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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:42 pm 
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Happy new year Will, wow have to agree your destroyer has sure come along, how more more detailing is there to do, will look awesome sitting in the water,

Tony from SE/QLD


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:22 am 
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HI Will well ive found your build an it looks great an you say you are a novice lord knows what you will be like when you get to be an exspert this is a very good build so far as ive only read your first page as my pc went down again due to low megabyte an its now came back up dam nuisance but got to live with it im afraid anyway im now gonna work on my tiger as the time is goin like wonoo I will have a look tonight at the rest of your build nice one :thumbs_up_1:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:53 am 
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HI Will again lookin at your lovely model I see that she has portholes did you fit glass in them as ive got a lot to fit in my tiger an wondering the best way to go on this ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:43 pm 
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Hello Chris,
the portholes are brass and each came with a plastic insert, so you can paint it and once done, insert the plastic piece easily. They come in a range of diameters. Not sure where you are in the world, but I imported some from Croppers Models in the UK and from Float a Boat in Victoria, Australia. I am pretty sure any reputable model boat shop should have them. I had a go at making my own, but with time constraints, they were an easy, relatively cheap and nice looking addition,
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englishgunner wrote:
Hello Chris,
the portholes are brass and each came with a plastic insert, so you can paint it and once done, insert the plastic piece easily. They come in a range of diameters. Not sure where you are in the world, but I imported some from Croppers Models in the UK and from Float a Boat in Victoria, Australia. I am pretty sure any reputable model boat shop should have them. I had a go at making my own, but with time constraints, they were an easy, relatively cheap and nice looking addition,
Cheers, Will


HI Will im in the UK many thanks for the info on the portholes cheers I will have a look around :thumbs_up_1:
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 5:15 pm 
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Hello all,
I have been doing lots of small additions but have now nearly finished the search light tower. I probably committed a faux pas in that I only super glued the brass cage together. It seems very strong, but if anyone has done this or knows it will not stand the test of time as soldering certainly would please let me know....I used packing tape again for the canvas, it seems to do the job, and I put a LED light inside for a bit of fun,
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englishgunner wrote:
Hello all,
I have been doing lots of small additions but have now nearly finished the search light tower. I probably committed a faux pas in that I only super glued the brass cage together. It seems very strong, but if anyone has done this or knows it will not stand the test of time as soldering certainly would please let me know....I used packing tape again for the canvas, it seems to do the job, and I put a LED light inside for a bit of fun,
cheers, Will

HI Will you say that you have only super glued the brass cage together well it should be ok as I made up the big radar on a type 42 HMS EDINBURGH from brass rod an supergluded it togeather an 20 yrs on its still ok as a freind of mine bought her an I see her quite often an that has not fallen to bits mind you I live in the uk where here its not so hot as oz but I think it will be ok
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:48 pm 
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Thanks Chris,
that does give me confidence.
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I have completed both funnel caps, using brass wire and superglue, they turned out better than I thought they would. Photographs really bring out the imperfections, I had to tidy up my searchlight canvassing after veiwing the images.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:42 pm 
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Hello all,
a bit more progress on my ship - I picked it up and turned it around. The photos really bring out the wobbly porthole installation!
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A bit more than that. I started on installing the propshafts - I have made a bit of a mess as the shafts I bought are really too long (500mm) but I can make them fit; I will just have to do a lot of bracing within the hull to stop them vibrating. Alot of resin and body filler and you wont notice anything, I am sure.
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I am also finishing of the aft deck. I am making the majority of the interior accessible by having most of the deck lifting off. I will use magnets to keep them in place. I think that will work and am not sure if that has been done before or it is works. All the best,
Cheers, Will


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:36 pm 
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HI will, hope you are safe out of arms reach with this virus, wow you V&W class destroyer is coming along nicely, what is the pans for the deck are you going to add wood decking and hand rails, look forward to seeing more progress pics.

Haven't done any more work on cutting out the next lot of bulkheads for my ship build , can't tonight have a branch meeting to go to for our Federal MP for Blair Shayne Neumann.


