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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:37 pm

    Great!

    Always look forward to your updates!
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    Post  Ray on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:20 am

    You never stop to AMAZE whatever you do Bro cheers
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:16 pm

    Thanks brothers, Very Happy 

    Your warm comments are welcome.

    some more progress pictures, here goes:

    The range finder weather housing, well under way.
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    The range finder assembly ready for the detailing process.
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    A side view. Note that the black interior is created by finishing the interior in black finish and than, fixing in place the clear styrene sheet.
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    A close up view.
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    shall be posting more pictures next Monday.
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:05 pm

    Excellent Paul always a lesson in neatness, detail and flawless scratch building.
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    Post  Ray on Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:07 am

    bcauchi wrote:Excellent Paul always a lesson in neatness, detail and flawless scratch building.

    Thanks Bris as I ran out of words Sad

    May I make that x2 please cheers
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:58 am

    Good morning SSM brothers, Very Happy 

    Ray, Brian and Noel, thanks for looking in.

    Some more progress pics.

    Here goes:

    A close view of the range finder mounting.
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    A 10mm diameter aluminium rod, required to produce the range finder arms.
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    Finishing off the first arm.
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    The two range finder arms, ready for the next step.
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    The range finder arms, fitted in place.
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    The access door, located at the rear of the mounting.
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    A view of the progress so far.
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    Starting off with the timber flooring.
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    Now that things are moving along, I think that I shall be able to post more pictures during this week.
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:12 pm

    Run out of superlatives Paul, totally amazing.
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    Post  Dottore on Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:09 pm

    Great job you're doing mate...

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    Post  Ray on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:17 am

    Crazy as EVER cheers
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    Post  smallia on Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:05 am

    I am frickin' speechless !!

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:18 am

    Good morning my SSM Brothers, Very Happy 

    Some more updates, Here goes:

    The range finder nearing completion.
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    A front elevation.
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    The foot rail, required for the ship's personal to perform maintenance duties. This enables the men to walk the whole length of the platform.
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    Another view.
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    A view from the side.
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    The stowage cabinets. These were located just behind the range finder.
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    Four brass rods. 0.7mm diameter. These shall be the voice tubes, which were located just behind the range finder housing.
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    The first voice tube well under way. Note the copper wire wound around the brass rod. This shall simulate the flexible tubing which covered the voice tube itself.
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    The four voice tubes.
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    The final stages for the voice tubes and the first set if wires required for the Admiral's bridge, electrical panels.
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    The finishing process on the electrical panels, making part of the Admiral's bridge.
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    The first set of wires in place.
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    A close up view - sorry a bit blurred - my camera is not that sophisticated.
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    Shall be posting more pictures next week.
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    Post  shaun mifsud on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:27 pm

    proset paul.keep it up Smile
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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:48 pm

    Bellezza Paul...the detail you are making on this model is endless habib.....prosit
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:48 pm

    Hello Shaun, Very Happy 

    Thank you my friend. Ejja halli tibda inti wkoll.
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:49 pm

    Thanks Louis, Very Happy 

    Ejja halli nkabbru l-marine section.

    Section ta' veru.
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    Post  shaun mifsud on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:00 pm

    grazzi.
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:49 pm

    Great detailing as usual Paul, well done! Looking forward to more.
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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:17 pm

    Very nice and  good work Paul as usual...cheers 
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    Post  Gordon on Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:52 pm

    Prosit Paul good job
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    Post  5Nige on Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:12 pm

    Speechless, just speechless!! Well doe mate, truly a museum masterpiece you are building.

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    Post  Ray on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:47 pm

    Crazy as ever bro Twisted Evil

    And from El Sahara it looks AWESOME cheers
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    Post  Paul Salomone on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:35 am

    Good morning all, Very Happy 

    Hello to all those fine guys who looked in and left these gentle and kind words.  

    At the moment the electrical panel assembly, is at a halt, as big brother Oliver,  shall be giving me some lessons as how to weather the panels  and creating highlights, using oil paints.

    I view of this, I embarked on another mission - the ship's boats.

    Here goes: Cool 

    The boats shall be made from styrene sheets, and covered with timber planks where needed.

    1)- The main frame shall be made from 1.5mm thick styrene.

    2)- The other frames shall be made from 0.75mm thick styrene.

    3)- The covering shall be made from 0.5mm thick styrene.

    4)- The boat's deck and working platform shall be covered with 3mm x 0.5mm thick light teak strips.


    The ship's boat compliment was made up of the following:

    1 - 3 x Motor work boats.

    2 - 1 x Motor pinnace.

    3 - 1 X Motor launch.

    4 - 2 x 11 7 1/2 meter cutter.

    5 - 2 x 8 meter cutter.

    6 - 2 x 5 meter rowing boats.

    7 - 1 x 3 meter rowing boat.

    8 - 40 x cork and canvas dinghies.


    The overall length of the motor work boat under construction, is 16cm.

    A good view of the boats - picture taken from the Kagero 3D book.
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    A plan of the motor work boat in 1:72nd scale.
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    The ship had three of these boats, so I have to prepare three main frames.
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    The first main frame under way.
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    Putting in the lining angles for the rest of the frames.
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    The frames in place.
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    A view from the rear.
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    The front deck piece in place, together with the rest of the crew's working platform.
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    A view showing the bottom.
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    A linear view from the front.
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    More updates next week.

    See you all tomorrow.
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:20 pm

    Lovely work Paul, these sub assemblies are kits in their own right, they are stunning. Well done, it is still a carcass but looking really great. I love the neatness of your work.
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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:48 pm

    Clean ...neat... call it what you want Paul, just fantastic work ..Paul cheers 
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    Post  Ray on Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:41 pm

    Paul, you never stop to AMAZE us ALL Shocked Suspect affraid

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