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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2008, 11:16:57 »
Well, just spent most of last night, and about 4hrs today, getting this radar to work right :) :)

I trashed the 'mini' digital camera motor, as it heated up badly, so installed a servo motor, after removing the 'stops'.

Now, to mount the switch, and build a little tray for the battery pack to live in.

Got some more rigging wires done, using stretchable 'bead-cord'. I really like using this cord; because if you, or someone else bumps it, it is elastic and doesn't break. Also, it repels dust, unlike thread ;)

P.S. I slowed the rotation speed down a bit, since I made this video ;D ;D



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Hello. Tell where you have bought the micromotor for a radar.
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2008, 14:19:11 »
Hi Clav:
I used an old futaba servo, and just removed the stops in it, so it turns continuously, and at 4.5 volts.
Micro motors are available for radar scanners, but I had an old servo for parts so I thought I'd put it to good use :) :)

Cheers

Mike
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2008, 08:09:27 »
Well then, I've been spending the past week of evenings building small detail parts, such as ladders, fire axes, etc.......painting figures, weathering shackles, etc.
This is one of the most enjoyable tasks of model building........well for me anyway :) :)


...Cheers...
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2008, 04:58:51 »
Thats a very impressive job Mike. Looking forward to seeing photos of her on the water.
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2008, 07:14:43 »
HI MIKE ; Your detail on the winch is great . The ware marks on the niggerhead is eye catching . And the over all detail and painting is has such realizim .  PUFFIN

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2008, 10:19:41 »
Mike,

Looking real good. I like the rust on the winch and chains. Keep it up amigo.

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2008, 11:46:06 »
 hi tugs   ''super work'' a real credit to yah :)   regards ray
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2008, 12:25:05 »
As echoed by the others, very nice work.

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2008, 18:12:47 »
Thanks again for the kind words there guys!!

Well in my quest to find some 'economical' figures, I spent an hour at 'Scott's Hobbies' looking through 'Military Miniatures' made by Tamiya in just the scale I need.
I bought a 'Russian Army Tank Crew at Rest' kit, as they kinda resemble a modern tug crew (oddly enough).
The kit includes 6 figures, (including one woman crew member with 'quite the figure' :o....hehehe), which I think I can adapt into 'tug crew' figures.
These are unassembled, making painting and 'altering' a bit easier.

I'll leave out the 'holstered' side-arms though ;D ;D



Cheers
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2008, 07:20:29 »
 Well done mike she looks great keep them coming :) :)

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #70 on: December 21, 2008, 11:07:07 »
Right then....gonna take a break from the snow shovel this eve and build this 1/32 scale hiab crane kit I bought off of ebay.uk.
Cost me $14.95 Can. (6 pounds or so), delivered to my door via Royal Mail 8) 8)
A similar kit from the USA would cost $34.00 US plus shipping and duty >:( >:(

I think it's the same one sold by Redbank, but not sure.
It looks to be quite well detailed, and should suit this build well. :)
I'm gonna add some hydraulic lines and controls as well.

...Cheers...
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2009, 14:11:37 »
Well, I've finally got this Hiab crane together, and now just have to add a few finishing touches before mounting it.
Plus, in the picture are the first 2 of 8 window screen 'wipers', built from styrene, and sprayed with aluminum paint
The next picture shows the fire hydrant mounted on the front deck, made from aluminum tube stock.
...Cheers...
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2009, 16:54:43 »
HI MIKE LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE OUT DO YOUR-SELF again . Simply over the top ,great job . PUFFIN

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #73 on: February 21, 2009, 10:37:21 »
Well then....I finally did it, and ordered a P94 Twin ESC-Mixer unit from FLJ :) :), and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival.

Been experimenting with 'signage' decals, and bought a few sheets of 'Testors' water-slide decal paper from Scott's Hobbies, here in Duncan.
It takes some doing to scale these signs right, but they look the part!

Happy Saturday 8) 8)
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #74 on: February 21, 2009, 11:11:05 »
 thay look good mike  the smallist detail can somtimes make the biggest impact ;)  regards ray
B.C tugs >>  ken mackenzie~07   nellie irene~07    freewinds ~04       sidewinder'in b.c~11'   iron horse~12  malley b~16  western mariner ~14  shuswap ~17
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