Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    I never doubted it for a minute, Barry. :D

    Looks like the hull plating is moving along quickly...are you enjoying Roman's design? I do believe I'm not going to be able to wait for the new version of Arizona and might just have to dive in and get one of these beautiful kits. Between your Fuso and Rob's Yamato, and now Arizona, the design is just so sweet, I can't wait to start one. 8)

    Jim
  2. jrts

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    Hi Jim

    His kits are well worth having as if it don't fit you did it wrong :lol:

    Dive in mate

    Regards

    Rob
  3. barry

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    Jim

    I'm not surprised mate. Yes Fuso is great fun it would have been even better if I had used Rob's method of laminating all the problems were made by me.

    Still say the same buy any of the kits build Admirable because it gives you all the insight into Roman's style that you need.

    barry
  4. Jim Krauzlis

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    Took the plunge. :lol:

    One word...OSLABYA!

    There's something about her looks, and just the right amount of detail, I just couldn't resist. :D

    I guess I'll have to start on Admirable in the meantime. :wink:

    Jim
  5. barry

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    Jim

    Good choice the ones already being built look superb.

    Do not forget Constitution though I am enjoying that too !!!!

    barry
  6. jrts

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    Will this be Jims first full hull build??????? :lol:

    Looking forward to the full hull photos :roll:

    Rob
  7. Jim Krauzlis

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    No worries, Barry, Constitution is first and foremost. :wink:

    I am very glad you are enjoying the thread...just wish I could make more time to work on her...but, now, I've hi-jacked this thread enough...back to Fuso! :lol:

    Jim
  8. barry

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    Fuso hull sides

    Hi All

    just before the wind and rain got a couple of pics again the hull sides fit considering the rather wavy foundation but luckily that will soon diappear.

    had a slight accident with one of the casement guns but that is easily repaired I think.

    barry
  9. barry

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    Fuso hull plates

    and finally one side is finished apart from touching up and finishing the repair to the casement gun.

    She is a bit large to get her into one photograph.

    barry
  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    That plating went on well, Barry. :D

    One side down, the other to go. :lol:

    Seriously, nice fit, real nice fit. Makes all the difference in the world.
    Maybe it's me, but my Connie side bulwarks are giving me a little trouble, but I think I figured it out. It's nice to see your bulwarks go on so nicely.

    Jim
  11. silverw

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    Hi Barry

    I love it when the sun shines. I've had to get a bigger notebook. You're looking just fine.

    Bill
  12. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Only another million bits to go :lol: and we are looking forward to each bit :D

    Keep it up and look forward to the weathering

    Regards

    Rob
  13. barry

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    Fuso hull

    Hi All

    This is a warts an all set somewhere in the starboard casement I got a bit of creep set in, the stern needs a little filling and the bow has come unglued for which I am glad it needs just a little bit more filing.

    Not perfect but it will do I should be able to fix most of it, I have looked hard but I can't see any obvious mistakes.

    I am a clumsy bugger so if you are too I think I would put 2 of the "L" shaped brackets behind the casement turrets.

    So with the mods done it's on to THE TOWER

    regards

    barry
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    Fuso hull cont

    cont............
  15. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Great photos, Barry! :D Another sunny day, I see. :lol:

    Considering the length of this bugger there is not much of a "creep" evident from the photos at all. The hull looks great...and so very big!

    Looking forward to your tackling the distinctive tower. :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
  16. barry

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    Hi Jim

    If I had read and understood the recolouring articles a bit more I could have fixed it anyway but like the soldering I am becoming a very slow learner. At the moment I am within a 1/2 inch of completing the mast ladder on Savage (not a Rob job yet) I have still got to cut it off the jig after that.

    barry
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    Fuso Tower

    Hi All

    Rolled the tower central support and added the first deck house not stuck down yet. The pole took me ages to roll getting it straight and strong enough certainly made my fingers hurt, but it appears to straight, up and sideways. It's a good clean design to line everything up.

    Deckhouse fitted over the tabs precisely so I think that is a good omen for the rest. The deckhouse top is 3 layers of standard card.

    Rob

    Quick question if I overlaid the ladders as drawn with wire ones what size of wire would be about right.

    Phillipe

    You must have built this extremely accurately to have done it before the hull.

    barry
  18. jrts

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    Hi barry

    Thats a good solid foundation for the superstructure, if the base is right you can't go wrong!!

    Just had a look a the Cd and as for the wire, I would use 0.05 (half mil). This can be found in the type of cables that link TVs to VCRs, thats were mine comes from. I have a Big 50mt roll I don't use for anything (left overs from a job).

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Rob
  19. barry

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    Fuso bow

    Hi

    To be fair to DN here is a lousy picture of the cleaned up bow, it needs another couple of coats of grey watercolour on the stem but it does meet in the right place.

    barry
  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    I'd say your build is doing more than justice to this superb design by Roman, Barry; it looks great! :D

    Looking to more photos of the side plating. :wink:

    Jim