boatman's 1/72 HMS TIGER C20 build

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Bridgework well done Christopher. :thumb2:
I don't envy you as the larger the scale, more detail needs to be addressed. But I can understand the overkill part like on the Oxford I'd like to add every bib and bob but there's a limit. :smiling3:
Looking to see the funnels and how you add the smoke. Turrets are the next I'm interested on whether you'll be making them operable.
Happy building.

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Bridgework well done Christopher. :thumb2:
I don't envy you as the larger the scale, more detail needs to be addressed. But I can understand the overkill part like on the Oxford I'd like to add every bib and bob but there's a limit. :smiling3:
Looking to see the funnels and how you add the smoke. Turrets are the next I'm interested on whether you'll be making them operable.
Happy building.

Cheers,
Richard
HELLO Richard bridge is not done yet as a lot more got to be fitted on as you say largerer it is the more detail to fit an yes still a lot to go on an yes i'll soon be building the rear funnell first as this will be a dummy unless i can make the smoke unit which i have now got today make it so a pipe jions up at the hull jiont an a small fan blows the smoke through a tube to to the back funnel but i will see on that on how festiable it is but at the moment im building all the back S/S an im not gonna take any pics of all this work untill i think its worth showin
an the smoke unit below an ive got to work out how im gonna fit this in but so the main S/S can be lifted off to fit the main drive batt
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(Richard quote)
Looking to see the funnels and how you add the smoke. Turrets are the next I'm interested on whether you'll be making them operable.
Happy building

WELL Richard we will see on the operal turrets but im hoping to make them turn an the guns to elevate an maybe when they at full angel there maybe bright yellow led's fitted in the gun barrells that will flash like its fireing but again will see on that
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Will be nice to see the ship smoking Chris! The unit looks interesting, a 3d printed case it seems :thumb2: Have fun
 

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Will be nice to see the ship smoking Chris! The unit looks interesting, a 3d printed case it seems :thumb2: Have fun
HI Steven yea i will have fun when i can work out how this unit will all be fitted in as the smoke unit will be fitted in the hull in front of the main batt but the funnel smoke tube must be made to lift off the hull so i can take the main batt out an then its got to fit exsacly again on said unit when i replace the main S/S AN IT WILL BE ALL HID UP SO ITS GOIN TO BE A RPINTA TO GET RIGHT
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Christopher, how about a flexible tube or hose channeled to the funnel. Smoke will travel anywhere where there's an outlet.

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Christopher, how about a flexible tube or hose channeled to the funnel. Smoke will travel anywhere where there's an outlet.

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HI Richard yea good idea an ive already done this on my HMS NORFOLK build pics belows sorry pics are not great but below can be seen the smoke unit itself fitted in my HMS NORFOLK hull
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AN the next pic can be seen the flexible tube that feeds the smoke or water mist to the funnel ( :thinking: an better be carefull of sayin smoke as it may get J/R excited an polly :rolling:;):smiling::smiling::smiling:) an again sorry pic is not good but you can see what i mean IMG_4377.JPG
 

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AN now in this pic you can see that the smoke:rolling::smiling2: NO water mist tube must line up dead right with the funnel tubes an on this i used a cardboard mock up to get it right.

But on tiger as its so much bigger ive also got to cut a fair sized hole in 01 Deck under 02 deck where the front funnel is mounted so i can get the tubeing to line up with the smoke unit tube hole an this is goin to be difficult to do as with fore thought i really should have built it all in at the start of buliding 01 deck super struckure but i dint

so now ive got to pay for it but i'll take my time an think it through an hopefully it should come all into place as remember this S/S with the funnel mounting must all lift off the actual smoke unit itself an this is the hard bit to get right an plus ive got to get the right size bendable tubeing an at the moment ive no idea where i can buy a bit as this bit in the pic was given to me by a freind. So ideas ANYBODY where i can get a bit ?
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Interesting problem Chris, but I’m sure you will crack it. For hoses, look through somewhere like this...
once you know what you want, google it for best price....
 

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Interesting problem Chris, but I’m sure you will crack it. For hoses, look through somewhere like this...
once you know what you want, google it for best price....
OH G/M Tim m8 you are on the ball this morn just had a quick look an it got just what i want many thanks on finding this that quick i'll have a cuppa first then ive got to answer a few letters then i'll have a proper look an order a metre lenght if possible cheers thats your good turn done for the day lol
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HI ALL well ive been asked to show my new toy a smoke unit to fit in my tiger IMG_5817.JPGgoin an exsplain how it works SO HERE GOES lol an first up pic is the emtpty tank fitted with the nebulizer i think they are called
 

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an this amount of water will work ok for up to 30mins an if no water in i think there is a failsafe cut off i think
an this next pic is of the top of the unit with its built in fanIMG_5819.JPG
 

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an this unit has already been seen but this is the 12v to 24v eletronics that boosts the power to 24 volts from 12volts an i think it work like a keetle an boils up the water an then hence the steam so it looks like smoke an no F*R* dont want to get J/R EXCITED DO WE haha IMG_5815.JPG
 

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an here in this next pic its all ready to go as im just checking through the wireing as i dont want to blow it up as yet there is no inline 5amp fuse which it will have when its fitted proberly in the ship so the red main feed is not yet connected up an just layin on the 12volt batt an ive fitted a bit of plastic covering over that eletronics so no water can get into it IMG_5823.JPG
 
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