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Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« on: December 04, 2016, 01:03:03 pm »


Hello,


After a long construction of  "Mont Saint Michel", I wish to start a smaller project.
One of my friends had an 1/100 tanker plan.  It's 98.3 cm long and 13.7 cm beam.
I've found some photos of "Apache" on shipspotting web site.
This one is a sister ship  of "AZTEK", built in Hambourg in 1979. But, I did not find many photos of details.
If some one has got it, I could help me a lot.  For once ,I' ve decided to start with the wheelhouse.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 07:40:11 pm »


Hello everybody,
As usually,  I use 0.5 mm  plasticard in order to build decks in order to detail I've added photo etched doors. I 've started with the first deck of wheelhouse.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 11:24:18 pm »

Hi Midori, an unusual way to start a new model ship however, the quality of what you have done so far is 1st Class. Looking forward to seeing more on this one. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 12:10:47 pm »

You are not the first to start by building the upper works first, but I am wondering why you start here? Why not start with the hull of the ship?

But I do like the way it is coming together, if it is even half as good as the ferry then it will be a terrific model when finished. Attention to detail is superlative.

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 09:50:06 pm »


Hello,
 I've started with the wheelhouse because it's too cold to work with resin in winter. Most of the time, I work on hull  in my garage or outside (polyester resin smell too much) not in my small workshop. During last days , I've sticked many plasticards pieces in order to assembling deck n2 and n3
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 11:18:08 pm »

I've started with the wheelhouse because it's too cold to work with resin in winter.

Ah, yes, that makes sense. Better than just waiting for warmer weather. :-))

What you have done so far looks really well put together.

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Ray.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 03:19:31 pm »

Very nice crisp clean work there - I look forward to seeing this build develop

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 08:38:04 am »


Hello
Thank you for your coments. Last week, I've worked on the wheelhouse front. It takes lots of time because there is many details to add. I've used brass in order for rod. I've made them , one by one. I 've a question, on the real one photo, at the back there'is a kind of rescue boat. Does any body know what it is ? Has some one got photos or plan about it ?

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2016, 09:14:23 am »

Your super structure progress so far is Top class Midori. As crisp as a new 500 Euro note (as was before they were discontinued).

I salute your patience at making and fitting all the rungs. I hope your therapy is successful!!! It is like adding rivets  %%

Re the small boat, I assume that it is a standard size boat and might be found on photos of other similar ships. maybe a chandlers to the ship building industry can help you?
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2016, 11:05:40 am »

I 've a question, on the real one photo, at the back there'is a kind of rescue boat. Does any body know what it is ? Has some one got photos or plan about it ?
To me it looks like a raft stood on its side.

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2016, 08:39:44 am »

I think it's a simple raft/pontoon for maintenance work on the hull sides such as painting!
Beautiful build as always!!
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2016, 01:57:27 pm »

I think you are like me Midori. You get lots of satisfaction doing all the small fiddly parts :D I know what you mean with doing the grp work. I spent all summer here in Spain fighting the resin setting too quickly because of the heat. Then last week when I needed to do some more, it is now too cold for it to cure. I sat with my wife's hairdryer blowing hot air on to my parts to get the resin to start curing! %%

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2016, 05:23:17 pm »

I sat with my wife's hairdryer blowing hot air on to my parts to get the resin to start curing! %%




Oooh Matron!!!
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2016, 09:33:35 pm »

Hello everybody,
As usually,  I use 0.5 mm  plasticard in order to build decks in order to detail I've added photo etched doors. I 've started with the first deck of wheelhouse.

Mate, Looking at the photos do you mean 5mm plasticard, looks nice and solid.
In construction, only Millimetres and Metres are used, never Centimetres, that way metric errors are easily detected.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2016, 10:03:43 pm »


Hello,
Thank you for your comments .I can confirm that I use 0.5 mm thick plasticard.It's easy to work with. But, sometimes, I' like to work with wood.You can see wooden doors on Apache 1.
Otherwise, I will follow hama's advice, I' ll looking for raft/potoon maintenance photo's.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2016, 07:22:45 am »


Hello,
The wheelhouse front is on the way. Most of decks are already finish. I'm thinking about paint, I wonder if I should paint it as a new boat or a boat with many month on  sea.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2016, 10:30:07 pm »

Looking smart Midori. How do you manage to get the cut-outs so nice and square ?

Regards,

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2016, 08:39:34 pm »

Very nice details going on here. I will be following your build!! :-))
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2017, 08:30:13 pm »


Hello,
The deck which supports the wheelhouse is ended. The support of shield is stuck on the deck, and this one is sliding .
Supports slide under smooth him.
The roof of the wheelhouse is ended .
The next stage: the implementation of the stern-post and the rudder
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2017, 08:50:04 pm »

Wowsers! Progress is excellent Midori. How do you get your cuts so square???
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2017, 08:23:51 am »

Where do you source your photo etched parts from Midori? They look very clean  and do your modelling a great compliment

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2017, 10:06:26 pm »


Hello,
To answer at your questions, I add a photo of my proxxon tool. This one is very usefull to give a squared shape.
Otherwise, I often find photo etched pieces on hobby lobby modelbau.

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2017, 03:03:25 am »

 :o Such beautiful craftsmanship! Looks like it will be a beautiful ship when done..

And to answer your question about the overall final look, I think that weathering, if overdone, can kill a final model. In this case if I had the skills you do, Id go with a look that represents a newer ship, and as natural wear and tear occurs, use that to add more and more.
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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2017, 09:41:44 pm »


Hello everybody,
Here is the momment to settle the engine. There are  rubber stamp. By squeezing bolts, more or less hardly, we can refine the alignment between the engine and the propeller shaft.

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Re: Apache Tanker Scale 1/100
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2017, 09:45:02 pm »


Sorry, the last photo is not the one I wanted to post. So let me correct

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