The Ship Model Forum

The Ship Modelers Source
It is currently Sun May 20, 2018 9:16 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 311 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:11 pm
Posts: 144
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
russclark wrote:
well its time for rigging,i try'd streched spruge,it works fine but,i get a few done and them one will let go :heh: .my main problum is 2 years ago i crushed my left thumb,it now does not bend and has no feeling.and i am left handed.try'd thin thread but it does not look great.i went to a sporting goods store and found a very thin fishing line used for fly fishing leeder,it is about 2 lb.breaking strength and only .127mm thick.i will more than likly use thread for davits and cranes as the fishing line will not hang right when going through blocks and pullys.

This type of material is often used by aircraft modellers for rigging wires on biplanes. One problem with it is that it is usually clear with no colour, an obvious advantage when used as a leader when fly fishing. Hovever it can easily be coloured with a felt pen prior to being fitted. If sagging after being fitted it can be tigthened, just like stretched sprue, by moving a hot object closely along the line.

_________________
Sten Ekedahl
Maj. (Retd) RSwAF


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:12 pm
Posts: 1173
Location: campbell river.b.c canada
hi dave,i just take a couple of wraps then a tiny dab of cyanoacrylate insta cure glue applyed with a sharpe needle.because it is nylon and not spruge it does not melt it.also you can bump it around with out it braking,.with smaller models it might be a little over size,but it works for me.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:12 pm
Posts: 1173
Location: campbell river.b.c canada
a little follow up on the rigging,the nylon paints very well,i just take a brush with a fair amount of paint on it and run it down the line.because the line is fairly strong there is no fear of braking it.,also a couple of pics of the signal deck.


Attachments:
r1.jpg
r1.jpg [ 139.73 KiB | Viewed 1942 times ]
File comment: i kind of roll the brush in my fingers as i go along the line
r2.jpg
r2.jpg [ 133.94 KiB | Viewed 1942 times ]
r4.jpg
r4.jpg [ 130.41 KiB | Viewed 1942 times ]
File comment: for the signel flags i printed then off a flag site then resized them.i had to have two of every one because they are glued together so one side is not blank
r5.jpg
r5.jpg [ 110.45 KiB | Viewed 1942 times ]
Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:18 am
Posts: 4131
Location: Liverpool
Hi Russ Did you paint the line white? I've never used nylon line I tend to stick with metal thread under the trade name Krenik but the line you have used seems exceptionally fine, finer in fact than the metal thread. The Nagato is looking simply superb .Will you be mounting the model in a glass case? I have ordered the case for Kiev but I’ve yet to make the base.
Dave Wooley


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:12 pm
Posts: 1173
Location: campbell river.b.c canada
hi dave ,yes i did paint the signal flag lines white,i think thay are rope and the other lines are more than likely steel cable , or wire rope.i will have to do some research on this because in them days it was more than likely manila rope which was probably a tan color,not white.the line i used is so fine it is hard to see it before it is painted,i realy had to squint my eyes to get the brush bristles over it :big_grin: oh ,yes it will have a case ,made from shelving and acrylic i use acrylic because it is lighter than glass.i did one out of glass years ago and it took 2 people to move it.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:18 am
Posts: 1918
Location: Brasil
Hi Russ cause the end of year works i have no seen the forum works
so i am here now and i would like to say you one word: wonderfull model
a great work showed here and sincerely very well done job :wave_1: :thumbs_up_1:


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:12 pm
Posts: 1173
Location: campbell river.b.c canada
some pics of nagato finished.more in pic post and completed models.


Attachments:
f1.jpg
f1.jpg [ 146.33 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
f2.jpg
f2.jpg [ 142.74 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
f3.jpg
f3.jpg [ 132.48 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
f5.jpg
f5.jpg [ 141.71 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
f4.jpg
f4.jpg [ 126.08 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
f6.jpg
f6.jpg [ 135.29 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
f20.jpg
f20.jpg [ 121.13 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
l1.jpg
l1.jpg [ 135.38 KiB | Viewed 1783 times ]
Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:18 am
Posts: 1918
Location: Brasil
Hi Russ congratulations by the model ship art.
very well painted and executed.
sincerely :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1: :woo_hoo:


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:18 am
Posts: 4131
Location: Liverpool
Hi Russ scratch building at its best . This is a stunning model and at 1:200 scale . I trust that you are going to put such a beautifully crafted model as your Nagato in a display case ? The big question is what next? :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:
Dave Wooley


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:54 pm
Posts: 651
Location: Mudgeeraba, Qld Australia
Congratulations Russ,

A wonderful piece of workmanship and a wonder to behold.

