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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2007, 11:34:40 AM »

&^%^$^*% courier delivery service.
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #101 on: May 13, 2007, 09:31:43 PM »

Hi
I once sent a completed Model Slipway Conserver by Parcel Farce ??? i think you got off quite lightly in comparison, i had to scrap conserver.
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« Reply #102 on: May 13, 2007, 10:48:13 PM »

best in some cases if feasable to deliver personally :)
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #103 on: June 27, 2007, 01:04:53 PM »



I don't bevel it!!!!


Look what Bradders just fund in a box !?!?!?!?!?!  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #104 on: June 27, 2007, 01:06:48 PM »

 ??? ??? ???

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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #105 on: September 07, 2007, 04:40:47 PM »

Today a good friend has collected the Puffer, some parts where repaired on my kitchen table (not a french one  ;) ) the rest at his workshed. He also will balance the boat at his own small pond. In two weeks shes is back and i take her to the clubpond O0
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #106 on: September 07, 2007, 04:55:03 PM »

Halfway to finishing the next one then Martin   {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #107 on: September 07, 2007, 05:08:08 PM »

Once she's reapaired and balanced, you will need a crane to move her!
How did you get on setting up your radio in the Puffer?




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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #108 on: September 07, 2007, 06:50:17 PM »

Each batterie is around 2.8 KG...

He has taken the radiogear with him...  ;)
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #109 on: September 10, 2007, 10:42:28 AM »

The build continues... now in another country - Maid of Scotland 
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2008, 03:12:06 PM »

Hi
I was wondering why I couldn't get past page nine of the build blogg of this project
I've just got this kit as my first build for christmas and was enjoying the read
Any hints
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2008, 03:32:13 PM »

Hi
You had best ask Martin, he's always moving things about and losing them.  O0
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2008, 04:28:33 PM »


Just another one of those things that I haven't completed..... anything in particular I can help you with?


Hi
I was wondering why I couldn't get past page nine of the build blogg of this project
I've just got this kit as my first build for Christmas and was enjoying the read
Any hints
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« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2008, 02:23:08 PM »

Hi Martin
Nothing in particular, I was just enjoying reading about the build as this is my first
I've not started yet as we're moving house in a few weeks so the permissions officer is keen to start packing everything into boxes, and I,ve broken my ankle.
When I make a start I'm sure you'll be sick of me asking questions
Anyway if you could get the rest of the build blogg up that would be great
Many Thanks
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Highlander Scottish Coaster. "Puffer" - Martin's Build
« Reply #114 on: June 19, 2008, 05:37:05 PM »


Hi All, sorry for the delays but I'll now be updating my Puffer build on here and then transfer
it to the build on Model Boat Mayhem afterwards. 

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Builds/Puffer_Jan/1ndex_Puffer_Jan.htm

..... now where was I with the build.... swearing at the winch I think!




Kit:   http://www.mountfleetmodels.co.uk/highlander.htm

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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #115 on: June 19, 2008, 05:43:19 PM »

This isn't going to take as long as the build is it Martin ? :-\
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #116 on: June 19, 2008, 05:50:02 PM »

It's taken longer already!     {-)
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2008, 05:28:17 PM »

Anyway, the instructions and diagrams for the winch are..... well, not very useful!
Someone seems to think steam winches are an everyday occurrence in modern daily life....

After 3 or 4 assembles and disassemblies I finally had the thing together..... correctly!
The kit supplies  a piece of ply for the winch base but I substituted this for a piece of plastic (CD case)
that would look more like iron plate when painted.



The various pipework casting were then cleaned up and painted.











Painting the winch was quite enjoyable. I painted the whole thing matt black, then over the next few days
painted various bits with other blacks, gloss, satin, smoke and white.
In the end a nice little model in it's own right.











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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #118 on: June 20, 2008, 06:23:48 PM »

Bradders was working on the hull.




He noticed that the 'falls' (?!?) were not even and required trimming and
evening out.







Next the white metal "Iron plates". These trimmed and bent to shape and then stuck down
with thick superglue.








Other "iron work" also added and primed....




Hand rails added....








.... more "iron work".....




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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #119 on: June 20, 2008, 06:38:43 PM »

Bradders then added the coaming for the main cargo hatch and the wheel house.
We would make the cargo hatch to fit the coaming we'd cut but make the coaming
to fit the wheelhouse interior and then cut the hole to fit that coaming.












The wheelhouse didn't sit flat on the deck but this would be compensated for when fitting
the false / show deck.





 
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #120 on: June 23, 2008, 04:29:46 PM »

Continuing the the work on the wheel house opening and coaming....









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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #121 on: June 23, 2008, 04:37:38 PM »

Starting on the fore / bow deck (?)......




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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #122 on: June 23, 2008, 04:43:45 PM »


Going back to the aft / poop / quarter deck!........











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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #123 on: June 23, 2008, 05:04:23 PM »

Next thing to attempt was the aft stanchions and rails.....
These a while metal and although the rails are made of soft copper, they are
much harder harder/stronger than the white metal stanchions , so care has to
be taken not to force or bend them. I formed the the rails complete on the
deck before attempting to fit them. The stations holes were opened up with
a small drill bit in a pin vice. Nothing is glue/fixed down at this stage... I would
only knock it off while doing something else.......  :-\



 

 













 
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Re: Puffer Build
« Reply #124 on: June 23, 2008, 05:23:10 PM »

The hatch was Bradders little baby! he was quite enthusiastic about and came up with all
sorts of different ideas and methods for doing it, it was like he was painting the Sistine Chapel !
It looks very simple but at one stage I counted up 12 different materials and glues used in it's
construction. As I pointed out before, build the hatch to the coaming you've already formed
on the deck so it's not to loose (falls or & not water tight) and not too tight, (won't fit at all).
Remember to allow for shrinkage, glue, varnish, paint etc, a couple of layers of paper around
the coaming should do.  Making the small triangular pieces and gluing them in place was a
particularly frustrating and aggravating exercise....














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