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Voyager

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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2010, 05:38:21 PM »

Well, she's almost finished!!!

Nav lights made, painted and fitted. Front screen wiper made, painted and fitted. Some light rust streaks added in places. All that's needed to finish her is to make a wooden wheelhouse door, line the wheelhouse walls in wood. Also, I need to find a suitable steering wheel (Off to Wings & Wheels on Saturday so hope to find something there). And lastly, the crewman for the wheelhouse needs to be made a little longer and that's it, just the electronics to go!

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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2010, 05:47:06 PM »

Excellent work,the lady behind the tree,is a very lucky lady
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2010, 06:13:59 PM »

Cheers Mark  ok2 Indeed she is, she's spoilt like you wouldn't believe...and now she can say she has had a boat named after her lol.

Wayne.

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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2010, 11:08:24 AM »

Inside wood panels all fitted and stained. I built a rear door but I've decided against fitting it as it hides all the internal details.

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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2010, 11:50:34 AM »

amazing work there, love the weathering, the close up shots on the weathering really show it off well.

Thanks
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2010, 12:20:53 PM »

Cheers Aide  ok2
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2010, 06:17:42 PM »

Nice to meet you today Voyager and Sharon!    :-))

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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2010, 07:34:26 PM »

Nice to meet you today Voyager and Sharon!    :-))



Really good to say hi to you Martin (you're a top bloke!) It was Sharon's first ever show and she thoroughly enjoyed herself and she can't wait for the Warrick show later in the year.

Wayne & Sharon
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2010, 08:04:16 PM »

Don't forget, lunch at Warwick, by the 'old school dinner ladies'..... yum, yum!    :-)
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2010, 08:27:20 PM »

Don't forget, lunch at Warwick, by the 'old school dinner ladies'..... yum, yum!    :-)

Dont worry Martin, we're aren't going to forget something like that!!!
Eating food is my second hobby lol.
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2010, 08:39:21 PM »

Really good to say hi to you Martin (you're a top bloke!)


Blimey Wayne, how many Brownie points for that one ? {:-{ {-)

Borrow my avatar

Love the boat by the way. :-))
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2010, 09:29:05 PM »

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers ship mate  ok2
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2010, 06:00:17 PM »

Brilliant thread. Why ? {:-{
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2010, 11:29:14 PM »

Basically...

I was offended by nasty (P***) taking replies that were left in the "Sales" section on an item I was trying to sell a few weeks ago! (I won't ever say names!).

..... moderated - Admin

...PS. I'm sure this reply with be "Deleted" faster than I can say the "Lady Sharon"


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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2010, 06:49:31 AM »

Not deleted but 'all things in moderation'....

 The 'sniping' issues you noted are being addressed and I can be discussed off forum.
   I'll PM you today.

 Topic locked.
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2010, 06:18:38 PM »

Some of you might have seen this on fleebay, possibly?

I had her finished and only tested her once in a small pool and she seemed ok at the time! Well, when I went to sell her I noticed alot (I mean alot!) of vibrations coming from the prop-shaft. I didnt want to sell her like that, I know I wouldn't have been happy buying someone elses problems. She has given me a good few headaches along the way, and the worst one was realising either my set-up/build was in question? I had no choice to remove the glued in prop-shaft, this caused a massive problem as the hull is only vac-formed and not as strong as resin fibreglass hulls. Lots of tea breaks and swearing later, as well as lots of unwanted extra expense, new couplings, new prop-shaft, motor and three different configurations in batteries and she's now finished.
I very quickly built a barge to go with her, all out of plasti-card and extremely lite with removable load.
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2010, 06:20:23 PM »

and the barge.
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2010, 06:25:32 PM »

And on a pre-lake bath test.

The internals needed to be changed which nade her alot heavier than I would have liked. The shape of the hull gave me the biggest problem as the hull needed to sit low in the water to give stability, otherwise she was far too unstable and any light wind would catch her off guard and down she'd go!
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2010, 06:51:38 PM »

I'm glad we are seeing more of this model.  It really is a little cracker and one that simply brings a smile to your face.  Thanks for adding some more to this thread Voyager.

Again the rust effects are amazing and look so realistic you really wouldn't think you were looking at a model.  If I could get half as good I'd be happy.
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2010, 07:57:35 PM »

Hay...that's really nice of you to say Bunkerbarge, I'm glad you like my quirky little boat! It's not been easy, plenty of obstacles to overcome along the way which i've enjoyed solving. And if I can be of any assistance with any weathering, then just ask as I'm always happy to help!
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2010, 08:27:28 PM »

Now you come to mention it, do you remember when you did that superb rust tutorial on a peice of white plasticard?  Unfortunately since then I've only had a four week stint at home and I never even got near my modelling bench but I'm home for December and january and I'm doing some modellingthen!

Anyway you finished off by saying that you would do one for a dark surface one day so if you ever fancy having a stab at that. :D
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2010, 08:33:53 PM »

Indeed I did say that didn't I....yep, ok!

I'd be happy to do a tutorial on rusting on a dark surface, I'd enjoy doing that  :} Leave it with me, I'm away from tomorrow but when I'm back next week I'll start one going.
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2010, 09:40:09 PM »

Nice to see you back on form Wayne,
Your rusting and weathering effects,give us modellers,something to aspire to.
You cant sell sell your good lady's boat,what will she sail next ?
Mark
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2010, 10:02:35 PM »

Cheers mate, it's good ta be back on here....I've missed you all  O0

Probably easy for me to say but it's really not that hard to weather, so long as you find the right product for the job the rest is just practice!

And as for my good lady's boat, well, she loves it...so getting her to part with it was never going to be easy lol. I've been trying to get her into using my Graupner Micro Magic but she finds it too hard, I dunno...
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Re: The 'Lady Sharon' Project.
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2010, 10:24:29 PM »

I have got to agree with Bunkerbarge

"It really is a little cracker and one that simply brings a smile to your face."

Got your tutorial on rust on white saved, looking forward to your wise words on rust on dark.

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