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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #125 on: December 01, 2023, 04:16:52 pm »

A small update. Before I get the deck fixed down I wanted to get the landing craft launch ports started because it would just be awkward trying to build it through it's relatively small area. So I've started the first one. Not complete yet but it gives a rough idea of where I'm at. I don't think I'm going to have any landing craft get lowered into the water, but I'm making the davits strong enough and able to move should I change my mind.





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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #126 on: December 01, 2023, 11:07:58 pm »

That's a lovely section of detailing Dan! It all looks so in scale and realistic. How is the AK styrene? Is it like Plastruct or more like Evergreen?


I find the former matt and not precisely square while the Evergreen can have badly cut areas at the ends. Mind you, I find Plastruct rod better for perfect roundness and lack of air bubbles.
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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #127 on: December 05, 2023, 07:09:37 am »

Thank you very much! It's been a while since I've used any any plastics. However I've got no complaints about the AK styrene. All arrived perfectly straight, no imperfections in the plastic it's self. Moulds to the shape you want well as long as the  as the curve or shape isn't too drastic and it stick very well with solvent glue. I'll probably use it throughout the build now as they also have a good selection of profiles.


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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #128 on: December 06, 2023, 01:28:05 pm »

Thank you very much! It's been a while since I've used any any plastics. However I've got no complaints about the AK styrene. All arrived perfectly straight, no imperfections in the plastic it's self. Moulds to the shape you want well as long as the  as the curve or shape isn't too drastic and it stick very well with solvent glue. I'll probably use it throughout the build now as they also have a good selection of profiles.


Cheers, Dan


HI Dan very nice work on your boat bay an yrs i dont think its worth it makin the landin craft go up an down
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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #129 on: December 06, 2023, 10:10:18 pm »

Hi Chris,


Thanks for your kind words! A bit more detail to add yet but im happy to install them like that. I don't think I'll have the landing craft raise and lower as they're quite small and delicate looking at the drawings and will it be worth the effort? I'm not sure
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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #130 on: March 19, 2024, 11:14:28 am »

HI Dan long time no hear from you young sir whats happening on her then ?
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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #131 on: March 20, 2024, 08:07:53 pm »

HI Dan long time no hear from you young sir whats happening on her then ?
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Hi Chris,


Unfortunately very little progress. All I've done in the past few months is add a bit of detail to the landing craft bays. Once these are all complete I can look at fixing the basic electrics in place before fixing my main deck down.


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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #132 on: March 20, 2024, 09:12:10 pm »

I still think that is an excellent rendition of the interior. I can imagine you dong some amazing work on the interior of a WW2 Aircraft carrier hangar!
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Re: HMS Ocean Scratch Build
« Reply #133 on: March 21, 2024, 02:45:52 pm »

I still think that is an excellent rendition of the interior. I can imagine you dong some amazing work on the interior of a WW2 Aircraft carrier hangar!


Thank you very much! I don't think I'll go too much further with it now. Hopefully it'll look fairly realistic once it's painted up. 3 out of 4 are done, so it's not been a quick build at all but maybe in a few years when this is done I may try a ship from a different era. Not sure I have the room for another carrier though.
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