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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2019, 11:25:40 PM »

Another one? Crikey, this autumn and winter will be a period of engrossing forum watching.
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2019, 07:02:42 AM »

Little more work, made the bilge keels and fitted them last night.
My method is to use 40 thou plastic card cut to shape and then drill and pin using brass pins. These give strength for mounting to the hull. Later I will use good old P38 car filler to give then there final "V" shape.


Next part of the build, will be to make the stern trim tab, sand down the hull, true up the hull edges and fill in any blemishes in the hull so I can have it ready for paint primer. Then this build will have to go on hold for a month or two.

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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2019, 11:48:43 AM »

Today's progress.


Second photo shows the access I will have to the rudder servo & arms (Just my freind unbuiltnautilis) :-))
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2019, 10:23:14 PM »

I will accept that looks all ship shape and above board, please carry on :-)) %)
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2019, 04:32:41 PM »

Well Gents back from Holidays, so this week end Iíve started working on the deck.


Iíve painted the underside to seal it. The deck will not be fitted until Iíve run all the wiring and fitted out the internals.


Bilge keels have been filled using P38 and shaped.
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2019, 06:21:44 PM »

Afternoon Gents


Been doing some internal fitting out.
Made and installed the battery box and the mounting for the Forge electronic distribution board , 8 way switching, and Sound unit.
Currently trying to get the wiring done, some picís on my progress.
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2019, 06:50:15 PM »

Dave
What batteries are you using?
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2019, 07:03:27 PM »

Hi John,
Two 12v 5000 NiMh packs
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2019, 09:37:43 PM »

Hi !
I'm going to follow your building with a great attention !  :-))
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2019, 09:49:59 PM »


Currently trying to get the wiring done, some pic’s on my progress.

Looks like it's going to be another neat installation and with good access O0

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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2019, 12:21:16 PM »

Thanks Chris67, hope the build log helps others and keeps the interest going in our hobby.




Capt, as youíve seen in my pass builds, like Stan , I too like to keep wiring neat and have good access to the internals once the decks sealed.
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2019, 06:23:24 PM »

An update on wiring progress,

All the main power wirings is now tied in to the Forge Electronics Distribution board, the install and powering up of this was very easy. I still need a bit of tied up of the wiring already installed.

Iíve not as yet decided on what other functions will be installed, but currently Iíve also installed the Forge Electronics 8 way switching unit, this will be used to switch the following functions, Hanger Lights ( Red & Clear), Radar, Nav Lights, Bridge lights and Mast lights. The sound unit, I still have to down load helicopter, guns, and engine sounds to the card.

Still to do is all the servo wires and lighting. Once
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2019, 04:15:49 PM »

Hi, itís been a while, but after fixing the deck, down I found I had a major error with it. This meant I had to remove it and the frames. It did not survive, So I had to remake it, this time I used 1.5mm plastic card. This version Iíve install the gun servo and the power switchís, these will be hidden but the vertical missiles launcher.


After I done some measure twice cut once Iíll bond the deck to the hull and then Iíll start on the either fittings or the hangers.
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2019, 06:35:59 PM »

Dave


Its all looking great. I like the little clips you used to fix the wiring. Can you tell me what they are?. I normally use a velcro type strap but yours look to have used cable ties on a sticky back pad of some sort.


Cheers


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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2019, 06:54:31 PM »

Hi John,
 Your correct they are a fixed by double sided sticky pad. I got them from Maplins before they closed down, but B&Q and screwfix do them as well.
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2019, 02:14:37 PM »

Hi gents,
Been off line for a couple of months, but though you may like to see what I had delivered from John at Scale Warships.


Currently Going to be off line for a few more months, but hope to be back modelling after then.


Like to wish all a Happy New
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2019, 10:14:11 PM »


I saw the track system for the helo for the Burke in 1/72 scale, but no luck in seeing it in 1/96 scale.


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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2019, 08:32:04 AM »

Hi Navy2000,


John (scale Warships) has only just finished the scaling down the 1/72 photo etchings to 1/96, his plan is too make all the 1/72 Arleigh Burke photo etchings at 1/96. I must say they look fantastic.


for my model I would like to have the Helicopter move from the hanger to the flight deck, but still working out how too make this work.
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2019, 09:16:29 AM »

for my model I would like to have the Helicopter move from the hanger to the flight deck, but still working out how too make this work.


When I watched the model railway challenge they use a system on the cars that seemed to be of interest
Some ran on a magnet and then followed a path of wire underneath maybe worth investigating
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2019, 09:20:19 AM »

Hi Ginger
Iíll have a look at this method, thanks
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2019, 01:57:36 PM »

I like the idea of deploying the helo from the hanger to the deck. How about a bit more of a challenge and deploy the rotors and spin them up. I will bow to the master for that! :}
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2019, 05:46:04 PM »

Nah only had the rotors spinning once until i burnt out the motor


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZmcBgW2wL0
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2020, 03:18:56 PM »

Had some free time today, so started building the doors. These are some ready for moulding later.


Warspite,
Done the rotating rotors on my HMS Clyde and that was at 1/48, at 1/96 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️
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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2020, 03:25:52 PM »

Fine detail work on the door masters - will enhance the look of your model  :-))


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Re: 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke destroyer Build log
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2020, 10:05:17 AM »

My Seaking and Lynx both have the rotors powered and as yet I haven't burnt the motors out (though the Seakings motor does fill the cabin being from the 1980's)
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