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Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 10:17 PM

Hutch6390

The 37mm Flak looks very good - nice work, mate! Yes

  

Thank you Hutch for your reply.

I'll be putting up the partially painted results of the "major sub assemblies"  as soon as I can get the pictures taken.

 After I upload those "in progress shots" and when I have the model all put together, I'll be taking better staged pictures of the completed model for review.                                                                                                                                             Waving animated emoticon

                                     

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, October 7, 2023 2:33 PM

GAF

Hah!  Judges will never be able to tell its not kit parts!  Big Smile

Gary

 

 
 Actually, the judges will never see it.
But I will be showing it at our local hobby shop's club meeting.
   http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/perverted-smiley.gif I quit the contest circuit back when
  http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/farting/super-fart.gifgas prices began their eternal a scent 
 
                           I really hope they're happy now http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/dancing/egyptian.gifhttp://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/bird-finger-smiley-emoticon.gif
 
Besides, I'd still be buying more kits..... I have enough.
                     http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/didisaythat.gifMore than more enough.
                                            http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/no/nein-smiley-emoticon.gif   http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/no/nein-smiley-emoticon.gif   http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/no/nein-smiley-emoticon.gif

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, October 5, 2023 1:35 PM

The 37mm Flak looks very good - nice work, mate! Yes

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 10:58 PM

fox

Hi DM! Tried out 99.9. Excellent music.Cool Got it bookmarked for use while on the bench. Thanks for the tip. 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

Great! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/go-ahead-smiley-emoticon.gif

I'm happy to spread the word about it. On Sundays, listening to those wonderful songs from yesteryear always gets me revved up to take on the next week.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted by GAF on Sunday, October 1, 2023 8:12 PM

Hah!  Judges will never be able to tell its not kit parts!  Big Smile

Gary

fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, October 1, 2023 7:20 PM

Hi DM! Tried out 99.9. Excellent music.Cool Got it bookmarked for use while on the bench. Thanks for the tip. 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, October 1, 2023 1:58 PM

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hello/little-cutie-says-hello-smiley-emoticon.gif

I'm sitting here listening to 99.9 oldies on Tune in.....  http://th38.photobucket.com/albums/e105/CommentCrazyGirl/Smileys%20Action/Music%20Dance/th_humming.gif

... the very best music from my time and X-tra super on Sunday from noon 'till 3pm.

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/happy/music.gif REALLY BRINGS ME ALIVE!! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/happy/music.gif

 

Ok. …… http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/didisaythat.giffinally.
Here’s how the 37 mm went…. and with only one good eye.
 (I lost vision in my left eye back in 1995 and my hearing (permanently) in my left ear in 1978 due to a brain tumor.)

It’s NOT perfect but it IS tiny…….uhh… the gun, …..http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/spying-smiley-emoticon.gif not my eye.

Since this is too small to make proper gunnery wheels that have four spokes, this is what I did…. several times.
I’ve seen these type of solid wheels before.

The picture is a bit blurry but it gets the idea across good enough. The gunnery wheels were punched out plastic card and the rims were made by pre-shaping copper wire and tacked into place with superglue on the back sides followed by Tamiya thin on the front sides. It wasn’t hard.
 
And next,

 a group picture of the evolution and the (magic of the) painted items.
Bits of brass, plastic sprue, plastic card and tiny parts cut from other unused items.

 I got a bigger box.......


Again, https://karopka.ru/upload/main/smiles/5/unknw.gif I know it’s not perfect but as far as I’m concerned it does the job.

Sorry this took a while to post here but sometimes life gets in the way......

But man, this music.....    just make's me so happy!

                      

 https://karopka.ru/upload/main/smiles/5/1.gifgot a bit carried away there.

 

http://thmg.photobucket.com/albums/v372/Bianca_thd/smileys/th_monkey_butt.gifI've finally quit a lookin'

 

More coming soon................

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, September 30, 2023 3:15 PM

Tanker-Builder

Sorry Fox!

