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On 10/13/2020 at 12:33 AM, Dr_Fester said:

Beefy, you will enjoy making the PE AA guns in the infinity set. 🥴

 

Good progress and if you need anything 3D printed give me a shout.  I have some extra anchors if you need em.

 

Cheers

 

Doc

Cheers Doc not had a good look at the anchors yet so might take your offer up if they are that bad

 

On 10/16/2020 at 9:57 AM, RGL said:

So, a 2fer, another GZ builder. Have at it, the Strasser always had huge potential as a helicopter attack ship too! 

That would be another Wiff kind of thing to do but what type of helicopters could you get  🤔 or scratch build.

 

Well started to add some details to the boat deck using some plastic rod as vents and some spare PE used the degaussing cable from my KGV PE to the ceiling parts to make it look like electrical cables running along the roof

The INFINI set provides some screens so the vents go behind just to give an impression of some things there will also add some smaller bits to look like storage lockers and started on the Davit's

Also started on the GZ escort Zerstroyer.

 

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That shot reminds me I need to drill out the porthole quite a few  :doh:

 

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So started to drill out the portholes it took me nearly an hour to do 74 of them then I had a brainwave yes another one so for the faint hearted look away now the big toys have come out to play again or at least my cordless drill  😱

 

Now working at the most productive car plant in Europe it had to make a time saving so the rest of the 413 holes only took 20 minutes.  :smartass: the port side will be done tomorrow  :phew:

 

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18 minutes ago, Courageous said:

I'm sure you could've used a bigger drill! Are you going to fit fibre lighting, just asking...

 

Stuart

No lighting sorry to disappoint Stuart 

 

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47 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

... So started to drill out the portholes it took me nearly an hour to do 74 of them...

... the rest of the 413 holes only took 20 minutes.  :smartass: the port side will be done tomorrow  

And, I thought Kev had a lot of holes in his LCM.  :winkgrin:

 

Beefy, did you do anything special to hold the tiny drill bit in the cordless drill's chuck?

 

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Not to be nasty, but what was the point in making those 413 holes? Now you have to stuff something into the hull to prevent other side from being visible. Simple wash saves time and produces better result... :doh:

I know, I'm a mean b a s t a r d , just disregard me ;) 

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19 hours ago, Michael M said:

Not to be nasty, but what was the point in making those 413 holes?

Not nasty at all Michael I have tried the wash method and the pencil point to colour in but having seen the HMS Kent build by @robgizlu the drilled out option looks more acceptable gives the look of depth you are right will have to put something behind because there are so many of the things but hopefully when the hanger and other bits are in it should look better we will see and play about with it first.

 

Now has anyone got in mind a good supplier of DKM watertight doors they seem to be in short supply at the retailers at the minute

 

22 hours ago, JohnWS said:

Beefy, did you do anything special to hold the tiny drill bit in the cordless drill's chuck?

Hi John nothing special I bought these drill bits like this shinny syndrome thought OH they look good and they are great to use with the drill or by hand

 

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The smaller ones can be a bit fragile bit like me  :coolio:

 

my other pin vice holders also fit in the chuck but can be a bit awkward a little to long

 

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But I can also use them as holdes in the desk vice

 

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Couldn't resist building the flying saucer  👽

 

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So busy around the house this week so only a small update

 

All the boat Davits made up and the 15cm Turrets and still trying to find info on the boat deck details will try and do some more vents same a Bismarck and Tirpitz that look like these in the shipcraft book.

 

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I have ordered a couple of sets of doors and portholes from Eduard

 

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Cheers Gent's

 

1 hour ago, robgizlu said:

Bit of an epic assembly 

Rob the Davits were not that bad really x3 folds and x2 drums on the rear about an hour to complete all 16 and the barrel mounts for the 8 turrets just slotted together liking this INFINI set so far  :coolio:

 

So small update I have painted the inside of the hull with a black primer thinking about the concern of light bleed that @Michael M raised with me drilling 856 holes yes I counted them all :phew:

I had a bit play dry fitting the fore and aft decking with the hangar deck and flightdeck and had all my desk lighting on it from various angles and no bleed so all good even drilled out the destroyer holes and added some of the PE for that build.

 

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So these will be put to one side for a little while I await the doors and porthole sets

 

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