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PostSubject: Re: RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat   RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat - Page 2 EmptyTue Aug 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Next up was the rudder. This was two layers of ply. The fittings were moulded plastic and there was a problem Rolling Eyes

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As you will see, the gap in the moulding is too wide Rolling Eyes On the rudder it was fairly easy to add a piece of 0.8 mm ply and sand it to shape. On the boat this wasn't so easy and I use some pieces of card either side of the rudder post.
Looking at the plans I realised I should perhaps have fitted the chain plates BEFORE the rubbing strips as they are shown behind the strips Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed So to rectify this I drilled suitable holes in the strips for the plates to slide through. In fact I think this makes a better job as trying to make cut outs in the right place in the strips before fitting would have been a nightmare - I had enough problems fitting the strips as it was  Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

In this photo the plates are not glued. 

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Next up the portholes were fitted as these are painted along with the cabin. I am pleased I didn't fix the roof as it made it possible to glue these from the back.

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Over the last two days the hull has had some more paint. The top is now the original colour, and the bottom has had one coat of red/brown. The bottom will need at least one more coat. 

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I have also been making some of the detail parts - these seem to mainly consist of layers of ply stuck together. I have come across a couple of issues - I am missing some portholes, and the portholes are too thick for the material they are fitted to Rolling Eyes
Luckily I found some suitable ones in my spares box and there are two possible solutions to the thickness issue. First is to grind off the excess material, second is to drill holes to accommodate the overhang. Watch this space lol!

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I have been occupied making and painting detail parts for the decks. Those parts laminated from layers of ply are difficult to paint, especially as the current tin of Humbrol Matt White is the consistency of milk. The last tin was like treacle  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
I have started adding these items to the upper deck.

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The hull has had a coat of satin varnish, and I have also tried to paint the rubbing strips in black, but this is not too successful - it will need lots of touching up Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat   RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat - Page 2 EmptyFri Sep 06, 2019 5:27 pm

I am not sure if I will ever finish this one. I'm not too happy with the quality of the work at this stage. As its a static model it has to look good up close, and I don't think it will. I will continue until my holiday in 10 days time, then decide.

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I decided I didn't like the black rubbing strakes, so have re-painted them blue Rolling Eyes Apart from that I am working my way through making and painting the detail items. Its quite difficult to see where some of these fit as they are not always shown clearly on the plans.

I plan to take this as far as being ready for the masts and rigging and then decide if I am going to finish it. 

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PostSubject: Re: RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat   RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 11, 2019 12:49 pm

At Last - some signs of progress Shocked The upper deck is now fixed in place. Davits have been made, painted, rigged and installed. The lifeboats have been painted and fixed, ad some of the detail parts fixed to the upper deck. The next big job is to start fixing the railings. Some of the stantions have been painted ready for installing. Unfortunately there are some quite complex rail configurations and they are two rail. so much cursing will probably be needed Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat   RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 11, 2019 10:56 pm

it is looking superb barrie...it is a really sweet little boat......love its lines and its character.
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I should confess my two (at least) mistakes with this build. Firstly, the rear of the cabin is on the wrong way round. Secondly the upper deck is on upside down. Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Obviously I should have paid more attention to the plans. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes I am also not certain that the davits should have had their 'feet', they are not shown on the plans, but that is what they most certainly are. They do however interfere with the steering cable which I still have to fit.

First set of railings completed - these were the 'easy' ones Rolling Eyes The next set are on the roof of the wheelhouse. I think these will have to be made in two or maybe three parts. If it was a single rail, it may just be possible to do it in one piece, but not two rails Shocked Hopefully I have some fine ali tube to make a join.

There's still a lot of detail work on the model before I get round to masts and rigging. I don't think I will get it all finished by Monday.

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Wheelhouse roof railings completed - hopefully that is the most complicated set done. The one round the stern were quite straight forward. as will be the ones at the bows - I hope Shocked

Next job is the rope steering system, then I can finish the stern and move forward where there are some winches to build.

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I've just noticed the angle of the smoke stack - that needs correcting lol! It really is very useful to look at photographs of the models as things show up which are otherwise missed.
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PostSubject: Re: RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat   RCMP St Roch- an Artic Patrol Boat - Page 2 EmptyMon Sep 16, 2019 12:46 pm

My last building session before my holiday. I haven't got quite as far as I had hoped, but the model is now complete up to the front of the superstructure, and I have fixed one set of forward railings. Thumbup

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Back in October Very Happy Very Happy

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Looking really good Barrie.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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have a great holiday.......where too this time, barrie.
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Thanks Neil - down the Bay of Biscay visiting France and Northern Spain! Just hope the calm weather holds up for another 10 days lol! lol! lol!

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after the summer we have had mate...…….take your sea sickness pills, lol.
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