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PostSubject: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:44 pm

Here I am studying the plans and liberating bits of ply wood from the laser cut sheets, have stuck the keel bits in place, next bit as soon as I get a better craft knife, the one I bought broke up after about an hours use. Guess I will find the best place to get tools from eventually.

The kit is from the Vintage Model Boat Company.


The bits..........


Hope the photy's are OK
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:33 pm

Photos are just great.  Nice to see the contents of this new version of the Lesro kit.  I have heard a couple of good reports about some of their other offerings so be good to see how this build turns out.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:55 pm

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Photos are just great.  Nice to see the contents of this new version of the Lesro kit.  I have heard a couple of good reports about some of their other offerings so be good to see how this build turns out.
I'll do my best

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:01 pm

Hi Paul,

You can't beat a Stanly knife.  Loads stronger than craft knives and you can
retract the blade when not in use.

I use mine for everything. Wonderful tool.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:36 pm

Thanks for that Ken, I have a couple of "Stanley" knives about I'll give it a go

I made my first mistake, but to be fair the instructions didn't tell me that the Keel rebates were double where the prop goes through, what it did say was study the plan and familiarise yourself with the parts. It means a bit more work in making the prop hole in the keel, I think lesson learnt, so now have cut out all parts and worked out where they go.

 Now I have a thought, I do a lot of work in steel, so, the thought is why not make a steel hulled boat, any one have reasons why or why not or is there a build thread on the subject.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:54 am

Isn't that what Isambard Kingdom Brunnel thought.    lol! 

Go for it.

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:33 pm

I have now found a discrepancy in the plans so I don't now think it was entirely my fault.

On the plan it misses out one pair of keel doublers and a numbering mistake of these also exists, here are some photy's of the plan and offending bits.
Note the number of keel doublers on the keel and the plan.


Next picture of the plan shows the discrepancy the in numbering of K2 & K3


Next picture doesn't even show smaller K3 bit at all in the sketch.
Compare my part built keel with this photy of the plan.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:46 pm

Here is a photy of an aluminium hull that inspired me to go with this thought of a steel hull



When I take it further I will start a separate "Build Blog" Smile

More on this boat can be found at http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/index.php you do have to join to view though, but if you have an interest in metal bashing it is a good place to learn, I made this rose from plans found on the site.



Not the best shot but I probably can find a better shot if anyone is interested, the ladies love these copper roses (made from an old copper hot water tank and a length of copper brake pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:15 pm

A little more progress

A little more modifying to make things stronger and an easier fit.


Had to shorten the keel slightly to make the transom a nice snug fit.


I found the elastic band trick quite useful.


Here is the present state of play.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Thu May 29, 2014 11:04 am

Hi Paul interesting build. starting to take shape.  I have never built from a kit always straight from plan but it's good to see the differences and the way you go about things, I liked the trick with the rubber bands. I use a lot of magnets on a steel bench for a lot of my work, they help to keep things square and straight.  Keep the photos coming.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:27 pm

I have move on considerably with this build but lost track on updates, here are some photy's 2thumbsup

















Not perhaps in the right order, more to follow.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:44 pm





A bit of a jump now to where I almost am now 2thumbsup











Wiring is now complete, one side is fitted, once the second side is on them I will fit all the electrical bits back in and test it out.

I don't like things to be untidy, hence the little trays for all the components, I don't know if this is the normal thing that folks do but it is satisfying for me and pleasant to look at 2thumbsup

More photy's soon.
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PostSubject: Fast Patrol Launch   Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:35 pm

Hi Paul
          Great build, and pics. She coming along great guns, a much  maligned thing is the elastic band, if l get short of clamps two or three bands does the job. The best of luck with the build.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:55 pm

Thanks Dave 2thumbsup I really appreciate the encouragement, I have the sides on now, so another update soon Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:15 am

Looking good Paul.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:41 am

Thanks Damien Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:01 am

hi,
 looks like is has been a nice build, neat wireing makes for better access,
it is my let down i always seem to be untidy Laughing , no matter what I do. keep up the good work 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:25 pm

Thanks David, I do my best Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:14 am

great build log so far keep it up bud looking forward to the updates, oh and welcome to the forum  2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:41 am

Thanks RR, nice to know folk are reading my efforts on the interweb Very Happy

Decks are now on, just have front cabin to sort out, roof, handrails and a rub down, a few bits of filler here and there and then the electrics back in and paint. On the paint subject, I didn't want to use the colours suggested as I wish it not to look like a police launch and more of a private river boat. I have a rattle can of green, so what do you folk out there think I should use as a colour scheme ? your thoughts please.

