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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #150 on: August 15, 2011, 11:07:44 AM »


 Hi Brian
  Been working on the mast above the refraction dish  :(( not much fun had at this stage. Will try the warlock bits shortly and see how it looks.

A pic of the boat before it went in the spa for some more bowthruster trials.So far so good  :-) No water leaks around the bowthruster. May have to start on some Fxle details soon, its starting to look bare up the front.



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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #151 on: August 16, 2011, 02:21:29 AM »

Hi Glen
I have had fun with the top of the main mast. I enjoy the 'fiddly bits'  %%
I just wish my hands were still nimble.  :((
Sorry about the colour. The photo was taken under a normal light.
The bits are only pushed into place and there is a lot more work to do and yes the light does work but I do not think I can install 2.
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #152 on: August 16, 2011, 05:31:28 AM »

Glen, your boat is looking excellent :-))

Brian, a very neat piece of work, it puts mine to shame <:(

Peter.
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #153 on: August 19, 2011, 09:20:18 AM »

Hi all
 Another pic, this one of the liferaft cradles, will need some liferafts soon Steve :-)



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sjbatche

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #154 on: August 19, 2011, 12:30:39 PM »

Hi Glen

I have a few parts cast including the life raft containers. The photo shows the progress on parts so far.



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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #155 on: August 19, 2011, 01:13:43 PM »

Hi Steve
Nice work there. What are the parts in the bottom right corner below the bollards?  Silly me OCCABA stowages ??  Let me know when you have a set together and i will buy them from you.


  Glen


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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #156 on: August 20, 2011, 01:26:01 AM »

Me tooooo.  O0
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #157 on: August 21, 2011, 07:33:13 AM »

Hi All
Been playing with the bridge deck rails, what a pain in the !!!!!!! Any ideas to simplify the process would be greatly appreciated as i am thinking of ripping these out and trying again.

Glen

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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #158 on: August 21, 2011, 09:07:48 AM »

For the stanchions, styrene is the easiest to use but brass wire is probably better for the rails as it stays straighter.
If someone wants to etch brass stanchions I would be happy to buy some.
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Trooper63

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #159 on: August 21, 2011, 12:25:30 PM »

Looks ok to me.  I use a candle in a drink can, to apply gentle heat to the styrene to form bends etc.
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #160 on: September 07, 2011, 08:35:36 AM »

Heres one for you Brian, Ararat high and dry.

Glen


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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #161 on: September 08, 2011, 02:10:50 AM »

Thanks Glen
Just hope she does not fall over although at one of the commissioning ceremonies there were an awefull lot of people on the deck when the boat was still on the slipway.   It looks most unsafe.
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #162 on: September 13, 2011, 09:48:24 AM »

 Hi All

The latest shot showing some work on the gunplinth stuff.

Glen


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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2011, 07:28:43 AM »

Coming along nicely.    O0 O0
What paint and colour did you use?   Since you can see the full size ones I presume it matches.  <*<
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #164 on: September 14, 2011, 09:45:36 AM »

Hi Brian
 They keep telling me Storm grey and Pewter so I got some spray cans of stormgrey made up for me  and they are no where near the colour, i am trying some Tamiya paints at the moment and they seem to be the closest thing i can find to the boats. Apart from the black the other colours are a satin or semigloss so it explains why the boats look so faided. :-)

 Glen
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #165 on: October 05, 2011, 09:03:14 AM »


 Got some parts from Steve in Wagga yesterday, Beautiful work. Liferafts and cradles look good to me. :-)



Very impressed with your work Steve, just need to get some davits happening soon to put the rhibs on.

Got my storm grey and pewter mixed up at bunnings in a semigloss to the aus standards, perfect. :-)

  Glen
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #166 on: October 05, 2011, 10:24:51 PM »

It's looking great, Glen, and Steve's parts are marvellous.

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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #167 on: October 08, 2011, 06:33:53 AM »

Finaly managed to put the main mast together.
Still a few problems.
One, the top light is very pale. I probably need to improve the connections.
A few holes to fill in.
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #168 on: October 08, 2011, 06:57:16 AM »

 :-)) well done brianb6.......I admire soldered brass constructed components with crisp detail............ O0

Prior to painting....you could try soaking the assembly in a weak solution of acetic acid.......... >>:-( <*< but only for a short period of time

This soaking & light brushing with an old toothbrush is to remove any flux residue...or grease from handling etc............... Derek
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #169 on: October 08, 2011, 10:16:19 PM »

Great job, Brian, beautiful brass work :-)) O0

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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #170 on: October 09, 2011, 02:19:11 AM »

Goodness me, can now see why these boats are costing us a mint.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #171 on: October 09, 2011, 02:45:35 AM »

Thanks people
I generally wash brass in concentrated "Parmolive" and use a toothbrush.
Not sure what it does to my hands but it cleans the flux off!  {-)
I must get the deck on and then try the 'Rat' out on the water to see how she performs and how the water line is working out.  %%
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #172 on: October 10, 2011, 09:09:09 AM »


Hi All
 Here is the latest pic. :-) Adding some of the bits i got from Steve. Pretty impressed with the gun mount. :-)





Glen
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #173 on: October 10, 2011, 09:33:19 AM »

Steves parts look good Glen, I'm hoping he will do some for my 1:72 Armidale.

Boat is looking good in general. :-))
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Trooper63

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #174 on: October 10, 2011, 08:40:44 PM »

I hope steve is going to offer, because they do look very good.
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