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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: Taranis on December 12, 2018, 10:43:32 pm

Title: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 12, 2018, 10:43:32 pm
This build is only possible for me due to the meticulous hard work of member Chipchase  :-))  having created the plug of the hull. Expertly produced thereon by Anth at Orion.
https://www.facebook.com/orionmouldings/videos/2370926556270607/ (https://www.facebook.com/orionmouldings/videos/2370926556270607/)
LINK to Chipchase build from the beginning. Expect a long ride  :-)
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,60299.0.html (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,60299.0.html)
 
My build plans will arrive this week and I've delayed receipt of the hull until next week. Expect the usual volume of photographs as I go and another long ride


See my signature for link to my other nearly complete build as pictured
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bhkmTDj/0/5e7e4c4b/X2/i-bhkmTDj-X2.jpg)


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: tugboyben on December 13, 2018, 08:38:22 am
Morning Andy
You are going to have a busy 2019 building look forward to seeing your work
The portgarth looks fantastic one of the best iv'e seen  :-)) [size=78%] [/size]


Jason
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 13, 2018, 08:53:28 am
Cheers club mate  :-))
I may finally stop working but just now it’s a welcome boost to hobby fund  :-)
I don’t really have the space or the skill of Brian so I’m relying heavily on Hong Kong for drives
Failing that I may have to bite the bullet and buy the ones at silly money  %%
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 16, 2018, 12:39:38 pm
For your money you get absolute quality plans too on very good paper 1:1 of the actual model. Very happy  :-))
My hull should arrive in the next few days as requested  :-)



(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cHVDgcm/0/6573bfcc/XL/978FDEDB-5B3B-4238-8935-D9DACD9D9D03-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-grKpRGX/0/d4dff130/XL/FB0DB3F9-C959-4AED-A031-2160DC143B1A-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: coch y bonddu on December 16, 2018, 05:32:35 pm
Looking fwd to seeing every part of this build to completion




Dave
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 16, 2018, 05:58:42 pm
Good Dave, I hope to deliver  :-))
I'm thinking she has a lot going on up top so already thinking I need to keep that light. Brian likely has a good idea of weight in the water but I'm guessing in excess of 50lb.
Loads of room in the hull and I'm toying with using KMB jet drives to power bow thrusters, mounted over the water intakes on the hull sides. I'll be following Brian very closely and hope to contribute in part to the build
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: coch y bonddu on December 16, 2018, 06:04:29 pm
Personally I would be building topside either out of the thinnest ply available....0.8mm or the equivellent in Plastic card,just to keep the topside weight down


Dave
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 16, 2018, 06:05:54 pm
I must admit I prefer thin ply as per Portgarth but at this point keeping my options open  :-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f8pd9Hr/0/ae0ab0f7/X3/i-f8pd9Hr-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 17, 2018, 08:30:52 pm
Due to my lack of space time and skill that Brian has in abundance I cannot make my own Z drives.
So I am relying on these guys in HK to come up with the goods at a more modest price than €560 each  <:(
https://www.facebook.com/groups/303441776524206/permalink/961606154041095/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/303441776524206/permalink/961606154041095/)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: tugboyben on December 18, 2018, 07:52:52 am
Morning Andy
What about just using shafts & steerable nozzles with a nice pair of prop shop propeller.  save you few £££
But your build mate i look forward to your work  :-))


Jason

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 18, 2018, 10:13:35 am
Hi Jason. I looked at that option again last night but I feel I'd be doing nothing new to further my experience but more importantly I don't think it would do justice to Brian's efforts being so accurate.
As for the Potgarth at the time I bought it I did not realise I could have used Graupner Schottels or that they existed as MMM push the prop shaft option right from the off with their steerable korts.
Stevns is completely scratch with no templates to mislead so I will use all I have learned to produce a good likeness.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jdNvQHb/0/7e027848/X2/i-jdNvQHb-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 18, 2018, 11:50:54 am
Morning Andy
What about just using shafts & steerable nozzles with a nice pair of prop shop propeller.  save you few £££
But your build mate i look forward to your work  :-))


Jason

The hull is designed for steerable nozzles, if anyone  manages to fit fixed shafts and nozzles the shaft would have to be at quite an angle
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 18, 2018, 12:25:50 pm
Sorry that should have read the hull is designed for Shottels  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 18, 2018, 01:32:12 pm
The plug was built to look something like the Stevns Arctic or Ocean, as you know when I managed to get drawings of the vessel I could not get hull line drawings so the plug was built to my spec and not identical to the hull of the full-sized vessel. The drawings that I passed onto Anth when he decided to market the hull are GA drawings.  So, a bit of creative modelling will have to be done on the hull for it to look something like the Stevns Arctic or Stevns Ocean.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 19, 2018, 08:38:53 pm
Sure it will be fine Brian but still not arrived and don't know when to expect it. Wife is not happy staying in for it.


Anyone got experience with this bow thruster? looks better than the raboesch offerings


http://www.hobby-lobby-modellbau.com/onlineshop/product_info.php/info/p3901_Bow-Thruster-32-mm---PVC-Tube-2---Props----5100-01.html
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Kittiwake on December 20, 2018, 06:29:12 am
Is the any use.
(https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/webkit-fake-url://aa3eca92-eeae-4653-867e-99c726ca7e4c/imagepng)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 07:05:39 am
Thank you but no  :-))
That is made by the same Facebook company though that I am waiting for to produce 80mm in brass.
Pretty sure those are 63mm and largely plastic like the Graupner.


p.s. first post I see so welcome to Mayhem  O0
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 07:07:14 pm
This takes me back to the first day of Portgarth build  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DKtZ3nx/0/9b72ff48/X2/AE4BDC28-59E0-44FF-A609-1693D1D54DDA-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Q554WR3/0/d0fca8f9/X2/5D6D7709-6942-45A4-8342-6F05E8F8712F-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3BKVfvs/0/fe16709e/X2/090EA68B-60DD-4E8B-B615-0E3E4E947267-X2.jpg)


First job will be the construction of a build stand that will double as transport for the finished item
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HZnRV2r/0/15a74004/X2/CF3DCC62-F560-4A8B-9AD8-06C4827EACAD-X2.jpg)




Like so.  Maltby on top shelf
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-q7FGkRJ/0/c60de588/X3/1C76818C-FE3C-47B9-80A6-E14AB28361B5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: tugboyben on December 20, 2018, 07:26:23 pm
Super Andy


Anth at orionmouldings makes very good quality hulls


Looking forward to seeing your work  :-)) :-)) :-))


Jason
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 07:28:59 pm
Super Andy


Anth at orionmouldings makes very good quality hulls


Looking forward to seeing your work  :-)) :-)) :-))


Jason


Cheers yes I have three now Maltby Esvagt Stevns  :-)  enough for a good few years  %%


Bow thruster looks to be quite a challenge so I'm going to decide on either the 32 or 40mm after closer examination
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 07:41:13 pm
Flash back to great advice from Tug Kenny RIP
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-83J2j3n/0/007eb523/X2/i-83J2j3n-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hZ9LqHn/0/ecee395f/X2/i-hZ9LqHn-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-23xkpzc/0/55f31c8b/X2/i-23xkpzc-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5M59ML3/0/4e78aeb5/X2/i-5M59ML3-X2.jpg)


Stevns is a difficult shape but achievable
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 20, 2018, 07:59:35 pm
I have marked the hull in the photo Andy just to give you a rough idea were I think would be the best location, just my thoughts.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 08:00:22 pm
Because it is such a large hull its very easy for the GRP to twist as mine is currently. Twisting it the opposite way corrects this but important to note whilst building that this must be constantly monitored while fitting decks etc. which will then keep bow and stern level with each other.
The stand will be made to ensure the hull stays level across the beam with sand or lead bags to help keep it correct
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 08:02:04 pm
I have marked the hull in the photo Andy just to give you a rough idea were I think would be the best location, just my thoughts.
Completely agree Brian thanks but I think I'll have to limit it to the 32mm
I'll use some pipe initially and see if It can go to 40 before ordering
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 20, 2018, 08:08:16 pm

I'll use some pipe initially and see if It can go to 40 before ordering

 :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 08:10:28 pm
The bulwark top rail saves so much work thank you there is a God  O0   :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 08:18:39 pm
Closer inspection with tape measure tells me 40mm is achievable without crossing hull lines  :-))  I'm going to order this now and hopefully receive by new year  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 20, 2018, 08:23:14 pm
You have all next week not broke into yet Andy  {-)
Did not want an X-Bow lol
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 08:37:03 pm
You have all next week not broke into yet Andy  {-)
Did not want an X-Bow lol
I'm spending 5 days in Edinburgh in the van Brian  {-)


Thruster ordered = €116.63 delivered. Hobby Lobby only accept bank transfer to their IBAN number so paid with my REVOLUT currency card  :-))

http://www.hobby-lobby-modellbau.com/onlineshop/product_info.php/info/p3905_Bow-Thruster-40-mm---PVC-Tube---2-Props----5100-02.html

By new year I may have spent £1000 on Schottels  {-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 09:12:22 pm
Comparison
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8XN9vDJ/1/5160bdf2/X3/6B26FDD0-31F1-44A8-ABE2-FDFCBC5B3502-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2018, 10:55:09 pm
Shortcut to build photo gallery
https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/ (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/)


Every 70 photos I will start gallery 2 ... 3 etc to aid navigation.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: RST on December 21, 2018, 01:37:22 am
Quote
Thruster ordered = €116.63 delivered. Hobby Lobby only accept bank transfer to their IBAN number so paid with my REVOLUT currency card  (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif)

Only to ask ...you're happy to do bank transfer to them?  I really really like their stuff but my bank manager would just go nuts if I started doing unsecure payments like that again.  It's 2018 not 1998.  We have internet and banking security rammed down our throats at every chance, I cannot believe such an out-dated, unprotected payment method would be even considered these days?  Unfortunately I've been scammed a few times in the past -I am not so niave now to consider making the same mistakes again.

How did you even order from them anyway?  I'm not the only person who reports registration with them and recieving an activation code -which isn't recognised to enable the account, and then they don't answer to any E-Mails about accounts or products?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 21, 2018, 09:37:20 am
Many German sellers only take bank transfers by IBAN
So far I’ve not had a problem and this morning the transfer is advised as complete by Revolut.
With hobby lobby I had no problem creating an account and I put the item in my basket. When going to checkout it details payment terms and then when you continue it confirms the order with full details again for payment including shipping and generated an order reference number. Once they receive funds the order is processed to despatch


Another German seller Knupfer even posted before I paid as a recognised previous buyer




Edit having just logged into hobby lobby this morning it shows all my details my order as pending the reference number and the payment total.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 21, 2018, 11:03:42 am
Apologies for mis info. I found email address.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RBqjntg/0/6fdf2057/X3/7378A1E7-7E76-4C6C-B557-819B8D6F123B-X3.png)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Xtian29 on December 21, 2018, 04:49:21 pm
Hello


What a pity the Stevns Arctic hull shape is here far from reality specially for the bow with strange chines - a friend of me was interested with this tug and there is no way to improve easily this shape.


(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/12/21/181221055053247560.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/181221055053247560.jpg.html)


Xtian











Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 21, 2018, 05:03:17 pm
Yes Brian is aware of this but for me that is all below the waterline and not a clincher.
Very good illustration thank you  :-))


I feel the GRP is very thick and the lines could be softened and changed with some internal reinforcement


The plug was built to look something like the Stevns Arctic or Ocean, as you know when I managed to get drawings of the vessel I could not get hull line drawings so the plug was built to my spec and not identical to the hull of the full-sized vessel. The drawings that I passed onto Anth when he decided to market the hull are GA drawings.  So, a bit of creative modelling will have to be done on the hull for it to look something like the Stevns Arctic or Stevns Ocean.


I should point out that the Portgarth hull is very very remotely like the actual Portgarth but still turned out ok
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Xtian29 on December 21, 2018, 05:36:48 pm

I'm following the subject about your Portgarth and I'm impressed with the quality of your work above the deck  - I understand better knowing that you do not pay too much attention below the waterline

Now I'm waiting the beginning of the superstructures construction for the Stevns Arctic.

Xtian 
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 21, 2018, 05:46:13 pm
I do pay attention below the waterline but there is a limit to what can be achieved when there are inaccuracies . At least the Orion Stevns is solid and symmetrical and as a last resort prepared to pay over £1000 for Z drives  %%  There will be a lot of new/alternative ways of doing things along the way. I like to get my models seaworthy well ahead of the superstructure. Once my decks are fitted with optimum access and the outlines of the superstructure created then the deckhouse level can begin




P.S. Thank you  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 21, 2018, 06:04:44 pm
Early unseen Portgarth video (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tx3L9nh/0/1cca211e/X3/i-tx3L9nh-X3.jpg) (https://techno.smugmug.com/Portgrath/Portgarth-volume-7/n-kgNFVR/i-tx3L9nh/A)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 29, 2018, 11:30:58 pm
I've just made templates for bow and stern from cardboard to transfer to the plywood.
This like the Portgarth stand will eventually be a travel cart too.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pBgHHds/0/5b139e22/X2/672B84D3-0949-4D68-9AB2-59BFCEAAE7C3-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-sw8MpVR/0/2c66b259/X2/7F4D0FEF-3A57-4BCB-99F1-1A1284ED5D8A-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7F8nTnk/0/7a3561d2/X2/FE2C8123-9D6A-4649-8EBD-222B9845F35B-X2.jpg)


This illustrates how good the overall symmetry is  :-))


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6fp7gLG/0/1b14ff30/X2/C3F31312-2AC1-4D98-95A2-B21D5C73588A-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 31, 2018, 09:18:24 am
Regarding my order from Hobby Lobby
I can now vouch for their authenticity despite having zero communication from them.
I paid on December 21st by bank transfer and given the Xmas period I’m happy that it arrived today by DHL  :-))


My only concern is that the pipe may be a little too short but I will overcome that.


EDIT after full inspection I find that the specified measurements are incorrect.
The overall diameter is 38mm and the propellers are just barely 30mm but can not be confused with the 32mm version.
I have just ordered a 38mm I.D. clear acrylic pipe 44mm O.D. this will allow me to fit this as a sliding fit and thus be removable if replacement is required. The pipe wall thickness will allow some flaring at the hull skin
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-rBZnTfk/0/b3bc11dd/X2/67AFDA28-1D58-45F6-9BAE-18A49A8ABCE3-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2MVcsQw/0/633c4545/X2/431BFC4B-057D-434F-9A5B-539FE8F28097-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2019, 01:45:09 am
Points to note about this drive unit.
There are no specifics provided or recommended of max RPM and no details of how it is assembled and sealed.
IMHO it seems far better quality than any of the Raboesch offerings for very little more money. In fact raboesch don't go up to this size.
I see now retrospectively that the brass tube rather than plastic goes up to larger diameters but I think I am content with my choice.


I'm thinking brushless motor for this


The picture above! the brass collar on the drive shaft has no grub screw so must be a machine press fit and it has a stainless thrust washer. The propellers both have 2 grub screws as well as the domed nut


The acrylic pipe I have ordered will be scalloped away like a rifle breach load to accept the plastic pipes rather than cut into port and starboard parts. This will ensure perfect alignment and be more solid.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on January 01, 2019, 09:07:46 am
The thruster looks good for the price I will be  making mine along the same lines, I don't think it will be any cheaper to make by the time you add up the cost of props bearings bevel gears brass, and prop drive shaft. This is the part of modelling that I enjoy.

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2019, 01:05:01 pm
Through facebook I discover these are made by Jedamski . They also do excellent Schottels but only up to 40mm currently. Incredible value.
 

https://shop.strato.de/epages/15027310.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/15027310/Categories/SCHIFFSMODELLBAU/Seite__Kategorie (https://shop.strato.de/epages/15027310.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/15027310/Categories/SCHIFFSMODELLBAU/Seite__Kategorie)




(https://shop.strato.de/WebRoot/Store/Shops/15027310/569B/906B/5240/B9E6/B1A6/C0A8/2BB9/B40B/Schottelantrieb_mit_Keilriemenrad_gross_1.jpg)




The bowthruster
Crossflow rudder split tunnel plastic


Heart of our cross-flow rowing with split tunneling is the transmission unit, which is manufactured exclusively as all-metal design. PVC plastic pipes are on both sides pushed onto the massive gear unit. These are sealed by the modeler with the gear unit. The advantage of this embodiment is divided as this is easily adapt to the fuselage geometry in the good workability of the plastic pipes. The following features speak for themselves:
- Gear housing made of brass, glass bead blasted.
- Bevel gears made of metal.
- drive shaft of V2A, 2-bronze bearings.
- output shaft of V2A, bronze mounted.
- Propeller cast brass with high efficiency.
- lifetime lubrication of the gear unit.
Our cross-flow design rowing is a rock-solid construction that clearly stands out from the products on the market in terms of durability and performance guarantee. A once built into the hull of a valuable ship model crossflow rudder must not fail! Pay attention when buying one on a high quality product on which you enjoy throughout the life of your ship model.
Jedamski CROSS POWER STEERING will not let you down!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2019, 01:13:05 pm
80mm pod drive only €307


(https://shop.strato.de/WebRoot/Store/Shops/15027310/4B8D/2DAB/C667/0C55/4B6B/C0A8/28BC/F664/_1011351.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on January 01, 2019, 01:22:11 pm
There are some great internet finds there - The engineering looks beautiful and I would say well worth the price too!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2019, 07:01:26 pm
I've just made templates for bow and stern from cardboard to transfer to the plywood.
This like the Portgarth stand will eventually be a travel cart too.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pBgHHds/0/5b139e22/X2/672B84D3-0949-4D68-9AB2-59BFCEAAE7C3-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-sw8MpVR/0/2c66b259/X2/7F4D0FEF-3A57-4BCB-99F1-1A1284ED5D8A-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7F8nTnk/0/7a3561d2/X2/FE2C8123-9D6A-4649-8EBD-222B9845F35B-X2.jpg)


This illustrates how good the overall symmetry is  :-))


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6fp7gLG/0/1b14ff30/X2/C3F31312-2AC1-4D98-95A2-B21D5C73588A-X2.jpg)


Continued.
Converted to 12 mm ply and contoured to hull skin.
Hull now sits level and square bow to stern. I have made the sides overlap my island bench so it stays put.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-f6Mf84k/0/4bdda91d/X2/680DFBDE-44DB-4F7E-96F5-48AE342CB614-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RrpqkHW/0/dd014323/X2/4EB1542C-6949-4386-AD43-B5DC111A1510-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6WSxrf4/0/a92eb4a6/X2/2EB353DA-6FEC-462F-AB60-03B71C8A6506-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pfgFwJK/0/0a91f2ed/X2/C5A31C23-C40E-4604-B322-57159B9B71A8-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2019, 07:27:54 pm
This is the idea of the stand that becomes a transporter. The Stevns cart will eventually be covered in finishing resin and glass cloth so it can be wheeled down a launching ramp where possible
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-BSNfqnR/0/ed70ea63/X2/AF3381B3-D73D-4284-B003-161B5C9E4219-X2.jpg)


I more recently realised it can carry other boats too


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-dwMHj7q/0/dbc7932a/X2/CB773600-B22C-4AE6-83A8-094536F854F9-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-DLQS5qh/0/db1cda31/X2/D8C122B6-8A04-4225-BBF2-C2B1069550BE-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-KHrwmtt/0/157b5cb8/X2/D03D4949-A11F-420C-92B7-57556D93394C-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 03, 2019, 07:46:52 pm
Having perused the drawing I have marked the bow thruster approximately
The Bowthruster unit I purchased scales off nicely with 30mm propellers.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HKqkWLJ/0/4b98f88e/X2/F5C3EA97-3D40-4F73-BA8F-74904BD0AC38-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pqPXRRt/0/48e91215/X2/5A24CED3-A6A8-4890-9881-8C8C27DE4D6B-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 03, 2019, 11:33:19 pm
Help  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2XRxh5W/0/ba73fef6/X3/9338B490-FA7B-458D-9DEF-53B5DFC886F9-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 12:32:19 pm

Just arrived from hosemaster. I can bend it the other way to conceal the lines


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2CTrWMw/0/7ba1073d/X3/E0D29AF4-3AA3-4C2F-8F2A-DDEAA0DE826C-X3.jpg)


Also arrived today.
I have loads of Makita LXT tools so 9 batteries kicking about.
This clever fella dreamt up these stealth mounts that can also be worn on a work belt.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-VLsfvcb/0/272be5ef/XL/91A3C17D-40D5-4F28-A138-B3C39616891B-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-h2ZjbrC/0/c35cdffb/XL/BAAA18FC-5864-437D-A37F-F170BDDB24AA-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: ballastanksian on January 05, 2019, 01:04:34 pm
Interesting new project Andy! Glad to see you back and looking forward to your bloggery  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 01:18:00 pm
Interesting new project Andy! Glad to see you back and looking forward to your bloggery  :-)


Bloggery  {-)  like it
Thanks Ian
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Netleyned on January 05, 2019, 01:32:18 pm
Amazed the forum word police let that one through :police:
Very descriptive word, bloggery :-))
Looking forward to more of it Andy.
Ned
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 01:38:15 pm
Amazed the forum word police let that one through :police:
Very descriptive word, bloggery :-))
Looking forward to more of it Andy.
Ned
Never thought of that  {-)  cheers Ned
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 06:14:10 pm
Looking ahead to the big bow fender fitting


My first course is deck fitting (paxolin) I am doing it different this time. A very successful Portgarth project largely due to Chipchase advice but this time slightly different.
Rather than line the bulwarks with styrene first then fit the deck, I will this time fit the paxolin deck and line the bulwark with styrene which will conceal the deck to hull joints.
Looking at real photos of the Stevns there are holes spaced around the main fender location that will accommodate screws from inboard into the 35mm hose. Hex head screws may be more realistic.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-BhdLrjH/0/a3e87367/X3/4F2CFF59-B4BE-493B-B2D9-E74BB93CDC1E-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 08:38:44 pm
Possible candidates
https://www.modelsport.co.uk/rc4wd-zs0694-rc4wd-miniature-scale-hex-bolts-m3x8mm-black-/rc-car-products/401464
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 09:59:36 pm
Bow thruster drive shaft is 3mm
Using this as a guide to potentially suitable motors I've ordered this for trials or stock
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TWmS6nS/0/d0e02b76/X2/6F359C8C-10FE-452B-B29F-CC26C51F278C-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 19, 2020, 06:26:24 pm
After a long break this is now the Heinz version of something resembling nothing like a Stevn's Arctic.


Rather than go to great lengths to remodel the bow it will be a compromise.


Schottels are being fitted @ https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,65667.msg700928.html#msg700928
The bow thruster will be Heath Robinson


Today I've glassed in a pipe big enough to span the oversize bow
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BfdCjBd/0/0c96a638/X2/BD26CD7B-A698-4614-91D5-2E2730124A96-X2.jpg)


The bow thruster will squeeze into the pre prepared slot
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VCb7ZCr/0/a83932a9/X2/B10E1FA7-46DF-4101-ABFC-A9BC8488A336-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-MgqHrNG/0/bc914e5f/X2/77FA4ADD-1482-4507-9E7E-F5FC94B4227F-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LJMVsRr/0/9e308e72/X2/1A35F10A-5B57-4424-AB67-9D0E19187303-X2.jpg)


Once the white pipe is finished flush with the hull skin I will make the grey tubes as short as possible
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 20, 2020, 11:07:51 am
I missed this picture yesterday.   I've been thinking of a name for her.  %% .  How about Hogwash  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-MgJCLNJ/0/2fcf8d32/XL/7D117697-0E8F-4CF3-9B21-1EEABEC3AC45-XL.jpg)


40mm ID waste pipe is the largest that will fit without crossing the hull lines
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wSKQvmM/0/627714d2/X2/D693601D-CAE3-4087-93D5-62B81DBF4B2F-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-skPZ5x9/0/92b46ddd/X2/43F0252B-E639-4B70-94BE-64310CDE9157-X2.jpg)


A bit of filling to do
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vmr9fj4/0/92b11dab/X2/B074A2A6-D79E-47A7-A469-F03A9DA163D6-X2.jpg)


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 20, 2020, 07:12:03 pm
Function over beauty unfortunately but unseen in the water.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-fj5ZKp9/0/50df8eca/XL/C220DB32-45AF-4952-8170-371649C2CADB-XL.jpg)


I could shorten these further but at this length I have enough to play with if I need to dismantle from the hull in future.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZP6pvw7/0/033d9f0f/XL/81EB4319-91E3-4026-B376-DABB6296CB90-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 20, 2020, 08:08:19 pm
This hull really is BIG and my notions of shortening it really are a non starter.
This is Peterel and probably a sister ship to kittiwake.
This will form the basis of my build but due to the hull size I may have to work on 1:24 scale for this much smaller tug.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f6FXnBv/0/X3/i-f6FXnBv-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 20, 2020, 08:27:25 pm
Maybe of interest? The really excellent bow thruster (untried) has caught the attention of OceanWorks sufficiently to spur them to come up with their version. I look forwards to their attempts  :-)


I think mine is made by Jadamski


EDIT
I'm waiting for 30kg servos and brushless ESC's after which this can be tested in the tank to establish load currents.
I may need a bag of cement for ballast  %%
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 21, 2020, 07:53:00 pm
Bow thruster continued.
Another opportunity to make a coupling  :-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sZ55VSk/0/X2/i-sZ55VSk-X2.jpg)


This pipe cover will be fitted with silicon in the end.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-BkTQNm2/0/X2/i-BkTQNm2-X2.jpg)
Paxolin again used for mounting
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hWTvVQ2/0/X2/i-hWTvVQ2-X2.jpg)


Set in 30 min epoxy
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FhqCmph/0/X2/i-FhqCmph-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-86Lk7QZ/0/X2/i-86Lk7QZ-X2.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sd2vrh9/0/X2/i-sd2vrh9-X2.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6d8MvdX/0/X2/i-6d8MvdX-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 22, 2020, 08:38:21 am
Thanks to aHammond I'm reacquainted with Bauer Modelle and found this very suitable fender  :-)


https://www.bauer-modelle.com/epages/Bauer_Uwe46269592.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Bauer_Uwe46269592/Products/715778
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 22, 2020, 11:32:11 am
Marked out as best I can for the anchor ports. These will be made from thick styrene and as they'll be glassed inside I will sand the surrounding outside area flat and make good with filler.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-N35fSZf/0/9779db4f/XL/21637F3E-DBEE-42CB-A53F-79FEE775BD8E-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6cxP22x/0/a30bb66c/XL/DD34FC2A-552B-41E0-BB8A-E574F777F987-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 22, 2020, 09:00:57 pm
I've begun shaping and softening the original lines.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ThQ8rPQ/0/f8a24b3b/XL/5BE9ED18-2420-4B89-BAF6-8D30764ECC36-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: marco on September 23, 2020, 09:20:23 am
Hello Andy ,


        How do you plan to drive your schottels ? , with a normal radio without return to zero for the schottels, or do you plan to install the IMTH system ?
     
        https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi45pGq6P7rAhWoy4UKHRaiA9wQFjABegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.imth.de%2F&usg=AOvVaw1UYRcR8YW2tO8ZHWZmLxkP (https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi45pGq6P7rAhWoy4UKHRaiA9wQFjABegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.imth.de%2F&usg=AOvVaw1UYRcR8YW2tO8ZHWZmLxkP)


marco
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 23, 2020, 10:34:07 am
Taranis X9E on two sticks
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 24, 2020, 11:00:19 am
Glassed these in last night but now I need a major basket shop at Halfords, I'm completely out of red primer and satin laquer


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dDXBz9X/0/517e97f2/XL/6DD61C82-7894-416F-A845-9B4BE508FBE1-XL.jpg)


Trimed my work stand down so I can see the keel
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XrGXc7Q/0/3f11168c/XL/8D5B1F57-7139-4FDD-9B05-5DAA5BF2C0AE-XL.jpg)


Still waiting for Servos and ESC's to arrive then ready for tank testing. OceanWorks recommended 120amp ESC but I want to prove the max current for myself and I doubt they will top 40 amps in this application. Outrunner amperages are based on driving aero props not boats
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qdswfVL/0/0230870d/X2/8CC75414-E155-4763-A3E1-3CA1299AC408-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 26, 2020, 05:18:08 pm
Today I felt the need to sort out these out is they didn't quite match both sides. The sanding made the angle more defined too.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9KXSb6b/0/b78b9de3/L/1383DABF-1A4E-4423-A559-002B752ACFDA-L.jpg)


I've now begun the foredeck supports. Using 1/2" square spruce and stixall. Spruce lats to identify top surface of deck.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DShCWrC/0/d20cf9b0/XL/C8878707-E242-4AE9-A649-1588EE4A299A-XL.jpg)
Side supports fitted with scraps of 6mm paxolin as spacers for actual deck.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JkbmwCj/0/f93367d7/XL/293CF049-E8C9-461D-BF17-A8705B3CA970-XL.jpg)


Template
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-C783DDn/0/f8a4b76b/X2/8931ED53-202A-4DA9-9009-8719949CAC59-X2.jpg)


Paxolin cut with Jigsaw
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pxcb3Bh/0/34c0cb49/X2/0286FB1F-8A2F-4A66-B3EA-EB8FB62D5839-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 27, 2020, 12:58:53 pm
As per the first photo in the previous post, had I not reshaped it I would have had a twisted or sloping deck (port to starboard) at this stage.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-S3wBD85/0/15f6da03/X3/EB0F9894-940C-41E9-9CE0-D8DADDD5E46F-X3.jpg)


Moving on as I started doing the aft deck supports it became obvious that my drives were not precisely at 90 degrees to the keel. Fortunately my installation method of using Stixall made it a relatively painless affair to completely remove and elongate one of the holes through the hull just enough to correct the error.


