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Old 01-24-2018, 03:20 PM
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Superb. One of my favourite rite vessels as well.

Stretched sprue seems to work very well for the ringing....
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Superb. One of my favourite rite vessels as well.

Stretched sprue seems to work very well for the ringing....

Thanks! With this one I used both sprue and EzLine: Sprue is easier to cut and attach, but can sag when spanning long distances, and breaks as soon as you catch it accidentally.

Elastic thread can be stretched to overcome the sagging issue, but can easily bend the thin card masts/yards/spreaders. This can then in turn un-tension previously completed lines. Which is crap.

So I opted to rig the forward lines of the front mast, and the rearward lines of the rear mast with sprue (all measured with dividers). Then Iíve used elastic thread under very slight tension for the lines/antennae between the two. This put everything under tension, and looking ship shape:







Itís easy to fix one end of the elastic, cut it slightly short, and then stretch it with tweezers held in a stand until the PVA sets at the other end. Remove the stand and it pulls itself taught:



My pal made the stands, he's building the SMS Panther, which has a lot of rigging.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:51 PM
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Thanks for the explanation.

Very clever!

Must be heart stopping when you remove the braces!

Super glue for both types?
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Fantastic work !!!
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:45 AM
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Thanks for the explanation.

Very clever!

Must be heart stopping when you remove the braces!

Super glue for both types?
I use formula 560 Canopy PVA for bonding everything on my paper ships. It's great becasue it's strong, dries quickly, it's tough, and has the benefit that once set, it can be dissolved with water if you make a mistake (see my "Mellum" thread!).

The only time I use cyano is for soaking any small booms or spars that are loaded in order to stiffen them a bit.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:21 AM
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Drg, thanks for your warning about the over long hull sides. Iíve only made one of HMVís ships which was very accurately drawn; as you say may be a printing run problem - 2 mm is quite a big error on a 1/250 model. Congratulations on the other posts as well, youíve got quite a fleet going...... Bailey
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:34 AM
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You, sir, are an artist!
Also, thanks for the tip on using formula 560.
I'm going to to remember that for my own models.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:02 PM
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RCMS Agassiz

Hi drg;

Thought you might enjoy these. Always liked the very early ships in the class. Scratch built it from styrene around the turn of the millennium, before discovering the ecological virtues of card modeling. Not as crisp as card, but back then it was the only way to get one. Took two years.

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Old 01-26-2018, 02:50 AM
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Hi drg;

Thought you might enjoy these. Always liked the very early ships in the class. Scratch built it from styrene around the turn of the millennium, before discovering the ecological virtues of card modeling. Not as crisp as card, but back then it was the only way to get one. Took two years.

Regards, rjccjr
Awesome job. Very nice work. I wondered if there were differences between Agassiz and Battleford (I had to scrap the Agassiz hull sides due to the length error), but yours looks identical to mine pretty much.

I did wonder about how close the rear depth charge throwers were to the adjacent raised structures, but yours looks the same there too.

Thanks.
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