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Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 28 May 2018, 22:13:15 »

Sorry for the long delay in returning to my build but have been involved with a 1/84 build of HMS Victory for a 95 year old gent who died and did not complete the model.  So as I have took on the model to complete it for his two sons and the children. 

I have now after some long detail nights bonded the carley floats to the flight deck and bonded the mounting bracket to the the hull and the deck.  As there was four different surfaces and to be careful what bonding agent I needed to use.  Well it is on and the pictures show the full detail of the work completed showing all the floats in place.

The flight deck has been painted a lighter sea gray so the she would blend in with the water.  One coat so far.  The next build project will be the main island forward 6 barrel pom poms and the ammunition racks and mounting platforms.  Then the 8 radio mast have to work out what material to use and how to cut them out.

There is a short video here of the whole ship with a quick look into the drive motors mounting.
Posted by: swiftdoc
« on: 31 January 2018, 09:32:13 »

Welcome back, Paul! I hope you enjoyed the festivities. Keep up the good work! You probably will have withdrawal symptoms after such a long period without modelling. ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 30 January 2018, 17:14:04 »

Well hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Sorry I could not bring the sun and heat back from down under.  So I am now back to working in the cold, but the small heater is working over time.  Will not be bonding at this time so maybe painting the flight deck would be a good start.
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 24 November 2017, 16:03:45 »

Thanks Dennis and to you and all your family.
Posted by: Dennis
« on: 23 November 2017, 14:31:55 »

Wow 50 years, that's awesome!! Happy anniversary to you both. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you as well.
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 23 November 2017, 12:33:55 »

Just to let you know I have finished the poppy appeal and about to go and visit my family on Oz and celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary in the new year.  So will get back to my build in 2018 and continue the work.  All the best to everyone, have a great Christmas with all your family about and a happy New Year when it come. 
Posted by: minerva
« on: 29 August 2017, 22:06:39 »

Thanks for that Paul
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 26 August 2017, 12:18:05 »

I beleive they are sets of lights connected to the flight deck for landing and take off and deck parties being aware what is happening on the flight deck.  There are sets of this light all around the side of the hull in groups of three.  See Photos
Posted by: minerva
« on: 26 August 2017, 06:40:17 »

Hi Paul,
 What are the lamp like fittings above the guard rail on the carley raft deck ?
I can't see on the photo as it will not enlarge enough. It's certainly an epic build.
Much credit to you.
Best wishes
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 24 August 2017, 17:25:41 »

Sorry for the quiet spell but been working out how best to install the carley floats to the side of the hull.  First two attempts/ideas have failed and now seem to have got the correct way on this build.  I have cut a one piece of 2mm styrene to cover the full length of the walkway around the island up to the 8 barrel pom pom aft of the island. This section of styrene also included enough depth down the side of the hull to mount the 12 carley floats the same way as I mounted the floats to the side of the island.  The section had to have cuts made to that I could reduce to the area I needed with the end sections heated to form the curves at each end of this section.  A small platform was made from 2mm ply to hold the fixing points for the bottom of the floats.  Small cuts 3mm long and 1mm wide was made in the side walk way to hold the top cables for the securing straps of each carley. Hope the photos show the idea.   
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 25 July 2017, 14:03:46 »

Thanks guys, she is really looks good now and the effort put in is rewarding to see.  The pleasure to see something from just the plan.
Posted by: swiftdoc
« on: 25 July 2017, 08:04:12 »

Thanks for sharing ^^^
Some very fine models and a nice museum :)Yours is really a huge one - very impressive!
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 24 July 2017, 20:22:10 »

Here is the link to the model on display at the Irvine Maritime Museum on the 22/7/2017.

Also link to photos.
Posted by: Troy Tempest
« on: 24 July 2017, 11:54:00 »

She's really starting to come together now - well done
Posted by: paul swainson
« on: 21 July 2017, 17:27:56 »

Thanks guys, need to move the build along after being asked by my local maritime museum to bring her along with my other boats.  Will post link when done.
There is still lots of detail and fitting to be made and add to the side of the hull and the island requires more work.  Alsp the deck will need to be primed and painted.  Lots to do still.