 I am using you as a jumper here.  Disastermaster, This sub is coming along nicely. I would reply to your posts, But, The reply box isn't showing up when I read your posts. Thanks Fox!

 

 
                        https://karopka.ru/upload/main/smiles/5/clapping.gif
I made a suggestion to Forum Feedback & Error Reporting to
make an effort to look into this.                         
 Eventually the powers that be, just might see.

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, September 28, 2023 4:58 PM

fox

DM, just a thought. Do you have a trash can near the bench? I've dropped or accidently pushed stuff off the bench into mine quite a few times. Each time I had to dump it out and go thru it. 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

Hmmmm, just woke up....  http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sleep/sleepy-smiley.gif sniff,sniff.......

    Thanks for the suggestion.   Nahh,   no trash can.

I always pick through any leftovers on the counter (no mass sweeps) and quite often re-purpose pieces of chopped sprue to put in my "Fruit of the Sprue" jar.

                                      http://th150.photobucket.com/albums/s94/SaraMaciu/smileys/th_sandysmilie.gif

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/jobs/toolman-smiley-emoticon.gif     The only time I really ever have to find something is if it's a tool and I've placed it in the wrong drawer..

 

Thanks again....

Got to head out to our meeting tonight at the model club.

        http://th17.photobucket.com/albums/b55/thewrensnest/smileys/th_planete_smiley_com_lol2045.gif:party0023:

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 28, 2023 2:57 PM

Sorry Fox!

 I am using you as a jumper here.  Disastermaster, This sub is coming along nicely. I would reply to your posts, But, The reply box isn't showing up when I read your posts. Thanks Fox!

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:18 PM

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hello/little-cutie-says-hello-smiley-emoticon.gifLuvspinball

I'm always putting stuff in a safe place.

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/yes/ok-sign-smiley-emoticon.gif Good to know I'm not the only one here that does that.

In every instance I keep my safe place right on the counter within an area of about two feet right under my nosehttp://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/nose-pick.giffrom what I'm working on.

My safe place is in clear plastic boxes right before my very eyes.

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/school/math-problem-smiley-emoticon.gifThis is only the second time this has ever happened to me. I never start another project until I finish the one I'm working on.

I think I'll take a nap now.....

                                 http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sleep/dreaming-1.gif maybe it'll come back to me.

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"

 

 
fox
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Posted by fox on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 6:06 PM

DM, just a thought. Do you have a trash can near the bench? I've dropped or accidently pushed stuff off the bench into mine quite a few times. Each time I had to dump it out and go thru it. 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 12:29 AM

GAF

How do you lose a 2 inch box?  Obviously sabotage! Surprise

But I'm sure the 37mm will look even better when you build the parts yourself.

Gary

 

 
      Gary,
                   http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/fighting/seeing-stars.gif          
                   I still have NO idea. I'm still looking even though
                    I've almost got the 37mm finished.
                    Thank you for the positive comment.
                     Been out doing some target practice this week so that's
                      put me a bit behind.
 
                             It's coming very soon though.

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"

 

 
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Posted by Luvspinball on Sunday, September 24, 2023 9:37 AM

If you lost the whole box, then chances are you did what I do.  You moved it to a "safe place" so it wouldn't get lost.  Now where that safe place is, is anyone's guess.  But I am betting it is quite safe.  Some day in the near future, you will wake up at 3:23am and dramatically remember where you put it.  Do not drift back to sleep, or you will immediately forget it again.

Been there, done that.

Great work by the way.

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, September 23, 2023 5:18 PM

CrashTestDummy

 disastermaster

<SNIP>

*  And to add more aggravation I had to retype this all over again because Finescale logged me out.

                                                           What's next?

 Logged you out?!?  Amazing!!  My old account 'disappeared' when I reset the email address on it, but after a few backs-and-forths with the admin team here, that all got straightened.  They told me to log out and back in and things should be fixed.  Luckily, the changes happened dynamically, as I have NEVER been able to log out, on purpose, or accidentally.  Indifferent

Nice work, though.  I have a couple of subs in my stash, mostly really wierd stuff, like the Hunley and Proteus, but I do appreciate WIPs of all types, since there's stuff to learn from almost each and every one. 

