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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Hi guys,

well... Me, my hull, my superstructure, and my workshop have all been in separate places of late. Tonight is the first night that we have all been together in quite some time :)    so.. I finally was able to put all the painted fittings on the deck:

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Traci discovered that I didn't carry the Black pattern up far enough on this one.. hopefully that'll get fixed tomorrow

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heres all the stuff that is awaiting painting... (thankfully.. I have a beautiful wife that's pretty handy with an airbrush.. and I'm thinking I may just be able to sweet talk her into painting some tomorrow)

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and finally, all the stuff positioned on the model.  

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thanks for looking in!
Brad


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:30 pm 
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Hello all,
been a while, but I'm back at the Alaska- hoping to finish her soon. This week I made the Mk37 directors..

I started out by hollowing out the directors- Might not save a crazy amount of weight, but.. every little bit helps down the line.

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made the portion of the support for the radar that you see here. I use the piece in Scale shipyards photoetched Mk12/22 set- but cut away the leg portion, replacing it with .020 legs.

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then move on to placing all the supports:

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after this is all done, I built up the radar screens:

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and then installed them on the directors:

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and here it is, sitting on its barbette- which needed a visor installed over the peep holes. (which for some reason looks HUGE in this picture...)

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well- thats it for now- thanks for looking in!
BRad


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:28 pm 
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Brilliant! :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Hey guys,
Made a little progress- not a whole lot, the ice onthe lakes has been awful still- which seriously cuts into any free time I may have. but, did get these few items done.

first- the shell collection bins for the some of the aft 40mm tubs. these where pretty complex, as part of them are curved to match the gun sheilds:

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Heres the radio antenna trunks- kinda of a neat little part- I had fun making this one:

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and finally- the boat crane stowage cradle (and the boat crane itself- dont think ive put a picture of that up yet either)

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and last- a sunset from the other night. hope that spring may actually be coming

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thanks for looking in
Brad


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Red sky at night, sailor's delight!

Nice work!

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Hey guys,
so I decided I needed to move in a little different direction, the Mk-8 Radar for the MK38 Directors seemed like a good choice. I tried to scratchbuild one for my Indiana, and while I was happy with it... I felt I could do better. so this is the second generation.

first off, I had to make a template for drilling all the holes in the faceplate

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then here it is after I installed all the brass rod pieces

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and then putting the something in the middle to support the waveguides

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and then finally a more finished look

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still have a little bit to do... but I thought Id share while I actually have the internet service to do so.
thanks for looking in
Brad


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:33 pm 
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Lovely. Thanks for taking us to school, Brad!

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