That behind me I began fitting deck supports.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hg49rwV/0/5afcfdd8/X2/C6578271-B095-432B-8C64-9CAAABDB612F-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Th4r3PS/0/5452ff49/X2/2A699709-87C3-4D2A-AD02-5B18D0412CBE-X2.jpg)


Fordeck is only dry fitted pending supports fitting at the front. I can't fit until my Anchors arrive and I can fit the chain tubes.
I should be able to easily access the bow thruster for any repairs. Fitting this deck section as one piece entails springing the hull sides outwards.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-k2R2F85/0/ed07551a/X3/A956BFE2-FB0B-4104-ADB5-121BBE23F1D0-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 27, 2020, 03:44:36 pm
A bit more today but I'm about done as I need to leave the adhesive to harden.


I found a good way to fit the foremost deck support was to fit the deck under the side supports then glue it with the deck as a level.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DTv7cMc/0/6e57f3d9/X3/7AFF98AE-9F5D-4398-BDD8-3882FD6AE902-X3.jpg)


More supports fitted.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-q4vVXng/0/40d78a44/X3/53F8A0AF-6691-4243-AEE5-CADBEF775DF8-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 28, 2020, 06:35:42 pm
This morning I made and fitted a stern bulkhead.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-q5VMMxH/0/b8e824cd/X3/23BBFAA4-BD23-49AF-9202-24B9944844DC-X3.jpg)


Then my 60mm hall anchors arrived.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6skB9ML/0/84e30b18/X2/53D4314C-6C37-4C6D-8639-0AFF4D4880D5-X2.jpg)


I had to remodel the housings as they weren't deep enough.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NWpqzVk/0/d6335c7e/XL/DEF46CFA-5897-4B8D-B0AC-A7DB190446CD-XL.jpg)


I then fitted tubes that will carry a thinner tube through to the deck
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8v65SRN/0/5cc8af98/XL/B37DF735-8F22-4CE1-AE0C-80CC8B77924D-XL.jpg)


More deck supports fitted.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Mv8xznC/0/14a566f5/X2/03F00273-2B17-4D47-BC15-8A4B1B68C181-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-MJVbcNN/0/da7d23d2/X3/601B9504-E291-42CF-AC31-EEAEC79D5E1A-X3.jpg)





Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: DBS88 on September 28, 2020, 07:18:43 pm
An impressive build, I learned a lot from the installation of the thrusters - thank you
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: RST on September 28, 2020, 07:25:13 pm
Hi, you may have already addressed this but I see there's 3 brass PCB stand-offs holding the motor plates from the base-plate. Will they be enough to resist the gear cogs from riding over each other under heavy load?  Thinking also reading brushless motors just pull hard under load / stall unlike brushed motors.  Maybe I missed something. Sure you already thought of it.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 28, 2020, 07:29:52 pm
The Brass pillars are very robust not lickle ones.  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 28, 2020, 07:37:08 pm
An impressive build, I learned a lot from the installation of the thrusters - thank you
Thank you.
My other thread shows the first one I did following advice from member Tug Kenny R.I.P.
A more common Raboesch thruster.
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,57583.msg600635.html#msg600635 (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,57583.msg600635.html#msg600635)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Portgarth-build/i-5M59ML3/0/XL/IMG_0888-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on September 29, 2020, 10:55:05 am
Hi Andy,

I'm enjoying another excellent build of yours, such an impressive build.

Also, can I ask, do you worry about deck cambers (correct phrase?) when building your tugs? It's something that I'm kicking about in the back of my mind as I get near to that stage on my tug ~ does it really matter etc.  :-) ...

Regards Ant.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 29, 2020, 11:13:01 am
Glad you like it Ant.
I'm assuming you mean a curve in the deck from centre to edges? No I don't put a camber in.


Currently fitting deck parts now.


I always said if I built another tug the deck would be 100% Paxolin. No cracking or water absorption whether painted or not.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KrMCrg7/0/b114de24/X3/5E399C76-CE04-4620-8F70-1A0A8AAA784D-X3.jpg)


Fitting the aft deck outer sections. I've not decided on my hatches yet.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DjtfKMW/0/76327eec/X2/A405D4FC-739D-4678-9E14-D0C62F139D35-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-bZX2cMp/0/9f3c737a/X2/561C66AB-B4EF-4322-96DA-FF5236A010FD-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qHwPrM7/0/c820a2b3/X2/4BA8E63A-DD37-4EB6-950F-891499B288FA-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ncsGrBx/0/aa607122/X2/6D8C407F-DDB0-494A-AFF1-0D3EB9C7A48C-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 29, 2020, 03:37:14 pm
Committed myself to a stern roller. I've just ordered a 30mm diameter Acetal bar to machine this from.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XxJXxNn/0/059b2762/X2/F67376C4-38C9-41BD-A3CA-DDDBDB4DE989-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevns arctic build!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 29, 2020, 06:25:13 pm
 
Topic renamed on request.  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 29, 2020, 06:46:42 pm
Thank you Martin, myself and Butts are making our own creations from this hull. This is more fun being creative rather than trying to be exact
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Buster22 on September 29, 2020, 08:21:14 pm
i havw a question what is paxolin and where can i get it
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 29, 2020, 08:35:46 pm
i havw a question what is paxolin and where can i get it


https://secure.presspahn.com/Cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_14&products_id=16&zenid=e34537b039baf3bbd4b1843d4dc5caa0&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtsv7BRCmARIsANu-CQchIUZN8CYeUXdknyUWzw8FaKhrlLTPRXBC5WhrUwYKOkDcHYGOlz4aAhD8EALw_wcB (https://secure.presspahn.com/Cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_14&products_id=16&zenid=e34537b039baf3bbd4b1843d4dc5caa0&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtsv7BRCmARIsANu-CQchIUZN8CYeUXdknyUWzw8FaKhrlLTPRXBC5WhrUwYKOkDcHYGOlz4aAhD8EALw_wcB)

https://www.aiplastics.com/srbp-p1-sheet-black-srbp-p1-sheet-black.html (https://www.aiplastics.com/srbp-p1-sheet-black-srbp-p1-sheet-black.html)



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Buster22 on September 29, 2020, 10:16:56 pm
i have a question off the tugs you have built what is your favorite i want to build a new tug and im thinking of the portgarth like u have built i have an odin tug but wanting something more modern
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 29, 2020, 10:19:34 pm
I've only built Portgarth I don't count kits.
If you read my Portgarth blog you will get the warts and all. It was hard work as a beginner.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Buster22 on September 29, 2020, 10:28:49 pm
would u have put the drive schottles that u got for this build in the portgarth if available
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 29, 2020, 10:50:37 pm
Yes but these are far far too big for a Portgarth  %%  Also I would not put such expensive items in such a poor quality hull.


Take a look at the Aeronaut Jonny harbour tug
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 30, 2020, 04:46:35 pm
Fore and side decks now fixed in place. Some progress on the stern roller.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5BD8sGr/0/1d1b88c6/X3/77D7AF7A-ACD3-4C86-B8ED-FAA3BBB1B083-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xmKthQD/0/9d39a6eb/X3/0F3BC708-1C3C-4676-B274-C469B0030EC0-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PJHDzXv/0/44060ad2/X2/01979BB5-A990-4576-9D3D-10AE4CF708CF-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gk9hgsd/0/43e20924/X2/6622C3C2-96F9-4B58-9B36-4DA544D7710D-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 30, 2020, 08:13:58 pm
Happy I secured more of these discontinued Robbe double cross bollards  :-))  Krick took Robbe over but unfortunately seem to have dropped many items.
These can be threaded 5mm if so desired and pretty unbreakable or stronger than most peoples decks  {-) 


Thank you C3-PO for finding them for me  :-))

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nh3wnRH/0/61b7f660/XL/3670C458-A327-482C-9C50-4DD5B94ED2BC-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8KGC6pR/0/2a9e99a4/XL/49EA42C9-429E-44B4-8EB4-1708E6E54C48-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on September 30, 2020, 09:19:11 pm
Amendment
Actually 6mm
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7DDbbSM/0/3db69713/X2/2797C283-68C9-4FB1-B8C6-DF51BC49F155-X2.jpg)


Quality
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-SDdFrBx/0/da302b05/XL/315240F7-B45C-45C5-A426-C9C6A5007ECD-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 01, 2020, 04:06:52 pm
Two Proxxon machines made the job so much quicker.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xbpXnC6/0/27ef58fd/XL/FA67D589-F636-419B-9DE4-637733B68DDC-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-d77w4TB/0/5f62faf3/XL/994F9B33-99AB-4E8D-8EF3-3BB771A576DF-XL.jpg)


With which I removed the top of the moulding ready for lining the bulwarks with styrene sheet.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-frb4PkQ/0/3c76c5ed/L/CE7762E1-DF65-48B3-A273-093C6CDA7D7A-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-M9b7Psm/0/1df84ca1/X2/A80DDEB3-2A95-46C2-B589-0E3469D8D227-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DCvNrzB/0/9bc1a8a3/X2/CDE0F738-F96A-4B1E-918F-178B40562119-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-X3cfpMX/0/ca1b7826/X2/96ACFD9A-4560-4A4A-9792-04DAA3086E59-X2.jpg)


I'm now experimenting with the effectiveness of Stixall on roughened styrene. If this is successful I will be using it instead of epoxy for this task.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 01, 2020, 08:48:55 pm
I'm satisfied that this adhesive has enough grab on roughened styrene so I've started fitting the skin in 1.5mm card.
A template is essential for stern corners and will do both sides.
A trip to modelshopleeds tomorrow to stock up.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3DQM7S8/0/7018d0bc/X2/41CB0E43-ECA4-436D-B0E7-55F8E5ADF0E6-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-G83zdQz/0/bb4d4058/XL/62C4DFBD-B730-430D-9142-08C265FC8986-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zcs4Sd5/0/8e2e89fc/X3/0A3C5C8C-7AC5-4A20-B0FC-78AD56CAE64E-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 02, 2020, 09:04:42 am
Good morning  :-)


I'm pleased with the results and will finish the lining today ready for trimming the height and fitting Gunwales to tomorrow.
This is not as quick as using epoxy but at £5.95 a tube it's worth the setting time.

This is all a variation of a method given to me by Chipchase/ Brian during my Portgarth build.
The difference here is using materials that need no water proofing and no P38 is used at all.

My test piece of two styrene sheets overlapped.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mpMpzND/0/0cfb46c1/L/6F5F587E-CF73-4C47-82F5-86E48EF99C22-L.jpg)



Outcome. Isopropanol is a must for cleaning off!
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZQvTfnX/0/6649e82f/XL/6780BC0D-1AB9-46DE-BFB6-75E344AFFB93-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WXZNPD9/0/6a95c1d5/X2/BAB73587-79D7-4025-983C-EF7DE66A12C1-X2.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: ChrisH1981 on October 02, 2020, 11:01:18 am
Hi Andy just catching up on your latest work. Great use of materials and technique as usual :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 02, 2020, 07:39:16 pm
Thanks for the compliments Chris. I love to experiment and I'd hazard a guess that no one has used Paxolin as a complete deck let alone deck parts before, except maybe me  :-)

I spent £62 on styrene at MSL today, nearly fell off my trolley  {-)


The lathe will get some hammer with this build and my first real test at building superstructures from plastic  :-)


No more pics today but almost finished skinning and hope to grind the bulwarks way dow to correct heights tomorrow.


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 02, 2020, 08:06:58 pm
Second thoughts! I don't like posting without pictures.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-B6gN865/0/7ab60805/X2/D9843649-5947-4AF0-AE06-7BFFE0EDA954-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hNPQVNN/0/39ebf90e/X2/A6A7AB47-C9B4-49F7-9B4D-C72AA7C790F6-X2.jpg)


Hopefully my bar stock will arrive tomorrow to continue the roller
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The bollards need trimming to size to more closely resemble those on the not really a Stevns Arctic  {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-bRzDGvV/0/599dac60/X2/6493F949-12E4-4F01-9B3E-7FB20D96E4D2-X2.jpg)


Original.


Let me know if you want yours adjusting Butts?
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3ZHDPnx/0/b8904fa5/X2/D1704B8E-7181-4186-B711-1A83F43690DB-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on October 02, 2020, 08:59:57 pm
Hi,

You are following on well trodden footsteps using polystyrene sheet sheathing inside bulwarks.  I remember several Model Boats Slipway build reviews over the years often doing it this way -choice of adhesive is always personal I guess.  I don't use the big tubes for models myself because I just can't get through even half of them before they inevitably go solid.

For Paxolin for decks I guess it's personal choice as allot of people will build in the camber and shear at this scale whcih is not so easy with this material.  I don't actually like the smell of cut Paxolin, nor the fine dust.  Actually for a couple of years I worked for someone who built control panels but insisted on PE sheet as he hated Paxolin (it was a bit daft there to be honest).  Use of glass fibre sheet however or even copperclad seems quite common in Europe and certainly in commercial models for building so no invention there I'm afraid*.  It's just usually a bit more expensive, not so nice to cut or bond so no wonder traditional polystyrene or thin PLY rules really.

....I know what you're saying about styrene strip though!  I get as much of mine as I can from the local shop in Dingwall before I resort to mail order.  Regardless of either options it's amazing how quick the £40 mark is reached.  Much like Tesco these days!  But you should be thnkful not to be in mainland Europe -every pack of polystyrene sheet or strip I buy when I'm back in France seems 50-100% more expensive.  I guess it might just be the Paris effect.

*I imagine you might be the kind of person who would take to it quite well, particulary for superstructures.

....That drill certainly gives an impression of size!  That hull will shift some water when it's moving.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 02, 2020, 09:06:28 pm
Brian fits the styrene skin first and back fills behind it with P38 before fitting deck supports, then the deck then a styrene skin on the deck.
This worked great for me on the Portgarth but a ply deck was a mistake as no matter how careful water will affect it at some time for the worse.


I'm working in a vey different way with this by doing first deck supports then deck then bulwark skin and not an ounce of resin or a wiff of P38.  :-)  Much less materials used and far cheaper.


I cut the Paxolin outdoors so the smell is blown away along with any dust  :-))


1200x1200 sheet of 6mm is only £53 delivered
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on October 02, 2020, 09:14:38 pm
Hmm, I agree, thats the way I do it: stringers around the edge and cross supports, fit deck, then clad the bulwarks after. That's right in my mind for fitting, gluing and filling gaps, but each to their own I guess.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 02, 2020, 09:16:49 pm
No cross supports so far and all is solid. There will be at least one though for the hatches at some point. It's all built off cuff.
Re size, could easy bathe a 3yr old in it  {-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 02, 2020, 10:58:59 pm
Battled on to finish tonight. Last piece fitted.
See you tomorrow
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VknpbvC/0/ef95ec15/X3/A8B5EE21-8621-44E0-92F6-5DADD134FF76-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 03, 2020, 11:27:10 am
Plans changed today as it is tipping down  :((


However DHL just dropped these off. Very pleased and grateful to the German seller  :kiss:


Hoping the postman brings my 30mm acetal round bar today
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-ZcXTnf9/0/1a136fa1/L/CEBEE931-EE17-44A4-8B2F-B0DE6CC37AAE-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 03, 2020, 11:36:19 am
The second I finished typing the postman knocked!  spooky
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Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 03, 2020, 12:36:35 pm
I have to say that is looking absolutely awesome Andy  :-))   That paxolin that you use gives such a nice clean edge too!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 03, 2020, 05:55:06 pm
Cheers Mark  :-)


So the day wasn't wasted and it's still raining.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vc4JQWD/0/fbe71a0d/X3/A2C6239C-BA4A-4C88-A83A-E20322C839A6-X3.png)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vgV8dvQ/0/211f5de2/XL/5DA19B9D-5FA2-42EB-96C3-E2719DD14862-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZvSFwpL/0/9ef1dc22/XL/E926FD30-4CC6-4C36-A8BA-B062D7183583-XL.jpg)


I've created a housing so the assembly can be fitted after painting
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hNLxqZR/0/4bb1c613/XL/5EA0810D-5A47-41AC-AE2A-9F79771E2749-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JdMDCDW/0/93176771/XL/01776DC1-A45A-4A23-8261-E25017134C63-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 03, 2020, 08:39:44 pm
The deck is now permanently fixed in place with a combination of epoxy and Stixall. Epoxy for Paxolin to Paxolin and Stixall for Paxolin to GRP.


I don't think Brian showed enough pictures to illustrate his construction so I've done it how I think best and I hope my pictures help the other builders.


The roller is going to be a dry fit until final painting and then will just be positioned with a bit of clear silicon.
I can still build the shrouds either end without issue.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kW6LCP5/0/02384b3e/X2/25A93760-475A-450D-AD79-01558F6E0243-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KL9BskH/0/cb1c6328/X2/9889942F-57B5-4FE4-A262-ECA041CD7D75-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-t4F9LX6/0/1f6a7feb/X2/F5225925-8921-4A1B-BF84-611020BA8493-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WJtJSFj/0/6a25bfb9/X2/C4470DA4-2F92-450E-85BA-F4DB49F9D7BA-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jMtNVRw/0/8af475b5/X2/B15E3985-11EE-49AE-91D2-A5CB422E240B-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VcxBdfn/0/2a4b9ee9/X2/5941E43F-5C72-4EBC-A029-F249B4EA26B6-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 04, 2020, 04:08:33 pm
Caught up with trimming the bulwarks to height. Using a block of wood as a height guage to take the bulk away then followed around with a course file.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NWvd8bF/0/cde64270/X2/C869A361-67B4-41EF-84C2-25ACD8A14FBB-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-p2xpMD6/0/5c842f85/XL/A4B8BC54-4534-4F6C-985C-BD6D9A1321B3-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jkTbS3p/0/6d9f4ddb/X2/0107F4F3-79D5-4F56-9918-471E0421B41B-X2.jpg)


A good base for the gunwale
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PfHtHbW/0/ae2d3347/X2/6DA525CE-5B39-47F1-9EFD-B7346A982C5E-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-rX4KKRT/0/63814665/X3/F1E766B6-A708-4226-BFE2-3E7AD0545E95-X3.jpg)


I cannot remember what and when I used Milliput for but the packet had been previously used. Anyway I'm hoping this sets and sticks good enough for final shaping


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Z9mkRf3/0/2985ace8/X3/2F1CF1AC-8207-4DA3-9C9A-17FAB02E8764-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build! Milliput RESCUE
Post by: Taranis on October 04, 2020, 07:02:24 pm
Strange experience not what I expected or maybe I did  %%  Anyway whilst sanding this occurred  {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8Hj2cnX/0/6b767a64/L/7BB5E0BB-FC7F-4031-B350-5CEF77E3D5C3-L.jpg)


Nothing ventured nothing gained. The mouldings are fine so I cleaned all surfaces with isopropanol then applied slow set CA to the milliput.


Result! Milliput is stayput  {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gNPbC87/0/ca2bf059/L/3EA8D10B-0EE8-4F5E-8056-76D0111ABA26-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tZhWTP7/0/f910b4fd/L/70EBC23F-DEFE-46BB-AFCA-32C7D6CA2FA0-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DD6FBcX/0/ca5d1b56/L/E4CBC66C-4C51-4667-8B90-9308D785CA73-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Chkt9qQ/0/eb736fc0/L/9EC9166F-1FDD-4FC8-A4F4-70447FBB7E8C-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 05, 2020, 05:35:26 pm
More milliput but this stayed put  O0
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RPfVBJM/0/c87ec222/X3/AEE2A6F7-6DBF-4B35-9FB6-256462500B94-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XWjvshQ/0/eae5fc72/L/F3B3F78D-94E3-4F7B-867E-356C1DD03788-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mJgmD7B/0/fa72e377/XL/AE2E37AA-DC25-4188-952F-E7E01C313F02-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qmtn8hF/0/9ecfab2b/XL/4A0AB86D-5705-4E2B-BC8E-A87C9FF90779-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 05, 2020, 05:38:15 pm
Made a start on the Gunwale. I think its going to be quite easy fitting ribs to this.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cH3fjVS/0/fa221cb6/X3/42E6BA3D-7E28-4B09-B550-9A1C555886A3-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-w4mHWjb/0/8ffa7dbd/X3/423DC2CD-2140-4CC1-AAD8-70288CA0D1B4-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-MFFGNJ8/0/6057b501/X3/82A5EDFE-8A11-4128-A4CC-A0521FB18EA0-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KCBFcMM/0/08a34a5d/X2/B8641190-2C16-4A6B-8A53-D698C1A65349-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 05, 2020, 09:04:38 pm
Another little gem of an idea taken from Brian  :-))


This is 22mm copper pipe



(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vHZCSgq/0/c9481c17/XL/5DE0F682-3AAD-451D-BEA8-AFE8F9EA9DA5-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KHVTc4D/0/643f805f/L/F27CFE2D-7679-46BA-9C8F-D921B0241FE2-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HzmjwQ2/0/e7e973e6/XL/B4B6320F-BE88-47FE-83FD-0D16DEF7A3F9-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: ChrisH1981 on October 06, 2020, 07:33:29 am
Really enjoying this build Andy!!

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 06, 2020, 04:08:42 pm
Good to know Chris, I am too but when I get bored or stuck I have three or is it four other part builds  {-)


Meanwhile. . . Yesterday I didn't do enough pictures to illustrate it's not just a matter of flattening copper tube. Each needs shaping to the bulwark one by one. Only 11 more to do  %%


Final fitted with epoxy.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RWfBNBk/0/f517b62d/XL/47A19FCA-0FA7-4BF0-BFB4-8A8294C4C57C-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-SmgPpjP/0/93792255/XL/67005F0C-AB91-4587-9487-66C149D26CB6-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TL9PMGP/0/64fae774/XL/44FE7089-0C01-4DBD-AD54-808E8A5A8168-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tnQK7Bj/0/2f6605d0/XL/459F265A-4CAB-43DB-93DD-C6ACAA58D01C-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nzPQ6Gt/0/97b779c8/XL/224A5D3E-8500-4EC5-8088-C9CA1F0AA321-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 06, 2020, 10:02:53 pm
End of shift.
Completed 4 of 14 washports and port side gunwale
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7PMrF3N/0/3cda1564/X2/EDCB22BE-95E8-47FC-8FD3-00C2D3ECCA0D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-W4HdVLS/0/49ec4b36/X3/447B5FB8-91B7-4105-A922-1176883EA78A-X3.jpg)


I deliberately angled the gunwale out around the bollards and left it the same width
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VDcbkrL/0/ab429544/X2/E6A01D61-1451-415D-9EB7-47BA2C872F01-X2.jpg)

I've not decided what to you use for the ribs yet but perhaps box section styrene and it will fit snuggly up behind the gunwale.  Around the bow I plan to use Z section as it always looks good on other peoples builds.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9XxMLQr/0/00c9a7d1/X2/7B06A633-2C1E-4F9E-A181-5AAA29488AED-X2.jpg)


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 07, 2020, 11:51:34 am
Continuing this morning with the gunwale. I will be left only with the bow and stern quarters to make from flat sheet.
I never mentioned the adhesive being used.
This works most excellently on styrene to styrene and styrene to grp, extremely solid.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-q8ZhgGZ/0/999eb467/X2/1427010B-67F5-4B2A-9E43-8610ECC12193-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dtjt4P4/0/ca5b36b3/XL/2855A2CC-EE82-4E72-9B34-A5E4D61B2E80-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JjsR6wn/0/732014ad/XL/BDF88035-4E92-430A-855B-B1DED5EE187D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GWmD66N/0/87ade4b8/XL/4666634D-441D-4E07-BDE2-E98E97744576-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9T8jPsZ/0/b7d76411/XL/9A26138D-0B35-4B96-8F59-667A8298448A-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-rq8HC4q/0/3fb9d32a/X2/4F725BB0-1330-443A-B242-2BC727C661E8-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5j4g95s/0/d6f4f668/XL/918672A9-BF46-4137-9EEF-C42BD635549F-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 07, 2020, 04:10:38 pm
Update.
I took three goes at this before I was happy. This will be reinforced under its front edge with Fusion adhesive.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HL9SzjJ/0/e26fc7d4/XL/3254C640-5BBB-43F1-B4A9-8E71345B4F18-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pz3XJD2/0/f758fb07/XL/9D72511B-DD96-4AC3-8CD0-89CD589AE4DE-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6Jb6R8x/0/c106b977/XL/48736654-DE75-4472-9CBF-877E591C0F24-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-S46wx5m/0/4571bb8d/XL/752AE3C6-2730-44B1-B284-90EAAFBAC7C9-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-CF4kmBz/0/e9c7507d/XL/864A7D5B-1261-4906-91F3-96508D55B475-XL.jpg)


All the bulwarks were reduced to 32mm and I've ordered a new piece of hose for the bow. The piece I ordered near the start of the thread is far too big.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NGZ4J7v/0/ee9bbf38/XL/12A72DC0-3573-4F86-BB16-173277416B64-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HVZkFbg/0/1db93efd/XL/13ED6000-881E-407B-BEB1-895162705C60-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-sTHLPtk/0/a38ae403/XL/277E3C63-ADBB-43A3-A786-2339D9B82B6C-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 07, 2020, 06:46:26 pm
Hello Andy,
Just wanted to say your doing an amazing build watching every day it helps when Brian made such a great plug and Anth  then making such amazing good hulls from it but then you showing us great idea's and modelling stills a lot I will use on my next builds to of which are Anth's hulls keep up the great work so we all have something good to see' read each day when we log in.
                  Regards Howard. 
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 07, 2020, 07:53:30 pm
Thanks Howard  :-)

I'm missing Brian's posts as I'm having to think for myself  %%

Fusion adhesive. I buy this from Deans Marine as usually best price  :-))


Essential for strong bonds "fusion" of styrene to GRP.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-N9nwLzJ/0/bfca380a/XL/1557C77A-E8D2-4E07-98FE-A90EEE5F8494-XL.jpg)


Hull inverted to apply to the bow gunwale as reinforcement. I built this up in layers to a decent sized fillet with an old paint brush.


This will be out of sight
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZdDtfPL/0/c9dbf538/XL/8CA2E6A3-6F7F-4784-93E6-D9EFA6C08CDE-XL.jpg)


Just a bit of starboard side to do then on to the stern quarters.


