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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2017, 09:40:51 PM »

Hi Keith, you are tackling this build well  :-)) She looks true. A bit of decent timber finished off properly will look great. I have seen white and natural wood models look really nice.
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2017, 09:54:29 PM »

Hey looking good  :-))

It looks like the Mwe II is taking over the world  %) several new builds is popping up in Denmark.

Europe today the world tomorrow  {-)

 
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2017, 02:29:42 PM »

HI Tica
Im surprised that there wasn't a more substantial way of securing the stern piece to the bows at each corner.
As you can see from my photos above, there is quite a gap due to the curving of the bow pieces .

Did you do anything other than glue them together ?

I'm thinking of making a corner post each side once I have the deck installed
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2017, 02:42:47 PM »

Ballastanksian, Ive used linseed oil on some of my small static models and it looks good, even spray varnished when the oil is dry.


Not sure if I'd be leaving a slick on the pond with this one though   :-)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2017, 07:17:13 PM »

Hull already for priming now.  Feels like Ive been filling and sanding down for ages.


No doubt the primer coats will show up more imperfections.


The boat is now feeling quite solid albeit very lightweight.


Any tips on waterproofing ?
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2017, 08:54:50 PM »

A little bit of progress on the hull, now painted internally.

And the wheelhouse and superstructure.  All fiddly bits and still more to do.

Its those that take the time :o


I used yacht varnish on the deck without realising it takes 24 hours to be touch dry and oh my goodness, it stinks
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2017, 08:56:09 PM »

Forgot to say the roof of the wheelhouse isn't fitted yet, thats why it looks crooked
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2017, 05:43:25 PM »

A little more progress on the deck and wheelhouse.

The flag pole is 3.5mm dowel when really it should be a metal rod. 

There is a small hole in the wheelhouse roof (second pic ), that would secure a metal rod but the flagpole base is definitely for a wooden dowel.

Out of the scrap pieces I have made a roof-rack not just as a feature but as a means of securing the flagpole.

I'm sure it will look good when its painted
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2017, 10:36:41 AM »

Wheelhouse completed now and the electrics all tested and working.
Just need to install the bits properly.


There's not a lot of space so I may have to make a shelf in the wheelhouse for the receiver.


Painting today  :-)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2017, 02:56:47 PM »

You have done a nice job on the superstructure. I don't doubt that skippers will add their own touches to a boat as and when needed, so the roof rack is a nice touch. What are you going to put in it?  :-))
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »

The roof rack was largely to hold the flag pole firmly.  It was made from the bit you get in the kit to use as a sanding block.


The orange ring was one of two life rings but I chose to buy a couple of more realistic ones, as you can see.


I might make a couple of crates out of the scrap, or am looking for some small beads or wooden balls to paint orange that will look like marker buoys  {-)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2017, 08:39:44 PM »

Despite what I said yesterday, I have managed to fit the electric into the hull, just need to tidy and secure the wiring now.

Painted the hull also, and added a couple of bits of trim to the bows and around the water line, just from bits I had lying around.

Still some touching in to do, and a final yacht varnishing over.

Almost ready for the water test  :-)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2017, 08:45:10 PM »

It amazes me how quickly the hull gets full up with electronic gubbins isn't it.

Looking fab keith  :-))
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2017, 09:16:07 PM »

There's not a lot of room in this one :-/

The lead acid battery just say fits but its good for the ballast I think, and in the right place.
Maybe I should have got something smaller to fit further down the hull.

I'm pleased with it so far, won't be long now  :-)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2017, 11:07:28 AM »

Just about there now  :-))

Passed the flotation test with only one small weight to be added so maybe this week we'll be on the water.

Only two rubbing strakes to be added and a final varnishing over.

Ive even managed to get the receiver antenna through the deck and up the exhaust pipe.
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 07:45:16 PM »

Not the best of photos I'm afraid/

I can do two things at once but not three  ..... sailing, photographing AND, childminding  :-)

But I had to record this very proud moment as my first ever RC boat, built from a kit, made the water .

Happy happy :-))
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2017, 07:37:54 PM »

well done :-))  Aeronaut kits are the best for beginners IMO. Whats next now? the classic maybe?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAhW0K7tVZ0
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2018, 02:08:39 PM »

Keith


Im in the process of building one of these myself. The instructions advise battery weight not to exceed 200g. Youre probably closer to 300 with that lead acid. No issues?
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #43 on: June 24, 2018, 02:59:41 PM »


That is a great step up onto your future builds from what you have experienced and learnt during this project.


I look forward to see what you get up to next Keith  ok2
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2018, 05:01:17 PM »

Not the best of photos I'm afraid/

I can do two things at once but not three  ..... sailing, photographing AND, childminding  :-)

But I had to record this very proud moment as my first ever RC boat, built from a kit, made the water .

Happy happy :-))





and so you should be happy....a real credit to you......a lovely model, and can be sailed as is whilst you go to your next model, or super detail it, as fishing boats are full of character and detail.....no end to it.


enjoy your and our hobby and look on your first build with immense pride.....its a beauty.


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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2018, 11:56:29 PM »

A great build, well written with useful photos. Finished boat looks great well done.
Hope you wont mind this next bit I don't want to hijack your thread.I have just finished building a Mowe2 myself with my 5 year old grandson. He has been very usefull and became a dab hand at gluing bits together. We have a couple of finishing touches to add and then the exciting first voyage. It has been a good project for the two of us, found the kit very easy to follow with no major problems. Would recommend it as an ideal kit for first time shipbuilders. As soon as we have it finished I will start a new thread and attempt to post a few photos.   

Mike  8)
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