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Offline Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

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Re: HMS Fencer set with the hawses 3
« Reply #105 on: 22 October 2019, 11:29:20 »
Hi all the Rc ship captains;
Here you see today are the pics of the hawse and anchor deck
completed after painting. :grin1:
3rd;This was the sailing while pitching scene on the very rough water for the model boat.
      Watertight procedures are very important when the model ship should encounter
      the scene unfortunately in the sailing. :-\
4th;THis was the scene when HMS Nabob was actually torpedoed at stern by a sub in WW2.
      Quoted from RN research center archive in the internet.
      She returned homebase as she was.! :-[

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Re: HMS Fencer under building to become an aircraft carrier 3
« Reply #106 on: 25 October 2019, 13:53:54 »
Hi all the Rc model ship captains;
Here you see today are the pics of the hull side under building
to be an aircraft carrier.  ::)
Unlike other warships,freeboard of the former cargo liner is originally high and moreover,
hangar set up largely on the hull makes her increase the freeboard much larger.

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Re: HMS Fencer under a rough sailing test
« Reply #107 on: 26 October 2019, 09:44:40 »
Hi all the Rc ship captains;
Here you see are the pics of a sailing test on the rough water for the model ship.
My local sailing waters are so notorious for rough wave due to the north wind
in the winter and I was eager to know how the HMS Fencer would be influenced
by such bad weather for reference to avoid the serious risks.
1st;being launched on the rough water... :-\
2nd;hard pitching continued... >:(
3rd;The bow went below the water level frequently... >:D
4th;Big waves struck the bow and hull repeatedly by which she moved as if she were
     shouting"Help,help ! and stop the sailing right away" >:D
5th;And I gave up to continue the rough sailing with an order"To port immediately !"
  later on,about 1cm high of water could be found in the hull,which was thought
  to come through the back hangar where was some open space for monitering
  the simulated diesel sound.,,,, :-\

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Re: HMS Fencer under building to become an aircraft carrier 4
« Reply #108 on: 29 October 2019, 06:25:25 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
Here are the pics of the flight deck support frames and hull inside.
There are 5 deck hatches on the flight deck and one at stern for the rudder maintenance.
By these hatches,there are no places unable to be  accessible in the hull actually.
In addition,there is a vast space inside the hull where many gimmicks could be set.! ;D
In my case, they are smoking,simulated diesel engine sound and bilge pump.
1st;Underside of forward flight deck support
2nd;Forward deck support frame
3rd;Rear deck support frame
4th;The deck hatches by which easy access could be done anywhere in the hull. :D
5th;Currently,the open space has been closed at under half part against possible incoming water. 8)

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Re: HMS Fencer experienced calm and furious water
« Reply #109 on: 01 November 2019, 12:50:40 »
Hi all the Rc ship captains;
Here you see are the pics of two opposite scenes HMS Fencer experienced
so far,calm and furious water of my local lake.
1st;on the furious water for the model ship,where she repeated hard pitchings,
    The stern seems to sink in some seconds... :'(
2nd,3rd;on the calm water...everythig seems to be  good,,, ;D

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #110 on: 02 November 2019, 11:46:34 »
Hi
 very impressive rough weather pictures, very brave to keep sailing it waves like that, looks just like the pictures of the real ship in bad weather well done
Ron

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Re: HMS Fencer did a very good job..
« Reply #111 on: 02 November 2019, 13:24:54 »
Hi Ron;

Thank you so much for your comment on my posting.
It was really bad weather for the model ship actually,contrary to previous weather forecast. 8)
It became worse and worse  from  the midst of the sailing that continued about 10 minutes.
And i was very anxious about her abnormal and hard pitchings,decided to cancel the test run. :-X
1st;Bad weather different from previous forecast :-X
2nd;Preliminary smoking test was good though a little windy :-*
3rd; Careful checks before starting to a little rough water at this time for testing the smoking
      and simulated engine sound. :'(

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Re: HMS Fencer smoking on the water
« Reply #112 on: 05 November 2019, 08:37:35 »
Hi all the Rc model ship captains;
Here you see today are the pics of smoking scenes on the water, not a tobacco.!
She never smokes tobacco on the ground, but smokes heavily on the water when sailing
as seen below; ;D
Attention to the starboard!

