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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2008, 01:39:45 PM »

Thanks to every one for their kind remarks. :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2008, 07:27:36 PM »

Havent done a lot lately as I have this cold bug that is doing the rounds lately.

Have made up several of the smaller parts, which is not very easy without dimensions or scale drawings.

Have constructed the water tanks, escape hatches and the main part off the superstructure .
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2008, 07:45:36 PM »

Richard,
Glad to see your new workshop up and running.

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2008, 05:28:52 PM »

Have done a little bit more.
Painted the main bulk of the superstructure and fixed doors and portholes and windows and stained the wheelhouse.
Fixed a few handrails and stanchions. I used brass for these and not the white metal ones supplied.
Made up the hatches, water tanks and fish pools.
Have started on the decking for the lifeboat position.
I still have hundreds of white metal items, god knows where they go. {:-{
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2008, 05:39:26 PM »

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I still have hundreds of white metal items, god knows where they go.

Are you soliciting suggestions Richard?   %%

Looking good so far though.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2008, 07:54:12 PM »

coming on nicely DickyD, can't wait to see it completed and on the water :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2008, 09:42:58 AM »

Done a little bit more since last time.

Made the funnel
Fixed handrail to bow section and main superstructure
Fixed hatches, water tanks, smoke stacks, fishpools, winches, vents and wheel house
Fixed sundry white metal fittings (loads left)
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2008, 10:01:48 AM »

 hi richard,,, shes looking very nice,  :-)) what did the wife say about the tiger striped ironing board  :}
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2008, 10:04:46 AM »

We dont talk about that Brian  ok2
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #59 on: December 30, 2008, 10:11:38 AM »

Looking good Dicky,
Nice job on the Ironing board too!!

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2008, 12:17:33 PM »

it's the mole on the window sill that I'm worried about {-) {-) {-) %%
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2008, 12:49:52 PM »

looks great DD:)

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2009, 05:34:18 PM »

Still plodding on.
Mainly making and fitting deck fittings.
The white metal fittings have nearly all gone (whether they are in the right place on the model is anyones guess).
They tell you to fix such and such but they dont tell you what it looks like, which if you work on or build trawlers is fine.
Unfortunately the nearest I have come to trawlers was when we used to load fish out of Mallaig at the end of the road to the isles.
Still waiting for some mast fittings that were missing from the kit so cant fit the masts yet.
Have still to phone John bluebird with some more queries if I can catch him awake  {-)
More to do tomorrow.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2009, 06:01:32 PM »

Going well, Richard. She is looking great.

I love her lines and have been very tempted to place her on my "To build" list. If I ever do build her I shall know where to come for advice.

Roger in France
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #64 on: January 11, 2009, 04:01:19 PM »

Can anyone tell me how much ballast to get the Milford Star down to the water line ?

At the moment I am using 2 No 6V 4ah SLA batteries and I am about 1/2" to high at the bows although the stern is about right.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2009, 06:59:09 PM »

Richard,

I reckon a couple of pounds of lead should do the trick...

Barry
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2009, 07:04:16 PM »

Dicky,
Trim her slightly bow light. It will help to reduce the prop dragging in air and let her handle a bit better.

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2009, 11:59:30 AM »

Thanks guys, better get in touch with my plumber brother-in-law for some lead.  :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2009, 10:05:08 AM »

Have had to shelve this model as I am still waiting for the white metal mast fittings that were missing from the kit.
First off I was told they would be in the post "straight after the weekend". After waiting a week or more I rang to be told they hadn't cast them yet,
That was a week ago. {:-{
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2009, 10:47:03 AM »

Hi Richard,

She's looking good, shame you have to wait for bits though, frustrating! By the way, I thought you were purely warships, has the Dickie tug changed your mind of late?

Best wishes,

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2009, 08:49:15 PM »

Hi Danny

Just thought I'd like a change and maybe do something that will take me a little longer. %)

I am doing Model Slipways small Tenby lifeboat while I'm waiting for my parts to arrive.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2009, 09:10:18 PM »

Is there no start limit to your versitility   %) {-)
Next you'll be building a "smelly"  ;D

Danny (not that one, or Dantheman, or Daniel - bl**dy place is swarming with them  O0 )
 
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2009, 11:46:51 PM »

Richard,
Glad to see you started the lifeboat at last   :-))

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2009, 01:23:37 AM »

Great job, Richard, I am envious.

I would love to build one myself, but unfortunately the cost of importing kits (especially those with GRP hulls, and therefore bulky), from the UK into Australia, is only marginally less than the GDP of a small country  {-) {-)

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2009, 09:41:11 AM »

Is there no start limit to your versitility   %) {-)
Next you'll be building a "smelly"  ;D

Danny (not that one, or Dantheman, or Daniel - bl**dy place is swarming with them  O0 )
 
Gave up smelly ones around 1967 (the year not the time) Danny.  :-))
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