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Peter Fitness

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2009, 12:13:47 AM »

Definitely paint the under side of the mast Richard, it IS awkward to get at otherwise, I speak from experience  O0

I agree with you regarding the quality of the kit and fittings. You're making good progress and it's looking first class  :-))

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2009, 07:55:50 PM »

Spent the day today doing the brass work to the mast.

Glad I forked out for a new soldering station from Maplins, it makes the job so much easier.

The mast is made up of plastic, brass, etched brass and white metal. Interesting.

Still all went well.







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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2009, 09:03:33 PM »

That looks good Richard. Putting something like that together can be vert satisfying.

Just don't stick it on the model back to front!

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2009, 02:43:31 PM »

I have fixed the mast ( the right way round ) after spraying the underside.

Next I assembled the jet drive, the platform above it and the steps up to the deck

I then removed rudders, stabillisers, and prop shafts and sprayed the hull.

I then fixed the black vinyl boot topping.

I then replaced all the removed parts after painting where necerssary and checked it all still worked.  :-))

Next I started on the handrails, no stanchions everything is soldered.

As soldering is not my thing really, it seems to be taking forever.







Four days and still not finished, so many small bits to solder and I have a shaky left hand.

Really glad I got the new soldering iron though.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2009, 02:54:57 PM »

Looking really good Dicky.

Give Duke a pat from me!
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2009, 03:11:46 PM »

Thanks Pointy, will do when he's not so busy.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2009, 03:49:34 PM »

Guarding that piece of grass very well I see, anyone wants to nick the grass underneath him they'll have a hard time ;)

Build is progressing very well, far faster than I work...
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2009, 11:18:39 PM »

Looking good, Richard  :-)) You're making good progress.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2009, 02:54:52 PM »

Looks like he's already eaten Andy Murray.....

P.S.  Nice boat Richard.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2009, 12:40:49 AM »

Sentinel coming up great Richard, wish I could say the same for my Snowberry. Our wolf is now as big as a house and the farm shop up the road gives us cow leg bones now and then. When my 10 year old had his birthday end of June, one of the kids asked where the bone had come from, I told him it was the boy who'd been playing over at ours the other day {-).

Got a proper you know what from you know who and skulked back to my barbeque duties.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2009, 06:03:24 PM »

Finished off the handrails today thank goodness.

Still enjoying the kit though.  :-)

Back to some plastic work tomorrow.



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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2009, 11:43:36 PM »

Richard, was the supplied handrail wire brass, or steel, as mine was? I replace most of mine with brass, as we sail in salt water.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2009, 08:26:10 AM »

It was all brass Peter.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2009, 06:22:07 PM »

Over the last few days I have made the davit for the rhib and have started fitting the etched brass and white metal fittings.

This involved an awful lot of very short lengths of brass wire for the door and hatch catches all bent at right angles.

The etched brass frames for the doors and other etched brass is extremely good quality.





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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2009, 08:23:27 AM »

Have been fitting lots of white metal a etched brass fittings but still have lots more to do.

Some of them have been painted prior to fitting.



I have also fitted the bridge screen and given the superstructure its first coat of paint.





Still lots to do.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2009, 09:29:45 AM »

Richard,

She is looking really good now.......by the way, Mrs Footski has fallen for your dog!! :-)) :-))
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2009, 11:09:00 AM »

Hi Dicky,

Looking good! :-))

Are you using can spray paint , air brush, air gun, brush...... roller?
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2009, 01:03:00 PM »

Richard,

She is looking really good now.......by the way, Mrs Footski has fallen for your dog!! :-)) :-))
Hi Barry, tell Mrs Footski I'm thinking about starting a Duke fan club. ok2
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2009, 01:05:49 PM »

Hi Dicky,

Looking good! :-))

Are you using can spray paint , air brush, air gun, brush...... roller?

Hi Martin I'm using good old Plastikote spray cans as usual. Detailing will be by brush.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2009, 02:05:23 PM »

Yet another fantastic build from the DickyD workshop.

Out of interest how comes she is twin propped and has a jet drive unit at the rear aswell??
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2009, 04:01:18 PM »

Hi Jay, they apparently use the jet drive for poodling around and the twin props if they are in a hurry. :-))
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2009, 08:17:38 PM »

.....starting to get that antsy feeling now eh Richard, looks great. Can just imagine how she'll perform.!

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #72 on: August 06, 2009, 05:54:29 AM »

John, if you go back to the photos with replies 3 and 8 in this thread, you'll see how well they do go.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #73 on: August 06, 2009, 08:04:32 AM »

Who's John, Peter ?  {:-{
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #74 on: August 07, 2009, 03:10:57 AM »

Oops :embarrassed: I meant Robert  %%

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