Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi Barry

    Well it worked very well :D
    Realy looking good

    keep at it mate

    Regards

    Rob
  2. barry

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    Fuso armour belt

    Hi

    Just could not stand the wavy armour belt anymore so I resorted to more crude formers to sort out the lousy cardboard I used. Looks reasonable from above.

    barry
  3. Jim Krauzlis

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    Barry, the more I see your photos the more I realize how complex this build is, and the more I appreciate what you have done, mate!

    Really looking great!

    Jim
  4. Scorpio

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    Hi, Barry,
    The ship is a huge!
    The artillery towers become swivelling?

    As well as always really work of you Barry!

    With to all best greetings
    Christoph
    (Scorpio)
  5. barry

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    Fuso Casement deck

    Hi All

    Finally got all the turrets in place I found that glue one turret fit in the next and glue it (not the turret just the housing around it) worked allright, a couple of them do not really like turning but basically I was a little slap happy at the rear of the turret because it would not show, it's a fairly tight margin of error. The turret should rotate but not fall out of the back.

    Rob

    Thanks for the encouragement.

    Jim

    Roman's designs are accurate and if you take your time they are no more difficult than any of the others but this one you have to think a bit before applying the glue, like lots of dry runs.

    Scorpio

    Thank you for the kind words again. Yes all the turrets rotate one of the casement guns is a little reluctant to turn but it is more or less in the right place anyway.

    On to the rest of the hull plates. If the sun shines or even if it stops raining for a while I will try to take a decent photograph.

    regards

    barry
  6. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Thats a good dream you have come up with, stop raining I think not :lol:
    Here you could have got a sun tan today if you don't mind getting soaked :lol:

    First hard part over and it looks great!!
    Look forward to the rest

    Regards

    Rob
  7. Ajax

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    Fuso's looking great, Barry! The casemate guns look superb. :D

    AJ
  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Barry, she's looking great, as usual.
    Your photos certainly show all the effort you are putting into the build.
    Looking for more photos...rain, rain go away!! :lol:
    Jim
  9. barry

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    Fuso casements

    Hi All

    Rob

    Well dreams some times come true the sun came out

    Jim

    This set is your fault (well they are better than the others)

    Ajax

    Thanks for the encouragement

    barry
  10. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Looks even better in the sun.
    Shows off the work done realy well:D

    Keep up the great work and we look forward to a lot more :roll:

    Regards

    Rob
  11. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wow, Barry, this is one complex looking hull!
    Lots of little details, indents and other things that would make me mutter and scratch my head for a month. :lol:
    And it's really, REALLY looking great! :D

    Just one thought...no matter what the urge, DON"T DROP HER! :lol:

    Great photos!!
    Yes, I'll say it...more please?? :wink:

    Jim
  12. Scorpio

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    Hi, Barry,
    Your ship sees from picture to picture more and more interesting and nicer
    If you stick now the board walls, or you will strengthen them before, for example, in such a way:
    http://www.kartonbau.de/thread.php?threadid=41&sid=

    Greeting
    Christoph
  13. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hi All

    Rob

    Thank you

    Christoph

    Tried to read the thread but kept getting an error message.

    Jim

    I have been scratching my head and swearing under my breath I must have dropped the turrets about 200 times.

    will try a couple of photos in a while

    regards

    barry
  14. barry

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    Fuso hull sides

    Hi All

    Christoph

    Thread was fine my computer was set wrongly unfortunately the fit is tight I do not think the extra layer will fit now. Thanks for the thought though.

    Started plating the hull have to see how it turns out

    barry
  15. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Starting to look the part now, its realy coming together well.
    Nice and clean and the extra card did the trick with the decks Iam glad to see :D

    Can't wait to see the superstructure go on this :roll:

    Great modeling mate

    Regards

    Rob
  16. Ajax

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    Wow! The hull looks terrific, Barry! Everything seems to have fit together very nicely.

    AJ
  17. barry

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    Hi All

    I think I should have said that of course there is a backing tab behind the sharp break between the bow and the gun deck I fitted this together first to get a good fit and left it too dry for a while, then the forward hull sides can be pulled tugged steamed whatever to fit. Not too difficult but there will be some tasteful patches of rust to cover a few odds and sods that are not quite right.

    I shall also cheat like crazy and where my cardboard was not the right thickness :oops: will be covered by the waterline and I shall put packing under the waterline plate to fix this I hope :lol: only to stop the thin sides getting bent under.

    barry
  18. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Its not beeing a cheat its called artists interpretation :lol:
    Go for it mate if it works don't knock it.

    Regards

    Rob
  19. Jim Krauzlis

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    Ah, a sunny day, I see. :lol:

    Great photos, Barry!

    Rob's right, it's not cheating, it's just part of the build process, and sometimes you just have to improvise to make it right. :wink:

    And, my friend, it is certainly looking very right. :D

    Jim
  20. barry

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    stern sides

    Hi All

    Just a quick photo more from relief that the sides fitted because the white block in the casement deck lines up with the new bit and the stern meets in the right place. I know it should, but I'm chuffed that it did.

    barry