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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby tubab » Thu May 30, 2019 10:43 pm

Issue 12 gun elevation system. I have just completed the gun elevation gearbox and found that when constructed as shown part 12-03 catches and the gears slip when they are rotated by hand but if the part is reversed the system runs smoothly. At the back of my mind I seem to remember seeing a comment previously but of course failed to bookmark it. Has anybody else come across this.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby tubab » Fri May 31, 2019 10:22 pm

Problem solved, there are two locating lugs either side of the slot on part 12-03 these have to fit either side of the guide rails in the casing, not very obvious from the pictures or mentioned in the instructions. When located correctly the part functions with no problem.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby Eric » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:54 pm

Well done tubab, problem solving of the instructions is always a huge part of doing these kits!
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 pm

issues 11 to 14 have arrived

issue 11 a further hull piece and a stand

issue 12 gear box for the elevation of Anton

issue 13 another hull piece and brackets for the elevation gearbox

issue 14 a motor for the rotation of Anton
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby tubab » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:20 pm

Re, Issue 2 Anton Turret.

Further to my previous post refering to the recoil mechanism. The mechanism gives a good impression of firing when powered but the motor tends to stop in the recoiled position due the springs hence my impression that they were moving in reverse which of course they do when the mechanism is rotated manually, but when powered the speed of the motor overcomes this and the initial move forward is largely unnoticed .
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby tubab » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:25 pm

Eric wrote:I’ll be interested to watch this model taking shape mate, I’m intrigued as to how it’s detailing compares with the original version we built a few years ago!


I also started but never finished the wooden model , mainly due to the fiddly etched sheets which were very detailed, the current model overcomes most of this but I suspect the finest details will be dificult to reproduce in plastic due to their fragility. Time will tell but I suspect the electronics will overcome any criticism over detail.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:12 pm

Issues 15 to 18 have arrived, not much to show assembly wise other than the 2nd lot of breakwater hinges

issue 15 2nd lot of breakwater hinges and a hull piece

issue 16 elevation motor for Anton

issue 17 first circuit board for Anton, anchors and jack staff light

issue 18 tester box for testing the wiring etc
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:17 pm

The first pic shows the breakwater hinges in place, the second shows the various electronic parts added
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:34 pm

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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:37 am

I have received the next consignment of 4 issues

but before I start I would like some info/ideas

It says in the build to tie a knot in the fibre optic cable to make the "bulb" for the bow light, which to my mind looks hideous. See the pic

so my 2 questions are

1. can the fibre optic cable be gently heated and moulded to the jack staff

2. or if I was to fill the hole in the jack staff with "micro sol klear" would that be optically pure enough for the light

or do you more experienced modellers have another solution.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby royjess » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:19 pm

You could try and mushrooming/flaring the fibre optic using heat

https://thefiberopticstore.com/faq/what ... d-i-do-it/


Or using a dot of hot glue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSdpRzBbR2E

If you need to use glue to fix the fibre optic, ensure that the glue is safe to use with acrylic. Don't use superglue. Use PVA or a plastic safe epoxy instead.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby wingnut2 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:11 pm

royjess wrote:You could try and mushrooming/flaring the fibre optic using heat
https://thefiberopticstore.com/faq/what ... i-do-it/Or using a dot of hot glue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSdpRzBbR2E
If you need to use glue to fix the fibre optic, ensure that the glue is safe to use with acrylic. Don't use superglue. Use PVA or a plastic safe epoxy instead.

Hi Nick :) I have the greatest respect for Roy but "Poly Vinyl Acetate" (PVA) is of no use to you in this case.

PVA has so many uses in the "building trade" because it is a bonding agent for one porous surface to another.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby royjess » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:33 pm

wingnut2 wrote:
royjess wrote:You could try and mushrooming/flaring the fibre optic using heat
https://thefiberopticstore.com/faq/what ... i-do-it/Or using a dot of hot glue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSdpRzBbR2E
If you need to use glue to fix the fibre optic, ensure that the glue is safe to use with acrylic. Don't use superglue. Use PVA or a plastic safe epoxy instead.

Hi Nick :) I have the greatest respect for Roy but "Poly Vinyl Acetate" (PVA) is of no use to you in this case.

PVA has so many uses in the "building trade" because it is a bonding agent for one porous surface to another.
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PVA glue is fine to use on fibre optics, I used it on all my fibre optics on my Black Pearl.

What experience do you have with regards to gluing fibre optics?

https://thefiberopticstore.com/faq/can- ... -filament/

Elma Glue = PVA
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby Mark » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:38 pm

I’d try Krystal Klear, which is PVA based. You can peel it off if it doesn’t work.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:26 pm

Thank you for your ideas lads

I have chosen to try one of Roy`s suggestions that is to heat the end and mushroom it

Halogen cooker rings do come in useful for other things than cooking :D

After the ring had heated up I dabbed the filament end on the ring with a pair of tweezers

This the result, which I think is much better than a knot!!

just have to see how good it is when its mounted and lit up.

And as I have only used approx. 1mm of filament if it does not work I can just pull it out and go to plan B :D

I know its very hard to make out but what to do you guys think
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:49 pm

And here it is, in place and lit up

I think it is a lot better than what they say to do and am happy with the outcome
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby royjess » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:25 pm

Your most welcome, I'm pleased to be of help. Very hard to make out in the pics, but as longs as you are happy then that is all that counts :D
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:35 pm

royjess wrote:
wingnut2 wrote:
royjess wrote:You could try and mushrooming/flaring the fibre optic using heat
https://thefiberopticstore.com/faq/what ... i-do-it/Or using a dot of hot glue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSdpRzBbR2E
If you need to use glue to fix the fibre optic, ensure that the glue is safe to use with acrylic. Don't use superglue. Use PVA or a plastic safe epoxy instead.

Hi Nick :) I have the greatest respect for Roy but "Poly Vinyl Acetate" (PVA) is of no use to you in this case.
PVA has so many uses in the "building trade" because it is a bonding agent for one porous surface to another.
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PVA glue is fine to use on fibre optics, I used it on all my fibre optics on my Black Pearl.
"What experience do you have with regards to gluing fibre optics ?"
More than you would think Roy ;)
Elma Glue = PVA

That is all I have to say apart from Sorry :oops: :oops: Nick.
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby tubab » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:40 pm

Hi to all Bismarck builders, I have been trying to find a supplier for the deck swastikas and they seem to be unobtainable at present. I contacted a company in Australia who produce a set of decals for a 1:200 model of Tirpitz and he sent me a template he thought might fit the Bismarck but unfortunately they were too big. He has currently only had one other enquiry for these decals but feels there might be a market. I would encourage anybody interested to contact Geof at the following address. geoff@customhobbydecals.com
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Re: Hachette`s new Bismarck

Postby corelki2005 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:33 pm

The next four issues have landed om my desk

all the issues add more to the superstructure and two more pieces of the hull
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