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Offline Fuzzywuzzieswiflasers

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Re: Building HMES Hermes
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2009, 10:05:43 AM »
The whole project was done at short notice. With one week until the open day I had finished all of the terrain and figures so I could relax.

However I thought the display needed something flying to really sell the whole VSF genre. My Prussian opponent already had a quartet of armed balloons so I decided that an aeronef would be good. So I started to build it and with the exception of the railings it was pretty straight forward.

The railings were made from aluminium tubing for the uprights and copper tubing for the rails. I first tried to make the rail in one length but it was too hard to duplicate accurately on both sides so I took the easy way out and did the railing in sections. The curved sections of copper tubing were bent round a tube to get the same curve on both sides.

I am thinking of adding a raised platform above the boiler so I can mount a hales rocket battery because the vessel is a little underarmed.

My next VSF project will be either a 28mm torpedo nef or maybe a larger aeronef destroyer??

thanks for the great comments
Cheers
Fuzzy.
Crikey, sir. I'm looking forward to today. Up diddly up, down diddly
down, whoops, poop, twiddly dee - decent scrap with the fiendish Red
Baron - bit of a jolly old crash landing behind enemy lines - capture,
torture, escape, and then back home in time for tea and medals.
Blackadder 4

 

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