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U.S.S. Ward DD-139 (1/350 by Black Cat)


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3 hours ago, Faraway said:

I’ve always displayed the Port side, no idea.

Are you a left handed writer ? ...

Funny, I've never thought about, but I'm left handed & have always displayed my models showing the starboard side.  Go figure.  :mental:

 

John

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7 hours ago, dnl42 said:
8 hours ago, Faraway said:

Anyone have any idea what part number 41 is ?

I'm thinking ammunition storage

That was my 1st thought, too.

Me too.

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As I slowly work my way aft, the bridge is the next sub-assembly.

Instead of painting it the same as the deck, I thought I'd add a wooden deck, which I think looks ok.

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Now all I have to do is add all the bits and bobs.

Jon

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2 hours ago, Faraway said:

Now all I have to do is add all the bits and bobs.

Which should be second nature to you now. 🙂 Regards, Jeff.

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50 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

Good call with the wooden deck looks spot on there Jon.  :thumbsup:

:ditto:

 

Pray tell, what and how?

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Jon - just caught up with this - that Camo is magnificent and I really like the wood deck on the bridge.

Turning out to be a real Beaut :thumbsup:

Rob

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Had a bit of a break at the weekend visiting family, but here is pre-weekend work and a bit of today.

Bits added to bridge....

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And then all gone when the roof goes on.

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And then into place with the final bits.....

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Next will be the railings around the deck on the roof (after a paint touchup) and the access ladder.

I've also been working on the first funnel, paint, Bobs Buckles etc, so that will be located tomorrow.

Jon

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Roof top railings.

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Port and Starboard torpedo's

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All the lengths of black thread will become the funnel stays, eventually.

Jon

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Another one who just stumbled across your post for the first time, LOVE your work so far...since it's a project very near and dear to my heart. As an incurable fan of both the old 'four stacker' destroyers -- and dazzle camouflage -- I did my own 'sea trials' version of the 1918 Ward some years ago utilizing the Mirage 1/400 release of their 'first shot'/1941 Ward. One of the most interesting and satisfying mini-conversions I've done.

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Looking forward with great pleasure to see yours shaping up!

Cheers

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56 minutes ago, Faraway said:

@thorfinn your build of Ward does look very good. I like the base, did you make that ?

Jon

Thanks! I did indeed make the base -- I use the same style for all my (modest sized) full-hull ships, home-printing my own decal for whatever flag applies. It seems to set the ships off nicely, and gives a sort of unifying look to the 'collection.'

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38 minutes ago, S-boat 55 said:

I must try doing funnel stays at some point, 

 

Of all the rigging, I think they are the easiest. Except perhaps siting the deck anchor point. 
When you do do some, use Bob’s Buckles, they do make life easier.

Jon

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38 minutes ago, Faraway said:

Of all the rigging, I think they are the easiest. Except perhaps siting the deck anchor point. 
When you do do some, use Bob’s Buckles, they do make life easier.

Jon

Hi Jon, Bob used to make buckles in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scale. He only seems to make 1/32 and " EZ" size. Are you using those or some of his smaller earlier ones? Thanks.

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10 hours ago, neilh said:

Hi Jon, Bob used to make buckles in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scale. He only seems to make 1/32 and " EZ" size. Are you using those or some of his smaller earlier ones? Thanks.

According to his FB page, Bob had a health problem which forced him to stop making ‘BUCKLES’ for a while.
He has now restarted but, as you say, has reduced his catalogue.

I’ve used both 1/32 and 1/48, but overall I use 1/32, in fact have just ordered some more.

I suppose they might be a bit big, but it’s very difficult to tell with the naked eye and they make doing the rigging so much easier.

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As you can see 1/32 doesn't  exactly stand out, the thread is 0.135mm Infini Black rigging, which is labeled as being for 1/32 aircraft rigging.

Jon

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29 minutes ago, robgizlu said:

Hi Jon - It's a minor shame about the 1/32 size - the 1/48 is so much more suitable.

Rob

I sort of agree, but the choice has gone. 
Are the ‘EZ’ ones bigger or smaller than 1/32 ?

I’m guessing bigger ?

Jon

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1 hour ago, Faraway said:

I sort of agree, but the choice has gone. 
Are the ‘EZ’ ones bigger or smaller than 1/32 ?

I’m guessing bigger ?

Jon

I'm guessing bigger too as I've just ordered 1/32

Rob

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3 hours ago, robgizlu said:

Hi Jon - It's a minor shame about the 1/32 size - the 1/48 is so much more suitable.

Rob

Taking nothing away from Bob's Buckles -- I have purchased and used them in quantity, over the years -- but they are also ridiculously easy to make at home. (And, just as an FYI, I started this when I needed them with much longer shanks than Bob's...not out of pure cheapness. :huh:)

A hook made of stiff wire -- chucked into something like a jeweler's screwdriver with a swiveling handle -- and micro wire from, say, a discarded electronics cord...and in 10-15 minutes you can crank out enough for even the most complex rigging project. Use any diameter wire you like for both the jig, and the stock, and you can make any size eyes you need for scale.

Just a thought.

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