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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2017, 09:54:51 PM »

Thank you
I'm using sheet by MAQUETT and it is cutting easy peazy  :-))


I'm really thankful for Brian's advice as it is far superior to the method MMM advise and less work in the long run.
The bulwarks are very wavy and the styrene with resin is helping strengthen and straighten them. I will use masking tape below the styrene to keep the P38 off where it's not wanted.
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2017, 10:00:21 PM »

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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #127 on: April 01, 2017, 10:13:04 PM »

I've figured out that the best way of getting the correct deck support height (part of my original question)
is to put planks through the washports straight across port to starboard with a spacer (deck thickness) clamped under them
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #128 on: April 01, 2017, 10:23:22 PM »

Meanwhile I'm sat pondering 🤔 when will I have time to do my beautiful Rotterdam  <:(
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #129 on: April 01, 2017, 10:42:13 PM »

End of day, Brandy time! Spanish of course  :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #130 on: April 02, 2017, 08:59:11 AM »

Your making a grand job  :-))

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #131 on: April 02, 2017, 10:25:40 AM »

I've figured out that the best way of getting the correct deck support height (part of my original question)
is to put planks through the washports straight across port to starboard with a spacer (deck thickness) clamped under them


This may have been said before? but I use an old car Tyre depth gauge, I measure down from the top of the bulwark plus the deck thickness to the bottom of the wash port and that gives me the depth for the deck beams.


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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #132 on: April 02, 2017, 01:39:40 PM »

 :-))
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #133 on: April 02, 2017, 04:50:03 PM »

Just the bow to do now

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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2017, 06:30:11 PM »

Another new toy  :-))
Arrived today by DPD from Northern Ireland 114.99
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #135 on: April 02, 2017, 06:49:34 PM »

That's a very nice toy and well worth the money  :-))
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #136 on: April 02, 2017, 07:30:15 PM »

Makes a world of difference when time is precious
Between scroll saw and drum sander these anchor ports took just over half hour  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #137 on: April 02, 2017, 08:10:46 PM »

I do like your new toy O0 ,you are doing a great job with her.
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #138 on: April 02, 2017, 08:37:42 PM »

I do like your new toy O0 ,you are doing a great job with her.
Thank you John that means a lot coming from you and Brian  8)
I've just one more piece of plasticard to fit
I've coated the anchor ports with z poxy finishing resin and I'll probably epoxy them in place.
Please jump in with any redirections  {-)
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #139 on: April 02, 2017, 08:59:33 PM »

I fitted a piece across the bow first in an attempt to remove the distortion in the bulwark as it was moulded.
This seems to have worked with the aid of strategic clamping and some filing.





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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #140 on: April 02, 2017, 09:29:17 PM »

It's been a great weekend!
Learnt lots
Had a great morning with Kirklees club
Motorhome passed MOT  :}
Plasticard nearly but not quite, Sod's law.
Bulwarks are quite firm now especially around the bow
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #141 on: April 02, 2017, 09:50:19 PM »

That work with the styrene has saved hours of sanding and filling good show  :-))

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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #142 on: April 02, 2017, 09:51:54 PM »


Thanks Ian

I know  {-)  imagine if I'd just blundered on using MMM build guide  <:(
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #143 on: April 02, 2017, 09:58:40 PM »

I know there are people who hate plastic and prefer the fill and sand route. We are well versed in working with styrene and so can bend it to our will  <*<

Styrene can be annoying and has a tendency to warp if being laminated or long parts are glued together. Filler has its own issues.

I think companies try to find a set of methods that are less terrifying for the potential buyer, and while they seem a bit old school or basic in some cases, they seem to result in a fair model.



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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #144 on: April 03, 2017, 09:02:45 PM »

Bow is now suitably symmetrical
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #145 on: April 03, 2017, 09:22:23 PM »

Looking good Andy  :-)) nice to see this coming along nicely,
I was thinking how to stop the water coming into my anchor ports as all I have is round porthole type things and a bit of water around/over the bow is going to fill it up, might have to make something similar if you don't mind me nicking your idea

 
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #146 on: April 03, 2017, 09:41:41 PM »

It's not my idea but you're welcome  {-)
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #147 on: April 03, 2017, 09:45:01 PM »

I think the anchor holes in the Rotterdam are well above the water line
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #148 on: April 03, 2017, 10:30:23 PM »

I think the anchor holes in the Rotterdam are well above the water line

yeah they are but after seeing some videos of a Rotterdam in the water they get quite wet up front if a little choppy
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #149 on: April 03, 2017, 10:46:05 PM »

Coming on very nice  :-))
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