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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2019, 12:53:03 PM »
Its not just his ingenuity, its also being able to the job.

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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2019, 04:03:47 PM »
It's not ingenuity, it's shear bloody-mindedness.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2019, 02:42:06 PM »
                The ships boats are quite a feature of the model so I thought I should make a decent job of fitting them.
               There are two mounted on chocks with the davits swung in-board, four suspended in davits which are swung out-board and one in davits, out-board over the stern. The four swung out-board should be lashed back to a cross-bar mounted between the davits.
               All are nicely moulded, unfortunately, the pulleys, in etched brass are far too short. This doesn't matter for those swung in-board but it does for the four out-board ones. Fortunately I have some generic pulleys in 1:700 scale that fit the bill after some modification.
              I built the whole lot as a sub-assembly as I thought (hoped) it would be easier to work with rather than trying to fit them, piece by piece to the model.
              Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves. One done, another three to go.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 03:11:32 PM »
Number two assembled and fitted.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2019, 05:47:43 PM »
Looks really great.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2019, 08:02:50 PM »
Another excellent build

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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2019, 08:39:31 PM »
Hang on in there Haddock,
They look really great, well done...!
Cheers,
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2019, 04:05:13 PM »
                 All ships boats in place. The one hanging over the stern was a bit of a pain and yes, it is suspended on EZ line slings.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2019, 05:51:25 PM »
Your skills know no bounds, superb modelling.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2019, 09:34:31 AM »
                 Thank you kind sir.
 (should have gone to Specsavers)
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2019, 03:50:07 PM »
        Ratlines in place.

Must admit these tested my patience a little but determination (bloody mindedness) won in the end.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2019, 01:40:09 PM »
Some more railings added.
           Bronco would have you start adjacent to the bollards on the fore-deck and finish next to the ladders that lead from the main-deck onto the fore-deck in one run of brass. This means seven right angle bends and a radius in one length. Not for the faint-hearted.
           I've resorted to five pieces of generic brass of three different lengths between stanchions, not perfect but not bad if you don't look too closely.
           Starboard side done, port to go. Not something to do in a hurry.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2019, 01:27:55 PM »
                              Unless I decide to add a few figures, just to give a sense of scale, no more detail to add to the fore-deck.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2019, 12:48:17 PM »
                                Guess that's it finished, I may add some figures in the fullness of time. Note KGV in the background as a comparison for size.
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Re: Chinese cruiser CHING YUEN in 1:350 by Bronco.
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2019, 01:43:52 PM »
I look forward to seeing it in the flesh.
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