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Re: New build progress.
Thanks Andrew, and good work with all your projects. Your work looks realistic, especially 1/700 scale.
I didn't think to use thin solder so I'll give it a try. I also like your suggestion with the wire eyelets. Presumably you had to drill (pin vice) a tiny hole for the eyelet to fit into.
Consider using fine lead/tin solder, like so:
Note the RAS delivery hose (fine solder on three eyelets from twisted copper wire)
More here: https://arp1757.smugmug.com/Ship-Projects/LHD5-Project/
Andrew P, PBFHS
Hi, we're in lockdown here so I've been getting on building alot of my stashed kits.
This one is USS SACREMENTO AOE-1 in 1/700 scale by Trumpeter.
I'm thinking about ways to detail the fuel lines and the various wires that connect them to the deck winches so I've searched the net and found some diagrams. If I do this though it's got to look correct. I was thinking about making the fuel pipes from black stretched sprue. Ideas welcome!
The actual ship used to have the nickname "Sac".
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