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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:01 pm

Out of such frustration will come a superb model Barrie.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:40 pm

Qualified success yesterday Smile  I managed to get some Satin White, but no Matt White  Crying or Very sad  I also picked up another spray can of white primer, so this morning I finished priming the hull, and when this had dried in our remarkably warm weather, I marked the water line and gave the top of the hull one coat of satin white. Whilst waiting for the primer to harden, I painted the railings on the upper deck - again in satin white.

I also fixed the steering servo and made up the linkage. This required a slot cutting in the rear cabin, and I need to make a cover for the tiller. I am beginning to think that this model is not really designed for RC  Rolling Eyes  As designed the tiller linkage would be visible on the rear deck. Looking at the rigging, next job after painting, this does not allow access to the two hatches  Shocked Some modification will be required I think  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:28 pm

You modify away Barrie.  It's looking good so far.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:55 am

Indeed it's looking really good Barrie  Thumbup  2thumbsup  Thumbup  2thumbsup  Thumbup  2thumbsup  Thumbup  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:52 pm

Yep very nice
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:53 pm

Thanks guys!

Yesterday I managed to put two coats on the underside. I sometimes use spay can for this, but find that its then difficult to touch up if needed, so the whole of this hull has been brushed, apart from the primer. The white is Satin so I may not use any varnish on this hull.

Now onto fixing masts and rigging, as well as the other deck items.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:17 pm

Almost there Very Happy  All the deck furniture installed and most of the rigging completed. I also finally remembered to cut the freeing ports  Surprised 
I have had to modify the rigging to allow me to remove the rear cabin structure, and also to get better access to the forward hatch and therefore the battery. I should complete it tomorrow and give it a trial in the bath to see how much lead it needs.

I have cut the vinyl for the name - not Artur. All will be revealed tomorrow  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:58 pm

I didn't quite finish today - watched the Trooping this morning which swallowed modelling time  Laughing 

I did complete the rigging, although some needs to be redone  Mad  I also attached the names and sorted out the ballast. I had quite some difficulty getting the ballast - lead shot - into the hull where I wanted it. In the end I sealed up some wide heat-shrink tubing and filled that. I just managed to slot it alongside the battery.

I think I am going to paint a line round the hull just below the freeing ports. The photos show a wood strip there, and there is some thin mahogany in the kit, but I think a painted line would be easier to get right. I have some striping masking tape which can be repositioned until I get the line correcT.

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You are not seeing double - there is a shadow on the wall making the rigging look out of focus  Crying or Very sad 
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:40 am

A great job you've done Barrie A lovely model.  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:29 pm

Barrie, have you considered sticking on Tamiya line tape. It comes in various widths and the effect is quite stunning.  I use it sometimes and have had no trouble with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:01 pm

Thanks Kenny, I did consider that, but I didn't have any of the right colour, whereas I did have a role of pin striping tape Smile  However, in the end I decided to go with real wood - not the supplied veneer, but a thicker piece which I stained with some teak stain,.

The model is now ready for the lake  Razz  It needs a switch in the battery lead, but I don't have a suitable one at the moment, so will live with plugging and unplugging until I find what I'm looking for.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:47 pm

hi barrie,
very nice what a difference a simple strip makes, it puts the finishing touch to a nice looking boat  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup . dare I say whats next  lol!  lol! .

 I have had to stop no room to store any more boats, wife says get rid of some then I can build some more.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:52 pm

Not sure what's next. I need to clean up my workshop for one thing  Laughing  I am taking a couple of boats to a local auction this week. I also need to move some on  Sad 

I have bought a plan of a pilot boat on eBay - not got it yet. This will be a scratch build if its suitable when I see the plan. If I manage to get a good price from the auction, then I'll look around at the available kits.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:39 pm

hi barrie, ?

can I ask if you put a price on your boats at auction, or do you let them find there own price. i worry that mine would sell for £10 or some thing like that. I have never been to auction but keep saying I will go to see what things go for.

are you byeing the plan from marine modelling pilot boat jan 2004

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:30 pm

David,

Still not sure about the auction and its rules. They do seem to get good prices for boats. I may put a reserve on to protect them, but on the other hand, I do want them out of the way. Smile The plan is an old Vic Smeed plan from Model Maker. Its Balsa plank on frame. The Ebay item number is 271523314078

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur   Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Well, the maiden voyage was a success Laughing Cool Very Happy  Something of a novelty for me.  Rolling Eyes  The rudder needs a little more throw, but other than that all went well. Has more than enough speed on 6 volts, so quite pleased. I will try to take a photo on its next outing - there was a lot of floating weed and other rubbish today so didn't want to leave it to its own devices whilst I took a photo.

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