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MSea

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Orel
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:28:26 PM »
I built the Knaz Suverov see first photo many years ago BH ( Before Haddock showed me how to make ship models) and she is a sister ship of the Orel, all in the Borodino Class of Russian battleships.
I decided to make the Orel taking on coal but nobody seems to make a collier in 1/350 scale -- so i will make it from scratch.
Being away for 2 weeks took some bits and bobs to make a start on the collier. Second photo is the bridge parts and the enginroom top ( could not take superglue with me) so just made the parts and have fastened them together now i am home.
The main deck and three islands have now been fastened together ( the sharp eyed amongst you will find the that I had run out of 5mm solid bar and had to use 5mm tube and fill in the holes. )
Made some vents and pulley blocks (If Wizzel wants to find out how to make the small pulleys I will show some step by step photos)

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Re: Orel
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 02:48:05 PM »
Hi Msea,
Another creation from the dockyard. Starting it whilst on holiday, now that's dedication.
Cheers,
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Re: Orel
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 03:46:03 PM »
Hi Msea,
Another creation from the dockyard. Starting it whilst on holiday, now that's dedication.
Cheers,
Bigkev
That's a very understanding wife!!
Haddock.

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Re: Orel
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 10:39:21 AM »
Yes Haddock she has put up with me for 46 years, puts you lot to shame ---hohoho
Pulley blocks fastened to wire and added to the masts.
The  hole for the holds ( try saying that 10 times after a few drinks) cut into the main deck and hatch combings added.  Next job make the lower hull with the space to see into the holds and then skin the outside of the ship.

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Re: Orel
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 07:42:04 AM »
Very nice, I just love a bit of scratch building.
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Re: Orel
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 05:17:11 PM »
Lower hull made from balsa and fitted, then a skin of thin plastic added to both sides. A bit of filler added -- letting it dry and than smooth down to combine the skin and cut away hull at the aft end. 
Next job fasten all the masts and booms together and then string them all in the correct order - that's the plan anyway.

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Re: Orel
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 08:55:33 AM »
Work on the mast and booms and some colour on the vents.

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Re: Orel
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 09:07:07 AM »
Speedy stuff, I will have to work faster, smarter or both.
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Re: Orel
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 03:36:12 PM »
Some more work done on the ship and the masts.

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Re: Orel
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 10:50:59 AM »
Rails on the ships side changed. As I said last night at the meeting the rails I have fitted to the ships side are very thick and over size, they have been replaced with some from Peter Hall and I think look much better. 
If you see the rails on the left are the new ones and the old rail is still,at the moment, on the right side of the photo. The other main problem is the old rail only fastens at the single points of the stanchions and did not have a full bar running along the deck, so they ping off if you give them a dirty look, let alone touch them.

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Re: Orel
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 08:20:32 PM »
Hi 'My Favourite Martian'
I too had problems with some kit etch, those given to me by Haddock were much better like yours from Peter Hall.
Coming along nicely............
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Re: Orel
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 04:14:18 PM »
A bit of colour on the hull and the mast trial  fitted

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Re: Orel
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 09:38:49 AM »
Some winches from North Star painted and brass bits added.
Fitted to ship, next job is to dirty up the ship and then rig the mast and add figures.

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Re: Orel
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 10:28:55 AM »
Looking very busy, keep scratching - it may be catching.
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Re: Orel
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2018, 04:32:30 PM »
Some rigging done on the masts