Fuso 1:430

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by YuG, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. jasco

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    Stunning ship! Your hull is smooth and flawless, your details are beautiful and clean. How do you get those tiny little hulls together without turning it into a gluey mess? Do you use water-based glue?
  2. cgutzmer

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    I hear ya - he has more detail on his tiny lifeboats than manage to get on my regular models.... Great work!
    Chris
  3. YuG

    YuG Member

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    jasco and Chris, thank you for your kind comments and interest in this ship's hull.
    When I made the hull unfortunately I didn't take a lot of picture during build. Only picture I took is attached one.

    One day I found out real ship's picture taken at a dock during periodical inspection. From that picture I assumed real ship's width of hull plating as about 2meters comparing it with workers around.

    First glued ordinary hull skin provided in the kit (as shown in attached picture). After placing skins file around joints. Then paint ordinary copying paper using Microsoft application "Paint". After printed it cut it in 5mm-wide strip.
    Finally glue that strip onto the already glued hull skins in longitudinal direction.
    As copying paper is not stiff it is easy to glue copying paper along hull.
    I do want you to try it so that we can find better way:).

    And yes I use water based glue. kind of white bond.

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  4. jasco

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    On closer inspection, I see the longitudinal seams. Do you try to overlap the rows? Do you "spile" like a wooden ship? I'm also trying to understand why you cover the kit pieces, which run up and down with ones that run fore and aft. Maybe I can't see it because my own hulls are so badly oilcanned and lumpy that a second "skin" wouldn't help. I'm afraid that if I used just regular copy paper, it would look just as lumpy as it looks already. Opinions?
  5. YuG

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    At large Japanese ship's at war time were built by means of rivetting not welding after No.4 fleet accident occurred of which cause believed to be welding. So, I tried to overlap the rows. The reason why I cover the kit pieces is appearance. Real ships do not have seams on hull that run up and down.
    You can see many openings on formers. The purpose of those openings is to put something which has round and smooth surface through there to push lumpy skins from inside by means of rubbing skins up to make skin surface smooth.
    If hull is already lumpy I think it is difficult to have smooth surface after glueing regular copy paper.
  6. Lex

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    Having holes on the formers is a really nice idea! That's one lesson learned for me :)
  7. Tunny

    Tunny Papermodeler

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    Please show me your hand, I will count how many "flowers" you have. In Vietnam, if your hands have "flower" in each finger it means you're skilful !!!
    I guess you have ten, right !
  8. YuG

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    @Lex
    xie xie
    @Tunny
    Cam on (thank you)
    Mo, hai, ba.......muai (one, two, three......ten)
    Its joke. There are no flowers on my fingers after desperate search using German magnifying glass.
    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time ago
    Sad:cry:
  9. YuG

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    As the motor boat I made before wasn't satisfactory, made over it. First cut out portholes then put 0.5mm dia. brass rod and turn it. Chip off curled up paper at back side. Then cut all portholes.
    Better than before...

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  10. cgutzmer

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    Even the teeny tiny boats have fabulous details! Once again you are doing a superb job and thanks so much for sharing your pics and progress with us.
    Chris
  11. jasco

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    Is that a handrail I see around the bow of the launch?? :eek:jawdrop Yer killin' me!
  12. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    ... Now I know why Halinski have your build pics on their website ^^ It's just amazing how much detail you managed to squeeze into this entire model
  13. Tunny

    Tunny Papermodeler

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    The little white plane is very cute. I love it :thumb:
    How long it took you to complete the whole ship YuG?
    I believe that you have a steel brain to fight with these "hyper tiny parts" sign1
  14. YuG

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    @jasco
    I used Polish manufacturer ABER's railings. Its not difficult.

    @Lex
    Thank you
    Its exhausting to make small ship but its fun:)
    @Tunny
    I have been making this ship on and off in between other model making. I do not remember how long I spent for this ship. Perhaps 3 to 4 months...

    Today made 6 cutters. Turn over yellow painted paper then cut narrow strips for bottom plate and hold them with strip of paper. Also draw lines of oars.
    Shape boat, glue bottom and upper plate, glue oars.
    Finally glued them on deck of Fuso

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  15. YuG

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    Last Saturday I bought Polish manufacturer ABER's ladder. This is very thin photo etched parts.

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