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Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« on: September 14, 2009, 06:29:46 PM »

Started on my Al Khubar this week and so far I have fitted the two propshafts, Kort nozzles and the two torpedo 500 motors with the 1:2.5 gearboxes.

Had great fun trying to line everything up prior to fixing, 14 pieces had to be temporary fixed and checked for position before final fixing.

All the running gear came from Model Slipway who as usual have been super efficient and helpful.

Next job will be one of my favourites, the cutting of the freeing ports.







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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 06:01:20 PM »

nice start there Richard , just one thing what are they whispering about in photo 1 .
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 06:38:51 PM »

No idea Daz, I wasn't watching it.  :embarrassed:
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 05:33:40 PM »

Rosemary & Thyme discussing gardening & murder... ;)
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 06:06:52 PM »

I thought it was "do you think dicky has put enough resin on them prop tubes"  :-)) .
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 06:32:37 PM »

God, you lot are sad.  ok2
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 01:08:24 AM »

Yep  :-))
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2009, 08:32:51 AM »

Take care with those freeing ports, Richard - they aren't half flimsy until you get the uprights fitted. I'd suggest clamping a length of PSE softwood along the top edge on the outside of the hull (maybe 22mm x 22mm) to keep them straight while you work on the uprights.
Ref the piccie, Felicity Kendall looks more like a Siamese cat in a wind tunnel these days.  I hope that plastic surgeon leaves her South Elevation alone....................  %)
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 07:06:04 PM »

Cut out the freeing ports with the dremel, the dust didn't do me much good.

Waterproofed where parts come through the hull. This I did with Epoxy resin.

Fixed the deck supports around the hull.

So far so good.



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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 07:16:16 PM »

Made up the I beams to support the deck.

Then I fixed the I beams.

Found a discrepancy in the dimensions so phoned MSW and spoke to Lawrie. As usual he was extremely helpful and the problem was sorted out.

I then fixed the decks which went in with very little trimming though I did have to take 5mm off the transom end of the rear deck which was where the discrepancy in the measurements occurred, which was a shame as the deck fitted perfectly, it was just to long.





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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 07:19:37 PM »

I then finished off the white metal work to the Kort nozzles.

By this time the glue was getting to me so I called it a day.

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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2009, 07:42:15 PM »


It's looking lovely, Dicky. You really turn out nice models. Isn't it horrible that the dust and fumes get to you. I was looking at the cut outs on the hull and thinking 'that's a massive job' for home work. Even I would have to use my industrial face mask for that one.

As a 'by' to the above, I am holidaying in Poole next week and thought of Settley pond. Is there anything going on during the week that I might come along and see, and to meet you, perhaps.

All the best

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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2009, 06:32:58 PM »

I made up the rear hatch.

I have now fixed the bulwark braces and handrail.

I assembled the towing hook mount.

I fixed the anchors.

I fixed the surrounds for the front and rear fenders

I also sealed the joint between hull and deck with epoxy resin.





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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2009, 04:36:19 PM »

Have done a small amount of filling.

Gave the inside of the bulwarks and the outside of the hull its first coat of primer.

Showed up where I need a little more filling.

Started on the assembly of the superstructure and this is going well with very little trimming owing to the accuracy of the marking out.

Havent done to much since my last posting as the paint fumes limit me to the amount of time I can work.



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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2009, 05:07:03 PM »

Hi Richard,
She's coming on nicely Richard,well done. I see you use the same rubber protection as I do on your boatstand, works well doesn't it? :-))

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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2009, 07:07:16 PM »

Have painted the hull above the waterline.

Have been making the internals to the wheel house, pictures later.

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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2009, 07:37:41 PM »

hey old man that narf look canny good  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
can i hoy that boat in the watta when you have finished it {-) {-) {-)


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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2009, 06:14:16 PM »

No Mr Bluebird you are not throwing it into the lake.

Just lately I have been making the wheel house furniture, the mast, and sundry deck fittings.

Was rather spoilt when I did the Sentinel as there was lots of etched brass fittings, not on this one you have to make everything yourself using ABS and brass wire.







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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 08:14:35 PM »


Now that's tiny stuff. I particularly like this side of the construction. Well done

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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2009, 09:00:27 PM »

Have painted the hull above the waterline.

Have been making the internals to the wheel house, pictures later.



lOOKIN BRILLAINT!!! Good choice of colours  :-))
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2009, 06:32:09 PM »

I have now fixed the handrails and most of the white metal fittings and have also made up the anchor winch, capstan, towing hook and all the bollards.







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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2009, 06:35:10 PM »

Everything is now primed and has had at least one coat of colour.





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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2009, 08:05:53 PM »


Hi Dicky.  Those handrails do look lovely.  Do you make the assembly on the bench first ? and then fit them to the boat, or do you locate the stanchions first and then thread the hand rails on ?

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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2009, 08:23:52 PM »

Hi Dicky.  Those handrails do look lovely.  Do you make the assembly on the bench first ? and then fit them to the boat, or do you locate the stanchions first and then thread the hand rails on ?

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I do a bit of each Ken, which ever is easiest at the time.
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Re: Model Slipway Al Khubar Build
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2009, 08:31:47 PM »


The reason they caught my eye was that I've just completed mine. I used the moulded stanchions provided and decided to get the positions right, first.

Big mistake. They are quite weak and didn't like the rails being pulled through them, so consequently started snapping at the bases. (oh er!)  What a night mare. Got through it in the end, but next time I'm going your brass route. Also, I prefer them unpainted as I can never get a smooth finish with the white paint and brush.

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