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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #325 on: February 18, 2018, 08:45:21 PM »

Every right to be proud! great job  :-)
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« Reply #326 on: February 18, 2018, 08:50:25 PM »

Thanks, Andy!
I wouldn't have come this far if it wasn't for all of you Mayhemmers!
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« Reply #327 on: February 18, 2018, 08:55:04 PM »

Thanks, Andy!
I wouldn't have come this far if it wasn't for all of you Mayhemmers!
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Maybe but you knew what you wanted to achieve and came through in style  :-))  keep it up.
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« Reply #328 on: February 20, 2018, 10:49:09 PM »

I can't help it, but I see little figurines in these bulwark bollards, lol.


ready for painting.



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« Reply #329 on: March 06, 2018, 02:59:27 PM »

Yellow on the under side.



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« Reply #330 on: March 06, 2018, 03:01:31 PM »

and the pic...
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« Reply #331 on: March 06, 2018, 03:09:31 PM »

If someone remembers, I planned to disguise the attatchment screws as barrels.
Here they are. To break the symmetry, I will place an additional barrel near one or the other.


As a bonus in the set that I got, there were these buckets - cute  :D


The scale is 1:35, so a little small for the 1:33 model. I guess the error in size will go unnoticed, however.



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« Reply #332 on: March 06, 2018, 06:28:12 PM »

Hande


What a great build and love the attention to detail, like the idea with the barrels to hold the deck down going to look at something similar for my Neddy, 22 months what patience cant wait to see it when it is finished, some great tips for when I do another build.
Keep up the good work



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« Reply #333 on: March 06, 2018, 08:51:20 PM »

She's coming on a treat Hande - great idea with the barrels as well, along with the odd bit of gear they should look the business. :-)

One point though - have a think about how to give the appearance that the barrels are lashed (tied) down. ok2

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« Reply #334 on: March 07, 2018, 01:53:50 PM »

Thanks, Smyster. At times, I take a break and do something silly, to keep spirits high  :-)  It's progressing so slowly...


Yes, Capt! That's a good hint!. I will have a problem, though, since the barrels are at the back corner of the sub-deck.
There's something to think about. I have seen a model, with barrels standing up on the deck - lashing ignored.
May be I can have an _actual_ (still simulated) lashing belt across the gap that I would attach, when the deck is closed.


Thanks again, fellows!

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« Reply #335 on: March 07, 2018, 10:21:54 PM »

Hande, I'm having second thoughts on those lashings...

how about just leaving the barrels as they are and if any comments made about them being loose on deck just say "yea, I know, but one of the crew has just gone below to fetch the lashings"  O0 {-)

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« Reply #336 on: March 09, 2018, 02:18:28 PM »

 {-) {-)


That's brilliant!




"yea, I know - one of the crew members just went down below to get the painting gear for the inside of the bulwark."


or,


"yea, I know - one of the crew members just went down below to find something to get the boat back to the shore."





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« Reply #337 on: April 02, 2018, 10:09:12 PM »

The bulwark keeps killing me.
I had decided to paint the supports before fitting.
Logically (!?!), I also painted the insides of the bulwarks before installation - leaving naked space for glueing the supports to it. These spaces were made a lot wider than the thikness of the supports, as I saw difficulty in making the supports match any positions I could ever have marked and masked on the inside of the bulwark. That was the clever thinking in my bulwark project. All the rest has been a mess.


Despite my efforts, the supports are not straight, they meet the bulwark quite poorly leaving gaps here-there. Filling the gaps has been a real pain and slowed down the painting  >>:-(


The idea in the first place was to avoid the difficult masking that would be necessary, if I would have chosen to paint the bulwarks after installation. Did I avoid it? - No  >>:-(


I ended up making plenty of corrections and filling the extra unpainted spaces around each bulwark support. The result was so ugly that I then had to do the masking (that I wanted to avoid) and repaint all of the inside of the bulwark. So far, I have only finished the bow (see pic).


And yes - I messed up with the masking...


So - I have maximised the effort and the number of complications... and ended up in a bad mood  {:-{


Now fellas - let this be a lesson for you  :police:


Next time - I think I will not paint the supports and the bulwark off the build in advance. The masking is difficult, but I guess it will be less tedious than what I've been through here.