I'm sure that's a smile 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ptZVcf5/0/a9845b26/X3/CCFAA87A-73DD-41C8-ACFE-144F006DDF8A-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 08, 2020, 08:50:06 am
Good morning. Last night I ordered a 300x300 sheet of 4mm paxolin. This will be cut to fit as the stern hatch over the drives. As Brian mentioned the Arctic has a section of timbered deck and my 4mm paxolin will be brought up to deck height with 2mm planks. I have some Amati walnut in stock that will do.
I am of course not building the Arctic but the beauty of free styling is being able to pick and choose features from multiple tugs. So maybe a little like  {-)


I also like the colour scheme which is easy to paint as the deck and bulwarks are all red lead 🥳
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 08, 2020, 08:11:33 pm
One of those backwards days


I decided to remove and refit the drive bed again. The underside of the hull at the stern is actually not even. The starboard side of the keel is concave and port convex on the outside. So I have ground away the inner surface of starboard to bring the drive bush lower to be level with port. The outside of Starboard will need P38 to make it symmetrical.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kbxbP2c/0/ffd8b9c9/X2/9AB52021-71E7-46E2-A041-9312A72D4D82-X2.jpg)


Got the front end gunwales complete and bollards done

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Dpr8Npv/0/91148cd9/XL/1DDB912F-AD90-41C7-A732-C0E8F6E71DBD-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 08, 2020, 10:30:09 pm
I thought I'd take a look at the bow pipe fender and referring to the dry dock picture earlier in the thread I drilled holes to match. Starting from centre the holes are an inch apart.
I've just ordered hex head stainless steel self tappers for this.
My new pipe is on the way and is 32mm O.D.
I may fit Z profile ribs on the inside tomorrow
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-QhBdJsn/0/00902288/X2/C50968A2-0D20-4A36-8C6E-FE0DC03A5454-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 09, 2020, 01:34:59 pm
A filling sanding shaping and priming day started here
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tzLZB6Q/0/b8fa0c3c/XL/8C86E87E-FCB6-4524-8FDB-4F5972035BF4-XL.jpg)


After taking the meat off
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nQ6wtWs/0/a354df62/X2/FF93F5F4-4F9F-422A-BDA2-C72FB92B6865-X2.jpg)


I made a template of the sloping transom.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-973N6Xj/0/0302cea2/XL/926B6176-FDD6-454B-84F1-1105601573BF-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-P7C8xMW/0/4c7d2f74/XL/F536213E-978A-44DA-9DF6-51BC4A67BFF3-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5Xq2VNP/0/4b2e7813/XL/53F925B5-B5DF-4AEA-A4C9-70EC47D1C7D6-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9gkqXs2/0/b547b6b3/XL/977376A7-078A-4618-B3E1-4A1E0137350F-XL.jpg)


Good to go
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZMFbZwx/0/87e26607/X2/BEADD92E-391B-4FB3-A05E-3E87F52F622D-X2.jpg)


One large Tin of Halfords later
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nDvxvBt/0/13d058ad/X2/1BAE1289-872B-415A-BC00-92B77B2976D6-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qP3bjzT/0/e8571d03/X2/E6F40B54-DB43-416A-A3CE-B28D55FDE00D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZRDgD7n/0/0f902871/XL/389B4FA8-DB0D-4F9D-BFD7-71FD66939C47-XL.jpg)


Next I need to knock up some bilge keels

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 09, 2020, 03:20:13 pm

Tug porn  :-)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5Jxd6KD/0/d015d459/X2/5217783C-1C84-4C89-A4D5-477372B7CF0E-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZQdxDtP/0/1d622bf2/XL/40E66439-1892-4193-A924-84FB23E6939D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GKM5m7W/0/2cf0ff9c/XL/68EF5089-7EE7-41E9-99CD-F2DC9E4BA710-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-x9BFNQN/0/97bd855d/XL/8221E79A-79B0-4F5F-9737-DF7864D69E60-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Tc6b43P/0/03df6421/XL/5BEE68F4-B9D8-4127-A09C-9394E5855940-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BndGb89/0/dc2c09a9/XL/6619B46D-0062-4405-8D78-CDE53FF7EE25-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vgx9tX8/0/d68b695f/XL/A82981CA-92BD-4D1A-AF76-98FD8082A676-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ktJDk99/0/500dfc9a/XL/52A694EC-172D-4136-BABF-F8BC579A970B-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qx64cqn/0/e9f68c29/XL/275F8BBA-FDA4-435E-BFD1-FC9FA298CD72-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dreadnought on October 09, 2020, 04:50:46 pm
Looks great  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 09, 2020, 05:19:35 pm
Thank you. Looks much tidier and the bow looks not too shabby with the softened lines. A lot to sand back off for other parts yet but a better starting point.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6gNvbsn/0/a38fba64/X3/86354C46-33F9-4689-A2CD-C4B1A0A43D42-X3.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dBt3nGp/0/1730f2a0/X2/60DD97BC-42D8-4403-9418-9241902D472A-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 10, 2020, 05:55:06 pm
I made a start on the side fenders by first sanding and filing the gel coat until it was a straight line bow to stern.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-rh74gtc/0/4991060d/X3/6B16D14B-532F-47E0-AD4B-630E944252F3-X3.jpg)


2 length of equal 90 styrene

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WK5Dc7X/0/138beb99/XL/A26155F6-5806-4DAE-A21C-CE3F12D74A4D-XL.jpg)


The rubber strip is from MMM and not used on the Portgarth but finally found a home.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NWb4mtH/0/7563d7a9/XL/4AFBFF1E-365B-427C-B3EA-0219AE1945DD-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 10, 2020, 05:58:25 pm
Then postman came
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cLRzbVn/0/cf163ae3/XL/7CC345C3-2F1E-49FF-AE9D-73CA57DB6BCE-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5LJB88X/0/82c4ac5d/X3/D6839073-52A8-4237-A42B-174501249A97-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-h4xqmtZ/0/3462b6f8/X2/F2BF1EB1-DCF2-4061-9129-0C6472AB398B-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XS9XkHK/0/8696f1bf/X2/77C15A44-E35F-4AB9-9645-1E98FE58E061-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XvZQZxP/0/99c3187a/X2/8B4150CC-AE62-4EF3-A4B2-15F29CC6196D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6HK23xX/0/daf51528/X2/A046C63B-2CB9-4125-AD98-03C5913C1D48-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 10, 2020, 11:30:18 pm
Oh my lord - I like that a lot  :-)) :-)) :-))   Great use if a shackle  O0
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 10, 2020, 11:35:44 pm
I did the same on the stern of Portgarth but this is 12mm and a mere £5.60
I plan to epoxy the associated parts to it and when painted no one will be any wiser.
The deck is 12mm thick where it is bolted %%
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 10, 2020, 11:39:41 pm
I did the same on the stern of Portgarth but this is 12mm and a mere £5.60
I plan to epoxy the associated parts to it and when painted no one will be any wiser.
The deck is 12mm thick where it is bolted %%


12mm thick  {-) %%   That makes it even better .........I reckon it might win a towing competition  O0   Nice work Andy!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: ChrisH1981 on October 11, 2020, 09:12:33 am
This is great Andy, I’m liking this a lot,
I like the way you are doing the side fender  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 11, 2020, 11:28:55 am
Cheers Chris  :-)  The styrene angle is 5x5 and I ruined one piece so its another trip to MSL on Tuesday for me  :embarrassed:

The fenders won't be final fitted until painting is completed and will be fixed with stixall.

With the aid of this ....
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HpQm7NM/0/ba6bea2d/XL/3CCD9373-0FF1-4232-979B-3A13F4BCA110-XL.jpg)


and practice you can achieve this
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Zndvw9z/0/57af7536/XL/A0EF659C-61EA-49E5-968D-3A3F0D03D391-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vfKjnL6/0/ac6349d5/X2/EE3B2921-28F7-4CCC-856C-28F58E900DDC-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-CwShKW5/0/46441f26/XL/0117A1A7-2B1E-49D8-BD35-076E449E64E2-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hGthFNZ/0/2315b582/XL/2628B4F8-8E28-40B5-B47E-1F6C465D3CF4-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-D9HJT2w/0/d2e6ef8c/X2/13FC46EC-8881-44FB-BD9C-4E3326AB4135-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 11, 2020, 04:57:10 pm
Bow bulwark ribs from Z profile
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-d6gXdHb/0/2462659a/X2/EFDAA345-4134-4CC7-9745-9C7F229589E7-X2.jpg)


Finally made use of my proxxon table saw
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PPK2jV3/0/675e4e5a/X2/0445D5B6-5D65-4A79-997D-3B2134DD8932-X2.jpg)


Started fitting deck supports for hatches. 15 minute Zpoxy
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-4B76jDC/0/39a39010/X2/6E92D6A9-5870-4619-B455-2A0499340D98-X2.jpg)


The 4mm paxolin ready for 2mm planking
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nCFwsjN/0/4a805566/X2/4C9151B9-7F56-41E1-84A5-0509B8BA7883-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-442DgFn/0/4dd88904/X3/C9729D5D-AB28-439E-ABFC-59D5BA3BFFDF-X3.jpg)


When cutting with a jigsaw I heavily score the surface for two reasons. One its clearly visible and secondly by cutting alongside it the piece you want doesn't chip.
I use the same Tamiya scoring tool as for styrene


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-W4JWBj9/0/cb9df628/XL/D1497188-306E-4867-A4CE-A02147A77262-XL.jpg)



Can just see the timbered section
(https://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=1206205&size=full)


(https://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=1120517&size=full)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 12, 2020, 11:01:39 am
The two screws will be concealed by superstructure. Their purpose is to force that section of deck to follow the curve of the outer sections. This works very well and as a bonus holds the deck without adhesive so its still removable.


The support in front of the timbered section is reinforced so it can be a carrying point too.

The Amati walnut planks have the smallest inconsistency of thickness that gives a nice texture of realism. I'll probably use matt lacquer on this

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vTcbL9m/0/ef9b3f80/X3/4E9ABBEB-DD11-4A62-B4D4-7625DF029B8C-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-4Pm64xs/0/afda2d96/X3/BBDBEA67-63AC-4B88-A165-3D0DA67DE04C-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BtfzXH9/0/e4392b95/X2/6644F680-A514-405B-A01E-3FAF48BB3A5C-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mvTR3KH/0/cdb3cfed/X2/20BCE349-D932-4669-B0E8-4A65642AD586-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 12, 2020, 02:29:58 pm
In an effort to get the hull exterior completed I had to decide on keels or no keels  {:-{ 


By end of week I want the lower hull lacquered and the water line marked so the schottels can be final fitted and bath tested.


I thought I'd give it a go but unsure of the material
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-N75Gpph/0/738da509/XL/FD1A6B42-6DD3-4AFE-8040-79253002357D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gjg7bbB/0/71e7e145/XL/D150114D-31BF-469C-9D77-518C57DFB74C-XL.jpg)


I'm happy and that's what counts
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cqTFDW9/0/7b95edd3/XL/6B82BC8A-9924-44A6-BDAF-C26D2974AE30-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-csGv8Bx/0/ecc8c8f2/XL/12317BE8-2BC3-4CB2-A2F0-5E1CACCBE781-XL.jpg)


Fender work nearly finished
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TmcR9Gz/0/4460d6bb/XL/82CC84DA-1A4D-4754-8082-7F7BEADD98C0-XL.jpg)


And repeat ......
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DGCqLgs/0/7391609b/X2/4EA60F84-A2A6-4BB7-93A3-050D0897CDDA-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 12, 2020, 06:59:28 pm
The internals
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-86DDBLg/0/32865caf/L/BD5EE72C-5711-4117-BE23-9D18600930BD-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9SJwqW6/0/8978c331/XL/BE40ED9B-127C-4895-89CB-8DA6595C7912-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GZfMP5L/0/b3f3d2cd/X2/68F50FBE-058A-47D6-8249-0FA9059BA256-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FdWjw92/0/9f01aaf1/XL/2F1BA76C-5E25-4080-90F5-670FC03D3003-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 12, 2020, 08:46:40 pm
I thought I'd done for the day but something was niggling. The bow fender was too big and the shelf it sat on wasn't parallel. So to kill two birds with one stone I've fitted a new lower shelf of styrene on Stixall to make it parallel and reduce the size. So the 32mm O.D. pipe is shelved in favour of a newly ordered 27mm O.D.


I'll trim this up tomorrow when its set.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-j7SV4d9/0/6753328b/X3/22DC88D3-299C-4A4A-9ECD-EBEFE4AF05FA-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SailorGreg on October 13, 2020, 10:27:12 am
Apologies for the slight detour, but have you changed your picture hosting site, or some other parameters?  I can see all your photos up to and including reply #133, but then nothing, just blank boxes.  Except the two MarineTraffic.com pictures, they do appear.  Does anyone else have the same problem?  I don't have this problem on any other thread.  Very odd.
If this looks like developing into a long discussion, I will ask Martin to move this to the Chit Chat section as I definitely don't want to interrupt your flow.

Greg
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 13, 2020, 10:35:18 am
All pictures are visible at my end Greg.
All my pictures have been hosted in the same place for over a decade, no changes


Gallery link https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3v5dFm5

Just picked up the extra styrene strip for the fender and some other useful parts.
The Graupner 1:32 deck crane £6.50  is ideal for the RIB


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3v5dFm5/0/810f66f2/XL/BC83EE94-7D3D-490D-AF7E-694EE069F657-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SailorGreg on October 13, 2020, 10:52:58 am
OK, thanks Andy.  Still can't see your latest pics.  I'll take the discussion elsewhere.

Greg
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 13, 2020, 10:57:55 am
OK, thanks Andy.  Still can't see your latest pics.  I'll take the discussion elsewhere.

Greg

Can you see them in the link I posted?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SailorGreg on October 13, 2020, 11:54:48 am
Can you see them in the link I posted?

Yes (I guess the fitting of the bilge keels is the sequence I am missing), so not sure what's going on.  Don't worry, it's my problem, not yours.  It seems everyone else sees the pics just fine.

Greg
Edit:  Rather bizzarely, I posted the above, then scrolled up and there they were in glorious Technicolor! Must be something odd my end.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 13, 2020, 04:44:23 pm
Consumes an amazing amount of primer  %%
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PmZhLJm/0/403a7520/X3/53F50F64-4F75-4035-ACEB-446288680528-X3.jpg)


Here you can see my modification of shortening the inner bush so an extra external O ring can be fitted in addition to the internal one. Captive in the created recess
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JN8phwN/0/8efa37e7/X3/4FCDC6CD-18F9-4A8A-98B1-DFBEEF9FCF4B-X3.jpg)


Left protruding enough to prevent metal to metal contact.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-z6c25BC/0/64d244f3/X3/A2F24E19-400E-4F3E-8B96-ADE1B75FF2AE-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7FMfgRR/0/99592f57/X3/4A29D7D1-6079-4738-9ED6-2C0B05DC1DF0-X3.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on October 13, 2020, 04:58:01 pm
Looks fantastic Andy.  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 13, 2020, 05:12:16 pm
Looks fantastic Andy.  :-))


Doesn’t it just - this is a cracking build
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 13, 2020, 05:21:54 pm
Thank you Bill & Mark  :-)


Unfortunately I don't know when I'll get to lacquer it, the forecast is 7 degrees  :((


Plenty to go at though  {-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 13, 2020, 05:36:45 pm
Looking great Andy,
 We'll soon have to speak to Martin and get you moved to the Master Class. Am really enjoying your build Thanks.
             Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 13, 2020, 05:56:58 pm
Thank you Bill & Mark  :-)


Unfortunately I don't know when I'll get to lacquer it, the forecast is 7 degrees  :((


Plenty to go at though  {-)


Do it in the house - I do  O0 ....  yep I really do  %% %%
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 13, 2020, 09:46:06 pm
Thank you Howard.


No way will my wife tolerate the smell of paint spray Mark  <*< %%  I'll be beaten up.


Body filler and fusion adhesive are just about in the door which I should be thankful for  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on October 14, 2020, 08:48:06 am
Morning Andy,

Quick question, what adhesive/method did you use to stick the 90 degree plastic fender housing strips to the hull side?

regards
Ant
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 14, 2020, 09:08:04 am
Morning Ant
I used the green label Zap CA. This is fairly quick setting so I apply plenty to allow a bit of adjustment.
Doesn't need a continuous run of glue, better to glue it every inch or so and let each tack set before applying the next.


Having been forced to a remove a piece I'm confident it is more than strong enough.
You could finish off by applying the zapagap with a fine nozzle along the joint from above after.


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 14, 2020, 09:02:20 pm
OK not much to show today  :((  So I put the wife to work for fun. I can't believe how much distortion there is in here iPhone 7  {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-p3PvhxL/0/19caee75/X3/65E30067-FEC3-4EA8-8124-7A03FA0A7D14-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GSbGpBf/0/b211f232/X3/960E2A6C-F155-4017-93E4-150D5058865C-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on October 15, 2020, 01:35:23 am
Hi, just to say I think you are bang-on with the cyano for sticking the styrene strips on, when I do that on GRP substrate with zap cyano for sure, it tends to tear the GRP / gel coat as much as the plastic part afterwards.  I'm only just posting a slight warning because I see from the characteristic paint on the ends of spare strips in your pics (apart from the profile, which is characteristic to me also) those are perhaps Maquette strips rather than the likes of Evergreen / Slaters etc?  I had an ongoing experience through this year with a not cheap batch of Maquette polystyrene profiles and strips which just would not weld to any other polystyrene like it should with Plastic Weld, EMA or Tamiya solvent .  Am just saying as a heads-up as it was very frustrating things coming apart afterwards and one model keeps cracking ever since.  Try it yourself on any styrene-styrene materials with Maquette profiles to join just to be sure, they tend to look OK if the joint is made,  but might part after a week or so.  Just saying to test because it's not worth the hassle I've had with it!  Strangely, it's bonded OK elsewhere since but no rhyme nor reason, just common to Maquette profiles and nnyoyingly but beeficially, their material is much stiffer and harder than most other polystyrene profiles or strips, but more malleable in some respects and easier to sculpt sometimes without cracking!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 15, 2020, 08:05:32 am
Till receipt lists them as Raboesch but the stand is Marquette’s
I found this CA works better than styrene glues and sticks to brass too


Meanwhile I had ordered 2 x 25kg 180 degree servos from eBay China as two purchases to keep under £15 import limit.
They arrived together in separate packages and I just took it for granted that they were as described.
I tested them yesterday to find they are 90 degrees and a different model number so I submitted two return requests with photos
Overnight the seller refunded for both
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on October 15, 2020, 10:00:14 am
Looking good Andy. How much do you think she'll weigh?
Ant
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 15, 2020, 05:17:28 pm
Thank you. I will know this week.


Hull ready enough to assemble Z drives
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JnzGbcd/2/e4b3bf43/XL/2F134D2F-A815-4068-BFE9-96063DCAAF71-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JWghHTF/0/bb6a8559/X2/8F54DFD9-0C92-4F45-BA17-2E664B48AC18-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PL43Gb4/0/36222f96/X2/96885067-B513-4B65-886F-5E64D3C6146C-X2.jpg)


New pipe arrived which is perfect and actually 28mm minimum
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wnvvgZg/0/0c16d813/X2/173CAEF8-4115-4565-B42D-76CF8530D76D-X2.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FrsLRxD/0/04b4279a/X2/ACC62F84-E667-4641-83C2-4669DD4079F7-X2.jpg)

Bow fender will be ordered from Bauer Modelle https://www.bauer-modelle.com/epages/Bauer_Uwe46269592.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Bauer_Uwe46269592/Products/715778 (https://www.bauer-modelle.com/epages/Bauer_Uwe46269592.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Bauer_Uwe46269592/Products/715778)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-MsJm6t5/0/7f73a3e5/X2/598DBB7E-336C-4B50-BD50-C2F791C8A78F-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NgF985b/0/b5fb1597/X2/1C62377F-0F2B-4A4C-9D2C-8C59E388C859-X2.jpg)


Timber is matt lacquered
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6StC465/0/5a984fef/X2/C81379C4-233A-44E5-877B-CE10BC5DF092-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mt2BgN8/0/afe9f26e/X2/A86B774E-D332-4E3F-92CA-C5CA4980E4CD-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RqMGwvV/0/d2304b04/X2/7B68C77C-1B73-47B4-8E94-6E60B3602294-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 15, 2020, 05:34:19 pm
I’m now beginning to envisage hull colour. I really really like that green, it’s the first thing that attracted me to Brian’s build.
However as I’m building nothing like I have total freedom 🤔🤔🤔🤔



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 16, 2020, 07:33:28 pm
Many distractions today so only a little progress.


The Proxxon FET is proving well cutting Paxolin
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-k2qmCf6/0/6325bece/XL/5C32CAC2-863D-457A-A29D-79A4F23CB6AB-XL.jpg)


So I began mapping out the superstructure with up stands
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TSmRxtC/0/236c9abd/X3/93EB4D31-7B43-45FC-95B4-A8A2A902B3E0-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-rn6WXz4/0/06732c40/X3/67826C63-DC40-4866-AF32-76AC9EE6B266-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VWbPB69/0/a219518d/X3/703A12B8-C232-4816-AA47-ECCF0CF4E356-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 17, 2020, 11:27:58 am
Today I intend to finish the stern quarter gunwales.
I don't like cutting and filling so this is my way.
First I made the curved flats from styrene same thickness as the rest of the gunwale.
CA'd in place trimmed the outboard edge and fitted Tamiya tape as a guide to make parallel.


I then used styrene box section on the inner edge.


I will then focus on the remaining 10 wash ports  {:-{


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3JdbTQ7/0/26bed254/L/F4C7E233-4B66-4131-93AE-6F07E1907134-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-k6fqtXG/0/890a25da/L/D19FD5E4-78AC-41AD-B78A-96BF2084957C-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-QFHd7Np/0/f5959d9b/L/3F08F739-D19F-4795-853B-2ACB9A01B300-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wrrmtdv/0/94c8281d/XL/BB590CA2-0C07-48F9-BF56-53959683EA52-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-H5nWHWT/0/00b6dcd9/XL/DE6DD9D7-6538-41EE-AB29-1BC4CE1E417E-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Tm4F6MB/0/a8928407/XL/F290C1A9-DDE3-48A2-89B4-24904D2426B8-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NPMkvwk/0/75915732/XL/B189BBDD-222B-4B33-9A91-2A326D883D8F-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BTxmZLX/0/2e11a507/XL/6BC637AD-3AB9-4926-8B6D-EA20CE790821-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LFP5nvc/0/e84c05fc/XL/00A6065F-679B-49B7-9507-BDDE0699D440-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GWmZ5QN/0/304366fc/XL/B0DC1CF1-A865-4365-9DE0-45409C41000B-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-X4kqVwp/0/c49fcfa4/XL/D8A77CD0-7395-432B-A6B6-1191465061AF-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 17, 2020, 05:58:39 pm
Happy with that  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xcdNFMr/0/5301ad72/XL/2D5718B0-5EA5-4BC7-8112-CB9F17A1EF8D-XL.jpg)

I have absolutely no idea what the rib structure is like from this view. It's the sort of thing that has to be imagined as pictures just do not exist in the public domain.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ddHMbxs/0/abf24db4/X2/B6C168BB-9045-4BC2-ACB2-AD469EB5EF84-X2.jpg)


Then I cut out the remaining 10 washports and made n fitted one frame  %%


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vCsZ4Nn/0/6f5d4671/X2/E3C49359-AC15-4F8B-AA33-29E1B4C10CA2-X2.jpg)

Tired of this already  {:-{  only 9 more to do
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-bDcW8Px/0/8920bec0/XL/607190D5-0EBC-4C36-8419-7C009AA7C91E-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Ft3Sn5g/0/ea543613/X2/3ACEE67F-72D9-48F7-A731-D14444A5CA71-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 17, 2020, 06:40:16 pm
I really like the break between the deck and the roller I think it sets the stern up nicely.  I can imagine that it would be very easy and probably easier to blend the two together - nice work!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 17, 2020, 08:02:10 pm
Cheers Mark  :-)


I'm considering battery and ballast. Although having 3s Lipo ESC's I will probably use this as main power
https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/mobility-scooters/mobility-scooter-batteries/12v-50ah-mobility-scooter-battery (https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/mobility-scooters/mobility-scooter-batteries/12v-50ah-mobility-scooter-battery)


That weighs almost as much as Portgarth


I hope to do a leak test soon and motor full load test. Establishing the displacement is vital.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on October 17, 2020, 11:42:59 pm
Excellent work Andy.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 18, 2020, 10:55:12 pm
Thank you Bill  :-)


Today I tried the hull in the tub but as soon as started adding ballast up front I noticed the bow thruster install was leaking. My fault trying to be too clever. I've now removed the cover I'd made cleaned everything up and fully covered in stixall!


So at a loose end I thought I'd start my apprenticeship in Styrene superstructure ing  {-)


After seeking advice from a most excellent builder I've concluded anything goes.


I'm using 2mm for the deck level cabin. This has a central front stair and port/starboard stairs.

Spruce sticks very well to styrene with Zap  O0

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JZZQDxx/0/05d17f21/X2/081DF55F-3E2F-449A-90FA-6998FA04AFD5-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vnV7dgg/0/522d53f9/X2/785B8A09-090B-4872-8629-B9C18927BA5B-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on October 18, 2020, 11:09:41 pm
Andy, here is what I am working on. It sort of is a Damen 1205 Stan tug.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 19, 2020, 04:17:12 pm
Looks well  :-))


A bit more today
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6qFb3hp/0/3baabaf7/X2/623FF1CD-3C7B-430B-970C-8D1E39E071EB-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gq59qJ7/0/e59946f1/X2/492E72FA-7793-4499-BE3E-44A00CAB7F71-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XmnZwv6/0/a46ff9f7/XL/F3429C0D-BEE4-4E59-889E-A11D9AD9925C-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 19, 2020, 04:21:00 pm
Looking good Andy  :-))  ........and when your out and about its so big you could hide your samiches and whiskey in there too.  Top boating on a Sunday :)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 19, 2020, 09:45:11 pm
 {-) {-)  single malt in each funnel


Both stair slopes created and I'm hoping the 25mm wide stairs from modelboatbits will suit.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RQcw8jf/0/22c6997c/X2/730C1FCB-3438-41EB-87C5-337A5F2150E2-X2.jpg)


That's about the extent of the deck level cabin. Everything else is winches and towing gear.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-QX7FtCT/0/8422a1d7/X2/F075513A-9AD2-47DC-8455-4CBACF8919B4-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 20, 2020, 08:50:24 pm
More styrene
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7fD7BK6/0/e9def1e9/XL/745DBF9D-E698-415C-98CF-F309E87BF17D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KCgJ922/0/833d13a9/XL/1ABD22FA-E685-460A-A9E6-8C53FE212C1F-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hR5nMrm/0/7dd881cf/L/45667C06-1A66-4A38-9973-D16C9967F7C3-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-78mqvsJ/0/2cb51ec1/XL/D02C9337-1D20-4069-8318-709F0FEBC439-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-T8QbJW7/0/0ccfaadc/XL/64F0B9E6-2F76-498B-824A-BE6DDE3BA76C-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 21, 2020, 03:11:49 pm
I thought I'd give the interesting funnels a go today. I've downsized to 1.5mm sheet for these.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-sSTh6Kp/0/50d01b6e/X3/18F9E40D-4C83-4D5B-A02C-AB60A7789EBA-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Bs3qrpd/0/ab6196b3/X3/B2F89299-86FA-43E5-B27E-30CA0BF48FF0-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6dGtCjV/0/f582c619/X3/F0D24452-96BA-4670-8470-AB55BA46C835-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 21, 2020, 05:32:55 pm
Mirror image almost there but it is now tea time and beer o'clock
FYI I have not used a single drop of styrene adhesive, it takes too long or fails for me. All construction is with Zap A Gap CA

She/he will be launched as the   "Matthew Thomas" maybe a trace of Stevn's  {-)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tQ5QJ5r/0/5019fc82/X3/6229BFAC-0498-4050-9C57-2F6231D9E62D-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NbPNfWN/0/f3b3f394/XL/09987DF2-4AAF-4A95-87AE-85C732259BA6-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 21, 2020, 07:03:32 pm
WHAT I NEED and many others
Is for some of our very experienced tug men to do a guide to a number of variations in winches and how to make then from scratch and or implement readily available components.




any offers?? I know you are out there  O0



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 22, 2020, 10:36:20 am
Finished the funnel assemblies last night and fixed from below with self tappers. It's important that they match perfectly with each other more so than matching the drawings.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xpk5qVk/0/b3e01209/XL/C41B8BE8-3530-491F-9181-BA6163D8B76B-XL.jpg)


This morning I've started on the next level by making the floor outline to match the drawing and the funnels as fitted.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5KdWF65/0/14f9b6e9/X2/6C45A1D3-07E1-49C6-AC23-9C32917C2118-X2.jpg)


This too is all 1.5mm styrene. The intention is to make this a tailored sliding fit and again fix from below with screws.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Rt8br6d/0/d10661d1/X2/6D179160-2642-4042-98AA-B6A16DC90B9B-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 22, 2020, 05:25:20 pm
Continued
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tS9G2wN/0/89c2ccea/X2/DA0B9104-F4B7-4F9F-B5B2-706BC75D7346-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VXFgF2N/0/af6d84e4/X2/62F2E293-911D-4EA5-B0F0-62BC8E7FDBA9-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NnGMfXg/0/adddf6bb/X2/C8304F27-C478-4E80-9ED8-7D8F027FFFEC-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hMHKTbQ/0/a8102435/X2/514318B2-909B-47A5-82B6-5D5E6A7B14B2-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DtLNTjW/0/6916d72e/X2/9DA818D4-ADDE-4D55-A250-ACC842B0FB47-X2.jpg)

Turning into a bit of a THUG never mind tug
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VrBpsCr/0/114cf109/XL/22E2D5A1-547F-480E-868D-CBC4DF3861F7-XL.jpg)


Many of the tools employed. The FLAT square is fairly recent but proving its worth.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-m4cHvNJ/0/28a995ea/X2/08CDF0E3-9B04-44D3-8CE5-A763F5F7B8B7-X2.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 22, 2020, 06:55:20 pm
Today I finally received some ladders from Modelboatbits. Royal Mail delivered today on the 22nd an item that was postmarked 14th first class  %%  Steve was first class and posted more out yesterday. I will post them back at my cost, not his fault.


Anyway my current problem is that they REALLY are ladders so contrary to my intention I cannot use them as stairs. NO way could anyone go down these facing forwards as there is nowhere to place a heel. They are as described ladders and that means going up and down facing them. So unfortunately for me they are redundant (keep them for stock)


So it looks like I will have to make all the companionway stairs on this build from scratch  :((
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 22, 2020, 09:42:10 pm
I've managed to find stock of Plastruct stairs. These are like fairy dust but I found them at the same shop in London where I got the Lobster boat.
29mm wide by 300 long 1:32 stairs  8)

Come up trumps twice  :-))  https://hobby.uk.com

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on October 23, 2020, 09:09:02 am
Andy,

That's really starting to look good. It's going to be a beast on the water.

Ant
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: 16-21 on October 23, 2020, 02:44:45 pm
Blimey Andy,
Your fairly getting on with it.
Have you done a propulsion test?
It would be interesting to see the drives in action.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 23, 2020, 06:42:31 pm
Thanks Ant


My attempt to ballast last week failed due to a badly fitted bow thruster leaking.
This is now sealed in a much simpler fashion and removal only requires a scalpel
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VJbRjhn/0/X2/i-VJbRjhn-X2.jpg)


I've just tested everything dry on the bench and found one steering servo has and internal mechanical fault, it rotates freely clockwise but very high resistance anticlockwise.
I ran both props to full speed and they make one hell of a draft  %%


Anyway tomorrow I'll try again to establish full displacement weight and I can run one motor to find full load current.
I'm temporarily using a Spektrum radio and the bow thruster is on Aux 3 pos switch B


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-HdBZkNq/0/X3/i-HdBZkNq-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 23, 2020, 06:47:51 pm
Some more styrene photos
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6QnmMxR/0/X2/i-6QnmMxR-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zKpBQbL/0/X2/i-zKpBQbL-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ptft7GC/0/X2/i-ptft7GC-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XfD8nS9/0/X3/i-XfD8nS9-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 23, 2020, 06:50:20 pm
Size comparison . Wheelhouse still to build
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-J4pZHFm/0/X3/i-J4pZHFm-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dvFHnGz/0/X3/i-dvFHnGz-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6p6psNR/0/X3/i-6p6psNR-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 23, 2020, 09:26:16 pm
Andy' you have amazing plastic skills friend.
                       Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 23, 2020, 09:38:27 pm
Thank you Howard. To be honest it is much easier than the Portgarth was which is all plywood.
The bonus being styrene will paint much easier and creates a bit less dust in the making.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 23, 2020, 10:22:21 pm
Andy I never use any thing but plastic as you say but to paint but then some will always say ply's best  only thing I have learnt is I now always scrape my joints where I can  and not sand if I can help it.
                             Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 23, 2020, 11:05:09 pm
All new ground to me but loving it so far.
Just spent a couple of hours on the smokers


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-T5Jfjp5/0/X3/i-T5Jfjp5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 24, 2020, 12:56:24 am
Andy you look like a old hand of it great work now you have tried it I don't think you'll return you ply I buy mine from HINDLEYS of  SHEFFIELD  HIPS 0.5MM UP TO 2.75.
      Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: radiojoe on October 24, 2020, 04:19:44 pm
Some excellent crisp work there Andy, Ply or Plastic I really can't decide I've used both some times a mixture of,  Being a Carpenter by trade I do like working with wood, on the other hand you don't get grain problems with plastic.


