Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Aft Tower

    Hi

    Just a view of the underside of the aft tower it also shows the additional former at the base. If I had not put it in I doubt I could have done the radius properly at the rear.

    Keeps you going Jim.

    barry
  2. Jim Krauzlis

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    Thanks, Barry! :D

    I was wondering how many more towers are there left to build?

    Keep at it, mate! :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  3. barry

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    Fuso Main turrets

    Hi

    Yet another pic all the main guns are half completed they need the range finders and vents of course.

    By some fluke you can actually see the anchor chain in the last picture.

    barry
  4. Drakeo1

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    Hi Barry

    Ah this is just amazing man, oh I wish i had the same high values as you.
  5. Jim Krauzlis

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    The guns really make a striking difference on her overall look, Barry.

    Never seems to be enough pictures, though. :wink:

    Keep at it, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  6. silverw

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    Great looking stuff, Barry

    Looks like she's just about as tall, as she is long.:shock:
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    Great pics Barry. Sealed my fate and just ordered the CD online. Can't wait!
  8. barry

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    Fuso forward range finder

    Hi

    Finally finished one of the range finders on the turrets. The real reason for these pics is to show how close fitting everything was in real life on this ship.

    The range finder is a complex shape to allow it to rotate under the flak platform. Strange it is not exactly a small ship.

    barry
  9. Jim Krauzlis

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    Great photos, Barry!

    They nicely show the interesting shape of the gun turrets, sloping sides, which I imagine were designed to deflect some shells.

    Coming along quite well, mate.

    More photos when you can. :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
  10. Corporal_Trim

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    Heck of a job, Barry. 8) 8) And that pagoda superstructure never ceases to amaze me no matter how many times I see it.
  11. barry

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    Gun turrets

    Hi

    I've been playing with the blast bags on the main turrets I think I have got the size about right but the paper I used is too stiff so it's cast around for some thinner stuff.

    All the range finders are fitted now and one set of ventilators progress is a bit slow. I did not line the parts up very well but a least they are not glued down.

    Jim

    Hope this cures the shakes mate

    Off to look at Rob's bags on Yamato

    barry
  12. garyj36

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    Try soaking some paper into pulp and adding white glue. Apply it like putty. Ive done that on plastic ships
  13. Jim Krauzlis

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    Ahhhhhh!
    Thanks, mate, I needed that! :lol:

    The blast bags look pretty darn good, Barry...don't see the problem. :?

    Great idea, Gary!

    Rob uses ink jet paper, crumples it to make it pliable, and it seems to work great. I wonder if tissue paper might work, but it might be too flimsy to work with...I'm thinking of the stiffer stuff used in wrapping shirts, etc. Easy does it is probably the way to go, though, our it will most likely shred the paper into an unusable mess. I would try it on a test piece first to get the idea of what it can take glue and brush wise before putting it on one of your beautiful guns. Of course if it doesn't work, it was some one else's idea, okay? :lol:

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Well, I'm using toilet paper :oops: - you can't get anything more playable!
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    Eh, Roman...did you mean pliable? :lol:

    Actually, toilet paper aka "piano roll paper" is recommended in a lot of the older Polish kits for the blast bags. I imagine it would work well if you take care. Good one, Roman...I forgot about that.

    Jim
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    Toilet Paper Blast bags

    Hmmm Toilet paper blast bags wonder what he meant by that

    Anyway seems to work could not resist trying that idea

    Thanks Roman

    It's allright Jim they are not glued yet

    barry
  17. DN

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    Did I just say something inappropriate :?: My spell check didn't sound an alarm :evil:
    Barry, that's what I do with piano roll paper:
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  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Roman,
    Well, I suppose playable is a word, but the way you used it...no, I don't think I'll go there. :twisted:

    Actually, Roman, the way you used the piano paper roll, it does look pretty good! Have you tried to coat them with acrylic or white glue to make them a bit more rigid?

    Tell you what, Barry, those blast bags look really good. :D I imagine you'll find it easier to shape them the way you want as well.

    Learning a lot, guys! Thanks! :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Your Fuso is simply outstanding, barry! The turrets turned out superbly well and the old battlewagon looks great in every single shot!

    AJ
  20. barry

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    Fuso turrets

    I keep thinking I've done all the cardboard bits for Fuso then I realise again how much small detail Roman has put into them and multiplied by 6 turrets it takes a bit of time.

    I always thought I had missed a bit off Takao and it was the "horns on the range finders, still I can always go back and add them in.

    Turret B now seems to have all the ventilators etc and I managed a passable ladder up between the guns only 5 more to do and the blast bags.

    barry

    ps No Roman you did not put a foot wrong just me being daft