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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #100 on: February 19, 2014, 01:58:18 AM »

Nicely done.  Looks like the real thing
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #101 on: February 19, 2014, 10:09:19 AM »

Hi all
Thanks again Charles

Will be starting to annoy Bluebird again as the mast is the next build and pump him for information but i have the gear at a cost of 40. Isn't it becoming a dear hobby Plan in background

Will also be putting decals on the hull and will show pics soon

1. Brass sheet, tubing, new jewelers saw and blades (Neil & Circlip thanks) Will be starting this next month in the shed as I don't think I'll get away with soldering it in the kitchen on the hob
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #102 on: February 21, 2014, 10:59:48 AM »

Hull markings applied.

 Just wondering whether a spray with acrylic varnish might protect them form the water as they're very near the water level
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2014, 11:03:35 AM »


It's usually a good idea to varnish them, especially if they are water slide types. You need to  varnish just the label to the edges, not the whole boat.

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #104 on: February 21, 2014, 11:10:36 AM »

Hi Ken

The whole boat has been previously been varnished. Just that these are BECC vinyl sticky  pre cut decals and I am not sure if they would be o.k. in water.Best spray them, cheers
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #105 on: March 05, 2014, 03:13:01 PM »

Been doing a little trimming in getting things straight and level. Model sitting just right now but will have to put a little ballast in the bow to get it down. This will raise the stern which will make the trimming right.

Don't be fooled by the A frame as it is not fully in position.

Starting mast next week
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #106 on: March 05, 2014, 03:53:22 PM »

Looks great.  Sure is nice to build ships that fit in the bathtub.  Most of mine are too long  :o
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2014, 04:08:34 PM »

My bath is too big for this project so here is my test tank  :-))
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2014, 04:45:00 PM »

Thanks lads that the big and small of boat modelling


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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #109 on: March 14, 2014, 10:05:09 AM »

An absolutely superb job........... Five very big  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))  from me.
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2014, 02:50:11 PM »

Cheers Peter61

Just waiting for brass tubing to come. I ordered brass rod by mistake and would have used it. But the lighter the weight so high up  has to be kept to a minimum.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #111 on: April 12, 2014, 12:59:13 PM »

Got the right brass now First pic is the plan highlighted in green to get the beams going the right way

Various stages in constructing the main mast. So far it is only built to the first level and needs a clean up to remove some unwanted solder.Level the platform by taking a little off the rear leg
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #112 on: April 13, 2014, 12:27:12 AM »

Impressive  . And a pretty model subject . keep up the good work .
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #113 on: April 13, 2014, 08:02:42 AM »

What a brilliant looking job well go to the top of the class with your model looking forward to seeing her on the water
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #114 on: April 13, 2014, 09:36:19 AM »

very impressive work there...............the ONLY thing that concernes me is the mast arrangement I dont know if it is an optical illusion BUT it seems rather tall ??????
 
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #115 on: April 13, 2014, 01:21:41 PM »

Thanks again all

Dave. It is correct and is tall. Look back on the build where I said I was going to use brass to keep the weight down. I knew it was high then.

Couple of pics to let you see the height of the mast.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #116 on: April 13, 2014, 07:36:06 PM »


The model may tip over.

Is it too late to build it in plastic tube. ?


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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #117 on: April 13, 2014, 09:23:35 PM »

I would without a shadow of a doubt build that in Plastic far to much weight up top
 
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #118 on: April 14, 2014, 10:08:15 AM »

Ken & Dave

 I am not really a plastic fan. The model still needs some ballast, lowering the hull further in the water. This will help with buoyancy... bottom heavy.

My problem could be sailing her on a windy day. As I know the full mast would be a wind catcher.

Current weight of part built mast is 9 grams. Top part to do and it is not as heavy as its only one main support and the rest is aerials.
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #119 on: April 14, 2014, 10:51:15 AM »

Seaspray....I understand all comments...... :}

1. it is not the windage....
2. it is not the necessarily the weight
3. it is the position or metre centric point of balance [inverted pendulum effect]  O0

Keep on with your planned construction :-))...& test sale in a real green water on a windy day [not the bath tub] & ascertain the models stability..........

I too am not a fan of plastic  >>:-( .....ends being out of scale to maintain strength..........Derek

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #120 on: April 14, 2014, 09:45:07 PM »

I can loose some top weight by cutting away some inside ply from areas that upper decks sit on.

Also the floor of the bridge and cabins behind it. Hoping to get the weight of the model in the hull by ballast and batteries.

I think we'll be o.k.
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« Reply #121 on: April 19, 2014, 09:50:56 AM »

Hi ya there Martin
 
The build is looking really good - I wouldnt be too concerned about what they say regarding the masts looking a bit top heavy - as the photographs make it look as though the mast has been built from solid brass - when in actual fact its brass tubing - which is far, far lighter than the solid brass.   I very much doubt if there would be very much difference in weight between plastic or wood compared to what you are building in brass.   The main advantage of building this structure from brass is that the mast will be far stronger and be able to take knocks - because it will be a vulnerable for misplaced hands  %%  and if it were made from plastic or wood - well it would just break.    If you want any reassurance just have a look through some of the builds on this Forum - I believe George's build of the Corvette (I think George is from Canada) and his build on that model is 90% brass and he has no issues with top weight/top heavy.
 
As you have said if you do have issues, you can always remove the internal decks in the vicinity of the bridge.
 
Really look forward to seeing your Meteor on the water; put the doubt casters minds at rest  <*<   :-))
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #123 on: April 28, 2014, 10:03:23 PM »

Further pictures of the mast build. Little problem here due to the heat needed to get a good joint. A bit of rework and clean up will bring up a stronger nice looking job, hopefully. Total weight of mast is 15 grams so far.  :-))
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #124 on: May 10, 2014, 04:35:09 PM »

Radar units on the 1st platform on the mast

Tricky  brass soldering especially when soldering two pieces together of different thickness.

I have now put a better tip on my soldering iron,. This gives me a smaller amount of solder on the tip to work with.
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