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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:33 pm
by Mustang
As I've added an inner wall it means I've had to close up the opening area.
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So spare wood from past kits was used to build up the walls, first I built a square up with 4x4mm.
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Then added 1x4mm strips on top until it was level with the outer edge of the ribs.
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I then inlaid 1x4mm pieces to build the inner walls.
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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:48 pm
by casper
Awesome build Ian :clap: :text-bravo:
cannons look much better with the proper anchoring
mark

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:08 pm
by Mark
Yup, your method looks much more realistic. Great work Ian.

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:48 pm
by Mustang
Picked this backup and also the Stagecoach.

Trying to finish some kits before I look at starting any new kits.

I started a diary on the stagecoach awhile ago, but not updated it :oops: I've completed the wheels and started the coach chassis.

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:03 am
by casper
Great to see you return to this Ian and the stagecoach :) look forward to seeing your progress.
I have a couple of builds that also need finishing :shifty: lack of space is a problem at the moment but with a new workshop getting erected soon I can get back to it and not worry about things getting damaged or moved

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:40 pm
by Mustang
This was all shaped by hand as you just get the uprights in 4mmx4mm and the cross section in 1mmx4mm

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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:44 pm
by Mustang
The next part of the build was to install the upper deck, but I decided to do the outer wall up to the upper deck just so I'm able to install the guns and other bits before the upper deck is installed photos show process, but I'm up to the point of the upper deck.

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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:48 pm
by casper
:clap: great build Ian. would like to do a wood kit at some point

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:05 am
by Mustang
Hi Mark, I've started to slide towards wooden kits more at the moment.

I've even started to down scale my plastic kit collection, started to sort out which ones I don't want so I can get rid of them at some point.

Going to get rid of 90% of my tamiya military armour collection, Airfix figures and some aircraft.

With the Woody Joe kits (which I've just brought another one should be here today) and some ship desk sections and a small sub I have quite a few wooden kits to keep me going.

It's very pleasing building in wood rather then plastic, I would recommend you try it at some point :)

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:55 am
by Mark
I'll second that. Working in wood is very satisfying.

The Woody Joe kits are superbly engineered. Everything just fits perfectly.

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:08 pm
by Mustang
First outer layer of planking being added.
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Then the second darker thinner layer.
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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:30 pm
by casper
:clap: :clap: very neat, nice work Ian :)

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 pm
by Mustang
Cheers Mate,

So before I added the upper deck I installed the Guns and hammocks, the instruction call for two hammocks but I installed four.

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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:20 pm
by Mustang
Upper deck installed.
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Added extra strips to the ends to lengthen the decks.
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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:39 pm
by casper
That looks excellent :clap: :clap:
and so much smaller than I thought it was Ian, thanks for the thumb scale :D

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:55 pm
by Mustang
Cheers Mark, but the thumb is an optical allusion by the lens due to the angle, the model is a good size I've not measured it but I would say about 7"-8" high at the moment.

Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:57 pm
by Mustang
So planking added to the top deck, same as the other two.
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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:00 pm
by Mustang
On this deck we have the wash out's, the small holes ;) I've add some piece to the areas but there not called for in the instructions.
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Next the first inner layer was added the the holes cut out.
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From the outside to shown the deck level with the outer edge.
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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:02 pm
by Mustang
The reason I added the small floor bits was because I wanted to enclose the wash out's
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Re: San Francisco Cross Section

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:17 pm
by Mustang
Made a small blunder, once I had cut out the gun ports I realised I hadn't add the extra blocking inside the walls :angry-banghead: so I had to remove two strips so I could access the inner sections. No biggie all this will be hidden by the next layer of wood :oops:

Bottom piece add and the side where added today, so tomorrow I'll be able to add the top sections and then sand to shape, these will also be cladded with the next layer of dark wood.

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