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Norseman

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #75 on: July 21, 2012, 07:41:15 PM »

I think Mike's subcontracted that part to the Liliputians O0

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #76 on: July 21, 2012, 10:59:52 PM »

Hi Gary.

Unfortunately the problem is that the week points are where the Laser cut holes, kit, or drilled holes, scratch are for the sliding barriers.

Can't drill a hole down the stanchions with a peg because it would block the holes where the tubes go through.Will get over the problem no doubt.

Mike.

Is it possible for the holes to be drilled out after 'Peg' repairing???
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #77 on: July 25, 2012, 03:44:25 PM »

Have made some 1/64th ply doublers to fit either side if the stanchions and extent to the deck level to include the "stub" left below the break.

Should do the trick, I hope!!.

Here are the pair of destination boards after adding filters, again in bright sunlight.

Mike.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2012, 10:21:46 AM »

Hi Mike,

your pair of direction indicators looks cute. Well done!

May I recap your sanding method, which I haven't understood yet?
So, you do apply some pencil scrawls on the (already pre-smoothed?) hull surface, and then you do sand it until all pencil marks have disappeared?
For this to make sense to me, do you take care to only leave scrawls on the bulges and skirt the troughs or dents?
And how does the filler/putty (if necessary at all at this stage) fit in the procedure?


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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2012, 03:57:28 PM »

Hi Mike,

your pair of direction indicators looks cute. Well done!

May I recap your sanding method, which I haven't understood yet?
So, you do apply some pencil scrawls on the (already pre-smoothed?) hull surface, and then you do sand it until all pencil marks have disappeared?
For this to make sense to me, do you take care to only leave scrawls on the bulges and skirt the troughs or dents?
And how does the filler/putty (if necessary at all at this stage) fit in the procedure?


Ralph


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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2012, 07:11:09 PM »

Planking and sanding complete now.

Covered the hull with 1/2 oz. glass cloth and 2 coats of epoxy. Cut back to flat with 600 grit paper used wet.

Sprayed with high build grey primer ready for the silvery antifoul and black gloss above the waterline.

Will add some slime green around the waterline and some exposed red oxide. All of the paint is Italian Lifecolor acrylic

Next tho', before all of that will be the prop shaft and associated bracketry which I have yet to fabricate.

The gloss on the grey primer is because it is still wet.

Photo's.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #81 on: August 02, 2012, 08:52:48 AM »

It could me trick photography Mike, but it looks like a super finish on that hull  :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #82 on: August 02, 2012, 02:18:39 PM »

It could me trick photography Mike, but it looks like a super finish on that hull  :-))

The finish is a bit too good really, the full size are very messy and full of dents, rust and flaking paint.

Hopefully I might be able to simulate that with "weathering", although I have never tried it yet so am still figuring out how to do it.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #83 on: August 02, 2012, 02:23:03 PM »

The speed some of you guys work amazes me, not to mention the quality you achieve. All very impressive, I need to build up my skills base!
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #84 on: August 05, 2012, 01:18:03 PM »

Running gear completed now.

Not exactly as per full size, but a reasonable representation.

The large skeg is, I believe,  intended to prevent damage to the propeller in the shallower parts of the Lagoon.

There is very little information available for these Vaporetti so most of what I'm doing is purely guess work.

Have a look at the pictures and make up your own minds, criticism or advice most welcome.

Mike.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #85 on: August 05, 2012, 02:32:37 PM »

 
Looks good to me!  :-))  Is it made up of brass work?
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #86 on: August 05, 2012, 03:17:48 PM »


Looks good to me!  :-))  Is it made up of brass work?

It is as you have guessed Martin, all Brass, far easier to solder than mild steel.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #87 on: August 05, 2012, 07:49:54 PM »

It does look good Mike bt I am looking forward to you beating it up a ittle as a working boat  O0

You do crack on with a build matey - I wish I worked just 5% as fast

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #88 on: August 05, 2012, 08:43:19 PM »


What a beautiful piece or work.   :-)) :-))

I am jealous of your skills.  Well done Mike.


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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2012, 09:20:57 PM »

Most impressive  :-)) Can't wait for the next installment  :}
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #90 on: August 06, 2012, 09:28:57 AM »

As smooth as a baby's bum. :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #91 on: August 06, 2012, 07:50:28 PM »

looking grand that mike  :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #92 on: August 06, 2012, 08:05:39 PM »

A little more done today

This is the passenger cabin entry, with sliding doors.

Nothing is glued up yet, just offered up the make sure everything fits so the alignment isn't set.

Doors need varnishing some more and the rest has to be painted before gluing.

Mike.

P.C. fixed then Mike, good news that.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #93 on: August 06, 2012, 08:08:02 PM »

really looks the part that Mike  :-))

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #94 on: August 06, 2012, 08:18:27 PM »

nope not fixed yet, on my dad pc at the minute
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #95 on: August 08, 2012, 08:11:54 PM »

Hello.

Antifouling sprayed on today, the Black from the waterline has to be added.

Have done it this way so that I will be able to weather it easier, scrapes, verdigris, marine growths etc.

Not all of the Vaporetti had silver antifouling, most, that were serviced in Venice by Actv, had the standard Red.

A photo of the mark that I am trying to simulate, also some pictures of the work so far.

I am a little sad because of the overly large access hatches, they are not in keeping with how I would have liked to have done it, but, necessary to access the R.C. gear etc.

Mike.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #96 on: August 08, 2012, 11:03:48 PM »

looking good mike, im back online now too  :}
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #97 on: August 09, 2012, 09:26:59 AM »

Will you make the sliding doors operational?  I have a couple of micro linear servos I pulled out of some beyond repair mini RC planes if you want to try :)
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #98 on: August 09, 2012, 10:04:10 AM »

Will you make the sliding doors operational?  I have a couple of micro linear servos I pulled out of some beyond repair mini RC planes if you want to try :)

Morning Gary.

I don't think there is enough room to do that, (excuse No.1), also my limited skills just won't allow it either, (excuse No.2).

At the moment I am wrestling with the complexities of getting an airbrush to do what I want it to, seems these things have minds of their own !!

But many thanks for you very kind offer.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #99 on: August 09, 2012, 11:54:21 AM »

Keep to the board rules Mike
Excuse No2 should be posted on Humour  O0 {-)

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