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Old 11-07-2009, 01:22 PM
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King George V from metal

I have just started to make model of ship King George V from metal! Before this I builth airplanes mig 29 and other also from metal and they look just fine. I am from Serbia, and I took part in competition in my town, where I took two medals , silver and bronze in category of airplanes. I am asking you to help me finishing this ship King George V (1:200).


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Old 11-07-2009, 02:19 PM
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You are in need of a Tig welder or some really good metal to metal epoxy. I would suggest aluminum flashing and a really good 2 part epoxy. Maybe riveting some part (countersunk) then filling the rivet holes with bondo or the equivalent there of.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:36 PM
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You are in need of a Tig welder or some really good metal to metal epoxy. I would suggest aluminum flashing and a really good 2 part epoxy. Maybe riveting some part (countersunk) then filling the rivet holes with bondo or the equivalent there of.
Thanks for advice. I am welding this metal, that is not the problem for me in this stage. Later I while put poliester filler and polishing the surface. Painting represents problem to me, and making top surface to look like wood, and also choosing paint for that. When I finish body of the ship, I will put the photos. In the mean time, I will read your advices about this.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:10 PM
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Very interesting project that you are working on here, Zoki. I like it alot. It looks like your ship is very heavy duty, you won't have to worry about your cat distroying this model :D I have often thought about building a tank model out of very thin sheets of copper by soldering them together, I just haven't gotten around to it yet, maybe someday. Anyway, I'll keep watching your progress..Good Luck.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:55 AM
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Thank you very much! My opinion is that the model of the ship sholud be build of the same material as real ship, and that is metal!
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:29 PM
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Heavy duty job is done. I am expecting to hear your opinion.






Can you tell me please does somebody of you now what could be a problem with my photo camera. It does not make quality photos, first of all photos dont have enough sharpeness. My camera has 6 mega pixells. Do you think that photos should be with higher quality?

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:39 PM
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The most common problem with photos is acquiring sharpness. Simply photo from a stand or at least rest the camera on sth solid - like a back of a chair, stack of books etc.

Second thing is lighting - you need a second source of light or at least use a white sheet opposite to the source of light to reflect some of it on model and lighten it up. Sth like that:

light > model < white sheet + camera

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light + camera > model < white sheet

Turn off the flash and instead lighten the model with additional sources of light.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:24 PM
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This is the first hand. Let the fun start, now I am going to corect smaller mistakes...:D:D:D
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:36 AM
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Looking very good - if you're not rolling compound curves, any paper design could be rendered in metal (if you have the skills seen here - well done Zoki). Very useful for those posting about their local "ninja cats."

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