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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:32 pm

a superb little ship. she is looking great.


I really must get off my arse and do some to the ferry.
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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:10 am

I've been working on the details so no posts for a day or two, but here is the latest update.
 
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In addition to the superstructures, the hull bottom has had its first coat of paint. This was brushed as the weather is not conducive to spraying  Laughing

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In addition, the mast has been shaped and stained and I also rubbed some stain into the deck.
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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:51 pm

The bottom of the hull has had its second coat and the masking tape removed. There were a few places where this tape didn't stop the paint seeping, despite it being marketed as having a special paint stop coating  Sad
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A little judicious scraping with a scalpel blade has cleaned it up  Very Happy
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The hull has had one coat of Humbrol Satin Coat and will probably get another. The two superstructures have also been varnished. Some of the detail has been added, and a list of items still required produced. I do have some bollards which I bought earlier after measuring the drawing, but they look too big, so I will order some smaller ones, but this will have to wait as I go on holiday on Sunday. Very Happy Very Happy

Unseen, but I spent a long time connecting the servo to the rudder - not a lot of room for my big fingers  Shocked I also fitted a collet to the inboard end of the prop shaft as I'm using a flexible rubber coupling, and the motor is now ready for fixing. I think the major work remaining is concerned with the mast. It has a radio aerial extension, two lights to fit and the rigging still to be made. I also have to decide if I am going to fit an anchor which means drilling a hole in the bow blocks which are balsa and may not drill cleanly, so I haven't decided yet - I may just leave it on deck.
Of course. the other big job is to make and install the railings - there are quite a lot of them Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:13 am

What a delightful model congratulations Barrie 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:39 pm

Thanks Damien. I have added and painted some of the railings, made the light boxes and painted the lamps since the last photo. Off on hols now and will finish her when I return. 
I generally go for something a bit different, and am very pleased with how this one looks. I am toying with the stand-off TS Earnslaw from the Feb model boats, but would probably reduce it to 75%, to bring it nearer my 500 mm ideal. I figure that would make it 1/96 so still plenty of plastic figures available.

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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:54 pm

I'm back - after a short holiday in Spain and the subsequent cold/cough picked up at the hotel  Mad Mad 
As soon as I returned I ordered the final batch of parts required to finish this model, and they have sat in the workshop for a week until today. Most have been painted and quite a few fitted. The main jobs remaining are more railings and the mast. The mast is still giving me problems as it has quite a bit of rigging, but I really need to be able to remove the forward superstructure into which the mats mounts  Shocked.
At least I am back modelling Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:19 am

Welcome back Barrie.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:19 pm

Thanks Damien! I tackled the remaining railings today. There is still some work to do to tidy up the soldering, but they look reasonably even.

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I have also been working on the rigging - and I remembered why I don't build galleons Rolling Eyes This is what I've got so far. I think I can make it look respectable when its fitted to the boat - I hope so. I'm thinking of using hairspray to try to keep things in line. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:38 am

looking good Barrie 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:20 pm

Almost there! I tidied up the railings and painted them. I also decided that I would never be satisfied with the rigging, so I have simplified it. I couldn't really see the point of the ratlines as there is no sail, and they wouldn't have allowed access to the mast lights and aerial. I need to cut some vinyl names and a couple more fittings to attach. I also have to make the fenders for bow and stern. These are made from rolled netting and supplied is white nylon netting which I don't think will be easy to change to brown or black, so I need to search out some alternative.
I need to get the test tank out so I can see how much ballast is required. I'm also a little worried I have got the water line wrong at the bows, so need to see how it floats.

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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:44 am

2thumbsup 2thumbsup   Outstanding Barrie  2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:40 pm

Thanks Damien. Final pictures now until she goes on the water. Lettering applied and bow and stern fenders made. The supplied mesh was white, but I found some brown in my spares box and used that. Its a little softer than that supplied, but I think it looks OK.
I still have to sort out the ballast and complete the electrical installation but its too cold today to set up the test tank outside. I might have known it would be cold today - its the Club's "Venetian Night", and its always miserable, but the clocks alter soon, so this is the last chance.

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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:35 pm

looks really well in all white, wasn't sure at first but it is very nice  with brass port holes. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup.

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PostSubject: Re: Polish Pilot Boat   Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:40 am

Thanks David. I just followed the example on the box lid, but thought it looked quite smart.

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