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Halfway there, then. I had hoped that I'd posted some pics on photo bucket of when I went through this, but it seems I didn't. I think I shouldn't have written "easy enough". Looking back I now recall a fair bit of swearing....you'll get there.
Hi again! I've started to detail the boat's hull & deck. Here's my attempt at making Foot Rails for the forward deck of the boat. The actual rails are about 1.5" thick, 2.75" high, & 297" long (the rails on earlier boats, such as PT 109, were 358" long). I found a detailed drawing of the rails on the 'net, & scaled it down to 1/72. The rails for this model are approx. .02" wide, .04" high, & 4.1" long. I cut .02" wide strips (or at least as close as I could) from a .02" thick plastic sheet, then cut the tiny end & base pieces, & glued the base pieces to the rails. I was amazed at how complex these rails are on the actual boats. There's different size base pieces, different spacings between the base pieces, two different end piece lengths, and a splice piece in the middle. All being a challenge for an anal modeller like myself. In the end, I'm fairly happy with the result ... at least that's what my old eyes are telling me . Here's a photo of the completed rails; Thanks again for stopping by. John
Too true, I keep running across stuff I didn't know and then have to decide whether to start ripping up some of what I've done a do it again, or just grit my teeth and carry on. One of the reasons why Fair Rosamund is stalled.
I can understand your frustration at the moment Keith. Trust me we've all been where you are BUT you are well capable of building anything you want to high standard as proven by past builds. Part of the problem with knowledge is you don't know you need it until it's tooo late. Chin up and full speed ahead Kev
Well I had hoped to get this done soon but looks like I may be a while bit the bullet and a lot of cursing and removed the streak One side done now for the other I will then spend some time sanding and reflecting on my mistake of not checking first beefy
Limiters that,s what them bars are for Yes tis a great thing knowledge when you have it unlike some on here great work with the band stand fiddly looking thing must start learning to be at bit more patient with my builds beefy
Papa4ways replied to Bendinggrass's topic in WWIIPity the Video is no longer on Youtube, I'd have loved to have seen it, I'm just doing a lot of finishing off on the 1/350 scale model of this great ship
Hope you don't mind of copied them for future reference, lovely build Kev PS If anyone wants to know what the collective is for a swarm of Ads / stop script or recover webpage it's called a &*^%$£"! photobucket.
The rails were fabricated from soldered Brass, or maybe copper wire. I have pics of the entire build, over on photobooket. Here's a link to the page. http://s1021.photobucket.com/user/seagull47/library/ASRL?sort=3&page=1 There's a few pics of the alterations to the turrets underway. PS, the aerials were, um, interesting to fabricate.
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