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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #300 on: November 18, 2017, 10:14:01 PM »

Minor progress after two business trips and household work...


Green bleeding out of the bulwark flood openings. I think I have the painting figured out concerning how the deck green is supposed to extend from under the bulwark.


The ramp beginning the bow fender had to be made from scratch. The fender stretch of the top edge of the hull is curved both ways, so sanding was tedious... There's the one glued in place (with PU), and the unfinished one for the other side.
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« Reply #301 on: December 14, 2017, 10:49:56 AM »

I also just started a Smit Nederland build!


Thanks for your build log, lot's of heads ups and helpful info in here!


Keep up the good work!
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #302 on: December 21, 2017, 09:29:27 PM »

cheers, Adrenaco!
Sorry about the long pause - due to sickness.


I hope some of my solutions to the numerous setbacks will prove useful!


I really mess up too often 😔
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« Reply #303 on: December 21, 2017, 09:30:40 PM »

I also just started a Smit Nederland build!




Iím looking forward to your postings 🤗
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #304 on: December 24, 2017, 08:51:58 PM »

Merry Christmas Hande  :-))  I hope you are well and up to some good  :-)
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #305 on: January 03, 2018, 02:35:21 PM »

After giving the matter some thought - about 16 months or so ...


...I finally decided to start installing the bulwark from stern forward. The long side stretches are going to go next. I figure the bow piece has some allowance should it need to be shortened. The ends of the side pieces have none whatsoever. The fairlead holes are right at each end of each piece.


I know this doesn't look impressive  {:-{


If only you knew what it means to me having gathered my courage and started installing the bulwark. I am not nearly as much afraid of the wheelhouse, or the anchor windlass, or the main towing winch, although I'm giving them some thought, too  ;)  ...


Happy new year, all of you!











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« Reply #306 on: January 03, 2018, 03:20:30 PM »


 :-) My "neddie" starts to look a little like a ship instead of a skeleton of one

Dry fitted the capping rail provided by Billing boats with the kit.
It behaves well, but seems a little out of scale, doesn't it?


The bulwark bends inwards - thank heaven it does so symmetrically at the center.
There's nothing I can do to fix that now. I wasn't able to spot it in the skeleton stage  {:-{



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« Reply #307 on: January 03, 2018, 03:22:56 PM »

Looking good to me  :-)) . I've had far more clamps on the go than that  {-) 
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« Reply #308 on: January 03, 2018, 11:21:26 PM »

Baby steps Hande, as then you have prepared yourself mentally and physically rather than rushing in and stuff getting stuck on your eyelids or completly askew because those 16 months had not been spent planning!

She is coming along finely. I hope you are recovered now?
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« Reply #309 on: January 06, 2018, 09:35:34 PM »

Thank you for your support and for your consideration, Ian!
Yes I’m more or less ok. I guess age doesn’t come alone (a Finnish proverb). The attack is over and vital organs are in good shape. -> Back to my man-cave  :} .


Continue working on the bulwark.


A setback: error in the bending of the bulwark (plywood). Noticed the problem after the paintwork.
Solution: hot air - gently. Alas, I was able to correct the curve, and the paint still seems to hold on.

Should I expect the (Vallejo acrylic) to fall off at a later stage?
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« Reply #310 on: January 18, 2018, 08:26:24 PM »

A small step for a veteran Mayhemer (...cracking sounds...) - a giant leap for Hande ! :}


The bulwark in place all around.
First practice round of filling (Vallejo Plastic Putty).


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« Reply #311 on: January 31, 2018, 04:15:02 PM »

Filled and sanded - now ready for a new primer before painting.
I still think the capping looks too big  :((
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« Reply #312 on: February 05, 2018, 08:29:02 PM »

I'm trying a different approach to capping the bulwark.


By the photographs of Smit Finland, the capping is a kind of pipe - round in cross section. It does not come over to the outside at all.


I may be able to sand this plywood version into the required round one, but a round capping would probably be better.



