Digital Navy Fuso

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hi

    Went mad tonight and ordered Fuso just could not resist that crazy Superstructure.

    Any web sites or hints gratefully accepted.

    Picture is what it should look like apologies to Roman if I have infringed his copywrite.

    barry
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    I salute you, Barry. 8) That pagoda superstructure is well above and beyond my ambitions as a cardmodeler. I look forward to your build thread.
  3. jrts

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    Way to go Barry

    Great choice, Roman does not take long to send them as you know. The old printer will be bangging out sheets on overtime :lol:

    It will be so tempting to go straight in to this I don't know if I could resist it :lol:

    Good luck.

    Regards

    Rob
  4. barry

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    Fuso

    Hi

    Thanks Roman disk arrived quickly as usual, demo photos are huge even I can see them which is great. I am trying not to print it out just yet because I had a check through my models and found that they all need finishing

    Graf Spee mast spars and 1 anchor chain plus touchup

    Scharnhorst anchor and 8 gun barrels plus touch up

    Takao 2 machine guns and the rest of the deck rails

    Savage still building

    I think I've got Tim's desease not finishing anything properly

    barry
  5. barry

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    Fuso

    so OK I could not resist printing a page it's just what you would expect from Roman but, oh boy lining up all those planks in the deck is going to be fun. The superstructure is about 8" high so think of all those I managed to get this bit done photos.

    Well worth the money Roman made it worth buying a printer!!

    barry
  6. barry

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    Fuso size

    Hi All

    Checking building board size Fuso is quite big.

    Laminating first, the boring bit.

    barry
  7. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Been waiting for this, I take it that you are going to brake tradition and do a full hull on this beast :D :wink:

    This is going to be a great build as the design Roman has done with this is a visual work of art in its own right and we know you will give it your all.

    Loads of photos and how you did the bits me old mate and I will probably see you next week..

    Regards

    Rob
  8. barry

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    Look forward to that Rob

    Still undecided about full hull

    barry
  9. barry

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    Fuso base

    Hi All

    Just a rough cut to check fit (checking my cutting not Roman's design) base board width is 8". Although this lot makes or breaks a ship model I always happy to get it out of the way.
    It all seems to fit together so far

    4 months to do this one could be dodgy (that's if I haven't broken all the rules to start with) I shall ask for an arthritis handicap so there.

    regards

    barry
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    Hi Scorpio

    Fantastic links Thanks very much :D :D :D

    Regards

    Rob
  12. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Scorpio

    Great links now I have a mystery half the photos show blast bags on the casement guns and the others do not. I will hope DN reads this and tells us the definitive answer.

    barry
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    Hi Barry

    She had the blast covers on all the guns!!

    Check out photo 10 and part sheet 18, the template for the guns it the digital logo.

    Regards

    Rob
  14. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Sorry mate right photo wrong page!!

    Rob
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    Hi guys
    I treat blast covers on all the guns (main and secondary) as optional. One can find pictures of almost every warship showing guns with and without them on. I was really surprised when I saw picture of USS Pennsylvania firing main battery WITHOUT :shock: blast covers on.
    Of course, every ship had all necessary hardware on turrets to install them. On my Fuso, I've installed covers on all secondary guns in casemates, but not on main armament. But I guess it's just your choice Barry.
  16. barry

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    Thanks all

    barry
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    Fuso casement gun housings

    Hi All

    Started on the first bit that will make or break it, the gun casements. If it breaks it then its my fault the parts so far fit exactly into the hull. I have added a couple of extra glueing strips into the hull where the very thin end goes to give me a better chance of a good joint.

    barry
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    Looks like you're making great headway on this new one.
    I enjoyed that earlier photo showing the size differences...looks like gigantic ship models are in fashion this time of year. :lol:
    How long is she overall?

    Looks like a nice, solid frame construction Roman designed. I am really looking forward to more photos as you tackle this build. :wink:

    Cheers!
    Jim
  19. barry

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    Fuso casements

    Hi All

    Still dry fitting Fuso's casement batteries I thought I would show DN's ingenious interior fitting for turning the turets. I used the individual turrets to mold the front casement bearing to get a good fit.

    I added the photo with Savage to show the size again Fuso is about 86 x 13 cm.

    Adding the casement is already giving Fuso some character

    barry
  20. barry

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    Fuso

    Hi All

    Progress is slow at the moment I have completed the casements for the port side and built the basic structure for the starboard side I think I have managed to get the deck straight and level with the turrets. However if you make a mistake how come it is always in the dead centre of the picture luckily for me the blast bags will cover 90% of the error.

    Sorry all a bit boring.

    Roman's turret tops are so accurate I developed the techique of roll the the tube glue the tabs in fact glue everything, roll the tube round the lid, nip it quickly with tweezers turn it upside down push the lid down into position, it seems to have worked.

    barry