Joe.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 24, 2020, 07:26:44 pm
Thank you Joe and Howard. Really anything that works or a combination of both  O0


Cannot win really. Butts told me that while Portgarth was on show at Doncaster one punter refused to believe she is wood  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-F7LTDpG/0/ed23de58/X3/i-F7LTDpG-X3.jpg)


I suppose that should be taken as a complement but on the other hand I know wood is more than twice the effort and time? so maybe not.


I've tried styrene cement again and I still find it crap as it takes far too long to set and hold reliably.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FCkPbWt/1/992218a6/X3/i-FCkPbWt-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 24, 2020, 09:55:02 pm
Tank test postponed today due to rain. Should be ok tomorrow.


I added braces here and prepared for the staircase, should arrive Monday.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qwLvzxf/0/XL/i-qwLvzxf-XL.jpg)


The exhausts now have a larger diameter detachable styrene oversleeve
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jTvRmhs/0/X2/i-jTvRmhs-X2.jpg)


I made the crane support
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zkBQpSZ/0/X3/i-zkBQpSZ-X3.jpg)


That's all today
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-r6tcccX/0/X3/i-r6tcccX-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 25, 2020, 10:48:00 am
I had guessed over 30kg and the actual IS 34kg  8)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 25, 2020, 11:40:40 am
The hull as pictured here with drives installed is stern heavy and 11kg. With deck furniture and bow fixed ballast I hope to keep it to 15kg max.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kSDMJKt/0/dcf8dafd/X3/1A10EE8A-2D6F-452B-B3C1-222A1BDB37E5-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ckDnHgL/0/9b882297/L/514C8504-3F26-4C24-B752-FD9EA816CED4-L.jpg)


This is what I had to add to get to the waterline. 11.5kg of water and 11.5kg of lead
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6fDcLXG/0/d4bd1566/X2/D9DCA562-FB9A-4881-A633-1B4C00508874-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-56H2xPG/0/f7b119ac/XL/ECD5ED8E-79B0-4A5B-980A-CBC8869D2D8D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HPcRhRx/0/b5df8894/X2/9FF9AF4C-B6D6-48ED-B178-FD908C1EA3B6-X2.jpg)


The bow thruster is almighty powerful! Makes Raboesch seem completely pathetic in comparison.


Unfortunately my clip on DC ammeter failed me but for sure the ESC's are fine.
I will buy an inline tester for next time.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LVqZgKC/0/737ab873/XL/CD23C434-8303-4FEA-8002-24835513EF1C-XL.jpg)




I won't need a sound module  :-)


https://youtu.be/yd7DoNfV6SQ
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 25, 2020, 05:22:42 pm
Mixnmatch
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WD8FTPR/0/10676c24/X2/6441DCE7-CD78-4B2A-86ED-5097748B7FD2-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WRQ7qwv/0/c47266c0/XL/058225B7-AD4B-441A-B3CC-BC5A6763962C-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jbdQB6D/0/ad3d0602/XL/29F2395B-62EE-4A36-AA8F-E9D09D31673D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LkPkrMM/0/c66e3226/L/F4D9C5C5-A954-487A-BF69-FF5982DD828F-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HpDPp5g/0/d446d2d7/X2/E6F09950-6790-4606-B9F4-1D8B8EB8B357-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6hFxQjB/0/f38bec38/X2/04791C69-612E-4B0A-BBC4-DF467E8474B9-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on October 26, 2020, 08:45:20 am
Looking good Andy, just logged on and read your log she is certainly taking shape. Unfortunately my builds have been at a standstill for quite some time know due to caring for my brother. Keep up the good work  :-))


Brian
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 26, 2020, 09:09:20 am
Good morning and thank you Brian. Best wishes for you brother. I see my club mate has acquired your Maltby, I'm very envious  :embarrassed: . I hope we can see you building again before too long.


EDIT
stairs just arrived from hobby UK  :-) 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VwC6GP5/0/0a250024/X3/2410FEB6-1D77-403A-9976-96BCBFFE81A5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 26, 2020, 01:16:51 pm


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6D864QX/0/XL/i-6D864QX-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XDcwVqd/0/XL/i-XDcwVqd-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vgbpwv6/0/XL/i-vgbpwv6-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-rmVMm2v/0/X3/i-rmVMm2v-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: marco on October 26, 2020, 02:32:48 pm
Bonjour ,


    This tugboat is superb , it is a a Robert Allan design like my RMT PENFRET which is 32m long . I built this tugboat at 1:32 . the difference is your choice For 180° with your schottles and I chose the 360° obtion for my tugboat .


     Good luck for the rest of the building .


marco
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 26, 2020, 03:59:04 pm
Merci Marco  :-)


I quite like this idea that allows this to be treated as a sub assembly to add at the end of the build during final assembly with a dab of silicon.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-f87wqxK/0/b7bdf4d7/XL/B0ED488E-A5EE-4BC4-BC21-A9A899D1E980-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zxCrxnX/0/36b24668/XL/4C1B7ACE-24F0-4CCB-A423-E9A5854E4A11-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cnhKTbW/0/7d2ba372/XL/583F4493-63A7-4047-8100-3F7CE90E476B-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-w6VrQXj/0/bc15f138/XL/78950581-E893-4B15-A354-24FBC8D80712-XL.jpg)


It only remains to finish this with satin lacquer


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9b2478h/0/764a5e13/XL/8855D0B4-737A-494C-9809-F073B5F7FCE3-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-fxZMrM4/0/94d9af27/X2/29FC93F1-D1B4-432A-A9DC-3E23111AA244-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 26, 2020, 06:02:19 pm
@£7.80 per length I think this represents good value compared to other options.
Please do not introduce 3D printing as an option  %%


Bearing in mind that these are stairs and not to be confused with ladders. 1:32 scale
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6BFjH2W/0/19c03ebf/X3/80DEBEAB-BA18-4CD7-859E-2F7E4663749D-X3.jpg)


Unfortunately they only make this scale 29mm wide which happens to be suitable for most of my model but not for access to the wheelhouse.


I have put one through the band saw and stuck it back together at 22mm wide.
Will be fine when painted.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-p8mvMjR/0/a0364de7/X2/986616C2-B6AB-4BF3-9477-9F2950B278FC-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hbFc8rg/0/4482b7a8/X2/E966CA5C-F6BA-4F76-AFCF-3DC48B4E560A-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: JimG on October 26, 2020, 07:41:31 pm
If I had done this I would have cut it at one side not the middle. Sand down the side smooth and there should be little or no clean up at the joints.
Jim
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 26, 2020, 09:03:23 pm
Thank you Jim. I considered that but ruled it out as the excess glue would be harder to clean up at the edge. No problem in the middle. When painted no one will know.


This is also listed as ABS by EMA  I tried plastic glue and it's pants. Zap A Gap won the day again.


I've had one pm regarding the retailer.


So for etal https://hobby.uk.com/materials/plastic/styrene-stairs-ladders-rails/stairs.html (https://hobby.uk.com/materials/plastic/styrene-stairs-ladders-rails/stairs.html)


I've just added the winch drums seperator to the lead. I used 5mm brass rod sheathed in styrene. The rod fits a drilled recess top and bottom.
The benifit of my contruction method is no complicated mitres and no soldering. It is ultra strong too
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9dH8cL6/0/X3/i-9dH8cL6-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WVmKCRC/0/XL/i-WVmKCRC-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 26, 2020, 09:19:13 pm
Thank you Andy.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 28, 2020, 12:08:01 am

Good morning  :-)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9mjsrtr/0/16f265d0/X2/600F7FB2-1EB4-4114-BE24-4D2E718EE7DE-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WXZPFzp/0/50de5b52/X3/7565FE10-642B-4A10-B4F0-F4415C060374-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kHfStxr/0/afa5b63f/X3/2B301E5C-3734-4FA4-AC64-F366FB96C6A3-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-g25SzmJ/0/b62b0ee7/X3/F04DD976-FEEC-4249-BE32-6809CA1BA6A7-X3.jpg)


Anyone know what green this is?
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mT53dw4/0/468f0686/XL/D2699CBD-A09B-4994-8653-3282F4B872DF-XL.jpg)


I think the foredeck ribs are all done
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BDH7qFX/0/ae3c1543/XL/C0FA6A21-4FA1-4169-98D1-D7E5911DB94C-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 28, 2020, 12:13:51 am
Might be Lincoln Green Andy.
            Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 28, 2020, 10:20:27 am
Yes you'd think so Howard, however the examples of that on cars don't look anything like especially on range rovers


I thought I'd do a paint check and clear the foredeck as all the ribs are done to my satisfaction. I had to be sure the the spray would go everywhere leaving no white.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-bdVBncW/0/747e7e21/X3/287C69B4-AC93-41DA-B31A-C16253A19E65-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-38vNZxd/0/4c6a7828/X3/CC1EFF19-6556-4177-8456-8F05F3C7A22B-X3.jpg)


Still drying
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2Q58JBX/0/aedca31a/X3/2173BA46-C690-43F4-A678-E3CCECE72A8C-X3.jpg)

The thing with scratch building is that without photos of what you cannot see you have to make it up. As long as its convincing no one will know any different. I guess only the real ships crew could say that's wrong
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tugboyben on October 28, 2020, 10:35:48 am
Morning Andy


You are doing a fine job. another Fantastic build What about painting it red  :-))


Jason
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 28, 2020, 10:44:14 am
Thank you Jason.
It was the green that attracted me to Brians model and it contrasts so well with the red lead.
This is a very easy paint job as the deck and bulwarks are all this colour (will be satin lacquered)
The Gloss green from the waterline to the inner edge of the gunwale looks a fine contrast. If only I can find the right shade.


Stevn's Arctic today is rebadged Ocean Arctique and is blue


http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_title=OCEAN%20ARCTIQUE (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_title=OCEAN%20ARCTIQUE)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZLHNTMB/0/22a8ca19/X3/09F4D99F-38D5-4FFE-A2F2-0AE65E758FA2-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 28, 2020, 01:22:46 pm
This just arrived and much cheaper than the Turnigy badged unit that hobby king sell. Chinese UK seller with Royal Mail tracking

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-3Tf9ckc/0/a862b764/XL/4920827B-30D8-4456-B261-A7E45537977E-XL.jpg)


XT60 plugs are big enough for my uses.
This will measure the load current of the schottels
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-DvbHjq9/0/30e7a387/X3/4CB5BC20-342D-4390-90A1-82DCC9108D1A-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 28, 2020, 05:37:07 pm
Andy,
 Have you pm'ed Brian and asked him what shade he used as you know he's a great guy and very helpful.
 as you say it's a one off so paint it a green that rocks your boat.
          Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 28, 2020, 06:14:02 pm
I think I’m ahead of Brian now. I don’t think he’s onto painting
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 28, 2020, 07:08:10 pm
So today aside from early morning painting I've made the cabin roof side extensions. These are not on the plans at all but pretty obvious from pictures. Without them crew would not be able to get passed the stairs to the wheels house.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qJFpJtF/0/731829bf/X2/C72751C7-0778-484A-B813-095A3B05A521-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ctLLjfJ/0/dbec4c52/X3/8DADCC3E-672F-45DB-83CE-8ACEE7E7FC08-X3.jpg)


Image for scale effect
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Z8twpqC/0/96b35949/X3/4BADD4C1-7EC3-41B6-B51D-2F1A9BCE64A4-X3.jpg)


Now I'm beginning the dreaded wheelhouse  %%   See if I can get through it without it going in the bin


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FscmRMp/0/8ebf61bb/X2/D7C39B00-462B-470C-AABF-0AEC24BCF692-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VwWjXDN/0/3dc638e0/X2/64C48123-1399-4C9D-8182-574CCCD3B23D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mzH4MmP/0/b43fe938/X2/76163B24-26A5-4759-90BE-19E8C90BA3C5-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on October 29, 2020, 08:55:04 am
I think I’m ahead of Brian now. I don’t think he’s onto painting


Morning Andy, your right it will be a while before I get to the painting stage. I don't have any idea what shade of green she is if I get any info I will let you know, it might be like Howard suggested and just pick a green that matches the green in the photos. I managed to get the correct RAL colour info for my Pelagic Trawler build and it doesn't look anything like her colour in the photos i have of her, I think the weather and salt water have a big effect on the true built colours.


Brian
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 29, 2020, 11:43:58 am
Thanks for posting Brian I pretty much thought the same and I'm now consciously looking at cars Ford meadow green is possible.


Meanwhile I can already see adjustments required but I'll continue with the front for now
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TtBx3xK/0/b2d9f8dd/X2/9A27E899-BB32-42AC-B268-33BAF9401458-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-fLwRbkD/0/6a9a7be4/X2/AFA476DC-BB9C-45D9-805B-6579C122C2AD-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 29, 2020, 01:43:54 pm
Hello Andy,
 as Brian has said sometimes colours in photos can be so different in real life, But if any help I have the Humbrol Colour System book with a patch sample of the real paint, two might be of interest to you try number 2 Gloss Emerald or  number 131 Satin Mid Green. hope these are of help.
                  Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 29, 2020, 01:58:30 pm
Thank you Howard I will have a look.


I continued along the way
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xH45s6g/0/e7f44c32/X2/1CBAACB6-B1EA-4104-920F-71D6F740769F-X2.jpg)


..... and after re examination of pictures I concluded I did have it right so continued to do the wheelhouse rear complete with the subtle over hang of the rear panels.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nxRGZrr/0/54a7f53c/XL/D2DBF14F-971E-4568-A049-5E5B7248E606-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hD3cxtt/0/45f830e4/XL/3153E7D8-313B-45F8-B60A-D95C28DE3CF9-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BnMzRSG/0/3d6dc2ea/X3/D3F6007B-2FC1-4F97-AE4F-8A4BF97FE9A7-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JqPFKSf/0/afd7e371/X3/23A4AEFF-6426-48EC-8563-56AE83DA3399-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 29, 2020, 05:03:54 pm
Good progress
Walls completed and now I'm sheeting the top to give it strength for cutting out all the openings.
This will then be converted to a ring beam before making a detachable roof


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zN4brd8/0/f169a347/X2/CF0D79AC-0A72-41B5-87BE-8A8CB9C9F782-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8wVScpg/0/82bdc784/X2/605E7688-3D10-4F15-9976-ADD68F0CF47E-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LZnZgLm/0/8522f527/X2/AF7B0812-6C53-4EB2-9DB8-3716A4687E68-X2.jpg)


I think you are very close with emerald green Howard and I am giving this a punt
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MQSRDUA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MQSRDUA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 29, 2020, 06:51:24 pm
Ready for marking and cutting openings tomorrow. I can start the roof too. Looking forwards to the mast!!!


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pxGRh9m/0/6ae983f0/X3/D3F33135-4024-49F5-AE29-8D283E268317-X3.jpg)


Still a THUG
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dJv7hxS/0/74f79cd4/X3/CFD7BB4E-5442-45CC-BCA8-F1ABB635F529-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 29, 2020, 09:05:16 pm
Hello Andy,
 Your build is looking amazing I think Martin will be looking to add you to the Master build section soon you put my plastic skill to shame.
            Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 29, 2020, 09:29:40 pm
Thank you Howard. I really don't care where my builds are  :-)  I'm far from being a master but all my builds are equal in standard. Over the last four years I have learnt something new every week but I am now relying on earlier posts to remember how I did it  {-)


Recent experience of styrene has definitely converted me for scratch building superstructures but I do like my wooden kits hugely and I have so many yet to build  :}


I have an Esvagt support vessel to do too, also Orion mouldings.


MarkT should be in Master build  :-))

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 29, 2020, 11:46:24 pm
A head start on happy Friday  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QMdDmLC/0/L/i-QMdDmLC-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SRd49Kh/0/X2/i-SRd49Kh-X2.jpg)


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 30, 2020, 10:32:25 am
I checked photos this morning and realised the rear centre window is taller.


First I drill a hole big enough to accept the small dremmel drum sander in my Proxxon. Then I take out as much material as possible before finishing by hand with files.
Steady hand is essential as you can't put it back!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-C8LdjVh/0/4ee89f7a/X2/E3F0C242-19D7-490F-9F97-9023DCF4B499-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-CrsGPHG/0/41ffe312/X2/54610A2F-FDA6-4790-9B83-A2F145D479D5-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pgtTMwq/0/8beb9000/X2/D46BD97E-3973-492A-9C8C-565255F9905A-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on October 30, 2020, 12:58:16 pm
Couple of questions if I may, I've not used styrene.
What thickness is it, who supplies it, does it have any rigidity and how do you cut it!
Thanks Andy. It does look good and sharp.


N.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 30, 2020, 01:43:40 pm
Hi Nord, I'm always happy to answer questions  :-))  Thank you.
Styrene is just as commonly known as Plasticard. It is available in numerous thicknesses from probably 0.25mm up to 3mm. I have made parts thicker by laminating thicknesses together.
It is conveniently sold in A4 sheets at all model shops but can be ordered in larger sizes online.
It is manufactured by numerous brands like Raboesch, Maquettes, Evergreen and others.
It has a similar flexibilty to equivalent plywood.
You can cut and shape it with all the same tools that you would use on wood.


I use my mini plane often for squaring edges that have been cut with a scoring blade and snapped off.


Many videos on You tube of application and use  example  https://youtu.be/uJQ71o1qqWw (https://youtu.be/uJQ71o1qqWw)


I select thickness as I think appropriate for what I'm making, NOT forgetting that I am new to this too!


Hope that helps
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9qmk3pZ/0/X2/i-9qmk3pZ-X2.jpg)


Wheelhouse progress.
Only the doors left to cut out.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6WjFq2j/0/XL/i-6WjFq2j-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KNTkz2J/0/X2/i-KNTkz2J-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pJ6MRRm/0/XL/i-pJ6MRRm-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XnnJQKc/0/XL/i-XnnJQKc-XL.jpg)


Edges finished by hand with files prior to removing indelible pen with isopropanol


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kb2F7zN/0/XL/i-Kb2F7zN-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-JFjnG5Z/0/X3/i-JFjnG5Z-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xXrPQ7t/0/XL/i-xXrPQ7t-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on October 30, 2020, 03:08:37 pm
Thanks Andy, I recognise the Evergreen label, I discovered a pack of Square section amongst some railway parts of mine.
Of course I know about plasticard in thin section, not known to me as styrene!
Zap a gap I need to locate.
Very interesting info.


Nordlys.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 30, 2020, 06:10:13 pm
The upper superstructure is all 1.5mm apart from the sole plate @ 2mm
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5xVMr2j/0/83962d6e/X2/899C2655-A27F-4649-A6F4-F213606FB3F7-X2.jpg)


That's the base done
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-x3GSj6N/0/c416e909/X3/B4108F41-1337-4985-BA50-83E8ADB166D9-X3.jpg)


Now my attempt to make a demountable roof


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XT3RHC3/0/d6289ccc/XL/74EA52EB-2C6E-49E2-89FD-667A804A0FD6-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dVHqrqq/0/ead365b9/X2/7AF4EBEC-67D6-4EBC-B988-8BD26CC58888-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2Q7bmK3/0/9b032348/X2/24983986-7C5B-436E-8868-CFA2877BA5DE-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-55Qdq8b/0/e05fdc18/X2/A4AE4187-3EC2-4057-BB7B-0FD44960FB94-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 30, 2020, 06:44:27 pm
Hi Andy, It's looking really good I think you have cracked it with plastic once painted will look much more real like then with ply look out for a pm.
                  Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 30, 2020, 08:58:36 pm
Thanks for the info Howard  O0


This is exacting work! I'm not gluing these until I've made their mirrored counterparts.


Once they're all in place the roof will be opened up raised and a bulkhead fitted behind the bank of windows.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XzpMxr3/0/X3/i-XzpMxr3-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bXSDz5b/0/X3/i-bXSDz5b-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on October 30, 2020, 09:01:30 pm
That really is lovely work - I don't think it gets better  :-))   Top job!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 31, 2020, 08:27:00 am
Good morning. Thank you Mark
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qm9LnGw/0/9181b256/X3/7C1D41D0-C647-4529-B2B0-2D5D9BD96498-X3.jpg)


I will actually be glazing this O0 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XVJMxzV/0/a459f536/X2/365FBD09-E696-4018-9AAB-AFE6F5671BFA-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on October 31, 2020, 10:36:53 am
I agree with Mark, that really is great work you're doing there  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 31, 2020, 04:00:20 pm
Thank you  :-)


Now it's up to the imagination. The seperate roof is going well but I need to make a raised or sloping roof now within the window area.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FD6F25f/0/XL/i-FD6F25f-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8KQvDGb/0/XL/i-8KQvDGb-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CR6TC96/0/XL/i-CR6TC96-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PPSM6tV/0/XL/i-PPSM6tV-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on October 31, 2020, 04:21:59 pm
Love checking the build every day  your making such a great job if it Andy think we would all be pleased to have your skills
                         Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on October 31, 2020, 05:08:35 pm
Thank you  :-)


Now it's up to the imagination. The seperate roof is going well but I need to make a raised or sloping roof now within the window area.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FD6F25f/0/XL/i-FD6F25f-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8KQvDGb/0/XL/i-8KQvDGb-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CR6TC96/0/XL/i-CR6TC96-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PPSM6tV/0/XL/i-PPSM6tV-XL.jpg)


I think the roof should slope from front to back so any water that landed on it would run off, if that's what you were talking about.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: marco on October 31, 2020, 05:39:22 pm
Hello Andy ,


        For my tug " RMT PENFRET " the wheelhouse roof is slighly inclined backwards . As it is the same naval architec who designed these 2 tugs I think he must have done the same thing on both of them .


marco



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 31, 2020, 06:34:59 pm
Thank you all but too late I already did it.  :-))   Thanks for the pictures Marco  O0


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Gw8fWt2/0/XL/i-Gw8fWt2-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qmsLqp7/0/X2/i-qmsLqp7-X2.jpg)


There is slope on this
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DLGjHRj/0/XL/i-DLGjHRj-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NgQNZ8d/0/XL/i-NgQNZ8d-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VQtc8Ks/0/X2/i-VQtc8Ks-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FMKkPcT/0/X2/i-FMKkPcT-X2.jpg)


AND it is still nothing like Stevn's Arctic  {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jVHJ7vm/0/X3/i-jVHJ7vm-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-rrnShHh/0/X3/i-rrnShHh-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on October 31, 2020, 07:48:59 pm
Hi Andy. Might I ask what solvent you tried for polystyrene before?  I saw a deluxe bottle in background before and wondering if that had been the problem, other than that I warned Maquette styrene is a bit different from "regular" polystyrene sheets.  From experience I just hope you reinforce those joints. I think cutting windows is much easier before the parts are bonded.  To do it after you make a hard job look easy!  It is coming together nicely and polystyrene sheet is so nice to finish and prep for paint, so much less effort than ply but each to their own.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 31, 2020, 07:52:41 pm
I have many styrene adhesives and they’re all crap being too slow.
I only use ZapAGap CA
Brian uses CA too
It sticks fast and after full cure stronger than the styrene


Thank you Rich  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Steve Mahoney on October 31, 2020, 08:13:59 pm
Very nice styrene work!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on October 31, 2020, 08:22:34 pm
Thank you Steve  :-))


Back to Rich and comment about cutting out before or after.
As you see from my Portgarth this is what I did


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TdQQpsz/0/1cb9cc8c/X2/i-TdQQpsz-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zQRSdF4/0/d4c79444/X3/i-zQRSdF4-X3.jpg)


For styrene I saw no reason to change from what works for me and my styrene structure is easily as strong if not stronger plus it won't splinter.
As a beginner without advice or teaching I do what I think best, this may often be advantageous.


Styrene  ROCKS !!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on November 01, 2020, 06:43:11 am
Maybe one day I'll have a  go at styrene. The roof looks good Andy  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 01, 2020, 09:18:10 am
You really should! you don't know until you try  O0


Doing the stern end of the roof today and the start of the mast.


Thank you


pictures later  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 01, 2020, 05:42:24 pm
So this morning the aim was to complete the roof
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-4DFNZZq/0/a1e07aff/XL/83C41AC9-C5DD-47E5-AEE8-8112B3B7A54A-XL.jpg)


I soon realised from pictures that the back end is where the roof drains and I needed to radically change my plans to enable this.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2gfm56W/0/a8ed8445/X2/97FC769E-F073-470F-9366-FBB0E938F8E3-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-MnT3LBT/0/a4aecf2e/XL/0B6DDDF9-68C8-4BD7-B0A6-EB6009D5B35C-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HTF5pgX/0/16b5f636/XL/9F925103-9645-44C8-84A9-B372EA99B133-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KtdB25D/0/9376b23e/XL/D11B2C48-AED9-4A2C-8B59-F4CBD75E1C06-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tt9j4Vq/0/ef96c3ce/X2/F8D722AB-F337-4D11-A51A-55E997C43627-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-444F5bj/0/572a4669/X2/118D3ED9-53EA-497C-9B21-4259387E8418-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3XsMNkV/0/25c7ddcf/X2/7CEAAFEE-485A-4984-A4DE-CE0D30AF2E1D-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 01, 2020, 10:36:24 pm
This was my goal today to reproduce the roof drain offs
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-62HQDgW/0/XL/i-62HQDgW-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-M3hgHDg/0/XL/i-M3hgHDg-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NM9bhj9/0/XL/i-NM9bhj9-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-v8BhtSM/0/XL/i-v8BhtSM-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pDNV24j/0/X2/i-pDNV24j-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XrxQjMQ/0/X3/i-XrxQjMQ-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CZGBgLH/0/X2/i-CZGBgLH-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 02, 2020, 12:40:47 pm
Someone suggested the obligatory coke or beer can for a sense of scale  %%   The green paint arrives today for appraisal
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xHX5QTX/0/b78f8d96/X2/65B35F2C-A66E-4754-8BBA-18CCD9B67176-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wNwtNFn/0/570bdac3/X3/296ACF87-4451-4F29-98A7-385B3580FCE4-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on November 02, 2020, 01:06:09 pm
It's really coming along...
Do you draw straight on to the plastic sheeting and cut out from there or plot it out on card first and use that as a template?

regards
Ant
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 02, 2020, 01:42:00 pm
I use both methods depending on the size of the part  O0
Thank you


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CX3ZJDp/0/X2/i-CX3ZJDp-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build! GREEEEEEEN
Post by: Taranis on November 02, 2020, 01:58:18 pm
Just arrived.
I'm happy with this  :-))


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7k6Xcpw/0/X3/i-7k6Xcpw-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Dq6rKmt/0/XL/i-Dq6rKmt-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FZm8bBg/0/XL/i-FZm8bBg-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 02, 2020, 02:07:17 pm
Andy, just seen your green looks a good match 
            Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on November 02, 2020, 02:18:39 pm
Thanks Andy re templates and I love that green....
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 02, 2020, 02:43:29 pm
Any time Ant thanks


Thanks for the pointer on Emerald green Howard


I didnt realise this paint I bought was mixed to order.


Amazon RAL 6001 £12.99 delivered.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 02, 2020, 05:43:58 pm
A late kick off today but I finally struck a bat with the mast. I'll use more pictures with this as an example of throwing bits together.
Whenever two identical parts are needed I use the master to produce the second and then file them to be an exact match

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kcFTfBG/0/996b30d9/XL/E09B9C64-DB5D-4E15-A00F-D08CAE601733-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qFw5vxd/0/b9a6d925/X2/C8049AA1-7FF3-4A4A-8F5F-59B086D69AE9-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2Xq8J6X/0/795607da/XL/52156891-19A1-4A18-B780-B02181A6DD9A-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-x7DGzj3/0/29ab9e90/XL/A92091A7-FEDC-4899-82F6-82C63D71561C-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-69NsVTx/0/6a1e6220/XL/4B1183D7-9A85-42B4-BCFF-68AF45519B38-XL.jpg)


So that is the base done
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pWSFXMx/0/f0e75351/X3/D4EB179C-C05B-4726-B065-B94EC3598A40-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RQx3zMW/0/86509ced/X3/55255512-3D16-4DD0-B694-7F4CEF246867-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 02, 2020, 08:42:58 pm
So I now find that the drawing shows no plan views of the mast platforms so my only option is to use the outsize measurements and then look for photos
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4nJxh3N/0/XL/i-4nJxh3N-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6QVs2z9/0/XL/i-6QVs2z9-XL.jpg)


I expect it will be like this with rounded corners. Two water cannons go on the rear of this level
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WfF9vnk/0/XL/i-WfF9vnk-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-JKbGj7T/0/XL/i-JKbGj7T-XL.jpg)


To add a bit of flavour
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KKcqqFQ/0/XL/i-KKcqqFQ-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6Xz4dPD/0/X2/i-6Xz4dPD-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SLGNFwK/0/X3/i-SLGNFwK-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on November 03, 2020, 07:19:00 am
wow...I've run out of words to describe that now
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 03, 2020, 10:15:30 am
Am feeling the same as Dave lost for words I just enjoy watching every day makes me think I must try harder
              Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 03, 2020, 01:30:18 pm
Thank you both that is inspiring  8) 
Not even started yet today, just back from car MOT and top up shop at ALDI.


