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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #75 on: 11 September 2019, 17:18:20 »
Hi Kiyoshi
This is all very useful information on how you built your model. I do something similar for marking the waterline (there is nothing worse than a water line which is not level particularly around the stern or at the bow where the hull shape is difficult mark on) but I am not too confident in the flatness of the surface I use to move the marking pencil support on. Do you have a very flat table top to use or have you something more professional you have access to?
Robin

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #76 on: 12 September 2019, 13:00:30 »
Hi Robin;
Thank you so much for your comment and question.
I do not have something special for this kind of works other than a dining table
which has a 1.8m long one piece solid wood top as seen below.
The surface is comparatively smooth enough to move the pencil base on.
I felt that building a FRP hull as precisely and symmetrically as possible was
so important to draw a crisp line around the hull.

Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #77 on: 12 September 2019, 17:50:48 »
Hi Kiyo

I use a very old dining room table - made about 1933 of oak. Its just something I inherited. Our actual dining room table would be strictly out of bounds for model making  >:D.

From your photos your dining room table looks of very good quality. Ideal for marking waterlines .... you must be very persuasive!

Robin

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #78 on: 13 September 2019, 13:06:05 »
Hi Robin;
How I envy you with your very rare and traditional dinig room table
made about 86 years ago !!,which must be a kind of artistic curio worthy to
possess and inherit for many years to come.

Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer painted in red below the waterline
« Reply #79 on: 14 September 2019, 01:25:54 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of HMS Fencer painted in red at underwater part. ::DD
It was so easy job except some disturbing wind sometimes blown through during the work.
1st/2nd;painting finished
3rd;dryng in the shade
4th/5th;masking film removed
No special problems found fundamentally.

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Re: HMS Fencer aiming for a better stability on the water
« Reply #80 on: 15 September 2019, 06:32:58 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of new ballast aimed for an adequate draft close to planned water line
and a better stabiity on the water.
For these purpose,I finally prepared for 4 pieces of lead ingots,each of  which was 2cm high and 30cm long, totalling to 9.7kgs in all.The height and weight are very important to get a well stability for the   hull, and 2cm height can be kept in the hull below the water line by which better stability could be possibly secured.
Moreover,this could also be expected with less weight of ballast as well.!! ;D
This means actual water line could be expected to come near the planned line in the DEANS plan. ;D
1st;9.7kgs  lead ingots in 4pcs
2nd;covered completely with film for RC plane to prevent the lead poisoning
3rd;painted in gray for a good appearance
4th;adhered with non-slip rubber to prevent from moving inside the hull
5th;This sealed battery could be a part of ballast weighing 2.7kgs.
6th;These are the adjusting ballast weighing 1.2kgs in all

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Re: HMS Fencer Done it on experiment !
« Reply #81 on: 16 September 2019, 02:23:54 »
Hi all;
I have succeeded in getting both purposes of a good stability and a nearly  precise water line
close to DEANS plan with reduces weight of ballast, though on the experiments in a small pool,
 using thin lead ingots mentioned above. ;D
1st;experimental pool for originally for grandkids,overall length is 2.3m.
2nd;set  in the "dock" just before water injection.
3rd;water injection started !
4th;HMS Fencer floated in a good stability and reasonable water line  after some adjustment
    of ballast.I pushed the deck slightly for several times to check the the movements of hull,
   and she showed a good resilience that could be said againt some breeze sometimes blowing
   this day. ::DD
5th; The ballast was OK with 2 pieces of ingots totalling to 4.8kgs except a battery and some adjustig     ballast. Total ballast will be 8.1kg. Present total ballast is about 13 kgs normally and so she succeeded in
slimming largely this time with a good proportion of body.! ;D
6th;improved water line at stern ,about 5mm deeper than planned line
7th;the  same at the bow.
The next will be an actual test run on the water to confirm if she maneuvers well as a scale model
even on the water.  :-\

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Re: HMS Fencer?sufficient space for ballast secured
« Reply #82 on: 17 September 2019, 08:59:49 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of the ballast space totaling to 70 cm long and more.
1st;shows the bow direction
2nd;stern direction
 Sufficient space is secured due to the hull shape originally designed as a cargo liner.
That'all for today.

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Re: HMS Fencer applied with a first camo colour
« Reply #83 on: 18 September 2019, 12:37:09 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of the first camo colour applied to HMS Fencer.
Masking was a little easy.

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Re: HMS Fencer added with 2nd camo color
« Reply #84 on: 20 September 2019, 06:36:02 »
Hi all;

Here you see today are the photos of the 2nd camo colour applied to the hull
as seen below.
By this addition of the colour,an atmosphere as a WW2 Royal navy ship seems to be generated,,,??
The camo paintings were fundamentally based on DEANS colour scheme in the instruction manuals
except colour manufacturer.

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Re: HMS Fencer finished with a 3-coloured camo hull
« Reply #85 on: 21 September 2019, 02:32:55 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of a hull fully finished with  3-colours as per DEANS colour scheme. ::DD

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Re: HMS Fencer painted around fore deck and quarter deck
« Reply #86 on: 22 September 2019, 00:23:10 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of the fore -deck,quarter- deck and screw prop
painted with due colours. ::)

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Re: HMS Fencer painted at side sponsons
« Reply #87 on: Yesterday at 01:00:22 »
Hi all RC ship modellers;
Here you see today are the photos of side sponsons painted with due colour,
which kind of sponsons are very typical of aircraft carriers in general.
I drilled many holes for the stanchions after painting.

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Re: HMS Fencer applied with printed sheet deck
« Reply #88 on: Today at 06:12:58 »
Hi all;
Here you see today are the photos of the flight deck applied with 4- pieces of
printed sheet decks.
The point I felt to do a good work for applying was to locate the each sheet deck
 precisely before applying,to say nothing of cleaning and smoothening the suface of
the deck in advance as well.! ;)
1st;ready for applying the sheet deck after smoothening the surface of the deck
2nd;placed the sheets temporarily for locating precisely with adhesive paper tape to fix to the deck
 at cut lines....Seen something white across the deck.
3rd;The application over with success! ::DD