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    Building the USN Garcia DE1040 5 ft RC
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    ๐Ÿ“ De 1040 update
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Tomโ€™s model works just received 1:06 rails. Niw to find time to put them on the ship. I also ordered the safety nets for heli deck. I havenโ€™t followed up on them but will now. Once done I can redo painting and maybe finish the ship Iโ€™ll probly see scaleshipyard in LA in January. Iโ€™m hoping to pick up some small stuff like decals. Still canโ€™t find a SPS 40 I like. The 3 d printing has helped. I need next is to be able to draw or scan to make stl files. I have a flashforge adventurer 3. Love it

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    ๐Ÿ“ Getting more done fro 3 d printer
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Need to start painting above water line. Added sps10 radar ASROC and guns. Just printing doors. Found they need to print vertically to get it to work otherwise it doesnโ€™t put material in right place. Railings are next I might use etched or the brass drilled ones. Need to find Sps 40 radar n mk56 radar. One place that has it, monkey something, stopped selling it has too many orders. Still a lot of work left but you can see progress. My 18 inch one is next to 5 ft one in pic. Iโ€™m looking at programs that digitize to make the stl 3D files. Anyone have software to share for sip parts?

    ๐Ÿ“ Two guns n ASROC done in 3D
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Finally done just doing filler n ready to paint after. Then glue on ship. I will do radar n fire control next. Then Iโ€™ll do small bits as I find the software files. Iโ€™m building a new n better spool holder as payment fir grandson loaning me the printer. Other wooden outboard boat hill fiberglassed n ready to paint.

    ๐Ÿ“ Printed ASROC
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Got the scale right and it printed well. Once cleaned up I did a primer. Working on 5 inch gun now. Another hour n 49 min Iโ€™ll have my first gun. One more after that. The ASROC took 6 hours. I checked every hour to make sure feed line wasnโ€™t getting kinked. Pair of bollards took 15 min each.

    ๐Ÿ“ Finally got 3D printer going
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    The USN DE 1040 Garcia boat davits my first ever 3D part. Needs some trimming n sanding to get spruce off. This is the new way to build. Loving it.

    Pic after trimming and pile of trim junk.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally got 3D printer going
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Trying to make 2nd pair I didnโ€™t write down the scaling numbers so Iโ€™m trial n error get the second pair correct. Almost got it I think. I think I messed with scaling to get it about 60 mm high. Then printed., when I printed my second pair I didnโ€™t see it reset back to smaller size. Learn by doing. Next step is doing the radars n guns design. I still need my doors
    ๐Ÿ“ Update Oct 3
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    I have the 3D printer but canโ€™t get it to take my files. Gran son will fix this week. Iโ€™ve gone as far as I can. New stand a foam aircraft holder stand. I need to build a wood permanent one next Letโ€™s see what happens this week

    ๐Ÿ“ Update
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Added home made anchors plus chain. Adding ECM antennas n waveguide. Borrowed grandsons 3 D printer. So far I have it connect to my pc. Next is get a file or hand draw parts for it. Hope to work In parallel with 1:96 model is my Garcia 1:350 scale. Creole Queen is still waiting fir me to finish rails n touch up paint trim. Iโ€™ve been selling off some ships n aircraft to make space n move Garciaโ€™s back into work room. Lots to do. Too bad I have to do actual work inbetween for income.

    ๐Ÿ“ Update USN de1040 Garcia
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Painted sonar dome see pic of real one.

    ๐Ÿ“ Update de1040 Garcia
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Painted the lower two areas. Haze gray is next. Disappointed that masking tape pulled some red paint. I used Tamaya low tack tape. Iโ€™ll touch it up. I coated over paint with dull coat thinking it would help keep tape from pulling paint. Any way itโ€™s looking better. Still need doors, guns xm, radar n torpedoes. Maybe 3 D printer will help. Or Iโ€™ll buy cast parts.
    Added ASROC access doors

    ๐Ÿ“ Just painting the ship hull
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    I did the red first. I got the rudder in the mail today and epoxied it in place.

    My daughter gave me 2 mm black chain. It looks perfect as anchor chain. I have the motor coupling too.

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