Very over cast wet weekend coming up, hope to work on the layout modules in the garage.

Take care Tony


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:30 am 
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HI Will the ship looks great an plenty of detail to see an regards your wobbly porthole installation!
well they look ok to me as ive still got to fit about a hundred portholes in my tigers hull an i had a look at croppers models for the portholes an yes in brass an with the glass they look great but they are to dear for me so ive bought plastic portholes an im fittin in me own glass .But back to your model its a thumbs up from me
ATB chris from uk


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:28 am 
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Thanks chaps,
I am really happy now that I have started cutting holes in my hull (if that makes sense). The deck is steel and will be grey along with the brown anti-slip paint you can see on other bits of the deck, Tony There is alot of detail to put on the deck, so that should be fun. Your ship is looking the part, its a big one, what are you going to use to paint it? Will that be hard given your build material.
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My model has just over a hundred portholes Chris, I love the croppers ones, they look so good and have the little glass insert. I bought them over a twelve month period from England and am glad I did even though they are not 100% accurate - I think a good or bad porthole can make or break a model. I look forward to seeing yours - given your skills displayed so far it will not be a problem for you at all I am sure.
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I finally got my custom made rudder delivered and installed - Rus FRENCH from Defence Model Supplies, Uralla NSW, built it for me and it is fantastic, will have an image soon,
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All the best is these weird and confining times...
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Hello all, I am still picking away at my ship when I can. I am now going to fibreglass the interior of the hull, put some steel bracing in and add some ballast. A local museum owner, Rick, who is a genius with metal very kindly cast twenty lead ingots for me to install as ballast. Total weight of them is 20kg, so I will cut them to fit at the lowest level, right next to the keel, and seal them in with fibre glass resin. I will obviously have to float the hull and get the weight right and so she sits level. I was worried what I was going to do and Rick provided the answer for me. It will add a lot of weight and I am toying with installing half, leaving other half able to be removed; adding steel rods along the keel etc. All the deck bits are stting on the charge room desk asking to be knocked off by one of my many children....If anyone has any advice with the photos attached please do so!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:09 am 
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Will,

I built a 4.5m long type 42 destroyer in 1/32nd for a successful attempt on the Guinness world record for distance travelled in 24 hours in 2002 as seen here with my main helpers. The model weighed over 300lbs when ballasted down on the water but I did not fix any ballast in it permanently, preferring to use 6 pint milk containers filled with gravel which fitted neatly in the spaces between the internal plywood keel and bulkheads. I would strongly advise against permantely fixing any of the ballast in the hull as it will make it more difficult to move the model around and substantially increase the risk of causing damage to the model or the surroundings. Keep in mind also that there will eventually be a lot of delicate fittings like guard railings on the finished model that can easily be knocked off if the model is too unwieldy when putting it in the water etc. The second photo shows how I cut hand holds in some of the bulkheads so that there was no need to hold the outside of the model when lifting it from its trailer and taking it into the water.

I would also suggest that you would be best to get all of the practicalities of fitting the RC gear sorted and working before doing much more to the inside of the hull as coming back to it later on may need you to undo much of your good work so far. Have you sorted what motors you are going to use and how they will be mounted and where you will put batteries and Speed controllers? Similarly for the rudder and steering servo and also the receiver. Sorting these now while you have as much access to the interior as possible will avoid any problems later.


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Many thanks for the sound advice. I loose fitted some of the ballast that would be needed and my goodness it was extremely heavy and yes I would definitely damage it trying to move it. I live in a remote rural area with no real water nearby and it will spend 99.9% of its time out of the water so I will definitely not fix any ballast permanently. Its for that reason too that I havent really done much to install any of the radio gear and just been enjoying the detailing. But you are right and I need to address the running gear. I will fibre glass the entire interior, and install the rudder servo and motors, and work out what batteries I can put in and then ballast. The motors I have were recommended by someone sailing a similar sized vessel and he said they do just fine. The lead ballast should be really good as its low as you can go in the hull and there is alot of weight up top.
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