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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2018, 05:06:42 PM »

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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2018, 08:42:03 PM »

Very tidy work  :o :-))
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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2018, 04:20:59 PM »

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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2018, 05:30:18 PM »

Decided to make the upper works of Styrene in the hope it would better replicate steel plating.




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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2018, 09:07:42 PM »

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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2018, 08:31:54 PM »

The styrene superstructure looks realistic as steel Baldrick A bit of Humbrol paint mixed with a little talc stippled here and there to suggest painted over rust would add a little weathering should you want to, but as it is, it looks crisp and tidy with less of the effort required to make wood smooth with fillers etc etc.
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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2018, 09:06:45 PM »

Hi ballstanksian , thanks.   I would like to introduce a bit of weathering, think I will try on a few trial strips to see how I manage. I have been thinking about the colours scheme. Current photographs of Cervia show her topsides in a farmyard brown livery which I am not sold on. I have found one photograph her her during her working life in a red (orangey) brown which I have obtained a can of spray pant to a similar colour. It may be that the colour render of the old colour print is not true to the original hue but it is without doubt more colourful.





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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2018, 05:08:46 PM »

Cervia had a casing colour of Dark teak gloss, all of her working life,  the funnel red is best replicated using Humbrol No 100 Matt red and then gloss varnishing it, as I have not yet found a colour to match at all as we used to mix it using red lead powder and linseed oil. Her decks where they were steel was red oxide gloss and the boot topping at the bow was Emerald green, and the windlass side plates were also green as was the capstan casing over the steam engine and gears.

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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2018, 08:48:21 PM »

NOW . That's what you get from a decent forum, grade A feedback   Thanks tugmad
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« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2018, 08:53:19 PM »

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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2018, 03:39:41 PM »



 Cost of model shipbuilding  scratch built cross bollard   Materials 50p,Labour (7 hours @ 10 hour) 70. Total= 70.50p. OR:-
   50p for 7 hours of enjoyment ? PS still need 4 more












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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2018, 12:29:46 PM »




  And the cable winch.




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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2018, 12:41:43 PM »

'Labour (7 hours @ 10 hour')...you are selling yourself short Baldrick. 8) ....

What is the size of the 6x bolt heads in the Bollard mounting plate?............ Derek
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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2018, 01:31:12 PM »


What is the size of the 6x bolt heads in the Bollard mounting plate?............ Derek


  1.25mm across flats , representing 1.25" full size. 
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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2018, 04:28:17 PM »

A totally carp Bank Holliday weatherwise does aid progress on fiddly bits.




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Re: The old B's new ST Cervia build
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