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HMS Meteorite Project Help Please

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  • #46
    Can moderator approve above post please? made to many spelling corrections.

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    • #47

      Photos of hand rails. Most U -Boat Sub model seem to make chunky looking hand rails. I wanted to make as scale as I could. I ordered 2 packages of the smallest ball stanchions (see photo for part #) from Cornwall model boats in UK. The problem often with railing is often getting the diameter of the hand rails correct in scale. They are either too slim or too fat & chunky. I found that K&S brass rod stock 0.81 MM stock was perfect for 1/32 scale. The only issue is the stanchions from Cornwall take 0.50MM brass rods, so I have a 701 dental burr. It has a tapered shank perfect for this, I place in a pinvise tool & carefully by hand gently ream out the brass on each stanchion. Then I placed the parts into the pre drilled holes I made earlier. Important s to get the radius of the curve bends right. The resut seems 'scale' & are remarkably very strong when CA glued in place.

      Shapeways 3 D printed the brass nae plates for HMS Meteorite for placement on the fairwater sides. The parts are printed with the curve in place so the glue flush to fairwater sides. I will liquid mask the raised parts frame and letters and glue on and spray the name plates and pel off the mask. I designed these parts & shapeways saves the programs on line in my account file for printing new or replacements. The plates are solid brass! At least in feel and wegt they seem to be...amazing. Ill add the rear navigation light and add the hinged bridge wind spray shield today. The the fairwater is done, and on to the dreaded limber holes...lol.

      Steve
      Last edited by Albacore 569; 09-08-2022, 11:16 AM.​

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      • #48
        Photos related to post above. Dying is easy but Comedy is hard or referring to here, Building is easy posting in here is hard with this web page program....smh. lol.

        Earlier same post attempted a week ago. Clicked this time.





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          Interesting new photo in a recent search for new Meteorite Photos. I do these searches occasionally even after years of saving photos of a model subject. The color pattern is kwel. A lighter soft sprayed gray around the sides of the casing, and darker toward the bow. A darker gray or possibly a gray blue on the top deck casing. A black or black dark ble tint on hull below. I foud some useful image with accurate RN sub colors in the Film 'The man who Never was' (1956) wa filmed in Technicolor. Technicolor film stock is excellent for maintain its original color, in fact the colors over time even seem to improve with age. In this film, The submarine used to deploy the body in the sea during in the real Operation Mincemeat was the S class submarine P219 H.M.S. Seraph. The same vessel herself reprised its role for this movie. Its likely the colors seen in the Technicolor flm was as she was when filmed n 1956, but they seem very useful for paint colors as Meteorite was in 1948?

          Steve




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            The submarine used to deploy the body in the sea during in the real Operation Mincemeat was the S class submarine P219 H.M.S. Seraph. The same vessel herself reprised its role for this movie. Its likely the colors seen in the Technicolor flm was as she was when filmed n 1956, but they seem very useful for paint colors as Meteorite was in 1948?

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            • #51
              Need a new Surface Gage for marking waterlines. My faithful 1/96th size one needs a larger 1/32 scale big brother , All part of a shops shipyard infrastructure. I patterned mine after David's in his Thresher 593 project 'work of the day' photos. Gage is 8.5 Inches high. Made of oak hardwood from Hardware store. Thank you David! Steve RClick image for larger version  Name:	TD8AveE.jpg Views:	0 Size:	53.9 KB ID:	165091
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              • #52
                Originally posted by Albacore 569 View Post
                Need a new Surface Gage for marking waterlines. My faithful 1/96th size one needs a larger 1/32 scale big brother , All part of a shops shipyard infrastructure. I patterned mine after David's in his Thresher 593 project 'work of the day' photos. Thank you David! Steve RClick image for larger version Name:	TD8AveE.jpg Views:	0 Size:	53.9 KB ID:	165091
                Just passing on what others taught me, Steve.

                (By the way, for those of you looking over our shoulders: Steve is one of the great model-builders in this game. He's taught me more than a few tricks-of-the-trade).
                Resident Luddite

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