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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 5:22 pm 
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really a most lovely model--with much fine craftsmanship!

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:19 am 
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Hi Steve,

Really ice to se you yesterday at the Start of Season sail.

HMS Velox certainly handled the gusty conditions better than a lot of other, more modern warships. Here she is passing through the (mobile) harbour.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Many thanks for taking and posting this great photo of HMS Velox at Glasgow. It was good to meet you eventually.

I would start a "1/48th HMS Velox Scratch build" topic, but the model is now three years old and my photographic record of the build was not very detailed. It would not be as interesting to look at/read as this V105 build and there would be huge gaps in the construction process which would just confuse people.

Your picture does not convey how windy it actually was. I saw the harbour jetty in the picture break free from it's moorings three times and turn into a big navigational hazard!

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:03 am 
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Hi all

Although the majority of the deck detail and painting is completed at this stage I still had not completely finished installing the smoke units.
Getting the model to produce a reasonable amount of smoke on the water was all part of bringing the model to life. I had gained some experience in this area when building HMS Velox.
There is insufficient space or buoyancy in the model to install one of the water vapour units so I used the Graupner 6V smoke units, fitting one in each funnel casing.
A small fan is essential to very gently push the smoke out. I made my own fan unit initially but it was amazingly noisy so I replaced it with a 12V laptop cooling fan. This is powered by its own 4.8V supply, and the slight draft from the fan is ducted via 20mm plastic conduit to the funnel bases.
The 6V smoke units work well on 7.2V (producing more smoke) but this will probably invalidate any warranty and I cannot accept any responsibility if you go down this road and burn your model to the waterline! Always use the Graupner smoke oil as anything with a lower flashpoint is dangerous. Bench test everything thoroughly before installing it. Having said all this the smoke units, and there are three in HMS Velox, have been working faultlessly on 7.2V for several years.

Everyone who sees the model sail usually comments at some point on how effective the smoke is, and I have shown the installation diagrams for this equipment for those interested.


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File comment: V105 making smoke. In strong wind no smoke unit is very effective but this set up seems the best.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Hi all

Well this build is rapidly reaching its conclusion.
After the vessel ID number and the draft markings had been added (both self adhesive from BECC) the model was de-dusted and carefully sprayed with dilute polyurethane matt finish varnish. This pulls all the different paint finishes together and makes everything water resistant.
There is very little in the way of “Fancy bits” on these vessels, they were very functional, but I figured the crew would keep the compass binnacle polished, along with the telegraphs and possibly the searchlight bezel.
I have discovered these wonderful, spirit based, gold marker pens made by “Pilot”. They come in three nib sizes and I used one to give the brass colour to these fittings. The gold colour is bright and stays bright as long as you do not varnish over it. They are fantastic for adding gold lines to a model. The silver version is good too.

In my next and concluding post to this build I shall include some more pictures of the completed model both on and off the water.


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File comment: These gold and silver marker pens are easy to use and give a bright, long lasting waterproof finish. Here I have used them on some of my fittings.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:05 pm 
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Nice find on those pens! I might try them on my next full-hull model for the props.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:52 am 
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I forgot to say I also found if you depress the nib (on the larger nib pens) a few times it squirts out a little pool of bright gold. If you do this onto a non absorbent surface, it can then be brush applied to tiny components. Cellulose thinner can be used if the solvent content starts to evaporate off and the gold gets a bit sticky, and for cleaning the pen nibs.
The pens are not that expensive and if you don't like the end result they are quite good for signing Christmas cards!

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:43 pm 
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I'm all ears! :big_grin:

Great results so far, might be using this trick for some stuff as well! Great little ship you built there.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Hi all

Well that just about completes this build. I have attached more pictures of the finished model together with some taken by “marine mole” at a GRMBC model boat event in Glasgow. Here the model was seen by many for the first time, and it was where some of the best "on the water" pictures were taken. Many thanks to "marine mole" for these.

From a model making point I have enjoyed this (my first) on line build a lot, and have appreciated the interest shown and encouraging comments from watchers. If anyone wants close up pictures of particular deck detail to help with their own V105 to V108 build (in what ever scale), please contact me and I will try and help. I would also like to thank the other contributors to this forum who helped such a lot with my initial research for the model.

The next scratch build, (1/48th scale Russian Kazarski class torpedo gun boat of 1890), is under way and I will start an on line build for this too, as soon as I have made a little headway and sorted out the pictures. I will probably start this when I have taken the first GRP hull out of the mould as the lead up to that point is an identical re run of the plug and mould construction for this model and as such I would be repeating myself.

Happy modelling out there.


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File comment: V105 at a GRMBC meeting. The armed schooner in the background is one of my earlier models.
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File comment: V105 at a GRMBC meeting. The armed schooner in the background is one of my earlier models.
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File comment: Getting ready to sail. The removable rudder extension has been clipped into place. This will make the model more controllable in confined waters.
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File comment: PICKETBOAT launches his German torpedo boat V105 (1914) and manages not to fall in!
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:41 am 
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I have enjoyed your build and I am looking forward to your Kazarski Class torpedo boat build . :cool_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:06 pm 
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Hi all

The Kazarski Torpedo Gun Boat (1890) progresses slowly. I became side tracked by building a RN Picket boat at 1/48th scale, see this link viewtopic.php?f=13&t=155299 ).


I am not sure if this build for the German torpedo boat should be moved to completed builds before it gets lost?

(a) I'm not sure if the build or text quality justifies it.

(b) If it does how do you go about it


Any ones observations would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:16 pm 
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Just post that you want it moved and we can take care of that for you.

I think there's enough in here that it can go into the Documented section. Though not as in-depth as some of the others, it does provide some insights into the building process, materials, and methods that go beyond just a smattering of photos of the completed product.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Thanks for the prompt reply.

Yes I'm happy for it to go in the Documented section.

Thanks to whoever does this task.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:10 pm 
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I eventually got round to getting some on the water footage of the model, not taken by me but kindly supplied by "Marine Mole" . I have added it as a post script to the build for those who are interested.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-R-voO ... detailpage


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Looks good cruising at speed with the smoke!

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