Regards,

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

 

 
 
First time in  20+ years that THAT has ever happened to me.
Next time I went back and typed it onTextEdit first , https://forum.ultravnc.net/images/smilies/_icon_tomato.gifso it wouldn't happen again.
 
Stay close.
         You'll probably like what you see when this surfaces.
                          "The learning is in the doing."

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"

 

 
GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:45 AM

How do you lose a 2 inch box?  Obviously sabotage! Surprise

But I'm sure the 37mm will look even better when you build the parts yourself.

Gary

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Thursday, September 21, 2023 3:09 PM

disastermaster

<SNIP>

*  And to add more aggravation I had to retype this all over again because Finescale logged me out.

                                                           What's next?

 

Logged you out?!?  Amazing!!  My old account 'disappeared' when I reset the email address on it, but after a few backs-and-forths with the admin team here, that all got straightened.  They told me to log out and back in and things should be fixed.  Luckily, the changes happened dynamically, as I have NEVER been able to log out, on purpose, or accidentally.  Indifferent

Nice work, though.  I have a couple of subs in my stash, mostly really wierd stuff, like the Hunley and Proteus, but I do appreciate WIPs of all types, since there's stuff to learn from almost each and every one. 

Regards,

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, September 21, 2023 12:41 AM

Hey Fox,

I get'cha on that.

Thank you for your interest and inclusion with this subject.

 This has only happened to me one time before, about 12 years ago. That part (thankfully a simple, one piece part) showed up about 3 years later..... in a far corner all the way across the living room where no one ever goes.

 I'm still working on the 37mm............http://myphoto.eu/img/smiles_dark/smileySweating.gif

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"

 

 
fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, September 17, 2023 3:28 PM

You know when you're going to find it don't you?

Anyhow, just getting around to seeing your great work on this build. I'll be watching from here on. Yes Yes

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, September 17, 2023 2:48 PM

This is the 37mm gun as shown in the instructions.


Nothing complicated.

http://myphoto.eu/img/smiles_dark/smileySweating.gifBut, as it looks right now I’m going to have to break out the calipers and research some measurements from the internet.

                                                  

At some point the partially prepped parts (including the small plastic box I put them in) was apparently devoured by a hideous carpet monster. 

                                  

I’ve looked for hours employing every search trick I know.
How in the ‘ell did it swallow the 2” plastic box I put it all in?

I don’t want to buy another kit or do 3D printing just to get the gun either.
So, I guess there’ll be a lull here since I’m going to have to redo it all by hand.
            
I’ll have it up as soon as I can get it finished.
                         A short while from now…………..

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, September 16, 2023 2:35 PM

Hutch6390

Great work here, DM, on a very small scale - I'm getting eye strain just from the photos!

 

 
Thanks Hutch!
 
Stack on some readers 'cause things are gonn'a get even smaller.
Computer work animated emoticon
 
I'm currently working on a missing parts problem.
                                                         
            ......'ya know what that means.

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, September 15, 2023 1:44 AM

GAF

Amazing detail work.  Your creativity shows.

Gary

 

 
 Thank you Gary.
 
        Working on the next episode.

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Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 6:54 PM

Hutch6390
disastermaster
Stayed tuned.
 

 
Don't pinch,
 grab it up and enjoy.

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"

 

 
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Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, September 11, 2023 12:07 PM

Great work here, DM, on a very small scale - I'm getting eye strain just from the photos!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Sunday, September 10, 2023 7:30 PM

Amazing detail work.  Your creativity shows.

Gary

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, September 10, 2023 5:33 PM

back.gif image by CommentCrazyGirl

             with

             :frantic:

U Boat Jumping wires.


http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q482/GlamGolden/Silly%20Smileys/writing1-smiley.gifTaking notes while making boats isn't easy.


Been busy……….

The ones that I have seen and really DO look good were done with resin parts…..(but those aren’t in 1/144 scale either…:-to…..that I know of).

