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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Mon May 28, 2018 6:44 pm

well, that's different, Barrie...…….but certainly distinctive.
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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Mon May 28, 2018 6:53 pm

Neil, 

The problem is that there is only one not very good B&W photo of the original. There are lots of model photos, and lots of different colour schemes. Rolling Eyes  

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Mon May 28, 2018 7:00 pm

it makes a nice change to split the deck houses up.
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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 am

OK, all the chores finished so back to modelling 2thumbsup 2thumbsup  -  except I'm not bounce bounce
I set up the test tank to ballast the hull only to find that I only have about half the lead I need Sad But shortage of lead is only half the problem. When I have the lead I am not sure I can get the weight where it needs it.
So - its back on the shelf. Its far too hot to be messing about with that sort of problem - shame as the vents for it arrived this morning.

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:11 pm

A trip to your local tyre shop and ask really nicely lol They'll likely give you as much lead weights from tyre changes as you want last time I asked I took home a 2 litre ice cream bucket full weighed around 10kg.
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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:55 pm

I found a source of reasonably priced lead - my local tyre fitters know the value of scrap lol! lead - which arrived yesterday. So today whilst it is still warm and sunny I took Guardsman down off the shelf, filled the test tank and set about arranging the ballast. It took almost 2 kg. Shocked
Tomorrow I should get her finished and hopefully, weather permitting, a maiden voyage on Sunday. Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:22 pm

The ballast is now stowed away and the electrics installed. I want to see how well she sails before tidying the electrics and installing a switch under the companionway. Just a few more fittings to finish off and fit. Again if it sails well, I will add more detail later. I will cut some names tonight, although the only picture I can find of the actual ship has no names on the bow Rolling Eyes.
If she doesn't sail well, then yet again it will be the ship for her  lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:46 pm

A bit later than planned - the weather wasn't suitable for a maiden voyage yesterday - I have now 99.9% completed Guardsman 2thumbsup Just a mast head light to fix and the names to varnish. 
There are some further bits of detail I could and probably will add - IF she sails well. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:58 pm

she looks stunning, barrie……….a lovely addition to your growing fleet.
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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:20 am

Beautiful model Barrie.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:44 am

hi barrie, 
you have made a great finish to this boat 2thumbsup , after you nearly skipped it lol Laughing . the bulwarks turned out perfect in the card.  I am glad you stuck at it, its better to leave it then come back to it later and make a good job of it.     NEXT please  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 am

Thanks David. It doesn't look too bad in the photos. If it sails OK then I'll keep it. If it doesn't I may buy the plastic hull and transfer everything to it.

As for the next, its back to Will Everard. That is now getting interesting. All the 'easy' bits are done, now its onto masts and rigging. For that I need help from my wife, which is only right as its being built for her Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 am

nhp651 wrote:
she looks stunning, barrie……….a lovely addition to your growing fleet.
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Thanks Neil, maybe the painkillers are dulling your critical faculties lol! lol! lol!
The fleet is growing too much lol!  I actually scrapped one recently - the fire boat I was modifying to make a lifting platform. There are one or two others I would like to remove from the fleet if I could find a home for them.

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:18 pm



I spent some time today making these fenders for Guardsman. They are made from a dishcloth dyed using wood dye Rolling Eyes. Hopefully they will look OK when I find some cleats to tie them to.

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: Guardsman   Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:52 pm

A successful maiden voyage this morning in beautiful sunny and warm weather. Two minor problems - she dips her bow a little when underway, and the prop is not quite covered meaning lots of froth, particularly going astern. I will remove some forward ballast which I hope will cure both problems. Secondly the rudder arm is loose on the shaft, so I need a better connection - I have tried many times to tighten it and it obviously needs a redesign.

Sorry no photo - I did take one but it wasn't sharp. Problems with using a phone in bright sunlight.

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