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RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 05:15 AM UTC

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...cage aerials, SHUDDER!!!




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...cage aerials, SHUDDER!!!



For sure!

Hi Mark & Russ,

Not just these two, there will another albeit smaller pair.

They are not as scary as you would think, the Pontos spreaders are very nicely done, I wish they would sell set of the separately, the copper wire also gives a little stability.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 07:05 AM UTC
The long slow process of the Cage aerial.

the fourth and fifth strands added.



fitted and removed ready to be turned over and ready for the remaining three strands to be added.



with a bit of luck I will get these two finished this weekend. I think I will finish off the lowered davits before I tackle the other two cage aerials.

Cheers

si
d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC
Si,

Nice work, it will be interesting to see how you bring all of those wires to together.

Mark
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 01:37 PM UTC
Talk about challenging... cage aerials! I can't wait to see how they all come out. Good luck with them, Si!

surfsup
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 02:56 PM UTC
I thought I was mad but you are there with me Si. Lovely job so far.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:37 PM UTC

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Si,

Nice work, it will be interesting to see how you bring all of those wires to together.

Mark



Thanks Mark,

That can be a little tricky, as there is always the danger of springing a wire out of the end spider.

Three more wires to get on each one yet.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:40 PM UTC

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Talk about challenging... cage aerials! I can't wait to see how they all come out. Good luck with them, Si!




Thanks Tim,

They are "fun" to say the least. I will be glad when they are all done.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC

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I thought I was mad but you are there with me Si. Lovely job so far.....Cheers mark




Very kind of you to say so Mark.

Are we mad because we are ship modellers, are we ship modellers because we are mad?

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:43 AM UTC
More cage aerials,

all eight stands on, and the ends trimmed.



The ends gently bent inwards in line with the arm f the spider to which it is attached. the wires attached to fit them between the yard arms.



sprayed a steel colour and fitted in place,



an overview.



More soon.

Cheers

Si



surfsup
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC

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I thought I was mad but you are there with me Si. Lovely job so far.....Cheers mark




Very kind of you to say so Mark.

Are we mad because we are ship modellers, are we ship modellers because we are mad?

Cheers


Si



Both Mate.....LOL
surfsup
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
They certainly make a big difference Si. Real nice work.....Cheers Mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:02 PM UTC

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They certainly make a big difference Si. Real nice work.....Cheers Mark



Thanks Mark,

They are just a matter of patience, (and a bit of swearing).

Back to finishing the boat rigging before I tackle the two shorter runs, aft from the mainmast towards the quarterdeck.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:49 PM UTC
Just amazing work on those cage aerials Si
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:25 AM UTC

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Just amazing work on those cage aerials Si



Ditto!
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:07 AM UTC

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Just amazing work on those cage aerials Si



Thanks Russ,

The etched spiders make it somewhat easier than it looks. Mind, it still test my knowledge of trying to get the wires to sit straight on them.


appreciate your kind comment Mate.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:11 AM UTC

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Just amazing work on those cage aerials Si



Ditto!



Thanks Mark,

I have to say I need a break before I tackle the second set. Knowing my luck, by the time I get those finished, t will be time to rig something else.

Thanks again for looking in, always appreciated.

Cheers
Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 08:20 PM UTC
Finishing rigging the Davits for the lowered boats.

the first of the lowering tackles made up.



both tackles made up and painted ready for fitting.



First tackle in place.



Fitting the rest of rigging.



All done.



Cheers

Si

d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 01:20 AM UTC
Nice.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 01:44 AM UTC
Si,

I have a 1/200 Japanese submarine waiting to be built that I've been afraid to start because of a cage aerial...

You have pulled yours off admirably - and in 1/350 scale!

Well done, my friend!

surfsup
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 04:11 PM UTC
Beautiful work my Friend.....Cheers mark
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC

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Nice.



Thanks Mark,

It was very helpful to have a good clear photograph to work from for the davit rigging.

Cheers

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 08:51 PM UTC

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Si,

I have a 1/200 Japanese submarine waiting to be built that I've been afraid to start because of a cage aerial...

You have pulled yours off admirably - and in 1/350 scale!

Well done, my friend!




Thank you Tim,

The etched spreaders are a big help, they give the cage structure whilst it was being assembled. I would struggle without those. I hope you can find something that would work for the submarine.

Thanks again.

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 08:53 PM UTC

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Beautiful work my Friend.....Cheers mark



Thanks you Mark,

very kind of you say to so, two more runs of cage aerials to go, plus the quarterdeck boats and the nets and booms.

Cheers

Si
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC
Sure have missed a bit in the last few days.

The boat rigging is a highlight and you've even managed to include pulleys! Yikes!

PS. Where did you get the pulleys from mate?
RedDuster
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 06:37 AM UTC

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Sure have missed a bit in the last few days.

The boat rigging is a highlight and you've even managed to include pulleys! Yikes!

PS. Where did you get the pulleys from mate?




Thanks Russ,

The pulleys were scratchbuilt, there is a bit of plastic rod the copper wire is fixed to, the cover plates were shaped and cut from thin plastic strip.


Cheers

Si