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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:13 am 
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really nice bit of detail there Bill looks great :thumbs_up_1:

Any chance of showing off some of your vac forming methods, i would be very interested as it's something that i have never tried my hand at.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:11 am 
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Nice looking model!

Won't the machine guns be affected by the heater?
If the machine guns are affected by the heater i'd day they won't be stored next to the heater.
Are you sure they've placed them their?

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Nice looking model!

Won't the machine guns be affected by the heater?
If the machine guns are affected by the heater i'd day they won't be stored next to the heater.
Are you sure they've placed them their?

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That is where we had them racked right next to door of PH----5 Riesing sub-machine guns----I gave Bill the location and he kindly put them in for me---


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The machine gun placement is correct. I got the info from the Master Chief onboard during WW2. He was THERE, so I assume it is correct. This man has an amazing memory at 88 years young! Has helped tremendosly during this build. He is a very fussy man! Thats OK, we wanna get it right. Doing the best I can. I believe what I will produce will be dam close to the real thing. How many of you out there have someone that was onboard any ship or boat during WW2 guiding things along??? I suspect not many. I am lucky I guess. Enough said.............More to come ........ :wave_1: stay tuned.....

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roy allen wrote:
really nice bit of detail there Bill looks great :thumbs_up_1:

Any chance of showing off some of your vac forming methods, i would be very interested as it's something that i have never tried my hand at.

Roy


Hello Roy, Yes, I'll get into vac-u-forming soon. I'll demonstrate as soon as I mold something new. Got lots going on right now so please be patient. Thanks..............Bill W. :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:

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Bill The quality of your workmanship is simply stunning . I very much like the way you have built up the rocket projectors .
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:


Thanks Dave....Your comments are always appreciated. 1/24 scale is not very forgiving as I am finding out. You can't get away with much in such a large scale. I am finding this is more involved than I originally anticipated. Theres alot of stuff on an 83 foot boat in 1/24th!! Try it and see!!! Just kidding.. :cool_2: I am plugging away.....Stay tuned....Kiev looks top notch, as per your usual expertise! :thumbs_up_1:

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Bill Waldorf wrote:
Dave Wooley wrote:
Bill The quality of your workmanship is simply stunning . I very much like the way you have built up the rocket projectors .
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:


Thanks Dave....Your comments are always appreciated. 1/24 scale is not very forgiving as I am finding out. You can't get away with much in such a large scale. I am finding this is more involved than I originally anticipated. Theres alot of stuff on an 83 foot boat in 1/24th!! Try it and see!!! Just kidding.. :cool_2: I am plugging away.....Stay tuned....Kiev looks top notch, as per your usual expertise! :thumbs_up_1:

Hi Bill Your welcome. Just had a word with Russ on this very subject of relative scale and how it can be more demanding than the smaller scales . As they say the bigger the fitting the more detail is exposed and wow some of that detail that is revealed is very challenging .
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Bill,

I envy your speed and accuracy in modeling! I looks so simple ... I am lacking this kind of talent! I am a lame duck ... :-)

All the best,

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Hello again all :wave_1: Now that most of the sub-assemblies for the boat are completed, I decided to begin final assembly. Been busy with regular job, and this boat becomes more involved as I go along. It is however, coming together. Lets take a look at the progress to date......
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File comment: View here from portside. Note the seachlight / signal lights. These are a purchased part while the mount is scratchbuilt from styrene. Ships wheel is cast metal. Grating on flying bridge is laser cut basswood from Bluejacket. All railings here are fabricated styrene rod. Large grey box is life preserver stowage, scratcbuilt from leftover decking material and styrene. Large cowl vents are from a Haynes PT boat, in resin.
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File comment: The mainmast assembly. This was scratchbuilt using hardwood dowel for the main shaft, brass tubing for the yardarms. The ladder rungs are small paneling nails. Square tube at lower end of mast is a cable protector. Cable runs from radar dome, down the mast, thru the protector and then runds on deck into pilothouse. Cable yet to be added. Radar dome is three separate pieces. The bottom is a resin casting, mid section is butyrate tubing, while the "dome" is shaped balsa.
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File comment: Now that placement of most items on the boat is nearing completion, I decided to try to model the water base. At this stage, the model is still removable from the base as final paintwork has yet to be done. Water not completed yet, but the following photos will give you an idea of the overall picture. I figure the boat making about 10 knots or so, thru relatively calm seas.
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Thats it for this update. On to final paintwork, decaling and more details! Stay tuned, more to come.........I continue on............. :wave_1:

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JUST STUNNINGLY GOOD !!

