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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2009, 08:05:45 PM »


Onwards to the front cabin under the Whale deck. Construction of this had been left until the deck top had been fitted as the measuring had to be done afterwards.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2009, 08:11:02 PM »


The Radar tower proved a challenge. The first attempt came out rather poor, so we scrapped it and started again.

A former was constructed for one side and we used better plastic for a sturdier job. Two side were made on the former and then these were joined together, by using the former inside the structure. We have made little legs and feet to finish off the look.

When dry, it was then sprayed with the 'ol' red oxide.

 

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2009, 08:19:06 PM »


While we had the Oxide paint to hand it was thought best to keep going and spray all the other little parts. As it was night time I didn't want to go out into the garden so it was both doors open and the spray mask on. The fumes afterwards were hanging around, so I called it a night. I hope they settle by morning.   :embarrassed:

The kit parts left are getting smaller  (hooray) so now we are on the way up. I'm really looking forward to fitting the deck out. ( now where did I put those little fish )





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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2009, 04:58:05 PM »


Got on with the top cabin yesterday and fitted surrounding wood around the windows and sprayed it in my favourite colour.

The Radar mast is finished today so this was given the final coat of matt black. The colour on the front wall under the whale deck was changed to white and temporarily fitted for a photo session.  The 'holes in the wrong place' have been filled and smoothed over and also covered in the old red oxide. (great stuff this. Can't speak to highly !!)

I've placed all the 'competed' pieces on board and here are a few pictures to show how she will look.



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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2009, 05:05:23 PM »

whats Martin doing on the Roof ? %% >>:-(


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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2009, 05:12:11 PM »

your not hanging about are you ken  :-)) its looking really good so far though  O0
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2009, 06:17:46 PM »

Looking good Ken, you'll be finished before me at this rate. :-))
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2009, 08:01:56 PM »

whats Martin doing on the Roof ? %% >>:-(


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He's keeping an eye on me     :D

I got him from the RNLI shop and thought he might be the correct scale for for my next boat, a 1/12 scale Severn, scratch build.

Wish me luck

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2009, 08:09:01 PM »

your not hanging about are you ken  :-)) its looking really good so far though  O0

Full time job, Dan. It's amazing that even on one of the most expensive kits, there are errors. If the cut out parts are laid against the main drawing, they are the wrong size. This one needs 'artistic licence' to juggle the bits in place. Thank goodness no-one has spotted some of them yet.   ;)   I'm making notes as I go along to help me or someone else the next time.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2009, 08:11:52 PM »

Looking good Ken, you'll be finished before me at this rate. :-))

Cheers, Dicky. That's the trouble with being a pianist.. Every song is the like ' Minute Waltz' !!    :embarrassed:

How much more have you to do    ?

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2009, 08:17:11 PM »

Hulls painted, main part of superstructure completed am working on fittings at the moment Ken..
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2009, 11:29:27 AM »


It's a nice warm day today so I thought about finishing painting the hull. I've noticed the hand rails have yet to be fitted so I hope the glue dries in time for spraying.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2009, 08:14:22 PM »

Hi Ken, Great job, again. I always enjoy your build blogs!  Am in awe at the speed you are going on this one.
Have fun, Jim
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2009, 08:23:27 PM »


Hi Jim

Cheers mate. I had a good teacher ....  ;)

Took all afternoon to make and secure the capping rails. I'll post a picture when the tape comes off tomorrow.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2009, 07:40:34 PM »


I've placed some of the completed parts on board to get a flavour before we get on with the major spaying.

The simulated planking was given three cups of strong tea.  Ideal for simulating dirty planking, so I'm told.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2009, 07:43:20 PM »

 Next, we resprayed the Whale deck after securing the stanchions. Then we completed the stanchion and hand rails around the upper cabin.  (then we checked the awful spelling on this blog  :embarrassed:)


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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2009, 07:46:30 PM »


The hull was taped off at the waterline and sprayed matt black. Unfortunately the red oxide suffered a bit when the tape was peeled off. 

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2009, 07:47:52 PM »


While the paint was drying I got on with fitting the rear upper deck flooring. I do like my clamps.   ok2

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2009, 07:49:21 PM »

The completed parts are now being added to the ship and this is as far as I am at present.

The light skin colour on the funnel was approached in a different way this time.  I made up a diluted paint in another container and 'washed' it on to the funnel. As it was very weak, this took several applications. ( well over six !! and taking quite a few days between drying time) but the effect was a very smooth 'paint job by brush'   I'm well pleased with the results.

I'm now starting on the little men. You can see them in front of the boat with their arm and neck holes drilled out ready for their limbs.   (kookey or is it kinky!!)
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2009, 08:10:26 PM »

Looking good Ken, way you are going reckon you will need another holiday soon.  ok2
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2009, 08:14:40 PM »


No time for that Dicky.  Today I had the "Severn" drawings increased to 1:12.   :embarrassed:

What a monster. Have you ever built one ?   if not, I have the scale drawings at 1:20 if your interested.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2009, 08:21:41 PM »

Picking my next one up at the end of the month Ken.  :-))

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« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2009, 08:26:17 PM »


Wow. Lucky you.  I recognise some of the fittings. I do like this manufacturer. The products are good and the instructions talk to you like a friend. It should occupy your mind for many moon.    :-))

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2009, 09:09:10 PM »


Started putting on the small completed parts today. What a difference !! She's coming alive at last.

Thought I'd have a go at weathering. Instructions say to paint the surface mild yellow. Then brush over with wood stain. Then when tacky, to scrape with a dry brush in a wavy pattern.

Unfortunately, I had first sprayed over with red oxide. The whole lot went into a mulch and I ended up dabbing with a bristle brush.  Here is the result the following day when it all dried. I must admit I do like it and will keep it on the model.  Kinda looks severe weathering and ready for the scrap heap type of boat now.  (but it IS different, says 'er indoors')   %)



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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2009, 07:19:35 PM »


Been busy putting more bits'n'pieces on.  The mast was fitted and epoxied into a wood block underneath, and the three lights tested. Ooh er !! only two light up now. Somewhere in the mast is a break in the wire. It's now to late to repair, so she sails on the midnight tide with only two white lights for'd. What does this mean then, you nautical people ?

The rear mast was also secured, but doesn't have built in lights, so all's well there.

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