boatman's 1/72 HMS TIGER C20 build

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Cracking work Chris, all that wiring !!
YEA Bob loads an loads of it still to come an yes I love doin the wirein as its a bit like a surgen an fittin in her all her nerves an blood vessels to bring her to life just as well ive just bought that new helpin hands I think im gonna need it thanks for droppin in
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Impressive as always.

i've seen a range of R/C boats and thought them impressive - especially the larger ones. i always assumed there was a lot of work in building them, but never really appreciated just how much goes into building one. this blog is a real revelation. Loving it!!

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Chris. Very impressive work and multi tasking
Cheers Lee for your nice comment an multi taskin well in this game of building large workin models you have to think ahead of what where an when an I got that wrong this time on them modular connetors lol as they were light but not strong enough as a pickup pin broke on me so had to scrap them an im now usein D sub connectors in their place an im now goin up to the man cave to put things to rights hopefully as on this ship it all hit or a miss but thanks for lookin in
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Impressive as always.

i've seen a range of R/C boats and thought them impressive - especially the larger ones. i always assumed there was a lot of work in building them, but never really appreciated just how much goes into building one. this blog is a real revelation. Loving it!!

petet
HI Peter glad you like the build an yes there is a heck of a lot to do in building one of these ships from scratch as there is no instruckions to tell you what to do next so its getting the ole grey matter tickin over an tryin to think ahead of what where an when like I said to Lee in the above blog an like I have just done ive come unstuck on them bloomin modular connecters as they let me down so they have been scrapped an a new idea in place with D sub connectors as they are a lot stronger but heavyier but this time as ive got to watch the wheight of things I fit in there will be only 15 wires plugs goin up to 02 deck an 10 wires will stay in 01 deck so an im now goin to fit these in a little while while when ive finished this blog an had a cuppa to oil up the ole brain cells lol ;) :smiling:
thanks for lookin in Peter
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HI GUYS
YES you've guessed it another small update on her an to make life easyier I have bought myself A DELUX HELPIN HANDS WITH A BUILT IN LIGHTS for all the soldering an wirein ive yet to do IMG_5007.JPG
 

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AN now on with the build well I was very disappointed after all the work I did on them modular connectors as I used them for lightness but as well as bein light they were also weak as when I was liftin 02 deck on an off 01 deck one of the little electric pins broke off so I thought if one will break more are sure to break ( so I took it all to bits just as well I made it like this) an took the mod plugs out male an female an shut my eyes an with the wire cutters snipped them both off.Then I had a rethink an fitted the heavyier but stronger D SUB CONNECTERS so a lot more solderin but im enjoyin it anyway pic below of the said item fitted IMG_5013.JPG
 

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AN a underside shot of the new wirein layout IMG_5019.JPGan more electric plugs fitted as I can say that this wirein is nr finished apart from where the wires will go to work what ever on 01 deck
 

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AN now instead of 20 wires goin up 02 deck I have had a rethink an think I can get away with just 15 wires through the D sub connecters an 10 will stay below in 01 deck IMG_5014.JPG
 

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WELL now what with most of the wirein out of the way ive resumed building the bridge S/S an boy is it big don't look much but there ia a heck of a lot of work gone into it so far an a lot more to come IMG_5016.JPG
 

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an its lookin a little boxy but that's how the real ship was but it will start to look more intresting when I start on all the fine details later but for now ive got to start thinkin how to build the two bridges an make them removeable IMG_5018.JPG
 

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Never cease to be amazed about this build Chris, fantastic does not do it!!
 

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Now ive got to build this an boy is it gonna be hard as there are so many angels an lookin at all the views of the plans eg. side view 'front view 'an top view an make removeable bridges but to be sure I start off right i'll have to swot up on it an get it in my head how this is gonna happen IMG_4870.JPG
 

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HI
another small update im now starting to build the lower admrill's bridge on 01 deck an here can be seen the mountings to which the bridge will be built IMG_5029.JPG
 

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an its built an can be removeableIMG_5030.JPG
 

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sideview shot of 02 deck S/S with the lower bridge fitted against the plansIMG_5032.JPG
 
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