Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Member

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    Barry

    From drawings the originals protrude approximately 4m from the face of the circular shield, 16mm at this scale.
    And at least you now know they can be seen.:)

    Cheers
    Maurice
  2. ehouli

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    Hi Barry!

    Great Build, that Pagoda mast it's very freitning! I think that's one of the reasons it was designed like that besides the utility. It's awesome the lots of details that this model has.

    About the casemates, it's hard to tell from the pictures, but I still like how they look ;)

    Cheers!

    Erick
  3. barry

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    Reworked barrel lengths

    Hi All

    Reworked the barrel lengths on the casement guns Rob gave me the overall length of the guns and Maurice supplied the length sticking out and another look at DN's notes. I pushed the barrels through the turret and glued them to the back and now I think they look about right. Thanks fellas.

    I also added the 4 paravanes to the foredeck and also the oddly placed AA gun behind B gun mounting.
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    paravanes and modified barrels

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    barry
  4. DN

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    Hi Barry
    The last pics look great - there is some kind of drama in them, I don't know. The "oddly placed AA gun" is a practice loading machine for 12.7 cm aa guns.
  5. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hi DN

    Thanks for the info I wondered what it was.

    barry
  6. Jim Krauzlis

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    Barry, those last photos are awesome! :D

    This is a superb model, my friend!
    Keep those updates coming, when you can. :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  7. bfam4t6

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    That is quite an amazing model Barry. You ship building guys blow my mind. You obviously have a tremendous amount of patience in dealing with all of the miniature details of that ship. Great work so far Barry!
  8. Maurice

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    Barry

    I have no specific information to go on, but it occurs to me that the single high angle gun would be very handily placed if you felt the urge to lob a starshell into the darkness of the night. :)

    It may also have had that as a function.

    Cheers
    Maurice
  9. barry

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    Quad 40 mm

    Hi All

    Finished the 40 mm AA these are about the absolute limit of my fingers these days. The first one I inserted each barrel into place which was a nightmare. The following ones I cut a small square of card and stuck all 4 barrels on it then stuck the assembly inside the gun housing which was a lot easier.


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    They need a lick of paint now they are fixed down and I can't drop them

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    Walkways on catapult

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    @Maurice

    It's a nice idea I did think the previous pics looked as though somebody had lobbed a starshell her way.(total fluke)

    barry
  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    Smashing details, mate! :D

    Very nice tip on getting those barrels in place.

    Keep at it and more photos when you can, please. :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  11. barry

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    Seaplane

    Hi

    First seaplane mounted I can see I am going to have to get one of Jims magnifiers. I will have to do a bit of very gentle tweezer twitching

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    Fuselage and main float are made from thin paper the rest is card.

    barry
  12. Steve Nuttall

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    click here
    Dont know if you guys have sen this page
  13. barry

    barry Active Member

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    guns

    Steve

    I would love to buy the smaller guns from you especially the 40 mm but on a UK Old Age Pension I can only dream about such things but best of luck they look great.

    barry
  14. barry

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    Fuso seaplane etc

    Hi

    The rain stopped for 20 minutes

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    Jim

    She is a bit too big to get a whole detail photograph at these sizes.

    The big ones are at pic869 onwards remember you need a long time for the large screen to kick in.

    If you are not a picture nut these are stored at 100k bytes

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ccompro/fuso/PIC_0869.JPG

    barry
  15. Wilfried

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    Hello Barry,

    thank you for your amazing pictures of your great build. When the "Fuso" fenced behind glass, what are your next project?

    With the best wishes
    Wilfried
  16. Jim Krauzlis

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    Thanks for the great update photos, Barry! :D

    The true beauty of what you've made shows up brilliantly in those large pics, mate. I particularly like the overhead view with the seaplane, photo 873. :shock: There is a whole lot of wonderful little details to be seen in that picture! I do believe you've outdone yourself with this one, dear friend, I really do!! :D

    It looks like it is almost done, Barry...what's left?

    Keep at it mate, she's a true masterpiece.

    Cheers!

    Jim
  17. barry

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    Fuso ships boats

    Hi All

    Last of the ships boats and the anchors beefed up a bit to give a bit of weight to them.


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    Now for the railing marathon


    barry
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    It's amazing how a relatively little thing like a set of anchors gives a whole sense of completeness to a ship.... Those last touches, even without what I sense are a considerable set of rails, makes what was a beautiful lady into a spectacular build! :D Brilliant work, mate!

    Looking forward to more when you get going on the railings, Barry! :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  19. cmdrted

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    Barry, Hats off mate :!: This is yet another gold standard that I show to folks at work. WOWSERS doesn't quite cover it. Your work is one of those bars that are way up there and I only hope to reach, Bully Sir and Huzzah :!:
  20. ehouli

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    Hi Barry!

    Outstanding work! as cmdrted said the WOWs are not enough. The anchors look really good, I hope they don't brake your table when released ;)

    Keep up the good work and I still say I have a long way to go to reach the level you are.

    Cheers!

    Erick