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Old 11-19-2012, 12:35 AM
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I am formChina has started to build a 1/96 USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga class missile cruisers.I has posted a build log in one of the Chinese forums


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CG73 Port Royal Cruiser is the last Ticonderoga-class cruiser in us navy,I ordered this arkmodel kit months ago now it arrives.This is a new full kit in 1:96,arkmodel post semi kit many year ago,now it is all ready.This is first time I build a FRP kit,before this I built many plastic kits














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As usual, the first step is shaft and rudder system installation positioning.Due to the relatively large size,so use the 5MM shaft,The shaft tube use own bearings and stainless steel .pipes,the rudder with the Ark Original rudder.







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ARKMODEL original driver is 550 with gearbox,it's a mature power but the noise is too large...To drag propeller diameter is 54MM,I think that the 550 motor is not enough,so I purchased 775 motor.


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Old 11-20-2012, 12:08 AM
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have no the cnc machine,so all the extra plates had cut by hands,was very strenuous.The big ships strengthening work should do a good so use a more ABS board. The rudder sysytem was completed




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The position of the servo set under VLS system below,easy to maintenance in the future. use the glass fiber cloth + epoxy and the hull fixedthen use the wood to strengthen.

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Tired of doing hull, Start to do a superstructure, ABS sheet bonded with wood reinforcement,








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Because it is a new product this year, so today received the remaining resin parts, CNC parts, ispired my interest in superstructure.
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The hull is all fundamental, Superstructure needs with the correct hull, so still need to complete the hull. Polished Bi keel, dill holes fixed
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The fiberglass hull have a feature, hull need to add support, Otherwise opening will be increasing, This has been a little expansion. Fortunately, the hull is relatively thick, both sides of the holes, countersunk head screws and wood pulled.

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Plus support, plus the deck edge strips, spend N hours to do, and spent N hours to adjustment, Finally completed.

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Put up the just-completed superstructure, the resin pieces pendulum bit., Beginning to take shape.


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Mounted motor stand, Then mounted  the motor to test.




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775 motor requires a separate ESC, also need a bunch of battery, feel the comparative costs of electricity.




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Aluminum motor stand  can't installed  because of the location of reasons,had to use copper motor stand, and with AB glue fixed plus fiber cloth.




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Port Royal, a Ticonderoga-class blue bilge + Gold Anchor unique, very unique.



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Main gun is resin
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Evening started,do small things with ABS plus wooden structure, On shafting the middle.





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Evening started,do small things with ABS plus wooden structure, On shafting the middle.





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The base of the electronic, raise waterproof, remove the maintenance is also convenient. a night to do this thing.






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ABS board arc relatively trouble, I carve strip later on Putty blunted, One night to do a chimney





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The completion of the two chimneys, temporarily fixed to the superstructure.



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As the hull very large, Bought a bunch of industry self-painting, as a primer test






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Intend into the water over the weekend, ready for anything work, this superstructure seemingly simple upper  but spend a lot of time




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Today,bi keel conveying loose, resulting in leakageafter site repair, and finally the successful sea trials.





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