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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #325 on: January 10, 2018, 12:24:58 PM »

Paid for my Shannon from Adrian, should be here soon.
Proxxon tools all the way, sold off my dremmels and bought many proxxon tools.

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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #326 on: January 10, 2018, 12:26:26 PM »

Paid for my Shannon from Adrian, should be here soon.
Proxxon tools all the way, sold off my dremmels and bought many proxxon tools.


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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #327 on: January 10, 2018, 01:45:53 PM »

Had enough of working in that other room so Iím having a tidy up and just doing drilling and messy stuff in there. Better lighting in here and might do bits on the tug
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build ..... The bow
« Reply #328 on: January 10, 2018, 06:05:11 PM »

So I spent quite a while having a reshuffle today and I've at least three tasks ongoing now I've started on the bow.


The standard out of the mould hull is actually quite distorted (the top 35mm) at the bow, not the bow itself but what has to be replaced with the later resin fittings.
Looking at the picture you can clearly see very much more filed off on the right and the moulding is veering off to the left at the top.


So it's quite brutal or you could just ignore this detail and sail on happy? Perfectly acceptable!


Before I started I again added 5 min resin inside as its easier to do now than risk filing through.


Just for starters dig deep! All the while looking down from above and using the head of the spray bar as a guide to the square





Further



Still a lot of fettling to get it something like and filler will be needed but I'm trying to keep it minimal. below the spray bar for the next piece will need similar aggression


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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #329 on: January 10, 2018, 06:43:35 PM »

It's begun early just like my 60th birthday present  {-) 


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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #330 on: January 10, 2018, 07:09:20 PM »

Looking ahead at the drives I love this  :-))

"I think the drives would look super brush painted Tamiya's 'Nato Black' then, dry brush to show the highlights and then wash with Burnt Sienna oils to give it some depth. Add some Sacrificial anodes too then spray the lot with satin finish lacquer."
Thanks Adrian :-)  I agree
Where do I get burnt sienna oils  %%

 
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #331 on: January 10, 2018, 10:22:37 PM »

Pop down your nearest art shop, or Hobbycraft if your town is devoid of an 'indy' and in the oils section (often Windsor and Newton or Daler-Rowney) you will find it amongst such stalwarts as Burnt Umber, Raw Umber and Raw Sienna. A tube will last you for ages, literally decades unless you do loads and loads of scale modelling.

If you add a dablet to an amount of thinned varnish then the varnish acts as a suspension making the effect more controllable. I have been doing it for twenty odd years on my miniatures and also on the warships I am whittling.

Regarding Dremel, I can see the benefit of a fast tool for certain jobs, but would prefer a much much lower speed to start with as it is too fast for hand turning with.
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #334 on: January 11, 2018, 09:25:46 PM »

Now that's a clever idea  :-)) Cheap as well!!!
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #335 on: January 11, 2018, 09:27:42 PM »

Now that's a clever idea  :-)) Cheap as well!!!


I only gave it a few seconds a side. More perseverance would make perfect and maybe finish off with a cotton mop and polish
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #336 on: January 11, 2018, 09:33:29 PM »

Just a parting shot as we go to Kielder Observatory tomorrow and staying the weekend  O0
Just one of 12 surprises wifey has planned for this my 60th year  besides buying the shannon  :kiss:
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #337 on: January 11, 2018, 09:38:05 PM »

Enjoy your weekend   :-))
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #338 on: January 12, 2018, 04:39:25 PM »

Thanks Alan
They got me again
Walked into the cottage at Falstone barns expecting to chase the wife around the house naked.
With all her generosity I thought Iíd had it all but all the family lay in wait to frighten the bejuses out of me  {-)
Special cake with decorations representing major features of my life
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #339 on: January 12, 2018, 05:23:06 PM »

Thanks Ian

BTW the Proxxon has a very good speed controller.

I just bought some of these, I think they'll come in useful

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SERVO-MOUNTING-BRACKETS-x-2-Pcs-Fits-Standard-Micro-Servos/150927588262?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649



I think I'll be 3D printing the servo holders, once final position decided.

I've got a big brown box delivered......

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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #340 on: January 12, 2018, 07:32:57 PM »

Hi Andy,


I've been reading your thread and really enjoying it.  It'll be really helpful when I get to build mine.


I just thought I'd add my two penneth worth on the hull colour.  I've been using Ford Royal Blue for the hull as it's what I've used on my Tamar as per Model Slipway's instructions.  So, bearing in mind Kimmel's thoughts, while  I was on hols in Cornwall last week, we had a stroll to the Lizard lifeboat station with tiles pained in both colours.  To my, and my other half's, eyes, the Royal Blue was closer, though not perfect, to the upper hull colour than Bailiol Blue.  A lot will be down to individual colour perception though so it may be worth you taking a trip to a Shannon with some paint samples!


Hope you have a good break
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #341 on: January 12, 2018, 09:21:31 PM »

Happy birthday mate 🎂 hope you have a great day  :-))
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #342 on: January 12, 2018, 09:25:54 PM »

That is a lovely cake. have a great birthday Andy.
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #343 on: January 12, 2018, 09:32:57 PM »

As you say, a lot of it is down to perception and lighting conditions.

The main problem is that named colours tend to be proprietary, rather than technical descriptions.

My preference is Ford Balliol Blue.

Why?  My local paint shop matched that colour to Rhyl's Mersey many years ago and I have gone along with that.

My lifeboat models have been on display up close to Merseys, Tamars, Severns and Shannons and none of the local crews have called it wrong.

If you put RNLI publicity material which has a "RNLI Blue" component up against a hull, it certainly doesn't match the hull colour, but then it is a publishing shade.

Plenty of options to suit us all.
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #344 on: January 13, 2018, 03:33:08 PM »

Thanks for the messages  :-))  Hi Phil  :-))


What do we think of Holts paints?


Good price compared to Halfurds
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300ML-FORD-BALLIOL-BLUE-AEROSOL-SPRAY-PAINT-LF181-/281595854458
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #345 on: January 13, 2018, 03:36:05 PM »

£5.45 + £5.45 postage

I like Hycote acrylic paint, seem to cover better.

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« Reply #346 on: January 13, 2018, 03:38:36 PM »

£5.45 + £5.45 postage

I like Hycote acrylic paint, seem to cover better.
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #347 on: January 13, 2018, 04:53:50 PM »

Now thats a great idea using the scotch pads in your drill - reminds me of polishing ports on 2 stroke engines.


Oh and by the way happy birthday  :-)   No wonder you only work a few days a weeks your virtually retired at 60 buddy  {-)   Have a good one  :-))
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« Reply #348 on: January 13, 2018, 04:57:57 PM »

Cheers Mark and no London next week  ;D   :-)
Two or three day week to suite myself so Iím going in Tuesday and see if Iím busy enough. Theyíd pay me to stand around but I just canít do it, rather be in my craft room  :-))


Iíll pick up some more thin wall cutters while Iím at it  {-)
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Re: My Speedline Shannon class build
« Reply #349 on: January 13, 2018, 05:27:11 PM »

Any cake left 😂
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