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« Reply #100 on: February 18, 2012, 06:44:56 PM »

I did find more boat kits in the loft

You can't just make a blank statement like that Ken, and then leave us all hanging ...........................
What boats?  :P

How's the shingles now Ken?

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« Reply #101 on: February 19, 2012, 02:59:12 PM »

Dare I ask what 'things' you have scrapped?? Do I want to know without cringing? ;)

Hi Mike,

I was an Electronic Organ & Piano engineer for 30 years. I had a workshop full of components collected over the years. Thousands of resistors and capacitors and switches and wires etc, etc. Not forgetting spare keys for most of the makes of electronic keyboards.

When I took them to the tip, it was a clean freshly emptied skip and they covered the complete floor and made a racket being dumped. The  'Tip man' came over and shouted " no business waste here ".  By then it was to late so I got away with it. Then it was the turn of the circuit diagrams into the paper waste. That hurt as it was a lifetimes knowledge gone.

I am now officially a retired old grump.  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Gry Maritha .... my build
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2012, 03:20:26 PM »

You can't just make a blank statement like that Ken, and then leave us all hanging ...........................
What boats?  :P

How's the shingles now Ken?

Dave

Hi Dave,

The Wife's Shingles are receding nicely Dave. Thank you for your concern,  we have turned the corner and all is well.

Regarding the boat stock, here is a brief list of the boats awaiting my graunchy hand ...

Aziz ...  new in the box
Boston typhoon un-started. Half a kit with many parts lost.
3 foot sailing Yacht hull and deck only
Large white swan from garden centre  ??
Paddle steamer Glasgow half built
3 fibreglassed Tug hulls, similar style to Imara
2 toy speed boat hulls for fast engines !!
Titanic kit from Mini craft.
Baby Severn lifeboat kit from RNLI

I look forward to getting back to the Gry Maritha soon, but first I have to make some more shelves for my fleet.

Titanic  five & a half feet long
Severn  five feet long and weighing in at 100 lbs
Waverley five foot long
Lady wooes
Hibernia
Gry maritha
Springer tug  rescue boat
Springer Tug PC springer
Springer tug  WaveSpringerley



Hey Ho,  it's a grand life

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« Reply #103 on: February 19, 2012, 05:22:47 PM »

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

You are going to be busy for a very long time Ken.
I'm sooooo jealous O0

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« Reply #104 on: February 23, 2012, 07:58:17 PM »

We are back in the workshop  %)      The boat is such a mess since we left her that  a clean up was needed and a respray.

The white was re-done and today we covered that,  ready for the Blue.  Upon using the rattle can the button snapped off and blue paint went everywhere.  mmph!!!   I used the cover to collect the spurting paint  (outside in the garden) and held it there until all the gas was gone.  Our patio is now flecked a strange shade, much to the non amusement of 'er indoors'.  Not sure what to do with it. Perhaps by tomorrow it will all have evaporated away.   %) %) %)

I decided to get on with the mast and this turned out quite nice. It was a pleasure to get back into it.  I decided not to bother wiring up any mast lights as it would have been very labour intensive and a delicate operation.  Have to concentrate on electric hatches and crane.


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« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2012, 04:06:09 PM »

The new Blue has been sprayed on and the cabin roof darkened. When it's thoroughly dried we can finish of the red base.

Couldn't resist putting all the sub assemblies on to see how it's shaping up.

ken

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« Reply #106 on: February 24, 2012, 05:33:40 PM »

Couldn't resist putting all the sub assemblies on to see how it's shaping up.

I think you will find Ken that a lot of us suffer from these same urges, seems to be a common sympton of the modeller ;)

The new paint job looks really good.  :-))

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« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2012, 07:54:55 PM »


Thank you Michael.  It sort of gives us inspiration to carry on when the parts are ready to fit.

I still have not fixed down the deck as I want to get the below decks stuff fitted first. (makes life easier!!)  Tomorrow I'll try out the motors. The battery is on charge. 8)

ken
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« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2012, 08:54:19 PM »

What I really like about making model ships is that you become just like a mini shipyard, testing motors prefabricating parts etc..final trials,
fixing problems..  it's just wonderful.

