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#1 Posted : 04 June 2015 11:28:19

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Hi all, well I've taken the plunge as my SOTS subscription ends this month I have ordered up the Akagi and got the first dispatch at £1.
I will start the diary once I receive the first months issues.
In the mean time I will be reading through the other diaries on here and deciding if I will be making any mods along the way.
Graeme
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#2 Posted : 04 June 2015 11:53:39

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hi graeme look forward to your build as i`m about to start mine will follow with interestBigGrin
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#3 Posted : 04 June 2015 14:04:44

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pemberg wrote:
Hi all, well I've taken the plunge as my SOTS subscription ends this month I have ordered up the Akagi and got the first dispatch at £1.
I will start the diary once I receive the first months issues.
In the mean time I will be reading through the other diaries on here and deciding if I will be making any mods along the way.
Graeme


Hi Graeme

I did the same as you and took advantage of the £1 offer for the first pack, which arrived just before I went away on Holiday.

I was really impressed with the parts included, it even includes sand paper, glue, paint brushes and needle file BigGrin

Look forward to seeing your diary Cool
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#4 Posted : 24 June 2015 11:05:17

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I received my first pack on Friday and am impressed with the parts. After reading the other diaries on here I have decided to leave starting the build until I have all the hull frame parts ( unless I get tempted by the aircraft) so I can build the frame in one go screwed down to my build board.
Graeme
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#5 Posted : 24 June 2015 12:13:10

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Hi Graeme.
Look forward to seeing your progress IanBigGrin
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#6 Posted : 24 June 2015 17:42:01

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BigGrin Will look forward to your buildCool
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#7 Posted : 30 June 2015 21:32:45

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Graeme,

Looking forward to the build. This one is on my list, in fact, I almost ordered this before I ordered HMS Victory. Hopefully it will still be available when I complete Victory.

Dominick

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#8 Posted : 01 July 2015 09:08:13

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Hi Graeme, BigGrin

Great looking kit and good luck with the build.

Look forward to seeing your diary.Cool

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#9 Posted : 01 July 2015 10:54:26

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Looking Forward to your diary, Graeme!
Greetings,
Walter



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Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
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#10 Posted : 13 August 2015 22:48:19

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I have now received pack 3 of the build. I have decided to wait for pack 4 before starting the actual build.
There are 2 reasons for this, one is it will mean I have all the parts up to starting the planking and the second (and more important one)is that my son will be back at Uni by then so I will have room to set up the building board.
Graeme
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#11 Posted : 12 September 2015 17:02:04

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I have now received pack 4 and started the build Laugh .

Pic 1 shows the build board set up with a centre line and covered with polythene to prevent the base plates from sticking to the board.

Pic 2 shows the parts received to date still in their packing. I will be leaving all the metal parts in their packing until they need in the build.

Pic 3 shows all the frame parts laid out.

Pic 4 is of all the frame parts dry fitted.

At this point I positioned the hull along the centre line of the board, drilled pilot holes in the base plates and screwed them to the board.
Pic 5 shows this.

I then removed all the frame parts, Pic 6 and then unscrewed forward of the 2 centre base plates,removed it, applied glue to the forward end and then replaced it and screwed it back down. I then repeated the process with the aft centre plate but applied glue to both ends before screwing back down, pic 7.

i am leaving the base plates to dry overnight before gluing all the frames back in place.
Graeme
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1 - build board.jpg
2 - packs 1 to 4.jpg
3 - frame parts.jpg
4 - frame dry fitted.jpg
5 - bottom plates screwed.jpg
6 - frame parts removed.jpg
7 - bottom plates glued.jpg
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#12 Posted : 12 September 2015 17:39:32

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Great start Graeme, I love this one so will be watching closely Cool
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BigGrin Nice start GraemeCool
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#14 Posted : 13 September 2015 00:18:42

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Great to see you get started with this fab kit Graeme, I'll be following your progress over the coming weeks and months.... Good luck with the build....Cool Cool

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Alan
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Congrat's on your first medal Cool
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nice start graeme BigGrin
COMING SOON =1/72 Italeri diorama`s Battle for the Reichstag and Stalingrad battle at the tractor factory 1/16 Trumpeter King Tiger with loads of extras ON THE GO= refurbishment of 1/25 Tamiya tiger 1 , amt Star trek kits and space 1999 models

So Much to Build,But What a Hobby!


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#17 Posted : 13 September 2015 18:56:38

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BigGrin Very nice start Graeme looking forward to seeing more Cool

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Thanks for all the comments guys, and the first medal.
Just a brief update. I have glued all the frames up to 26 in place and I am going to let them dry completely before adding frames 27 on asI will have to remove the bow screw and the 2 stern screws before I can fit them.
Frames 24-26 at the stern were setup using an engineers square then held in place with a couple of machined steel blocks while the glue dried.

Graeme
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8 - gluing frames.jpg
9 - gluing stern frames.jpg
10 - frames glued.jpg
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#20 Posted : 15 September 2015 08:04:13

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Good start, Graeme!
Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
Solar-powered paddle Steamer (little project with my son)
HMS Victory X-section

Builds started but currently on a hold:


On the shelf:
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, HMS Victory, GWH F-15D, St. Stephen`s Cathedral (cardboard)
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