boatman's 1/72 HMS TIGER C20 build

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an last pic for now in this pic ive cut out a W/T door so that I can pass all the wirein from inside the main S/S to test all 25 wires with a circuit tester to see if all will pass the electric current ok an they do okIMG_4984.JPG
 
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Hi Chris
Just had a catch up. Amazing planning and work. I wouldn't know where to start and to be honest I don't understand how all this electronic stuff works.
Doesn't stop me from being very impressed.
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That's a lot of wiring and connections Chris!
I see you manage it well :thumb2: .
All very impressive!
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Hi Chris
Just had a catch up. Amazing planning and work. I wouldn't know where to start and to be honest I don't understand how all this electronic stuff works.
Doesn't stop me from being very impressed.
Jim
THANKS Jim im feeling my way as I build this S/S as it may have to be altered again but will see further in the build but at least the power wires are there so that's something as it would be very difficult to fit all these if I went ahead an just built every thing
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That's a lot of wiring and connections Chris!
I see you manage it well :thumb2: .
All very impressive!
Steven
THANKS Steven but theres a lot more got to be fitted yet this is the tip of the iceberg an thank you for your kind comments
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Chris,
Cracking work on the electricary
THANKS Scottie im enjoyin doin all the electricary as you call it I think this is the best bit on building a big model that works you can go mad
chris
 
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Chris

This is a fascinating build. I think a large aspect of the creative hobbies is the time spent in bed, in the shower, or going to the shops when we think through all the technical aspects of how are we going to do this or that. What has to be born in mind for the next step in the process and how will the subsequent steps be affected. It looks like this project is providing you with countless little challenges that you are skillfully working your way through.

Bravo
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This is a fascinating build. I think a large aspect of the creative hobbies is the time spent in bed, in the shower, or going to the shops when we think through all the technical aspects of how are we going to do this or that. What has to be born in mind for the next step in the process and how will the subsequent steps be affected. It looks like this project is providing you with countless little challenges that you are skillfully working your way through.

Bravo
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HI John thank you for stopping an havin a look at what in tryin to build here an yes its givein me countless little challenges all right an im really enjoyin every minute of it as I relish the challenges I have just spent all day since 9am to about 5pm tryin to fit in them modular connecters plugs on 02 deck an boy was it awkward the bleedin little pins would not just line up an insert themselves when I treid to fit 02 deck back onto 01 deck but with a little bit of patience I got there an they now mate up how they should have done hrs ago but I may have a rethink on them later an cut them off an fit two 25 pin D connectors plugs which may be eastier to fit an thank you for your nice comments cheers
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Just quality. Way beyond my skill level but I am learning much.
HELLO Andrew im glad you likin the quality build an learning something off me that alone makes it all worth while I sometimes think im tryin to be to ambitious but its what I do make these big warships as I love all the challenges to make it all work as its nice to see when I have the finished model up the pond an the general public love seein the model sail an work an answering their question's on the model an also putting the model into shows as my Nimitz won some trophys an thank you also for lookin in at the build hope to see you again sometime all best chris
 
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Hey Chris
Awesome work on the electrics. It all looks very complicated, and I’m sure I don’t know where all those wires are leading, or what they will do in the finished model, but I’m glad you do! Fascinating seeing this ship being brought to life.
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Hey Chris
Awesome work on the electrics. It all looks very complicated, and I’m sure I don’t know where all those wires are leading or what they will do in the finished model but I’m glad you do! Fascinating seeing this ship being brought to life.
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HI Paul nice to hear from you an glad you stopped to have a look at whats happenin on her yes there are loads of wires an yes I have a fair idea of what they will work but its getting the sound units an other things that's buggin me as they don't seem to make the units now how they used to so may have to make it so that i'll have to share some of the units from MY NORFOLK I'll make it so the units can be changed from ship to ship as I cant sail them both at the same time but i'll have the units in for use in either ship when I want to sail an cheers for your kind comments an have you gotten your bits for your panzer yet ? as im lookin forward to seein that bein worked on
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HI Paul nice to hear from you an glad you stopped to have a look at whats happenin on her yes there are loads of wires an yes I have a fair idea of what they will work but its getting the sound units an other things that's buggin me as they don't seem to make the units now how they used to so may have to make it so that i'll have to share some of the units from MY NORFOLK I'll make it so the units can be changed from ship to ship as I cant sail them both at the same time but i'll have the units in for use in either ship when I want to sail an cheers for your kind comments an have you gotten your bits for your panzer yet ? as im lookin forward to seein that bein worked on
all best chris
It’s a shame that the sound units are no longer available, sharing the one unit between the 2 models doesn’t seem ideal but I’m sure it will work out fine.
Good news: The heavy duty gearboxes arrived today so I will be updating the thread in a day or so. They look awesome - really industrial engineering!
Cheers
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Lots and lots of wires, I'd get lost. Cracking work Chris.
 

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I've found the shells of the "D" connectors mate very easily, have excellent tension & usually have screws to assure connection security. I thought you needed to save weight so went modular. PaulE
 

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Lots and lots of wires, I'd get lost. Cracking work Chris.
HI Ian yes there lots of wires alright an I wont get lost on them as they are numbered but im tryin to be a bit ahead of myself here as on my NORFOLK I dint have enough wires so had to fit another small plug system to cover as even I still don't know what they will all power but thanks for lookin in
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Hi Chris,
Do you have to work out the weight of all the cabling as even though its thinnish wire there is a lot of it, to ensure your water line is correct?
 

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I've found the shells of the "D" connectors mate very easily, have excellent tension & usually have screws to assure connection security. I thought you needed to save weight so went modular. PaulE
AN hi PaulE yes im now goin down that route of fittin D sub connecters now as yes I think ive shot meself in the foot by tryin to be to ambitious by fittin modular connectors to save wheight an yes they were very light but not very strong as the 02 deck where I fitted them in has to be lifted on an off a fair amount so tryin to do it one of the tiny pins bent out of alignment an when I treid to load the 02 deck back on 01 deck it bent an the whole 02 deck would not fit so I had a look at it an see which pin was bent an as soon as I treid to straighted it it snapped off so I now cancelled that idea an now goin with the D CONNECTERS but now im reworkin all the fittments tomorrow aaaaaaaggghhh
an then I gotta solder on another 30 wires but im enjoyin it as two steps forward an one back aint to bad is it
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Hi Chris,
Do you have to work out the weight of all the cabling as even though its thinnish wire there is a lot of it, to ensure your water line is correct?
HI Scottie nice to see you an im pretty sure the wheight of the cabling will not even notice as there is loads more that has yet to be fitted an how big this hull is its goin to take quite a lot of wheight to get her down to her W/L AS REMEMBER a SHIP FLOATS BY THE WHEIGHT OF THE WATER IT DEPLACES an I wont be liftin it on my own there is always people who cant wait to get their hands on it when im at the pond so I don't think the wirein wheght will matter it dint in my Nimitz an there was more wirein in her
all best to you an thanks for lookin in
chris
 
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