Building of GREMIR HMS Onslow

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by jnyoun, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. jnyoun

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    Help...

    I started to build some structures. However, I couldn't make a good 'rails' and 'ladder'. Is there any photoetched parts for this scale? If so, where can I buy it?

    Thanks

    JN
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I found there are a 'laser cut rails' and 'laser cut ladder' too. Is it good enough compared to 'photo etched parts'?

    Thanks

    JN
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    They look very good and are cheaper. They are a light grey colour so often don't even require painting.
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    Thank very much. This is exactly what I wanted to know. :)
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    I have some progress. Here comes pictures.
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    Another progress...
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    Next progress...
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    Overall progress so far....
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    At different angle....
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    As I mentioned, I am building 'laser-printed' version. So far, I didn't have any flake-off problem. The color is so crisp and deep. I really liked the way it looks.

    Another big advantage to use 'laser-printed' version is that it is water-proof. So, I can wipe out excess of glue with 'wet' paper towel. Also, when a CA glue is used, I could use an accerator. In the picture, there was some glue mark which was caused by too much CA glue. I hope it can be reduced by final coating with Matte Finish.... when I complete the ship.

    So far, I really like this building. There was no fitting problem at all. I think this ship is well designed.

    Thanks

    JN
  13. jnyoun

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    One problem I had was that I couldn't find any diagram or picture at specific angle. So, I couldn't figure out what it looks or how to attach a part. For example, as shown in the following picture, I couldn't find a picture where or how to attach this 'rectangular plate'. Just by imagination, I attached it as picture, but not sure whether this is right way....
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    What is the part number for the one in question?
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    The part number is 57. It is in assembly diagram Page 2.
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    Assembly Diagram 2 shows part 57 folded at a right angle to form a small platform outside of the superstructure.
    On the general plan you can see that there is a ladder leading from the superstructure (between parts 172) to this platform.
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    Thanks Michael. Looks like I didn't attach it in correct way, but I think it is fine with me. Nobody will tell the difference in my family. :)
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    Plus it will competely covered on the sides by the lifeboats :grin:
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    Very excellent build!

    Jim
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    I was tired and should have a break. I was hurry and lost my concentration. The results were TERRIBLE mistakes (unrecoverable). I am learning the bulding requires lots of patience and slow pace....

    Here is the first mistake. Can you find which?