You're welcome Jim.Thanks Richard for the sprue stretching info. I'll have a go tomorrow.
HI Richard yes your build will be finished way before mine but at the moment im having problems with that new R/C as i havnt powered it up yet but its turned everything i know about this subject on its head as its to do with the BEC (battery elimination circut ) as ive asked about 6 people what to do as the intuctions on this is confuseinThanks Fellas, there is a steady following for this odd looking ship. I have only seen one other build of this kind of ship of the Georgetown or the Liberty but in a larger scale.
Rick, glad you found it. It took me a year to decide to build it as the references were hard to find and there were no plans to follow...basically eyeballing and guesstimation. The first month of building was quite quick to my surprise but it got long in the tooth as the details crept in...doesn't help either when new references keep coming in or I hadn't noticed in the first place. Some info from the latest video answered a few questions and posed new ones like the placement of the special incinerator exhaust for burning secret documents...can't tell if it protrudes from the bridge roof or next to the ventilator port.
Jim, glad you had some success experimenting on the sprue stretching. The trick is to let the center core of the sprue to soften and that's when it droops down with gravity. After you have stretched it, let it hang vertically if you want straight stretches as it cools.
Chris, always appreciate your company in this build however I may be finishing mine long before yours...it should be done within the month.
I am pacing myself along with my recovery which makes for a less stressful build.
Genius, pure and simple.Here are some updates on the mast...after a sinus attack, sneezing and dripping I forced this out first by making a drawn plan for the second last yard arm mesh...
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Pretty rough going...I had to tape down the mesh before gluing the railing. Should not have used the blade cutter to slice off the edges and should have used my sharp scissors.
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Railing and some detail...this took all day...
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So far so good...now to work on the christmas tree antennas for the bottom yardarm then I can prime and paint.
No building tomorrow as meeting with friends to discuss ship building and help some of the guys who have teething problems with their builds.