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« Reply #313 on: February 05, 2018, 09:26:09 PM »

No offecnce but the original capping looks very cheap and kit like -not very prototypical considering your efforts so far.  Id say either apply the flat topping -which would have been shaped flat bar or cut plate in real life.  Leave it proud round the top or carefully cut back.  OR cut it back flush and apply something like Plastruct half-round strips of suitable diameter.   Thick cyanoacrilate works well to stick afer roughing the back up.  Fill any gaps with very thin cyano, squadron putty etc.

http://www.ema-models.co.uk/index.php/plastruct-fineline-styrene/half-round-rod.html
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« Reply #314 on: February 06, 2018, 05:32:42 AM »

Thanks, RST, for your support.
Plastruct looks interesting. Once again something new to me  :embarrassed: [size=78%]It being styrene, does it bend around the turns?[/size]


I will do some more research... there probably are half-round strips of rubber, as well...



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« Reply #315 on: February 06, 2018, 10:35:43 AM »

Plastruct can be made to go around bends by warming it with a hairdryer on hottest setting, or if you have a soldering station with one of the hot air attachments that works also - but more care is needed, it gets hot quickly. Best way to achieve it is to have a former of your shape, pin one end of the plastruct to it and then apply the heat as you work the plastic around the form by hand. That way you can add more heat or move the heat source away quickly. DO NOT use a naked flame like a cigaretter lighter, it is way too hot.

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« Reply #316 on: February 06, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »

Plastruct can be made to go around bends by warming it with a hairdryer on hottest setting, or if you have a soldering station with one of the hot air attachments that works also - but more care is needed, it gets hot quickly. Best way to achieve it is to have a former of your shape, pin one end of the plastruct to it and then apply the heat as you work the plastic around the form by hand. That way you can add more heat or move the heat source away quickly. DO NOT use a naked flame like a cigaretter lighter, it is way too hot.


Itís so interesting that I will get some to learn to handle it.

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« Reply #317 on: February 18, 2018, 01:42:47 PM »

I got so frustrated by my painting with brush... >>:-(
I wanted to seal and varnish the sub-deck. I did it and redid it, and did it over again...
Each round was rewarded with so terrible brush stroke marks that I didn't even take pictures of the disaster.


What does one do?


...Something totally different  :embarrassed:
I left the varnish brush marks and started to mess with the main hawse bollard-thing (it probably has a proper term?)


My son (a Warhammer hobbyist) taught me the basics of dry brushing. With my newly gained basic understanding, I went ahead and spoiled the bollard-hawse guide.
I have a feeling that I overdid it - at least it looks like one in a bad need of maintenance...


You can laugh...   I had fun, too  {-)


epilogue:


I sanded the deck once more, took the rattle can and sprayed the deck with Tamiya satin varnish. It's OK, now.

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« Reply #318 on: February 18, 2018, 01:49:04 PM »

My subconscious thinking about the remaining supports of the bulwark had matured so as to make me go ahead and glue them in place.



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« Reply #319 on: February 18, 2018, 02:31:47 PM »

Very nice drybrush weathering .... !!!  :-))
You should do the same with the rest of the tug ....  ok2
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« Reply #320 on: February 18, 2018, 06:01:41 PM »

Very nice drybrush weathering .... !!!  :-))
You should do the same with the rest of the tug ....  ok2


Thanks for the compliment! Nice to meet you, Danielle!


It did occur to me that once I start there'll be no end to the weathering.
Having spent two years so far. Well, I can sail the summers and weather the winters.


But first I have to finish up to a decent state...


My son already promised to help me reach the second grade  %)

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« Reply #321 on: February 18, 2018, 06:10:20 PM »

I who does, what I can (as opposed to others that do what they want) am content with the smoothness of the line of the bulwark railing. After capping, it will do alright.



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« Reply #322 on: February 18, 2018, 06:23:36 PM »

Admirable  :-))  see you managed it despite your fears  :-)
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« Reply #323 on: February 18, 2018, 06:32:52 PM »

Thank you, T33!
I have just afforded me a Kentish Ale and take a breath.
(we don't ge a lot of Birtish beers in Finland, but I like this one OK)


I will prepare the sauna and do the other side of the bulwark, while it heats up.


cheers!
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« Reply #324 on: February 18, 2018, 08:43:31 PM »

It is done!
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Right now, I feel nothing can come in my way.
The rest is going to be like dancing on silk (mixed metaphor from Finnish)





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