Fly Model Nr 130 , HMS. RODNEY

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Scorpio, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Ajax

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    Rodney is looking tremedous, Scorpio! I see you've moved on to the "Queen Anne's Mansion" block superstructure. I read on a warships messageboard that Rodney's officers said the big tower acted like a sail in high winds and made her difficult to steer unless you had experience sailing yachts! :lol:

    AJ
  2. Ajax

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    You are a brave brave man, barry... about to tackle the pagoda mast! :lol: I found this article awhile ago that explains what was on each level of Fuso's pagoda:

    http://www.bobhenneman.info/pagoda.htm

    AJ
  3. Jim Krauzlis

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    That's a LOT of decks, AJ. :D
    You and Barry are indeed brave souls!
    A rather distinctive look, that Fuso has! (Why does that read like something Yoda would say?) :D
    Jim
  4. Ajax

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    I dunno about that... barry's the brave one. I'll just be cheering him on from the sidelines! :lol:

    Fuso is a rather interesting ship, not only because of the pagoda mast, but also because of the mystery surrounding her sinking. Anthony Tully has written an excellent and article on the events surrounding the loss of Fuso at:

    http://www.combinedfleet.com/atully06.htm

    I really would like to see National Geographic or some other group sponsor an expedition to examine the wrecks of Fuso and Yamashiro that will hopefully provide a better understanding of what exactly happened that night.

    "Once you start down the card model path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will." :D

    AJ
  5. barry

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    Scorpios thread

    hey fellas chuck the answers on to the Savage one we are hijacking a proper thread.

    Sorry Scorpio :oops:

    regards

    barry
  6. Jim Krauzlis

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    As Barry suggested...
    Scorpio, what in particular were the bad fits from, if you can tell?
    Were the variances large (i.e., something was mis-scaled in the printing on some pages)or were they relatively small (could be many reasons, I suppose)?
    Just curious, if you could tell us. :?
    Sorry for the short diversion on Fuso... :oops:
    Jim
  7. Scorpio

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    After two sit Are lazy, yesterday I have spent by my ship a few hours together again. I already do not write what fits or does not fit because I have already written that by the treatment I must improvise to whole time to get a satisfying effect.
    All windows are cut out and are unterstuck with foil.
    Here a few photos

    @ Jimkrauzlis,
    The model is worked on very badly, and is still drawn by hand
    One can forget passport exactness here. Parts are not to each other
    conformistly ( distinction up to 5 mms)
    The model is not for beginners because is too complicated, but that of the treatment of construction is very bad.

    With the best greetings
    Scorpio
  8. Scorpio

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    Hmmm... that's really too bad about the kit, with the fit and finish problems you are having Scorpio :(

    However, as always you still seem to be able to make it work :)

    I hope the fit problems start to go away and I hope you are still enjoying the build.

    -Greg
  10. barry

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    Rodney

    Looks brilliant anyway if you had not said I would never have known I hope it is not spoiling the enjoyment too much.

    Are you cutting the various deck lockers apart to build them they look perfect ?

    barry
  11. jrts

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    Hi Scopio

    You make a bad kit look great.

    Please keep us upto date with any other problems please and how you resolved them.

    Great work more please when you can

    Regards

    Rob
  12. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hello, Scorpio.
    Thanks for the information on the problems you have found with the kit. Indeed, a shame the model does not fit as well as it should, but you sure can't tell there are any problems by the photos you posted...she is looking splendid! :D
    Jim
  13. Ajax

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    The tower bridge looks superb, Scorpio! Like the others have said, your corrections to make the parts fit are perfect. No one looking at the pictures would ever know there were any problems with this model!

    AJ
  14. Scorpio

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    Hello friends,
    Yesterday I have finished further parts for the big tower. All parts are refined from cardboard, only a little bit.
    Here the photos, they say more.
    With the best greetings
    Scorpio
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    Next Foto
  16. barry

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    Scorpio

    Looks superb as ever have you got a photo etch kit for this one

    barry
  17. Jim Krauzlis

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    Scorpio, I have to agree with Barry...she looks outstanding, as usual!
    I love the photos you take, too, so very crisp, clear and shows off the details very nicely.
    Did you use CA and any other trick to stiffen those outriggers on the bridge? (Notice how cleverly I am trying to find out Scorpio's construction tricks? :lol: )
    Thanks for posting the update photos!
    Jim
  18. Scorpio

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    Hello friends,
    For the construction of Rodney I none uses photo etch kit. Everything is a cardboard.
    I do a suggestion:
    Write to me what interests you and I try to explain this how I have done this.

    With the best greetings
    Scorpio
  19. Scorpio

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    Hello friends,

    As well as at that time with Bismarck has pleased me very much about the first mast, then now I have to put up the joy the first mast on the Rodney again. In the meantime, I also have the rangefinders
    also ready.
    Thus this looks

    Greeting
    Scorpio
  20. Scorpio

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    the rangefinders