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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat 12 Nov 2011 - 22:38



    The cleaned up and detailed plate.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat 12 Nov 2011 - 22:43



    Finish soldered and flatted of with 400 grit wet and dry.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sat 12 Nov 2011 - 22:46



    Another view before etch primer was applied.
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    Etch primer applied.
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    Another view in primer.

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    Now that begins to look good Nige....I like the rivet detail, really finishes it off nicely.
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    Very impressive, Nigel.
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    Post  salmon on Mon 14 Nov 2011 - 19:40

    Very impressive. I was mentioning on another forum how I like the older look of rivets and weld lines.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun 20 Nov 2011 - 20:21



    Conning tower more tin plate,notice that it is double skined,and yes it is oval.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun 20 Nov 2011 - 20:24



    Another view of the conning tower...bit blurred, I am better with tin plate than I am with a camera.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun 20 Nov 2011 - 20:28



    Forward observation box, again made from tin plate. It will have portholes fitted in all faces when finished.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun 20 Nov 2011 - 20:30



    Another view of the box.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun 20 Nov 2011 - 20:32



    Both parts painted in etch primmer and placed on the hull.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Sun 20 Nov 2011 - 20:35



    Another view of the tower and box on the hull.
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    And one more view.
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    The tin plate tower and dome will not be used on the model, their function is to produce a mould. The hole in the top of the tower is blocked of using alloy foil tape, then glued to a base made from plywood, that is also covered in foil tape The dome is treated in the same way, the gaps are filled with body filler and trimmed.
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    In this view you can see the filler,this is to prevent the vinamould getting under the parts.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Wed 23 Nov 2011 - 22:16



    This view shows the underside of the mould..note the holes marked with arrow, these go all the way through and into the tower and dome to allow for air to escape when the hot vinamould is poured in.
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    Now with sides added. The sides are not foil covered, and are lightly glued to the base only, they are taped around the top, they extend one inch above the tower and dome.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Wed 23 Nov 2011 - 22:28



    This is the mould material, vinamould. It can be melted in a domestic oven, and won't stick to anything, and its very cheap...about a fiver a kilo.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Wed 23 Nov 2011 - 22:32



    The vinamould cut up and placed in a steel container ready to go into oven. People dont like the taste of my coffee...can't think why.


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    Dont forget to cover with foil, then place in oven around 240/250 degrees. Don't let it burn, it will really stink if you do.

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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Wed 23 Nov 2011 - 22:40



    Fist one poured and left to cool.
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    Both done and left to cool for a couple of hours. After about an hour I usually put them in a sink full of cold water for the other hour.
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    After they are cold I take of the timber sides running a sharp knife down the sides as I go just in case.

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