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  3. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Thanks James
  4. Looks amazing! 😎
  5. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Thanks Jeff
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  7. Jeff B

    HMS FURY 1942

    Splendid piece of history!
  8. Many thanks, friends! This project I built three years ago to test a new way to make the sea. Best Regards! Igor.
  9. Hello, everybody! I was away for a while, but my work was progressing... Best Regards! Igor.
  10. exwafoo

    HMS FURY 1942

    Ship's badge is a nice touch. Alan
  11. Robjames

    HMS FURY 1942

    I'd definitely do the same if it meant that my model was going to look as accurate as possible to the original! I'm a long way off making scale models of real ships but will definitely look into this when I come to it! Cheers onni, Rob
  12. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    I cheat! Well not really, I purchase photo etched railings from a Polish company called GPM (they produce mainly card models) but they also sell photo etched railings and other items. Of course I paint the railings first and then super glue them in place. Nice railings make a model stand out I think. If I tried to make them myself it would be a horrible mess I used 1:400 railings. The one's in the picture are 1:250.
  13. Robjames

    HMS FURY 1942

    Another great read and ship, how do you get your hand railings that perfect, onni? Cheers Rob
  14. Absaloutley love the detail on this will be looking into this build log! Cheers Rob
  15. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Went out and bought some light blue felt just to finish off the inside of the old whiskey box and added/glued the ship's badge onto the side...and she's done. Pity Dad's not around to see it ,think he would of loved her.
  16. HI folks: I am located in Nova Scotia, Canada, home of the very famous schooner - "Bluenose". In the 1950's, my father obtained a beautiful SIB of the Bluenose. He was killed when we were young, and that SIB is a family heirloom. Well, we had a house fire a few years ago, and the SIB suffered a broken bottle and it sustained a bit of damage. My question is: "Is there anyone in Canada that still manufactures SIB's, and if so, are they willing to attempt a restoration?" If so, I can be reached at michael.hamm63@gmail.com Thanks so much.
  17. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Forgot to say she was a 'veteran' of Dunkirk, PQ17, Operation Pedestal (to supply Malta) and of course D-Day.
  18. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Thanks Bernard. She was a 'F' class destroyer launched in September 1934.Dad told me that she could still do 35 knots on a good day. Her main claim to fame was transporting Edward VIII after his abdication, to France in the very early hours of the next morning.
  19. Nice job Onni. Is she a destroyer or a corvette?
  20. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Thanks John
  21. Amazing amount of fine detailing, excellent job portraying the ship! Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
  22. Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Started this build way back in April but have only just completed it because Covid-19 lockdown and other things got in the way. My Dad served in her from 1942-21.6.1944 as a Telegraphist. He used to joke that the first time he went to France he had to swim ashore! Fury was mined off the Normandy coast 21st June 44 and lost all power to the ship so that she collided with a number of other ships when the tow ropes broke. Anyway I've try to build her how she looked off the coast of Iceland in 1942 wearing Western Approaches camouflage.
  23. West Country Trading Ketch Bessie Way back in 2016,when the world was normalish, the Royal Yacht Club asked the European Association of ships in Bottles to help fund raise for the UK Olympic Sailing Team by building and donating SIBs that had had the sail signed by a team member. I built two SIBs of this ship, see Build Log called ‘Going for Gold Build – Bessie’, so I won’t repeat that part of the build. I actually built 3 SIBs, using the third as a trial ship for some techniques, such as split hull, that I had not used before. Up until last year it sat on a shelf unfinished. I then thought I’d carry on with trial methods in the form of small blocks and dead eyes to see how I got on. I made the blocks from a strip of hardwood veneer. It was a mixed packet of off the net so I’m uncertain what it actually was. The strip was 0.75 mm thick, 1 mm wide and about 10 cm long to give something to grip. I drilled 0.5 mm holes along the length at 1 mm intervals, then applied a diluted acrylic varnish to strengthen the wood strip. After clearing the holes, I filed notches all round as shown in Figure 1, then cut the blocks off. I held them in a pair of tweezers that have a sliding lock, Figure 2, to lightly sand the corners. The tweezers were then held upright in a small vice and the block stropped with thin buff thread with a touch of glue on the thread and knot. Figure 1 Figure 2 I then set about the running rigging as shown in Figures 3 & 4. I know that these blocks are a touch too big for the scale, but it was a proof of concept. I’m happy enough with the result. To form the dead eyes, I tried a method I saw on a page on the net somewhere a number of years ago. A small jig is made, Figure 5 left hand side. I used 0.5 mm brass rod in a bit of wood. Wire is wraped around the posts as shown. The wire is then removed, the shroud threaded through it, positioned and glued in place. The centre of the wire circles is filled in with glue mixed with black paint. I actually used thread on the jig as I did not have any wire of the correct size, and stiffened it with dilute PVA glue, removing the assembly before the glue cured completely. Figure 4 shows a close up of the dead eyes installed. Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 shows the completed SIB before bottling. Figure 6 Then, CRACK, the mainmast broke in the bottleneck, Figures 7 & 8. Not a happy camper. Figure 7 Figure 8 It took a while, but I fixed it by turning the break into a hinge using a thin piece of brass so it would not break again. Circled in red in Figure 9. The brass rod sticking out to the right is my mast holder tool. Figure 9 Figure 10 shows it nicely bottled and dust free. Figure 10
  24. Very cool, thanks for posting everyone! ⚔️ Chass
  25. Well it's time to resurrect this project and get it done! It has been over 2 years. I will start to post soon. The Preussen is going to be a bit of a stinker as there is a ton of rigging involved. There is going to be some head scratching for sure. Stay tuned! Chass 😵
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