I must say that I do like the Gry Maritha if Modelslipway was still making it then I definitely would have got it.
Ken what type of paints are you using for your model? Are you still Airbrushing?
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« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2012, 08:59:41 PM »


Oh yes.  I use the car aerosol spray paints from Halfords car shops.

 I must be on my 50th tin by now.  {-)    even though I have a compressor and all the guns.  Never got around to the messy mixing stage, as it's still unused.

ken
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« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2012, 09:42:32 PM »

she is looking really nice Ken, I like the colour scheme, :-))
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« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2012, 09:49:42 PM »

I agree with the above. its looking great. Itll look superb on the water.
 Just try not to scratch the paint %)
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« Reply #112 on: February 25, 2012, 11:16:22 AM »

Cheers guys.  Yes, I shall be looking after the paint work from now on.   :}

I read a tip on this illustrious site and it works lovely.  Use   "T cut"   on your sprayed surface and it removes those tiny droplets you get sometimes and smooths the surface like a Billiard table.  O0   

Sometimes you have to spray downwards, rather than level and the odd drop of paint drips out.

Here's a picture of the dance floor.

ken

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« Reply #113 on: February 25, 2012, 11:24:38 AM »


Just noticed I need to re-do the blue edging strip.  :embarrassed:


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« Reply #114 on: February 27, 2012, 02:44:42 PM »


The Blue ridge has been finished off and then I started fitting the sub assemblies into the bow section.

First there are the rope winches and then we made up the anchor winch assembly and sprayed it with undercoat and then a nice blue.



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« Reply #115 on: February 27, 2012, 02:51:14 PM »

Notice the projecting walkway and ladder. An extra piece had to be cut and formed to make this.  It would have been nice if I had spotted this 'extra when I cut the top deck !!  as I could have made a firmer design all from one sheet of plastic.  Lets hope no-one pushes on it too hard.   %)



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« Reply #116 on: February 28, 2012, 07:42:07 PM »

That is really nice Ken.

Cheers
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« Reply #117 on: February 29, 2012, 10:26:36 AM »


Cheers Jon.

Yesterday I spent most of my time making and  "trying"  to fit the mast hoops.  Ho Hum.  1mm rod bent around a tube and cut to circles. Spring apart to clip into mast sides and solder supporting vertical rods.

Story ends after 3 hours with mast damaged. radars on floor. supports broken off. Solder blobs in wrong places and 3 secs away from stepping on it.  Must try harder.  Now getting up the courage to go in today.  <:(

Ken

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« Reply #118 on: February 29, 2012, 10:33:55 AM »

Cheers Jon.

Yesterday I spent most of my time making and  "trying"  to fit the mast hoops.  Ho Hum.  1mm rod bent around a tube and cut to circles. Spring apart to clip into mast sides and solder supporting vertical rods.

Story ends after 3 hours with mast damaged. radars on floor. supports broken off. Solder blobs in wrong places and 3 secs away from stepping on it.  Must try harder.  Now getting up the courage to go in today.  <:(

Ken

Sounds like quite a task. I am sure you will emerge victorious from the fray!
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« Reply #119 on: February 29, 2012, 10:38:44 AM »

A good nights sleep and I shall be ready for the challenge.

Any one want to see the photos?   %)

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« Reply #120 on: February 29, 2012, 11:30:57 AM »

I'll risk it Ken 
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« Reply #121 on: February 29, 2012, 09:29:22 PM »

OK Richard

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« Reply #122 on: February 29, 2012, 09:30:19 PM »

         and 

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« Reply #123 on: February 29, 2012, 09:32:57 PM »

With a spring in my step,  I galloped on.

I've started fitting the deck furniture, so here is a montage of some close ups.  (warts and all)

 
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« Reply #124 on: February 29, 2012, 09:35:05 PM »

Montage continued


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