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gingerale75
#621 Posted : 16 March 2019 11:46:24

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Hello Guys,

Thank you for the kind comments, much appreciated. Blushing

I haven't posted since few weeks, but I was still busy with the display cabinet.
- Circuit board made to accommodate micro-controller, current monitor and bluetooth boards, as well as connectors.
- Relay board connected, and LED light strip tested, check. BigGrin
- All boards mounted to a piece of hardboard with hot glue and connected, check
- Micro-controller (Arduino) code corrected to squeeze some bugs, check
- Electronics connected to mechanics, test performed without load, check.
See link to a video on my public facebook profile about the test. It's a bit noisy, but who cares, when it's in the loft. Cool
https://www.facebook.com/laszlo.for/posts/2378554365488716

Other bits:
- Name plate ordered and arrived, looks very good
- First prototype of the crew figurines made. To be honest and fair, it's not my work, one of my colleagues does lots of figurines for various sceneries (historical, fantasy, etc.). Apparently it's another science of modelling, hence I accepted his offer to make the figurines for me. All credit to him, the end result is awesome!Drool Drool Drool
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Happy building!
Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
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gingerale75
#622 Posted : 18 March 2019 11:40:23

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Hello All,

Second member of cannon crew done. Drool Drool Drool
Absolutely fantastic. All credit to my colleague.

I'm planning to have a small scenery separate from the ship, with a little rectangular decking area with a 12-pounder gun rigged and the crew members around it.
Basically it will be similar to the cut-out in the kit, but placed separately.
The rest of the marines (officers, captain, admiral, etc.) will be just lined up in a row.
I'm also planning to have a long name plate indicating who is who, similar to the Victory name plaque.
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Happy building!
Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
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DaDokta
#623 Posted : 19 March 2019 12:11:58

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The crew members look great!
Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
HMS Victory

Builds started but currently on a hold:
AKAGI, Supermarine Spitfire, Hachette U-96

On the shelf:
HMS Victory Cross-section, Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51
gingerale75
#624 Posted : 11 May 2019 18:40:37

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Hello Everyone,

I've been quiet in the last few weeks, working hard on the cabinet.

- First, I bought and assembled one size bigger (30x30) aluminium profile, you might remember that the 20x20 was bending too much under 45 kgs load.
- The lift mechanism is now extended, I made the four pulleys leading the ropes from the spindles to the corner of the cabinet.
- The whole mechanics put onto a table. How incredible it is, the alu frame just fit in between the legs. Cool Cool Cool
- The frame was loaded with 45 kgs (representing the glass panels and all the cabinet parts), and yay... the mechanics is able to raise/lower the frame (driven by a battery drill driver). Cool BigGrin

Unfortunately after all these success, quite a few failures came.Crying Angry
- The selected 12V DC motor was not strong enough to raise the mechanics, regardless how much power (amps) it was provided.
- Hence I bought a cheap 12V battery drill driver, as per experienced with my 18V driver, due to its geared motor is strong enough to bear the load.
- However now the 5A power supply wasn't big enough, the drill driver takes more than 5 Amps.
- I managed to get hold of a power supply from a tower PC, which, in theory, can provide 17A on the 12V outputs. However this also failed... Crying Angry Cursing In order to get the total 17 Amps out of it, I joined all the 12V outputs together, but now the power supply shuts off on higher load. I guess one of the 12V outputs has some protection on high load making it turn off.
- Now I borrowed a 12V motor cycle battery with 110Amps output from my colleague. If it won't be able to move the load then nothing.LOL I'm hoping that I'll be able to measure the current requires to move the load and then get a suitable proper power supply.

Because all of these failures I got annoyed a bit and started to work on the cabinet itself:
- Ship cradles made
- Stand for the name plaque made
They will be stained either to walnut or red chestnut colour. Not decided yet.

Also, thanks to my colleague, now I've got four figurines in total:
- crouching crewman with shot
- crouching crewman with barrel
- crouching gun captain
- crouching crewman covering ears
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Happy building!
Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
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Gibbo
#625 Posted : 26 May 2019 20:35:03

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Looking forward to seeing this Laszlo.
Regards
Paul
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gingerale75
#626 Posted : 26 May 2019 22:05:49

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Hello All,

Further progress with the display cabinet:

- Ceiling drilled and temporary ropes feed through
- I used decorative covers to make the holes look nice, this cover usually used for satellite cable fed into the room but perfectly suits for my application Cool
- Mechanics installed to the loft
- Decorative hardwood moulding fitted to the side of the frame with gorilla glue. That was the only type of glue what I found to able to fix wood to aluminium reliably. It's very a good stuff.
- Another moulding fitted but his one onto the top of the frame. This half will be on the outer side of the glass panels.
- Once everything dried, two coats of wood stain applied to the mouldings
- The ship cradles and the name plate stand also stained

Slowly getting there. Cool BigGrin
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Happy building!
Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
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gingerale75
#627 Posted : 11 June 2019 15:58:16

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Hello All,

Further progress with my cabinet:

- wire rope fed through the decorative white nylon rope and then fixed to the frame with adjustable rigging screws.
- base board cut to size and, by placing the ship in its final place, marked the position of the name plate and the ship cradles.
- frame hung up and set to level
- the fifth crew member figurine painted
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Happy building!
Laszlo

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#628 Posted : 11 June 2019 16:35:21

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Very impressive and well thought out design.

