Wednesday, 16 September 2015

HMQS Gayundah Part 2


The AX

The main Weather deck was prepared by skinning the basic hull shape with .20 thou plastic sheet.   This was shaped and sanded to the outline of the deck.   The exposed section of Weather deck aft was represented with another piece of .20 thou sheet that had been scribed to represent the planking. 

  Again Selley's AllFix was used to glue the plastic sheet to the Hi Density Foam hull.   Selley's Kwik Grip spray adhesive was used for laminating the large areas of plastic sheet to themselves.

A start was made on the AX by making up the spacers which raise the AX from the main Weather deck.

The uprights were cut on the NWSL Chopper to ensure uniformity and the assemblies were glued together and put aside to dry.


While the spacers were drying, the AX itself was cut out.  This was made from two sheets of .20 thou plastic sheet, laminated with the top sheet being scribed to represent the planking.


The AX spacers in place aft.


AX glued to the spacers.   Commanding Officer (Desig) and his Gunnery Officer admire the 4.7 inch Breech Loader.


The aft mast house was stepped in using a length of plastic tubing glued and braced into the decking and the hull.   The aft mast (to be constructed) will just slip into the mast house tube.


Finally the Bulwarks and Bulwark Stays were added to the perimeter of the AX.   These were made up from 2 laminations of .20 thou sheet.   The Taffrail was added, again using 2 laminations of .20 thou plastic sheet.


The picture above shows the completed AX with secondary and tertiary armament.   The Companionway and Wardroom Skylight are also in place.

In the next post I will commence work on the Aft Weather Deck (or 1 Deck Aft) and the main superstructure.   






7 comments:

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    1. Thanks Mate! Though I must admit, the size of the thing makes it feel more like Civil Engineering than modelling!

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    2. Seriously mate, she's looking to be a real beauty!

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  2. Looking really good. It's an awe inspiring project. Really looking forward to seeing how you develop it and overcome the challenges.

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    1. Thanks Mate! Looking forward to when I can smash a bottle of Champagne over her bows (well, maybe a stubby of XXXX!)
      Cheers
      Col

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  3. Seriously cool project, Col. The scale of it blows my mind only being used to 1:2400 and 1:600 scratch build work.

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    1. Thanks Mate! Looking forward to going through your blog as well!
      Cheers
      Col

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