Some people are commenting on the green and is it right? Firstly this is nothing like a Stevn's arctic so the comparison is invalid.
Secondly this is on grey primer and it will be darker on red primer.
Thirdly my camera phone makes it appear lighter than to naked eye


Finally I like it  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 03, 2020, 01:42:59 pm
so do I Andy, your boat your colour.
               Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 03, 2020, 07:08:20 pm
Mast continued.....
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9GGxMgP/0/f21ab3db/XL/78F5CBD3-6630-46AE-BCDA-32F4263FA214-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HvStPf5/0/2b3a26f4/XL/2F3BCE8E-9C8E-4025-A525-1628F8BBDDDD-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BstJwzL/0/9eacd2f5/XL/9C596EF8-012C-4CF4-B9BE-46A9849B11DB-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XSNJnzP/0/504a3bde/XL/AA063E20-630F-4F06-8C6F-E77D698BA9A3-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-42cNQRg/0/535affb8/XL/099D3764-BC63-45F4-81EF-45863436C68E-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Nh97vz9/0/c224ede3/X2/030361BA-55BA-48B4-B889-6CCD1484CD3F-X2.jpg)


Another post in a few minutes
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 03, 2020, 07:12:37 pm


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-rkSNxRH/0/459136e5/XL/89A35A20-74B5-42F8-A24D-A5C26B9690C5-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TPM8LjH/0/762e2df7/XL/29C49741-BEB9-40F7-B313-78B314C787D3-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DcLVbpB/0/8b6ec614/X2/775AD13A-138C-4EEF-AE48-DBAF97EE165D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Nt6wdjf/0/d3be6c94/XL/F40DD02A-E1EB-4D45-AFA3-4E1F9D31571F-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LjfqG48/0/6fa30034/XL/A3848D7D-C5A2-493A-A21E-84C3513F1FB9-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FrV74RQ/0/eed44002/X2/6E4DE09F-23AC-4D74-9614-E3D00AA83839-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VFGZqHk/0/8e63a92d/X2/36268B52-6233-48DD-B37C-8371E47776F8-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qVTsRnF/0/76102d82/X2/AA884D3F-7F8E-4959-82F8-2A4B97B72CF4-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9CPNZSf/0/af836de1/X2/0CE8FBCA-D044-467C-8D13-E64E31E11D85-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TfjgXRt/0/3be0120c/X2/4CB0782F-489E-4981-9F7D-EBAB61F69453-X2.jpg)


Another post coming...
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 03, 2020, 07:13:59 pm




(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FTPpdHV/0/b2d7d62f/X2/EF9B351A-5EC4-4DD4-83EF-75210A657526-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-45Svgk8/0/ab06e803/X2/729D5E5C-A1EF-42AD-AAB8-11216806ADBE-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XshNzBF/0/184d1fcb/X2/3DF022F0-0ABC-4EAA-9090-DD507EFFC39D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Dc58LKz/0/7a04e68a/X3/E2DAFAD5-C1D0-430B-B0F6-3CBA6C78A1D9-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 03, 2020, 07:49:37 pm
Although it may look like progress is fast? so far this is mainly the bones. The devil is in the detail and there is potentially months of that to come
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 04, 2020, 06:33:40 pm
The mast is very difficult to establish in detail so it is slow work.
This platform added today is not on the drawings but clearly necessary for access to the radar ,nav light and spot lights.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pTJ9LrJ/0/9c7dd951/X3/F2BA95DC-7A4C-4504-9E3C-F044D81B1BC8-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WpQwnvj/0/77cdcdc1/X3/A5F1EAF8-160F-4FCE-A1CF-175100AD85FC-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-fDDVpVk/0/bd03a585/X3/7E0C6337-1DAF-4A1B-93B6-23E38247A300-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dtpqc5s/0/903ec5b8/X3/D3A81C43-F896-4EA0-8F25-C815E7C9EFAF-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 04, 2020, 10:18:04 pm
My first ever solder whilst in contact with styrene.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XqD2fBB/0/11875e78/X2/EBBB50B0-0684-4C44-8DA6-22828F84E7C2-X2.jpg)



This has now dispelled my perceived fear of an issue with this so I'm not concerned when it comes to the many railings
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XXPtCv5/0/8acf5ee1/X2/6CA67905-4E02-47B9-894E-5EF90F992933-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gHvZQ5W/0/ce5136a1/X2/243CDF3A-03E2-4D6A-9ED3-BA105408EA7B-X2.jpg)


EDIT I just modified safety rail height


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cPGBxWb/0/f0b793b8/X2/5F2BF52C-AE83-486E-AF53-E5DA75FBF1FC-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-twqLsr2/0/806bfc27/X3/C13DF500-A665-4024-8DA7-297F3562A4AA-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 04, 2020, 10:56:53 pm
nice work Andy.
   Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 04, 2020, 11:00:34 pm
Cheers I am so glad I don't do lights  {-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on November 05, 2020, 07:57:30 am
Great work Andy  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 05, 2020, 11:01:08 am
Cheers Dave  :-))


State of play last night
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-R9gSs4F/0/X2/i-R9gSs4F-X2.jpg)


So this morning I was inspired to continue with brass.
Using my tried an trusted methods. I use my iron set to 480 degrees for all my soldering and control the process by the duration of contact.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-R2NQJnG/0/X2/i-R2NQJnG-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7G2PtPJ/0/X2/i-7G2PtPJ-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kcCMZJx/0/XL/i-kcCMZJx-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-b28n2pb/0/X2/i-b28n2pb-X2.jpg)


Lucky for me the whole assembly is a matt black paint job  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-khTsH5x/0/X2/i-khTsH5x-X2.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-92B4nFR/0/X3/i-92B4nFR-X3.jpg)
More later
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 05, 2020, 03:11:56 pm
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-q7RnLzr/0/c8202a7d/X3/65B62CA8-C7FF-4198-A260-97F968937DFA-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-QjrdQBw/0/2cf86439/X3/256ADD9D-E317-4C29-9C5A-E9BAEF449051-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-n8xNqN2/0/d140aac6/X3/6C6B2AE4-160C-42A3-93C9-26765BF0B822-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ptd8nXM/0/01fd8b1c/X3/0D8ADB3A-BF40-4EE3-883D-50C5AA120DBF-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vFST4H3/0/899b2b8f/X3/9F7556E8-D11D-401E-A26C-E8B35B696153-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: hama on November 05, 2020, 03:21:14 pm
Wow :o
Impressive work through out as you've made us used to by now. Thanks for sharing.
Hama
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stan on November 05, 2020, 06:49:37 pm
HI Andy you most have a go at fixing lights. %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% .


Stan.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 05, 2020, 07:16:46 pm
Hello Andy,
 I like Stan think the same you cant make such a wonderful well made model and not put lights on it  not you don't have skills.
                             Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 05, 2020, 07:17:09 pm
Thank you Hama.


Is it Panto season already Stan?  O no I mustn't  %%




EDIT no Howard, lights do nothing for me at all and there are over 40 on that vessel so forget it. Not worth the effort
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tsenecal on November 05, 2020, 09:57:04 pm
Taranis,

so lights are out, but what about working winches or cranes or anchors?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 06, 2020, 12:42:59 pm
My build will evolve over time.
I bought these life raft canisters from battlecrafts. Perfect size for this  O0 
I already had a pair but could not remember where from %%   but found them on eBay and just arrived today.

Warning about the green paint! be careful to check whether you want gloss or satin whatever colour you might choose. Instead of using the "buy another" tab on Amazon I used the search to get another tin but did not spot that it was satin Doh!
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-z4LJmWQ/0/01201eb6/X2/3D22C29A-8459-4BD4-8421-1151D682FA0B-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 06, 2020, 05:30:35 pm
A fiddly day put to bed
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tsQrfWg/0/52477cec/X3/66A3763A-7619-42A7-AE93-553D0FC0A4B0-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-F7n72VW/0/6b098775/X3/DF057D00-284B-4A50-BC4B-BF40AB10656B-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-sm9SWtz/0/c2e08dc7/X3/54C43F6F-81BB-481B-B351-1ADEEABCB3F1-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on November 06, 2020, 06:54:26 pm
Looking great Andy  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 06, 2020, 07:13:14 pm
Thank you Dave


I just found these stanchions in my stock. There are 52 so hopefully enough I will have to do a count up.


I got them for Portgarth but did them a different way and then forgot I had them.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2W3bP5x/0/da1c3317/X3/836EFFC8-4C2F-4F80-8539-A78523146DF9-X3.jpg)


For effect pics
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cMkcGGn/0/0103edf7/X3/A739D0AA-401E-40BB-B5ED-67DCA4854BBD-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-WSrCbmW/0/13990cb0/X3/FE13BB90-DEC3-47AA-B418-6E2309614BB6-X3.jpg)


I've also ordered some tube and pre formed bends to try replicating the risers to the fire monitors
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 07, 2020, 12:08:58 am
Some companion way and landing work


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-CM5HxXt/0/1bc1d9dd/X2/E517DB21-5993-489A-BEC5-2DD762B7A47B-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PdwVSkW/0/eec05c1d/X2/6F19F3E5-0042-401E-9E69-7718EF661EAF-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kXh7fH8/0/d0324648/X2/522C71D7-6FF5-4D25-9BE6-12AFE9FDBCE2-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-x3qSVnP/0/a39932ff/X2/3E91FADF-FC05-4502-983A-C53C16DBCEF8-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KcmVH9s/0/431f35c8/X2/A1BA0F4E-2BEC-4148-AB5B-38B8A24E2B03-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 07, 2020, 03:12:53 pm
I just love the little men  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 07, 2020, 03:35:15 pm
Cheers Phil. I like them too and can be used to add a bit of humour when posed in a group. Also better than an out of scale coke can  %% 


Today these servo travel doublers arrived from Flytron. Much simpler than the MRW offering in that it's a straight plug and play.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mN2xm3m/0/5759911b/XL/FDB50099-DD81-4C0D-A963-34F5E5D06C0E-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FZpXVXv/0/fa15e6c4/1280/IMG_6500-1280.mp4) (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FZpXVXv/A)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 07, 2020, 03:42:02 pm
There is always a way to do that awkward solder
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7tr8bnJ/0/9ee391fd/X3/E4512271-A292-4C51-B366-F2AB54D7EF6C-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wRsXfZP/0/1d3b34ac/X3/D6295854-8AB6-46ED-BB54-A09C0E17A17F-X3.jpg)


Tamiya fine grey primer. I use this purely because of the brass parts
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7njHTkN/0/5cab19a2/X3/2E0E6916-C44A-407C-8843-5D00484ADE82-X3.jpg)


First I tried satin black but decided matt was preferable
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-g5fZjC9/0/11b9389c/X3/B3C9B84B-FC2C-4AD3-9605-A8F74204B53E-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-rqbNfZf/0/aa75af66/X3/23D41D6E-9BB4-4358-A570-DE35FB2FED53-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ddwKHs3/0/d833f0d2/X3/8E30C361-6AA3-4516-8953-0F3D2583378C-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DNT6Ncw/0/50571de9/X3/DADF1759-DD33-40EB-9A75-E8F6B8737494-X3.jpg)


The roof is now attached with magnets and four alignment studs
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8N2p7rn/0/c6cf27cc/X3/5F91368B-1B76-49DF-936D-9BCE6BB722FC-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on November 07, 2020, 03:59:37 pm
Just gets better and better - lovely job Andy  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on November 07, 2020, 04:18:56 pm
I know it's meant to be black but it seems such a shame to paint the brass work of the hand rails etc Andy
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 07, 2020, 07:18:51 pm
Thank you Mark. This model just keeps on giving no matter what it might resemble, creative licence is a pleasure.


Dave it has just got to be but I have many hundreds of pictures of naked brass to look at  :-)


Watching TV until after strictly so might not be any update tonight  :kiss:
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 07, 2020, 09:20:07 pm
Great show tonight that was  :-)


So this is what I use for info. Most vessels have a generous amount of photo submissions on marine traffic dot com
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-4855VfV/0/8bc4ea57/X3/F5F2EC11-7412-443A-9714-5B3BA6282B18-X3.jpg)


So you can see there is a lot to add yet and lighting would be far too much to ask as it is bristling and I'd rather have a neat and tidy build than a nightmare of exposed out of scale connections. Each to their own but not for me on this model at this scale


I've started adding the proliferation of aerials using brass tube and 1mm carbon rod that will be painted white




(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-g2HK6sx/0/c745054d/X3/C08CDA3F-BB06-4CBB-9A38-252B102256FF-X3.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gm6ZM4q/0/65a5bfa6/X3/E3909792-4A62-4D4B-B5FC-97ADC46F8B6C-X3.jpg)
BTW I dropped the mast this evening and it did not break  :P
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 07, 2020, 10:31:42 pm
Last one today.
Now the roof is fixed with magnets it will be pretty hard to lift off when windows are fitted,
So I've chosen to make the Graupner compass binnacle the item to grab. (lovely 1:32 item  :-)) ) if you can find them now.
This requires that it be fixed substantially rather than rely on glue so I have turned a piece of scrap dowel to 8mm as an insert to drill and tap 3mm
I allow .5mm tapping in wood and if its not secure apply CA to the tapped hole and re tap when its gone hard.
So this was drilled 2.5 and tapped 3mm


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tqvsR9n/0/55de767a/L/ADC51A20-C456-470E-832F-BF1FBED94A52-L.jpg)


A wedge to level the base


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-bSZTXzT/0/0fe5cb2f/XL/FF0C8665-E186-4778-8690-FFFB75B400E9-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 08, 2020, 04:37:48 pm
It doesn't feel like I've done much today but all the little bits add up and take time.


Wiper motor box and stern light bracket fitted
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Bt4qx2v/0/XL/i-Bt4qx2v-XL.jpg)


Wiper boxes to front windows
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xTG3BmZ/0/XL/i-xTG3BmZ-XL.jpg)


nowt but a few of the many aerials
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-HVqQxS3/0/XL/i-HVqQxS3-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 08, 2020, 04:49:13 pm
What I need is a source of fairly priced nav lights in a suitable size and colours etc. Many of the retail offerings are either too big or overpriced and I need LOADS  %%
Or I might have to make my own


EDIT I've just searched for clear acrylic rod and found options that will save a lot of money


(https://www.simplyplastics.com/media/5811/acrylic_extruded_rod_tint_298x150.jpg?w=298&h=150&mode=crop&scale=both&quality=100)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on November 08, 2020, 05:20:44 pm
Andy, your always thinking outside the box!
I'm now going to look into this myself........
N
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 08, 2020, 05:31:59 pm
Hi Nord
Having given it more thought I will use clear acrylic tube, probably 5mm O.D, 1mm wall and paint the inside as appropriate with Tamiya transparent paint colours.


Edit
 I can make circular tops bottoms and dividers with a hole punch in thin styrene.
I will use C section styrene for the backs where the light is directional
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on November 08, 2020, 05:38:44 pm
But the tubes are available in 4 colours?
N
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 08, 2020, 05:45:32 pm
No they are solid rod and I cannot find diameters small enough but I can find tube.


EDIT  too many posts with no pictures (slaps own wrist) %%


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LtMQrHX/0/528ca856/X2/BCE18620-0F4A-42DD-ABDB-70A62A3AD8EB-X2.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 08, 2020, 05:54:05 pm
Hi Andy,
 Like the H. I P. Plastic sheets have you looked on the HINDLEYS of SHEFFIELD I know they did them in colours. I know lights don't rock your boat but as you say there's lots of on tugs so I normally make one and then make a silicon mould and cast them in water clear resin often putting a resin colour dye in the mix and put a right coloured L E D in before it sets.
                Regards Howard.   
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 08, 2020, 06:00:51 pm
I task you with a pictorial guide  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 08, 2020, 06:06:24 pm
Now Andy,
 that's a good idea once my hand are a little better I think I'll just do that.
         Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: radiojoe on November 08, 2020, 06:12:25 pm
Hi Andy,  if it's of any interest I get all my lighting items from www.smallscalelights.co.uk  they have all manor of leds / chips / diods / fibre optics etc. may be worth a look


Joe.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 08, 2020, 06:20:04 pm
Thanks Joe but I'm not interested in illumination only the light fittings
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: radiojoe on November 08, 2020, 06:28:49 pm
Ok Andy, I thought it was strange Andy fitting lights, I have fitted lighting on several boats but only sail in the day so in reality they never get used so these days I also don't bother with them.  :-))


Joe
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stan on November 08, 2020, 11:17:41 pm
Andy for one minute I thought you were going to take plunge and install a full lighting system. Maybe one day who knows.


Stan.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 09, 2020, 12:20:05 pm
Today I thought I would attempt the major ventilation units on the smoke stacks


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xqPXssp/0/XL/i-xqPXssp-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FBz33VX/0/XL/i-FBz33VX-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qFmHrmP/0/XL/i-qFmHrmP-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dWV4Shp/0/XL/i-dWV4Shp-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-s8rbbDP/0/X2/i-s8rbbDP-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XwKWq9L/0/X2/i-XwKWq9L-X2.jpg)


and......repeat
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-J9hjwLw/0/XL/i-J9hjwLw-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 09, 2020, 03:30:03 pm

I wasnt happy with the vent surrounds and I managed to seperate the backing pieces to reduce the tickness.

One thing lead to another and the door was an easy target copying photos
1.5mm styrene sheet and a square profile surround.
1mm brass for hing points
This is drilled to accept a 10mm stock port hole
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3pdqN3Z/0/X3/i-3pdqN3Z-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TXFCLPz/0/X3/i-TXFCLPz-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 09, 2020, 05:09:25 pm
Looking at other doors I've patterned four for future and focused on the stern one. It has two black partial circles on the edge but I've no idea what they are for?
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Rb948XZ/1/9d342eaa/X2/CBBA2340-CB3B-4B2E-806C-148DB9150F37-X2.jpg)


1.5mm sheet on 0.5mm for this subject.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hqQLV6G/0/a979d08e/X2/8C99E020-8F73-4DE2-B3B5-9D301B455305-X2.jpg)


I've not worked out the hinges yet so dry fitted.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TrpFzk4/0/8488ad60/X2/71039D5E-5C2D-41A4-B556-AAB4F5AFD581-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 09, 2020, 10:35:55 pm
My solution to hinges was round styrene rod and flat strip followed by a scotchbrite pad to smooth the way
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6mDN2SG/0/X3/i-6mDN2SG-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: towrope on November 09, 2020, 11:36:06 pm
Hi Andy you will probably find the black circles are are just painted where the dogging handles are for closing the door probably painted black because there on the working deck and would always be greased up and dirty there would always be at least two if not more on each door cheers nice build
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 09, 2020, 11:49:06 pm
Hey thanks for taking the time for that  :-) 
Having found later pictures of the vessel in the Ocean colour scheme where the door is completely white I can see the handles you mention.  :-))


Cheers and thanks for reading
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 10, 2020, 01:18:21 pm
The little things  :-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9h6W27W/0/X2/i-9h6W27W-X2.jpg)


Also this is restricted access
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tGK4Sq4/0/X2/i-tGK4Sq4-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on November 10, 2020, 01:36:00 pm
Hmm, I posted the same just after breakfast but the post has been deleted? Still got the text on my clipboard...



" Not clear on that pic but on another I found I think I can just see they are painted behind the dogs for securing the door. Black handle on a black background, and not painted that way on all the pics. Seems a bit counter intuitive as handles are often painted in contrasting colours to show whether the door is secured or not."


Rich
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: marco on November 10, 2020, 02:17:19 pm
Bonjour ,


  I have a remark to do .


   I worked for 21 years on cgg's seismic vessel and was them transferred to the armament and equipment department of that company where I stayed for 14 years before retiring . Often the halfblack circle were made to avoid dirtying the white paint of the doors with our dirty hands . For the handles when the watertight door is closed at the sea station the bottom and the top handles of the door are closed when they are vertical and the side handles are closed when they are horizontal .


marco


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 10, 2020, 02:57:27 pm
Très bien tout le monde
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 10, 2020, 05:26:55 pm
Doors to the wheelhouse
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9BRnXjS/0/1449d7c8/XL/11BBF454-7EE9-4FC1-8076-315FD2059A7B-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TkwJm9x/0/a9d04d84/X3/AEC635EB-B65F-401D-81F5-579931E04CC5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 10, 2020, 09:55:31 pm
I view of how easily the roof is separated and currently still very lightweight. This will offer permanent access for detailing the wheelhouse.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bxPz4C5/0/X3/i-bxPz4C5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on November 10, 2020, 10:15:06 pm
Hi, bit off topic but did you ever find a source for the old style squadron putty in the end?  I bought a bunch of testors tubes but theyre not quite like the stuff I've had before either.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 10, 2020, 10:33:33 pm
No and very sad but no more probably due to ingredients no longer permitted.
Model Shop Leeds no longer stock it in the new guise as customers report it is crap
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 11, 2020, 01:01:20 pm
Today I've ordered 2 12 volt 20ah batteries from Tanya
https://www.tayna.co.uk/mobility-batteries/powerline/pl20-12/ (https://www.tayna.co.uk/mobility-batteries/powerline/pl20-12/)
One for each motor. The bow thruster and ESC's will have their own LiPos


Fitted a 6mm paxolin sheet on a full tube of Stixall to spread the load.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dMbPgTV/0/X3/i-dMbPgTV-X3.jpg)


Access is great as it takes only moments to remove parts
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gDwtbjm/0/X2/i-gDwtbjm-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q8BTvPV/0/XL/i-Q8BTvPV-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Sf2tqTG/0/XL/i-Sf2tqTG-XL.jpg)


Batteries are expected Friday so I can do a full load current test this weekend
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 11, 2020, 03:32:21 pm
Tanya say batteries are scheduled for courier collection.
 :-))


This is physically the same dimensions
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jtbB6Lk/1/X2/i-jtbB6Lk-X2.jpg)


Looks quite small in place  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ntsQRLm/0/X3/i-ntsQRLm-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on November 11, 2020, 03:57:43 pm
I realise you have the anti slip pieces on the paxolin sheet, but will you tie it down also, in case it did move from a large bow wave from another vessel?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 11, 2020, 06:15:49 pm
No they won't move. Smaller batteries never moved in Portgarth.
Other vessels will be far more concerned about my bow wave  {-)

I've made a shield over the gears so that when water gets in it is not distributed everywhere but will just trickle away to the volumous keel for evacuation by bilge pump


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TKp2mB5/0/2561aebd/X2/9D57E166-1A68-45B1-8EFC-35A1510FD7A4-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nVrvkH7/0/e9f1d9ec/X2/04C91DE6-ED86-4EC0-BD94-A04B6DA95E51-X2.jpg)


The ESC''s are waterproof and fan cooled but to be honest I doubt they will break sweat. Anyway they are fixed with double sided tape to the hull skin that will also be cold.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-sjjb7Cm/0/ee286bcb/X2/CBD13151-9883-4B2E-92D6-D310C07625BE-X2.jpg)


The battery tray is overly long to allow for balancing fore or aft.
Probably load test this Saturday
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gGqD5N9/0/b1a9a3ec/X2/9DC5F5C7-4236-4CDE-A76A-192257C1056D-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on November 11, 2020, 08:15:51 pm
Looks fantastic Andy
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 12, 2020, 03:55:32 pm
Thanks David.

Today was the day
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mtkxvf6/0/12cd8f16/X2/7830E14A-886D-4BEF-BE77-5E6138A3F346-X2.jpg)

Batteries came this morning
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xq6tc5d/0/b33fcab3/X2/CE20E8B9-6BE6-4919-B8AF-D3A7A66A58B4-X2.jpg)

Despite all and added lead I'm still an inch out of the water. I will make removable ballast with handles
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qpgF3T2/0/09e8ffea/X2/E0FB2FB8-A355-43E8-82DE-FB799A057C85-X2.jpg)

So the max current was established as 21 amps and no leaks.
I demoted the bow thruster to 2s LiPo for the sake of longevity of shaft and seals.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-4D8RJBh/0/69d433de/X3/B928D4FC-3FB3-4ABB-BA3E-3108097F267A-X3.jpg)

https://photos.smugmug.com/OceanWorks-Z-drives/i-L8z8qhz/0/48b5534f/1280/IMG_6579-1280.mp4 (https://photos.smugmug.com/OceanWorks-Z-drives/i-L8z8qhz/0/48b5534f/1280/IMG_6579-1280.mp4)(https://photos.smugmug.com/OceanWorks-Z-drives/i-L8z8qhz/0/48b5534f/1280/IMG_6579-1280.mp4) (https://techno.smugmug.com/OceanWorks-Z-drives/i-L8z8qhz/A)


https://youtu.be/OL_6sAIFLZg
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 12, 2020, 04:48:27 pm
Now working on the floor as the closest simulation of being lakeside. I have to have a straightforwards easy routine of loading and unloading whilst tethered to the bank.
I was thinking of fitting handles to the batteries but then recalled I had a tile lifter from pre retirement.
It holds for a long time if you clean the battery label off  :-)) 


These batteries are a little shy on weight over a better brand name by 500 grams each but still weigh 5.4kg. Only get what you pay for but they will do for next year
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Fdb6bSB/0/4a7d5ba8/X2/A33E438C-32FB-4C5C-A8BB-303628BD2654-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 12, 2020, 08:18:34 pm
Ultimately I'll need a sizeable collection of these
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-grMXSNB/0/e76bedca/XL/1015FEA5-46AD-472C-BDDA-AE9A7AD0DA8B-XL.jpg)


For the time being I'm working on a place for everything.
Shelf and retainer for bow thruster LiPo


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xhqzn2p/0/fc4c84dc/XL/8A2B8E8B-50F5-4F28-BF2B-95332615D75C-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LNsd98L/0/ed9fed35/XL/9D1E00A9-CB07-4A06-93D8-C75566839ACD-XL.jpg)


Now on the other side will be a 3s LiPo for receiver/servos
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 13, 2020, 03:59:05 pm
Continuing the fit out.
First this is the radio I will use. I've ordered 20mm diameter radio knobs to replace these on 6mm spline. I've opened the unit up and set friction to both sticks so throttles will stay where I put them individually
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-75bsRHm/0/76512469/X2/B9817AFB-9630-47C9-B933-D767CF9633AD-X2.jpg)


Pocket for other LiPo fitted and shown is the HV 7.4 volt BEC
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KMsmhMk/0/d71502e6/XL/75E89CCE-2FE6-4E76-975C-075C86769632-XL.jpg)


Bulkhead fitted to mount inline fuses at 25amp (action electronics)
Waiting for XT60 panel mount plugs to complete
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dC5bp43/0/0e6ebe14/X2/B9C1AE33-E59A-4F1A-9430-CF0C1FFE07A6-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cm3ZT4M/0/94e3ac7f/X2/850BD6D4-B07E-43B7-93D6-85B5652E979B-X2.jpg)


ESC switches fitted within the limit of supplied cable length. I will be fitting a concealed receiver switch on deck.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-SxvsjCT/0/3f87f5be/X2/ABEBD145-C9BA-4F67-9CB8-A5E1898FFCBA-X2.jpg)


Cheap and effective
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ncn9VCQ/0/0084a583/X2/40A945F5-14DD-47D4-9BDB-E80BBF535179-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kLzHF4g/0/24ff8508/X2/725C04F3-FE87-45F1-8750-701AC565A3A6-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on November 13, 2020, 04:01:46 pm
Hi Andy,
 Now that's I call thinking outside the box great idea,
                             Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 13, 2020, 04:05:05 pm
Hi Andy,
 Now that's I call thinking outside the box great idea,
                             Regards Howard.
example


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-SINGLE-ALUMINIUM-ALLOY-SUCTION-PAD-50KG-427574/391840310779?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200520130048%26meid%3Dc435641e0b534a53a71a2bd874a57e77%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D293305352287%26itm%3D391840310779%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithDarwoV3BBEV2b%26brand%3DSilverline&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: JimG on November 13, 2020, 06:15:56 pm
You've got me a bit confused here. You are using a 3S pack for the radio then using a 7.4V BEC to reduce the voltage. Why not just use a 2S pack to start with as this is 7.4V. (HV receivers and servos are designed to run off of a 2S pack without a BEC. Using the BEC gives another possible failure point which can be removed with a 2S pack.)
Jim
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 13, 2020, 06:47:34 pm
If it saves me buying another battery I use what I have. When I bought the regulator I envisaged coming off the main batteries but things evolve along the way.
As for why the regulator? I thought a regulated 7.4 constant was a better alternative to a fully charged 2s Lipo at 8.4 volts that will ultimately run down to well below 7.4


If it fails on a sail day I still have 2x 6volt BEC wires on the ESC's to keep going, quite easy to put the pin back in
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 13, 2020, 07:25:05 pm
Perhaps in the fullness of time post COVID I may get to see how long Tuggy will run non stop. If that proves to be a positive I'll likely remove both LiPo and rely solely on 40ah of lead but who knows  %%


I do know that Portgarth will run for an hour non stop at near full speed with 14ah and brushed motors. Tuggy is much bigger much heavier (more than times 2. 33lb v 75lb)but superb props that draw little current at fair speed, I expect 3hrs of average sailing with brushless being far more efficient but we'll have to wait and see
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 13, 2020, 11:12:53 pm
Driven by Friday night TV I'm bored enough to cut out the openings for the XT60 panel mount plugs.


Price of these is crazy. This UK seller is £2.99 for ONE or £5.99 for FIVE  %%
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amass-XT60E-M-Surface-Mounted-Male-Connector-XT60/313020628842?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=611712947231&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amass-XT60E-M-Surface-Mounted-Male-Connector-XT60/313020628842?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=611712947231&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Anyway in the absence of their arrival I've calculated the fixings in preparation.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-phXdcf5/0/d3b31244/XL/5239EE8B-2057-44DE-8220-00FE2282452A-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kHxPTzK/0/43dcad8a/XL/D4AA908E-7385-4676-B761-B006C209EDFB-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: 16-21 on November 15, 2020, 01:09:32 pm
Andy,

Out of interest the results you posted a video of
21ah is that one motor?
Will you be running the sla’s in parallel?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 15, 2020, 07:06:37 pm
Seems reply alerts have stopped ?


