Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Jim and Rob

    You've got to be kidding we are only halfway there I make it 7 more yet. Maybe they had a dumb waiter running up the central pole for the Admirals comforts.

    barry
  2. Jim Krauzlis

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    Barry, only one thing to say to that, my friend...yikes!:shock:

    I guess it truly earns the title "tower". :D

    Well, keep at it Barry, I'm really enjoying watching this build.

    Jim
  3. barry

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    Fuso Searchlight platform

    Hi

    Fingers aren't working well at the moment took me about 4 hours just to get the sponsons at the rear of the platform done, there you are Jim one for the junkies.

    I would not have wanted a job standing on them in a gale.

    DN

    There is a squarish outline marked just behind the Big range finder on the bridge deck below the searchlight one is it a screen of some kind ? That is if you can still remember your blue period.

    barry
  4. Scorpio

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    Hi, Barry,
    You have done this, however, excellent ones!
    4-hour time had been worthwhile.
    The ship of picture to the picture is more and more interesting.
    It are very much a courageous to build such a ship.
    With the best greetings
    Christoph
  5. DN

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    Hi Barry
    The rectangular shape you asking about is the outline of "signal stand" - some sort of shelf from which signalman would work. I couldn’t figure out how high above the platform deck this shelf would sit (probably lower than the edge of platform shield) so I left it out of the design. The Skulski's book is so precise that some things had to be "discarded" - otherwise you would now have gazilion parts to assemble :roll:
  6. barry

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    Signal stand

    Thanks Roman saves me looking for it I have to blow your photes up to 800$ anyway to find some of the bits.

    barry
  7. Jim Krauzlis

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    Thanks for the treat, Barry! :D

    A well spent 4 hours, as Christoph said!

    You sort of knew there would be a lot of little details on this beauty, after all it's a Roman design. But you had the same amount of detail work to do on that beautiful Savage, right? I would imagine all that experience building those amazing 1/400 scale ships, and all those small parts, is now paying off on this build as well.

    Looking more and more impressive with each update, mate!

    Jim
  8. barry

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    Fuso searchlights and sheer legs

    Hi All

    Sorry I am going so slowly that this is probably getting boring.

    I could no longer stand looking at the hanging down bridge screens so I put the rear bridge sheer legs on it ties everthing together.

    barry
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    Hi Barry

    Very nice mate, the sheer legs do bring it all together well
    Look forward to more when your mitts are better :roll:

    Keep plodding away

    Rob
  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    Not boring at all, to the contrary, with each update it gets more interesting! :D

    That last bit really is tying it all together nicely.

    How high can this tower go? :lol:

    Keep at it, mate!

    Jim
  11. barry

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    Fuso bridge rear

    Hi

    A bit more

    barry
  12. silverw

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    Hey Barry

    Looking better and better all the time.
    This is getting to the place where "I can't believe that's all paper"

    Great build, and I hope the sun shines for you. :D

    BCNU...next time. Bill
  13. Jim Krauzlis

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    Now, THAT'S an impressive photo, Barry! :D

    Great perspective showing the towering tower. :D

    Looking forward to more when you have the time, mate.

    Jim
  14. barry

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    Fuso

    Hi

    well the sun came out so ..........

    I made a bit of a mess of the upper mast legs so I built another two a bit oversize and I will chop them off to fit when they are refitted. In real life they leave two holes in the bridge deck I wonder if they might be escape chutes you would need to be brave.

    barry
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    Hi Barry

    Very nice mate, well worth all the hard work thats gone into this 8)

    Good photos as well.

    Keep at it

    Rob
  16. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    Thanks so much for my evening fix. :lol:

    Super photos, and the model isn't too shabby either! :D

    She's a fine looking lady, mate.
    Nice garden in the background...what a beautiful day!

    Keep those photo updates coming!

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Fuso

    Hi

    Well a bit higher up the mast and I was wrong the mast struts finish under the top bridge deck here luckily i had not thrown the cut off bits away so they were glued back again.

    barry
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Getting bigger and bigger, Barry! :lol:

    Looks great...how many left, three more decks to go? :D

    What an amazing build, incredible amount of detail and lots of little pieces, it looks like fun. :D

    Great job!

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Hi Barry

    Top of the spar in sight :shock:
    Realy looks great and glad to know you sorted out the legs.

    look forward to the rest

    Rob
  20. Leif Oh

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    Barry, I've very shyly been watching some of the ship-building threads, and I am beginning to understand the fascination. What an incredible amount of detail there is to go on.

    I keep trying to imagine this beauty on the settee...

    Leif