HMS Savage build

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi Barry

    Love the outside photo's, every time I try it the sun goes and it chucks it down all day.

    Always love to see the photos of her, a very well detailed model.
    you done it proud, great stuff.

    Regards

    Rob

    All I use is white glue and a little super glue to stiffen up very small parts that need the frame work cutting out.
  2. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Savage depth charge rails

    Jim

    just for you !!!!

    This is all I got done tonight I included the Stanley knife because I bought it by accident the other day (I should think everyone else bought one years ago) because I wanted the original heavy duty one and they came cheaper as a kit.

    I was amazed when I found I can cut more accurately with this than with a scalpel, probably because I can get some pressure on with my buggered fingers.

    barry
  3. Jim Krauzlis

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    Barry, you're just too good to me! :D

    I just logged on after getting home from work to find MORE photo updates...life is good...life is REAL good! :lol:

    If that is the knife you use to make those precise, close tolerence cuts (like those depth charge racks :shock: ), well, I am just amazed!

    I have one similar to that but I tend to use it only to cut the foam core board and larger card cuts like that, and I use #11 blades for everything else. Of course, I have to replace blades a lot, particularly when that damn little point breaks (cheap blades; not price-wise, but quality :D ) but I just haven't acquired the skill needed to cut closely with the larger blade.

    I like the closeup shots, it shows up your wonderful detail work nicely.
    Very fine work, that!

    Jim
  4. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi Barry

    Another great photo to show of the good work you have done.

    I use a knife like that, but the same as Jim just for the big stuff.

    It's a sod when the tip of the 11 blade snaps, I've done two to night :cry:

    Great work Barry

    Regards

    Rob
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    Not to brag, but I've been using the same No. 11 for a couple of months now... I use a sharpening stone (I think it's a soft Arkasas oilstone) that I picked up for $0.25 at a garage sale and whenever I think it's getting a bit dull, well the blade gets slightly smaller! Works just fine for me and saves quite a bit on blades.

    Ryan
  6. barry

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    Depth charge cage

    Hi

    Not a lot done at the moment I got my cable hit by lightening this morning spent the rest of the day putting the computers back together more than I can say for NTL's cable so I am still on 56 K and wondering how to manage. Luckily the computers are still working much to my surprise, I had a premonition and I was actually going towards them to switch everything off but as usual I was to late I think the bolt must have hit the garden rather than the house.

    I put the depth charge rails together and I only realised tonight I had not loaded them, so I guess it's a retry again. I think it will be easier with the cans inside, something to glue to.

    barry
  7. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    It's been one hell of a storm, skys been black here also.
    Hope your all alright and no damage!!!

    Still hail, rain or shine nothing stops the modeling:lol:
    For the racks try cutting and scoring, then use some super glue before you bend them to stiffen them up. Thats what I did with Yamato's crane so it won't fall to bits.

    Still looks great though

    Hope all normal again soon

    Regards

    Rob
  8. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Rob
    good tip they are flimsy.

    Yea house is still in one piece but I am standing in for an old friend on maintainance and I do need a broadband connection it's impossible with 56k modem. So keep your fingers crossed nobody needs me.

    barry
  9. Jim Krauzlis

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    Barry and Rob:
    Glad to hear you both survived the storm! Had a TV blow out once when a bolt struck outside; the continuous circuits in the TV apparently draw some static energy from lightning because it fried the circuits! Scary stuff, that! :shock:

    When using CA to stiffen the card, do you find it tend to make the card glossy or shiney? And do you suggest that it is best to stiffen with CA before cutting out the lattice or openings or after? I haven't tried that trick yet and wondered which you both felt worked to best advantage. Barry, did you try that trick when making the OH Perry Frigate masts? I seem to recall you mentioned doing that, but, my memory being what it is, you probably didn't... :oops:

    Looking great, Barry!

    Jim
  10. jrts

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    Hi jim

    This is what I do with the CA.

    First cut out all the voids, Cut along any straight sections and score all lines that need it first. After this turn the bit over white side up. Drop a small amount of CA on to the largest section and let it run to the small struts ect, just enough to discolour the white back. Put it to one side to dry, then cut out as normal bend and glue together.

    Thats all I use the CA for, I don't use it as a glue just to give bits strength.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Rob
  11. barry

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    Hi

    The crack about carley floats was about fisting bad builds like the mishapen sausage on the bridge deck of Savage in doing it again I put the right coloured on instead, so halfway thro the build it became green.

    Still trying to get back to broadband.

    barry
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    AA guns

    Hi

    A couple more AA guns

    barry
  13. jrts

    jrts Active Member

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    Hi barry

    I do love the out side photos, looks great as always.

    Still black sky here but no lightning, it must have known I wanted to do some photos of my own.

    Regards

    Rob
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    Savage bow and winches

    Hi

    I had a change and did a few bits on the bow section in spite of what the flash shows all the edges are coloured. The winches are half done still about 5 bits to fit on top but that will have to wait until almost finished its a bit fragile.

    barry
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    Hi Barry

    Hard job to do the winches as they are the one thing the eyes are drawn straight to on the bows.
    They look good to me, it's tempting to finish them even though you know they will get battered :lol:

    Barry is this a kit or a CD model?

    More please me old mate

    Regards

    Rob
  16. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Rob

    Kit is a CD model I wish I had bought the new printer before I built her as the colour fill is so much better on the new pages I have printed and the camera sure notices the the dot spacing with flash and close up. I'not sure I dare buy a kit book I fist a lot of stuff still.

    I ordered a huge magifying glass today 30 x 19 cm to hang round my neck only £8.99 I will let you know if it's any good.

    barry
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    Torpedo crane

    Hi All

    A picture of less and less did not get too much time today so I thought I would try something small in the details.

    Rob

    In your destroyers book is there a picture of the racking under the searchlight platform and AA deckhouse portside. I carefully cut it out but I can't work out how it goes and it's the only thing there is no photograph for.

    barry
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Lookin' REAL good, Barry!
    Loved the first photo, shows off the great details you've added lately.
    Great photos too! Making good use of the sunlight. :D
    Thanks, Mate!
    Jim
  19. jrts

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    Hi Barry

    I do have a photo in the book, but it's that small when I scaned it was almost impossible to see.

    If you scan the bits and stick them in a message to me I will sort it out for you ASAP.

    Looking great.
    It's a bummer about the CD though, I would have liked to have a bash at this one.

    Regards

    Rob
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    HMS Savage comes on the CD. If this is what you are looking for, please visit www.gremirmodels.com