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Deans HMS Javelin build
« on: July 07, 2010, 06:48:40 PM »

Started my HMS Javelin build today.

It is an old kit and drawing with an up to date instruction book so it will be like my HMS Amethyst build, interesting.

More as I go on.



Seem to have chopped a bit off in the photo, will make a better job next time.

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 08:34:39 PM »

Whoot It has finally started!!!!! Are we taking bets on how long it takes Dicky to complete this one????
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 01:45:43 AM »

It's another "BLUE" hull Dicky!  {-) {-) {-)
       By the way belated wishes for your birthday  :-))  - hope you didn't start this build before july 4th :}
   
                             kind regards, tony.
             
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 08:20:41 AM »

It's another "BLUE" hull Dicky!  {-) {-) {-)
       By the way belated wishes for your birthday  :-))  - hope you didn't start this build before july 4th :}
   
                             kind regards, tony.
             
3 days after Tony. Hows that for will power ?
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010, 08:22:57 AM »

Whoot It has finally started!!!!! Are we taking bets on how long it takes Dicky to complete this one????

A little longer than the last one Pete, well it is a little longer than the last one. %)
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010, 10:30:53 AM »


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Seem to have chopped a bit off in the photo


The picture might be telling you something.  :}            Will the team be able to lift it when it's finished Dicky. ?

Belated Happy Birthday. I shall be following your build with interest. (now that I've dabbled with warships  %) )

Cheers

Ken





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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010, 12:59:16 PM »



The picture might be telling you something.  :}            Will the team be able to lift it when it's finished Dicky. ?

Belated Happy Birthday. I shall be following your build with interest. (now that I've dabbled with warships  %) )

Cheers

Ken






Its approx 7Kgs when finished Ken.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010, 04:00:55 PM »

Whoot It has finally started!!!!! Are we taking bets on how long it takes Dicky to complete this one????
Hi Pete (Klunk) before stating any odds, you don't happen to have some inside information do you?   %)
       I was thinking along the lines of any important parts that may have gone astray, (for a while!)  I'm informed that a good betting man always knows which stable the horse came from!  {-) {-) {-)
                         
Nice meeting you at Wicksteed by the way, admired your model of Glasgow if I remember correctly,

                                       Cheers and regards, Tony. :-))
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010, 05:43:56 PM »

Today I made a rudder to replace the white metal one and fitted it.

I fitted the propshafts and the servo for the rudder.

Have still to make the A frames for the shafts.

I also drilled out loads of portholes. [picture to blurred to post].



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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010, 06:30:07 PM »

i BELIEVE WITH THIS KIT THERE WAS NOTHING MISSING!!! sorry for shouting!!! yes it was my Glasgow, it has since been put into storage for a while, due to a Bismark refurbishment project!!
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2010, 05:27:53 PM »

Today I made and fitted the missing A frames to the propshafts.



Too hot to do much today, not a good day for me.

Took a photo for Ken of the whole boat.

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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2010, 07:56:34 PM »


A nice size. Room for plenty of detail. Can't wait to see the armaments.   ;)

yes, it was hot here as well today. I actually watched my paint drying. Most unusual.

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2010, 06:18:52 PM »

Have now put in the motors and the rudder servo.

Have also put in some deck supports and bulkheads.

Have found with Deans kits that it is best to cut out the openings in the deck and to sort out the coamings before fixing the deck supports and internals to make sure you get the deck supports in the right place and make sure they don't obstruct anything.

I have already constructed the bottom of the superstructure to make sure it fits before cutting out the decks.

I have also put a strip of lead down the centre of the keel to act as ballast fixed with silicone.



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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 06:12:11 PM »

Have now connected up the electrics and tested them and they work OK.

Fixed the deck and filled where necessary.

I have now started on the superstructure.

For those of you who have never done a Deans kit before, always check that every thing fits before you glue anything.
Always assume that every part will need trimming for it to fit.

The hull has now been painted and when the paint has cured the portholes can be epoxied. Really looking forward to that.

For all its faults I am enjoying this build as it makes me think.





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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 08:13:49 PM »

hey Dick, I might be down your way mid August, as I am going to Lepe Beach, If you fancy tagging along I can take you down for a couple of hours as you are on my way down there!! PS It's just me no one else!!! My Dad's annerversary!
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010, 05:41:04 PM »

hey Dick, I might be down your way mid August, as I am going to Lepe Beach, If you fancy tagging along I can take you down for a couple of hours as you are on my way down there!! PS It's just me no one else!!! My Dad's annerversary!
Ask me nearer the time and I will see how I am Pete.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010, 05:50:58 PM »

Thought I'd better update this.

I have been doing the superstructure though none of it is fixed or cleaned up.

There is a lot of 0.5mm brass wire involved and some awkward soldering.

Detailing is awkward as the photos in the instruction book are very fuzzy, so I am having to trawl the net for photos.

Having said that I am really enjoying doing this kit as it keeps the old brain working.











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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2010, 09:54:20 PM »

Looking good Richard, but then your boats always do! You don't mess about once you've started, do you; when do you think it will be finished? Long before my current tug build, I'll be bound! Keep up the good work, all the best,

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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2010, 08:28:06 AM »

Looking good Richard, but then your boats always do! You don't mess about once you've started, do you; when do you think it will be finished? Long before my current tug build, I'll be bound! Keep up the good work, all the best,

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It will be a bit longer before I finish Danny, I want to do as much detailing as possible on this one.
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2010, 05:25:20 PM »

Assembled a few bits and pieces since last posting.

They seem to take forever.





The photos aren't very good as they don't show all the detail
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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2010, 08:11:40 PM »

Christ Dick that would take me about 2 years and all the skin off one hand I would think!!!
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2010, 10:13:13 PM »

You could put the camera closer.     :} :} :}

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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2010, 08:11:27 AM »

You could put the camera closer.     :} :} :}

ken   (sorry,  couldn't resist)

Will do better next time Ken.






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Re: Deans HMS Javelin build
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2010, 08:37:42 AM »

your certainly going some speed with this Kit..  i wish i had the time to spend on my HMS Inflexible.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2010, 08:45:10 AM »

your certainly going some speed with this Kit..  i wish i had the time to spend on my HMS Inflexible.

Its easy, retire from work due to ill health [ Emphysema is a good one] and you can be like me, have loads of time on your hands for boat building. {-) :-))
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