Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Boat stowage

    Hi All

    First of all Merry Christmas or Happy New Year or Happy whatever matters to you.

    A little forest of boat chocks fiddley but not requiring great thought.

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    barry
  2. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wow, Barry, some great photos!
    Maybe it's the new avatar, but the indoor shots came out great! :wink:

    Great view of all the work you're doing on the deck details.

    More when you can, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  3. barry

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    Ships boats

    Hi

    I never get the boats as smooth as I would like so this time I sanded it and repainted with acrylic paint I think it looks a bit better than last time. I added some oars but the are not painted or stuck down.

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    Have a good day

    barry
  4. Jim Krauzlis

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    Great job on the boat, Barry! :D

    Super job on making the oars, they came out great.

    Talk to you soon!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  5. jrts

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    Hi Bazzer

    It does look very good, Jims right

    The photos do show of the detail better and she does look good

    More soon I hope

    Rob
  6. barry

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    Hi All
    Well other than the sun shone on boxing day and one of the pics gave a size indication that's the only reason I could think of. Spent the night building lifeboats but they take quite a long time to get right.

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    barry
  7. barry

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    More ships boats

    Hi All

    More ships boats including the steam launch, they certainly did pack that aft deck full. Yes Rob it is finally a full hull one. Only another 5 boats to build now.

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  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    O Boy, o boy! Great photos, Barry! :D

    I love the one looking from aft along the boat deck, great perspective of this beauty!!

    All of your last photos nicely show the great detail work you have been laboring with these past few days, mate. Extraordinary job!! :D

    You ARE going to enter her in the contest, aren't you mate?? :wink:

    Keep those awesome photos coming!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  9. silverw

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    Great...lookin...stuff....as usual Barry.!

    .....Bill
  10. barry

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    Catapult

    Hi All

    Goes on forever don't it. This bit is downright difficult to fold.


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    barry
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    Hi Barry

    A fine bit of folding, It worked very well :D

    Fantastic stuff mate, more when you can

    Rob
  12. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    Well, difficult it might have been, but it turned out great, mate!

    I'd like to see more when you get the chance.
    Is there an aircraft that goes on this?

    Keep at it, my friend! :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
  13. barry

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    Crowded decks

    Hi

    I think these pics are almost a rerun of the previous lot except this steam launch must belong to the Admiral cos it's white. They still need the oars etc just did not feel in the mood to cut them out tonight.

    Still all of the aft boats look quite impressive together and a pretty tight squeeze to stow I would think. Talk about bang your head in the dark. Sorry about the flash pics maybe the sun will shine next time.


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    3 seaplanes, 3 triple 40mm AA, mastheads and crosstees and 2 more life boats up the front plus several other small bits and pieces. And somewhen several feet of railings



    barry
  14. Jim Krauzlis

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    Outstanding job on the boats, Barry! :D

    You're right, it's a crowded deck area you have there...just wondering if there is a crane around that area to help handle all those little guys.

    More photos when you can, mate, sunshine or not. :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  15. barry

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    Repairs to ships sides and barbettes

    Hi All

    Time for a few running repairs added back the missing barbettes and also added the tops of the barbettes elevation slots. I have not touched them up as they will be covered hopefully by the blast bags.

    I reglued the deck edges in place after fitting the barbettes using the big ships fairleads as glue struts.

    Fuso now has the rear cross trees in place.

    I fitted one barbette gun as a test seems to fit OK.

    There is no way I can fit all the deck rails and other metal bits before the competition ends so I shall not rig the ship as it will get in the way and I shall probably only ship one seaplane on the catapult for the same reason. No point in rushing the finish now.

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    Hi Barry

    A very nice job mate, after watching you do this I can't wait to get stuck into my own copy :lol:

    More photos when you can

    Rob
  17. Jim Krauzlis

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    Great job, Barry, she's looking even better now that the barbettes are in place. :D

    I hope you do post some photos in the competition, she's a great build!
    When does that competition end, by the way?

    Cheers!

    Jim
  18. barry

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    Casement guns

    Hi All

    Added the casement guns now looks like a porcupine they still require blast bags of course.

    I can't seem to get the right light to fit the whole ship in one pic.

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    barry
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    Barry,
    Those guns in casemates look a little too long if I may say so...
  20. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Mike

    You could well be right. So Roman what should the length of a casement gun be please ?

    At least they are too long not too short.

    barry