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Australian FFG (Oliver Hazard Perry Class)
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 06:36 PM UTC

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Top notch work!

Great to see all these updates!!



Cheers Charlie, getting close now!
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 06:39 PM UTC

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Wow Ned,

she looks awesome!!! I was absent for a while, catching up just now. Excellent and crisp work, and you're getting there, very close! And what everybody said, when you're that close, it really becomes intense - sweating hands and all that. Take your time!

Cheers
Jan



Welcome back Jan, many thanks, yes been on a roll for a few weeks now. Not too much more to do, hopefully no dramas coming up.

Hope you get some time on the bench to work on your frigate.
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC
Not too much to add, placed 2 life rings on the bridge wings. Might need to touch up the paint, its very small and difficult to detail accurately.

The kit supplied a PE man-overboard diver recovery davit buts it's a flat section and way too wide. Its a tube section in real life so I made two from a piece of .25mm wire (stripped from a cable). Its scale accurate and looks better then the flat PE piece.

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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 09:04 PM UTC
Nice.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 09:06 PM UTC
This is looking really good, Ned, nearly there now too
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
Very nice work Ned,

Those small antenna look excellent in place, great looking build.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 01:01 AM UTC
Ned, awesome work!
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 03:18 AM UTC
Looks very smart, Ned!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments Gents, appreciate the support and patience!

Decided to scratch build the Aft RAS point davits that are stored either side of the main stack when not in use. I think I'm pretty close with the scale wire I used, probably a touch over sized.

I re-purposed some of the unused PE fairleads for the hold down brackets.



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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
Ned,

Nice work creating those davits.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 04:26 AM UTC

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Ned,

Nice work creating those davits.

Mark



What Mark said,

These little added scratched details really lift a model.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 07:13 PM UTC
Your detail work is impressive. She is looking great my Friend.....Cheers Mark
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC

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Ned,

Nice work creating those davits.

Mark



Thanks Mark, they didnt turn out too bad.



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Ned,

Nice work creating those davits.

Mark



What Mark said,

These little added scratched details really lift a model.

cheers

Si



Cheers Si,

I agree, if I had more time and skill I'd try some more. All about risk vs reward now.
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 09:37 AM UTC
Started working on the keel blocks to get the base done so I can transfer the ship and do final assembly.

I'm using 2 stacks of timber blocks, bottom is 5mm square and the top stack at 5 x 4mm just to give a little detail. They are also cut shorter.

I'd say they are "scale approximate" based on photos. The many dry-docks use different formations of supports.

Cut and sanded.




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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 06:30 PM UTC
Ned,

as everybody said, great work. And indeed those scratch build details enhance your model very much.

I'm looking forward to see your 'dry dock - stand', very nice idea!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 09:28 PM UTC
Ned, I second what everyone else has said.

Really great attention to the details.

Curious to see how the base builds up

Looks like Tassie Oak to me?
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 06:30 PM UTC

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Ned,

as everybody said, great work. And indeed those scratch build details enhance your model very much.

I'm looking forward to see your 'dry dock - stand', very nice idea!

Cheers
Jan



Thanks Jan,

just something a bit different and adds some scale detail. Although like everything else it requires a few steps and repetitive cutting, and clean up. Trying to be careful to keep the edges sharp as any rounding over looks out at normal scale.
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 06:42 PM UTC

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Ned, I second what everyone else has said.

Really great attention to the details.

Curious to see how the base builds up

Looks like Tassie Oak to me?



Thanks Russ, yes it is, Bunnings off the shelf for the 5mm square (was 6mm but I planed it down to 5mm).

The rest I machined from a board I had. Cut the rebate out to suit the glass thickness.

Glued up below.





Got a glass case made to order locally. The timber surround is rebated to allow the bottom section of glass to sit inside it and still allow me a way of fixing the glass to the models base piece so I can remove if necessary. Will make sense later.



The sanded keel blocks with holes drilled in the 2 that correspond to the mounting holes in the hull.



Needed to make a .5mm shim for the front block to get it to the correct height.


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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:40 PM UTC
Ned,

Its great that you have the ability and means to build your own display case.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 06:31 PM UTC
The Display Case should really set off you Build very nicely indeed.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 09:39 PM UTC
Hi Ned

ah yes, good ol' Bunnings. That's my source of timber too.

Wow, she's getting her own glass case! Awesome. Would love to have the space for that, instead, my 'fleet' whilst each ship gets its own base, they have to share the one display unit
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 04:29 PM UTC

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Ned,

Its great that you have the ability and means to build your own display case.

Mark



Yes I'm happier in this field than the actual model build. Less pressure as you can build it again in the event of a failure.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 04:31 PM UTC

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Hi Ned

ah yes, good ol' Bunnings. That's my source of timber too.

Wow, she's getting her own glass case! Awesome. Would love to have the space for that, instead, my 'fleet' whilst each ship gets its own base, they have to share the one display unit



Yes Russ as I'm not planning on another build this one gets its own case. As you would know dust is the biggest issue, no way can you leave ships out in the open.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 04:44 PM UTC
OK so at the risk of paralysis by analysis I eventually got to the next step of my original plan which was to allow the outer glass to be lifted off (but still be able to be secured to the ships base) and was planning on using 4 stainless counter bored cap head bolts inserted through the front timber surround that the glass will be attached to and threaded into the base.

I ran a test piece to make sure I could get a clean hole in the timber surround and did, but then changed my mind and opted to add 4 base "feet" which attach to the base and will then allow the timber surround (attached to the glass) to be fixed off from below with 4 small screws through each of the feet.

See below, the glass is yet to be fixed into the timber surround. My reasoning being not just letting the glass sit in the rebate, is that if somebody picked up the glass case the base could/would come with it then fall off along with the attached ship. I'm taking a risk averse approach. Its not a tight fit, snug but not tight.







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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 09:45 PM UTC
Holy moley Ned!

I'm taking notes for when I need a display case for when I build the Titanic!