The story now can be concluded after all the hours of hard work to make this exceptional model with a fixed deadline that could not be missed, as only a few days prior to the event I was told that I would be introduced to HRH The Princess Royal,...
Finally after the many hours work its great to see the finished model on display and to meet with so many people at today’s events to remember all those who lost their lives that day 100 years ago.
Well here we are after a long 5 months of work which equates to just under 500 hours build time for this impressive model, and one we are very pleased with! Here she is mounted on the plinth ready to go into the final display case.
I took some time out the other evening to draw up some anchors that I printed using the new blend of resin from FunToDo that is designed for the Form1+ printer as this allows me to produce very small items with lots of detail.
Another partly finished job was the installation of the 3 pdr and 12 pdr deck guns, which have been 3D printed using the new FunToDo resin blend designed for the Form1+. Due to the size of the guns extra care is required to remove them from the support material...
Another job completed today was the installation of the four main turret guns.
Today we finished fitting the rear and mid ships cast mate guns.
Today I made the first test prints of the deck guns, but due to the size of the final items I needed to print them at the highest resolution that the Form1+ printer can work at which is 25 microns or 0.025mm. The new FunToDo resin which will be...
I have added a few images of the main foreword deck and all its fittings after about 6 hours work, which I am very pleased with!
Here’s the finished boat winch with brass etch fitted and completely painted, just a little bit of oil stains to add if time allows.