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ukmike

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #150 on: October 02, 2012, 04:37:23 PM »

Thanks for the encouragement Dave.

Not having done this before I had no idea if it was looking O.K. or rubbish.

Looking at some of the other builds, my efforts do seem quite poor, but, everyone has to start somewhere, eh ?

I'm thinking that this particular subject is not very high on many peoples list of interesting builds.

Somewhat strange choice I suppose, but I'm loving every minute of it, hope that I can complete it before my eyesight problems deteriorate so that I will not be able to see at all.

In the meantime will keep on posting.

Mike.
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« Reply #151 on: October 02, 2012, 05:04:58 PM »

Looking at some of the other builds, my efforts do seem quite poor,

Can't wait to see what you come up with when you get the hang of it!
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #152 on: October 02, 2012, 05:23:56 PM »

Looks good Mike.
One thing with ferries that tie up every few minutes, there is no rust streaks from the bollards used for the mooring lines.
In fact the bollards are usually bare metal from the friction of the
repeated use of the ropes.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #153 on: October 02, 2012, 08:45:37 PM »

I'm thinking that this particular subject is not very high on many peoples list of interesting builds.

Anything refreshingly unusual gets my vote Mike and I do like Ferries. I have definite plans to build The Kalakala and in time one of Hong Kong's Star Ferries too.
It bothers me not one whit that most people won't like the old KK - I've done my research and that was one interesting ferry.
So sorry to hear you have eyesight problems and I hope it doesn't get as bad as you fear.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #154 on: October 02, 2012, 11:09:45 PM »

its coming on a treat  :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #155 on: October 02, 2012, 11:39:49 PM »

Looking at some of the other builds, my efforts do seem quite poor, but, everyone has to start somewhere, eh ?

I'm thinking that this particular subject is not very high on many peoples list of interesting builds.


From my point of view mike i think your modelling and craftsmanship skills are suberb. There are admittedly some outstanding builds on this forum but those models are built by an elite few and the same few. There are 2500 members on this forum and probably less than 20 reguly contributing members build to those extreme standards. The majority of us our builds are shameful and not worth photographing let alone posting on a public forum.

Also notice that this thread has been read nearly 4000 times. And its not even finished!! Only a builder with reputation to build good models and write good threads can gather interest like that.

carry on :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #156 on: October 03, 2012, 08:56:19 PM »

Looks good Mike.
One thing with ferries that tie up every few minutes, there is no rust streaks from the bollards used for the mooring lines.
In fact the bollards are usually bare metal from the friction of the
repeated use of the ropes.

Ned
(Went to school by paddle steamer longer ago than I care to remember)

Thanks for that Ned, have added a little gray/silver to the bollards where the ropes would wear the black paint away.

On the Vaporetti the bollards are welded to the stanchion tops so I thought that the welds may well weep some rust streaks down the sides, maybe?

If you or any other viewers can point out anything that I can do to add a little more character to my boat then please tell me and I will have a go, can't promise successful results tho' !!

Have dirtied the wasp stripes on the wheelchair ramps today and added the mooring rope rings to the deck along with the "Wing Mirrors" for the helmsman.

Hopefully,will post some more pics later this week.

Have appts with a Consultant and an eye Surgeon at the local Hospital eye clinic tomorrow and Friday which will hold up things a tad, (I hope nothing more than a tad).

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #157 on: October 07, 2012, 12:42:48 PM »

Some more scruffying on the passenger cabin stb side.

Transfers added and a bit more rust and window seal streaks.

3rd attempt at the exhaust soot, rubbed the 1st two away as they were really cr*p, settled for this one, although not totally happy with it.

A couple of photos of the "Weathering kit", and my bench in the little shed.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #158 on: October 07, 2012, 01:02:34 PM »

It's looking fantastic Mike. Don't beat yourself up too hard about it. Can I suggest that the "problem" with the soot on the roof is not with the soot but with the rest of the roof being far too clean by comparison?
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #159 on: October 07, 2012, 01:20:06 PM »

It's looking fantastic Mike. Don't beat yourself up too hard about it. Can I suggest that the "problem" with the soot on the roof is not with the soot but with the rest of the roof being far too clean by comparison?

