#55719, "A question for Mr. Braunschweiger" Tue Jan-09-18 07:24 AMby GRAwolf
I have studied your Cherbourg Titanic model site with great enthusiasm. The level of detail you attained is awe inspiring, and has inspired me to attempt some finer detailing on my own model. To this end, i have a question: what diameter brass rod did you use for your capstans, and what was their finish size? I have tried to replicate your results with plastic tube and rod, but have been less than satisfied with the finished product. And I have tried to estimate their size by comparing them to the kit capstans and your photo, but they still do not look right.
I have no real expectation that you will actually answer my curiosity, but one can always hope....
#55762, "RE: A question for Mr. Braunschweiger" In response to Reply # 0
Hi Gary -
Sorry for the late reply, I didn't see your post until now.
I don't have any of that rod handy so I can't tell you what size it was, but I can tell you that the capstans were machined to the correct scale size. A look at TTSM volume 1 would give you the figures. As to why yours didn't come out quite to your liking, it may be how you cut them. The drums weren't a continuous concave curve from top to bottom, the central part of the drums were flat. Also the tops were slightly convex and slightly narrower in diameter than the bases, which also had a wide edge as opposed to the fine taper of the tops.
Keep at it. When I made things like that I ended up keeping one for every 5 or 6 I rejected.
#55771, "RE: A question for Mr. Braunschweiger" In response to Reply # 1
Art: Thank you for your reply. I pore over your model photos and am awed by your workmanship. My model is going to be a diorama,so I'm not going to try for your level of realism. However, like yourself, I want to push my skills and develop them as I go. As you yourself have found out, it's quite amazing when you produce something really good that shows how far you've advanced. The joy is in the voyage, not the destination!