working mast tabernacle,, 2 milled sections silver soldered to a plate base.. having this a working fitting will help greatly in model transport, milling machine with the magnifying glass in the morning..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #109 on: July 13, 2021, 09:20:18 pm »

milled and soldered together, made a spacer block to keep things correct during the soldering,, needs some drilling and needle file work but it should do the job..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2021, 06:16:37 pm »

some more drilling, filing, milling and finishing.. lots of time for a small part!!! makes me want to get back on my 1/6th scale project and not even think about my 1/96th stuff.. calling it done for now, time to start turning the main section of the mast..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #111 on: July 14, 2021, 06:49:41 pm »

Very interesting seeing your progress on these fittings. I can't imagine how fiddly it would  be working on 1- 96th scale, I'd need to retool my entire workshop,
machinery, hand tools, drills etc. New glasses.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #112 on: July 16, 2021, 09:26:54 pm »

turned the main mast section today, more like filed and sanded as no turning tools were used, but managed to get one off the lathe on the first attempt..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #113 on: July 16, 2021, 11:15:16 pm »

Stunning build, Iíve been following you on the forum and on Facebook and Iím stunned at your quality- I shall have to finish off my ASRL with turrets glazed in a similar fashion. Keep up the excellent work  :-))
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #114 on: July 17, 2021, 08:28:52 am »

Is this Facebook site available to view?
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #115 on: July 17, 2021, 03:10:05 pm »

whalebacks for ever is one group, along with several other RAF WWII marine groups,, these are all private groups but joining is easy, trying to keep the crap/spam out..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #116 on: July 20, 2021, 09:28:34 pm »

did the deck to cabin coming today,, came out with a good snug fit, just have to design a hold down system..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #117 on: July 21, 2021, 04:33:40 pm »

Hi, tgh!
Did you scale up the original 1.24th scale plans for this build.?
I have the same plan sheets as you but in the 1-24th scale.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2021, 04:37:45 pm »

yes just took them to copy place that has the large format printer.. can't remember the % of enlargement.. 
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #119 on: July 21, 2021, 05:06:52 pm »

I would guess at 50%?  Enlargement
 Thanks anyway,


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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #120 on: July 24, 2021, 01:35:51 pm »

set the copier at 150%.. stock arrived for making the light lenses, tried using some colored pen tubes earlier but this should look and work much better..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #121 on: July 25, 2021, 05:55:51 pm »

using the oval window former, the window eyebrows were made from some 1/32" brass angle stock..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #122 on: July 26, 2021, 09:16:34 pm »

fine sanded the window frame areas down and CA'd the eyebrows in place..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #123 on: July 27, 2021, 01:46:11 pm »

Is the brass angle 1/32nd thickness? And the angle size? Usually, for me, angle doesn't bend that easily but being that size perhaps it will!
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #124 on: July 27, 2021, 02:51:42 pm »

angle flats are 1/32" the thickness is .010,, it did distort during bending.. the outer edge came out flat, a little bow to the inner top flat, perfect for a small drop of thin CA..  O0 happy accident..
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