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catching up on your progress......really nice work on the structures so far :)   the railing bases could have been done in brass sheet too.......eliminate any chipping.   smart thinking on gauging the height......not all eye bolts are alike :)  ;)   look'in good !

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Thanks  Ya the grab rails  bass could have been better I have the sheet brass, I just could not find a way to cut it so small, still new to working with  metal,  I need to get some small tools  just for metal working,  all my build tools are for wood. I have several more rails to do, so will wait until I get the proper stuff  

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So after much thought about  working  metal , or lack of.  I don't think I have the skills for  photo etching, plus all the equipment involved is a stretch for a hobby  builder. While I'm working on the list of tools I might need, I decided take a hard look around the shop, amazing  gee I have a lot of Dremel  stuff , so I made the attempt to cut and grind a few pieces. I might just opening myself up for some laughter  here,  but if you don't try do don't learn  So my attempt at making  the hold down brackets for the engine room cover, it took me a couple of days. the verdict is still out if I start over again.   Ok back to wood and comfort t zone.  carved the towing bit. On PTs 103 -108 the towing bit was wood, white oak  . I'm a little happier with the bit 

  

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 Engine Hatch companionway the plans called for a shaped block of wood, with a lid on it. Wasn’t going there, so I scratch built something that looks a little better than shaped block wood.  Brass for the torpedo tubes and other deck fittings, nowhere near ready to start the tubes, but wanted to cut them so I could scale other items on the deck.  With done I will attempt to again make the engine room hold down brackets.

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Added  handles & latches to the engine room cover, latches are small  very hard to see, quick primer coat to prep for clean-up sanding  Made handles  & deck brackets for the 20 MM ammunition boxes,  boxes and lids are in the building stage.  

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Finally finished the 20 mm ammo lockers, ready for the primer. It  took 5 days of trial & error, at times it was a real pain to get the right look, keeping something close to scale. Overall, I’m happy with them, which in the end is all that matters. My thanks to all who sent plans, ideas & pictures

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Engine hatch cowl vents, very small detail pieces made from brass strip, brass tube,  brass nails, and washes. The detailing was time consuming and a patience tester, but I think the effect worksc3.thumb.JPG.8f3859f2c8df63df351f8b41ba9f654f.JPGc1.thumb.JPG.af959c238e66231436a1981ffe4f956f.JPG

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My attempt to scratch build the 20mm gun horn, due to the noise, the 20 mm sits near the engine room, so the horn was used to notify the gunners.  The horn is small, and I was working from pictures. It took about a week  I got it as close as my skill level will allow Still I think its a nice touch . and once you commit to alloty of detailing, your all in. 

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2 hours ago, mog said:

commit to alloty of detailing, your all in. 

 

I know what you mean did that years ago on a 1/24 Me109 G-6 I think I had 11+ pieces in a scratch-built O2 regulator it stood out. :imNotWorthy: Kevin

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While waiting for a parts shipment, I decided to rework several areas, as with most builders,  you look at something long enough, improve on a certain skill set, or both you always seem to find something you could do better. So I reworked the starboard ammo locker, the bridge spotlight locker, and the bridge starboard door.  Time will tell if I keep them as is.

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Built the Jack staff and Stern flag mast, pretty simple, they will look good with the pullies, lanyards and flags added.  Scratch build Bridge search light, it took some work to get it right, only concern is the turn knob might be a little big ?? if so minor fix  . Will add the glass & reflective inside after finale painting.

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look'in good Mog..........there will always be something or other,  that will give you the feeling you could have done better.  try not to fall into too many of those traps........double checking........too many backwards steps.   this does have the power to discourage some folks.  your doing a fine job.......keep up the good work  :) 

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First my hopes & prayers go out to everyone during theses unsure times. The craft new all love seems rather secondary.  One of my suppliers is from Spain which is closed for shipping, I’m still able is get deliveries from Cornwall boats for now, will stock up from them and work from back stock for the rest.

Started laying out the control panel area,  the test fit went well, Made the   throttle control box, it’s still rough, needs some smoothing  but its close. All in all,  it will work just fine.

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Made the foot rails from Mahogany, with guidance from Jeff D   pt103.com I followed a cross of his drawings & Dumas patterns.  Given the fragile scale here I will soak in water then heat bend them in place.  Being very careful not to snap them.

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Window drain scoops, each window has 1  & the gun turrets have 2. They will be reshaped slightly once installed. Without the equipment or really the skills to Photo Etch, tiny parts like this have to made which mean no 2 are exactly alike, but close.  I do plan to learn how to make casting to help with the duplication process . Also with time to reflect on my work, I have made upgrades/improvements  to most areas of the superstructure.  Will post soon  

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