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Kev John thanks for the info thought as much will have to do a little bit of fettling to get the saddles to sit better. 

 

Cheers

 

beefy

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Next bit of work to do is the railings around the bandstand any ideas as to how I should be attaching the padding to the rail Hmm got a bit of straightening up to do on the uprights

 

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beefy

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A little bit tidier but don't get to wrapped in it. The fixing in this location is not going to be very robust and I would expect to see the rails somewhat .awry

 

As to fixing the padding I used the wire stripped from household flex. A single strand approx. 0.2 mm = 14mm. Can be drilled and glued or taken around the perimeter as a seam and looped into a ring for fastening. Hope this makes sense

 

Kev

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Thanks kev will give that a try I was going to go for thin strips of tape glued and wrapped over the rail  :idea:

 

Will see which looks the most convincing always got to give new ideas a go you never know  :crosseyed:

 

looks like it is getting really busy round hear with all the MTB builds on the go how are you getting on with yours so far

 

beefy

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Take a mix of ideas and eventually you come up with wot works for you :rofl:

 

59 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

looks like it is getting really busy round hear with all the MTB builds on the go

 

Love it, long overdue .....

 

59 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

how are you getting on with yours so far

 

:banghead: Well you know how some times you have to take a step or two back ........

 

Well I've taken about 27 .

I wasn't happy with the frames on the side. Somehow got the spacing/positioning wrong, so Basically gutted the wardroom.Not much  posting the same again :rolleyes:

 

Normal service may be resumed ??

 

Kev

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Here's another idea for consideration Beefy ...

 

I used wine bottle foil to simulate the straps used to hang the splinter pads from the railing.  It's easy to form the foil around the railing, plus you get a bottle of wine. :winkgrin:

 

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On 02/12/2017 at 6:24 PM, JohnWS said:

I used wine bottle foil to simulate the straps used to hang the splinter pads from the railing.

That is the same idea but with tape I was thinking of cheers John

got the uprights a bit straighter if you look at them on a funny angle  :crosseyed:

 

also changed the torpedo tubes to get the saddle at the rear of the tube and not the centre

 

looking at the instructions again I was going to put the pennant numbers on the hull and realise that the rubbing strip along the length of the hull should be higher up toward the deck ;) it may be to late to change this so might have to bite the bullet and put the numbers above the hull strip  :unamused:

 

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11 hours ago, beefy66 said:

 it may be to late to change this so might have to bite the bullet and put the numbers above the hull strip  :unamused:

 

...or you could repaint your upper hull colour to lower the dip...or you can get smaller numerals. I'll bet my :coat:

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Beefy,

you  might have to fiddle with the Oerlikon's shield. The shield remained static and didn't move when the guns elevated. The pivot point was where the cradle joined the gun body.

See here

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_2cm-70_mk234.php

You'll have to scroll down a bit to some sketch drawings.

Tom

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1 hour ago, Courageous said:

or you could repaint your upper hull colour to lower the dip...or you can get smaller numerals.

I had thought of that but the numbers are the correct size ?

 

If the white went lower then it would be more or less at the waterline not sure that would look right?

 

1 hour ago, Modelholic said:

Beefy,

you  might have to fiddle with the Oerlikon's shield. The shield remained static and didn't move when the guns elevated. The pivot point was where the cradle joined the gun body.

See here

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_2cm-70_mk234.php

You'll have to scroll down a bit to some sketch drawings.

Tom

Thanks for that link gives me a better Idea of where the shield should attach will get that sorted

 

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Beefy, I ran into a similar issue with the hull numbers because I made the rubbing strip/spray rails a little too wide.  I ended up lowering the painted 'dip' as much as I could without affecting the overall look, & printed the number decals (decal paper & inkjet printer) a bit smaller than spec so they would fit. 

 

Also, here's a link to a photo showing the Oerlikon mount on one of the Canadian MTB's, for reference.

 

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/uploads/monthly_2017_03/58c93ba6c05e9_083Oerlikon.jpg.d5da2403d297407fa3aba5e5ed8308d9.jpg

 

John

 

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42 minutes ago, JohnWS said:

Beefy, I ran into a similar issue with the hull numbers because I made the rubbing strip/spray rails a little too wide.  I ended up lowering the painted 'dip' as much as I could without affecting the overall look, & printed the number decals (decal paper & inkjet printer) a bit smaller than spec so they would fit. 

 

Also, here's a link to a photo showing the Oerlikon mount on one of the Canadian MTB's, for reference.

 

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/uploads/monthly_2017_03/58c93ba6c05e9_083Oerlikon.jpg.d5da2403d297407fa3aba5e5ed8308d9.jpg

 

John

 

 

Cheers John still a way to go yet did say I was taking my time with this one. :rage:

 

beefy

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7 hours ago, JohnWS said:

Beefy, I ran into a similar issue with the hull numbers because I made the rubbing strip/spray rails a little too wide.  I ended up lowering the painted 'dip' as much as I could without affecting the overall look, & printed the number decals (decal paper & inkjet printer) a bit smaller than spec so they would fit. 

 

See...see @beefy66, i do talk sense sometimes.

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Beefy,

Just looking at your comparison pics above for pennant number placement (post 84), and I'm thinking your 2pdr looks a little high compared to the drawing.

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On 2017-12-07 at 10:52, beefy66 said:

 

Cheers John still a way to go yet did say I was taking my time with this one. :rage:

 

beefy

My build took a year, so I can't complain. :D

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Beefy - it's all looking pretty Good - keep it coming.

Sorry I'm stuck in armour at the mo - feel like I'm letting the side down:think:

 

Rob

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