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Re: HMS Fencer loos much better on the water
« Reply #113 on: 08 November 2019, 14:10:54 »
Hi all the RC ship captains;
A model ship ,I think,looks better on the water than on the ground sometimes.
My HMS Fencer is not an exception in this sense. :D
Sailing a model ship on the water is sooo enjoyable once completed  for me.
Why so? Because a RC model ship is built for sailing purpose for me.!! ::DD
4th;"Returnig to Greenock after a special task was done in the Mediterranean theater" ::DD

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Re: HMS Fencer
« Reply #114 on: 10 November 2019, 06:03:14 »
Hello all!
   I am getting ready to pull the trigger and purchase one of Rons HMS Fencer.  One concern I have is the difficulty in stabilizing the ship while under sail.  I was wondering if anyone has given thought to using a removable lead ballast keel, much like you would use on a sailing yacht?  Seems to me that with the majority of the weight well below the waterline stability would be much improved.  Obviously when displayed the keel weight would be removed.
  Thanks for all the great ideas and this thread!

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Re: HMS Fencer in my case
« Reply #115 on: 11 November 2019, 14:09:55 »
Hi Pete;

These are the pics of my HMS Fencer on the latest status,
though still being improved for better stability.
1st;Removal lead ballast totalling to 9.7kgs
     4 pieces of 2cm thick ballast were put on the inside deck
     which was about 1.5cm high from the bilge.
     Planned water line is about 78mm,if my memory is correct.
2nd;inside deck
3rd;Actual water line which is about 8mm deeper than planned line.
      This line is set to secure both  stable sailing and scale appearance
      when sailing.I think the line as the best mix line for my image on this model.
4th/5th;latest images

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f-fI3S6f1E

I am happy if the above will be of some help for you.
Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer waiting for a camo painting
« Reply #116 on: 15 November 2019, 00:18:26 »
Hi all the Rc ship captains;
Here you see today are the pics of HMS Fencer nearly completed before fitting works.
Right after this state,she was applied a fundamental painting of camo colors. ::)
« Last Edit: 15 November 2019, 12:09:19 by Kiyoshi Sekiguchi »

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Re: HMS Fencer in my case
« Reply #117 on: 15 November 2019, 16:56:50 »
  Thanks for the info!  I just pulled the trigger and bought one online.  I've built several of Rons kits before, some straight out of the box and some using John Haynes fittings.  All have turned out nice.  I'm sure that this one will as well and equally sure I will have more questions.

  Thanks again!

    Pete

Hi Pete;

These are the pics of my HMS Fencer on the latest status,
though still being improved for better stability.
1st;Removal lead ballast totalling to 9.7kgs
     4 pieces of 2cm thick ballast were put on the inside deck
     which was about 1.5cm high from the bilge.
     Planned water line is about 78mm,if my memory is correct.
2nd;inside deck
3rd;Actual water line which is about 8mm deeper than planned line.
      This line is set to secure both  stable sailing and scale appearance
      when sailing.I think the line as the best mix line for my image on this model.
4th/5th;latest images

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f-fI3S6f1E

I am happy if the above will be of some help for you.
Kiyo

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Re: HMS Fencer under new ballast test
« Reply #118 on: 16 November 2019, 10:49:17 »
Hi all;
These pics show how I did a latest ballast test using lead ingots.
This was done in last Oct and already posted in the same month in detail.
I used a swimming pool for my grandsons. :D

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Re: HMS Fencer sailing with a simulated diesel engine sound
« Reply #119 on: 18 November 2019, 05:57:21 »
Hi all the Rc ship captains;

Here you see and listen to is a video of HMS Fencer 1/96.
The sound is that of simulated diesel engine,though actual ship
was equipped with a steam turbine engine. :D
Please enjoy the sound with a higher volume. :o

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvY8JFrqUyM&t=52s