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Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer's handmade paravanes
« Reply #195 on: 16 June 2020, 08:45:34 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
Here you see today are the pics of handmade paravanes.
 1;Handmade paravanes
2/3;The paravane installed on the fore  starboard
4;Another paravane on the fore portside
5;"Enemy torpedo,port ! Hard aport ,quickly !!!" ::DD
« Last Edit: 16 June 2020, 08:54:10 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer's rear flagstaff
« Reply #196 on: 21 June 2020, 03:13:43 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
Today's photos are the rear flagstaff set on a handmade chock.
1;A crew is waving his hand to let me know the absense of important flagstaff.!! ;D
2;Started making a chock to begin with.
3;Completed as shown.
4/5;The flagstaff was built on the chock as shown.
6;The white ensign was raised up.!
7;And HMS Fencer could be commissioned formally and sailing on the water with the flag
  flying proudly.... ;D :D
« Last Edit: 21 June 2020, 05:22:30 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer in mothballs released for saling
« Reply #197 on: 24 June 2020, 08:54:23 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
She has beeeen put in mothballs for nearly 9 months on her bed,partly because gigantic typhoons
and partly because new corona virus. 8) >:( >:D
From this month,we are allowed to go outside,especially to be able to go far beyond the prefectural
borders.This is because I have started to prepare for sailing of HMS Fencer sleeping deeply on her bed
for 9 months.!!! Moreover,it is already entering the best season in a year for sailing a model ship/! :-[
The photos are the conditions of checking the Fencer after drawing her from the bed.
1;She has been  sleeping silently for 9 months. ;)
2;Then she was drawn on to the work desk.
3/4/5;She receives a check on the hull and flight deck briefly.
« Last Edit: 24 June 2020, 09:01:15 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer like an USN attack carrier
« Reply #198 on: 28 June 2020, 01:45:49 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
Today's photos are HMS Fencer loaded and placed with 20 Sea fires like an USN largescale attack carrier. ;D
According to my own information on real HMS Fencer,fully loaded number of planes are 21 though I loaded
20 fighters this time,another 1 Sea fire not assembled yet. ;)
Of course,I will not load the 20 planes when actually sailing,as it will surely be troublesome to operate
her on the site.  ;)

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Re: HMS Fencer in mothballs released to sail
« Reply #199 on: 30 June 2020, 04:59:31 »
Hi all the Rc ship captains;
I have checked her the inside of hull if she works normally as done in last September,
as she has beeeen sleeeping for such a long time on the bed proper to her,due to corona virus and typhoons. 8)
The result is OK with the simulated engine sound and smoke genaration. :grin1: :-
1;Opened the deck hatches for checking the inside
2;Both main motor and bilge pump motor worked well.
3;Rudder linkage operated normally.
4;Various ballasts ,grey ones are the basic ballasts and the rest for minor adjustment
   depending on the wave conditions and so forth.Basic ballasts are 9.6kgs
5;Inside of hull lookig to the stern direction.Right silicon tube is for a drain from the bilge pump.
6;The same as above looking to the bow direction.The ballasts are put on the platform about
   5 cms below the planned waterline.
7;Switch on and digital volt meter is diplayed as shown which is clearly seen from "the captain" at
some meters away from her when passing closely. :D
8;And switch off with everything done as expected with success. ::DD
« Last Edit: 30 June 2020, 10:55:04 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #200 on: 01 July 2020, 17:27:19 »
Hi Kiyoshi
Looking good as always, the more I see of your work the more I am impressed, we are the same can now get on the water a little, but not together in a group. all we need is good weather
Happy sailing
keep up the good work
 Ron

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #201 on: 02 July 2020, 12:32:44 »
Me too, I am always following this thread with great pleasure and admiration.
Keep posting, Kiyoshi  ^^^

Dany

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #202 on: 02 July 2020, 13:01:25 »
Hi Ron;
Thank you so much for a complimentary comment on my work of HMS Fencer. :grin1:
This kit of the large hull is so awesome that a modeller could do anything on her if he should  intend
to do so depending on his ideas, passion and time.
However,the weather is out of our control,,,, :-X :-\
Surely, a model ship is largely dependent on the weather. :-\
Kiyoshi

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #203 on: 02 July 2020, 14:31:46 »
Hi Dany;
Thanks a lot for your compliments and encouragement as well. :grin1:
I'll try to post such threads as to be worthy of doing so here on a great forum.
Kiyoshi
1;Ripping the wave with the bow...
2;She is in a hurry for the operation theater... ::DD

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Re: HMS Fencer's smoking test before sailing
« Reply #204 on: 05 July 2020, 02:52:02 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
The smoking test was done successfully,despite a long interval,the smoking device worked
normally.
1;Smoking from the portside funnel.An enough amount of smoke was generated.
2;The starboard
3;Both sides  A huge amount of smoke filled my tiny hobby room in some ten seconds! GEHHO GEHHO
   help me! :D ;D The thick smoke looked like the fog in London,though I haven't been there before,,, ;D
4/5;Actual smoking scenes on the launching day made 2 years ago.
« Last Edit: 05 July 2020, 08:58:50 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer put on the riggings
« Reply #205 on: 08 July 2020, 05:00:14 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
I added minimum riggings to the island structure to get more scale realism.
1;The island structure has been contrived to detach into 3 pieces for the convenience of   transportation,maintenance,storage and further refits. This time , I detached for rigging work.
2;Very tiny handmade parts were installed along the yard.
3/7;completed as shown,this is a minimom rigging for the island structure.
    I am reluctant generally to apply the rigging itself as rigging is thought to invite some trouble when operating the ship on the site and easy maintenance work at my hobby room. :o
That's why "minimum" which I think will not possibly generate such troubles.
   

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Re: HMS Fencer's radar post detailed up
« Reply #206 on: 10 July 2020, 04:53:57 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
Here are the pics of the fore radar detailed a little with a ladder and two tension wires. The wires are so thin that they may be hardly seen in the pics...? ;)
« Last Edit: 10 July 2020, 04:57:26 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer 's elastic aerial lines installed
« Reply #207 on: 13 July 2020, 13:15:08 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
I added two aerial lines on starboard as seen below.
These lines are made of threads and rubber threads to avoid a breakage of the yard
by unintentional touch of the lines by hand or arm when operating the ship
at the site of sailing or at my hobby room.
The lines are so elastic, and detachable for easy maintenance of the model.
Moreover,the lines are always kept tensional due to rubber thread. :D
1;Elastic lines by rubber partly used . :grin1:
2/6;Two aerial lines extended between the yard of island structure and the
 small mast.
« Last Edit: 13 July 2020, 14:48:15 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer's life boats fixed with belts
« Reply #208 on: 15 July 2020, 03:52:10 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
The motor whaleboats and life cutters are fixed with the belts as shown
as per the plan in the kit.
These photos are the boats on the starboard.
1/4;Life cutter
5/8;Mortor whaleboat

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Re: HMS Fencer's port whaleboat strapped with a belt
« Reply #209 on: 17 July 2020, 08:34:53 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
This time,port whaleboat was strapped with a belt to add more scale realism
as shown below.
This kind of detail-up work could be afforded due to a spare time born by corona virus,, :-X  If I did not have such time,I would never have done the work. :D