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gingerale75
#681 Posted : 27 October 2020 21:08:11

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Hello All,

DIsplay stand work continued...

I stained the frame to the same colour what the large cabinet has.
Cut the base from a thick card and covered with double sided tape.
The green fleece has been stuck to it then then I cut it around.
Finally, after the stain dried, the base was fixed to the frame.

For trial, I placed the deck sections onto the stand.
I'm happy with the result. Cool

Now just need the name plaques get made and wait for the mini LED spotlights to arrive from China... will take couple of weeks I reckon. Blink Blink Blink

There is one improvement should be made, the centre deck section with the officers is a bit 'empty', it cries for to place something on it... maybe a ship wheel with the compass binnacle, some barrels and buckets, not sure yet....
I'm open for your suggestions.
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#682 Posted : 06 November 2020 13:56:39

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Hello Guys,

The mini spotlights for the diorama display just arrived from China.
Much sooner than expected. Flapper Blink BigGrin LOL

It seems I got some work to do over the weekend. Cool Cool Cool
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#683 Posted : 13 November 2020 14:45:07

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Hello All,

Yesterday I got a quote from Timpson to make the five brass plaques.
It's £78... Blink Blink Blink
Maybe it's just me but I found it a bit pricey.
So I decided to use my good friend Google to find a way to do it myself.
Didn't take long to land on youtube and find a fairly easy way to transfer printout from inkjet printer to wood.

I though I'll give a go and do a trial.

I placed a wide double sided tape on a cutting mat with backing paper kept on the underside and fixed the ends with cello tape.
Then I laid leftover thin planks from the cut-out (as I was not doing it Flapper) on the tape as tight as possible then sanded the surface slightly to have a smooth surface for the transfer.
Then I took an A4 size self adhesive sheet and removed the sticker side, keeping the backing paper only.
Then I fead the backing paper into the printer ensuring that it will print on the shiny, non-sticking side. This will make the ink don't penetrate into the paper.
Then go and print.
Once the print came out I carefully laid it on the planks to transfer the ink.

Not bad for the first try, but couple of issue occurred.
- first, I forgot to flip the image horizontally so after transferred it got mirrored.
- second, unfortunately the sheet was a bit curled when I removed the sticker from it hence the printer jammed it a bit causing smudged result
- third, accidentally moved the sheet during transfer hence there is a shadow.

But the process seems promising, will try again hoping get a better result than the first try.
BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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gingerale75
#684 Posted : 14 November 2020 22:05:37

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Hello Guys,

Today I was working on the led lights for the display stand.
The lights has been fixed and wired up.
Then I placed locating pins to the base to help positioning the three small deck sections to the desired place easily.
Then for a trial, the dioramas were placed on their spot and lights up!!! Cool Drool

Now I just need to make the nameplates and it will be ready to place into the cabinet.
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#685 Posted : 15 November 2020 11:08:23

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Very nice work, that is going to look great in the cabinet.Drool Drool

Mark
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#686 Posted : 15 November 2020 20:06:38

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Thanks Mark.

Take two for the name plates.

With the same method described in my previous post, today I gave a go to try again.
All name plates made, this time I didn't forget to mirror it before print, the printer didn't jammed the paper, and I managed not to move the sheet during transfer.
From my friend I got a clear varnish in spray can so after the transfer I was able to seal the prints on the wood.

I'm very happy with the result.
I took off the old name plate from the small stand and stick the new one onto it.
Now I need to make three more small stands for the dioramas and replace the original name plate on the cross section stand.

Almost completed.
Also today I made up my mind that I'll place a ships wheel and the binnacle cabinet onto the officers diorama just behind Nelson. Ships wheel ordered from cornwall model boats and will make the cabinet from leftover plank pieces.
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#687 Posted : 16 November 2020 00:17:36

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Laszlo

Some really interesting techniques you have kindly shared with us. I particularly like you home made display plaques.

A very nicely thought out display and for such small parts they are wonderfully painted.

Tony
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#688 Posted : 16 November 2020 00:28:30

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birdaj2 wrote:
Laszlo

Some really interesting techniques you have kindly shared with us. I particularly like you home made display plaques.

A very nicely thought out display and for such small parts they are wonderfully painted.

Tony


Thanks Tony for the kind comment.
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#689 Posted : 16 November 2020 19:44:51

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Hi All,

This afternoon I made three small stands for the deck section name plates and stained them to the same colour as all the frames.
Just need to wait for them to dry and then the name plates can be stuck onto them.
Cool
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#690 Posted : 17 November 2020 19:11:36

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Hello All,

Small task done today.
The name plates were cut out and stuck to the small stands.
Next task is to make locating pins to them on similar way how I done it for the deck sections.
Also whips wheel ordered from Cornwall Model Boats, hopefully it will arrive soon so I can decorate the officer's deck section during the weekend.
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#691 Posted : 22 November 2020 10:37:57

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Hello Guys,

Pair of ships wheel and binnacle chimney arrived from CMB so I was able to start decorate the officer's deck section.

- Using leftover dowel I turned the shaft of the ships wheel and from 2x5mm strip carved the front and rear pillars.
- The front pillar was stained black, decorated with gold, the shaft and the rear pillar stained walnut.
- All assembled and fitted to the deck with rope.
- Using various strips I constructed the compass binnacle. The inside painted white and for the glass imitation I used a cutout from a clear plastic bag. Details added to the front hen the whole cabinet stained black.
- Eyebolts added to the sides and to the deck and finally glued in place, and anchored with black thread.
Further details added to the deck using leftover cleats and water buckets.

I like the final result, it doesn't look "empty" anymore.
Almost finished, just need to fix the name plates to the base and ready to be placed into the display cabinet.
Cool Cool
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#692 Posted : 22 November 2020 14:36:57

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Hello All,

This morning I replaced the original cross-section name plate with the one I made to have all the name plates the same design.
Then fixed the deck section name plates to the stand and placed everything in the cabinet.
Wired up and voila... I love it.

Hmm... only one trouble... there is too much voltage drop on the LED strips so it's either the spot lights or the cabinet lights are working depending how the two sportlights are wired (serial/parallel).

I need to figure out the solution, but with this the modelling part of the work is FINISHED!
Cool Cool Cool
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#693 Posted : 22 November 2020 14:41:22

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It looks fantastic.I'm definitely going to get some inspiration from you regarding your display - world class.
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#694 Posted : 22 November 2020 22:18:41

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Brilliant job Laszlo,
I thoroughly enjoyed following your build.
Chris
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Laszlo

That looks absolutely brilliant and your little vignettes with the figures is such a good idea and very well thought out and out together.

Tony
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#697 Posted : 23 November 2020 21:13:48

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Thanks you guys for all the great comments, much appreciated.
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