Is there "the right way" to install the bulwark?


The Billings design is such that the supports have notches that go into holes on the deck. The joint is strong in theory, but If one would fit the supports first - as proposed by Billings - it is very likely that the bulwark would not find the supports in a way that would make a smooth line of the bulwark edge, but rather make it curve in random waves.


With supports without the notches ( and no holes in the deck ) it would be far easier to fit the suppports after the bulwark - as I have seen some other builders do with their models.


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« Reply #338 on: April 02, 2018, 10:16:20 PM »

Wanting to raise the spirits, I turned my attention to the Winch #75 (main hawse winch).
No surprises there.
Billings offers a terrible block of balsa for the gearbox body. I binned it and made a new one by stacking three pieces of plywood.
I have sorted out the makings of the winch, although Billings doesn't show it from behind and one aspect remains unexplained altogether. Detective work on the Internet brought me the answer.  I will show it, when I get to it. Difficult to explain. It's some strange markings in the plan next to the gearbox towards the hawse reel.



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #339 on: April 02, 2018, 10:21:27 PM »


1:35th/32nd as with 1:48th are good scales for all sorts of figures and fittings from the military modelling world as you are finding.


It is a shame you have to do bulwarks. Be like the navy and just have railings!!!
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« Reply #340 on: April 02, 2018, 10:35:08 PM »

That is true, Ballastanksian, with the figurines and fittings. I have the crew waiting in a box. Very active working postures, I might add. They are from a tank crew set.


I will have some railings to do on this one, too. I bet it is no goint to be easy... I have understood that jig is the answer to many of the coming questions. I have tried to get hold of some soldering paste (the stuff with the soldering medium metal in the paste). Somewhat difficult - at least not readily available in the regular hardware store, here.









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« Reply #341 on: May 02, 2018, 05:05:35 PM »

The main hawse winch #75 is coming together.
The hidden backside (as per plan) didn't cause any problems.
The enigmatic space between the hawse barrel and the gearbox is solved - I think.


The hawse barrel is shorter than the space provided (manufacturer's error), so I added O-rings for spacers.
I am not going to glue the barrel together in order to allow for replacement of the hawse rope (an unlikely possibility, I'm sure).


The cooling strips of the motor didn't come out pretty... Fortunately, the motor will be stuffed under the stairs for the most part.


I am already painting the parts. More pics to be expected, soon.



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« Reply #342 on: May 02, 2018, 10:33:23 PM »


What do you mean? Those cooling fins on the motor are very well placed. They look like part of the motor casing  :-)) As regards Solder paste, if your rails are thicker than .5mm, I would use standard solder and flux because the paste does seem to work better on very fine work such as etched brass or thin wall tube to thin rod.


The winch looks great.  :}
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« Reply #343 on: May 03, 2018, 04:38:38 PM »

The picture's fuzzyness conveniently hides the mess I made with epoxy between the fins  :embarrassed:
Looking from a distance, and hidden under the stairs, the motor will be fine, I'm sure.


That's an important point about the soldering paste!
I have been thinking that it would be the ultimate solution to all soldering needs...


Thanks for that, ballastanksian  :-)

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« Reply #344 on: May 07, 2018, 08:15:17 PM »

Pah! A quick sanding will sort that out  :-))
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« Reply #345 on: May 07, 2018, 11:52:54 PM »

Hande.....the winch build is looking good  :-))...you must remember to specify IP68 electrical standard for the wiring to the winch electric motor terminal box  O0

Devices backed by an international standard rating of IP68 are deemed fit enough to withstand dust, dirt and sand, and are resistant to submersion up to a maximum depth of 1.5m underwater for up to thirty minutes

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« Reply #346 on: May 08, 2018, 05:18:54 PM »

Oh, a fellow electrical engineer... well, yea, I know - but I decided to go by IP2. It is a 1:33 scale model after all  %%
In that scale, the wires were very difficult to make out of plywood, you know...


Thanks for the encouragement, anyway. Always pleased to have any of those.


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I find it strange that the winch is to be painted white. On the real tug - won't all dirt show rather unpleasantly starting from day one? I wonder if it's just a devious conspiracy to keep the crew busy, cleaning the white deck furniture?



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