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PostSubject: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:05 am

Just a quick post to start the build blog off. 
   Bruma arrived in the post this afternoon. Thanks to an excellent turnaround from Cornwall Model Boats. Ordered on a Sunday arrived on the Tuesday Thumbup
   On opening the box everything looks present and correct. Really happy with the quality of the timber ( lime and walnut), fittings and plans. 
    Going to install 2 motors instead of the single motor and gears to run the two props. Have read the geared method is noisy 
     As far as planking the deck not sure if I should keep the planks straight for ease or bend to follow the shape of the hull, as the instructions tell you to do. This looks more professional but will be harder to get right.

 

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:06 pm

Thought it was about time I got started on this build. What with work and and other things, boat building has taken a back seat. But a trip to the Ellesmere Port boat show last Saturday got me back on track. 
      Keel and bulkheads were removed and tried for fit. Everything looked ok so everything was glued together with aliphatic glue which I bought at the show as well as a few other things. 
Had to force myself away from the trade counters in the end spent way too much  affraid
      I've loosely fitted the plywood deck to keep everything in the right place while the glue dries overnight. 



Happy with everything at the moment 
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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:15 am

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:45 pm

Prop shafts installed. Props in the kit are plastic I've replaced these with brass 35mm 3 blade props. I've also just realised the prop shafts came with plated mild steel locking nuts will have to change these for brass as well. 
     Next step is to sort out the motor mounts, battery's, speed controllers and receiver positions. Then the bit I can't wait to get on with planking the deck



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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:42 pm

Managed to fit motors and battery packs. Using two ESC and a action P40D for better control,I hope. 
  All so started on the planking of the deck,which is going easier than I thought. 




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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:55 pm

Managed to get a bit of sailing in this morning with the classic speed boat and a afternoon in the shed on the decking. Most of it done now just around the outside and a bit round the rudder hatch. Tricky keeping pattern matching down the middle, best I could achieve. Finish off tomorrow hopefully then it's sand and seal
At last I've found a use for that B&Q club card, A glue spreader lol!


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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:09 am

2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup  Great planking job well done.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:11 pm

that will look glorious when she has had some lovely varnish on her to give a rich lustre..........am very jealous of such talent and expertise.........and there are some fine modellers building great stuff on this forum..............it is really blossoming into a super, although still quiet site.

I am glad to say that there is a lot of skill out there amongst you chaps, and proud to be part of it.

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:35 pm

Neil it is you and the rest of this group that I class as the masters in this world of boat building. I'm but a novice learning this craft, from you and others through this forum. With posts like these I must be on the right path. 
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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:41 pm

Moving along steady but sure. The deck has had two coats of thinned satin varnish, I might change this to matt in the end it's a bit shiny.
 

Also my first attempt at planking the hull. 3 planks on each side have gone down. 


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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:49 am

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Tue May 30, 2017 10:23 pm

It's been a bit since I've made an progress on the build. What with weekends away and looking round for a new car. The old micra has gone to meet her maker. 134 thousand miles on the clock and she never let me down 
  So I've managed to get a a bit more planking done. Going to need a bit of filler to smooth things out but getting there at last 
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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Wed May 31, 2017 2:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:30 am

I've come too a point where I need some help. I've got to a point in the hull and realised that there is 3 compartments in the hull that are in closed and I will not be able to seal from the inside. The instructions tell me to lay down 2 layers of planks which are 1.5 mm thick each. 
  Can I just use one layer of planks.  Fibreglass and use filler to smooth things up on the outside and then resin areas inside that I have access to. 
  If you think this is a good idea?  what materials should I use. i.e. fibreglass thickness, resin, filler.  Should I use multiple layers of fibreglass?
  If you have better options please let me know 
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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:21 am

Ian, I'd be inclined to plank them seal the outside then drill a hole in each sealed section to fit the end o a syringe without a needle, mix some resin, if using polyester resin slightly thinned with styrene thinners don't know the thinners for epoxy resin.
Squirt a syringe full in first section, cover hole with tape then roll hull every which way to fully coat the inside, then remove the tape and hold the hull so the excess can drain out leave to dry then do the next one next day or whenever.
Then fill holes with a little body filler.

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:29 am

Thanks Damien 
     Sounds nice and easy. Will try that out. What are your thoughts on washing the first layer of planks with a watered down mix of aliphatic glue first before the second layer planks go down
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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:59 am

That should aid bonding for the top layer and i'd suggest overlapping the planks ie. edge of new plank in centre of previous plank for maximum strength.


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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:57 pm

First layer of planks down. Coat of glue next. Then its time to start all over again. Well they say you can't rush a good thing. 

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:16 am

Looking good - its a nice hull shape. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:37 pm

lovely planking......something I have never been able to do without a lot of filler to cover my mistakes...............I blame Billing models crap mahogany snap anywhere planks of their early models.

awful things......taught me nothing except to avoid early Billing boat kits with a passion.

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:04 am

Yes lovely planking, I look forward to having a go soon, once the shed is finally sorted in the next couple of months with little luck...........
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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:21 pm

Sorry all I've got in news at the moment is that the second layer of planks are going down better than I thought they would. Just hoping I can tidy up around the prop shafts. If not good old filler will save the day. 





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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:08 pm

All the planks are down and filler is going on. After that I've decided to put a layer of fibreglass. I Have been looking at the cabin and decided to make some window frames. Ive printed these out and will be glue clear 1mm Perspex on the back. Glued flush inside they should just stick out 1mm at the front. Not sure of the final colour yet white or black. 



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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:44 pm

Well at long last I have decided that I have got to a stage with the hull that I can't get it any better. This has been a big learning curve.  The planking went well but the fibreglass and filling I've learned a lot. Things like making sure the fibreglass is properly stuck down, and using the right filler. But on the plus side I've learned from my mistakes things like shaping the p38 filler before it goes hard. To cleaning the spreader with WD40. So the white primer is on and hopefully with be fitting prop shafts and rudder tomorrow Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:03 am

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you have made a good job of your hull, we never stop learning study . you will be very pleased with your self when it is all painted  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:16 pm

Holders for speed controls 3D printed and installed under front deck. All electrics installed. Mixer works well 


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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:01 pm

Very Happy She floats. Needs a bit more weight. The tikka cooking sauce is not staying. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: mantua bruma open cruiser yacht 1:43   Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:34 pm

Managed to get a few more hours in and have fitted the hand rails. Then it's the cabin next. 
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