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Haddock

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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2017, 08:15:02 AM »
Is it the angle or me?
Probably a bit of both, the perspective is confusing, plus the two halves aren't stuck together so the top half is free to rotate at the moment.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2017, 09:08:27 AM »
I must agree with you Zak it does look a bit out of jannock that bottom yardarm

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Does this help?      There's certainly something there but I think I can lose that when the two parts are joined, there's a bit of play in the joint.
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« Last Edit: March 24, 2017, 09:11:37 AM by Haddock »

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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #77 on: March 24, 2017, 10:58:12 AM »
Graph paper to the rescue, you ex- mathematician/ engineer.
Looks ok now.

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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2017, 11:31:37 AM »
Even the lighting makes a difference!     The fun bit, once some rigging is on will be fixing both masts to their fighting tops and getting it all to look plumb and square to the centre-line of the ship. Can't see a way of actually measuring anything as yet so it will be the MK1 eyeball. It's a plastic to plastic joint so I'll have some time to adjust    I hope.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #79 on: March 24, 2017, 03:53:58 PM »
           Made a start on some of the rigging, I'm using EZ line, it's very soft and floppy so it's impossible to feed it through a small hole.
           The main yard is the original plastic one, I wanted to preserve the detail, so the line is threaded through 0.3mm drilled holes, secured with a dab of superglue and cut flush with the hole where needed.
           My method is to cut a piece of fishing line, about six inches long and push both ends through the drilled hole, pull it nearly through leaving a loop, drop the end of the EZ line through the loop and gently pull the other ends, if it goes according to plan, you end up with the EZ line through the hole. Sounds complicated but it's harder to say than do, just needs perseverance.
           The brass yards are easier to do. Just a case of tying the line with a suitable knot, adjusting the tension, dab of superglue and cut off, job jobbed.
           You'll probably notice that the tension in the line has put a bit of a curve in the plastic yard, hopefully this should cancel out when the braces pull in the opposite direction.
           Hope all this drivel makes sense.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #80 on: March 24, 2017, 04:22:32 PM »
Masochist.

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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2017, 06:39:23 PM »
Absolutely mad.....by the way what is a fighting top?? I know what a spinning top is but this one defeats me.

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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2017, 06:38:52 PM »
Absolutely mad.....by the way what is a fighting top?? I know what a spinning top is but this one defeats me.
                             They are the two "sheds" that at the moment are the highest part of the model.
               During battle or gunnery practice, they would be manned by an officer and some ratings whose job it was to spot the fall of shot and relay the information to the gunnery officer.
              Arming them was not very successful and the guns were removed quite quickly.
          Fighting tops remained in use till the advent of usable radar, which rendered them obsolete.
               They did become more sophisticated, being fitted with range-finders, radio and other stuff.
           Can't have been the nicest place to be as the were in close proximity to the funnels so were exposed to all the heat and smoke.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2017, 07:59:05 PM »
In earlier days were they manned by sailors with muskets - wasn't it one such sailor in the fighting top that fatally wounded Nelson?  I seem to remember the term being used in relation to that incident.

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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2017, 08:14:01 PM »
Think you're right.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #85 on: March 26, 2017, 02:49:00 PM »
Bit more progress, two halves joined and some more rigging added. More to add yet, but you get the idea.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #86 on: March 27, 2017, 04:23:56 PM »
As a break from rigging, I thought now would be a good time to fit the anchors and chains.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #87 on: March 27, 2017, 08:32:46 PM »
Hi Haddock,
That looks good. Those anchors look really heavy duty.

Question:- What is that empennage that juts out from the front of the bow above the waterline please?

Cheers,
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #88 on: March 28, 2017, 07:54:52 AM »
Hi Haddock,
That looks good. Those anchors look really heavy duty.

Question:- What is that empennage that juts out from the front of the bow above the waterline please?

Cheers,
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It's a torpedo tube, there's one on the stern as well.
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Re: TSESARAVICH, 1904, in1:350.
« Reply #89 on: March 28, 2017, 03:27:05 PM »
Bit more progress, slowly but surely.
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