Hi yes 21 was one motor. No need for parallel was one battery to each ESC




Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: 16-21 on November 19, 2020, 11:59:01 pm
Andy,


I would of thought it best to run in parallel.
Entirely up to yourself of course.
I’ve been speaking to Oceanworks and they are apparently working on a
Proportional
360 degree servo
30kg torque
6v unit
Full metal
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 20, 2020, 07:31:35 am
They're always working on something  {-)


Still not getting forum email alerts since server change.


If you want to keep up with the build see The Model Tug Group on facebook
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SailorGreg on November 20, 2020, 10:26:00 am


If you want to keep up with the build see The Model Tug Group on facebook

Does that mean you won't be posting the build here any more?  {:-{

Greg
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on November 20, 2020, 11:52:10 am
Hi Andy,

From a really selfish point of view, please continue to post updates here as I only use facebook on my phone. Don't ask... but you don't get the photo resolution on a phone...

I have been following the build on FB and it's a monster job and a master class in tug building.

regards
Ant
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 20, 2020, 02:44:39 pm
Sorry Greg for the foreseeable future yes.


Sorry Ant but if you have facebook you are half way there.
Anyone who wants to see pictures at any size you choose, just bookmark the gallery! All the originals are posted there.
https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zn7mzxV (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zn7mzxV)


Forum email alerts still not working.

Edit thank you all.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SailorGreg on November 20, 2020, 11:09:32 pm
Was it something we said?  :(( :((
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 20, 2020, 11:15:52 pm
Nothing to do with watchers or participants. I don't really want to open a can of worms.
As an aside topic alerts are still not working.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on November 27, 2020, 10:38:22 pm
Very sad to see no more updates on this. I was enjoying watching your process.  Hopefully you won't revert to just Facebook.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 27, 2020, 10:47:38 pm
Hi Rich
Today all posting was halted by a facebook BAN. A simple post of a photo from my smug mug gallery triggered world war III
Somehow their Robotic moderation decided it was narcotic related and against community standards.
I objected to this via their yes/no interrogation system and this went on to a review where they concluded the post was innocent  %%  no sh1t sherlock
However despite being cleared of wrong doing they (real people) never thought to unblock me  >>:-(


Posting other than today's experience has been excellent. I can start a post in the morning and add photos to it all day long as I progress. There is absolutely no editing time limit on an Authors posts so this is much more convenient and the feedback is incredible as the group is tug specific. I hope you'll give it a try.



EDIT still not getting topic reply notifications.


The build is probably close to 200 photos further down the river now
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on November 27, 2020, 11:06:24 pm
Hi Andy, thanks for the reply. I don't get notifications anymore by the way either!  I just know to check a few threads of interest.


Looks like you are set on Facebook now -somethimg many of us don't use, hence why we join forums.  Nothing tempts me to it at all if it's a secret group.


Good luck with your build, I can only hope you put back on here. You don't have to post every step (I don't post build blogs on any forums now), but it's important to keep forums going when we have interesting things to show.


Rich
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 27, 2020, 11:13:51 pm
Thank you.
Perhaps if the new Captain of the ship reconsiders editing time limits rather than patronising me about how to blog? I've put four years of effort into supporting Mayhem I feel a little let down.


EDIT
A while ago
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-psGpXZw/0/f53a0262/X3/33118454-08A4-41FC-81F4-5B036F4BE73B-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on November 30, 2020, 06:21:17 pm
Don't forget Rich! the photo gallery is updated frequently without visiting Facebook
 
https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qTMSKfJ




(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qTMSKfJ/0/X3/i-qTMSKfJ-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: towrope on December 01, 2020, 02:02:22 pm
Hi Andy do hope your problems are resolved soon along with many others miss not only the photos but the write ups on the build very interesting reading. I used to follow Brian's build with the same interest and that is what draws me to this forum keep up the good work and all the best                                                                                                                                                                                             Towrope.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 01, 2020, 03:21:51 pm
Hi
I posted in so many places recently that I had to settle on where was easiest and the most interactive.
On Facebook I can start a post in the morning and edit all day long to add pictures as I progress meaning I’m not sitting down using up lots of time composing one post.
30 minute editing time is just no longer satisfactory fo me.
The best place to share tugs is in a tug group where the interest is greatest.
If there is ever a change I will resume
Cheers


Edit
The model tug group is moderated by the Boyd bro’s two of the best tug builders  :-))


Topic reply notifications have stopped again  %%
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 02, 2020, 09:15:10 pm
All in a days work. As suggested by Rich RST a picture a day.
See the photo gallery for full picture set


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KcpSCXf/0/c88da8b3/X3/71E0FF6F-2577-4C14-BD11-12E312FA6F07-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on December 03, 2020, 02:48:06 am
Excellent Andy!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on December 03, 2020, 09:21:21 am
It's looking great Andy
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 03, 2020, 04:44:36 pm
Thanks Bill & Dave
Gallery is updated today
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8Q8qPCX/0/b5c0defb/X3/92F86E7B-DDBD-4C7E-81B1-E8E7DE73971D-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 04, 2020, 09:09:31 pm
Envisioned crane controls
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-n6ZgmWN/0/db9a4db9/X2/E0ECBED5-EC27-413F-A1E7-B0DD46FCA93B-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tugboyben on December 04, 2020, 09:31:59 pm
Evening Andy


Super job keep photos coming  :-))


Jason
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 04, 2020, 09:44:02 pm
Cheers Jason. The gallery is updated constantly for all pictures https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/ (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/)


Last image today
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qkjcKkk/0/X3/i-qkjcKkk-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tugboyben on December 04, 2020, 09:59:59 pm
Cheers Andy


Ill pop & look at the progress you have made 


Jason
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on December 04, 2020, 10:27:00 pm
I don't get this Andy - its a bit like dropping bread crumbs mate.  Your build is amazing so get posting as so many people really want to see your build including me.  You're on Mayhem as you have always been so.................come on  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 04, 2020, 11:44:05 pm
Sorry Mark but I have stated already that the issue of 30 minutes editing is too restrictive.
I’m not sitting down composing a post in word to copy and paste it to a blog as was suggested.
Having posted more frequently on Facebook it has become obvious which is easier and faster.
I can post over 50 photos in any one post and edit it as necessary indefinitely and share to multiple groups in minutes.
So as suggested by Rich I’ll post a picture now and then. The gallery is available to everyone who is interested with pictures as big as they like
12hr or daily editing is more realistic
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: marco on December 05, 2020, 03:23:09 pm
Hello Andy ,


       I found that picture .


marco
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 05, 2020, 03:36:31 pm
WOW where do you find these? perfecto  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: marco on December 05, 2020, 04:49:21 pm
while searching on the net with "OCEAN STEVNS" I found these picture .


marco
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 05, 2020, 04:49:55 pm

Thank you Marco A pair of portholes with the backs ground off sufficed for the outlets.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DBMPkp3/0/4db8bbcf/X2/A1C616A0-704E-4562-A31C-470D2C522378-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 05, 2020, 11:38:53 pm
Embellished with stainless washers to customise the hole size.
Tomorrow all bulwark ribs will be finished and all the white will finally be red oxide.
See the gallery for latest pictures 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HHrZ5SV/0/e812efcd/X2/E8F19066-1813-48B1-B427-E478AFD723BC-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 06, 2020, 11:45:13 am
Thank you Andy,
 as said before your build is amazing I get up every morning and switch on the computer to see if you have posted any more.
                   Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 06, 2020, 02:15:01 pm
Please do use the gallery Howard. I pay near £50 a year to host my pictures so add it to your bookmarks for all the pictures the day they happen. Thank you.
https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9Wj6HDG (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9Wj6HDG)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9Wj6HDG/0/2b0465a0/X3/32C27C22-B47A-4C3A-91C7-AC85F6369944-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on December 06, 2020, 02:26:08 pm
That chain looks good I've not seen model chain like that before  O0
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 06, 2020, 03:37:25 pm
I've had this a long time Mark. Seach for "stud link anchor chain"
This one has a nice patina to the brass, possibly quite old as I bought from a private eBay seller


Cornwall keep it in stock but be careful of sizes


Edit
The 7.5mm looks very like mine I think but not quite as good. I think mine may be cap maquettes
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-STUDDED-LINK-ANCHOR-CHAIN-RC-MODEL-900-mm/253931384289?hash=item3b1f7d6de1:g:6bwAAOSwATddr7er (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-STUDDED-LINK-ANCHOR-CHAIN-RC-MODEL-900-mm/253931384289?hash=item3b1f7d6de1:g:6bwAAOSwATddr7er)


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/m1wAAOSwLQhdr7eq/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 06, 2020, 05:12:33 pm
Mark T there's some on flea bay at the moment I think its £20 a meter
                  Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tugboyben on December 06, 2020, 05:40:38 pm
I bought the chain  from this uk seller before


https://www.maritime-models.co.uk/acatalog/studded-anchors-chains.html (https://www.maritime-models.co.uk/acatalog/studded-anchors-chains.html)




Jason
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 07, 2020, 07:37:32 pm
Not much today but finishing touches to acetylene locker
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-bP2392Z/0/277ccc26/X5/AEB0A859-A60E-47FD-B3DA-0548FBA4602C-X5.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 07, 2020, 10:32:56 pm
Photo 967 of 968 in the gallery, likely 2000 to the finish .

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wgnZxzV/0/12f7a645/X3/BCFBEE24-E6B3-4685-9C2B-5F52B10053DB-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 08, 2020, 06:43:56 pm
I do chop and change between tasks  O0  this stops me getting bored or frustrated.
So today I switched to the wheelhouse roof which is ongoing. The gallery is up to date with pictures in chronological order ( as it happened  {-)  )



(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-78FNrsg/0/23dc524f/X3/4BA30B92-B44F-4883-9C52-1D112B804A2E-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 09, 2020, 02:46:41 pm
Ladders next I think
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XNCFZkS/0/bb8e8983/X2/4B2E136A-0160-4635-A43E-BD2709DCFED0-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 09, 2020, 03:42:39 pm
It's handy to have my previous builds as reference as I forget.
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,57583.msg620330.html#msg620330


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Portgarth-volume-5/i-Km2cZGq/0/1813d6f2/XL/06327042-6FC3-4F64-B68B-FDC8867D5991-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 10, 2020, 08:57:28 am
Model shop Leeds here I come. More brass required


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-d4vMK6N/0/f9b30233/X3/19F23230-CAD6-4368-8397-05E93C768C45-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 10, 2020, 06:43:48 pm
Unfortunately Model Shop Leeds failed today. No small sizes of brass flat bar so I've had to order from CMB and their delivery is painfully slow lately with no option to upgrade postal service


So I moved onto the main Radar tower
Gallery is updated.


Photo 1021
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-S3JkD5j/0/e4710c16/X3/A2B227D6-DF7B-48AA-BDD7-3A65BA126F9A-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 11, 2020, 03:08:00 pm
Today I continued with the Radar and fitted roof searchlights


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3627dKM/0/0df52329/X2/582EF5DB-A5FF-42E9-93F4-D5FA85E48BBF-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: hama on December 11, 2020, 04:09:11 pm
Wow! :o
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 11, 2020, 04:12:27 pm
Thank you.
All pictures now in the gallery  :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cRBmfFm/0/5947e3dc/X3/995AC495-9EDB-4A77-A912-22300389BF8C-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 11, 2020, 04:32:10 pm
Hi Andy,
 I love how you will always go that extra mile with your attention to detail and it being perfect is the only is the only thing you will accept it watching your build that makes me try to do things better you nothing stop learning in modelling.
              Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 11, 2020, 04:39:15 pm

Gallery link https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8Qdvwwf (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8Qdvwwf)

Thank you Howard. The construction is styrene on wood mainly. Crew inspection was favourable {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8Qdvwwf/0/a21599bf/X3/97319082-E635-4997-8E80-903EA42446CA-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 11, 2020, 11:10:15 pm
Saturday task preview.
Unless I run out of stanchions I will complete the wheelhouse companionways


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hxFZHgQ/0/ef8e62c6/X2/49315603-B688-42F8-8FC0-F2406C9A623A-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 12, 2020, 01:16:03 pm
Billings stanchions arrived from CMB  :-))  and parts for building winches


Gallery updated, starboard complete


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hj9VH57/0/2af7176f/X3/D2D1891D-9B28-426E-8758-DE4F092C23C1-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on December 12, 2020, 02:05:53 pm
That looks superb - is the final colour white?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 12, 2020, 02:26:05 pm
Thanks yes
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-J3gzz9X/0/9caee6ed/X2/6BE6F67C-8082-4A81-8382-22C8F7C11DB0-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: marco on December 12, 2020, 03:22:10 pm
Bonjour ,


Very nice work andy. I like .


marco
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 12, 2020, 05:03:41 pm
Thank you Marco  :-)


Port side now complete. I just need flat bar to finish the ladders.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-r48P4jW/0/6ceaf6ef/X3/73FDBC52-D6E3-4AE0-A4DC-18DE999ABB0B-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 12, 2020, 05:20:18 pm
Only the deck cabin front railings remaining to do.
I have used 60 Billings stanchions so far and have just received another 20 which might just be enough.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-CXmcrwZ/0/cd6788be/X4/4E31BFA9-B8F1-415A-8AB5-206970322CAD-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 13, 2020, 09:48:40 pm
One of those occasional days where I was short on inspiration so didn't do much.
Started looking at more fixtures to make but kept being drawn to the davit. It is without success that I find suitable pictures to work from but I have since this photo started making it up.


EDIT I tried reading the name on the Davit to Google it but not a single picture has enough definition.
The motor and drum pictured are the uppy downy bit. I'm doing the roundy roundy bit now.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JsRHSRc/0/abff936f/X3/D7EB8A0B-996B-4472-8747-0F5755A2948F-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 13, 2020, 11:23:30 pm
This is the only photo I have Andy it It might be of some help
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 13, 2020, 11:37:01 pm
Thanks Brian I have that also along with many others but it's what we cannot see that evades me.
That is aboard Ocean I believe
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chipchase on December 14, 2020, 07:45:24 am
Yes its one from the Ocean Andy, that's the problem when the only photos you have are off the internet. I was very fortunate when I built the Maltby a friend off mine was her skipper when she was on the Tyne, I took about 300 detailed photos  :-))


Brian
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 14, 2020, 10:15:55 am
Some of the pictures I have seen were confusing but I've worked out in my mind that the strange objects are counterweights on the remote cable operated control switches. So I will not be going into that level of detail.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 14, 2020, 03:06:23 pm
I totally rebuilt the base so as to relocate the davit.
All fits suitably now
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-D9Fvm32/0/952710be/X3/D24CBEAF-09D1-4435-86EB-157E86C5CA28-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 14, 2020, 09:35:48 pm
The davit nearing completion demanded I have a go at the RIB


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gX5FTfD/0/decc7951/X2/8BA88747-1A37-4A88-8AF6-C1D7FA723330-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 14, 2020, 10:47:18 pm
Gallery updated.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FXWPX9z/0/6ee8b07e/X3/0DE561E2-4CBC-4E88-B329-791FE0DD64D8-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 15, 2020, 05:44:39 pm
Today I continued with the RIB by first turning a couple of tail ends on the lathe. Then I found a picture of a generic boat to copy the internals. Seats etc will be made and fitted after painting.
Gallery is updated. https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-fDQ6zXM

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-36Kftqq/0/8c4fcbbb/X3/B3D3C8AD-D229-4F69-8ADB-D245E89C61B8-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 16, 2020, 06:23:09 pm
Some more work on the RIB plus I'm having a go at the towage storage drum.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cN8MRNX/0/X3/i-cN8MRNX-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 17, 2020, 05:38:23 pm
Towline storage drum winch completed bar paint.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9gw9tS8/0/df65216f/X2/91E2629C-C313-40E2-9D1B-A289FEC09D79-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 17, 2020, 05:41:38 pm
Ensemble. Gallery is updated. :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RPqNd6g/0/caa45a4d/X3/2954AA09-9295-464D-9E7C-ECB36A12A9E3-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 17, 2020, 06:12:40 pm
More ensembles added to gallery
pic 1,129
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-c4rgSDV/0/afbba6ae/X4/DC05AA19-701C-4617-B604-F43B61F9D2A3-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 17, 2020, 09:11:04 pm
That's neat modelling Andy love that winch.
           Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 17, 2020, 10:41:04 pm
Thank you Howard. I found if you google Tug boat winches it brings up hundreds of variations. I guess making it from the minds eye is much easier than from a tech drawing.
Anyhow that is my first so I'll regard it as my apprenticeship for the mega ones yet to create.
All the winches are electric and I started with motors from cornwall models but again suffering stock shortages  :((


My friend Steve in Ireland has come to the rescue by 3D printing me some to scale and far more realistic  8)


I've just remade and finally fitted the deck cabin rear wall. The original was not good enough but I could not be bothered tearing straight into doing another so some weeks have passed and I'm happy with it this time.
I wanted to make the ventilation grilles removable to make painting easier and that has now been done satisfactorily
So this wall now has a recess that the grille fits in with a single screw
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-fkxxfrz/0/842cbf4b/XL/F22BC700-D481-4F26-B411-AE579444C6E1-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7cCnr26/0/4ecfb8cf/X3/5AEEB0F9-DB55-4403-A3D7-07AFD5D207A5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on December 17, 2020, 10:57:39 pm
If it helps you with your davit:


Not sure what the pole at the end is but it could be an anti-two block device but looks a bit exposed
The small wire looks like to lead back to a counterweight on the winch drum, so a person in the RIB can launch without power to the davit motor, as usually required for lifeboats
The stainless block on the bridle looks like a release block. Can't release under load. So the RIB needs to be floating or stowed


...at the risk of forgetting details again (can't remember whether it's class or flag state) but depends whether that RIB is classed as a MOB boat, FRC or tender what the rules on launching are.


Anyway, looks good so far.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 17, 2020, 11:05:30 pm
Thanks Rich


I wondered where your picture was but I now see you are referring to the picture Brian posted.


The stick rod or pole on the end is from a micro switch which I surmise ensures that the winch will stop if the RIB is hoisted too far due to lack of operator concentration %%


I think the RIB will perform all the tasks mentioned
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on December 17, 2020, 11:47:29 pm
Quote
The stick rod or pole on the end is from a micro switch which I surmise ensures that the winch will stop if the RIB is hoisted too far due to lack of operator concentration


Yes.  Often there is a weight on the hook colloquially called a "headache ball" for a couple of reasons.  Terribly un-kooth for a crane op to allow a crane hook to touch the deck (and the wires unload on the sheaves back to the winch) or to hoist it up to the top into the sheave at the end of the boom (and do damage) -so operator training for the former and for the latter -the common "anti-two block" preventing the block on the hook and the block on the crane boom from touching if they're distracted by the newspaper, or facebook these days.  None of that applies to HIAB's or what's horrifically referred to as "cherry pickers" which means at least 3 different things in 3 different applications.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on December 18, 2020, 08:37:48 am
"cherry pickers"

MEWP  %)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 18, 2020, 07:01:01 pm
The winch is now painted and whilst it dries I thought I would continue down this tributary.


So the main fore winches are quite BIG requiring 65mm drum sides.


The gallery is updated where you can see how I got to here
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cg7Xj5d/0/X3/i-cg7Xj5d-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 18, 2020, 10:33:18 pm
This is the same green I bought for the hull but by mistake satin finish. I think it works very well and the styrene certainly doesn't look like plastic anymore.
I haven't fully loaded the drum but if I had it would hold appx 3.5 times the hull length or lets say at least 100metres on the full size boat.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kDsWghq/0/X3/i-kDsWghq-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 19, 2020, 04:40:57 pm
A good burst on the banjo today saw a repeat of the same procedure to create the stern winch drums. That is the last of the large diameter machining and everything else will be within 25mm diameter.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-W5HgRkT/0/d54cdf42/X3/DD701900-CCA2-4377-8035-63B0BA25A433-X3.jpg)


Gallery is updated https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PkDMtBt (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PkDMtBt)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-QFf7D2Q/0/a6115b10/X3/B0555F35-60F1-4281-A5FA-03DE0343BB00-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on December 19, 2020, 05:00:30 pm
Lovely work Andy and the paint finish looks professional  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 19, 2020, 05:16:36 pm
Thanks Mark, I think the secret is in the can  :-)  This paint supplier uses a fine fan spray nozzle  :-))


This is a sample of why it's good to have mates  8)


Coolest of cool dummy motors extra big for big winches  :}


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tvb6z4c/0/05870e98/X2/C8923789-2EC9-43EC-98F4-21876B288C7E-X2.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2020, 05:28:24 pm
It was like wading through treacle this afternoon until I had a lightbulb moment. The idea struck me to glue washers to styrene then trim around them to create bearing end caps.
Gallery is updated


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XXVS2sr/0/ec558049/X2/7A0F32F7-6B64-4A29-B697-4D16228A8F99-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 20, 2020, 11:40:33 pm
A bit further
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-J28vcD4/0/4872a64a/XL/9A1DC762-F7C5-4BE7-AAFD-B8D5F8A917E9-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dreadnought on December 21, 2020, 09:28:04 am
Looks great!  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stumps on December 21, 2020, 09:50:50 am
Really looking good and love looking at your build images ~ very inspiring...
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 21, 2020, 10:25:50 am
Hello Andy,
 your build is looking so good as Stumps says so inspiring, As for making plastic discs I find my hole punch tubes great.
                 Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 21, 2020, 03:48:41 pm
Thank you all, all appreciated. No updates today as the parts are all in paint.
One from last night undergoing progress inspection.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nM3X7fQ/0/dccf49c2/X3/EACA4A99-FEAD-43DF-969C-AF7BACECD49A-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 22, 2020, 09:15:35 pm
A lot of alterations along the way but now pretty much complete with the exception of paint (I've run out  :(( ) and the large dummy motor.


More pictures in the gallery https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VqqDFrb (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VqqDFrb)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-X9DCPLC/0/ae9ab6ec/X3/8C7099FA-518D-4EAD-9ACF-DAE0C0E63B28-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 23, 2020, 09:13:35 pm
Finally my 1/64 brass strip arrived so I've continued with the roof ladders where I left off. More pictures in the gallery.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7qG8f5J/0/10568957/X4/74ECD71F-1532-4CC3-A9D3-19B931F3F483-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 24, 2020, 12:00:43 pm
The only primer I use on brass.


I'll need a warm day to top all the brass off with appliance white

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6VdB2g2/0/2693d908/XL/DEA64F7D-617D-4CB2-86AE-7069EA4EB95A-XL.jpg)


I may start the bow winch later today
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KzWdbFc/0/718e111e/X3/64FEB772-7EA8-4B06-911F-F27E2621FD79-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 24, 2020, 04:13:40 pm
More pics added to the gallery


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8FqxScT/0/7bcd2f48/X3/73D37DCB-4AF6-404B-9E5E-1991C75C71DA-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on December 24, 2020, 04:30:27 pm
Its certainly coming to life as more and more detail is added - superb!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 24, 2020, 04:32:13 pm
Many of the parts are in a drawer. Looks pretty far on if I put everything on. I'm not looking forwards to windows  {-)


Thanks  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 24, 2020, 05:29:33 pm
Hello Andy Merry Christmas,
 That winch is amazing more so that it's scratch build by the way I think your green is spot on.
                         Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 24, 2020, 06:39:19 pm
Same to you Howard thank you.


I just had an epiphany. I've realised that my island bench is simply too tall for this build to be comfortable  %%
So it is (four cuts later) 105mm lower  :}
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 24, 2020, 09:37:13 pm
When I started this build I had absolutely no idea how much detail I would employ or how well it would go together from a pile of flat sheet styrene especially as a newbie to this medium.
As I've progressed my nothing like a Stevn's has gotten more and more like exactly what I wanted to avoid  {-)  and closer to reality than expected.


So I now need to modify the timbered deck to accommodate another winch that previously I thought I'd give a miss.


Paxolin surgery is not a problem unless you cut out too much just like with wood.


From my newly modified working height lowered IKEA bench. It never felt a thing honest.


Engine room escape hatch fitted with screws and template of winch footprint.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-26LLQMK/0/7be5f04c/X3/5558713E-60B6-452B-A2AF-E33FC3673A4E-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 25, 2020, 12:26:55 pm
Operation successful
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9HmL37F/0/feb9a234/XL/EA172A1B-017B-4AF4-BD5C-A8E713E7A563-XL.jpg)


Bux Fizz helps things along
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9jPDx3g/0/cd24cef5/XL/5FA4A6A3-0A8A-4AE3-9FF9-3C0B01A63DDB-XL.jpg)


Happy  :-))     More pictures in the gallery
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TMhmR7N/0/a9a557a5/XL/5C057188-470D-4B62-8BBC-15BB19A8AA06-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 25, 2020, 07:52:22 pm
Festive shots  :-) . More in the gallery
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HNRcpdj/0/48d4b911/X3/EA35109F-7019-4CEC-8948-CE41144B4392-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-M87Wgbp/0/4ad27695/X3/CD44A10B-C233-4F0A-ABF1-74BB18193D06-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jNpJ6w5/0/016d28bf/X3/B74A905A-74D0-418C-911A-BBBAF5DA3E1B-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on December 26, 2020, 08:37:54 am
Looking better every day Andy
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 26, 2020, 02:59:15 pm
Thank you Dave


I'm back on the bow winch now. Step by step pics in the gallery or Facebook
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-CqgfXRg/0/77ff0fbc/XL/6A3C5977-80BE-44E1-93DD-BC20CD6AA35B-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 26, 2020, 09:07:50 pm
A productive day, more pictures in the gallery
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PJqqSpM/0/e445bf66/XL/BEAFAF83-4003-4749-AA52-6A7DC70DF228-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DRLgZxD/0/a5bed697/XL/715FFB0F-0792-4306-8520-CE8E5635D867-XL.jpg)


(https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/[url=https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DRLgZxD/A]https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DRLgZxD/0/a5bed697/XL/715FFB0F-0792-4306-8520-CE8E5635D867-XL.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 27, 2020, 02:19:54 pm
Image 1,240
Gallery updated for more pictures. https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-v6KshRH

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nQWnrtf/0/51ae5903/X3/0F44E389-4A3E-4959-A401-F1349FFE5E63-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 27, 2020, 09:28:35 pm
Stalled a bit with the winch so had a look at the mooring rope storage reels.
These are meant to be two individual units but I though better to make it one unit with independent reels.


Part complete
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-x2wFXsg/0/b681d1dc/X3/7878AFAF-46C0-4F5B-A4AB-C3AE34FBD370-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 28, 2020, 11:34:28 am
Ready for primer.
Step by step in pictures, how I did this @ https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6br2rRh (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6br2rRh)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6br2rRh/0/78fe4edd/X2/AC4E5C4A-D471-4B18-BB5B-18EA52F132F9-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xKbFJ47/0/3a51d585/XL/A3D4F23D-80B6-473C-B36D-65DF5FD5B058-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on December 28, 2020, 11:55:53 am
Great work Andy. Was that a bucks fizz in one of the photos?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 30, 2020, 09:13:08 am
What else on Christmas Day Dave  O0


Stern winch complete but for dummy electric motor. Painting at such low temperatures presents its problems but I managed.
 
Still working on the bow winches


More @ https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zw4Fqh9 (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zw4Fqh9)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zSdNzmt/0/03ce0180/X2/11BC48AE-3090-4A7A-B761-CB65EF800044-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 30, 2020, 03:58:45 pm
My version of a chain gypsy brake
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-x94NKfZ/0/d07bcf9b/XL/5CE15E38-9218-494D-86C8-1FFD6BA1DA20-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 30, 2020, 06:02:26 pm
Andy,
 That winch and cable stopper look amazing  your a Master in the making I hope Martin is taking note of your skills as your up there with the best mate.
               Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 30, 2020, 06:28:07 pm
That's a chain gypsy brake on the winch Howard. I've yet to start the chain stops  :-))


I don't think Martin looks in too often not that I want the spotlight! far from it. However we are still stuck in dicks days of 30 min editing hence I keep my posts small now.
I can edit indefinitely on the Facebook groups and post dozens of pictures to numerous groups in only minutes.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-L84bHzt/0/e7ba6b06/XL/4444BD37-1D1E-41A3-95A2-EE463A54BC8A-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 30, 2020, 08:22:11 pm
Opps, I see what you mean now Andy sorry yes with you now still looks a cracker if only I can get my hands to work again  at least we think we know the problem now will know more end of Jan so watching your build is one of my pleasures at the moment sod,s law off work another six weeks but cant really do any modelling have tried to to link you but some how cant.
                Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 30, 2020, 08:25:27 pm
No worries Howard, Thanks.
I'm not sure what you mean by tried to link me?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on December 31, 2020, 08:36:13 pm
I agonised over this most of the day  :((  it is what it is  %%  Once lathered in paint it'll do.


My paint supplier showed no stock so I emailed to ask if they would be restocking Amazon.
In a panic I googled for an alternative and I found RAL 6001 is also John Deere green.


