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Hello Davi

Forgive me if I missed this earlier somewhere in this build thread. I have looked it over and have to ask something about your photoetching. Are you planning to sell this photoetch as a set, or multiple sets to the public? Or is it all strictly for your own use? Your work is astounding, and I have been following it for a little while now, though I admit I am a latecomer to this thread. I have been building plastic ship models all my life, and am no amateur, but my friend, You have sent us all back to school!! Please tell me that you are selling this photoetch. I am currently working on a Vic for myself. That Poop Deck Skylight is wonderful, and I have been dreading having to try and assemble that plastic garbage for a while now. Thank you for inspiring me.

Best regards

William

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And by the way, what makes the Vic so interesting?

 

Very clear - maaaaaaaaaany biiiiiiig guns, very maaaaaaaaaacho ;-)

 

Therefor I ask for your forgiveness as I almost forgot the most biiiig, maaaaaaaaale and maaaaacho gun ....

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... biiiiig things ...

 

... really big ...

 

... the dafi

 

... more soon :-)

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So the last part of the etch orgy: the channel chains.

 

Here the old mark 1 ...

 

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... and as I believed that this was still too big here the refined mark 2.

 

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And here some more details :-)

 

Either fixed on Heller´s deadeye-machine where the lanyards could be fixed before assembly ...

 

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... or - as I personally prefere - the deadeyes being first build in and the lanyards being put later while rigging as on the original.

 

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Deadeye with iron put into the slot and the lower parts hooked in.

 

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Needels put into the Dremel and either ground by a file or the Double-Twin-Super-Drive-Technology to reduce the head in diameter and height ...

 

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... left the original and the right the worked ones ...

 

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... inserted half ...

 

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... some cyano onto the needle and gentle pushed in.

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Some helping "shrouds" to straighten the parts ...

 

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... and glue the irons into the slot.

 

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The main channels got the missing iron support bracket - ok it is brass now - ...

 

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... and the preventer chain plates are added on the bottom ...

 

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... but aside this it is almost business as usual :-)

 

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Also the futtock shroud chains...

 

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... with the hooks ...

 

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... turned 90° towards their rings.

 

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So that´s the report from etching front, all parts tried and only one thing left to say:

 

Dinner is served!

 

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XXXDAn

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So dinner is served, the official start is done, the sets are available:

                                          #1                         

 

 

Or straight from the source:

 

home
 
the parts:
 
to order:
 
Simply write an e-mail to
webshop@dafinismus.de
 
Enjoy it, Daniel
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Daniel,

 

As always, not only a wonderful build but informative and fun.  By the way, that man at the end of the table.  Why is he sleeping instead of eating? :)

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I think he only is upset, the messmate fetching the food is late ...

 

XXXDAn

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Your chainplates are womnderfull.

I did once "complain" on Mark I, but the feel and looks of Mark 2 definitely more to the self made ones.

 

Jan

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Thanks Jan,

 

you know I treasure your critical eye :-)

 

But this is the difference that one step more in development can do. By now I have to say, that they became a great alternative for the builds to follow even to my self made ones  and are a gigantic time saver and are in some respects even more crisp in appearance.

 

Daniel

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Hi Daniel

 

Your build never fails to amuse me with your skill and for sight, you can seam to do so much with what you have at hand and the results always enjoyable, and surprising, I never know what you are about to come up[ with next, keep up the great work and keep posting pictures,

.

Regards   Lawrence

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... I never know what you are about to come up[ with next, ....

 

... neither do I ...

 

Thanks Lawrence and Frank

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I have always known that there is photo etch out there for plastic builds........but I am seeing more and more for plastic ships,  as well as wood.  very interesting work Daniel......I enjoy every new installment ;)

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The glueing onto the test hull now was rather boring to me apart from the thrill if things will work out, but the developing and fiddling out the drawings and production was a too tempting task :-)

 

The even more exciting task is bringing life to them on the real build, looking forward to it.

