Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. Scorpio

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    Hello Barry,

    I bend before You!
    The ship is a real splendour piece!!

    With the best greetings
    Christoph
  2. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

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    Great stuff

    Barry, I showed a friend the picture of the pagoda superstructure and they were very impressed. I then told them the model was made out of paper and they were completely blown away. :)

    Fantastic work. [​IMG]
  3. jrts

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    Hi Bazzer

    A work of art mate, well worth all the hard work 8)

    Its been fantastic watching you do this, more ASAP :roll:

    Rob
  4. NYC Irish

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    Hello all, I have a question about the items between the 2 turrets. /They look like little winged torpedos, Ive seen the on other vessels but I dont know what they are, does anyone know? I doubt it would be a towed sonar array...too old a ship??

    Thanks in advance

    John John
  5. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, John John:

    They are paravanes, which are sort of like submarine kites, and they are towed fromt he vessel at a predetermined depth and angle as a way to ward off anchored mines and to cut the mines from their moorings. They ride out from the vessel by means of the wings, and if all works well the tow lines guide the mooring lines of mines into a toothed cutter on the paravane that then cuts the mine's wire, releasing the mine to the surface where it is disposed of, usually by gun fire.

    Cheers!

    Jim
  6. NYC Irish

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    Nice one Jim, You do learn something new everyday dont you?
    I hope your able to del with the snow and the C train fiasco

    John John
  7. pixelkeg

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    This is very impressive, so much detail.

    Thanks!
    Sergio

    By the way, my wife's grandmother lives near Brighton. We had fun there, but there's a roundabout by the pier that really kept us on our toes. :)
  8. barry

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    Fuso details

    Hi

    Thanks for all the kind words mates coming from you lot I'm chuffed.

    Spent quite a while soldering and painting the railings and while I was waiting for them to dry I added a few steps to on some are Ok some will have to be redone I think I hate close up cameras.

    [​IMG]

    This one is of the All Nippon training area for the Empire State building run.

    [​IMG]

    The ladders in this look a bit iffy now but it's a fair pic of Roman's flak
    guns.

    @pixelkeg

    Have not seen a post from you before if this is your first welcome to the madhouse and yes the magic seafront roundabout in Brighton still drives everybody nuts.

    barry
  9. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fuso railings

    I've seen a hell of a lot better but lets hope it improves, need to stick a couple of stanchions back on but that should be OK. Theres a lot more of it to go.

    Good job I have some decent pics allready it terrifys me poking the odd locating hole in the deck edge.

    [​IMG]

    Aft rails

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    Searchlight rails

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    barry
  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    I, for one, am praying for a bright, sunny day in Brighton UK tomorrow so we might be blessed with some more photos of your superb railing work! :D

    Lots of work, no doubt, but well worth the effort from the looks of it.

    I hope you'll see your way through to posting more photos, Barry. It's quite a treat to see her getting decked out the way she is. Superbly done, mate! :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
  11. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Rails

    Hi Jim

    OK the sun came out so this is your fault mate.

    [​IMG]

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    This one shows I always bite off more than I can chew at the time. The rails need to be soldered better because I knocked off several stanchions (I normally stick them back on with superglue but these are in the wrong place). I will have to make a template and go round the casement guns in short steps hopefully. The forward bit of rail is fixed the rest will get cut up for odd bits.

    [​IMG]

    barry
  12. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    I assume all responsibility for forcing you to post those fantastic photos, mate! :lol:

    I was sitting here looking at your photos, just amazed at the railing job, and my wife Rita happens to walk by and says "My, what a lovely ship!"...when I explained how you made the rails, the barrels and all those little details, she was astounded at the work that went into your beautiful ship. A build to be justly proud of, to be sure.

    Great job, Barry! :D

    Hoping for more sunny weather...and more photos! :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  13. barry

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    Casement gun railings

    Hi

    The lazy man's way of getting a pattern it took me a long time to figure it out duh! but it works very well. Anyway it's more accurate than me measuring the thing.

    The cutters give a halfway decent corner bend


    [​IMG]

    barry
  14. jrts

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    Hi Bazzer

    Great stuff mate, she realy looks the part :D

    Big H next I hope :roll:

    Rob
  15. barry

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    rails

    Hi

    Fitted the rails I made this afternoon had to cut some to waste getting them to stick down to the decks puts quite a strain on my soldering still. They join up quite well so hopefully they will not show too much, some bits need another touch of glue in the morning. I used some old thick white glue to hold them down my eyes are not good enough to drill endless holes in the deck.

    Believe it or not there is some method in the madness of sticking bits on here there and everywhere.

    [​IMG]

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    Even badly made they add something to the effect.

    [​IMG]

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    Sorry if it's getting boring.

    barry
  16. Jim Krauzlis

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    Not boring in the least, mate! I'm hoping you'll see your way through to post more photos! :D

    The railings do add a feeling of completeness to the hull, I agree. That's what usually prompts me to put reason to the wind in smaller scales and try to add something that resembles railing, because it looks so bald and too open without them.

    You have done a superb job of it, mate...I don't know how you and Rob can solder all those thousands of joints and make it come out so well. I swear I will try it some day, but for now I am working at a smaller scale that enables me to chicken out for the time being and just stick to thread, glue and a bit of paint. :lol:

    So, my friend, what's left after the rails? :D
    Still hoping for some sunny weather to get some outdoor shots when you can. :wink:

    Cheers!!

    Jim
  17. barry

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  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Ahhhh. :D

    Thanks, Barry, I needed that! :lol:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  19. barry

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    Rails

    Hi

    Rails all the way round I will have to go back round and do the final gluing down.

    [​IMG]

    @jim
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ccompro/fuso/PIC_0929.JPG

    larger if you want to see the errors (which I hope you will ignore) old mate still 2 seaplanes and a couple of deck houses plus the cranes, davits and rigging

    barry
  20. DN

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    Barry, did you get the pictures?