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  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Friday, September 21, 2018 1:58 AM

Gamera

Oh wow love the marine life!!!

All the talk about Kraken and food makes me hungry for ojino bokkum (fried squid in Korean hot sauce) though...

I like squid too, but have a hard time chewing octopus, which the Kraken is.

Best squid I ate was in Barcelona. The sack was filled with paella.

Peter

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    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Friday, September 21, 2018 1:58 AM

Sealed the arcylic paint with PVA glue.

After it dried . . .

Tomorrow I will start applying a few coats of enamel gloss.

Peter

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, September 21, 2018 11:45 PM

PeterPan
You realize that since you've mentioned food, I've put on weight. If I sat on my bike now, the tires would blow.

Sorry about that.

In my foolish youth, I spend the better part of a year coming up with menus for 45 covers a day, five days a week, week i nand week out.  Which means I have a very learned ability to speak, and write, of food with emotion, yet dispassionately.

Perversely, it's something I cannot seem to do with ship models--if I see something not shipshap or seamanlike, it causes this reflex to go find the Deparrment Head responsible and have a Pointed Conversation with that worthy.  Hard to shake the habits of 24 years, I suppose.

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    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Monday, September 24, 2018 4:53 AM

Mac, when I was in the RAAF, lower NCOs had to do guard duty, and help in the Mess, one week per year. Soon discovered that anyone who complained to the cook got seved with spit on their plate. I never ruffled the cook. In fact I became good friends with them. Was always able to raid the stores for midnight snack after visiting the wet canteen.

Peter

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    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Monday, September 24, 2018 4:55 AM

After three coats of gloss:

Peter

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, September 24, 2018 6:58 AM

Dang, that really looks nice! You've just convinced me that I don't need to pour resin in order to make a good representatin of a muddy river in Vietnam! Thanks a lot and good luck finishing your build, have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    May, 2008
  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Monday, September 24, 2018 8:42 AM
Man! Does that look nice! Very realistic. The water is superb, and the grass where the guy is mowing - perfect. I would love to work with you on a project, just to "apprentice" the techniques. EJ

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, September 24, 2018 7:49 PM

Ewww, that turned out really nice looking Stick out tongue

PF

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, November 08, 2018 7:53 PM

As a sort of update, this project is still undreway.

Peter has decided to only publish his builds over at modelshipworld.

This one has advanced a bit.  Also, he's been at a Bridge Over the River Kwai, too.

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Friday, November 09, 2018 1:19 AM

After completing the water features, it has been full on mechanical and electronic experimentation and construction. Nothing of interest to the modeller. It's all under the table stuff.

I am working day and night to have this model finished by New Year. Well, at least the display will be at the museum. May take longer to have it all working.

Will return here to update with photos of how the display model looks when museum ready.

Peter

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 09, 2018 9:45 AM

Am looking forward to the completed photos!!! 

Good luck with getting her all finished up on time. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Friday, November 16, 2018 4:52 AM

Gamera

Am looking forward to the completed photos!!! 

Good luck with getting her all finished up on time. 

 

Thank you Gamera for your understanding.

Peter

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by PeterPan on Friday, November 16, 2018 5:02 AM

Currently starting to have a mental meltdown with the electronics and operating sequencing. There is so much happening because of a boat that automatically traverses under a bridge. I planned to get a haircut tomorrow, but I don't have to now...it's all pulled out Confused

Quite a few drawings had to be overhauled. It makes me wonder why I did not foresee this earlier. Or perhaps it's just me losing the plot (again). What I hate about all this is I spend a few days sorting out several steps to discover that an earlier step is in error, which makes all the following ones in error too. Bang Head

Getting older does not help. Retaining info . . . I just forgot what I was going to say.

Anyway, I need to step outside regularly within a day. Sometimes it actually helps. Othertimes it makes it worse, because I forgotten what I was retaining in my head. Now I write everything down, which helps some what.

So far, I am halfway through the 14 steps. Each step contains more information because they compound on future steps. Example, vessel traffic lights on bridge span, and boat navigational lights, change depending on boat direction of travel. All this just for the few seconds it takes the boat to travel a short way. I must sound like I am whinging, but I am not. It's just that I am not that smart, and find it hard to figure it all out.

So, while I am headbanging away, I will post some updates on something I was working on last month, The Bridge on the River Kwai. It too is on hold until this bridge gets finished. I plan to have this finished by New Year. Then I will go back and finish the Bridge on the River Kwai project.

Will post a link here, to the other bridge build, soon....

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/19/t/180522.aspx

Peter

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, November 16, 2018 6:21 AM

Hello Peter!

I know things like that can get complicated very fast. I sure wish I could help you some with this. Unfortunately I don't know the details of your technical solution, but I think if I was to tackle this from the start I would take a chip like the PIC and try to implement a state machine on it. This really helps to bring the structure into the program.

Good luck with your ambitious project and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:35 PM

Peter ;

 Now you know  why I don't like computer stuff . I animate using mechanical servos and cams . The mechanical servos are pirated from old mechanical units for model rail-roads . Never had any break .Turn on and after three full cycles a cam turns and shuts it off .

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 2:10 PM

I hope you are fairing well in what I hear is something of a record heatwave down in Oz.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:43 AM

Gee, I missed your last posts. Looking for more when you finish up the Kwai River bridge. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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