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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:32 pm 
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Thank you guys for your very nice and welcome comments.

I apologise for how long this model is taking and the time between posts, but I will make progress and your patience is greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:11 pm 
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Thank you guys for your very nice and welcome comments.

I apologise for how long this model is taking and the time between posts, but I will make progress and your patience is greatly appreciated.

Andrew
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Andrew, I read everything here tonight, from the beginning.
This is wonderful and amazing, good work. It is a pleasure to read and see everything.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:13 am 
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Well, its been a long time between drinks but had a good weekend in the shed. Doesn't look like much progress, but I have finally finished dressing the 16 missile launch tubes!!! :woo_hoo: 346 parts in total. Believe it or not, but this was a real mental challenge to finish the tubes.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:43 pm 
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They look great. Nicely done! :thumbs_up_1: I love the Soviet/Russian ships.


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Thanks Bob :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:25 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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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:31 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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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:28 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


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Cheers Scott, baby steps right now :smallsmile: :smallsmile:

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:24 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:03 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.

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

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Cheers Mick :wave_1: :wave_1:

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Great to see more progress on Varyag Andrew. You're doing well mate. Scott


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Thanks for the kind words Scott :thumbs_up_1:

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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.

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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:


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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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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.

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