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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:49 am 
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This is my first full build on Modelwarships, started some 8 years ago, with so many new guys on the site it is lost back in the gallery ,2002.

So I hope you like it, and learn something from it. There could also be a new build in 2010. :heh: :heh: :wave_1: :wave_1:




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ARH wrote:
This is my first full build on Modelwarships, started some 8 years ago, with so many new guys on the site it is lost back in the gallery ,2002.

So I hope you like it, and learn something from it. There could also be a new build in 2010. :heh: :heh: :wave_1: :wave_1:




http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/sh ... 55-rh.html


Hi Ron Yes I agree much can be learned from taking a good hard look at the methods you have used to build NC . I for one shall be looking forward with relish to seeing an all new build from the MASTER :thinking: .
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ARH wrote:
There could also be a new build in 2010. :heh: :heh: :wave_1: :wave_1:



Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.... Merry Christmas Ho HO HO... :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:

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Just to test the water with my big toe, okay I have little or no idea how anyone can build something like this from scratch, if, and there's that blasted word again 'if' someone wanted to build something (nothing on that level) easy, I mean something worth building but not to complex, where would one make a start ?


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Just to test the water with my big toe, okay I have little or no idea how anyone can build something like this from scratch, if, and there's that blasted word again 'if' someone wanted to build something (nothing on that level) easy, I mean something worth building but not to complex, where would one make a start ?

Just stay tuned to this board and check out ARHs builds, he is the master builder :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1: There is also plenty of good scratch builders on the board that can help you .
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Yes it could be a hell of a build, :heh: :heh: :heh:

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ARH wrote:
Yes it could be a hell of a build, :heh: :heh: :heh:

Now you will have every one guessing :woo_hoo: :scratch: :nod_2:
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Yes it could be a hell of a build, :heh: :heh: :heh:


A hell or a Helena of a build? :wave_1: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:

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What has he got under wraps :heh: , well here is an earlier picture of the master model builder showing how it's done.
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Brilliant, I had forgotten about this one too.

A few questions though. Tell me if I'm wrong, but the balsa is not sanded to shape on this ship before you fibreglassed the whole lot? And practically you bring the hull to shape with the paste applied on top of the fibreglass yes?
And what did you use for fibreglassing? Very fine cloth and some epoxy resin? No top coats or anything?

Thanks for posting this one again, next to Iron Duke and the Moffet this is another excellent reference for anyone who wants to try something like that (including me in the near future :heh: ).

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Roel, When I had fixed all the balsa wood planking in place, and fitted the balsa bow blocks I very lightly sanded the hull to take off any sharp edges.

Next I put on some very fine fibreglass matting with resin, again giving it a light sand to take off any sticking up matting that you sometimes get.

Then it was covered in very thin layers of fibre paste, again sanding on each layer till you get a good finish.

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Thanks for bringing it back .It was the first build i followed on ship building . :thumbs_up_1:

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You could just look here at the beginning of this post. :thumbs_up_1: :heh: :heh:

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For those interested in scratch building working warship models and want to know more then this is the first place to look.
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Again for some of the newer guys, this build was on page 5, :heh: :heh: :heh:

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I remember seeing that build on the main page before joining the forum. Did you let some kids passing by take the controls so you could take a few pictures of the first sailing?

Dave, thanks for posting that old picture back from the Iron Duke days. Memories.

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Found it. Confirmation.


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