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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:57 am 
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Hi Russ Very sharp solder work indeed . Question what type of soldering iron and flux do you use ?.I ask this question as I find that the type of flux can have a bearing on how the paint reacts with the finished fitting . In the past I have used Bakers fluid which is superb but it contains acids which are hard to remove completely and can have an effect on the painted surface long after the model is completed. I've long since changed to a paste. Have you tried solder paste which is a solder in paste form which can be painted on the joint then soldered together. I have found that this is great for fine work but not really suitable for substantial parts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:05 am 
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thanks for the intrest guys.Dave i use regular solder and paste flux,i have smaller solder guns but i find myself useing a big trigger type gun more and more.i got tired of waiting for small irons to heat things up .the only thing is it seems to foul up the tip quite often.but i keep a wire wheel on my dremael to shine it up. i would like to try paste solder but so far i have not ran across it over here.to clean up the parts i wash then in lacquer thinner then soapy hot water.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:05 pm 
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funnel is done i think,one never knows as the more you look at things somthing always shows up :big_grin: .i see in the pics i need a little paint touch up.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:05 am 
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as i was in the soldering mode i built the baot cradles also.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:27 am 
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Hi Russ Working in brass strip for the boat supports certainly produces excellent results .
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:28 pm 
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thanks dave,the boat deck,funnel area is finished except for rigging.the crane may look a bit wonky as it will sit down into the hull when the module is mounted on the ship.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:15 am 
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Hi Russ
Nice unit .Looks like a model in itself ! Clean solder work . :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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Hi Russ All the fine detail when brought together really refines the model superbly well .
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:08 pm 
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thanks dave,richard.time to build the boarding ladders.they are built from styrene,again my chopper came in handy for cutting many small treads to the same length.there are lots of them as there are 4 boarding ladders,2 long and 2 shorter ones at rear.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Very nice Russ. :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:26 pm 
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Beautiful work man!! just beautiful!! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:


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It's very good tip ,paper jig for ladder!

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Neat stairway to heaven ! :headphones_2: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:17 pm 
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thanks song,jose,richard ,admiral.the back stucture is now finished,finely got my camera fiqured out,the color of these pics is right.some of my pics where coming out to blue.here's some pics.sheer is getting close to being done.


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Looks great Russ,what's next ? How about something Italian ? Andrea Doria always turned me on .I was a teenager and lived on the Cape when the Andrea Doria cruise ship went down and the name is stuck in my mind .
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:37 pm 
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hi richard,seeing that i am a canuck,i was thinking that i may try a canadian navy ship .the two i am contemplating are a st laurant class d.e after a rebuild to a helicopter d.e ,or a halifax class frigate.the reason for going to a smaller ship i can increase the scale to 1/96.i am limited in length to 53 ins.my work area will not take anything bigger :heh: st laurant would be about 46 ins. and a halifax arouind 53 ins.1 have went from 1/200 to 1/144 so i think a bigger scale would be a nice challenge and the older i get bigger things would be easier to handle :big_grin: 70 is getting dam close.(ps. i know the bigger the scale the more detail)


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Go to warshipmodelsunderway.com/ under manufactures anouncements ;St Laurent .I think they are cool ! :nod_2:

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We can compare notes . :big_grin:

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thanks for the tread richard,very nice.


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This is really beautiful work, Russ! You and Dave Wooley are two of the guys that make me want to get into big scale scratch building. Very inspiring!
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Hi Russ I very much like the method you have for making the stairway , I shall take note !!! By the way my good friend Jonathan Evans from Bradford Ontario produces a number of superb hulls of modern RCN warships and fittings , all 1:72nd scale .
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