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    skins for event View File here are the skins, Red flies with metal Blue flies with generic Submitter delta7 Submitted 10/16/2017 Category UP3 Checksum  
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  4. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Well, not much to tell there, we never found him, but we managed to quickly find a döppelgänger in the local old folks home, and sent him back to the Vatican ...
  5. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    FT thats fantastic! Oh yeah, tell us more about your Pope in the water. I'm intrigued
  6. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Line up of all nine ships. The longer deck created, and mounted is a test fit. And hey, it all fits, and lines up! So, next up is creating over 70 cm's of railings... Here's a shot of the set up I created for transforming them bamboo cocktail pickers into planks for the deck. On the left, coffee! Below that, the remnants of the pickers, the curly bit I cannot use. Then there's the small container holding the end product. Above it the raw materials. Then there's the cutting device, with some extra tool so I can cut the things at a constant length. As each picker has a pointy end, that needs to be cut off. And when I do that, the small cut off bit just flies off, up up and away! The box to the right will catch some of them
  7. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Probably, in the end ...
  8. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Are you going to weather it all to look old and shift ?
  9. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    The Pope did visit the area, in a boat. It sank.
  10. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Some people are never happy
  11. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Fantastic FT! And the Pope-mobile.......?
  12. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    tHER` Well, there will be some, in the end, on the bridge, once it's done and ready and has reached the 'diorama' stage
  13. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    So no 1:87 scale horses? Pity.
  14. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Yes, it would swing out to let bigger ships pass. As for how it was opened, I do not know. Swinging it open would not be too much of an issue, as the swing out would be down stream Only found one picture focussing on the opening, and it suggest it was simply a case of man's muscle power ... this one: It's open now, and these guys just seem to be operating a winch? If they are, one would assume there'd be a cable running towards the other end, yet that would mean the cable would be in the way of passing boats. So, maybe they would only connect the cable when closing it, and maybe that's the reason there's that small boat in the foreground? To ferry the cable over from the other end to the swung out part? It's just a must a guess as whether the Spit was better than the 109, and whether a Hurricane could out turn itself, and be on it's own on tail in less than 3 full circles... it all happened way back then, nobody left alive sane enough to really explain the hows and the what nots...
  15. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    This part of the bridge was 'hinged'? So it could be swung out of the way and allow clear a channel for boats to pass through? How did they pull this part of the bridge open? Capstan or horse-power? Won't you need a Pony? You know.......a little one
  16. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    So, here's the completed section of the part that swings out, the car is in 1:87 scale, so it appears correctly, size wise that is, historically not so much, the car is way too modern. The light coloured horizontal beams that carry the deck are not glued in yet, so one can still vary the height of the deck. Still unsure whether I will create it with normal water level, or high water level. Here's some details on construction of the deck. Glueing all those planks on the frame. Each of them is 3mm wide. So, for 30cm I need 100 of them. No worries, I got 400. Yeah, I maybe miscalculated there. But, at a price of 1 Euro for 50, oh well. A lot of cutting to do though. Here's the jig I created for the railing. 6 cm of railing each time. An I need like well, not sure, but over 1 meters lenght I think, times two. At the bottom one finished piece. Test fitting the first bit. It fits, it works!
  17. I would love to make one of these :)

    I think both the guy and his contraption look equally scary
  18. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    It is accurate! You can't tell by those pictures, but I found some that show proof of that. No shortage here of anything basically
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    Oh dear, insufficient wood eh? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I would love to make one of these :)

    Fo sho bredren Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. I would love to make one of these :)

    Tru dat........
  22. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    Some have two uprights some have three , wood shortage or accurate ? 🤔
  23. I would love to make one of these :)

    Someone has too much time on their hands Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  25. And the next one: A bridge, an old one: Ships

    The boats now have the structure mounted that will support the bridge deck. As for colours to use, I found this:
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