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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:29 pm

Thanks Damien - as usual it will look OK on the water.

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Got a few more fittings glued today, but more importantly, tapered the mast and started fitting the railings. First two sets on the forecastle are fitted ready for painting when the CA glue has gone off properly. These went rather more easily than I had expected. I had to open out the holes with a 0.75 mm bit, then I used cold stretched brass wire which is about 0.7 mm diameter, all fixed with CA. I will not be trying to go round any corners though  Wink Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:54 am

Don't berate yourself Barrie your work always looks good
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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:42 am

I agree with Damien 2thumbsup I always like following your builds Barrie, the railings look very nice  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:23 am

Thanks guys, but if you want to see what this model can look like, check out this build on the Deans Forum. 

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=132.msg1267#msg1267

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:50 am

Damien wrote:
Don't berate yourself Barrie your work always looks good

I agree, Barrie your work is always a pleasure to watch and you build faster then most of us!

The biggest problem you face when you do a deans kit is that you end up having to fix everything!
You can't compare one build to another becuase everyone is different In their ideas and methods.

 It takes a real gardener to make a weed into a rose, and that's what you have done so be proud of your achivments.

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:01 pm

All the railings are now complete - and have been painted since I took this photo.



I have also glazed the bridge so I should be able to fix the roof next session. I have been thinking about the mast and boom - particularly about a way of making it possible to move the boom out of the way to allow access to the hold for the battery etc. I think I might experiment with magnets. I have a selection of small high powered ones which I think I could insert into bit of plastic tube.

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:16 pm

Here we go - my last update before I head off for a couple of weeks. Trust me to start my holidays just as the weather begins to improve Rolling Eyes 
Redshanks is now almost complete. All that remains is to add some rigging for the mast and boom, and hopefully some names for the bow. I did cut some 4mm high ones which were too big - even a little too big for the stern, so I will try 3mm. I've never successfully cut anything less than 6mm previously, but I've got a new blade and a new cutting mat, so watch this space Laughing Laughing .

I am not at all happy with the bridge, but I couldn't see a way to remake it, but after my holiday I may have a go.
The whole model also needs a coat of satin varnish to unify the finishes, and hide some of the adhesive marks - again a job for after my holidays.

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:35 pm

glorious mate.....I love the old coasters, and she is great and a lovely build 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:59 am

Looks real good Barrie.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:10 am

Thanks guys - I hope to finish it next week after I've caught up with all the jobs post holiday.

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:58 pm

I have finally found time to complete Redshanks. All that was left was the rigging for the mast and boom, and the lettering for the bows. I successfully cut some 3mm high letters just before I went on holiday, and these have now been applied. This is the first time I have managed to cut letters so small, and they look good. I think I have now reached the lower limit for my cutter - anything smaller and it would be impossible to weed the letters(remove bits like the centre of an O).
I have kept the rigging simple as at this scale its very fiddly. I did find some small blocks which are better than those supplied in the kit.
I still have to ballast the model, and I want to change the Rx if there is room. It currently has a very small DSM2 receiver, but I really need to limit the throw on the steering servo, so if I can fit it in, I will use a Flysky receiver as that Tx allows me to set end points. Just waiting for it to come from somewhere in Asia Laughing

I've still got lots of painting to do in the house so it will be a while before I start a new project. At the moment I don't really know what I want to build.

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:02 pm

Welldone bud another great model finished  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:41 pm

Finally got Redshanks ballasted (quite tricky finding space) and balanced. Took it to the lake last Sunday and she sails quite well. I used the end point adjustment on my Tx to avoid her planing and she looks good on the water.

A rather poor photo - I still haven't mastered taking photos and sailing the boat. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:06 am

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PostSubject: Re: SS Redshanks   Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:30 am

You've done a super job of this ship as usual Barrie.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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