 

XXXDAn

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 ...hihihihihihi...

 

... today someone of a german forum contacted me to "my wonderful wooden model" ...

 

...hihihihihi...

 

... wooden ...

 

... just to put the record straight and to jump back in time ...
 
... the starting phase, classical oob ...
 
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...           ...
 
...           ...
 
...           ...
 
... plastique au goût du chef ...
 
XXXDAn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PS: That was in 2004, I just glued in the lower battery deck ...
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I do believe not, as we did not bother, as I always say, no matter what material you use, if the model has a soul, nobody bothers anymore about the material :-)

 

Daniel

 

PS: That is why I am thankful, that there is no separation of plastik and wood here in MSW as in some other places - it IS nonsense to me.

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Thank you Mark and Popeye!

 

 

Soemething small went ahead. 
 
That is why the etch orgy originally started: I could not find enough Xs and Vs ...
 
... still needs a touch of copper paint.
 
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The upper ones prebent ...
 
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... and used a new technic to fix them: Glue the parts face down onto tape and use spray glue for the back ...
 
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... prefixed on place and finally fixed by applying extra liquid CA with a tooth pick.
Thanks to Bosco/Nicolas and his  Richelieu for this tip.
 
 
XXXDAn
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Now that's a great idea... Like doing transfer lettering (for a signs or vehicle or whatever).... Only much smaller...

 

Wish I'd thought of that when I put the name on my build... Well maybe next time...

 

Andy

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that would have been great fore my Cutty Sark build........that's what got me to buy the decal maker program.   the only problem I faced was that ink jet printers don't do white.   if I could have found something like an ALPS printer.....all would have been right with the world.  they are around,  but the price is through the roof!

 

 

the decal sheet for the kit was no good,  so I ordered a new sheet from Revell........I got that and two of the three sail sheets.  when I went to use these decals,  I was dismayed to find that even those decals had micro cracked.   I tried to find a place to have them made,  but I got the brush-off instead.   that's when I found the Testor's  'basic'  decal maker kit.  in the kit was a can of decal bonder.......if I knew of this stuff ahead of time,  I could have saved the rest of the decals......especially the waterline markers.   to get those markers,  I printed off about six copies of the decal sheet  {clear film},  and traced over them with a white paint marker.   took about that many tries to get a passable set of markers.

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Oh year the Revell Cutty,

 

did this one too when I was twelve. I was proud like a pair of socks in those days because of the painting I did and which I found IMPACCABLE ...

 

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... and some Vic-business from those glorious days ...

 

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...

 

...

 

...

 

 

 

 

 

 

...

 

XXXDAn

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ahhhh.....memories....they bring you back,  don't it  :)   I have three ships that are still around since I picked the hobby back up.....before I got into wood kits.   I always say that they are the best barometer of your experience level.....I can see my paint has improved  :)

 

sometimes I miss plastic.......I have the United States,  that I need wood for,  and I have the Lindberg Jolly Rodgers.......I look forward to fooling around with these some day soon.........got to clear the smoke I created first though ;)

 

one of my biggest problems with the decal maker is the transparency issue.  I think I need to find a printer that will go over 600 DPI.  I have an HP deskjet F2480 w/ scanner.   I have the Testor's  'decal it'  decal maker standard edition {I sent out for it}.   the basic one will not allow you to import images into it.  the standard edition will allow you to do that.   I've been scanning all kinds of stuff....stencils and the like,  import them in,  and size them down.   it will even bend the text and you can change the font to anything you want......get some really fancy placards and stuff that a way ;)

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I think I will still have to come to the decals topic one day too - the fire buckets on the poop are still waiting ...

 

Something I did not show yet properly that could be beneficial too for other scales and ships are the plate of eyebolts and hooks ...

 

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 ... and one with extra fine gratings for the launches ...

 

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... the backside of course with the visible battens ;-)

 

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Cheers Daniel

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Daniel,

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Look forward to more pictures!

Eddie

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