The latest photy's Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:55 am

For a private launch white is the obvious colour, with green flashes if you want to use your can of green.

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:58 am

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:32 am

Ok thanks for that, white and sides of the hull green, how about roof sections green also and I thought possibly teak stain for the decks, your thoughts please.

When all's said and done it can always be painted a different colour scheme later, I would think it hard to have too much paint on a boat Very Happy
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PostSubject: Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:46 pm

Hi Paul,
         Green, White Green, sounds good to me. lf at a later date you change your mind, a light rub down,
 and spray, sometimes I have a rethink, or may be two. Question Question Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:07 pm

Thanks Dave, green and white it is Thumbup as you say, I can have a re-think later Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:15 am

Nice one Paul now waiting for more piccy's
And you already do recycle. Rose, copper water tank and copper brake pipe. 2thumbsup
That's lateral thinking, I like your style. Thumbup
A lot of my fittings & materials were acquired by lateral thinking.
Thanks for the link. Interesting will need time to go through the various threads. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:26 pm

My Pleasure Oldsmokey
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:16 pm

A little more done, slow progress as I had to go south to see Mum and all the family on a very sad occasion, but back at it now.

Perhaps a little to much filler here, but not used to putting on fiddly little bits of it, suppose I will get better as time goes on.



Also put a splash guard, not sure if that is what to call it, to stop water going into the hull under the removable cabin.


A little over the top with the glue but I needed to make sure it was secured properly.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:49 pm

Getting close to painting now, just a few more small bits to fit.

Todays efforts.






The hull ready for paint.
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:26 pm

Now the whole boats I ready for paint 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:55 pm

Now in primer, first coat, I will flat it down tomorrow and give her a second coat Thumbup

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PostSubject: Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:51 pm

Hi Paul
        We're all waiting with baited breath, to see her, in her final livery. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:16 pm

Thanks David, me to and the launch day with the bottle of champagne 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:31 am

Looking real good Paul.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:13 am

Thanks Damien, some more primer to day 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:54 pm

Rubbed down the first coat of primer, a bit of filling here and there, then another coat of primer. whilst waiting for paint to dry I made a stand for the Launch Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:40 pm

I have been messing about with a bit of colour today, I was only going to paint the underside red but got carried away and whole hull got it, I think I like it, the roof of the back cabin got some green to. I think I am going to do the rest in white apart from green on the front cabin roof.

What do folk think, now be honest, I can take it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:16 pm

Looks good Paul.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:30 pm

A bit more paint today, second coat of red on the hull, second coat of green on the rear cabin roof and rear deck, first coat of white on the front cabin and then that leaves the white to finish 2thumbsup

I think the Boston Model Boat Club meet on a Wednesday, I may have it all together for a trial run, I will have to contact them and see what they say...........







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PostSubject: Fast Launch   Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:41 pm

Damien wrote:
Looks good Paul.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
Hi Paul
         That's different an inverted traffic light, l didn't think of that, but she doe's look good. Hope it all goes will on Wednesday, don't forget the tot to launch her with. cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:51 am

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Damien wrote:
Looks good Paul.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
Hi Paul
         That's different an inverted traffic light, l didn't think of that, but she doe's look good. Hope it all goes will on Wednesday, don't forget the tot to launch her with. cheers cheers cheers
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Not sure what one of those is  Davis?
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:14 am

Rum?????????????????????

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:46 am

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Rum?????????????????????

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:24 am

I have cut the glass/plastic for the windows today. I have a whole lot left over, only used about a tenth of it Very Happy


A bit of filling before the rest of the white gets applied.


I am not sure what to do with the rearward opening of the front cabin, I presume we need a bit of airflow for the motor so it doesn't get hot but I wonder if it might cause a water problem if left open. I have contemplated putting a floor in the cabin or glass/plastic in the opening. what do you all think ?
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PostSubject: Fast Launch   Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:05 pm

Hi Paul
          You could try a drop, or folding canopy, from helm to rear cabin. Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:06 pm

Its rather strange with the big gap there. I don't think you will need any ventilation for the motor. I use those motors in larger hulls and they don't really get warm without any special ventilation.

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PostSubject: Re: New begginings, Fast Patrol Launch   Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:04 pm

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          You could try a drop, or folding canopy, from helm to rear cabin. Question Question
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Hi David,

A canopy sounds a good idea, might try that.

By a drop I presume you mean an angled roof section, is that correct.
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