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    Post  skyhigh on Fri May 25, 2012 5:55 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Good afternoon David, Very Happy

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    If I have surrendered, I would not have started off with the Scharnhorst project. cheers

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    10 commandments... silent ..what have to do the 10 commandments with the ship ... Paul beleave it or not , they will save you your life ....... cheers
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat May 26, 2012 2:24 pm

    Marco, my dear friend, Very Happy

    It's the decisions you take in life that can save or destroy you life. Idea

    Now please, stop hijacking this tread, and stick only to the Scharnhorst project. Cool
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    Post  Haratio Fales on Wed May 30, 2012 5:43 pm

    I was wondering if You saw th1:72 Scale German WW2 Heavy Battle Cruiser K.M.S. Scharnhorst 1943 - Page 13 06072710is on the news Paul. I think its on MSN.com. This is a Captain in the Polish Navy. The picture he is holding is 3 in one. The top pic of course is a drawing of the Graph Zeplin, the bottom is a arial photo while the ship was being built, but the center pic is a sonar scan that was just compiled of her on the bottom of the ocean by the Polish Navy. now hopfully an expidition will get the deep sea Submersables to go down and take some good pics. I never knew that the Soviets sank the ship after the war, I thought she had been scraped.
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:42 am

    Good morning Brothers, Very Happy

    Some pictures of the work in progress, on the main range finder assembly, located on the fore tower of the ship.

    To start with, I decided to scratch build the FuMO 27 radar, of which some pictures are posted.

    The small circular support bases for the antennas.
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    The basic back frame.
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    Another view of the base frame.
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    Works on the outer frame.
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    The outerframe, well under way.
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    The back support stiffeners.
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    A picture of the back frame showing the circular bases in place, togather with interconnecting copper wire.
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    Another view of the assembly, with one of the antennas in place.
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    Will post more photos, during the weekend.

    Once the FuMO 27 Radar is ready, next in line is the FuMO22, as the both of them formed part of the main range finder station.
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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:27 pm

    You are working hard Paul , welldone.... cheers
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:56 pm

    Hello Marco, Very Happy

    Thanks for your comments, but working hard is not enough, I'am afraid. The FuMO radars were a bit of complicated equipment, and I have to be extremely carefull, if I want to produce a correct scale model of the assembly. The radar I am working on at present, is really testing my patience. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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    Awsome as always Paul. Breath in through the nose and out through the mouth.
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:57 am

    Thanks mate, Very Happy

    I really need a pice of good advise right now.

    I should have the Radar ready by end of this week, and start on the FuMO 26 radar, which is even more difficult to produce, as it has a whole lot of antennas in the shape of figures of 8, with a specific pattern. But anyway, shall take the matter bit by bit. Suspect

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    Post  Ray on Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:02 am

    Welldone Paul, you are really rocking mate Twisted Evil
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:55 am

    Thanks Ray, Very Happy

    I am planning to have the radar finished by this weekend, so that I will start on the FuMO 26 radar, and the main rangefinder assembly. Rolling Eyes

    Every piece of the ship feels like to be a kit within a kit, with every piece with it's share of detailing.

    Never the less, I believe that bit by bit the ship will eventually be ready.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:08 am

    bicca xoghol Paul...but it will be worth it !!!!
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    1:72 Scale German WW2 Heavy Battle Cruiser K.M.S. Scharnhorst 1943 - Page 13 Scharn10This is a Computer model of Sharnhorst and a Z class destroyer from Zestroyer.com It is being worked on for Dragon Models in 1/350 scale. There are some good renderings there and an article about the development of the model.
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    Post  Guest on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:47 am

    Nice work with the radar!
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    Post  Dottore on Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:53 pm

    Great scratching Paul!

    Keep them coming!

