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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:20 pm 
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New iteration of the four bladed prop. I learn something with each one! I'll pitch and polish this one and see how it "feels"

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:09 pm 
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Latest prop iteration installed after pitching. My greatest respect to the experts at constructing these!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:47 pm 
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Great job, Tom! Not easy to manufacture.. The rendering is magnificent. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:04 pm 
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Thank you Pascal. This is my fourth try at this! I might or might not try for a fifth as I have learned a lot! The stern post is currently pinned in place allowing prop swap.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:10 pm 
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Mostly I have been busy working with a 3D design program called Design Sparks Mechanical and learning how to do some basic 3D evolutions.

However here is the installed Paravane Cranes on the boat deck.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:35 am 
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Very successful, not much space to put the paravane in the water. These decks were really very congested...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:30 am 
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Yes I am amazed by how closely packed these ships were and how complex all the evolutions were for hoisting away all the boats. Required a very highly drilled crew! Sometimes there was so little deck space available that a change of command ceremony was conducted in the small space between the two fan units on the boat deck, right in front of the bridge. Sometimes the clearances wore down to inches rather than feet. So far if there is a square cm open on the deck of the model, I've forgotten something! Certainly not the wast open spaces of a battleship's holystoned teak deck!

I have been experimenting with 3D design and I think I can have some minor success with this, but this ship will be 100% scratchbuilt using the "old ways". Currently I am working on a 20 mm (single) Orlikon and have it up to the top of the pedestal so far. I think (hope) that this will print ok in 1:120.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:48 am 
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Tom,

Paravane crane looks good! Your deck space is getting sparse - I wouldn't have wanted to stand a mid-watch out there!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:52 pm 
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Hank:

Perhaps it will be done when I run out of deck and bulkhead space. In the book "Away All Boats", an officer or two took a tumble at night over a cable or cleat. Organizing the disembark met of troops had to be carefully orchestrated. I imagine they were brought up to stations after the boats were lowered or slung overboard.

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The year 2020 seems to be best navigated to avoid rocks and shoals with somewhat low expectations. I ordered A Phrozen 4k printer, which after a lot of PO shipping confusion, I picked up today, however the resin was apparently shipped separately? Given the trouble snagging this from big blue and white I don't expect to see the resin. Living at the end of a long supply chain has it's pleasures and snags.

I saw one model (The Australian Navy "yacht") where some decent lettering was done by cricut stenciling. A lot of my LCVP's had large enough letters to possibly avail of this. Maybe...

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Yesterday I attached the forward Kingposts and rigged lines to the winches. Have to add a couple of preventers to each boom, these take a while to rig, producing the multi sheave blocks, running the lines and then reaching into the spiderweb to mount them.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:26 pm 
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..however the resin was apparently shipped separately?


Congratulation! :thumbs_up_1:

Yes that was the case when I bought my Photon S.

Frozen resin seems difficult to find at the moment in Europe and expensive, I had to pre-order it.

https://www.3djake.com/phrozen/aqua-resin-grey-4k

https://phrozen3d.com/collections/refer ... in-phrozen

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I found I was supposedly able to order it directly from Phrozen, but whether they actually ship it is another question. Shipping was more than the resin!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:33 pm 
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Snowy day so got some ship work done. The Cargo rigging is mostly done (whew) though working inside the resulting spiderwebb can be interesting. Did manage to knock a sky lookout off it's base but an easy repair.

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Deck space becoming even sparser!

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Tom,

You're doing a great job there! And running out of space at the same time. Really looking superb!

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Builder's yard:
USS PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38) Late '40 1:200
USS STODDARD (DD-566) 66-68 1:144
Finished:
USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) 67-69 1:200
USN Sloop/Ship PEACOCK (1813) 1:48
ROYAL CAROLINE (1748) 1:47
AVS (1768) 1:48


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