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Offline melbreak

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Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« on: 08 September 2014, 14:43:33 »
Hi All, Newbie here,
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 Can anybody help with my question. Has there been an article , or does anybody know, how to make authentic looking blast bags for my 1/96 scale HMS Amethyst. This has stumped me for ages, what ever I try does not look right!!! HELP. >:( >:( >:(

Thanks
Ron

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Re: Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« Reply #1 on: 08 September 2014, 22:04:45 »
try this method here, this guy uses latex and i think the results are very good.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713545&page=4



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Re: Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« Reply #2 on: 09 September 2014, 06:04:24 »
you might like to ask James...
here in this Forum he is building HMS Suffolk, and used Milliput to make his Blast Bags..  ^^^ ^^^

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=172.msg3832#msg3832
« Last Edit: 09 September 2014, 12:17:58 by colin »

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Re: Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« Reply #3 on: 09 September 2014, 08:20:04 »
As Colin has mentioned- I used milliput for the blast bags on 8 inch turrets. This can be smoothed/sculpted with a bit of water to get the sag/creases. It might be more tricky on a 4 inch twin as the turret back is open, but I think the inside would be relatively hidden once the turret is assembled. To get sharp lines where the bag meets the barrels/turret face, I masked them off with tape, peel the tape off before the putty has dried and you are left with a neater line.

Hope this helps!

James

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Re: Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« Reply #4 on: 09 September 2014, 22:25:27 »
I may be wrong but I didn't think the 4" had blast bags.... :-\
I have seen them with protective covers on the barrels that look like blast bags but they are in
3parts that cover the barrels

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Re: Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« Reply #5 on: 19 September 2014, 11:38:37 »
Hi,   Thanks for the help, I use filler on my 1/700 and 1/350 models, and you are right they do look good when sculpted properly, but I would like to retain the barrel elevation on Amethyst. I will try the latex method next, will update you all.  Thanks
Ron.

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Re: Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« Reply #6 on: 27 September 2014, 08:28:31 »
4" certainly did have blast bags, see HMS Belfast 4" HA LA guns.
My team fire them on a regular basis and they do have canvas blast bags.

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Re: Twin 4 inch Ha Blast Bags
« Reply #7 on: 30 September 2014, 09:58:35 »
Hi Thanks for the update, Still struggling with Banana fingers!!! LOL
Ron