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Offline Lord Astley

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2013, 01:20:14 AM »
This weekend will likely be quite busy with "real life" :) so I am trying to get an hour each evening to work on the ship. I've made some more progress...

This shows the ship from the front, with the edges of the deck attached:



Another view:



The rear. If I do say so myself, I am quite pleased with how the curved rear deck, door, porthole and ladders came out:



And I am also happy with the stairs. I designed them so that the bases would fit between the steps:



Onward and upward!

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Offline Colonel O Truth

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2013, 01:36:42 AM »
Very nice indeed, Sir!

More rivets, please!
Gluing my fingers together since 1973...

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Offline Lord Astley

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2013, 01:55:28 AM »

More rivets, please!

Thank you for the kind words!

More rivets are coming, but I am dreading them so I am leaving them for last. The rivets you see so far are model railroading track nails. I drilled holes before driving the nails in and gluing them in place - they are actually holding together the various sections of the edge of the deck.

Offline Colonel O Truth

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 05:36:27 AM »
Rivets are nothing to fear, my friend! Personally, I have made them my slaves...

I am curious as to why you aren't painting the components as you build - in particular, the area behind the steps may be tricky. Is there madness to your method?

Offline The_Beast

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2013, 01:47:31 PM »
FUNCTIONAL rivets! That must multiply their presence!  lol

Glad to hear you're pleased; I know I am, and hope you will maintain momentum, and more important, morale.

Well done!

Doug

Offline Lord Astley

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013, 04:16:01 PM »
I am curious as to why you aren't painting the components as you build - in particular, the area behind the steps may be tricky. Is there madness to your method?

The steps have not been glued in place yet - I do plan to paint before I make them permanent. I won't paint the body of the ship until I am satisfied with the detailing, and add many, many, rivets! :) And I haven't decided yet exactly what to do with the underbody of the ship - whether to leave it flat or add some sort of under-cabin. And some type of propulsion system needs to be added, and I also still need to do some sort of railing around the deck, and decide what deck weapons I want, and how to model them... phew!

No method at all to any of this madness - I am making it up as I go along!

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2013, 04:52:09 PM »
The rivets you see so far are model railroading track nails.

Excellent idea. $4 or so for 400 - Ebay link.

Must find a UK supplier or look in a good DIY store.....

Offline Colonel O Truth

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2013, 11:50:34 PM »
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No method at all to any of this madness - I am making it up as I go along!
   

Excellent! I use exactly the same method!

Offline Traveler Man

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2013, 05:47:07 PM »
Shaping up nicely!  :) It looks like she'll be a bit of a beast to contend with.
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Offline Amalric

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2013, 10:43:01 PM »
Yes, I draw them with a lead pencil and press down to make indentations. The plan is for the lines and nail holes to stand out after I paint, wash and dry-brush the deck. We'll see how well the theory works! :)
Thank you.

Its looking great so far!
I look forward to seeing more.

Offline tom q vaxy

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2018, 12:43:44 PM »
did this ever "get off the ground"? wonderful modeling as far as the pictures show. great proportions, consideration for purpose, and detailing. please say "There's more".

Offline Malamute

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2018, 09:29:34 AM »
did this ever "get off the ground"? wonderful modeling as far as the pictures show. great proportions, consideration for purpose, and detailing. please say "There's more".

Lord Astley hadn’t been present in the forum since 2015. So I think we’re unlikely to find out unless anyone knows him.
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Offline von Lucky

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2018, 12:14:05 AM »
Lord Astley's blog (link under his avatar), doesn't feature it at all, and the Flickr account (https://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticpirates/albums/72157634008847808) doesn't have any extra photos. So probably a stalled project (for now).
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Offline Metternich

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Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2018, 11:21:11 PM »
Coming along very well.

 

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