Full hulls without too many tears

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. eibwarrior

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    The camo scheme is sweet! Great job Barry. That model comes to life and steams right of the computer screen!

    Yeah, the depth charge racks are quite small, even at large scale. I would probably opt to scratch build those as well. I like how they turned out. They look comparable to the actual assemblies.

    I would try to build those out of styrene strip, but I doubt they would turn out that well.
  2. barry

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    K gun racking

    Same thing applies to the K gun racking so out with 20 swg yet again unfortunately the markings i used from the plan I had show them in the wrong places they are hard up to the deck edge when you check the pics of Gearing.

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    Thanks Elb dazzle does look interesting

    PS Any kind soul able to show me how to make better 90 degree bends in wire structures
  3. Maurice

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    Requires an ability to recognise a representation of single edge blades. :)

    Can be blunt as nowt's being cut and one can be substituted by almost anything else.
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    Requires an ability to recognise a representation of single edge blades. :)

    Can be blunt as nowt's being cut and one can be substituted by almost anything else.
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    Maurice.....................?:confused: ?

    Sometimes I need a hint.
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    Maurice.....................?:confused: ?

    Sometimes I need a hint.
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    John,

    Pretty much like a break press used for bending sheet metal.

    I would be kind of hesitant to use razor blades though unless it is soft metal.

    That could be dangerous.

    Russell
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    John,

    Pretty much like a break press used for bending sheet metal.

    I would be kind of hesitant to use razor blades though unless it is soft metal.

    That could be dangerous.

    Russell
  9. Maurice

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    Barry would know John :grin:

    Depends how clumsy yah wannabe Russell :twisted:
    (It's soft copper wire we're talking here)
  10. Maurice

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    Barry would know John :grin:

    Depends how clumsy yah wannabe Russell :twisted:
    (It's soft copper wire we're talking here)
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    OK........... I get it now.

    You could run the edge of the blades over a stone and dull it pretty good before attempting..................but if we are talking a single copper wire would not a pair of flat pliers work better?

    barry........... amazing stuff. Your skills have become better and better over the short time I've had the privilege of watching you work!
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    OK........... I get it now.

    You could run the edge of the blades over a stone and dull it pretty good before attempting..................but if we are talking a single copper wire would not a pair of flat pliers work better?

    barry........... amazing stuff. Your skills have become better and better over the short time I've had the privilege of watching you work!
  13. barry

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    90 deg bends

    Thanks Maurice the blades were actually in the drawer so I can try it today. First class diagram as usual

    John....Problem with using the pliers is the part is too small to fit the jaws into

    Russel.......they were a damn sight more lethal when we had to shave with them but in their day they were regarded as the modellers craft knife of choice. I hate the sight of blood, especially mine, so I shall be careful.
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    90 deg bends

    Thanks Maurice the blades were actually in the drawer so I can try it today. First class diagram as usual

    John....Problem with using the pliers is the part is too small to fit the jaws into

    Russel.......they were a damn sight more lethal when we had to shave with them but in their day they were regarded as the modellers craft knife of choice. I hate the sight of blood, especially mine, so I shall be careful.
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    I did say, "unless it is soft metal."
    In any case, even the most careful can get cut, when it comes to using razors.:wink:

    Russell
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    I did say, "unless it is soft metal."
    In any case, even the most careful can get cut, when it comes to using razors.:wink:

    Russell
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    Opposing blades works great for many things. I use them on photoetch brass bending, and I even use the to make some small to very small folds in paper.

    Give it a try Barry, I'm sure once you get the hang of it you'll like the results.
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    Opposing blades works great for many things. I use them on photoetch brass bending, and I even use the to make some small to very small folds in paper.

    Give it a try Barry, I'm sure once you get the hang of it you'll like the results.
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    playing about with the dazzle pattern

    First clean up of the output from pepakura the colours are probably wrong but at least the demacations are set up. I shall join them end to end and have a proper look later. To tired to play with razor blades tonight !!

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    playing about with the dazzle pattern

    First clean up of the output from pepakura the colours are probably wrong but at least the demacations are set up. I shall join them end to end and have a proper look later. To tired to play with razor blades tonight !!

    [​IMG]