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dedworthdog
#1 Posted : 26 March 2010 09:10:14

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I was wondering if any of you clever so and so's out there would be willing to submit the plans etc on how to build a case for this model. That would indeed be very useful.Blink
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#2 Posted : 26 March 2010 19:34:35

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Try this site, some very interesting stuff on it
http://modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/caseone.php
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#3 Posted : 26 March 2010 19:46:14

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I agree the model ship world tutorial is simple yet brilliant, just scale it up a little and move some furniture outta the way, just tell her your decorating..haha

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#4 Posted : 26 March 2010 20:01:11

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that is one smart display case well worth a look guys. thanks for that
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#5 Posted : 27 March 2010 09:06:31

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Just what the ships surgeon orderedBigGrin !!!
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#6 Posted : 27 March 2010 12:11:29

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I can see Goldfish all over the country having to be rehomed in washing up bowls!
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#7 Posted : 27 March 2010 18:09:21

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Cases can come in many styles. Mine will probably be frameless glass al la an upside down aquarium. Perspex would be OK but it may get scratched in time. You could get your local glass supplier/DIY/glassier to cut the panels to size even polish the exposed edges. I would suggest 4mm minimum for the size we will require. Strengthen the open long edge with an edgewise strip of glass if it is to be frameless. Would only need to be thicker if you are going to float her!LOL Glue it with bath or aquarium sealant. This can be obtained in clear, black or other colours. The joins can be made very neat with care. Any excess sealant can be cut and peeled away with a sharp knife. If you wish to cover the corners wooden/plastic/aluminium angle can be used. The base material would be your choice to match room furniture or ship cradle. It could be grooved to locate the cover.

Another alternative is to fit a glass front to a shelf, a full cabinet if you are up to it. Probably easier than some of the tasks on the model!!LOL Otherwise there are a number of web sites that will supply ready made if you have any funds left after obtaining the kit!
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#8 Posted : 04 April 2010 13:31:55

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With a ship this size after a tow year + build its worthwhile to push the boat out. (excuse the pun)
I used this company for my display of HMS Bounty; http://www.displaycases.co.uk/ they're not cheap but the quality of their build is excellent. Although it was a bit scary driving it home.
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#9 Posted : 06 April 2010 02:02:26

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With a ship this size after a tow year + build its worthwhile to push the boat out. (excuse the pun)
I used this company for my display of HMS Bounty; http://www.displaycases.co.uk/ they're not cheap but the quality of their build is excellent. Although it was a bit scary driving it home.



OK checked this site out for a quote! will definatly making my own!

Size (W x H x D) 50 x 34 x 18 (Would Just Fit!)
Glass Toughened Glass
Wooden Finish Dark Mahogany Polished Wood Natural Oak Polished Wood
Delivery Charge To be confirmed based on dimensions/distance
Your Size: Your Price: (to be confirmed) £499.80

Size (W x H x D) 54 x 36 x 22 (2 Inch Clear!)
Glass Toughened Glass
Wooden Finish Dark Mahogany Polished Wood Natural Oak Polished Wood
Delivery Charge To be confirmed based on dimensions/distance
Your Size: Your Price: (to be confirmed) £548.80

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#10 Posted : 06 April 2010 08:25:54

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Sounds like the next part-work should be the display case!
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#11 Posted : 13 April 2010 11:39:03

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WOW! that's good, how thick would the plexiglass have to be for HMS Victory be I wonder.Confused
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#12 Posted : 13 April 2010 13:55:31

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A display case that size is way too big for our house.....and at over 500 quid ...my wife balked...and will dust it for me on a regular basis...o.k i lied that was just wishful thinking...LOL
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#13 Posted : 13 April 2010 16:35:44

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Don't go there Tiger.Scared The dreaded duster storm will break your spars and masts, to say nothing of recking the good order of your decks and rigging.Cursing Either ban dusting, on pain of death by dangling from the yard arm, if you still have one intact by then or, make yourself a cabinet or at least a perspex cover. BigGrin If you can put the ship together you ought to find a cabinet or somesort of cover plain sailing.Blink Believe me, it will be worth it to preserve all your hard work for many years of viewing and admiration from your guests. LOL

See post #7 for some ideas.LOL
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#14 Posted : 13 April 2010 20:05:08

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Thanx for that tip Tarbrush.....perspex....it's also a lot lighter..BigGrin ....i did mention to the wife that we could shift her piano ......i wont/can't repeat what she said...i'm still trying to translate it...LOL
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#15 Posted : 13 April 2010 22:57:00

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I think she would look very nice on top of the piano. That's Victory, not the wife. Confused Although on second thoughts the wife would be self dusting. BigGrin
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I have been mulling over an idea for the time it has taken me to build the Bounty regarding a case.

This is a work in progress photoshop design that will have the route taken by the Bounty and mounted right behind her (Bounty in front) So I will only need glass or perspex on 3 sides.


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#17 Posted : 13 April 2010 23:34:49

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Nice touch Zep.BigGrin All I need now is a painting of Trafalgar.BigGrin With all the fuss over copyright that's something else for the "In between activities". Now, what media to use, oils, acrylics, or watercolours?Confused

I've forgotten, is this project called Victory or Topsy?LOL
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