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Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #30 on: 16 July 2019, 12:26:32 »
Hi, Ron ;
Thank you so much for complimentary comment as usual.!

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Re: HMS Fencer,present status of bridge
« Reply #31 on: 18 July 2019, 02:03:42 »
Hi all;
Here you see are the pics of present status of bridge and mast.
More details will be added,if necessary and new material could be available.
Originally and fundamentally,I built this ship as an operational model to be sailed
on my local lake.Therefore,I am wondering if I actually should do that in the future.

Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer before launching
« Reply #32 on: 21 July 2019, 14:12:36 »
Hi all;
Here you see are the pics taken just a day before launching on  last June.
Everything ready for launching.!!

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Re: HMS Fencer on the launching day !
« Reply #33 on: 24 July 2019, 04:16:06 »
Here you see are the pics of launching day.
No1;shows the Fencer going to the launching site.
No2;shows the launching site where is 11kms away from my house.
No3;shows to be launched.!Heavy with the ballast weight ,reaching at least 24kgs
      or more.
No4;shows just launched after some adjustment of ballast.
No5;shows the Fencer going for maiden trial run.!!

More detailed motion of the trial run can be seen in the following video footage.
She looked sailing rather faster for her scale speed consequently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RVWwrx3GHg

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #34 on: 24 July 2019, 14:28:33 »
Hi
 Looks very nice, trailer is great, that is a nice looking lake to sail in with a nice solid launching area, wish we had one like that
well done
 Ron

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #35 on: 25 July 2019, 07:04:44 »
Hi Ron;
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my posting.!
I"ll attache here another video footage.
This one is an overview of maiden sailing of the Fencer right after completion.
It was cloudy day with some breeze sometimes,and what was worse I did not well
balance  the hull so that the Fencer was unstable sometimes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAgzkRUqu6c&t=16s

Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #36 on: 25 July 2019, 19:06:14 »
Hi Kiyo,

Congratulations, impressive model and detailing. As Ron already has posted: lovely lake, superb for sailing model boats!

Kind regards

Arno

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #37 on: 26 July 2019, 13:56:58 »
Hi Arno;
 I am so happy with your cordial comment as well as translation of Italian.
And also I am happy with the lake where is my sailing RC ships and cruising RC cars.

Best regards
Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer,Cal38 5-inchers
« Reply #38 on: 28 July 2019, 02:43:16 »
Hi all;
Here you see are the pics of Cal38 single mount 5-inchers.
I used snap- hook for traversing gun platform and the gun
barrel is able to elevate on the kit basis.

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Re: HMS Fencer armed with 20mmAAG
« Reply #39 on: 30 July 2019, 09:05:57 »
Hi all;
Here you see are the photos of Oerlikon 20mmAAGs.
The parts are so small that it took lots of time for assmbly.
23 sets of guns were built and installed along the both sides
of hull.



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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #40 on: 30 July 2019, 12:56:21 »
Very nice work!

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #41 on: 30 July 2019, 14:00:57 »
Hi Charles;
Thank you so much for a kind comment on my works.

Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #42 on: 30 July 2019, 15:41:46 »
This has been a very  good build log and the model is superb. Can I enquire about the AA guns? Did you make them yourself?

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #43 on: 31 July 2019, 09:13:27 »
Hi karlgalster;
Thanks a lot for your compliment and an enquiry about 20AAGs.
These guns are fundamentally built from kit parts with some home-made parts
like arm rests and their handles,as they are toooo small to build for my poor skill
using tweezers.
No1;shows  main kit parts.
No2;shows 0.2mm brass wire coiled to make the rings for arm rests.
No3;shows the rings cut into halves to be arm rests.
No4;shows a kit furnished sighting device which is toooo small. See a 6mm BB pellet for reference.
No5;shows the guns with sighting device.
No6;shows the cradles and mounts for the guns.
No7;shows the final assembly of the gun.

Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer armed with Bofors 40mm AAGs
« Reply #44 on: 03 August 2019, 01:47:59 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are pics of Bofors 40mm twin AAgun mounts.
It was easier a little bit to assemble as they were a little bit larger than
Oerlikon 20mm AAGs.
No1;shows the Fencer under fitting with the guns in my tiny "naval arsenal".
No2/3;show the guns with sighting devices.
No4;shows handrails set on the platforms.
No5/6/7;show the guns installed on the proper positions.