So I found 3 tins delivered at 25 slivs..... minutes before reply from monstercolor that they will restock soon


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Dsscn6h/0/e774188a/XL/FBC1D53A-E7A1-4AA5-8FB6-F9C1E7B3D5E0-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on December 31, 2020, 09:56:49 pm
Happy New year Andy,
 cheers friend i now managed to get your link to your build now on my lap top.
               Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2021, 02:32:36 pm
Cheers Howard  :-))


Almost there. I'm going to look at the chain stoppers next.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wwmTC5N/0/b4b42c2d/X2/8792C198-6506-4400-A07B-0F0BD32C7ECA-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2021, 03:27:01 pm
The rest of the parts like motor and drum ends are coming from a friend in a week or so.
I'm again quite pleased with how this turned out in plastic. Once painted no one would know any different and it is much lighter than metal.


Gallery updated https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kwVwrPk

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-K4bbVkb/0/72cebfc4/X3/C578AE2F-77BC-434F-A818-FD8803ED7F55-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2021, 08:13:42 pm
Having turned some 5mm wide pulleys from brass first the chain stops are under way.
These are fixed to the deck with a 2mm machine screw from beneath.
https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9pKTxs4


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9pKTxs4/0/b4e1c741/X3/E2FF0813-0B26-419E-B4B0-6D120FB50E64-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 01, 2021, 09:47:36 pm
I'm constantly surprised at the materials I find I have accumulated in stock.
I generally manage to find the bits I need  %%


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RHLt2TT/0/f7dbfcf3/XL/563445E9-ECCF-4546-A4A9-B36CA60A6DA1-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-km9jmH4/0/ccaa9a59/XL/BD609177-BF42-49DB-993F-2B0B791E7C01-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: hama on January 02, 2021, 12:08:19 am
Wow again, you make it look like the real thing. I don't think you can do it any better, its master class!
Thanks for sharing, keep the pictures coming!

Hama
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on January 02, 2021, 10:17:52 am
I have to agree with Hama that works looks very good indeed!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 02, 2021, 03:22:43 pm
Thank you both. More pictures in the gallery


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-D8bp2GB/0/85bc8af5/X3/33146A77-08FA-4B20-AA61-FFFCDF70341B-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 02, 2021, 04:49:24 pm
A bit more progress.
I'm not sure what goes on the end of the windy shaft but I'm assuming something that engages into a chain link to take up the tiny amount of slack before hanging the chain on a turnbuckle from to gooseneck jobby  {-)


https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-D8bp2GB

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Fv3LDPs/0/b4a345d9/X3/8F514F0A-40E8-4A62-96CC-381A71860423-X3.jpg)



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on January 02, 2021, 09:02:51 pm
Looking great Andy. Where do I access your gallery to see your winch build? I don’t use FB as I have a visceral dislike of it. Again, some fine.


Belay last transmission. I see your smugmug page.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 02, 2021, 09:05:53 pm
Thanks Bill


Just click on the RED type in any of the recent posts  :-))


Too late  {-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 03, 2021, 06:19:27 pm
Not much today, spent most of it in bed but when I finally got going I tasked myself with a job set to fail.


Lucky for me I succeeded.
Drilling and tapping stainless steel twice and achieving symmetry armed only with a vice and battery drill was daunting.


Now I have a means of fixing some stubs to the lead.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-65zTc29/0/9c8e9893/X3/BB95BD73-BB57-40BA-8687-A50AC0AC4DF2-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 04, 2021, 04:24:23 pm
Today the making of the angled pedestal fairleads or "Old Men" as I'm informed by Jamie R L  :-))


Gallery updated https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HNfprHq

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cNnqQLp/0/b8aaca3a/X2/A7E1CB73-18CD-4697-8C0E-541289EF10DA-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 04, 2021, 09:58:14 pm
A few more pictures in the gallery.
I have replaced the button head screw with CSK and the stubs are suitably shaped at the junction with the lead. The slight gap around the joint being filled with Zap a Gap and sanded. When painted tomorrow it will look like weld at worst.
I may mask off the internal arch before painting. GREEN of course  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vddxgSb/0/23bc9b63/XL/B3980A63-4C38-4F43-9060-15D1728EB6EE-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JX9Z3LR/0/2352786c/X2/A2EF07CC-467D-4403-8535-0C9A521323C5-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2021, 09:40:06 pm
A somewhat slow day but creativity governs speed.
I primered the Bow lead
I satin lacquered the old men
I struggled with the hop ups to the windlass brakes but going ok now.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HSX3CCC/0/d6baa50f/X2/C6984F6C-046D-484E-A25F-3D1532F409B8-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-fr8Mz4H/0/4d93cf01/X3/A3055AC5-92D9-4CA2-80AD-F08AB8549A09-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 06, 2021, 05:04:32 pm
More bits n bats today but made the bow escape hatch that is awaiting a handwheel


Todays uploads @ https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-j2qbW4G


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kH5fnXR/0/bc777b98/X2/053DCAC9-08BA-48AD-9470-B70188876019-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2021, 01:55:52 pm
A sunny if cold day but I managed painting a piece at a time before quickly setting in front of the kitchen heater.
So a good splashing of Halfords appliance white on the previously applied Tamiya FINE primer

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zR4Vxjj/0/f65950e5/X3/C1AEB908-4D08-4ACE-84B1-34F1EBE37394-X3.jpg)




Now waiting for paint and parts deliveries
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tv377bq/0/2a7330f2/X2/85D1EA6B-1CC2-40EB-833A-E2BF95B88B56-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Dave on January 07, 2021, 02:23:50 pm
It's looking great Andy  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2021, 08:33:26 pm
Cheers Dave

Gallery update https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-DdfmKQ7
I've started what I have just found out is called a tugger winch. Available pictures are inadequate but I'm doing my best guess.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hZjfJPG/0/X2/i-hZjfJPG-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LgjspF4/0/L/i-LgjspF4-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on January 07, 2021, 09:00:30 pm
Thats very very precise and difficult to do and its a lovely job  O0 .  Mind you I stopped painting my fingers when Covid popped up and I had to buy some blue gloves  {-)   Otherwise I would still have multi coloured hands!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2021, 09:02:25 pm
Life would not be the same without acrylic nails  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 08, 2021, 04:31:08 pm
A bit more on the tugger winch. I made the drum this morning and next will be the brake.
However a delivery from a friend changed my plans today
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-f2R4Ksg/0/33c39897/X3/6D18E4C2-4922-4A12-B110-A91EE3018F68-X3.jpg)


The drum ends and motors really are a great match for my winches
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6tMLfvb/0/313ba6a8/X3/678C76E0-19B8-421A-9E2B-4B97802654B9-X3.jpg)


The outboard motor is ace
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NmWRkJC/0/df208afb/X3/891FCDEC-957B-4D50-B699-BE5DAC4B74C0-X3.jpg)


More in the gallery
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stan on January 08, 2021, 05:03:41 pm
HI Andy what scale is the outboard ?


Stan.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 08, 2021, 05:08:13 pm
My build is 1:32 Stan
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Stan on January 08, 2021, 05:12:22 pm
HI Andy thank you for your reply. Did you source this from C M B?


Stan.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 08, 2021, 05:19:33 pm
No Stan all of this was printed for me by a friend. He doesn't want publicity but if you express an interest here in something specific he might get in touch if he feels like it.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NZ8Hsrw/0/ed4f169b/X2/17A10896-F15A-4A80-8A8E-09A3A4B6A8F8-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Ruud109 on January 08, 2021, 07:18:06 pm
That looks absolutely amazing! I have read several of your build threads @Taranis, and love your clean way of building these boats!




Ruud
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 08, 2021, 07:28:28 pm
Thank you Ruud. Would you believe there are people out there who don't share your view? fortunately they are banned  {-)


I just got someone comment on my Bow winch on facebook. This is made of probably over 40 parts but because I just added three 3D parts he doesn't like it now  %% 


What is the difference between white metal, plastic, brass, resin and 3D ? non when painted.

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Ruud109 on January 08, 2021, 07:59:51 pm
Thank you Ruud. Would you believe there are people out there who don't share your view? fortunately they are banned  {-)


I just got someone comment on my Bow winch on facebook. This is made of probably over 40 parts but because I just added three 3D parts he doesn't like it now  %% 


What is the difference between white metal, plastic, brass, resin and 3D ? non when painted.


I would not believe that! But if it ever inflicts self doubt on you, I am happy to take that Boulogne Etaples off your hands Andy!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 08, 2021, 08:04:40 pm
It is true  :-)


I have too many appreciative people to consider a single word from the idiots.


I recommend the Boulogne  O0  but I shall not sell her as she is my youngest daughter Rebecca Alice when I finally finish it.


The Lobster boat is a thoroughly fantastic model and I have another one to build yet. She is Shelley Ann my eldest daughter.




This build may likely be the Matt Thomas
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 09, 2021, 02:02:48 pm
More painting today. The 3D fittings are really transformed.

Gallery updated https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HnZpDbJ (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HnZpDbJ)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-KsxNfZ7/0/bb75237f/XL/63473DFA-F96C-44CC-A68C-8B39D4940B8D-XL.jpg)

The tugger winch continued
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nWq2TSr/0/d43c7f59/L/5E5ED4C1-EC7A-4FF1-92A4-C4FF86DAFBB2-L.jpg)


The bow lead
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HnZpDbJ/0/5a9682e9/X2/EBB8540F-9AF9-461A-B132-5EFE3429E294-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 09, 2021, 08:08:36 pm
Using a bit of scrap deck I've made a jig to help build the tugger winch cage. This will comprise of at least 20 soldered joints.


In progress and gallery updated


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Z45xwpB/0/X2/i-Z45xwpB-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 09, 2021, 11:25:38 pm
Almost there
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-j8SQ6bW/0/cb1891da/X2/19413C49-945B-48D2-B619-AAA6C95674F2-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on January 09, 2021, 11:46:49 pm
Andy your work is so good am lost for words.
 Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 10, 2021, 12:47:51 am
Thank you Howard I aim to please.
Some parts I painted in freezing conditions this morning are now dry and assembled. My friends 3D parts contribution look great painted.
Beware of forceful advice from self proclaimed expurts with 60 yrs experience, do what works for you! I do.


More pictures in the gallery


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gJsFqFP/0/9562591b/X3/80EE9916-E3A8-4CD9-A5BE-A1CC1A22C869-X3.jpg)


I'm especially happy with yesterdays work so here's a second picture  {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9J4fmPM/0/271e7c4b/X3/022CDEA2-5175-4749-9667-89819093C6E2-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on January 10, 2021, 08:45:00 am
Hello Andy, Do the many winch parts you picture come as part of the kit or do you scratch make them.?
Also, am I correct to assume your "soldered" means  soft solder?
Very clean looking cage, I do like that.
N
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 10, 2021, 09:53:56 am
It's not a kit Nord. There are now 1,403 photos in the gallery if you wish to see how they were made. All my soldering is soft.
Thank you


Link

https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-C8rdvPs


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on January 10, 2021, 10:58:51 am
Pardon me, yes. Its not a kit. I just thought all those shapes you have for the winch looked quite complicated to fabricate.
All the more impressive and very interested that you soft soldered all the parts. Much more doable than silver soldering. I shall try one day.
Nord.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 10, 2021, 05:12:00 pm
Cheers Nord  :-))


Gallery updated.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-gxZPJRX/0/1b9efc99/X3/C0A35F0E-4573-4CDB-922E-AEE9F9BC7EBA-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-ZXHQvkk/0/9a7dd7fb/X3/E854701B-DE38-4EA4-B4E1-C222CC0DB694-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2021, 06:20:01 pm
A parts delivery today allowed some more details. Lots more pictures in the gallery


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JCfnWx9/0/1cf50f91/X3/DF603E5D-D6A0-428E-AD94-1DB1AE2FB825-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 12, 2021, 09:08:29 pm
I'm happy with the tugger winch cage now painting completed but satisfaction with the winch itself still evades me. I've altered it three times already and its still in a state of flux.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qGGtmQf/0/6d020b73/X2/9FA592DF-DDEF-4DBD-843F-8853D32E5CD7-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 13, 2021, 09:39:50 am
A second wind got me a bit further last night.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hCPZGhP/0/XL/i-hCPZGhP-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-W7DqWLx/0/L/i-W7DqWLx-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on January 13, 2021, 10:58:38 am
In a word amazing.
            Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 13, 2021, 06:17:47 pm
In two thank you  :-)


A bit more progress
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hWCZC9P/0/X3/i-hWCZC9P-X3.jpg)


While being painted I started another escape hatch. More in the gallery


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QxLT7hk/0/X2/i-QxLT7hk-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 13, 2021, 07:37:07 pm
I don't think I ever pointed out the advantages of the paxolin deck along the way? I think I've relied on the photos to speak for themselves.

The extremely high resistance to water absorption, the inherent strength and the ease of painting of Paxolin make wood a desperate measure IMHO.
I rarely if ever fix anything with glue. All my assemblies including railings either push fit snug or I drill and tap for machine screws (stainless of course)

There will be absolutely no cracks appear in this deck! no matter how wet.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-b7T9vs4/0/X3/i-b7T9vs4-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on January 13, 2021, 08:38:52 pm
I love paxolin, great to work with and machines well......oh and I know I have mentioned it before but I love the figures......where did you get them from ?
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 13, 2021, 08:42:47 pm
Hi Phil I take it you mean the crew? They are Graupner and increasingly difficult to obtain especially at 1:32 scale.


I have a couple of people who are very argumentative against paxolin but I believe that is more because they don't like me rather than the material  {-)  and they argue about everything
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SteamboatPhil on January 13, 2021, 09:16:05 pm
Apologies I did mean the crew ( I am really bad )
I have had a few "discussions " regarding paxolin over the years and have probally had the same response, I still use it and love working with it, lets keep working with it (well I still have a lot )
  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 13, 2021, 09:19:03 pm
(No you're not  {-)  )


I know at least one other who has taken the plunge with this material on a build he is starting  O0   Luke  :-))


It can be bought very cheap for a 1200x1200 sheet of 6mm inc delivery.


I was fortunate enough to purloin mine free before retiring  {-)  and I still have enough to build the Maltby tug.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 14, 2021, 08:26:08 am
A bit of assembly this morning and a dab of white paint for control lever.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hcQgxxB/0/c33aff8d/XL/5AA6CD92-E510-413E-B5CD-40F6274EB9A0-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 14, 2021, 10:04:37 am
I've just assembled all parts made to date for a photo shoot. Still a vast amount of work but looking quite advanced now.


Because she's so big there is a lot of fish eye on full shots. Looks better in the flesh


20 pictures added https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2qkRPGx (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2qkRPGx)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2qkRPGx/0/7503e126/X3/D1D5B305-86D6-430E-9E1E-BF1C25B6FA5D-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tsenecal on January 14, 2021, 04:26:59 pm
DEAR GOD MAN wheres the ANCHOR?  :-)   (that was the only thing i could see in that photo that i could even remotely complain about, excellent work)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 14, 2021, 04:35:37 pm
Built true to life in dry dock  :-)
Anchor is fitted after final paint pre launch  :-))


Thanks  {-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 14, 2021, 07:33:06 pm
The final railings in progress. Complicated due to the angled front. All stanchion being the same length so the angle shortens them but this is overcome, pictures in the gallery.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-SQ3cxxn/0/db42d3fb/X3/472F1DB0-065A-4651-AD0B-89CE2491C9FB-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9zKnN9G/0/fff97be9/X3/10C698BB-C011-42DC-809E-1A199C3C03AF-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on January 15, 2021, 01:38:10 am
Looking good. Ref the paxolin thing, this kind of material is common enough with European and professional modellers, glass fibre sheet and copper clad. No invention there. Nowt wrong with it as long as you have means to cut it  Believe it or not I worked for someone building small electrical panels who wouldn't use it. Each to their own. That guff about 3D printing, honestly presumably they would have shot you down for not making your own hull moulding and presumably the same people who fettle everything and make a cast from it after, but that's OK?  Ignore it.


Rock on Tommy!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 15, 2021, 01:03:18 pm
Cheers Rich
Yes rock on! I did it my way......

A good mornings works produced the starboard side set.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kL5vPcT/0/3daaa448/X3/7670A3D7-12F1-492A-94FC-DC11FDA2C7C3-X3.jpg)


Plenty more pictures in the gallery to show how I got to here
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-RR7Cs9w/0/0e8369da/XL/702C98D0-BB5E-4BF5-B122-ABA86981BB3E-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 15, 2021, 06:20:24 pm
A small detail made for a rest from soldering. One of three fire shutters I've identified so far
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cjqZcPW/0/737b4ace/X2/664E921E-EAFD-4793-A641-0F7CD9EBE05D-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 16, 2021, 05:36:25 pm
Today I did more painting including the new railings , made more fire shutters and added details and paint to liferaft launcher

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zHhcDnZ/0/ecde14d2/X3/B9E5D3ED-8B22-4E9A-9A3A-4C2C553712CB-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9PRxqW4/0/680f0b02/X3/5999568F-002A-4571-A2AD-19C3B71DE200-X3.jpg)


More in the gallery https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-grqSXP5 (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-grqSXP5)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 17, 2021, 09:58:08 am
I noticed quite some time ago that I'd dropped a clanger. Actually I've made loads but some can be lived with and some cannot.
Last night I felt in the mood  O0
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BvPzMj8/0/d4d5441e/X2/CE7BDE31-1D7E-40C7-831E-53D758FE90E8-X2.jpg)


Fixed just like that
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-W2HXptL/0/3a4bfd29/X2/4EAA8E62-A9B4-4FBA-A4FE-422AA5808C00-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 17, 2021, 04:19:29 pm
A visit from the clerk of works  :embarrassed:


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mfbMVBR/0/2f5b8947/X3/399745D6-208D-43F1-8320-3EB07387CF8F-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8X34xMw/0/e3162be3/X3/56164227-9790-4495-981E-D0389D9C7E42-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 18, 2021, 06:17:53 pm
A few things ongoing today including cutting up two pieces of Raboesch fender and attaching with stixall.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-K37TNfj/0/60c74709/X3/CC3E9624-0EEB-4780-BD2B-A444EEBFECE0-X3.jpg)


Working on the capstan
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NtMT5pr/0/589dc50a/XL/F5B98139-4C2F-46F7-902B-093F73EE488E-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 18, 2021, 08:07:01 pm
Adding contrasting paint makes a big difference. Eventually almost all birds I view surfaces are red lead
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FH6SGHL/0/8d9c8667/X3/5FD18B6B-1034-43D0-87BA-AFC9CD17A158-X3.jpg)


Lifering holder finish painted. I have 7 more to make and I'm hoping I can come up with an easier process. The 3D printed rings are very nice
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JK3JmcG/0/3ccf6965/XL/89B23F18-FC77-4EE5-857D-68037650E7CF-XL.jpg)


Tomorrow I hope to finish the funnels
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2021, 09:01:02 pm
More bits n bobs today.
Davit crane revisited. Some alterations including new cable drum and smaller motors on the way from CMB
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-T5fPQWb/0/82f2a5a7/X3/398F91D2-78C5-435A-BE68-A45226CD2C36-X3.jpg)


Fender waiting for another tube of black Stixall from Amazon to seal the bottom edge
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6vw2RSb/0/c0efe242/X3/8235AF46-206C-4479-8C92-CD451E2250C1-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 20, 2021, 01:57:36 pm
This morning I have made the forward man hole.
(https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=62247.0;attach=206617;image)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nQXVkDt/0/de1f7509/X2/7671F95D-B5D5-4BE7-83FD-A0D31DDBA39F-X2.jpg)


The revised smaller motors from CMB. Now there's just the rotational drive to magic up.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-N6bs37Q/0/1b056fe2/X3/E13AC3FE-A198-48DE-8A51-427D7DC1C68F-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 20, 2021, 06:17:48 pm
Roundy roundy bit realised.

https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Sg8P5gW

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vSQbcNC/0/01465e03/X2/3BE2C624-61BA-4A68-9276-A7FC83B5B52B-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tassie48 on January 20, 2021, 06:21:43 pm
Andy great build following it step by step question cmb motor fittings which website can I look up to find them tassie48
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 20, 2021, 06:24:20 pm
Thank you


Down this page https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/cap-windlass.html (https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/cap-windlass.html)

EDIT
Possibly more helpful. A pity they don't go bigger but that's what mates are for {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-v4rCVM7/0/4e0e4237/L/AEEECD02-ED19-4B94-A3C2-78C67B873AE3-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tassie48 on January 20, 2021, 08:34:14 pm
Many thanks good lead great range again many thanks tassie48
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 20, 2021, 10:40:26 pm
I’ve just bought 4 10” wheels to convert the build stand into transport
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283471984582 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283471984582)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Big Ada on January 21, 2021, 04:20:43 pm
I’ve just bought 4 10” wheels to convert the build stand into transport
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283471984582 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283471984582)

If you pop in to a Shop that does repairs to wheel Chairs, they are usually over run with wheels and most are happy to get rid of some.

Len.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 21, 2021, 04:28:36 pm
I cannot visualise a wheelchair that has these wheels. I’m happy with £30 delivered without having to drive around during lockdown  :-))  thanks
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 21, 2021, 05:53:47 pm
Anyone who's followed and studied the Arctic may have noticed that the railings edging the deck wings are different. I'm simulating this with these similar height caldercraft stanchions. These will be painted white and threaded with silver thread in the final fitment after the roof is painted red lead.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-98FxdFn/0/68b4a881/X2/71A57609-A0F7-4956-B596-DF1588FDC551-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-FNmKkjc/0/03535ca3/X3/15324608-F2B2-4283-88CF-B9487C2EBDEC-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: nemesis on January 21, 2021, 07:10:26 pm
Hi, When I made a trolley I went to the local golf course and saw the PRO. Ended up with wide tyred wheels off golf carts. Spreads the load, nemesis 
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 22, 2021, 12:36:44 pm
That was fast
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-TMtGHrc/0/c195a883/X2/3CE7222B-7ECE-41A2-A542-340787A75BCF-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 22, 2021, 12:39:31 pm
Yesterday I made the supports for the extension ladder storage. 2mm servo rods covered with square styrene. They go right through the timber that supports the crane deck so very solid.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Xg6CNXm/0/124c6209/XL/2D2C20AE-01B0-401E-947F-70B0B3156634-XL.jpg)


This morning the capstan control lever
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pNzWQCW/0/5e693d39/X2/CBC1B161-9A9F-4E94-A9FF-EADD8CD8A995-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tsenecal on January 22, 2021, 04:19:44 pm
what i ultimately ended up getting to lug around my heavier models:
https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb-mesh-deck-steel-wagon-60359.html
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 22, 2021, 05:51:22 pm
Some more bits done. The Davit is now just awaiting a suitable thread for the cable. I'm now going to focus on the remainder of the steel stowage lockers on the crane deck.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-q57Xs5P/0/12607998/X4/DD7358CB-BF81-4EB7-A1AE-E7DEFC3B4CDD-X4.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-7KkN6z8/0/25b06ef7/X4/FB331AFB-87F2-4D90-A62F-C5E33B42E22C-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 23, 2021, 01:14:34 pm
I've stayed on course today and began with the welding equipment tool chest.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Dr4w8tn/0/85a5ef30/XL/E1EA0461-C21D-4ADE-9214-CF74A4F5ECA4-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XJ4pS52/0/cdf52d4c/X3/0A1381A6-EC60-4925-AC5F-FD939FCEA125-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 23, 2021, 10:04:14 pm
Next I made the electrical distribution boxes, fitted next to the door. There is a large bank of batteries feeding these. Not being familiar with ships electrics I don't know if this is a straight DC system or inverted to AC but it matters not.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2GSmq2M/0/a41ed120/X2/9BDC0621-D7C8-4403-BED0-E41BCDF2C418-X2.jpg)


Then this box adjacent the RIB. I'm assuming life jacket storage
This has a complicated hinge set up to prevent the lid going over the top.
Not sure why I bothered with such detail, perhaps the challenge? but it worked out OK
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xNq77Lx/0/f848e9ea/XL/F5B4052F-222B-4646-B500-6CED0C8C83BF-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-W35ZHVn/0/3dfacc7f/X3/AF81D594-D1D6-40F1-B687-758D82DFA40E-X3.jpg)


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 24, 2021, 11:15:06 am
This morning I've made the platform for the wheelie bin storage. I don't have a good picture of the structure beneath so I don't know what to make of it yet.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-J82Vg5R/0/071ce1a5/X2/4EE7208D-8802-4C58-B110-49FBF12D4B55-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3gwTc4K/0/1323308a/X3/446E7AE2-8F78-4082-8628-7B224F20ABF8-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Hande on January 24, 2021, 06:49:17 pm
I follow your build with awe, and with a big smile on my face  :}
It is so enjoyable to see how _you_ do what you _want_. (I just do, what I can...


I can almost imagine me walking the stairs and across the deck of your build.
I understand you actually tow stuff with your tugs?

Do you airbrush the fittings?

Hande
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 24, 2021, 07:41:04 pm
Thank you Hande  :}


I do tow yes. I would say I understand it but I'm still very much a novice.


All of my painting is rattle cans. Some of which are Tamiya and some automotive.


I've just been looking at my Portgarth and she now doesn't seem as sparkly in the presence of the big boy  {-)


I'm truly converted to styrene for scratch building. I do love the wooden kits and will continue to knock one out every Summer as a welcome break but all future scratch building will be the white sheets.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 24, 2021, 08:05:37 pm
I decided to keep this simple as from a distance the only thing that stands out are the bins and not what they're sat on  {-)


Tamiya FINE white primer. Each bin locates with a 2mm machine screw and then the whole assembly is held to the deck by 2 screws from below. This can all be painted as a separate item and fitted on final build up.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JZQqPPt/0/d879963f/XL/898ABA94-592C-4BD0-B947-5B9F76C5912A-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2HqcxL5/0/d4679a08/XL/179A9BDF-79F7-4EC4-998D-D7049DBA0FE1-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on January 24, 2021, 08:30:00 pm
Great work Andy, so pleased you have now seen the light about styrene sheet and your a very quick learner.
              Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 24, 2021, 08:35:46 pm
Thanks Howard. No grain no splinters no water absorption no brainer  O0 
Regarding claims that it deteriorates  {-)  it will outlast me!


The old and the new
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-CQ6MKxS/0/4e53b16c/X4/79E8E8A0-371E-46F6-B8C5-1280DCF5A9E4-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tassie48 on January 24, 2021, 10:14:22 pm
Do like the old girl so much great style  following the build each and every day can't wait to see her in her elements great work buddy tassie48
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 25, 2021, 02:05:27 pm
Thank you Tassie


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jmGTdHM/0/b4f60086/X5/25F2CD6E-78A3-4AAA-A8BE-AFFB98D85097-X5.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 25, 2021, 07:55:49 pm
Whist waiting for paint to dry I turned my attention to the internal stairs to the wheelhouse
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GKdJPr8/0/ad9073e3/XL/8B70E998-C47A-4290-9BE9-B3FFAA4FA81F-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-VqhThGB/0/ad21c3b5/X2/7A17865B-B18E-40D9-BD85-B86846BA6AEB-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 25, 2021, 10:31:01 pm
First go at a Nav light using the acrylic tube purchased way back in the thread.
May have to paint a black line mid height or use black pin stripe lining tape.


More images in the gallery of the parts etc
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dp6MXH3/0/edec1db0/X2/66AF3842-BBEE-42C2-859F-C5F3A5D430A3-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 26, 2021, 07:27:00 pm
Various bits of progress and I'm focusing on window frames just now.
Lots more pictures in the gallery.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GRtPVk5/0/7860defe/X2/0A6FA72E-F198-484B-985E-B74797B8C115-X2.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JRwD4Wp/0/bbb9b046/X3/CE4AE86B-ECE6-4185-A737-946552B34F4A-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 27, 2021, 09:32:31 am
Thanks to a Facebook contact I now know the make of the Davit. A clear image of the name has always eluded me.


Welin Lambie


All electric slewing crane 1,400kg SARBE 8C


http://welinlambie.com/commercial/slewing.asp
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 27, 2021, 05:30:54 pm
Window frame production in progress. I don't think there is an easy way to do this it's just time consuming.
11 of 36 completed. Many more pictures in the gallery.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-j8NZQgc/0/c9233734/X2/1BE43F39-61FA-4EE2-A485-23BA2EF8645B-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-H8PhccL/0/623d250a/X3/07AB0CFD-7F16-4DF4-B17D-5AC2DA964CFD-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 28, 2021, 10:05:17 pm
I'm waiting for another delivery from CMB now as I ran out of 0.5x2.5mm styrene strip.
I made the handrail for around the wheelhouse and some more window frame templates.
The first floor cabin is now ready for gloss white if it ever stops raining.
I also fitted too many window wiper boxes so the side ones are now discarded.