The sharpness and scale fidelity is simply breath-taking--

REALLY impressive work Bill!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:55 am 
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Bill,

You mentioned that there are a lot more details to model at very large scales. As your photos show, even ordinary wiring is large enough at 1:24 to include in the model. Bolts, nuts, washers and even small screw heads would be visible (a 1/4 inch screw head is 0.010" at 1:24). If you were totally obsessed with detail you could even model the wooden plugs in the deck boards.

Where do you draw the line? How do you decide which small details to include, and what is just too small or insignificant to model?

This is not an idle question. I am considering a 1:24 model (maybe 1:48) of a 112 ft minesweeper after I finish my current project. I have the original blueprints for the entire ship, so I can literally count the bolts!

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Hi Bill Well what can I say . This is a model built by a master craftsman with an exceptional eye for detail and the seascape is just as it would be. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
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You mentioned that there are a lot more details to model at very large scales. As your photos show, even ordinary wiring is large enough at 1:24 to include in the model. Bolts, nuts, washers and even small screw heads would be visible (a 1/4 inch screw head is 0.010" at 1:24). If you were totally obsessed with detail you could even model the wooden plugs in the deck boards.

Where do you draw the line? How do you decide which small details to include, and what is just too small or insignificant to model?

This is not an idle question. I am considering a 1:24 model (maybe 1:48) of a 112 ft minesweeper after I finish my current project. I have the original blueprints for the entire ship, so I can literally count the bolts!

This is the holy grail of modelling the ultimate question . The answer is simple build to your full potential , even then you may not be be satisfied but you have the satisfaction you have done the very best you can , you can not ask for more .
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:45 am 
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DrPR wrote:
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You mentioned that there are a lot more details to model at very large scales. As your photos show, even ordinary wiring is large enough at 1:24 to include in the model. Bolts, nuts, washers and even small screw heads would be visible (a 1/4 inch screw head is 0.010" at 1:24). If you were totally obsessed with detail you could even model the wooden plugs in the deck boards.

Where do you draw the line? How do you decide which small details to include, and what is just too small or insignificant to model?

This is not an idle question. I am considering a 1:24 model (maybe 1:48) of a 112 ft minesweeper after I finish my current project. I have the original blueprints for the entire ship, so I can literally count the bolts!

I guess you "draw the line" where you want to. In this cutter build, I have added as much detail as the drawings permit. Those along with photos of the boat. Even with that info, there probably is alot more I could do, I just can't see it, well enough to duplicate it that is. Getting down to screw heads is a bit much, imho. If you have the research materials at hand that show lots of things, then use them. It all boils down to ones own ability, and how far one wants to go with any givin subject. I try to do the best I can with what I got. Think of it as if you are looking at the subject from some distance, rather than right on top of it. It is not always all the parts individually, rather the sum of those parts to create the whole picture.

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Bill I WANNA To say just one thing: superb model. very well done. magnific touch of life you add
the realistic effect of the water is the best i saw.. :wave_1:


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Hello again all :wave_1: I have now finish painted the boat, and I've fabricated and added more details. I have also worked on the water a bit more. The further I go with this the more interesting it becomes. I am becoming attached to it. :big_grin: They sure crammed alot of stuff on these boats. It's no wonder their top speed dropped 5 knots or so. Lets take a look..........
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File comment: To the left of the raft we have a "Handy Billy Box". This is basically a cover for a water pump used to suction seawater in case of fire. Note the suction hose. Just a piece of electrical cable with some brass tubing at the end.
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File comment: 20MM ready boxes here. These are made from a balsa block, wrapped with styrene. I then added the lid, a Vac-u-formed part I made. The tube on this box is called a dip pot, to cool the gun barrel. The hold downs on the lid are small cast metal anchor chain links. The bracket on top of the lids is to hold ammo canister. Theres 37 pieces to each box.
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As I stated above, I have been fine tuning the water a bit. Heres some overall views of my tinkering.......
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Well, there you have it. Getting close to completion. Stay tuned......More to come.....I continue on.......Comments welcome :wave_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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Bill,

Your build is truly amazing, I do not know how you do it. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: The entire model looks like it is in motion, I would swear that she is underway, very, very impressive. (not to mention the quality of the photographs as well!!)

Thank you for sharing and continuing to inspire rank novices like myself.

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I had to look very carefully at those pics because I was shure I thought I saw the water moving! Impressive!!! BTW, the boat isn't too bad either... :thumbs_up_1:

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Hi Bill WONDERFULL build . I like the way you have stated what each of the fittings are used for , this gives a better understanding of not just the model but the full size vessel. Also your attention to the effect of the hull in the water , very difficult to apply to such a large model and achive such good results , but you have done this very skillfully and the results show this. All in all you maintain a constant level of accuracy and a clear understanding of the subject with that genuine ability to instill life into what is a large scale static model.
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