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Re: akagi

Postby Mark » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:30 am

They sound even worse than a Keston ! I've had heating engineers just refuse to come and service it !

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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:00 pm

sob, will now have to wait a month for next issues ,finished off the hull as far as i can and screwed it down to the base.started on the funnel ,this weighs 120 grms so quite heavy,cleaned it off and stuck it together with slow grip cyano,the little bottle of white stuff smells like nail polish so if any one needs white nails this is the stuff to use,have put a small amount round the seams and now waiting for it to dry,looked out window and it is hailing cats and dogs etc no grass cutting later quality of my wood parts are good with no warping.more later
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Re: akagi

Postby bufferz » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:57 pm

this is probably a stupid question, but, the scrap of wood is for holding the boat down, fair enough, but whats with the cling film?

Oh and i hate you all, i was looking at the sovereign partwork, but as i have my endeavour, i wanted something different, and now im looking at this or the yamato now!!!Damn you!! :D
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:20 am

The keel is screwed down to the wooden base to keep it flat and straight ,have covered the plank with cling film so when I slosh around with the pva stuff later (planking etc) it does not stick to the wood simples,also being screwed down means I can move it around when swmbo wants it out of the dining room.
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:48 pm

Been doing a bit to the boat fixing etched ladders to the funnel and started building up the island,followed Grants tip and drilled out the port holes in the sides look much better,waiting for a dry ,no wind day to spray primer on them (fat chance with our english weather) more soon
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Re: akagi

Postby GrantJ » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:25 am

Coming along nicely Martin :D

You quite right about that photo-etch on the funnel its very fragile - i managed to bend one of mine by bumping it but managed to straighten it :D
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:17 pm

Got my akagi 3 pack today so something to do (though the wood bit is very fast).some of the parts needed a small amount of sanding to fit and after lining up all the keel parts glued them in place though there is a tiny imperfection in the shape of the hull sides going along the sides no doubt a little bit of filler or sanding will fix that!.been spraying all the metal parts in battleship grey zinc primer so killing 2 birds etc,only have to spray once.lots of metal bits and aeroplanes to fit so that will keep me busy for a while,have to wait another 4 weeks for pack 4 to arrive then I will watch out for bow plates etc as warned by Grant.more later
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:07 pm

Added the island good lord picture shows some blemish on side will have to smooth that off and respray being carefull to mask searchlight,next bit of joy is bending etched brass ladders can't wait. :lol: ps forgot to put in glazing did not notice till too far gone,still I think it looks ok without
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:46 pm

started on the ladders can only do 2 as the other 2 are already split :angry-banghead: in the etching might get hold of deag to see if they can send replacement part also i am short of 2 ,3 legged pole things will finish island and see if it matters if it does shall try and make 2 out of bits ,must say this micro modelling is hard on the old eyeballs,photo shows how small these ladders are.
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:16 pm

Finished the island will not attach the ladders yet as the part has to be stored for a while i think and they are so fragile it will be tempting fate.still more metal work to do,the top of the island must have been very crowded up there with all those binoculars,next to do on the island is railings and antena now i know what the small length of dowels are for.
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Re: akagi

Postby Eric » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:23 pm

Great work Steam! :clap:
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Re: akagi

Postby GrantJ » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:32 am

Martin that looks really good - and those ladders are tiny !!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

I am away from home for a week or so looking after a friends house so cant get any modelling done :cry:

When I get home I want to carry on a bit with my Akagi and get the island built - the planes are being left until I have them all and then do a mass build :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:10 pm

Think i will do the same with the planes will now carefully put the island away and will fit railings and antena later the bits are a bit to small to be fixed then left ,back to my zero!!!!!
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Re: akagi

Postby mike » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:34 pm

Whats happened to your Victory Martin
gone on a back burner. :D

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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:59 pm

No not really just had a break for a little while going back to it this week must say the akagi parts are very small and cause a lot of eye strain!,working on the victory spars as well as the hull regards
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:03 am

have reordered the photo etching of the ladders goodness no's what I will get took the lady at deag long time to understand what I wanted :lol:
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Re: akagi

Postby steam60 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:22 pm

Well as it is still raining datsun cogs (old joke) started the bow former and the stern one and then have started planking, the instructions could be better but onward and upward etc,deag are a bit tight on amount of planks they send out but as they are same as victory no problem. smoothed down the profile of the bow top plate and got the correct level . the wood seems slighter stronger than victory one so have put them in steamer for a longer time,have put all the metal parts away for later (christmas) as when family watch tv I can be spraying primer in the dining room :lol: starting on other side this afternoon ,more later
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