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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #150 on: May 10, 2012, 10:59:29 pm »

She is coming along great Tony, you are making a cracking job of her.

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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #151 on: May 10, 2012, 11:28:37 pm »

cheers dave and thanks.
in the kit and instructions I think it gives a template for cutting cloth etc..and a simplified diagram.
cheers. neil.
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #152 on: May 11, 2012, 04:46:20 pm »

Thank you Dave (No.6) and Brian for your compliments gratefully received. It surprising just how much of a boost such comments from accomplished modellers can give, certainly helps to keep the enthusiasm fired up. :-)) Haven't seen anymore build logs of Ironsider/Northsider yet Brian - may start mine next and hope you don't mind if I come knocking! {-)

          Hello Neil, re the drogue, So sorry but I cut the template out to try and use it myself and in all honesty I couldn't make out with it so it hit the bin.  I also found the material supplied a bit on the small side so cut up and used and old handkerchief!  There are no supplied instructions as such of how to do it, but I can pass on what was described by Rob Clark who did the review on this if you wish. Basically it states to form 2 wire rings 1x30mm & 1x50mm approx dia. and form a conical shape with the material and stitch a hem around the periphery of the rings, that's about it really {:-{.  You can see the out come of mine from previous pics. I simply formed the rings, set them approx 50-60mm apart, wrapped thin card around them and use tape to hold it in shape having formed a cone.  There is obviously both an overlap formed with the card and a pointy shape overhang at either end of the rings, I simply cut the ends parallel to the rings leaving just enough overhang to form the hem, and made a vertical cut through the cardboard cone to open it out and use as the template for the material allowing a tad extra for the join - couldn't do with the sewing bit so I used cyano to tack it around the rings a little at a time. I've no idea what the real ones looked like so I just tried to make it look the way it was drawn on the plan. I don't think either the ring dia's, the distance apart i.e. the length of the drogue or whether a perfect cone is formed or not is really that critical, as when its closed up on its supports (as in a concertina), you cant really see too much of the way it's been manufactured.  You've probably worked all this out for yourself anyway but I've thrown this in as info for the build log and not to insult your intelligence! O0 %)  Hope it helps, if not................sorry! {:-{ {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #153 on: May 11, 2012, 05:03:20 pm »

Started the finally assembly of the hull now. Didn't like the grab rope white metal eyes as supplied - I was bound to break a few so made made news ones from brass and used some conical shaped "dress sequins"  from the better halfs' sewing box for the bases - worked a treat.





In goes the electric board and ensure everything runs ok, had an initial problem but Dave (Action) came to the rescue and soon sorted it out.






A few more bits added.






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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #154 on: May 11, 2012, 06:04:26 pm »

It's been a great build, and build thread too............
and to think you had doubts at first about doing one.
Sign me up for the next one. O0

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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #155 on: May 12, 2012, 08:52:44 am »

Hi Tony, Your workmanship is first class all the way. You don't need to play second fiddle to anybody on here. That is some of the best paint & detailing that I have seen on this or any forum. It has been a pleasure following your thread & I will follow your next build too if it is half as good as this one. One word sums it up for me, SUBERB. Mick B.
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2012, 10:55:29 am »

Thank you very much guys O0   :embarrassed: :embarrassed:  Still a bit to do yet but getting there, I'm at the point now that nearly everything I touch I've a little voice nagging me at the back of my mind ............"don't cock it up now - now DON'T cock it up!"  Tempted to leave it for a while now %% %%

                     Thanks again guys and regards, me.
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #157 on: May 12, 2012, 10:18:38 pm »

thanks for the info tony..shouldn't be too hard.....for the good lady that is, lol.......just have to find some brown cotton.
cheers,
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #158 on: June 05, 2012, 09:15:42 pm »

Well this build finally finished except for trial launch and some figures. Other than the following pics - (lots of 'em! {-)) Not much else to add other than I think it looks a lovely model and a hearty well done to Dave Metcalf for producing it and presenting me with a most enjoyable challenge from which I feel I've learned an awful lot - kept me on me toes though you did Dave!! O0 {-) {-) I'm really pleased with the outcome now and feel well chuffed - it does float ............ but don't know yet how she'll sail but will let you know. All the electric bits are from Action, had a bit of a blip that drove us nuts but all working superb now.

        Here we go with the final pics then and hope you've enjoyed watching, kind regards, Tony. :-)) :-))
































































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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #159 on: June 05, 2012, 09:35:21 pm »

Well done Tony..........I just wish I could see the pics.........all I'm getting are little boxes with red cross's in them.............. <:( <:( <:( <:(
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #160 on: June 05, 2012, 09:49:29 pm »


I can see them Neil.   It looks like a  'Postimage'  problem again on certain computers.  %)


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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #161 on: June 05, 2012, 10:09:27 pm »


 A very nice build Tony  :-)) what's the next project ?

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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #162 on: June 05, 2012, 10:29:35 pm »

It's been nice to tag along and you can book me in for the next build Tony  O0

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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #163 on: June 06, 2012, 12:01:59 am »

I can see them Neil.   It looks like a  'Postimage'  problem again on certain computers.  %)


ken

do you know how I could fix the problem if it's at my end, ken.
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #164 on: June 06, 2012, 07:29:13 am »

You have built yourself a really beautiful boat Tony & your paint work is first class. I am sure we will be seeing a great launch & sea trials too. What we seem to have missed is how clean & organised your workshop is in all your photos & also the Quality of the pictures. I hope Neil is taking notes on your workshop. LOL. Mick B. 
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #165 on: June 06, 2012, 09:06:42 am »

I can see them today......( strange one day I can't, the next day I can)...........what a beaut, Tony.........lovely job.
as for the other comments..............I shall ignore them {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #166 on: June 06, 2012, 10:29:22 am »

strange one day I can't, the next day I can
............ oh yes, and as you get older ......... {-)
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #167 on: June 06, 2012, 01:15:59 pm »

tt1..... even from 22,000 km [sea distance] away the final build looks lifelike :-)) .....which is the highest order  O0 ...congratulations......  .....Derek
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #168 on: June 06, 2012, 01:18:19 pm »

 :-))Tony,  Wow what can I say, but she is a credit to you
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #169 on: June 06, 2012, 03:06:03 pm »

She looks fantastic Tony, a real credit to you. Making me fancy building another classic lifeboat. What's the next project?

Dave.   :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #170 on: June 06, 2012, 03:26:52 pm »

Simply brilliant Tony,

Fantastic build, well done  :}

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Re: Alice Upjohn my 3rd build
« Reply #171 on: June 07, 2012, 05:16:47 pm »

cracking model  :-))
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