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brianB6

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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2011, 10:40:35 pm »

The batteries should be ok about there.
Have you tried it in the bath yet?  %)
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #51 on: December 26, 2011, 11:17:13 pm »

Dont have a bath Brian just a wet room with shower.

I will have to see if my wife will  set up my test tank in the garden. {:-{
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2011, 12:31:57 am »

Put your foot on the plug hole.   So what if it floods the rest of the house.   At least you can test the boat.  :embarrassed:
I am fortunate that we have a bath and can kneel down to check the water line (Just  %%). 
Of course, there is no substitute for a proper run on the lake to appreciate how the hull will behave when moving and at rest.  O0
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2011, 06:34:24 pm »

Did a little bit more today.

I made and fitted the rear steps on the transome.

Made and fitted the trim tabs



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Re: Armidale at last. Photos for Glen
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2011, 06:59:21 pm »

Some more photos for Glens father showing the rudder servo.



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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2011, 07:36:28 pm »

That looks tidy with the clevis pin in the rudder stock.
Is that to stop servo arm hitting the connecting arm?

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Glenedge

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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #56 on: December 27, 2011, 09:29:44 pm »

Thanks Dicky for the pics, Dad was thinking of putting the servo between the motors as well.
 Glen
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2012, 09:53:51 pm »

Still plodding on.

Have been making various lockers and vents.

I have glazed the wheel house windows, sprayed them inside and masked up the outside ready for spraying.



I have also sprayed the hull up to the waterline.



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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2012, 10:07:24 pm »

looking dammed good there shipmate

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« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2012, 10:12:03 pm »

Plodding on,
and making damn fine job of it.
All the best for the new year.
Richard  :-))
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2012, 06:54:09 am »

Thanks guys.  :-))
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2012, 11:20:30 am »

Not bad for a beginner  %) %)

Happy new year mate,

aye
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2012, 11:23:35 am »


Very tidy Dicky.   :-))

I like little lockers and things.  It sets off the deck nicely.


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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2012, 11:28:23 am »

Not bad for a beginner  %) %)

Happy new year mate,

aye
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Dat cause he iz a honry Aussie :o :o :o an its an Ozzie boat  %) %) %)
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2012, 11:37:23 pm »

Little more done today.

Got the complete boat under colour and started on constructing the forward mast.

Had to pack it in early for the day as the fumes were getting to me, still there is another day tomorrow.





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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2012, 04:51:31 am »

Full size paint can in the paint locker of H.M.A.S. Vampire as of last Friday!  O0
Colour is Storm Grey to AS 1700 N 42
The deck colour is Pewter N 63
I am not sure how they compare with BS colours as I have lost my BS colour cards.
Deck colour matches dark grey primer from "Fiddly Bits".   I know because I almost lost sight of my sample when I laid it down on Vampires deck.  :embarrassed:
Black below water line.
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2012, 08:24:23 am »

Thanks Bri.

All primed and ready to go.

Was going to ask you about deck colour.  :-))
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« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2012, 09:19:35 pm »

Storm grey is a light to medium grey with a slight touch of green.
Pewter is a fairly dark plain grey.   The spray can was the darkest primer I could find.
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« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2012, 10:06:27 am »

Hi All
Dont forget the boat is finished in a SEMI gloss paint!!!! I have had some paints mixed up at Bunnings and they are pretty close for me.

N42 Storm grey. Semigloss
N63 pewter for the decks.

 Glen


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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #69 on: January 09, 2012, 10:12:23 am »

Did you know that semi gloss paint on a scale model can look like gloss.

This is the reason not many people use gloss paint, its too shiny on a model so semi gloss is used. :-))

Where did you get the gun, rhibs etc Glen ?
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brianB6

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« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2012, 11:31:31 am »

Steve Batcheldor has cast them nicely in resin at 1:50 including:-
Gun, Life Raft Containers, Bollards, Satellite Domes, RHIBs, OCCABA Containers.
You could see if he has plans to make them in smaller scales.
The main problem is they are a bit heavy.   I have drilled out the Sat domes to reduce the weight.
I intend to use satin for the Storm grey and flat primer for the decks and Bridge roof.
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2012, 07:29:01 pm »

Steve Batcheldor has cast them nicely in resin at 1:50 including:-
Gun, Life Raft Containers, Bollards, Satellite Domes, RHIBs, OCCABA Containers.
You could see if he has plans to make them in smaller scales.
The main problem is they are a bit heavy.   I have drilled out the Sat domes to reduce the weight.
I intend to use satin for the Storm grey and flat primer for the decks and Bridge roof.
I've e'mailed Steve already Bri, but have not  heard from him yet.

I have now completed the front mast, another work up.

I've also resprayed the bottom of the hull black.







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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2012, 09:02:16 pm »

Hi Dicky
You may not hear from Steve for a while, I believe he is moving from Wagga Wagga to Canberra with the RAAF But keep trying.
 Glen
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Re: Armidale at last.
« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2012, 09:04:42 pm »

I did know that thanks Glen.

How is your build coming on ?
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« Reply #74 on: January 17, 2012, 09:39:31 am »

Hi Dicky
My build is going slow at the moment, redoing some bonnet vents and playing with the gun at the moment in between digging up dirt looking for yellow stuff while the monsoon is holding off. Put a pic of the gun on my my page.
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