You are quite right, I do need to do a little more to the roof in general but search as I might I can't find an photos of a suitable example.

Most people take holiday / touristy photos of the Vaporetti which are of little help to anyone wanting info to help build a model and quite rightly so of course.

If you or anyone can suggest how I might do this then I will be most grateful.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #160 on: October 07, 2012, 01:37:47 PM »

I imagine that there might be plenty of bird "stuff" up there. I'm also thinking about the tops of cars....dusty and streaky?
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #161 on: October 22, 2012, 05:02:08 PM »

Haul out and re fit overdue I think.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #162 on: October 22, 2012, 06:21:14 PM »

Superb, :-)) just the right amount of workaday muck.  Any passengers or crew going aboard ?
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #163 on: October 22, 2012, 07:03:08 PM »

brilliant
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ukmike

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #164 on: October 22, 2012, 09:17:44 PM »

Superb, :-)) just the right amount of workaday muck.  Any passengers or crew going aboard ?
Many thanks arrow5.

I do intend to add some passengers but that will be the very last part of the build. I bought men women and children fiqures from China.

I had to settle for 1/25th scale people as no one seems to do 1/28th, will have to carry out a little surgery on them first.

The build is held up at the moment whilst I wait for a couple of Turnigy receiver controlled swithes from HobbyKing, they've been out of stock for quite a while now

and there is quite a lot of wiring that can't be completed without them.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #165 on: October 27, 2012, 04:12:19 PM »

Excellent. We were in Venice earlier this year and I have to say that this model is so representative of these boats.  :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #166 on: October 27, 2012, 04:25:58 PM »

You are quite right, I do need to do a little more to the roof in general but search as I might I can't find an photos of a suitable example.

Most people take holiday / touristy photos of the Vaporetti which are of little help to anyone wanting info to help build a model and quite rightly so of course.

If you or anyone can suggest how I might do this then I will be most grateful.

Mike.
Are these of any help? I took loads of 'boat geek' photos during our cruise holiday...



 
 
 
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #167 on: November 14, 2012, 03:26:14 PM »

Hello.

Well, the Vaporetto is completely finished now, apart from the switching electronics which should be here in the not so distant future.

Obviously, will do a final post when all is complete, including a Youtube vid of it in the water, possibly in late afternoon so that you can see the lighting etc.

In the meantime, I have found the plans to build the Motonave Aquileia @ 30/1 scale giving a finished L.O.A. of 1.33mtrs.

It's not my first preference but is near enough. Quite a beautiful boat, but, not everyones C.O.T. same as the Vappi I suppose.

Here are a couple of photos.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #168 on: November 14, 2012, 03:35:51 PM »

Mike, did you get your receiver switches, see they are back in now on the Hobbyking website.
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ukmike

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #169 on: November 14, 2012, 04:37:14 PM »

Mike, did you get your receiver switches, see they are back in now on the Hobbyking website.

Ordered them 1st Nov. but no show yet.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #170 on: November 14, 2012, 04:40:54 PM »

If you need urgently I have one and possibly two I can let you have in the meantime.
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ukmike

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #171 on: November 14, 2012, 04:49:33 PM »

If you need urgently I have one and possibly two I can let you have in the meantime.

Thanks, very kind of you and I may well take up your offer as I need to get the Vappi finished and out of the way.

My shed, (being quite small ), will only allow one build at a time.

It will be at least a couple of weeks before I receive the Aquileia plans, so no rush at the moment but will let you know one way or the other.

What lovely people on this site.

Mike.

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ukmike

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #172 on: November 24, 2012, 06:59:20 PM »

Build almost completed now, will post photos shortly.

Following the Aquileia build, what about this one.

Push me pull you ferry, beautiful, is it not ?

Unfortunately, Voith Schneider drives.

Mike.
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ukmike

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #173 on: December 01, 2012, 04:06:13 PM »

Hi.

Vaporetto build complete now, apart from removing the weights from the mooring ropes.

Here are the final, not very good, pictures with passengers.

Will put it into the pond tomorrow for the first time, (weather permitting ), and get some more pictures.

Mike.

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ukmike

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #174 on: December 01, 2012, 04:07:33 PM »

last few.

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