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Fred 1948
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PostSubject: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyWed Jul 14, 2021 8:07 am

Hi One and All


Now that I have finished the Wacht am Rhein I need a new project, I have the MMM Lady "T" that I have had so long that Nelson had both eye's when I got her, but I fell that something that will not take me a year or two to finish is needed, so I have decided to start on the Guardsman, again this will not be a step by step build just me rambling along doing my thing.


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PostSubject: Update   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyWed Jul 14, 2021 8:22 am

Hi One and All




On with the build.


I have placed an order with Model Boat Bits for the running gear and a 385 motor, which should be with my in a few day's time.


In the mean time I started to cut out the keel.
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As you can see I have inserted some nylon bolts into the keel, so that I will have a sound fixing point inside of the hull for when I fix the keel.
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PostSubject: Keel Fitted   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyWed Jul 14, 2021 3:03 pm

Hi One and All


Well I have now fitted the keel, I used a new to me product called Devcon that is a 16 hour curing epoxy, I also put in some dragon teeth to help with the bonding.   


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PostSubject: Keel and Running Gear   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyThu Jul 15, 2021 7:03 am

Hi One and All

All the items arrived from Model Boat Bits, and are now fitted into the boat.

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My next move was to make the rudder, my first one was made from a medium size brass rudder, which I had cut to shape it did not look to bad, but when I offered it up to the boat it was all wrong, it sat at the wrong angle to the hull and the rudder post was so far out of the hull the "O" ring would have never worked.

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My second attempt I think is a bit better and I just hope that it will work, I will let the photos do the talking.

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PostSubject: running gear fitted    Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptySun Jul 18, 2021 2:34 pm

Hi One and All

So I hade now fitted the running gear in place, I put the shaft in place and made a support for it. 

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With the shaft in place, it was time to make it more permanent, so out came the Devcon sorry about the photos.

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with the Devcon harden I next fixed the shaft covers.

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I will have to flare the cover into the hull at some time before I paint.
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PostSubject: Keel flare In   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyThu Jul 22, 2021 8:59 am

Hi One and All

Over the last few day's I have been cutting the waste plastic from the top of the hull, it was not until I had to do this did I realise just how bad the cut line was defined.

I then moved onto flaring in the keel to the hull, for this I used Squadron Green, I found it very easy to sand down to make a neat finish.    

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyThu Jul 22, 2021 1:15 pm

Well done for keeping modelling Fred 2thumbsup I've had to give up for a while - its just too hot in the workshop to be able to concentrate Sad

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PostSubject: Laying Out   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyThu Jul 22, 2021 9:29 pm

Hi One and All

Thank you Barriew for your comment,

So yesterday I just laid out the locations for the motor and Battery, and today I made the bases more of a fixture. you can see in the motor photo that I am using an old coupling this is because I put the new one some were safe and now I cannot find it (now that is safe)

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I just may upgrade the battery to a 7.2v instead of the 6v that I have in place at this moment.
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PostSubject: Keel   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyMon Jul 26, 2021 9:37 pm

Hi One and All

So with the keel all flared in, I sprayed the hull with primer filler to find any low spots that need refilling, 
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PostSubject: Rudder   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" EmptyTue Jul 27, 2021 10:23 am

Hi One and All

Now that the keel is in place it was time to fix the rudder post. I just fixed the rudder in place with some masking tape 

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On the inside of the hull the rudder post set to the height and then fixed with a wood support

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