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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #225 on: June 17, 2011, 08:58:03 AM »

Would Revell glue work as well?
The other stuff you guys showed doesn't look firmilair to me, so I think i'd have to search for it far from home.

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #226 on: June 17, 2011, 09:38:17 AM »

if it's liquid, in a bottle rather than in the mini dispensers with the long needle spout, then YES.
just add styrene to the bottle and let it melt.
if you use the dispensers, NO, as the thickened solution would't flow through the spout.
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #227 on: June 17, 2011, 10:23:07 AM »

Tweety, the model aircraft plastic modellers (1/72 , 1/24 th etc Revell  and Airfix models)  will use it . It is methyl ethyl ketone MEK for short. Comes in a bottle. Evaporates very quickly and the fumes should not be inhaled.
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #228 on: June 18, 2011, 06:31:20 AM »

the fumes should not be inhaled.

Nice to know, I use it some 10 years now just in my own bedroom :o %)
Wait, charging lead acid batteries makes some pretty explosive gas (don't know the name in English, do know it sounds completly different then the Dutch word).
Fortunatly I allways have the usual ventilation open.

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #229 on: June 18, 2011, 07:25:47 PM »

Hydrogen   Waterstoft ?

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« Reply #230 on: June 18, 2011, 07:47:06 PM »

oops you got it.
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #231 on: June 19, 2011, 04:42:44 PM »

oh plastic weld type solvents will also make very short work of stripping paint.
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #232 on: June 19, 2011, 11:02:50 PM »

Hi

I'm betting that when you finally finish this it will look great - I have really enjoyed following your build so far.

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #233 on: June 20, 2011, 09:33:47 AM »

oh plastic weld type solvents will also make very short work of stripping paint.
But obviously, not from styrene surfaces - they will probably strip the styrene as well.
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #234 on: June 20, 2011, 10:37:57 AM »

Thanks for the help and compliments guys.

Update:

Filled the superstructure a little more.



Tower and rear funnel have been spray-filled.



Spray-filled the front bulwark.

The other side.

Inside of the bulwark.

The superstructure has been spray-filled as well.



And the rear of the superstructure.

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #235 on: June 20, 2011, 11:16:34 AM »

having said that tweety, I have always found the best filler for thise fine gaps where the styrene joins is a cellulose finishing putty from a car accesory shop such as Halfords.comes in a little flat round tin about 30 mm tall.....just excellent and will fill any small undulation in your superstructure or hull, so long as you put it on in thin layers, letting the under layer dry hard first.
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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #236 on: June 20, 2011, 11:32:14 AM »

Thanks for the advice.
I'll see what will work best for me.
For now my biggest problem is how I will sand the superstructure as it is made of very thin styrene.
That's also the major reason why I'll use milliput or similar fillers as little as possible, only for bigger holes on weaker parts to make a stronger bond.

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« Reply #237 on: June 20, 2011, 05:36:10 PM »

Update:

Continued filling and sanding.

Freed the bowthruster and took it apart so I can fix it.

After the glue has dried the bowthruster can be tested in the water.

Made a tool to sand straight corners in narrow places.

More filling and sanding.

Even more filling and sanding.

Filled a large hole.

Made the front wall straight by applying some reinforcement.







"Is that ROV still not fixed?"





Improvised a little to show what she will look like with the helo on the deck.

Here it's clearly visible that the front deck of the superstructure needs quite some filling to make it horizontal.



That's the last 1.

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« Reply #238 on: June 21, 2011, 09:26:43 AM »

Update:

Covered the bow so I could primer the bow.
I haven't covered the part of the bow that is directly below the bulwark because I have sanded there as well, so that will get a fresh layer of paint as well.

First side primered.

The other side primered.

Removed the tape.

The other side after removing the tape.

Added some plates to make this piece straigh.

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« Reply #239 on: June 21, 2011, 12:24:02 PM »

Update:

Applied a wall and roof.
As there still are pretty big gaps I will fill this up with PUR-glue to make it a solid construction.

I've poured PUR-glue in the superstructure to fill some pretty large holes.
It works pretty good as can be seen in this photo, it tends to fill the gap instead of flowing down towards gravity.
It still is recommanded to check it out often to remove any glue that gets to the outside.
Off course the best way to fill holes is to make sure there aren't any at all.
Using thicker plates also helps a lot as these plates bend so much they make it hard to fill and sand them to a flat surface.

The other side.

The outside after having removed a bit of glue.

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« Reply #240 on: June 21, 2011, 08:16:13 PM »

Update:

Picture number 2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've mounted a brass rod to replace a screw that didn't attach to it's thread anymore.
Now this brass rod will keep the top deck in place along with a screw on the outside.
I also glued the rear hatch of the dive-area in place to make it easier to make this part smooth, and so the waterbreak could be placed more firmly.

This waterbreak has been adjasted in a later stage of construction of the real vessel, so I needed to modify it on my model as well.
Due to this modification an additional stair is added at the rear of the dive-area.

Painted the wheelhouse black to stop light from coming through.
Tomorrow i'll paint this white, and the day after I'll at least paint the orange bar on the bridge, and hopefully also the grey of the deck.