Hope it all continues well.

Tony
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DaDokta
#629 Posted : 12 June 2019 08:56:10

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Impressive! This will look amazing once you`re done!
Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
HMS Victory

Builds started but currently on a hold:
AKAGI, Supermarine Spitfire, Hachette U-96

On the shelf:
HMS Victory Cross-section, Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51
gingerale75
#630 Posted : 18 June 2019 09:18:36

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Thank you guys for the nice comments.
Happy building!
Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
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gingerale75
#631 Posted : 18 June 2019 09:30:33

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Hello All,

Latest progress on the display cabinet:

- name plate and ship cradles fixed to the board.
- board fixed to the frame in multiple points because the hardboard tend to 'curl up' around the edges if not pulled down.

The next big task is to fit the glass panels.
This task scares me a bit Crying Blink
Never done anything like this before.
Also the LED lighting needs to be done on the same time because the channels for the LED strip lights need to be fixed to the glass.
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Laszlo

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gingerale75
#632 Posted : 13 July 2019 12:00:27

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Operation Code: “Don’t chop your fingers off”...

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, to fit glass panels onto the frame without being injured and/or breakig the glass... As always, should any part of your hands/arms be injured, the H&S Secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions. Cool Cool Cool LOL LOL LOL

Hello Guys,

After two weeks of waiting, finally the glass panels arrived. I also got some off cut pieces to try out what glue I should use.
The first trial was already successful with clear gorilla glue, so I stick (LOL) with it. BigGrin

Cabinet frame lowered down to the upstairs hallway floor and the first two panels placed into the slots and glued together.

Now waiting for the glue to dry.
Next step will be to fix the LED strip light channels to the panels already in place, then fit the second long side panel.

Slowly, but getting there to complete the cabinet. Cool
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Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
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#633 Posted : 13 July 2019 21:38:20

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Stunning work, going to be an amazing display....Drool Drool

Regards

Alan
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#634 Posted : 14 July 2019 09:02:11

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This is a piece of art in itself as well as engineering. This will look stunning when finished.Love

Mark
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#635 Posted : 22 July 2019 12:14:57

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Hello Guys,

Thanks for the good comments.

Progressed further with the cabinet:
- LED aluminium profile glued onto the panels
- LED stripes fixed, wires led through the base at the corners
- Milky covers snap in place
- Third and top panel glued to the existing ones
- Corner mouldings cut to size and stained
- Mouldings glued to to the edges
- Remaining LED strips fitted
- Finally the mouldings glued to the removable side panel. This is where the ship will be slid in once the cabinet will actually hanging above the staircase.

With this the visible part of the cabinet is finished. Cool

Now I just need to get couple of my strong friends to help me to lift the cabinet over the staircase hand rail... LOL Blink Blink

Remaining tasks:
- Connect LED wires to the wire rope (inside base)
- Create and fit cover panel to the bottom to hide the frame
- Finish electric circuit for the lift mechanim
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Happy building!
Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
On Model-Space
Public Facebook album
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#636 Posted : 04 August 2019 10:47:56

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Hello All,

Today the cabinet was lifted to it's final position.
With the help from couple of my friends we lifted the cabinet over the handrail while the rope was winded up in the loft with the lift mechanism.

I think the cabinet looks good, now I just need to connect the electric wires for the LED strips and cover the bottom of the frame before I place the ship inside.
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Happy building!
Laszlo

My HMS Victory build diaries:
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Gandale
#637 Posted : 04 August 2019 22:48:08

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Now that's a job well done, looks superb.... Look forward to seeing the old lady in her final resting position for all to see.....Drool Drool

Regards

Alan
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#638 Posted : 04 August 2019 23:00:19

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Hi Laszlo,
what a stunning piece of work. Congratulations!!
Chris
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#639 Posted : 05 August 2019 09:51:31

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Lovely work, looking forward to seeing her in all her glory.Love

Mark
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#640 Posted : 06 August 2019 11:52:44

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What a great idea of displaying your Vic!
Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
HMS Victory

Builds started but currently on a hold:
AKAGI, Supermarine Spitfire, Hachette U-96

On the shelf:
HMS Victory Cross-section, Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51
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