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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:41 pm

I have removed the oversize chain and painted the main railings. I have ordered some new chain which I hope will be the correct size. I have also completed the railings on the wheelhouse roof. These will be painted on the next session. I must check carefully before I start another boat with 3 rail railings at this scale Wink - both fingers and eyes were at their limits with these Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:54 pm

I've been making fittings, and painting railings. The photo shows the main mast, the binnacle, derrick and boom the voice pipe and another ventilator. Most of these are ready for fitting next session, others still need painting. I also made the boom support.

I am still trying to work out if it is possible to fit the anchor recesses. If I cut the holes then I'm committed. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:43 pm

Today was bite the bullet day Surprised I decided that if I was going to fit the anchor recesses it had to be today! The following sequence of photos shows how it went. I'm quite pleased with the result - since the last photo I have added some half round moulding to cover the gaps. (The photo I took was badly out of focus - another try tomorrow)

Still got the other side to do Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:59 pm

I thought having done one side the second would be quicker but no! However, both sides are now complete and painted. I can now get on with finalising the deck fittings - just one winch to make.

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:30 pm

A very neat job of inserting those anchor recesses. And a very quick and lovely job your making of this build.
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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:11 pm

I agree...lovely.
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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:41 pm

Almost there now! Quite a few bits and pieces completed today. Major item remaining is the cargo hoist and winch. I have some of the components, but need to make the inch. I also have to fit the chain t the stanchions in front of the life boat canisters - this came today and is VERY fine Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:47 pm

Oh wow looking great Barrie.
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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:56 pm

Indeed its lovely Barrie

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:08 pm

Thanks guys Very Happy

I put it in the test tank today and it floated on the water line - just a little lead required on the starboard side, which should be replaced by the remaining winch etc when I fit them. If all goes well it will get its maiden voyage on Sunday morning.

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:43 pm

OK - after the Easter holidays its back to work model making Very Happy

I finally got the pictures I wanted from my friend's Model Slipway version and so have built the winch. The motor is from a Battlecrafts winch, the rest is wood or plastic card. Still needs a bit more paint. I have also worked out the pulley arrangements, and these are waiting for paint to dry.

That will just leave me with the chains in front of the liferafts. I'm waiting for a "good day" to tackle that Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:48 pm

Nicely fashioned winch Barrie. All round very very good looking build.
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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:56 pm

Thanks - I'm quite pleased myself Embarassed .

I had it in the water last Sunday and it performed quite well. Although it was ballasted to the water line it bobbed around and heeled quite badly turning so I have added more ballast in the hope it will be more stable. I also had a problem with my coupling - just a bit of rubber tube. I think it was maybe too old, so I have replaced it with some different tube. It will be a major job to fit a conventional coupling if this doesn't work.

I wont be taking it this Sunday - I want to finish now before it goes sailing again.

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:58 am

Last Sunday I finally got a chance to compare my model with the Model Slipway version of this vessel as they were both on the water..



You will notice a very significant difference in the shape of the bow - I wonder which is the more accurate? Apart from that the level of detail at 1/48th compared to the larger one is quite good I think.

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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:45 am

Very nice Barrie there's a lot more skill required in building small scale fittings well done.  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: Loyal Moderator   Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:28 am

hi barrie , 
 I have only ever built one kit, and found I was bored, as all the fittings etc where done for me, I much prefer making them myself like yours. I know some people cant, and that is why there is the market for kits, so in my mind your model is far better than the kit  2thumbsup . also when you go to shows they almost certainly, will pick a kit as best in show, our best built but never a mention about the hours you have put in, making your own parts. they give points for different stages ie any photos any history etc even though its a kit. so don't enter any more only my club show where the mayor picks the boats he would like to take home. more satisfaction building from scratch  2thumbsup .moan over

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