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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2020, 05:35:13 am »

thank you Ian, i thought they look rather good as well..  :-))
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2020, 06:06:57 am »

The railings have been completed…  in the kit there seems to be gaps in the railings were the ships boats are, the NMM layout show that the railings continue all the way along the ship, this leads me to believe that the railings where the ships boats are, would be collapsible…

Over 50 more fittings have found their way onto the model, this includes various different types of vents doted all over the deck, not all the vents that I have used were in the kit, but all available as fittings from the Deansmarine collection..

The ammo racks are also not included in the kits contents, but the NMM layout shows them quite clearly, these items are also available from Deansmarine..   Some people might be saying that the ammo racks have been incorrectly painted … but I was thinking more along the lines of, this is the admiralties ship, everything is going to be highly polished, so why not the ammo racks..

The model is nearing its completion, the rigging of the masts, the ships boats need to be placed in their respective position, plus the rigging of the davits..  still need to be completed, so there will still be a few hours more to come..

Hope your enjoying the photos...
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2020, 01:57:51 pm »

Rigging of the Mast's has been completed…..

so who is going to be the first to spot the stupid mistake  %%   %%

this mistake can be seen better in the following photo's
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2020, 02:06:41 pm »

Looks good. How do you remove the superstructure, for access, with the rigging in place? Do you use hooks and eyes in the rigging?
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2020, 02:32:17 pm »

The rear superstructure, come of with the mast and rigging all intact, closely positioned the eyes on the edge of the forward part, and the roof of the superstructure...


The forward superstructure (bridge) can be removed carefully without removing any of the rigging..


When choosing the position for these eyelets, the bridge was in place.. so I could see were the rigging would run..
I will take some photo''s with the superstructures removed..  :-))


Now it's time to get the scalpel out, and cut the rigging of the forward mast, and Re do it with the mast the correct way round..
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2020, 05:28:05 am »

Morning Gents..
The forward mast has now been re-rigged, this time the correct way around..

Also attached is a couple of close up photos of the rear mast, the admiralties flag has been produced by Scale Flags..

And as you can see, the superstructures can be removed while all the rigging is in place, one thing I must say, to maybe correct this statement, between the two masts there will be another two wires/ropes, I guess these would be the radio aerials, these will have hooks on them, so they can be hooked into the eyelets on the yardarms of the masts..

The last photo for today, shows the main On/Off switch, concealed under the funnel…
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2020, 06:13:39 am »

very nice indeed, sorry i was late to the party
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2020, 10:24:56 am »

HI Colin ive just looked through your build an in my opinion fantastic work an a very colourfull ship very well done
all best
chris :-))
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2020, 10:14:59 am »

thank you very much..

i have been making pulley's / Blocks...   so as to rigg the Davits..

These items are not included in the kit..  i got them etched for me..
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2020, 08:28:43 pm »

This is great work Colin! Really captures the original ship.


What is the process for getting the etching done?



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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2020, 05:52:33 am »

your so Kind James..  your work is Briliant too..  :-))

this is my approch to Brass etching…  others may differ..


First of all you need a Drawing program, I use Coral Draw, its reasonably easy to use, not as expensive as most CAD (computer aided drawing) software, and can save the Data into various Data formats.

then you need to find some one that can do etchings, and ask them at the same time what etchings process they use (Positive or Negative) and also very important what Data formats they except.

Q "what does Positive or Negative mean"

I hear the first question, there are two ways to etch and this depends on whether the metal has a positive or negative photo film on it.

if the film is positive you can do all your drawings in Black (remains) white gets etched away, of course negative is visa versa.

When doing your drawing, one of the simple rules to follow, no lines are meant to be thinner than the metal thickness your etching.

Now you can do your drawing, but thinking about that, when etching, both sides of the metal get etched at the same time, so you need a front and rear side, were the rear side is a mirrored version of the front side.

And if you would like things like nuts and bolts to stand out (relief) (2D / 3D effect) then careful thought needs to be taken as to which parts of the front side needs to be omitted, as the rear side is always the full picture.

So that would mean that the rear side is always flat and the front side now has indentations, if you would like the 3D effect that both sides of the object have indentations (relief) then you need to draw two fronts and two backs, or used the folding technique.

The following photos, show a boarder front and back, plus my version of turnbuckles were the top turnbuckle gets folded over the bottom turnbuckle, this giving a turnbuckle that is 0.4mm thick, but the bolt part is only 0.2mm thick.

also a Picture description of my pulley's/blocks
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2020, 06:15:38 am »

These are my drawings that i used for the Windows on Enchantress, and any blocks/pulley's used in General..
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2020, 09:52:43 am »

Very clever and impressive results.

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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2023, 06:00:20 am »


after a few years of not being able to have a gathering due to certain circumstances.. :police:


here are a few photos of Enchantress on the water..
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2023, 08:51:54 am »

She looks stunning Colin
I remember you bringing the model to Ron’s open days pre 2019 and it was stunning then.
Great to see you back posting :-))
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #65 on: August 14, 2023, 11:52:16 am »

Very nice indeed and very well done!


Cheers


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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2023, 02:16:38 pm »

Great to see these photos Colin - looks fantastic.


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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2023, 03:41:18 pm »

For a HQ ship, she looks amazing! The designers managed to keep some pretty lines and provide lots of accomodation without turning it into a glorified hulk.


What a gorgeous build Colin!
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Re: HMS Enchantress 1934 - 1952
« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2023, 03:50:29 am »

Thanks you very much chaps..


Nick and James.. yes I know, I do a lot of reading but not much posting.. liking your builds too.. ;)
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