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Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #60 on: 24 August 2019, 16:08:09 »
No1;The ballast I am using. A total of about 14kgs are put in the hull to keep  stable
on the water.
No2;This is the designed/planned draft line,but actual draft is set to close to 2cm higher for
compromising between a good appearance and stability on the water.
No3;This is the actual draft which is about 2cm higher than designed draft line.
A countermeasure I am using for low CG is only to deepen the draft more than planned
line,but practically compromisable result for me between a good appearance on the water and stability has been obtained.

I hope these pics will be of some reference for you.
Kiyo

Offline karlgalster

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #61 on: 25 August 2019, 13:41:34 »
Hi Kiyoshi

Many thanks for your detailed response. You say you are 2 cm deeper in the water to achieve better stability - model still looks very good on the water. Once again well done.

Robin Lee

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #62 on: 26 August 2019, 12:52:57 »
Hi Robin;
Thank you for your response including a compliment on my model ship.
By the way,I am supposed to apply another method to lower the CG in order to
limit the draft line to 1cm deeper from planned line.
The method is well-known and simple to apply for a model ship.
The result and information will be reported here in the near future.

Kiyo

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer installed with motor whale boats and cutters
« Reply #63 on: 27 August 2019, 07:43:12 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the motor whale boats and the cutters.
Two of each are installed along the both sides of hull.
No1/2/3;The whale boats installed along the both sides of hull.
No4;My tiny "naval arsenal"was so crowded with many small parts of the boats and cutters
      ready for installation.
No5/6/7;The cutters installed alomg the both sides of hull.

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer installed with a main mast
« Reply #64 on: 30 August 2019, 04:44:23 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the pics of the brass etched main mast.
As you see the parts are generally so delicate, and the assembly of the mast
is also very important as to have eye-catching that I built this mast very carefully.


Offline karlgalster

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #65 on: 31 August 2019, 11:10:16 »
Hi Kiyoshi

Nice building job on the mast. Do you intend adding some rigging? If you are to add rigging you need to use very thin thread or nylon.

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #66 on: 31 August 2019, 13:12:52 »
Hi Karlgalstar;
Thank  you so much for your complimentary comment.
Frankly speaking,I am not  scheduled to add rigging at all, as I am intending to
use this vessel as a practically operational model on my local lake.
For this purpose,delicate rigging and arresting wires and their relating parts on the flight deck
are very troublesome to keep on good conditions when actual operation and /or maintenance work
at lake side or at my work room are done.
This model for me has been intended to build originally as practically operating ship on my local lake
regularly throughout  a year.


Kiyo


Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #67 on: 31 August 2019, 14:05:10 »
Hi karlgalster;
This is the very exception,as this is the very symbol of the Royal navy.

Kiyo

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer launching by this tool
« Reply #68 on: 02 September 2019, 12:48:30 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the pics of my launching tool.
This is sooo simple, foldable,easy to make and store in my work room.

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer smoking while sailing
« Reply #69 on: 05 September 2019, 13:20:36 »
Hi all;
I made two funnels after hollowing them out to generate smoking.
1st;hollowed funnels The material is resin.
2nd;installed temporarily  before netted
3rd;covered with net
4th;completed with another part attached
5th;smoking test before final installation to the side of a hull.
6th;actual smoking scene on the launching day and maiden voyage!!

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer leaving Greenock for a special task
« Reply #70 on: 06 September 2019, 03:58:18 »
Hi all;
Here you see are a couple of pics of  HMS Fencer 1/96 from my photo album.
I put a following caption.
"HMS Fencer leaving Greenock silently at dusk for a certain task to the Mediterranean"

Offline Charles Hart

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #71 on: 07 September 2019, 19:12:16 »
Excellent – looks great on the water!

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #72 on: 08 September 2019, 08:28:45 »
Hi Charles;
Thanks a lot for your compliment on my pics.
The following photo I imagine is captioned as follows;
"HMS Fencer coming home at Greenock in the  twilight after successful task was done in the     Mediterranean"

Kiyo

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer painted gray as a base color
« Reply #73 on: 09 September 2019, 13:09:16 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of HMS Fencer painted gray as a base color.
The most troublesome was to prepare for the circumstances suitable for painting
this large hull for my narrow garden.

Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer drawn a draft line
« Reply #74 on: 11 September 2019, 00:47:18 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of a draft line drawn using some gauges as shown below.
These  gauges were indipensable to hold the hull horizontally on both pitch-axis and roll-axis
for drawing precise lines on the long hull.
1st;clinometer
2nd;levels with pitch-axis and roll-axis
3rd;a level put on the central part of the hull
4thl;whole image kept on fully horizontal on the table just before starting to draw.
5th;measure the height of the line....87mm??
6th;drawing started on the starboard.
7th;starboard line successfuuly met with the portside line at the stern  in one time!!!
I was so happy with this result.