Ship model

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by barry, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Eskimo aft dechouse

    Hi

    populated most of the aft deck house the square ventilators seem to be Ok, the carley floats need doubling for a bit more height. I quit adding to the page when my computer kept running out of space and couldn't be bothered to start another one just for the small vents, so I built what I had got. Quite a bit of revamping to do still the torpedo tubes need a much longer cutback and end plates, the searchlight platform needs more accurate sides and of course the hull needs a fair bit of work especially that sticking out rib but it should be possible.

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    Aft deckhouse furniture.

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    silhouette seems to be about right

    barry
  2. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    Great job, Barry, keep it up!

    Seems the basic hull is about done, now all the funny little details, huh? :wink:

    More when you can, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  3. CRS

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    Helow Barry! Very good work! I have been always amazed by people who draw their own models! Try to paint edges in a proper colour, it will make this model more attractive! Try to make your own rails :) Keep it up! Waiting for an end of this model :)
    (I like destroyers very much...they are beautiful and you can keep 3 destroyers instead of one Battleship ;))) )
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    Great work sir, the smaller bits do seem to be the "speed bump" in designing and detailing these things, you are doing an exceptional job, Huzzah :!:
  5. barry

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    @jim and ted

    Thanks for the encouragement

    @crs

    You are right of course the whole thing has to be rebuilt properly after this run through still checking if the parts fit. I agree on the destroyers because I am running out of space but usually at 1/250 they will fit on A4 paper more easily.

    barry
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    4.7 guns

    latest attempt at 4.7 with loaders, guns seem to have come out OK but about 10% overscale with exception of the barrels, but they were done on a different sheet. Quick trip back to the drawing board tomorrow I think.

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    not so bad naked

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    it's just when you put the clothes on

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    How to look a pratt in 1 easy lesson never mind it's fun they tell me.

    barry
  7. barry

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    Eskimo end of trial run

    Hi All

    Much to everybody's relief it's time to go back to the drawing board and see if this will acually build into a reasonable model. I have tried most of the things needed but the whole thing is looking decidedly tacky.

    Jim I will post enough for you to see how I did it for a while I am going back to Hood my eyes need a rest.


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    Part of the pile "not quite right"

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    first try at funnel trunking and blowers

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    Mike Urban sent me some interesting camouflage colours which might make it a bit more interesting next time round.

    barry
  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Great job, Barry! :D

    With each new addition to this design she is looking better and better.

    Please rest your eyes very well, mate, we all want to see more of this as the design progresses. Can't believe this is your first design; it's really a very complex set of parts and you are carrying it off so very well. Keep at it!!

    Cheers,

    Jim
  9. CRS

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    Helow Barry! Your model looks great! But one tip...when you are rolling the barrel try to lick paper before rolling...then your's barrels will be beautifull round. And roll them beginning from something like pencil, then something smaller to toothpick or even something smaller. I hope effects will satisfy you.
  10. barry

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    Eskimo boats

    It's ships boats week this is the first try for Eskimo the whaler is very crude and needs the bilge planks and the seats cut. It will also need rescaling to about 5mm shorter in length but the fit looks good enough.

    The launch is about right standard Wilhelmshaven pattern as I refer to them.



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    @crs licking the back is a good idea if it is "real" printing but not if it is printer ink it all comes off.
    barry
  11. Darwin

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    :D :D :D Barry, obviously, you did not spend a mispent youth (Really, Officer Smith, it's just Bull Durm). Looking good.
  12. barry

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    standard designx

    Hi Darwin

    Sorry but where I come from we call a spade a shovel in the case of motor launches I first built one 37 years ago and no matter what you do you will end up with this shape mainly because it is that shape. Same as a funnel if it is to scale a Tribal funnel comes out that shape. The best launch in my opinion is the one from Adriano on Savage but it's not that different. By the way classic Wilhelmshaven have a spine, that one of mine does not.

    Interesting point really I can redesign it with the sides moved up to fold down with the deck instead of the keel etc but the design was origianally (I think) Wilhelmshaven. The whaler welll they are 2 bananas and a couple of bits stuck in them and I cannot see another way of doing it. So far I have and my fellow conspiritors have redrawn everthing from scratch. The next bit to give trouble is the fire director tower which is a dustbin on a thick stick with a bit chopped out of the front and for the life of me I cannot see a way round that.

    So with much amusement Officer Jones sort the bones out of that.

    yours tongue in cheek

    barry

    ps just to be awkward I might just design it with a full spine anf formers !!!
  13. Darwin

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    Barry, my reference was to the gun barrels. With sufficient practice, one can can lick the backside without wetting the print side (and yes, it really was Bull Durm....Prince Albert was already out of his can by the time I had the habit).
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    Bull Durham

    It's probably cos I use a rolling tin mate, no control over the gummy bit, no wonder you are good at barrels.

    barry