Very envious of your skills :worship_1: :worship_1:


Andrew :wave_1: :wave_1:

_________________
Ex RAN. Anzac, Duchess, Vampire, Yarra, Betano, Bombard, Brisbane, Swan, Melbourne (Carrier), HMS Leander


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:33 pm
Posts: 63
Congratulations Russ! Exemplary display of craftsmanship! Nice way to finish out the year. Looking forward to what you have next! :thumbs_up_1:

Cheers!

_________________
Regards,
T



"The humblest craft that floats makes its appeal to a seaman by the faithfulness of her life."

Joseph Conrad


USS Arizona
USS Laffey
U-69


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:27 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Greece,Pireas
Congratulations Russ,
Perfect work :thumbs_up_1:

_________________
Nick.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:11 pm
Posts: 144
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Only two words needed: Very good! :thumbs_up_1:

_________________
Sten Ekedahl
Maj. (Retd) RSwAF


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:56 am
Posts: 525
Chapeau! :thumbs_up_1: :woo_hoo:

_________________
»Als ik kan«


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:12 pm
Posts: 1173
Location: campbell river.b.c canada
thank you,109,steve,papadakis,trm,andrew,dave,norbert,and all the other outstanding builders on this forum.i would like to tackle graf spree or sheer in 1/144,i have heard some say this scale has very little in the way of photo-etch and other fittings,and would not build in it.dave seemed to find most every thing he needed,what do you guys think.the reason i would like to build one of these ships in this scale is to keep the length to around 50 in.i would love to build in 1/100 or 1/128 but i do not know were the heck i would keep it :heh:


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 11:44 pm
Posts: 189
Location: Vladivostok, Russia
russclark, Great ship and Beauty job!
I want build model of IJN ship too, but it very difficult... :eyes_spinning:


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:21 am
Posts: 149
Location: Wetzlar, Germany
Dear Russ!

You´ve really made an outstanding piece of jewellery! The sheer amount of microscopic details is amazing!
Thank you very much for posting such an informative "how-to"

Best regards from snowy Germany!

Joachim


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:18 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:33 pm
Posts: 187
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
Well done. Beautiful model. The amount of detail that goes into a build like this is amazing. I enjoyed watching your build and look forward to the next one. You mentioned you could be looking at Graf Spee or Scheer, I would go with Scheer or Lutzow. They are the less modelled of the trio and therefore I think more interesting.

_________________
James W.

Dry docked:
1/72 HMCS Camrose-Flower Class Corvette-1942
1/72 HMCS St. Catharines-River Class Frigate-1944
On the slipway:
1/72 HMCS Assiniboine DDE 234-1960
1/72 HMCS Ottawa DDE 229-1960


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:12 pm
Posts: 1173
Location: campbell river.b.c canada
thank you joachim,gary and james.James i will probobly go with Sheer, i would like to do her with her atlantic bow and funnel cap,it makes her stand out from the graf spree.i am still waiting for plans,which will have to be enlarged from 1/200 to 1/144.it will take some careful changes to the bow frames because there is more than likely more shear and height to the bow area.will have to find some pics of this area.so far i only have 1 pic of her in this configuration, and it is not very clear.hello dave heres some pics of my case.it is a shelve 48" long and 10"wide with 1/4 " acrlic for the cover.also a winter pic of the pond behind my place just to let you know we do get snow on vancouver island :big_grin: .still waiting for plans to come,i am getting a little anxious,i hate waiting.oh by the way the cabint is the reason i have to stay under 52" in length,that as wide as it is,i am going to have to sell or give some of these ships away i am running out of room :big_grin:


Attachments:
c1.jpg
c1.jpg [ 141.45 KiB | Viewed 1594 times ]
c4.jpg
c4.jpg [ 114.68 KiB | Viewed 1594 times ]
c5.jpg
c5.jpg [ 117.1 KiB | Viewed 1594 times ]
c2.jpg
c2.jpg [ 130.38 KiB | Viewed 1594 times ]
c3.jpg
c3.jpg [ 130.87 KiB | Viewed 1594 times ]
c6.jpg
c6.jpg [ 131.57 KiB | Viewed 1594 times ]
Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:18 am
Posts: 4131
Location: Liverpool
Hi Russ Well you answered my question and as you say space can be a problem. Superlatives aside your Nagato is stunning and good luck with the Sheer you have made a good choise , I shall be watching . All the best to you for Christmas .
Image
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 311 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group