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

    Nothing wrong with that, a fine bit of work 8)

    Can't wait to see how you get on with the rest.

    Regards

    Rob
  2. barry

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    Fuso details

    Hi

    Not a lot done playing with the fiddley bits the ladders at the base and into one of the bridge houses, fixing the forward searchlight which has it's own platform not a light on a stick as I had built it.

    The black and white picture is my first attempt at beefing up the binoculars it looked OK when I did it, but it seems oversize when photographed, trouble is there are not that many pictures of Fuso around so if anyone knows is it too big overall, did it look like a modern telephoto lens or what, trouble is, it really is in full view. sorry about the black and white pic but it looked even worse coloured.

    barry
  3. barry

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    Fuso funnel

    Hi All

    A little more progress on Fuso ugly old thing really but she grows on you, building this bit as a seperate item.

    barry
  4. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fuso Searchlight platform

    Hi

    The funnel now weighs a ton there is so much metal on it, parts are not glued other than the funnel, again a bit to take time over. The weather is lousy the photos the same.

    barry
  5. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fuso steampipes

    Hi

    Funnel furniture in the sun this is about as close as I would get to the ladder tho.

    barry
  6. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    And by the light of day, another gem is revealed! :D

    Fun with Funnels! :lol:

    Hi, Barry!

    Fuso's looking great! Nice work on the stack and all those little pipelines up her side. Actually, the photos from the other day weren't bad either, but the latest are even better, mate.

    Looking forward to the next update!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  7. barry

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    searchlight gantries

    Hi

    Finally glued the searchlight gantries in place.

    barry
  8. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi Barry

    Well done mate, very neat.
    If you have this model you will know how hard these are to cut out.

    Looks great, waiting for my next fix :lol:

    Rob
  9. silverw

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    GREAT looking details, Barry
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    barry Active Member

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    Funnel stays

    Hi

    Got one side of the funnel stay wires in place I will only fit the platforms when the other side is in place, there is not a lot of space otherwise. I am trying to do as much as possible without gluing the assembly to the hull.

    barry
  11. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hey, wait a minute...I see some superb railings added to the platforms! :D

    What a great piece of work, Barry.

    Keep it up, mate!

    Jim
  12. philippe

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    bravo

    hello,
    quel courage!
    railling, it's a big job
    for my Fuso, in the funnel platforms my choice was:
    to use the parts with canvas, and, with a reverse printing on paper, the same, laminated on the back, to make a thing without withe place.
    (sorry for the language, i was a poor english student..)
    best regards,
    philippe.
  13. barry

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    Fuso progress

    Jim

    This one is to make up for the aircraft photos it gives the relative size of the funnel and tower. My camera lens can't really cope with the height of the tower and goes fisheyed.

    Phillipe

    Your English is a whole heap better then my French, I will probably live to regret the railings I have started.

    barry
  14. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Absolutely first rate work, Barry! :D

    Those photos show the enormity of the tower so very well...not to mention all that fine work you put into her.

    Looking forward to more when you can, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  15. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Fuso Funnel & searchlights

    Hi

    Back to the funnel (groan, groan) I negotiated with my grandson to borrow his plastic kit paints to do the railings and stays, added a few more and a couple of searchlights. Also added the smoke deflectors for the platforms. There are another couple of stays to go on the front and back of the funnel, the sirens and a catwalk.

    barry
  16. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    Looking good as all ways, looking forward to the rest of the build.

    Keep at it

    Rob
  17. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    That is awesome, mate! Those plastic kit paints (were they Humbrol?) really worked well on the rails. I think you're tackling all the little details so very well. :D

    She's really looking great; can't wait for the next update.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  18. barry

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    Hi Jim

    Right again it says Humbrol enamel on the tin.

    barry
  19. Jim Krauzlis

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    Great stuff, Barry! :D

    Nice, fine pigments, goes on great. It sure worked well on the railings.

    Cheers!

    Jim
  20. philippe

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    railing

    Hi Barry,
    your method to bulid railing is?
    sodering cupper thread with electric soldering??
    gluing with epoxy, ca?
    ...........
    nice work
    philippe