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 Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat

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Beyno1968
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gribeauval
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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyFri Jul 01, 2016 12:11 am

Roadrunner wrote:
Absolutely smashing build bud, many congratulations on another superb build, thanks for sharing it with us!

I'm sure i speak for everyone when i say were looking forward to your next project!

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RR

Glad you enjoy what I do.

Next will be a refit/rebuild of a Waveney for a client in Torquay ( in truth already half done!! Thumbup , build log to follow)

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyFri Jul 01, 2016 3:23 am

Roadrunner wrote:
Absolutely smashing build bud, many congratulations on another superb build, thanks for sharing it with us!

I'm sure i speak for everyone when i say were looking forward to your next project!

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RR

Ditto from me.
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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyFri Jul 01, 2016 6:40 am

Absolutely outstanding. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

Barrie

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyFri Jul 01, 2016 11:09 am

Ditto all of the above, looking forward to more of your inspiring work 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyFri Jul 01, 2016 4:40 pm

Thank you gents. Thumbup 

Client has collected the boat and seems pleased with the result.


Mike

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PostSubject: Rhyl Mersey   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyMon Jul 04, 2016 4:22 pm

Yet another wonderful build Mike,
I am so proud to own two of your builds,which as part of my display,help raise a lot of donations to the R.N.L.I.
Thank you my friend
Mick

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 22, 2019 4:20 pm

Hi I’m looking for someone to build me a Mersey class boat I’m not looking for it to be fully working as it is for display only as I use to be on a Mersey and would like 1 to display in my house would you be interested in building it for me please

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 22, 2019 7:04 pm

Ramsey wrote:
Hi I’m looking for someone to build me a Mersey class boat I’m not looking for it to be fully working as it is for display only as I use to be on a Mersey and would like 1 to display in my house would you be interested in building it for me please

No build slots available for at least 18 months.
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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyThu Sep 26, 2019 5:03 pm

Hi
I am just about to start building a Mersey Class lifeboat build and was wondering what thickness plasticard you used for the cabin structure.
Chris

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyThu Sep 26, 2019 8:42 pm

Beyno1968 wrote:
Hi
I am just about to start building a Mersey Class lifeboat build and was wondering what thickness plasticard  you used for the cabin structure.
Chris

mike, I think you'll find always uses 1.5mm mdf board if I'm not mistaken.
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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyThu Sep 26, 2019 8:44 pm

Beyno1968 wrote:
Hi
I am just about to start building a Mersey Class lifeboat build and was wondering what thickness plasticard  you used for the cabin structure.
Chris

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Beyno1968 wrote:
Hi
I am just about to start building a Mersey Class lifeboat build and was wondering what thickness plasticard  you used for the cabin structure.
Chris

mike, I think you'll find always uses 1.5mm mdf board if I'm not mistaken.

Both wrong!!

I use 2mm MDF. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: The plans   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyThu Nov 19, 2020 10:11 pm

This is absolutely fantastic. How did you do the plans and are they available?

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyFri Nov 20, 2020 8:31 am

Fantastic build log, well done.
Cheers, Murphy

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyFri Jun 18, 2021 6:56 pm

gribeauval wrote:
With the fine weather over the last couple of days the outer roof panel was made and glued in place, along with the front floodlights. Every opening was then masked off to keep the paint out.



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The whole structure was then given two coats of white primer/undercoat and, after leaving overnight, two coats of orange topcoat today.



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This will now be left for at least three days to allow the paint to harden off before work on the outside is started.
As a fellow scratch builder its nice to find another who's work bench is a scene of organised chaos to others , and I also collect useful bits in my slop chest which form the model under construction ....

A pleasure to find I'm not unique ......love the detail ....turns and average model into an excellent one ...Well done Mike

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PostSubject: Re: Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat   Rhyl Mersey Class Lifeboat - Page 4 EmptyMon Aug 09, 2021 10:21 am

Hi Gribeauval,

I spent some time this morning reading this build log.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

You sir are a true master, your attention to detail is excellent.

Awesome build.
Well done.

I am already looking forward to your next build.
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