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Topic review - 1/72 Scratchbuild Slava Class Cruiser
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Caught up with Andrew at the 2017 TF72 regatta....we got some awesome weather to play with ships in here are a few pix of USS California escorting Varyag and Carl's Frunze.... :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:47 am
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looking good mate :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:

don't forget to fit some bollards (pinned) fore and aft so you can moor her! (or are Soviet ships "him"..... :heh: )

Cheers Bruce

PS: The full size ship is on the cover of Australian Warship magazine issue 97 I saw at newsagency today....
Post Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:54 am
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Nice model Andrew. Very good my friend. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:32 pm
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Hi All,

I have managed ti make some progress at last, heading towards the TF 72 regatta on 25th November !

The missile gantries are now fully attached to the forward deckhouse and the starboard launchers are now attached.

Foremast has been repaired and is actually fitted for a rotating top plate :thumbs_up_1:

Internal illumination is fitted and the nav lights are operational.

Next step is to complete the port side launchers and to finish the fordeck painting beneath the missile gantries and to finish installing the bridge deck and foremast. Still a long way to go, but she will be recognisable at the regatta as a Slava!

Enjoy the pics.

Andrew


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:00 am
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That's a bummer, but you'll have the experience from the first time to make it better and maybe a bit faster.

Nice project as a whole too...
Post Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:27 am
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I went back to assess the damage, and it is not as bad as I had thought.

I will need to re make most of the fore mast. But, If I am honest with myself, I was never really happy with it as it was. The superstructure is not too bad and it seems to have broken into logical pieces. I can now re paint the modules, finalise the glazing and re assemble. So all in all, not too bad.

Andrew
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:33 am
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Hi All,

Bit of a significant set back today :mad_1: :mad_1: main superstructure block was knocked off the bench on to a hard concrete floor!!!!!!


Will do a repair assessment after I have cooled down :Oops_1:

Andrew


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Post Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:30 am
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I love the old Soviet ships and you're doing a magnificent job on this one. Soviet ship superstructures have lots of compound angles which make modelling a challenge and you're doing a nice job of capturing them. Love the nicely done hand rungs on the side of the missile support structure.

I'm looking forward to seeing more! Thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:17 pm
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After a second Sunday in a row in the shed :woo_hoo:

Centre superstructure is ready for the tower - Awful print of the base perimeter is there just to test the fit. Fitted first time, very happy about that. The CIWS deck is now secured to the lower supporting structure. The CIWS and Drum Tilt are just placed for now. Beginning to make some decent progress now.

Enjoy

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Andrew
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:18 am
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Thanks for the kind words Scott :thumbs_up_1:

Andrew
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:16 am
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Great to see more progress on Varyag Andrew. You're doing well mate. Scott
Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:22 pm
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Cheers Mick :wave_1: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:51 am
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Looking good mate
Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:18 am
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Hi All,

A Little more work done Varyag. The base of the main, or aft, tower is coming along now. The Drum Tilt radar platforms - grey pieces forward, were 3D printed, as were the CIWS platform support structures. The main superstructure blocks are in place, ready for the radar tower its self. I intend to print the radar tower, probably in two pieces.

Enjoy :wave_1: :wave_1:


(please excuse the eraser on the CIWS deck, need it there as a counter balance until everything is secured. :whistle: )

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:03 am
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Hi All,

Started moving on to the superstructure directly aft of the foremast. Below you will see the small deckhouse that is located directly aft of the foremast. I'm not quite sure, but I believe that this deck house contains a number of intake fans as there are large intake vents on all three exposed sides. I have recently seen a photo that shows a wooden decktread on top of the deckhouse, hence the plank effect that is visible. Excuse the over extrusion, I will fix that in the final version.

The photos show how you can get a really "nice" fit for parts that you want to insert, usung a 3D printer. (please excuse the black paint smudges too, decided I will not use a black background behind the grills in the final version.

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Andrew
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Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:24 pm
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Cheers Scott, baby steps right now :smallsmile: :smallsmile:
Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:38 am
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Top bit of work there Andrew :thumbs_up_1: 3D printing is getting huge in our hobby. You and Rob will be at the forefront of this skill set. Well done. Scott
Post Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:28 am
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Well, continuing with the 3D printing inspiration from a fellow TF 72 member, I have drawn and printed the upper foremast and "top plate" radar mast.

It took me a while, as the base had to be hand fitted and took a number of prototpypes to get the fit just right to the existing mast. When you draw and make things digitally you do see the "previous errors of your ways :whistle: "

The parts look a bit "stripy" in this photo, but they do clean up rather nicely, and without too much work. I am currently using HIPS, but pretty soon will experiment with some ABS.

The aim is to have the radar rotate, but I have to create a plan and then make some mods to the internals of the foremast.

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Andrew
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Post Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:31 am
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Port and Stbd missile tubes and carriage now complete; port andStbd Nav lights wired in and operational.

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Upper portion of the foremast printed (3D) (prototype standard only just yet), on emore platform to add. The Top Plate radar assembly is ready, (Top Plate files courtesy of a fellow TF 72 club member)

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Andrew
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:25 am
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Thanks Bob :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:33 pm

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