This is probably the hardest part (in this scale) to make this somewhat convincing. I’ve been doing a lot of “thinking  it out” before beginning.

 

Grin.gif image by SVT-GT500

I think these are going to come out quite nice.

               
Haven’t seen anyone doing the jumping wires in this manner. Most all I’ve seen use bits of play-doh, drops of glue or even bread dough (http://th108.photobucket.com/albums/n16/MellaBellaJean/smileys/th_confused-18.gifyuck).

Now, how I laid out the forward & rear  jumping wires.
 It gets a more beady after this…….  liike 2mm.

The insulators might be a bit too big for this scale but 2mm were the smallest thing I could find…… But, (of course) after all this was finished I've found  ‘em in 1mm.


                     

Careful measurements are required for all the following.

Forward layout…
 

    There is just barely enough  room for the functional snorkel to correctly engage the bridge connection.
    There are no useable/viewable attachment points on the bridge  for the jumping wires to securely connect to, so I made my own.
     
     You can connect them by making your own pintel connectors.
This picture should be self explanatory, it really isn’t difficult.
The smallest one on the left is made from tiny old mouse wires.
           

                                              
  All  the attachment points (cable wise) were made to allow the snorkel to dock with the bridge correctly.
 

Keep thinking ahead......http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/juggle.gif

 The part that divides the forward cable just before the bridge is a part I made (3 pieces).

A lot of research has gone into this.....http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/bokmal.gif

Additional features added below, except for the antenna wire that I’m going to redo.

The way I have this mounted allows me to just slightly raise the cables above the styrofoam base and install the insulators in the required position wth some pva. Brush on some future while the pva has dried.
   After the insulators have dried securely in place, add another brushing of future to keep them that way. This gives you a semi-rigid structure to work with.

        The rear  jumping wires are done in the same manner.

        It’s nowhere near finished yet…………..  37mm next.

          Remember……
                     "The learning is in the doing."

                                      http://th636.photobucket.com/albums/uu89/ZeeOO_01/smileys/th_31d977f9d3993363b99cc36332b31a34.gif

                                              
    I made all the tire chains on the M-20 armored car that you see below (at the bottom of this post) in the same manner as the cables were done.

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Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 4:08 PM

GAF

Well, add a third to the replies, though I can't say much concerning ships.  I will say that the detail work you've endeavored to create is amazing, considering.  I did a Gato class submarine sometime back and realized even the rigging for the antenna masts and guardrails was a chore!  I'll try to follow along.

Gary

 Doh emoticon (Hand gesture emoticons)Ships really aren't my forte, but for some unknown reason I'm attracted to WWII submarines. Of course the smaller the scale, the harder it is when concerning intricate detail. The reverse of that would be, the bigger the scale the less room you have for the result.

 And as we all know, there has to be a trade-off there somewhere

 Hang with me, because when you see how I'm doing the rigging and the overall results I expect when this is completed, you just might want to challenge yourself too.

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/020/2/0/Eyes_by_krissi001.gif Any model you build just teaches how to do the next one better.

 Right now I'm working with the fore and aft jumping wire details. Making the required parts just makes me think harder. I'll be putting it up here soon.

    http://th231.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/mfhooligan/Smileys/th_thencore-1.gifThanks for looking in.

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, September 4, 2023 12:35 PM

surfsup
Really nice work so far. Will be watching along with this one.....Cheers mark.

 
More stuff  on the list
                                    ......coming soon.
 
 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, September 3, 2023 2:50 PM

disastermaster
Stayed tuned.

Yes, for sure Big Smile  I was quite pleased with how mine turned out, but I'm watching to see what ideas I can pinch from you in case I fancy doing another one - I'm taking notes already, looking good! Wink

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Sunday, September 3, 2023 11:20 AM

Well, add a third to the replies, though I can't say much concerning ships.  I will say that the detail work you've endeavored to create is amazing, considering.  I did a Gato class submarine sometime back and realized even the rigging for the antenna masts and guardrails was a chore!  I'll try to follow along.

Gary

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