Wheelhouse and superstructure well on their way to get their final colour, and then some weathering.

I've also done some work on the molds of the hyperbaric lifeboat and the lifeboat.
The photo of the lifeboat hardly shows any progress, so I left that out.

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« Reply #241 on: June 22, 2011, 11:38:41 AM »

Update:

Painted the bow red.
Because there were quite a lot of small white spots on the hull I decided to paint those spots with some Humbrol paint which seems to match the colour of the spraycan fairly well.

The other side.
The white spots are reflections of the light from the flashgun.

Painted the wheelhouse white.
This may be painted again with a different manufactored paint as the black paint is now gone, so I had to buy a new 1 which I bought of a cheaper make, but that doesn't work as paint underneath the more expensive make.
The difference in price still is such big that I still paid less for actually twice the amount of paint....

The other side.

As the shaft at the front of the superstructure had broken off I took advantage of the situation to make a new 1.

Looks better then the previous 1, though it isn't all the best I've ever made.
The gaps here at least are much more easy to fill then on the previous 1.

New ventilation shaft which is to come at the side of the shaft mentioned above.

Both shafts in place.
Now on for some more sanding.

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« Reply #242 on: June 22, 2011, 01:20:19 PM »

Update:

Superstructure has been painted black.
In about 1,5 hours I will apply the white paint.

Superstructure now looks like that of a ghost-ship now...

Let's test how well the black paint stops the light.
This photo is without any light behind it.

This seems to be a proper light for this test.

The light is still on, but I can't see it, so the black paint does work properly.

The captain is checking the last shaft of the superstructure.
This shaft will not be mounted before next week because of the paintwork that is being done on the superstructure.

Ghost-superstructure is being owned by white light!!!!!!

Somehow it doesn't look all that bad this way.
Still, I will paint the superstructure white, that does suit this ship better then black.

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« Reply #243 on: June 22, 2011, 07:29:38 PM »

Update:

Superstructure in black, where are the men in black......

Now on for some photo's with the crew on board.

For some reason she looks pretty large, don't you think?
How could that be?
She's only 1,76m long.....

Maintance on the ROV still hasn't been finished yet.
Fortunatly she did get through the testtrial-period yet, so it's not all that important.
By the way, next saturday she'll set sail again!!!!!!

The RIB.



Looks pretty big...

The superscructure looks much better in white.
The difference in colour between wheelhouse and superstructure will be corrected tomorrow.

The crew seems to think it's allready saturday as they are ready to set sail.

As the captain is checking the clearance between the ship and the shore the officer of the watch is giving the direct orders on the brigde.

After I made the pics with the crew on board I decided to paint the decks grey, but first I covered the walls with tape to make sure that the walls stay white.

Grey decks!!!!!

Captain is habby.
He doesn't really care about wether his deck is smooth or not...

The back side of the superstructure.

Grey decks look much better then white decks.

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« Reply #244 on: June 23, 2011, 11:43:40 AM »

Update:

Tower and rear funnel have been filled.

The deck of the dive-area has also been filled.
As the main superstructure has been painted the focus is now shifted to making the rest of the model nicely smooth.

Wheelhouse has been painted with the new white colour to match with the rest of the superstructure.
Later today I will also paint the deck grey.

As the main superstructure has now been painted the hull below it could stay behind.
First I've applied this dark grey base layer to decrease the chance on having differences in colours later on
In about 4 hours the first coloured paint can be applied.

Both platforms have also been painted.

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« Reply #245 on: June 23, 2011, 07:21:47 PM »

Update:





This platform is painted brown as that is the colour it has in the pics of the real ship, but I don't understand why only this platform is brown.






























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« Reply #246 on: June 24, 2011, 03:35:17 PM »

Update:

Painted the bridgedeck grey.
I wanted to use the airbrush for this, but the airbrush decided to break down once again, so I applied the paint with a brush.
As there was quite some paint left I also painted the decks above the wheelhouse.

Also painted the other side of the superstructure that is attached to the hull.
This afternoon I'll apply a second layer of white paint, and then i'll put some crew on board to make her look good tomorrow at the modelbuilding club.

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Re: Diving supportvessel Well Enhancer 1:75
« Reply #247 on: August 13, 2011, 11:47:24 AM »

Update:

Last time I got Well Enhancer out for a sail 1 of the servo's didn't work.
The reason for that turned out to be a wire that had broke down.
Today I fixed the wire, but when I tested the servo I heard a strange noice that shouldn't be there.
Turn up the volume to hear it, it's really there all the time.
Here's the movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUTllJpp_4I

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« Reply #248 on: August 13, 2011, 04:31:24 PM »

Was the servo trying to move at all?
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« Reply #249 on: August 13, 2011, 06:19:55 PM »

Hi Malcolm,

The servo didn't seem to try to move.
The broken part is located just after the single wire is divided in 2 wires in order to power 2 servo's.
The other servo still did work, and that servo didn't move nor did it make the noise which I adress in the movie.
The sound of the servo trying to move can be heard loud and clear in the movie, but isn't there all the time.

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