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Apr 21, 2008, 10:02 PM
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Looking at your work on the primed hull, it looks more like a glass hull, and not the wood creation you depict on the first page of the thread. Excellent work!!!

Pete G.
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Apr 22, 2008, 04:59 PM
I, for one, would like to see both shots of your build sequence and the final model in the water. Your build sequence is like reading a good book where you are always looking forward to the next chapter.

Regards, Jay
Apr 23, 2008, 09:13 AM
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In my builds I do like to plate the hull, im always looking for new matierials.
This hull im going to plate it with LITHO PLATE, its a waste product of the printing industry, its a nice soft aluminium that bends and cuts very easy.
I cut the plates to size and glue them on with contact adhesive, on this model I am only going to plate from the deck to just below the water line.
I have sprayed the hull RED and fit the 4 props.

The props are from PROP SHOP in the U/K and are 30 mm , the thread is 4 BA.
Apr 23, 2008, 10:10 PM
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What is the thickness of your Litho plate?
Apr 24, 2008, 08:11 AM
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I would say about 1/64.
Apr 29, 2008, 08:38 AM
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When building superstructure for a sailing model you have to keep it as light as possible, when I do mine I use balsawood and cover it with litho plate.

The decks are 1/16 inch plywood.

The main stantions for the fighting tops are brass tube, this is for strength.
May 01, 2008, 08:47 AM
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The rear superstructure is built in the same manor as the forward one, the barbettes are made of plastic card.

I cut a circular disk , fit a plastic rod to it and cut some sections that I glue to it that raidiate out from the centre. Then I roll a piece around the out side and glue in place.

The next to last picture shows the camber of the deck.
May 01, 2008, 09:39 AM
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Light and logical; I like your preparation and methods of construction of the superstructure- we can all learn from you.

I look forward to the turrets! You have tantalised us with a pic of them im place. I assume that you leave the (grey) plastic tube in place in the barbette centre as part of the structure and also pivot for the turrets?

Your incomplete barbette (slightly) resembles paddlewheels under construction in the Glyn Guest style!

(also watching whaleback)
May 01, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Yes Andrew I leave the post in, I will be showing the turrets soon, thanks for the post.
May 04, 2008, 06:08 AM
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This is the start of building the guns, I first make a turret out of plastic card, I have the barrels turned ready to dry fit them so they look right.
May 04, 2008, 07:36 AM
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The photo,s have got mixed up, if you run the curser over the picture you will see the sequence 093- 102.
May 07, 2008, 06:56 AM
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Bluebell's Iron Duke

Dear Andrew,

Marvellous work. I am hoping to start the Modelik 1:200 Iron Duke soon. You have inspired me to make it water - going. I am trying to obtain any additional plans and drawings. As you know, the Modelik instructions are in Polish. I have been unable to find any Sambrook Marine 1:192 plans on the web. I would be most grateful if you could advise where I might find such info..

May 16, 2008, 05:38 PM
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Hi Guys, When the turret is complete, I make a styrene box to go round it , when secure I pore a mould resin, RTV over it, leave to set for 24 hrs.

I then take out the turret and mix and pore plaster of paris in to the mould, and leave to set, I did this for all five turrets.
May 16, 2008, 10:39 PM
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May 16, 2008, 11:57 PM
Irregular... need..fiber!
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You're good! when will you be starting mine?


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