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:05 pm

    Thank brothers for your support, Very Happy

    The first radar (FuMO 27) is ready now - 100% complete with first coat of primer coat. cheers

    Tomorrow I shall kick off with the next radar - the FuMB 4 SAMOS. The size of the radar is smaller than the one I have just completed, but more complicated. I shall be needing all the patience I can gather and some help from the one above. Cool

    Next Monday I shall be posting the pics of both radars. Basketball




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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:32 am

    Paul Salomone wrote:Thank brothers for your support, Very Happy

    The first radar (FuMO 27) is ready now - 100% complete with first coat of primer coat. cheers

    Tomorrow I shall kick off with the next radar - the FuMB 4 SAMOS. The size of the radar is smaller than the one I have just completed, but more complicated. I shall be needing all the patience I can gather and some help from the one above. Cool

    Next Monday I shall be posting the pics of both radars. Basketball







    Go Paul go , now that is a good saying ..I shall be needing all the patience I can gather and some help from the one above..... cheers


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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:42 am

    Good morning brothers, sunny

    wakey wakey - more pics.

    As I said the FuMO 27 radar is mainly ready awaiting the front matress, which is the last thing that shall be fixed in place. The radar is made from a stagering 173 pieces. Each piece was cut to it's proper scaled size, and fixed in it's place by using the venerable McPoly adhesive and Zap A Gap super glue.

    A view of the main frame assembly, togather with the antennas in place.
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    Another view of the general framework assembly.
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    A rear view of the framework assembly.
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    A rear view showing the access ladder, the main canalisation trunking and the junction box.
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    A close up view of the above.
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    A front view.
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    The FuMO 27 with it's first primer coat.
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    A close up wiew, revealing the detail of the main support bracket structure.
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    An isometric view.
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    A close up view, showing all the details and hard work involved.
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    The base frame for the FuMB 4 SAMOS.
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    A plan layout of the radar assembly. I managed to create the layout on Autocad, after hours of research and viewing existing photos.
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    A close up view of the complicated assembly of the FuMB 4 SAMOS radar.
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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:20 pm

    Nice work Paul, and very neat..... cheers
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    Post  Ray on Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:23 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Nice work Paul, and very neat..... cheers

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:14 pm

    Thanks Brothers, Very Happy

    I am really trying to get the best out of it, but of course it gets more difficult along the way. Suspect

    In a few weeks you will recognise the fact that every piece is in itself a kit within a kit, and when all the pieces fit togather; I think that, that will be the day upon which I will cry out loud - HURRAH FINALLY READY. cheers



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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:25 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Thanks Brothers, Very Happy

    I am really trying to get the best out of it, but of course it gets more difficult along the way. Suspect

    In a few weeks you will recognise the fact that every piece is in itself a kit within a kit, and when all the pieces fit togather; I think that, that will be the day upon which I will cry out loud - HURRAH FINALLY READY. cheers




    absolutely Paul...yes i agree every componet is a model in itself....still like I said before it's verywarding when u see the result...prosit...
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    Post  Wayne on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:35 pm

    Lovely intricate work Paul, looking awesome cheers


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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:05 pm

    Thanks Brothers, Very Happy

    I shall bring both radars at the club tomorrow evening.
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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:37 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Thanks Brothers, Very Happy

    I shall bring both radars at the club tomorrow evening.

    Paul be aware that tommorow start the BBQ season so be carefull or leave it for next wed.... see you ...... cheers
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:58 am

    Good morning Brothers, sunny

    Some progress pictures of the FuMB 4 SAMOS radar.

    The radar shall be made up from some 250 pieces when ready. Being smaller in size than the other FuMO 27 radar, one can appreciate more the extract of detail making part of the said radar.

    The four pieces which form the dipole - I need to do eight assemblies.
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    One dipole is ready with the three circular support bases.
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    The other pieces being cut to size.
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    two dipoles ready for action.
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    The assembly guide.
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    Two dipoles already mounted on the main frame.
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    Five dipoles, togather with the support feet - ready for assembly.
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    The eight assemblies mounted on the main frame.
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    A frontal view of the assembly.
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    An angles elevation, to enhance the detail of the radar.
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    The pieces which form part of the four in number smaller dipoles, which shall be mounted on top of the array.
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    I am planning to have all the dipoles assemblies ready by this weekend. Shall be posting more photos next Monday.

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