New Release Destroyer V108

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by David H, May 25, 2007.

  1. David H

    David H Member

    At Easter I saw that Roman had updated the V108, I got some nice card from my local printer (for free, a nice man) and I printed her out at 1:140 or so. I also printd a copy on plain paper for rolling the little bits.

    The new version of V108 is different to the old 1:250 download in detail and by printing the 1:200 version at a larger scale it is easy to make her in all the glory Roman intended.

    I was quietly building her when the Forum wnt ship crazy. The story so far...

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  2. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Truly, some very nice work David! Your hull looks wonderful and I really like your presentation style!
    Eagerly waiting for more!

  3. damraska

    damraska Member

    That was my very first (and only) card model ship. You hull and details look very good.

  4. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Wow! Very high tech presentation. Really different & highly attractive, especially with how well your model looks.
  5. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

    Fantastic presentation, and looking great so far.. Downloaded this a couple of days ago. Many thanks to Roman for providing another excellent freebie.
  6. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Looking really good, David!

    I like the way you have presented the build pictures, and I am looking forward to your updates.

  7. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Great tutorial!

    David............... I love the comic book style layout and the balloon comments are great! This would be neat to print out as a pdf on a color duplexing printer, better yet a color duplexing 17 x 11 and fold & staple into a comic book for kids to have as a learning tool!:grin:

    Great job on the build too!

  8. David H

    David H Member

    As he man says leave them shouting for more...

    I can not take all the glory, a piece of software called Comic Life came on my new Macbook (the old iBook died about the time my other build thread stalled). So thanks to the boys and girls at PLASQ (Windows beta available

    Note to Admin, brace for comic fever...

    Now on with the ship stuff...

    I really cannot praise Digital Navy enough. Its no false modesty to say I am an OK builder, not a great builder, but the quality of this free kit is very very, very high.

    I am just about there, just a few very small jobs to finish and then the rigging and railings... But I am building at a bespoke scale so I will have to make my own...


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  9. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Wow, David, this is a great thread! Great build of a great design! Keep it coming!

  10. David H

    David H Member

    I suspect we shall see some rather fantastic efforts at riggings and ships railings on this forum soon, so I present my humble efforts.

    I used Nylon mono filament painted black. I do not really like it and may try again with a different material. I guess I have to just keep on going...

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  11. cdcoyle

    cdcoyle Member


    From my limited experience, monofilament does have some drawbacks, mainly that it is difficult to make it hang limp. It is better suited IMO for situations requiring taut line. That said, I still think it is good material to use. It is not necessary to paint it, as it can easily be blackened with permanent marker. Also, not all monofilaments are equal. Diameters for the same pound-test line can vary from brand to brand. And bargain-priced lines often have too much memory (i.e. the line maintains a coiled shape off the spool). Since modeling requires relatively small amounts of the stuff, I think anyone using monofilament would be well-served to go with a small spool of premium line. Check the packaging for diameters and go with the smallest stuff available (usually 2-lb test). Or look for fly-fishing tippet material -- I don't fly-fish, but I think those lines are available down to 1-lb test.

  12. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Agreed! I love the comic style presentation. :-D
  13. David H

    David H Member

    Hi guys,

    You are making me blush.

    I think I get on with ships better than aircraft, though I can do Fiddlers Green

    The mono filament is sold for invisible mending not the fishing but I guess it is the same thing- remember "cat-gut"? - this stuff is as fine as my 4 year old daughter's hair,very fine.

    I will have a hunt for an alternative materials over the weekend.

    Railings. Going to make the templates today / tomorrow probably use Illustrator, and make up in linen thread and white glue.

  14. rmks2000

    rmks2000 Member

    Fantastic job! Quick question - how did you fit the blue foam with all of the triangular reinforcements to the bulkheads? Did you simply file a slot in the foam?
  15. David H

    David H Member

    Foam was fitted pretty much as you say if a bit more brutal in the execution. I hacked the corners off where reinforcing triangles interfered!

    I tried to use as little blue foam as possible and you might be able to see in the photograph that it does not go right the way to the keel save bows and stern.

    Blue foam is very easy to use but it is very messy and blunts tools in seconds. I used saws and perm-a-grit tools for final shaping work.

  16. David H

    David H Member

    Railings and rigging...

    Hi Guys and Girls,

    A lot of hours and several different materials later I have made some ralings and rigged V108 with fine linen thread. All traditional!

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    More later.

  17. rmks2000

    rmks2000 Member

    Very nice!
  18. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Very cool! Great job on her!
  19. GyverX

    GyverX Member

    David You mentioned

    Is the a free download? and where can one obtain it?

    I have never built any type of boat and would like to try it after my current builds.

    Thanks for any information you can get to me.'
    Happy Fathers Day! (to me)
  20. cdcoyle

    cdcoyle Member

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