This is picture number 1,625 in the gallery
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XDPnFmb/0/79cb723c/X3/F211684B-55C3-4586-B83A-FF170FB02B80-X3.jpg)

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 28, 2021, 11:18:43 pm
Whilst I feel I am on the correct course for producing the window frames it also gives the opportunity to fine tune the original openings
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6GwSSr9/0/2184bb20/X3/ADD692D7-82F7-447A-AEA0-F47F20235805-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on January 29, 2021, 08:37:59 am
How do you fit these window frames.? Could you post a few more detailed pics please.
Thanks Andy.
Nordlys.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 29, 2021, 09:17:08 am

Do my best  :-)) 

In consultation with the pictures in the gallery (start at picture 1611)I first make a template 1mm smaller than the opening, then wrap 0.5mm styrene around it to get the exact length required. Glue the ends together and when secure fit the frame in the opening along with the template to keep it tight to the outside edges.
Some adjustment with files and sandpaper may be required.
It helps to place a bigger piece of styrene on the inside to ensure the frame is flush internally.
Whilst in position draw some plastic solvent cement around the edge with a fine application brush which will seep into the joint.
The adhesive (delux materials) is also in the pictures


The same templates will assist with making the glazing too. I plan to use 1.5mm acrylic for the windows that will fit IN the frames not oversized thin stuff glued across the back.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 29, 2021, 06:32:19 pm
I think these worked well    https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8PcrszJ

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qWNKw5f/0/9d0dfb7d/X2/A396C150-1DB2-4E98-8FAE-26273B86217D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XV2wMXg/0/b537a76d/X3/855B4A4E-0BE9-4953-9DDB-8BA9098E7BF2-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on January 30, 2021, 12:57:51 am
No and very sad but no more probably due to ingredients no longer permitted.
Model Shop Leeds no longer stock it in the new guise as customers report it is crap
Not sure if you're still interested in an alternative to the good old Squadron filler or had it sorted since, but I'm using "MR HOBBY Mr. White Putty" recently with great success and recommendation (no direct replacement but quite workable).  Thought it might be worth mentioning.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 30, 2021, 09:15:59 am
Thanks Rich


Me too  :-))   I agree it's not a replacement but better than the new Squadron rubbish.

https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,64887.msg690181.html#msg690181 (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,64887.msg690181.html#msg690181)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 30, 2021, 11:24:46 am

The first time in my life that I've had to pay for conduit {-) the cost of retirement and lockdown.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hdmwKfh/0/45ec7b7b/XL/3BF39B57-7650-4E0A-99A2-77739E6E7839-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cnFGsms/0/7b92993f/XL/3953258D-783F-4A69-B738-6059DB7A1CFF-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on January 31, 2021, 10:44:16 pm
Scratching around a bit today while still awaiting a delivery.
I made more templates for the windows, only a few left to do now.
I've begun fitting pillars between the windows inside.
Dismantled the wheelhouse roof to make work easier, hopefully the next reassemble will be the last.
Might start on the furniture this week.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jJfmhTj/0/e0626142/XL/A9E622B1-D7C4-456B-A62A-8394A3567696-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zj4dxRF/0/b42235bc/XL/C04C1065-9C3D-40FB-8C8F-33CC3BB7AADE-XL.jpg)


More pics in the gallery
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 01, 2021, 09:48:38 am
Trial fit of the combined fendering. I'm quite satisfied with the look and the effectiveness. Orion's mouldings are so strong I think this could demolish anything afloat  %%
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-cHqqRRG/0/660e3b3a/X3/21E5D646-C333-4F62-96D8-F5411DAFD694-X3.jpg)


The centre pipe is also fitted for the transporter ready for the detachable handle that will be shared between this and the Portgarth cart. Located with an R clip when needed.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-SPTnhVS/0/cc838ffd/X3/AE988C06-71CD-4B30-92B3-8EE10F3A3F92-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 01, 2021, 08:11:58 pm
My delivery arrived from CMB  :-))  However I started work on the stand/transport cart. This involves 2 coats of finishing resin then painting then rubber strips for the contact surfaces (ebay delivery Wednesday)
So no construction for a couple of days and I've had to borrow the wife's craft room chair as Brutus is sitting on mine  {-)
Pictures later.... much later  {-)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-U-Channel-Square-Edging-Trim-Seal-Fits-12mm/123384686133?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-U-Channel-Square-Edging-Trim-Seal-Fits-12mm/123384686133?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


The cart will be submersible for launching at Carnaby as they have a ramp  O0
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 02, 2021, 04:15:03 pm

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VCdsgch/0/X2/i-VCdsgch-X2.jpg)


Thunderbird 2 awaiting the rubber channel
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dVrdnvN/0/X2/i-dVrdnvN-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: tassie48 on February 02, 2021, 07:05:07 pm
Andy great looking tow cart going to copy your idea for my Metinda lll model was going to get a alloy one made 2.meters long this looks better and a lot cheaper great idea tassie48
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Big Ada on February 03, 2021, 04:34:07 pm
Hi Andy, I have been watching this great build.
Just a thought about your Trolley, you say you will launch it down a ramp ( into the water? ) if so wont those wheels make it very buoyant and difficult for the Tug to sail off of it. and to get back on it after sailing.

Kind Regards,

Len.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 03, 2021, 04:38:52 pm
They are solid foam tyres Len (no air) however they would have no effect on 34kg even with inner tubes. That's 75lb in old money.
The cart in this mode would launch stern first and should be easy to hold down with the handle alone.

Thank you both for your comments  :-))


I hope you will show us what you come up with Tassie  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 03, 2021, 05:25:10 pm
Let down by Royal Mail today so no progress on the stand.
These stern bollard deflector guard rails bugged me from the start so I altered them. They now locate with the gunwale as they should. I first reinforced before fitting a locating stud.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TKTL3qZ/0/XL/i-TKTL3qZ-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FJCCQpF/0/XL/i-FJCCQpF-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Hande on February 03, 2021, 08:08:52 pm
Sorry for spam - I don't seem to find a way to delete my post, which became obsolete.
I was looking for your gallery, and now I found the link among your early posts...
Your's is amazing craftmanship..!
Hande
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 03, 2021, 09:00:54 pm
No problem it's only obvious to those following in recent weeks.


For anyone else, where you find text in red it is a link to what is relevant at the time.


This is page one of many https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/ (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/)

Thank you Hande
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 04, 2021, 04:03:50 pm
So the bollard guards prevent a slack towline getting fouled on them.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-r39Rj4B/0/X2/i-r39Rj4B-X2.jpg)


Now these additional fittings prevent the towline fouling the superstructure and other deck fittings, effectively limit stops for extreme manoeuvres.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5H8D5fw/0/X2/i-5H8D5fw-X2.jpg)


More pictures

https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5H8D5fw (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5H8D5fw)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on February 04, 2021, 05:01:40 pm
I think your padeye on deck would be used for the gob rope. Possibly what that tugger is for. The wire would go from the tugger to the link on the padeye then up to a running link /masterlink on the main winch line.  The tugger then pulls the effort from the main line further aft or further forwards to the main winch as the wire on the tugger is taken out or in.


That's my memory of it anyway, and my memory's quite patchy these days!  Apologies if wrong or it's useless info.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 04, 2021, 05:07:12 pm
I'm sure you're spot on if I understood  %%  sounds logical 


A sketch would help  :embarrassed:




Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 04, 2021, 05:17:55 pm
This is an early picture from a Facebook friend Tony. This is before the lead was cut down in size and the drum was changed to underwound.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-real/i-MzkWqKk/0/c17b6e96/X3/FB7D209A-09DC-44D4-B9CE-856EC5C7044D-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on February 05, 2021, 02:24:05 pm
Hello, I'm looking at the pictures of the Rib, haven't found the write up yet,.
How did you make the Rib, I'm guessing it's off a laser printer?
Thanks,
Nord.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2021, 03:15:27 pm
There isn't a write up Nord. It is styrene tube and flat sheet. You make it from your minds eye so it looks ok to you.
There is a series of pictures here
https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GJRbw7w (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-GJRbw7w)

I guess I made the outline of the floor first then with the forward half curved upwards I made segments of tube to fit the shape. Then made a keel and skinned it with thinner styrene.



(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6QGpdtV/0/X3/i-6QGpdtV-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Nordlys on February 05, 2021, 03:26:29 pm
I looked at the pictures and it crossed my mind that it could be styrene.

Edit out strange text that appeared.


Thank you


Nordlys.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2021, 03:34:21 pm
In the old days I might have done a lengthy step by step with a picture of each part but as 30 minutes editing remains in place I just cannot be bothered. I don't see why I should spend all my spare time creating each post in MS WURD as suggested just so I can fit the forum limitations.
That's not directed at you Nord
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2021, 11:38:26 pm
I struggled to re engage today. Spent the morning sorting out things for family then nothing in the post to finish the cart. It got right up to 10 o'clock tonight to make a move.
Just two more window frames to make and fit then the roof can be painted  :-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2MMGDqW/0/X3/i-2MMGDqW-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on February 06, 2021, 04:12:24 pm
Just been catching up on the forum as I've been so busy at work - Just wanted to say what lovely clean and accurate work Andy.  Something for builders to aspire too mate  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on February 06, 2021, 04:16:15 pm
I totally agree with Mary on the Andy I couldn't of said it better.
                Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2021, 11:00:03 pm
Thank you Mark, Howard and Mary?  %%


21 frames done only 15 to go
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5nV9qKt/0/X3/i-5nV9qKt-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on February 06, 2021, 11:10:50 pm
I'm only Mary on Thursday nights  %%
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on February 06, 2021, 11:14:33 pm
Sorry Mark, it was the tights that throw me {-) .
             Regards Howard.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 07, 2021, 04:59:15 pm
Good larf  :-)


Still counting down the windows and primered the roof. Not much filling required fortunately and I found a little bit of original squadron putty  :-))  making life much easier.


Difficult painting in snow but hey ho
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8PLWXhF/0/XL/i-8PLWXhF-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 07, 2021, 06:37:52 pm
10 to go
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-BgRsrQq/0/X3/i-BgRsrQq-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 08, 2021, 11:06:10 pm
Having just this minute finished the doors that is all frames put to bed.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-btnMV7q/0/c6e4b407/X2/66776374-C820-4DE6-A394-B7C5AB2EFB33-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-9KFM7jG/0/ab27cedc/X2/4B168A57-C18C-493B-AF09-30318B7DC1D4-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Howard on February 08, 2021, 11:54:50 pm
Stunning bit a modelling Andy.
             Regards Howard
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 09, 2021, 11:45:33 am
Cheers Howard. The next step is to choose a suitable material for the 36 windows. I think making them individually to fit each of the 36 openings seems another long job but really it is less fiddly than making and fitting the frames was.
Meanwhile I'm going to look at the wheelhouse interior.


EDIT
Job done, I've ordered an A5 sheet of 2mm plexiglass with protective film both sides. £7.27 delivered.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 09, 2021, 08:03:13 pm
Spent time tidying and rearranging the shop today largely due to the new chair  {-)


This is the wheelhouse plan, how it really looks I don't know but it will do as a foundation.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5sdG7pt/0/7ba7d0a7/X3/B9FE8A67-D9A8-494B-B645-96BEEE70CC32-X3.jpg)


A first round of filling and priming was done and a second round will make it ready for gloss white.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qQ6jHCS/0/c5b7df32/X3/C09B0C22-78EF-4E4B-9917-BE29861FB186-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BLLDCxR/0/2483c317/XL/80B90699-E228-4CA0-AD2A-52285D9A3C09-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 09, 2021, 08:40:46 pm
I realised today that the doors will be easier to deal with stand alone. So I managed to remove them without harm to treat as separate entities.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-w8wddC3/0/08080f4f/XL/37F0A2F0-204D-4EF7-8A45-4E2432E1071B-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 09, 2021, 09:00:49 pm
I'm following the subject about your Portgarth and I'm impressed with the quality of your work above the deck  - I understand better knowing that you do not pay too much attention below the waterline

Now I'm waiting the beginning of the superstructures construction for the Stevns Arctic.

Xtian 


A long time has passed, what do you think?
In that time I had the title changed but as much as a tried it persists in looking quite like Stevn's Arctic  %%


In the same breath it removes any criticism of whether it does or not  :-)


P.S. I do hope you are well and still a member  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 10, 2021, 09:20:47 pm
I finally started on the furniture. For a long time I didn't understand why there was insufficient head room on the interior stairs. Today the penny dropped, on the plan the chart table hides the rest of the opening so it is much longer than is visible  {-)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6VGcJ95/0/2915eb83/X3/43682331-AF48-4B64-B0F1-9048610E135A-X3.jpg)


Crew think I'm dragging my feet  :embarrassed:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-QcSZb6C/0/a9e44b3f/X2/CE42F848-4402-4F81-B0C3-579799E7D8AE-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2021, 06:29:47 pm
Moving on I now have a desk and a cupboard. The cupboard hides a wheelhouse fixing screw. All four screws will be covered with removable furniture.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LzShs5C/0/9e31ffcd/X2/A9072BDB-2420-4270-902C-BD1BE1217A1C-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-vXVBwfK/0/279fc97f/X2/4FD7DD3D-C9BC-4EF6-918E-FAFE100D06D2-X2.jpg)


Gallery for more https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jjnD8Q6 (https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jjnD8Q6)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2021, 08:39:43 pm
One of four control desks made. Again these hide screws that were careful placed in early planning.
I have no details of height for these but I have made them low so sticks will be right for chair arm rests (675mm to top surface)
Not having pictures is a real bind.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HCLSPJj/0/ae121a5a/XL/55D3426B-3F60-489E-B46F-184A24441C89-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Xjvjk6x/0/e7330571/XL/CBA6F44E-9C40-4439-B4A2-BFBA3AFF5DA4-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 12, 2021, 10:25:57 am
I've ordered 2 captains chairs from Mark. I may need to fit them on runners.
Saves a lot of work and they look pretty good  O0


273814821574 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MMB-resin-cast-1-32nd-captains-chair/273814821574?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648)


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NT0AAOSwLs9aZyFA/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 12, 2021, 09:00:51 pm
Some handles added and a flag locker. I've removed the cross bars to open up the space and improve access.
I've contacted Ocean Groupe appealing for photos, a waiting game.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-2PjNwfK/0/5a645c43/X3/C7970A76-283B-43FF-92ED-E66EFD3561E2-X3.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qZbB32s/0/f1b96601/X3/6BCDB958-AA15-4B7A-A671-5D61BB07BF5E-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 13, 2021, 08:54:49 pm
Working very slowly last day or two spending much time just sitting and pondering all the things going on with ill friends and numerous notifications of deceased Para veterans all of whom cannot have the usual send off  :((


The little I've managed today was largely to revise the work so far. I want all the furniture removable to paint individually when if ever I get a colour scheme.


So now the chart table is also removable.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Ws5cjnZ/0/b129d3e1/X3/E5370B26-DD3E-4A34-8ACF-3D6EEB31B801-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-qXnZjbm/0/e48fc998/X3/41A0A302-5052-42AA-8638-ED6B4BE08A0F-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-wdpd7x8/0/4909d44d/XL/5FCC3ED0-A502-486D-AE6F-1A72C87FE876-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 14, 2021, 03:37:41 pm
I just couldn't not fit handrails so to achieve this I made a stair lining.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-LtCc3sR/0/2a2600f3/X2/F90B9830-D736-4421-9FFF-72F8CAACF88E-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-83TW9ck/0/b37242fa/X2/71E57CC5-7B46-417B-ABED-E10DA63F36B7-X2.jpg)


https://techno.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-48Hm2n9
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 14, 2021, 09:46:14 pm
Ending the day with the electrical cabinet and I've added a cupboard door to the chart table as no space would go unused. This might possibly be a lifejacket locker. I know there are more cupboards than the shipyard plan shows I'll be making it up. Control desks to the stern window next.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3wbb9KK/0/671dfb54/X2/F80FB626-B4AA-475D-A2BC-354DA9B7CB83-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 15, 2021, 09:40:50 pm
Today saw some priming and fettling plus making the stern view control desks.
It was so much warmer today (car said 12 degrees) so I painted the roof too.


I've not decided on a colour scheme yet and no help from Ocean Groupe  :((

I'm going to make two more cupboards for where I think there would be some.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6vNf8rx/0/4dff1b3f/X3/C02D6567-CC55-4F33-ADA8-C2EBC9A0E721-X3.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-PbSZS9Q/0/117dab70/X3/489D33A0-78BE-4792-904D-FF4797D03E67-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: RST on February 16, 2021, 01:00:07 am
Quote
I've contacted Ocean Groupe appealing for photos, a waiting game.

...how about Allan, the Naval Archs?

For fine details and colours I'd bet you woludn't be too far out with generic sizes and pics from google of AHTS type vessels.  That said, I had to entertain an Offshore Manager once and he wanted his own pedestal on the bridge and he got the dimensions wrong.  It was more like Pliny the Elder up on a throne and Desk for Shrek's bigger brother!  Just glad he checked the design first -no comeback on me ordering it.  Expensve mistake though -about £4k just for a plinth.  Expensive stuff is laminated MDF and chipboard when it has a DnV approved sticker on it.  Sorry I digress!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2021, 08:41:16 am
Thanks Rich
I think I might shoot myself in the foot if I got inside info as it might cause far more work than imagined.
The last thing I need is the internal structure being other than white which I’m sure it is probably darker to aid night time visibility  :o 
So I’ll stick with the theme of the topic title  {-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2021, 08:21:28 pm
A bit more done but I still haven't imagined a colour scheme


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SP89568/0/XL/i-SP89568-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2021, 10:00:19 am
Number 1 of 36 from 2mm plexiglass


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-P8gXVjL/0/XL/i-P8gXVjL-XL.jpg)


Nav light mount and vent made as push fit fittings.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xDqxpkn/0/XL/i-xDqxpkn-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2021, 03:03:35 pm
I would say that the small windows present more effort and frustration  %%


28 to go
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cGrHxvQ/0/XL/i-cGrHxvQ-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on February 18, 2021, 06:20:23 pm
Windows are such a painful job  :((   Get it right though like you are and its so worth the effort. 
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2021, 06:26:36 pm

Thank you Mark I haven't really done windows before  {-)  except maybe the boulogne Etaples with proper frames.


I feel quite smug with my choice of 2mm plexiglass as it looks double glazed. It is so superior to acetate in clarity and scratch resistance. It is actually a pleasure doing these as it is far less finicky than the frames were and the templates I made to do those serve very well to draw an outline on the plexiglass.


These look as clear as my Portgarth  {-)

I've only over filed one so far and I made that into a smaller window elsewhere.
No glue!! just tight fit and no smudgy mistakes
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TbFwhQx/0/XL/i-TbFwhQx-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4r4dPx2/0/XL/i-4r4dPx2-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mark T on February 18, 2021, 06:33:09 pm
Very nice Andy I know exactly how much patience a job like that takes but its worth it.  I'm sure you know but if you do need to glue them in use Canopy glue.  No smudges from it ever  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2021, 06:35:11 pm
Thanks but no glue! the 2mm thickness provides more than ample stiction. If it's not snug I do it again.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2021, 09:11:40 pm
I managed 14 windows today including the 5 tiny awkward ones. Should be much better tomorrow, bigger is easier  :-))
22 to go.


I'm cutting the plexiglass the same way as styrene but it takes a LOT more scoring
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kpTpM98/0/X2/i-kpTpM98-X2.jpg)
Trim on the sander before final filing
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jmmCnZr/0/X2/i-jmmCnZr-X2.jpg)

They three were tedious
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7Nvqzxd/0/XL/i-7Nvqzxd-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 19, 2021, 12:11:53 pm
I'm not convinced I needed glass as it's extremely hard to tell which are glazed and which are not  %%


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qCd9HkG/0/X3/i-qCd9HkG-X3.jpg)


Had to use flash to be in with a chance. 20 to go 
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-HJmTw9h/0/X3/i-HJmTw9h-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 19, 2021, 05:28:13 pm
Roof glazed
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nk88VX4/0/X2/i-nk88VX4-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-W2xnzTS/0/XL/i-W2xnzTS-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Steve Mahoney on February 19, 2021, 08:18:53 pm
That is a very tidy way of doing it. Glazing is a job I always dread – too much can go wrong. You've nailed it.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 19, 2021, 08:27:42 pm
Thank you Steve I’m just really glad the effort paid off in spades. It is extremely labour intensive and there may well be an easier way in hindsight but I’ve not dwelled on it yet. I most likely will not need to do this again for a couple of years or so. I think it would be too difficult on anything smaller than 1:32.


Tomorrow's task ready to go
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-F8QHTJw/0/L/i-F8QHTJw-L.jpg)


EDIT
The alternative is of course not to bother with glazing, if the frames are good enough no one can tell from a few feet away. My Portgarth has none
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 21, 2021, 10:57:45 am
Taking my time and I've only thrown one away so far with 8 left to complete.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-SKpwCpW/0/f44dfc3b/XL/71F52B15-6B17-4EB0-AC9B-81BF43FF676B-XL.jpg)l


I'm going to use clapboard to simulate blinds in the accommodation
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-whTXCvL/0/9ad4b4f4/XL/4AE6DB0F-66FD-4180-AC39-5AD8492DD9EB-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 21, 2021, 02:42:30 pm
All done. I've had to leave all the fingerprints on so I can see them  {-)


Now I just need a warm day for the final coat of appliance white.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dF4kBC3/0/35fc74df/X3/937B95E7-92A5-4388-B59C-73F040052908-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 21, 2021, 02:56:29 pm
This is a chair from Mustang Mark. Great for only £2.


I will modify the base to suit my build for more height and foot rest as well as floor tracks.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-t7TRCKJ/0/0ef35075/XL/EA071784-384A-4F37-9033-69DD6B629E5C-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-jt9j7Xg/0/e6597b27/X3/00339A44-E8CE-4498-B2AF-7CCD37BC171F-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 22, 2021, 05:22:15 pm
MMB chair adaptation
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pPLbhGc/0/82d291b8/XL/27B38809-4E67-4A29-8584-32EB73883469-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-6PFBSbC/0/f604e45c/XL/F6318956-315F-44F1-B40D-D3A476C294B5-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Barras on February 22, 2021, 05:51:00 pm
That glazing is amazing  :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 22, 2021, 06:00:35 pm
Thank you Ian, that reminds me I have wipers to make  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 23, 2021, 05:19:04 pm
Galley extractor in progress
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-HCRCGpC/0/eeb225aa/XL/FEFB4E1F-302C-47CB-9A00-4E0F592FEE95-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BWH2sqF/0/71e96bf4/X3/1011285C-06E4-4311-96B4-93FAD4256F71-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 24, 2021, 03:19:23 pm
From yesterday
  (https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-xrpPrPH/0/3b22b988/XL/C7079C06-49DB-44A0-9398-FB3710021D7D-XL.jpg)


Today windows removed.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-5KtSQz7/0/a0cdb11a/L/64B9C8CC-D84E-4C56-8167-02ED3C5C899F-L.jpg)


Final coat of white to upper two levels. Two days minimum drying before masking off for tread surfaces in red primer and matt lacquer. Then windows back in and wheelhouse interior detailing.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NZPrv2x/0/41768c44/X3/6B031929-8C9F-4EC1-A132-78DE84DE93D7-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 24, 2021, 06:22:59 pm
Just before today's light faded I painted the modified guard rails (Brass) in Tamiya grey Fine primer/Halfords red primer/ and Halfords matt lacquer.
The bollards I decided not to change to be more accurate as they look ok and there are so many nothing like attributes that it matters not. So I finished them in John Deere green.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-QrpKGcN/0/600de191/X2/607AF8EA-D38D-46AF-9658-FC4C05EF3C17-X2.jpg)


 
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 25, 2021, 06:59:45 pm
I decided on the same matt green for the wheelhouse floor as used in Portgarth (XF-71). Still undecided on furniture.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8n3TX7n/0/cafadc21/X2/087D3075-1850-49F9-96CD-04CECF9721BF-X2.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dg4jVN3/0/3bf0a4f4/X2/D3E574C1-8D3F-4E67-B599-353EF4B68354-X2.jpg)


Some reassembly done.  More pictures in the gallery
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-hkMs5VD/0/f28fc94a/X3/6EA76EB5-D535-435B-A092-CC8123763AD5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: SailorGreg on February 26, 2021, 06:00:01 pm
Steady on Andy - you're in danger of actually finishing this one!  %%

Great work as always.  I even joined the tug group so I could see the full works of your build.  Most enjoyable.

Greg
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on February 26, 2021, 06:10:51 pm
Thanks Greg  {-)


Still a very lot to do but I am further than anticipated. Today I've been looking at signalling and navigation lighting (NON working)


The best are by CAP Maquettes but they know how to charge! so high priced they will go out of production I predict.
Would easily cost £50 for less than 15 pieces of coloured resin and they still need painting. Such a shame but they should look at selling by the packet rather than one at a time.


So these are still my biggest hurdle as I won't pay that sort of money. I expect the French find them equally as overpriced.


Today I had a huge bumble bee in the garden and this evening the blackbirds are singing so painting weather is approaching  :-)


Major items complete include propulsion.
All superstructure.
All companionways.
All windows and frames.
All railings.
Most of the mast.
All deck fittings.
and more

P.S. I post to about 5 or 6 Facebook groups around the world at different times but the Tug group is the main focal point
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 02, 2021, 04:43:17 pm
It's been a while it seems but I've had no pictures to post.
I had/am having a hard time masking up and getting it right so some repainting still to do, just the front faces of the cabin to re coat in white. The pictures don't show like it needs doing but it does.
I've ordered a load of Tamiya masking products from Wonderland models in Edinburgh. They posted my order within an hour  :-)) 
Tamiya are now doing a tape with a plastic sheet/skirt attached, a choice of 150mm and 550mm  8)


Anyway the windows are back in the wheelhouse


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-zs6HxjW/0/031dfb29/X2/30BFBEC3-69BB-4935-82B3-52A6BF984C2E-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-MzrLD67/0/e0f3abd7/X3/C0AA76FB-E538-469E-B2C6-FDC75D3CBCF7-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-bz3VPJM/0/3ab7cabc/X2/70E6907B-C0B1-4A79-B6A7-8FFE09668F3D-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-BpTrbFD/0/d80be22a/X3/50C96C8F-2BB7-41B6-A465-44389F5BE7EB-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-4CtvCn2/0/b37dd90e/X2/65BD3FB9-A2AB-4CD6-92CE-30B59F67A565-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Mat_B on March 02, 2021, 08:56:13 pm
Amazing level of detail and finishing!
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 02, 2021, 10:16:48 pm
Thank you Mat  :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: awvs on March 03, 2021, 12:54:25 am
That is amazing!


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 03, 2021, 09:42:43 pm
Thank you Wilhelm  :-)


I just made control sticks from odds and ends.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Jp9BZ7j/0/a9eff906/XL/86073E75-5AD9-4BE2-853F-4F3E1AF95473-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-XDPXfmR/0/f83b5b83/XL/33B93C4B-D2B4-4A85-8AD1-6826801E451D-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-mtghw3q/0/77998e61/X2/70D0D5AC-C5DF-4C87-AA02-FCCAB5EE5641-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-tTBxrTZ/0/fa3aa29b/XL/70675867-82CE-483E-9176-1BEE57586C12-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 05, 2021, 09:34:02 pm
With all due respect to the loss of dear friends of late I'm sure they would not want us to break from our work.


The weather is so persistently cold that its difficult to achieve any major steps so I look to what is possible and probably delve into detail I may otherwise have swerved.


Fire extinguishers from my stock but I think were from Battlecrafts
The stand /cradle is only primered and made from scratch.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-NFnskrx/1/8ed2fcb2/L/D7BCCED7-1A76-4761-B792-A403A2FB61A4-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Ch4dNdD/0/ea2ac64c/X3/A46280E8-405E-47EF-ABB8-2999C2596839-X3.jpg)


A chunk of styrene and a sticker, what could be simpler?
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-JJjP4rG/0/d9dda554/X2/2ABAB5F2-9D3F-4456-A38C-1DBCAF111CF8-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dj8JZqK/0/8c6afd2e/X2/928D2C2E-5645-4682-9327-635AD7B084CB-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Q7m5XHW/0/5fac380b/X2/CB910826-D80F-479D-AE41-3678A5CCEBA4-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-kLWLfSn/0/2f5af8b9/X2/B5A0E459-4476-4BE3-A307-AD542E87F67D-X2.jpg)


I'm yearning for final fit of railings but still too much to do first.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-Cz2khCC/0/01d800c4/X3/CD0EE840-EFB6-417D-9149-FC24914BD223-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-x5CVKnR/0/d2a267b8/X3/3C0F1CD4-6757-4A4C-9BB2-C3A994F777BD-X3.jpg)


R.I.P. DaveM won't be forgotten.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on March 06, 2021, 11:07:21 pm
Looks terrific Andy.
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 07, 2021, 08:42:42 am
I’ll say thank you now Bill  :-)
It may be a while before I have any progress to show.
Thank you

Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 07, 2021, 07:30:53 pm
Today went very differently as the weather is too cold to do the work planned in our Garden with wood treatments requiring minimum 10C.


So a little progress on the build
I had to finally decide on colours or I will simply stand still, so these are it. I changed to a standing figure in the wheelhouse as the Britains seated figures are just too small despite claiming 1:32


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-j3XZVtP/0/09d5b094/X3/A41B1ACC-6062-426E-8469-092E79A85F5B-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-nNM648H/0/570dcd48/X3/D8A3EC6E-94B2-47B8-A7DA-AC19E7B8101D-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-3SnGQBH/0/ec3751ea/X2/C645543A-7E50-4236-993D-E706FEE2ACA6-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-pGF5VpF/0/f549b809/X3/A1DC23D8-8237-4FF8-9787-68D15BBA11CE-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-8JWR5WR/0/5ffcac3c/X3/F7E8DB91-8809-45FC-B5C2-65CC299BE276-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Stevns-Arctic/i-dsq2xnr/0/86f542fc/X3/8533F6FA-007E-44B6-96D6-74317B3490BB-X3.jpg)


Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on March 07, 2021, 08:54:55 pm
Never hurts to have a bit of “paint solvent” nearby. O0
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 07, 2021, 08:56:43 pm
Especially the Belgian variety  O0 :-)
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: chum444 on March 07, 2021, 09:46:16 pm
A few years ago on a trip that included Bruge, It was recommended that I try Leffe Blonde. Did so and now drink it as a special beer since it is readily available in the States. :-))
Title: Re: Andy’s, nothing like a Stevn's arctic build!
Post by: Taranis on March 07, 2021, 09:52:49 pm
Good taste  :-))  that is actually what was in the glass followed by a Leffe Brune  :-)


Edit
I'm blessed with a comfy converted bedroom that is now my workshop. I have TV & Internet. I spend evenings up here while wifey watches her American dramas (very good they are but I don't want to get hooked) So I watch a bit of Telly with a beer and mull over what to do tomorrow.


Did you visit the BEER WALL ?