Digital Navy Fuso

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

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hi Phillipe

    Electric soldering tinned copper thread (fuse wire), never tried epoxy though. I use Robs method, I do not get his results that comes with practice. There are also quite a lot of bits of screwed up wire.


    regards

    barry
  2. barry

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    Fuso searchlights

    Hi

    Yet another funnel platform photo. For those a bit slow on the uptake like me I finally managed to get the searchlight slats almost horizontal, to do it the easy way build the unit and put the lens on last. My metalwork is not really good enough for this sort of closeup it's OK at a distance.

    barry
  3. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    I think it worked very well :D
    Great to see a build post for a change :roll:

    Keep up the good work and more when you can

    Rob
  4. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    Great detail work there, mate. Lots of goodies added to the stack platforms!

    Looking forward to the next update...what part are you working on next?

    Cheers!

    Jim
  5. barry

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    Funnel cap

    Hi

    Fitted the funnel caps and the last long ladder still has a couple of rungs missing but better than the last one.

    The overall view is just for a change

    barry
  6. Jim Krauzlis

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    You're doing an outstanding job on this, Barry!

    That photo of the stack shows up all the fine detail work you've put into it, mate. Really outstanding!

    Looking forward to more photos, of course. :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Fuso After AA tower

    hi all

    This bit requires some careful thought and folding and I found in the end a former top and bottom defined the base more securely. Again it is built around a pole mast but I am leaving that just a little longer. So far everything fits well.

    As usual there is a large amount of IJN clutter.

    barry
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    Wonderful job on the funnel structure, barry! Those closeup photos show what a really exceptional job you did in adding all those extra bits and details.

    Well done! :D

    Ajax
  9. barry

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    Fuso Aft Tower

    Hi

    A bit further forward. I have the feeling I should have cut out the windows in the upper tower, luckily it still is not glued down so I can buld another.

    barry
  10. DN

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    Looks great Barry. What kind of batteries are you running on - you just keep going, and going, and going..... :D
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    Hi barry

    It looks great to me mate.

    He must have his pace maker plugged into the national grid to keep going at it day after day :lol:

    More Bazzer when you can :roll:

    Rob
  12. Jim Krauzlis

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    That's some great stuff, Barry!

    That section is coming along so very well, with nicely formed compound curves and great work in putting it all together.

    At least you posted more than just one photo for us picture addicts. :lol:

    Still, and you saw this coming, looking forward to more pictures. :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Great photos, and stuff

    Hey Barry....I really don't know how you're doing what you're doing ,...I just know that this is some fantastic build stuff!!
    BCNU..later
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    Have to keep going otherwise the fingers lock up, but today the National Grid pulled the plug and even Jim would not want a picture of a few girders added. Comes of having retinal photographs taken could not see the lines tonight, but look on the bright side you got a rest from me (almost)

    barry
  15. Jim Krauzlis

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    It figures...the moment Roman mentions the power Barry uses to keep on going, and going, and going...boing! The power grid fails! :lol:

    Now what are we to do...gotta have photos...photos....Oh, wait.
    Rob comes through with three gems of his Huey! :D Excellent! Thanks Rob!

    Oh wait...Scorpio posted some of his beautiful new ship project, Schlewig-Holstein! Double excellent! :D

    What's everyone else working on, I wonder?

    Cecil has a great new plane he's working up from scratch (looking great!) and Tino is starting up a new Halinski model of Ki-43...way cool!

    But you know, Barry, we still love to see your updates, really. Hope you get some photos together soon. :D

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    Fuso Aft tower

    Hi

    Oh well somebody put the plug back in. This more or less finishes the aft tower gets a bit interesting building this bit. So on to the guns and hatches etc.

    barry
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    Hi Barry

    Way cool, looks great :shock:

    More please

    Rob
  18. andrewthewise

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    Hi Barry,

    The Fuso is looking great.
    Just wondering, what gsm paper/card are you using. I have Roman's Fuso as well and was planning to start soon...

    Cheers

    Andrew
  19. barry

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    Fuso card size

    Hi Andrew

    I use 120 gsm 0.25mm thick card I double or treble all the horizontal surfaces wherever possible using white glue.

    The pic is X gun barbette hole closed makes it look a bit more complete.

    I am going to have to build a turret fairly soon to use as a template to clear the vents and deck clutter.

    barry
  20. DN

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    Barry
    That's a very good idea with the turret template. The fit is extremely tight, as on the original ship. From Skulski's drawings it looks like #3 turret, when rotating, could clear the tower only with guns elevated :?