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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2007, 05:48:31 PM »

I know that I should have been at the Mayhem Weekend - but I hadn't got round to building the Springer. Well, five months into the build and it is pretty much finished. Only things left to do are to put in the Saso posts, paint up the crew (and a couple of seagulls) and weather the thing up a bit.

I have dropped the missing winder druns from the winch, so it looks a little different from the design. So no need to turn one up from something or other.

The rigging was done with cord picked up from a model shop rather than the stiff that came with the kit as it seemed to have a very loose wind. This matches up with thew thinner stuff I used for the stays on the funnel.

The final sum up of the kit is that it is a very mixed bag....an attractive kit but I have to say that it seems to be seriously flawed in some ways - the manual and the plans are of limited use - difficult to read and with errors in them. There are some errors in the marking of the printed parts and some of the white metal fittings seem very poor.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2007, 06:41:20 PM »

Nice model, you have done a grand job. I sympathise with the problems you have encountered, my son and I are having similar problems with the Calderdraft version.

A job well done, I bet it looks good on the water.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2007, 06:49:17 PM »

Hi Daryl,

Thanks for the comments - it has not been on the water yet, well apart from in the bathtub to ballast it and balance it. Putting the ballast in has quietend things down a lot - seems much of the noise is resonance in the hull. I have also put in  Robbe 755/40 motor which gives a more reasonable performance.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2007, 06:59:13 PM »

Love the colour scheme, nice and cheerful.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2007, 10:01:53 PM »

Thanks Martin,

The grey was used for the winches on Aziz, while the red of the funnel was the left over paint used for its hull. The brown, I think I have already mentioned is Citadel "Vermin Brown". I tried a sand tone which looked like diahorrea and a yellow which refused to go on smoothly and was chucked - first time I had used the b****y stuff as well, thank you Mr Revell.

I wonder how to weather it - the hatch area is OK, but I think I will need to extend that staining over the walkways. Also, I don't have a clue where to  put the rust yet.

I have started on the scenery - here are the gulls for the mast and roof

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2007, 10:11:47 PM »



I like it very much.  Up to your great standard  (as usual, Wombat)

Regards   
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2007, 03:31:19 AM »

The toilet needs weathering, it is pristine. ;)

Every crapper I have been in was less than white, especially the floor with boot scuffs at the very least.  :D ;)


Joking apart.
Very nice looking boat Wombat.

When you do the weathering, can we have some pics please.
There is very little written about weathierng, and a picture paints a thousand words.
A new thread might be one option, then others can add to it.

I would be very grateful if you could do this.
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2007, 09:14:41 AM »

Hi TigerTiger,

Yes I will open up a thread on weathering. Everywhere needs lots of boot-scuffs, it is far too tidy at the monent. I guess also lots of colour washes. The boat is very clean, because probably mistakenly, I thought a clean boat would be a good place to start for the weathering. At least then if it goes wrong you have a clean reference to wind back to. Also, I can manage odd bits of dirtying up, but how to correctly weather the thing, I have no a clue - I suspect rust in all the joints on the hull, but I will need help to get it right.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2007, 08:07:22 PM »

OK, here are the last tranche of pictures before I start on the weathering - and the inaugural sail (I hope the weather is good this weekend). First three pictures are of the boat, while the rest are the crew. You can't see it but one off the seagulls is perching on the button of the mast. I have got the samson posts in and all the last little bits. I have not bothered with the builder's ladder - though I will hang onto the bits for it in case I change my mind.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2007, 08:10:11 PM »

Here is the crew in place and ready to go. I dumped the stickers provided in the kit - to me they looked to "industrial" and seemed to be far too chunky for the boat.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2007, 09:12:39 PM »

So that's where the crew from HMS Troutbridge went when they left the Navy Lark!!!!!
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2007, 04:26:52 PM »

Gribeauval

Tune in to BBC Radio 7, despite Sub Lieutenant Phillips navigating, Troutbridge et al are still going strong alongside the Goons and Round The Horn. Classic stuff. Those were the days  :)

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2007, 07:21:16 PM »

Gribeauval

Tune in to BBC Radio 7, despite Sub Lieutenant Phillips navigating, Troutbridge et al are still going strong alongside the Goons and Round The Horn. Classic stuff. Those were the days  :)

Doug

I usually do mate!! I have it runing via broadband whilst I am browsing the net.  ;)

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2007, 08:27:24 PM »

Well all,

took it out on the water today - very impressed, it moves faster than the Aziz and turns better, though with the Robbe motor the top speed is rather more than scale, it doesn't get onto the plane but it does shift. It turns quite tightly on full throttle.

The motor is very quiet on the water - you only get a little bit of whine on low throttle before the motor starts spinning properly. The Old Smokey is quite effective, though the water I put in was too warm and it took a while to get going.

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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2007, 08:28:15 PM »

And the last two
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2007, 11:24:05 PM »

now that is a tight turn!
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2007, 12:55:22 AM »

Looks great, wish I had one!  ::)
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2007, 03:56:11 AM »

really nice
love the smoke
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2007, 01:36:07 PM »

Wombat, How did you mix the Citadel paint for airbrushing. It is now available over here (Canada) at my local hobby shop, but there are no instructions as to mixing for use with an airbrush...Just received my "Another Clyde Puffer" from Mountfleet Models. ??? ???
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Re: Another Highlander
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2007, 07:02:57 PM »

I mixed it 50:50 with tap water. Sparying, you have to put it on in thin coats and build up slowly - don't try to do it all in one go. I went over the hull with about five coats allowing a few minutes drying between each. I sprayed onto Citadel skull white primer.

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