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Author Topic: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )  (Read 4971 times)

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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2012, 10:01:40 AM »

Rather a risky proposition.
I am just as likley to drop yours as I did mine and bend the stanchions.  :embarrassed:
I had to replace 6 of them.  <:(
Hopefully the final coat of Storm Grey sprayed on today.   It's all I can do to stop myself fiddling.   I know if I do, I will ruin it.   Why does paint take so long to dry?  {:-{
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2012, 06:45:25 AM »

Oooo! 2 pages. %%
The Storm Grey has been sprayed on the hull and superstructure and a "soft" fitout tried so I can see if she floats in the bath and where the water line is.  {:-{
There's nothing worse than getting to the lake and the whole thing turns turtle in front of a crowd.  <:(
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2012, 09:40:08 AM »

Brian

Very nice tidy layout,  :-)) :-)) :-))

Any chance of posting some close ups O0 O0 O0
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« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2012, 09:17:55 PM »

Well! At least she floats the right way up.  %%
A little heavy and there are still more details to add.  {:-{
I will post some more photos when I can get a neutral background.   Against the gravel drive it is difficult to get down to 161kb.
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2012, 02:35:39 AM »

Here goes!  %)
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« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2012, 02:38:54 AM »

It did not like more than one photo at a time.
Try again.
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« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2012, 02:43:22 AM »

Brian,

Thank you, Really looks the part.

I see some thought, went into making the 'board' removalable, some good tips there.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2012, 02:44:24 AM »

And again.
Don't let SWMBO know I used one of her sheets.  {-)
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« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2012, 02:47:47 AM »

Brian,


I see some thought, went into making the boards 'removalable', some good tips there.  :-)) :-)) :-))
Yes, I like to be able to easily remove the radio, servos and motors in case anything goes wrong.
I am a strong believer in O'Tooles law:-
"Murphy was an optomist"
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2012, 03:02:12 AM »

Excellent job Brian, a real work of art.

Where are the davits ?

Is it the photos that make the colour look so dark or is it because the colour always looks darker the smaller the item is ?

Great job though.   
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« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2012, 05:34:54 AM »

I think it is the camera that is distorting the colours.
It was a white sheet in the background and even in the full resolution photos, it appears purple.  :((
Davits? What davits?
Bridge roof aerials next.  %%   All those light coloured spots.
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2012, 06:21:21 AM »

Brillant build job BrianB6 ......congratulations ...... :-)) .... Derek
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #62 on: March 30, 2012, 08:47:24 AM »

Don't let SWMBO know I used one of her sheets.  {-)

Looking really super Brian.  I have been following your build with great interest.   :-))

PS:  If your Good Lady knew about your using her sheets she would have insisted on them being ironed first (tee hee)
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« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2012, 11:02:38 AM »

Looking really super Brian.  I have been following your build with great interest.   :-))

PS:  If your Good Lady knew about your using her sheets she would have insisted on them being ironed first (tee hee)

Australia is doing it's bit to save the environment, so we don't iron sheets any more because they get re-creased any way O0 O0 {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2012, 05:30:13 AM »

The Bridge roof is starting to look like an echidna.   %%
Still the radar and other bits around the front to be built.  O0
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2012, 06:37:40 AM »

Too neat, cant compete with that Brian. 
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« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2012, 11:13:35 PM »

Thanks Dickie
You can stand up now.  :embarrassed:
I turned the top of the HK aerial (looks like a diabalo) yesterday but I think I will have to pass on the wires below it. 8 No. >0.3 wires on a 5 mm. dia. is well beyond my fingers.
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2012, 05:27:16 AM »

Well! She will have to be H.M.A.S. Ararat now. O0
Thanks Mr. Becc.
Most of the Bridge roof aerials have been painted and installed.
The radio and motors have been tested and are ready ( sometime) for a run on the lake.  %%
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« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2012, 05:34:29 AM »

Yes, I know I said I would not do them yet, but the rear deck looks too empty.
I have started the davits.  :embarrassed:
Frames from perspex and the head from brass.
A long way to go yet.
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2012, 08:37:51 AM »

So this is what you have been doing all the time you were missing then Brian.

Looks good though.

I have just heard from Steve that he has finished my RHIBs and they will be sent shortly so I will be able to finish mine off.

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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #70 on: April 18, 2012, 12:06:52 AM »

Why NOT to try out a new boat in front of the public.
I took 'The Rat' to our local lake for a trial.   The steering servo was backward so I promptly ran her into the bank at a fair speed.  :embarrassed:  <:(
Fortunatly it's a Specktrum 5 so just a matter of reversing the trim on the Tx.
There was to much weed to try her out properly but certainly plenty of knots with the JR 480's and 35 mm. 3 blade props.   Bit noisy though, mostly from the motors and Huco couplings.   Could be the speed controller does not suit the motors and is creating vibration.
Does anyone know of a coupling that is not a universal joint.   I remember Ripmax used to have one with a plastic sleeve that was suitable for i.c.   Probably long gone.
Otherwise I will try using the Graupner 480's that I have.
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« Reply #71 on: April 18, 2012, 01:21:26 AM »

There was a thread a few months ago all about couplings - I'll try and find it.

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« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2012, 05:22:36 AM »

Thanks Norseman
I might try some plastic tubing as an experiment and if it works buy the proper thing.
I put a 10 amp multimeter in circuit and adjust the motor mountings for the lowest current drain so the alignment should be pretty close.
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2012, 05:59:16 AM »

Brian, I made my own couplings for HMAS Bundaberg, using some car speedo cable between two brass fittings turned up on my lathe. There's a photo in reply #27 here -
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18654.0

It works very well and is extremely quiet, far quieter than the universal joint types.

Your boat is looking fabulous, very impressive indeed :-))

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