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Author Topic: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )  (Read 23762 times)

brianB6

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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2012, 01:34:45 am »

Many thanks.  O0
I am  not saying where all the mistakes are but the area around the nav. lights has changed 3 times in the past week and I am still not happy.  <:(
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2012, 04:32:00 am »

Brian, very envious over here.  I've always dreamed of getting a small lathe, but you have shown it is possible with less expensive options.
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2012, 09:17:52 am »

I keep regreting that I sold my old lathe.  Not very big and very old but it did what I wanted.
I am never likley to build a steam engine so size is not so important.
I would not mind a small combo mill / Lathe like the Titan 125 if I could ever justify it $859
125 swing, 180 bc.
The drill will have to last for a bit though.
I also use my Makita sander mounted on its side, clamped to the bench, for a lot of shaping.   It's surprising how accurate one can get with a bit of practice.
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2012, 08:04:29 am »

Hi Brian

Great work on your build, it is really starting to take shape.

I have only just found the thread after not being on the net for a while after my move to Canberra.

You asked for a photo of the nav lights a couple of days ago. Not sure if you have found one so attched is one that I have.

Keep up the great work.

Steve


 



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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2012, 08:20:42 am »

January you revealed the Makita drill turning method
February you reveal the Makita sander shaping method

I just can't wait for the March edition Brian  :-)) ;D

I'll have to buy some Makita shares too  :D

Dave
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2012, 09:56:08 am »

Topic renamed. :-)
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brianB6

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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2012, 09:37:00 pm »

Happy about that Martin.
I did wonder if Mayhemers would get the inference.
I don't have that many tools that I use in the "wrong" way.   Says he with a band aid on his fingure from sticking a craft knife in it.  <:(
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2012, 09:52:22 pm »


Been there, done that,,, got the season tick at casualty!   >:-o
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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2012, 02:10:05 pm »

Ha - so funny. I hadn't realised Martin really had renamed the topic.
I thought he was just having a little joke re the Makita tools  O0 {-)
Ha I'm wetting myself here.

Dave
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2012, 09:44:38 am »

I have 'bitten the bullet' and have started painting at last.
Just some undercoat on the hull so far that has revealed some very small pin holes and work that's needed around the prop shafts that have now been filled.
I am going to try using epoxy enamel, as used for metal work.   It is one of the few paints that come in small containers and flat and satin finish. It does take 24 hours to go hard so there will be a lot of watching paint dry. {-)
In the meantime I am trying to work out how to build the davits.   Thanks for all the pics. Glen.
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« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2012, 10:00:02 am »

In the meantime I am trying to work out how to build the davits.  .

You and me both Bri, have just ordered some more plastruc
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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2012, 12:02:50 am »

No snow here!
Forecast is for 38 degrees today, it's already to hot to paint and the wind is getting up.   %%
I managed to paint the decks last week and some of the superstructure and details have had a thin coat to find the faults (and there are quite a few)  <:( <:(
The photos show that one should always try out the paints one is intending to use in the same order.   They are both enamels (but different manufacturers) and worked perfectly with the Storm Grey over the Pewter but, Oh dear!!! not the other way round.
My air brush is a very old (35 years +) Badger which I have altered to take small 1/2 oz. jars as well as the original 2 oz. ones.   I used to use a car tyre that had to be frequently reinflated but my son has leant me his 40 litre compressor, which has worked so well that I shall probably invest in one.   They are about 1/3rd the price of a proper air brush compressor.
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2012, 11:57:09 pm »

Hi Glen
I think we have covered this before but I cannot find your answer.
What colour are the Bridge roof, Gun platform and Bonnet strip?
From tha overhead view of HMAS Pirie they seem to be a different colour to the decks.
It may only be the angle the photo was taken since in other photos they appear to be Pewter.
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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2012, 06:24:04 am »

They'd better be the same Bri, that's what you told me.

They look the same on my photos.   

 
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« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2012, 07:39:10 am »

Hi Brian and Dicky

 I believe ther are only the two colours used. it may look different in your pic because the semigloss of the hull looks out of place in the shot???????

Glen
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2012, 08:40:41 am »

Thanks for that Glen 
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2012, 09:51:53 am »

I have done some painting and added some 'fun' items.  %%
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2012, 11:55:37 pm »

I have started the handrails and for those who were wondering about the stanchions:-
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2012, 04:57:10 am »

Nice job Brian 
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2012, 07:01:35 am »

Advice for those considering building the gates.
DON'T
The single gates took 3 hours each to construct and the double ones even longer and then I found they did not fit!  >:-o
Oh where, oh where, did I go wrong? <:(
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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2012, 07:44:59 am »

Wish you had told me about your gates before I had done mine.

I had the same problems as you Brian, they took ages to make and mine didnt fit either.

I'm still waiting for Steve to turn out my RHIBS but I dont want to chase him. Once I get them I can finish my boat of. :-)) :-))
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« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2012, 08:39:31 am »

Well you did them  first!
You could have warned me.  >>:-(
Mind you, I am perverse enough to try to make them anyway.  %%
Several hours later, the second set look a lot better. They just need a bit of tweeking.  :}
And just to show how I made them:-
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« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2012, 01:15:16 pm »

Same way as me Brian 
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« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2012, 10:53:13 pm »

Great minds think alike.  O0
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Re: Detailing "The Rat" ( H.M.A.S. Ararat )
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2012, 07:58:19 am »


Just a thought Brian????? If I send my hull down to you could you do all the stanchions and rails for me????? :}
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