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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:26 pm



I decided not to wait for the glue and screwed the ESC and battery box down. I then tidied up the wires - this is neat and tidy by my usual standards Shocked Shocked.
Next the railings. There are three sets. Towards the stern, on the steering deck and round the bows. I did the stern first, then the ones on the upper deck. Got them all finished and looked at the plan to sort out the bow and OH DEAR Embarassed Embarassed I used the wrong stanchions for the upper deck Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed bounce bounce bounce bounce
I was able to remove them thanks to some 'unstick' liquid, and remade them using the correct ones. These are now ready for painting - when I've installed the bow ones and bought some more paint Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:55 pm

I finished off the railings this morning - after finding Billing's trap in this kit. The lengths of brass wire in the kit are only 25 cm long - not long enough to make even one side of the top rail at the bows bounce bounce bounce Shocked. Luckily I had some very thin ali tube which I was able to use as a joint. Railings given one coat of paint - will probably need another.

Just a few fittings to go now. Looking at the mast it appears it is just intended to be glued to the deck, but I think I will add some brass wire and drill the deck then bend over the wire on the underside. There are two aerials and some fixed rods to make. These are intended to be made from brass wire which I think is rather a health hazard, so I am going to try using some plastic micro rod I have. I'm not sure this will work for the rods, but will be OK for the aerials.

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:09 pm

Looking very Nice there young Sir 

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:53 pm

gorgeous, barrie.
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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:05 pm

I have been working on the fittings - especially the aerials and fixed rods. Very fiddly Shocked I made the aerials from micro plastic rod, but had to use brass for the rods. These have small eye bolts fixed to them to guide the lines. The rods are ready for painting. I still have the other rod for the stern to tackle. The nav. lights are ready to fix - just waiting for paint to dry. I keep thinking another day will see it finished lol!
I really would like a couple of figures, but am not sure of the scale. One Billings web site says 1/17, but that makes a figure between 10 and 11 cm tall, which I think may be too big. I'm hoping my Grandson has a selection of figures so I can see what looks OK - not that I want Superman or Captain Scarlet on board lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:22 pm

very very nice indeed.

for your next model, have you thought of the small 1;20 scale billing [or other] Waveney class lifeboat, or are lifeboats not your thing barrie.i know that they are not everyones cup of tea.
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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:34 pm

Nothing against lifeboats Neil - I have built and sold one. I am trying to avoid Billings if at all possible, however there aren't many other options. For Christmas my daughters bought me this, at my suggestion. 



There is quite a series of them and I think I may tackle another.

After that there are a couple of Chinese items I am thinking of ordering - watch this space Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:36 pm

Now, how do you like these two as passengers on White Star???????

  

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:20 pm

I think I have finished all the painting now Thumbup. When its dry then then the three rods need 'stringing'. There are nav lights and life rings to mount and that's it - except that I found some figures and by doing some plastic surgery and body parts donation, I think this fellow will make the angler.



He still needs a little work before painting. I don't have enough suitable arms to make another for the steering position so we will assume he's alone. I wanted to give him a can of Bud, but I don't think I can get the hand in a position to hold it Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 pm

he looks good matey.
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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:02 pm

After his surgery he needed new clothes, so here they are. May need some adjustments later lol! lol!

The model is complete - just waiting for the angler.

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:22 pm

I think this must be a record - only about 7 weeks from start to finish - and that included Christmas. Not really something I want to repeat. Building Model Boats is supposed to keep me occupied and I don't have room for many more lol! lol! lol!
Here it is.
  

If I can find a suitable figure for the steering position then I will add it. Otherwise all that needs doing is to add some ballast. The weather doesn't encouage me to set up the outdoors test tank, so it may have to be the bath Rolling Eyes Shocked Rolling Eyes Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:24 am

seven weeks of joy and wonderment for us onlookers, barrie……..

I really am envious of this little beauty, as it is both beautifully built, and also a very pretty boat.

if I see an unmade kit out there I am going to have a good bid at one, as I like it very much...…..

look forward to your next build matey.

happy sailing.

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:08 am

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:08 pm

another nice boat barrie, very well built 2thumbsup . it sounds like you need to sell some like me scratch , I need to but cant bring my self to do it, I enjoy all the ones I have built so much Laughing .I hope to put a new build on soon that I have been given a real  scratch  puzzler as half of it is missing so will see how it works out.

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PostSubject: Re: White Star   Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:10 pm

look forward to that one david.
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