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brian in denver

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of brian in denver  Posted on: Jan 26, 2010 - 1:10pm
sup guys.
just wundering if anyone here has ever attempted a skeleton model of an 80'er ?
its been a while since I was into this hobby (like25 years ago) I see a lots changed, and some more infos been made available.
so lets talk tech.
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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Jan 26, 2010 - 11:18pm
Hi there.

I've never contemplated doing a skeleton model. However, after geting Dick's fantastic Pt boat calender with the many illustrations in it, I did consider doing an interior for my Italeri lkit.

That kit is on the shelf. All I've done was look at a few of the parts.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Jan 27, 2010 - 1:39am
Hello and Welcome:

I had always wanted to have a 4 or 5 foot Elco Boat made for my Exhibit that was a cutaway. A complete boat, with one side open so that visitors could see the many spaces below decks. A real challenge to the Expert model builder, but one that I have never seen before........




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Carl M

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Instead of the side of the boat being cut away, what about a model where the deck comes off to show the details, within.

It seems like I've seen something this, online, actually. I forget where.


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brian in denver

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well I started one back in the mid 80"s but gave up becouse I couldent get enough information.
I'm hoping the new microfilm scans will answer enough questions ,
about the engine room framing and engine / V-drive mounting, that the project can move forward.
Drawing up a "frame book" is a perty tedious indevor. as an old school
T-Square draftsman having to translate each frame from the top and bottom view is a real B- .
I had always hoped that somehow after you scanned the microfilm.
you get it into a CAD program and manipulate it, clean it up, and print it out to any scale you wanted.
as far as construction goes, it has a tendancy to turn into a chinese jigsaw puzzle / ship in a bottle thing. trying to build the interior through all the ribs with every thing attached to every thing else is a real challenge.
that I'm still not sure how to overcome.
my first prototype had a solid deck. to help with structural integrety.
but that kinda interferes with access.
I like the 1/2 inch scale its not big and not to small. but the older I get the more my eyesight and moter skills go down the tube. and I start thinking maybe 3/4 would be more better.
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David Waples

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I met a gentleman named Denny (sp) at our ship club meeting here in Denver last week. He's building the Italeri kit with a full interior. Brian,
I would imagine you two would have a lot to talk about.
Dave

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brian in denver

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of brian in denver  Posted on: Jan 28, 2010 - 8:22am
wow denver has a ship club?
where do thay hang out?
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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Jan 28, 2010 - 8:58am
MILE HIGH STADIUM with the rest of the Football players. Hey they have nothing else to do, might as well do some modeling, Ha, Ha.............


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Jerry Beasley

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Brian,
We have at least 3 very active ship clubs - we have one for 350-700 scale resin stuff - Dave and I both belong to that one but I have trouble with anyone that builds as LESS THAN 1/35 scale, but they usually have good donuts at the meetings. We have a large club of wooden ship modelers that has some amazing artisans and then we have a large and very active RC ship club. There may be more but I am familiar with those 3 - We are fortunate in that we are allowed to meet in the big class room area at the Rockler Woodworking store on South Colorado Blvd. Rockler also provides space for model exibitions at no cost.

You can emial me at jgbeas@comcast.net and I will give you Denny's email - what we suggested to his was that if he wants to interior clearly shown to follow the form Dick has used on his posters and build the base so that the deck is mounted up and to the side of the open hull - that was you can see the hull interior, the deck is flat and you can clearly see that detail and positioned that way it will still show the profile of the boat.
Jerry

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jan 28, 2010 - 12:32pm
My name is Denny of whom David and Jerry spoke of earlier in this posting.

I am indeed working on creating an interior for the 80' Elco boat.

I am new to both ships and forums but have modeled numerous aircraft and space ships.

When I told someone at the ship club that I was going to build an interior for the PT boat. they told me I was going to jump in with both feet and drown. But then Jerry and David came to my rescue and encouraged me and have been sending me more info than I can read at one time.

I want to do honor to those who served on these boats and show the conditions they fought under.

Any and all help gratefully accepted. Denny


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