HECHT/"PIKE".. 1/25 GPM kit

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by eatcrow2, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. charliec

    charliec Active Member

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    With the government we've had for the last decade you could say that.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  2. Jim Nunn

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    Peter isn’t telling us all of his “uses” for future. He got me to start using the stuff.

    Hi, my name is Jim. . . . .



    Jim Nunn
  3. eatcrow2

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    main hull

    Hello Jim..
    You mean my "A spoonful a day keeps the doctor away"..;-)

    Here are two photos showing the main hull, and the rivet detail on the front that I did with dots of white glue..

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  4. eatcrow2

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    nose & stern parts added to the hull

    Nose & stern parts added to the hull..

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  5. eatcrow2

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    torpedo mount

    Added the mount for the torpedo, and part of the stern.

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  6. shrike

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    Aussie political commentary aside - Look for Johnson's Kleer. Same stuff, different name for different markets
  7. cjwalas

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    Coming along nicely, Peter. The rivets are a nice touch. Have you encountered any real problems with the kit so far?
    Chris
  8. eatcrow2

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    Thanks Chris..

    No problems so far that are not of my own doing (the norm for me).. Fit has been excellent, though some of the formers for the pieces that make up the stern/rudder had to be trimmed.. But I'd rather shave something down to fit, then build up to fit..
  9. eatcrow2

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    rudder assembly

    Finished off the rudder assembly, which ends up being moveable.
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  10. eatcrow2

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    propeller screw/conning tower

    Working on some of the finishing bits.. Added the propeller screw, but didn't like the yellow color of the card.. so painted it with "brass". Also did my first try at making a canopy out of plastic scrap, as I wanted a better look then the paper one.. Took the end of an "eyedropper" and stuck it on the end of a pen.. heated up a bit of plastic over the stove.. when it started to droop, I pulled it over the dropper.. The plastic was old and had yellowed, so I dipped it in "Future".. wicked off the excess.. let it dry. Was surprised at how nice and clear it came out.. The eyedropper was the only thing I could find lying about that seem to be the right shape and size.. Whatever works is my motto...;-)

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    Conning tower...
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    Canopy and my ace canopy form on a pen..;-) (still needs a bit if trimming)..
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  11. Clashster

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    Looks great, Peter! Nice job with the canopy! (canopies have scared me so much, I have gone to armor!). Thanks for the thread on an interesting subject.

    Chris
  12. cjwalas

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    I'm sure the clear canopy will make all the difference! Is there any interior at all?
    Chris
  13. eatcrow2

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    Chris...

    No interior at all.. What I'm going to do, is just darken underneath the canopy to give the idea of an opening going below decks..
  14. eatcrow2

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    conning tower/dive planes

    Nice to have an afternoon with no one bugging me..;-) I've added the conning tower.. periscope.. dive planes, and other fiddly bits to the main hull..

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  15. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Very nice, clean work, Peter!

    It looks great!

    Russell
  16. eatcrow2

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    Finished!!!!!!!!!!

    Well the lads at the shipyard worked overtime today, and we manage to get this thing done.. A few very light coats of "Future" to seal the colors, and blend everything in.. Mounted the torpedo, and then up on the cradle.. Looks good to me..

    This was a fun kit to do, that went together without any problems.. Any mistakes made, are mine alone...

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  17. Amazyah

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    Beautiful job, Peter!
    Excellent workmanship, I can't spot any mistakes at all, if indeed there are any!

    How do you apply the Future?

    Russell
  18. cgutzmer

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    Super! That turned out really well. Thanks for sharing :)
    Chris
  19. cjwalas

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    Really looks great, Peter. Very cool model. Your efforts have sold me on this one and I'll have to order one. Thanks for sharing the journey with us!
    Chris
  20. eatcrow2

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    Thanks too all for the comments...