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Tug-Kenny

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St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« on: September 06, 2009, 11:45:18 AM »


Here is the St Nectan kit review

The model is nearly 6 foot long (tall?) and the box will not fit my Volvo estate longways. It will go in on the diagonal if you remove the dog first and put the seats down.  ok2

The kit is superb, with two boxes of metal parts that takes two hands to lift them. The hull is beautifully manufactured with plenty of detail. There is a large supply of wood and shapes, and it all looks rather good. The manufacturers recommend buying a Brass prop and of course, you will have to buy the motor and controls, along with the paint, etc.

I have started the build (using my previous knowledge of the Boston Typhoon) by using the instructions as a guide and not a Bible.

It is NOT a model for a beginner and I'm using a lot of thinking time before cutting and fitting, as I want to build something to be proud of.   %)  Measure twice and cut once comes to mind a lot on this one, as there is a lot of close fitting features.

Here are a few pictures to give a general idea.

Ken
 

 
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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 12:10:38 PM »

oooh she looks good, lots to do on her should keep you busy for a while.  :-))
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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 03:17:23 PM »

Blimey ken, you got stuck into that, you had,nt even started it when I called over last week, it's looking good mate.
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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 04:23:37 PM »

What do you use to glue the ribs in with?
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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 11:21:40 AM »

oooh she looks good, lots to do on her should keep you busy for a while.  :-))

What do you use to glue the ribs in with?


Hi Swampbug

Thanks for the compliment. Yes, this does have a lot of work ahead of it. I should end up with something I can't lift.   ok2

The 'glue' that I use to cover up the super-glued joints is Epoxy resin from the ships chandlers.  This is 24 hour stuff with frightening warnings on the tin about bringing on sterility if touched. Ingress through the skin and all sorts of horrible messages like that.
Unfortunately I only read this while having my tea break afterwards. I had it all over my hands and clothes and immediately washed down with all sorts of chemicals and had a bath.

There will now be no more Tug Kennys I spose.     :embarrassed:

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Blimey ken, you got stuck into that, you hadn't even started it when I called over last week, it's looking good mate.
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Hi Terry

Thanks. 32 hours work so far and not much to show for it. I do like to spend time on structures, it should mean not having to go back for repairs. I've used slightly stronger wood than that supplied and added extra braces. I've got a weight tolerance with this model so I can make it stronger.

Come on down and have a look.

ken







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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 11:28:46 AM »

What's the SP with this, no update or is there another thread!?
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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 12:08:13 PM »

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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 01:22:06 PM »

There is another one for some reason.

Maybe because it's in the 'What's in the box' forum.

Thanks for the link to the build thread though :-))


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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2011, 06:09:37 PM »


Thanks for your interest everyone.

The model was built and is indeed a cracker. Very expensive when all said and done and I sold it in the end to continue other models.

Still recommend this model.   :-))

ken


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Re: St Nectan by Mountfleet Models
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 08:58:17 AM »

if anyone is looking for another build to supplement Kenny's, have a look at this one.

neil.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1495782
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