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Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Jul 15, 2004.
Just came through just what I wanted thanks.
I got carried away again with Fuso probably getting to the point where Roman would say call it a day. I wanted to put the rails and ladders on the turrets and being challenged in the soldering department decide to have a play anyway. I've managed to build ladders before but usually bust them cleaning them up today went a bit better. So if like me you have problems
1 get a thin lolly stick
2 mark up the rung positions and verticals
3 using thin fuse wire wind it round the former just as in thread manufacture (fuse wire is already tinned)
4 straighten everything up at the front (sod the back).
5 wipe a thin film of flux on the assembly
6 using a slightly wet (with solder) iron run over the joints
7 give the rungs a good poke to see they soldered
8 cut through the wire on the the back
9 gently peel off the steps
10 place the resulting hairy mess on a piece of flat metal with the rung side down use something like a stanley knife to trim them up ( not cutters they are for cutting through the back bits).
Leave enough wire on the verticals to join to railings etc when you are cutting the treads remember (unlike me) to leave the necessary number of long ones to turn down as fastenings.
If you all knew all this anyway I only write it because I had been trying to chop the ends off on wood which just bends everything.
Ok this is probably one step too far but I had to try it
The ladder on A gun will be moved to another turret with a range finder
Since I'm an hour ahead of you, allow me to be the first to congratulate you on your upcoming birthday - and for a long line of both memorable and instructive building tales!
May there be many more of those.
Thanks Leif the birthdays come too quick these days.
This is just the jackstaffs and aft mast
Awesome job, mate!
Those railings and ladders are fitting her out just fine!
More photos when you can, of course.
Somehow I don't seem to be in the mood to build a new hull at the moment so I keep looking for idiot things to do to avoid it. I decided I wanted to hide the printed ladders this is as far as I got.
I have to admit I do not know where this ladder is going maybe that is reason for all the handholds above it
You are supposed to look at the one aft of the boat
Trouble is there are 2 large ones behind B gun
Great job, Barry!
I'm sort of glad you weren't in the mood for another ship just yet, because we get to enjoy seeing more of your superb build. Keep at it, mate, and maybe a few more photos?
A and B turrets with a full set of rails. I decide to paint them later because the number of times I have to grab them with tweezers takes all the paint off anyway. It's a slow process and I have been using a stanley knife to trim them but having rescued a pair of my wifes old scissors they trim them much more easly and put far less strain on my soldered joints. Two more turrets to go.
Last of the turret rails
Finished the las t of the turret rails there are a couple more ladders to add.Fixed the boat davits and the side cranes.
Still have to paint the rails but I dropped the last lot so often and picked them up with tweezers there was no paint left to see, so hopefully I can do them in situ.
Not that far to go now.
Must have got the touchup colours right for once because you cn't see the edges of the cranes.
You're in the home stretch. Have to get ready for the Post Partum depression by starting another...,
Thats a great kit...I just hope my Yamato looks as good. Im definetly a fan of the DN catalogue as its a great level of design and weathering.
I thought I would add a couple of safety rails to stop the crew falling off, trouble is when you start this game of adding bits it's difficukt to stop. Having decided to put ladders on the turrets I thought I had better add the long ladders up the conning tower. I think painting this lor is going to take a while.
Took me ages to do this one round the funnel platform and then you can hardly see it.
Your Fuso looks really great, about the rails around the funnel platform you may think it doesn't show... but indeed it does, if you can find a picture of the same angle without it and compare it with this last picture you'll see what I mean.
Small bits might not be very noticeable but that's what makes the difference when you see two builds and one is highly detailed and the other one being more simple.
Keep up the good work!
Boy oh boy, Barry!
You've outdone yourself this time, mate!
Of course the funnel railings are visible, as are all the other wonderful details and tid bits you've added. They do, indeed, add so much to the way this model has taken on the look of a fine scale model and you should be hearing shortly, if you haven't already, the complementary "THAT's made out of paper?!?".
Keep at it, my friend, you're almost done...and then you have to wow us with your next build! :lol:
Looking forward to more photos when you can.
Just to add to the crowded deck don't ask me how you turn the main battery to launch the one thats already on the catapult. Again it's a paper fuselage and float the rest is card. I used a sample of the new(?) UHU gel plus glue it's really good for sticking the wings and floats on, almost an instant grab.
Which idiot forgot to paint the inside of the seaplane trolley at least it's reachable.
One more seaplane to go
This is really a test to see if this system works if the called image is too big or to slow to download let me know please
Being on broadband, I wasn't a fair test for speed...but your storage site did resize the image to my screen width which was nice.
The thumbnails are a great touch! I also installed a script that will automatically resize linked images (you'll see dotted lines around images that have been affected). Clicking on these images will also open up a full size pic. The script to resize attached images is coming soon.
Great Fuso Barry!
A very fine bit of work 8)
Looking forward to Hood going the same way, see you tomorrow