Still more work on the Duilio

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    Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  David on Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:50 pm

    Here are some pics from phase 101 in this project

    This time its the life boats 10 of them in 7 different models all in 1/48 scale and scratch built

    On each turret one 42ft steam inc boiler and reciporocating engine
    One 45ft clinker life boat with 20 oars and on top of it a 20 footer



    The steam launch has a fibreglass hull but I have changed the
    method to plastic vac form as shown in the other two.All other detail in brass and perspex





    The process of a vacform








    As for the turret the armour plates are milliput pressed with a shaped press and the bottle screws all round were cast from a machined master







    Another model


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    These are beauties!!!!

    Post  Dottore on Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:52 pm

    Awesome work David!!!! Lovely modelling skills! It helps when you have the great machines you have to work with too!!!Wish I did!

    Looking good......
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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:43 pm

    This is a work of art my friend.....really awesome David....a museum piece
    Keep up the good work....lov e to see it all done
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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  Ray on Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:46 pm

    Truely a piece of engineering of the highest quality as expected Dave Twisted Evil

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  alexbb on Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:48 pm

    this brings to light your ingenious nature
    fantastic work

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  David on Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:01 pm

    Thanks ingbart daqsxejn bounce

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    Post  iCocker on Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:46 pm

    Awesome detail David, the turret is also taking great shape, that vacform machine looks interesting, are you using a vacuum cleaner?

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  David on Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:39 pm

    Yes it's a household vacuum connected to a wooden box with perforated top . Preferably you have various box sizes to economize on plastic

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    Post  skyhigh on Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:20 pm

    Insomma mhux ta xejn konna qlanilek l engineer tal club prosit , sabih hafna gej ix xoghol bicca xoghol sabiha ... cheers

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:07 pm

    engineering masterpiece. Excellent work

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:01 am

    not much more i can add to the above comments. Brilliant work Dave, a masterful job.

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  Joseph on Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:39 am

    Prosit, as usual excellent engineering work.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:13 am

    This is just awesome.....a real masterpiece when it's completed !!
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    Duilio boats finished

    Post  David on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:54 pm

    Finally all ten ship's boats finished
















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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  Ray on Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:27 am

    Awesome work as usual Dave........engineering of the highest DeGree Laughing

    I've just woke up, and still got cheese in my eyes, but am I right if I say that no two boats are alike What a Face ? My God that makes it even more hard work eh Sad

    You're gonna bring the ship with you this eve lol!

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  Joseph on Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:42 am

    Well done great engineering work, you are doing an excellent job, well done again.

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:09 am

    Xi gmiel Dave, that has got to be the mother of all models, it is simply brilliant. too bad the updates are so far between but i can undersand that the work you are doing takes a long time. it is simply awesome. The work you are doing in brass is really nice, a pity that those parts have to eventually be painted.

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  iCocker on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:53 pm

    OMG ... each boat is a model by itself, impressive Dave?

    I am noticing a crew, are you populating the ship or just for dimension ... isma ask Wirt Artna a favour to unveal this masterpiece again during HIS2010!

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:04 pm

    AWESOME ..............SIMPLY AWESOME......IGRI TLESTIH
    LIKE I SAID IN EARLIER POSTS ...THIS IS A LABOUR OF LOVE AND A WORK OF ART MAN....
    PROSIT....
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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:51 pm

    I'm impressed, David! Shocked

    I know that you are an excellent craftsman......... but you showed you have more skills up your sleeve!!!

    Brilliant work!

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:24 am

    Dave, you still never replied to my earlier querry re if according to the pics, all boats are of different shapes and sizes Sad

    When you have time don't worry Laughing

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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  David on Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:49 am

    out of the 10 boats 8 are different so basically its 10 scratch built boats from 8 plans

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    An overdue Duilio 1/48 update

    Post  David on Sat May 24, 2014 2:43 pm

    Here are updates from recent work on the Duilio

    At this scale it could take to infinity and beyond. So a compromise has to be reached between between what should be the limit and having the ship displayed at the Fort.

    Well here are the photos


















































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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  Ray on Sat May 24, 2014 3:00 pm

    That is an OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECE  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

    Bravissimu  cheers  cheers  cheers 


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    Re: Still more work on the Duilio

    Post  alexbb on Sat May 24, 2014 8:27 pm

    Ray wrote:That is an OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECE  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

    Bravissimu  cheers  cheers  cheers 


    could not agree more. beautiful craftsmanship

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