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Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:29:31 AM »

Earlier this year I was asked to make a model of the Stag Line coaster SILLOTH STAG a ship I sailed on for some years. Deansmarine do a model of TIMRIX. When built these two coasters were built as sister ships under previous names. Whilst sailing as NELLIE M (Metcalf Motor Coasters) she was sunk by the IRA. After being salvaged she was lengthened by 11 metres & the single hatch divided into two, with the after section being raised. The Deans model shows the ship after these modifications. After some research I was surprised to find the SILLOTH STAG was still afloat & sailing as FROJDI 1 under the Albanian Flag. There was a link to the operators out there & they kindly sent me some photos of the ship taken during a recent dry docking. The first job to build this model as SILLOTH STAG was to shorten the hull by 145mm. A section was roughly cut out & the hull re-joined (Jumboising in reverse)!!! Evergreen "2H " section & a layer of fibre glass matting was used to strengthen the join. All the deck supports were fitted & the various openings made in the hull. The maindeck was shortened to fit. The awful white metal 3 bladed prop was replaced with a nice brass 4 bladed one with a far more accurate profile. A prominate feature of the hull in both vessels was the "D" section rubbing band around most of the hull & accommodation. Again Evergreen came to the rescue & this was trimmed & fitted. Next the bulwarks were attended to. I chose the addition of plasticard strip route, rather than the messy filling way. The rudder was modified to the correct shape, there was no taper on the actual ships rudder. That is the build so far, more later.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 10:41:50 AM »

Another picture showing the rubbing band & the delightful brass prop. I bought 2 one as a spare that the ship carried fore side of the bridge on the maindeck. The actual spare would have been cast iron but brass looks nicer.

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 05:02:51 PM »

The Brass propeller & new rudder have now been fitted. Compare the Deans ones with the replacements. The hull has been sprayed in primer & this shows where more fine sanding is required. I want to get the black on the hull so I can fit the porthole glass. I have also started work on the bulwark supports a real chore!! The supports supplied with the kit are pretty basic & I am making new ones. The Macro feature on my camera make this all look rather crude but in reallity all all looks quite good.





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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 05:38:26 PM »

Hi Propslip

I'll tag along with your build - cutting a section out of a hull would sare me silly - I'd just be expecting my jointing to fail.

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 06:09:02 PM »

Yes it was pretty scary. It helped that this model is being made for display, so structual strength eas not to important. It helped that the hull was parallel in the section I cut. If it had been a working model I would have given it another layer of well resin impregnated fibre glass matting.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 11:59:40 AM »

A couple of coats of red primer, a bit of sanding & the hull join almost disappears. Hull sides next.

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 05:18:55 PM »

The black goes on, one side anyway. Tamiya masking tape gives a nice sharp line



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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 08:19:28 AM »

The next area to attack is the accommodation. The shape is good but almost every window & port is of the incorrect shape or in the wrong position. More fiddly work for my sausage like finger.!!! The handrails around the accommodation will now be drilled & fitted. This section is now ready for assembly.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 10:27:12 AM »

This build is progressing but for some reason my pictures will not upload, I keep getting this re-directing message. The normal process was simple & straight forward when I started. I understand little of other things like photbucket etc. Anyone help.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 03:14:10 PM »

Hi Propslip
Sorry I can't help, but I have noticed several people mentioning problems. It will probably resolve itself in a few days.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 03:25:35 PM »

Well I hope its sometime soon. This ship may well be finished before I get to upload more picures!!
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 01:15:34 PM »

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 01:21:08 PM »

At last I can updateSuper003.jpg the build. As you will see I am now working on the after end.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 01:25:09 PM »

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 01:34:07 PM »

Next the wheelhouse & funnel.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 01:39:22 PM »

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012, 01:55:51 PM »

And some colour. Some sirmar grills & covers fit just right for the engine room air intakes.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 01:57:40 PM »

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012, 02:03:35 PM »

How we stand today.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2012, 02:17:19 PM »

And another view. Next some more sraying & then the windows. Then those bulwarks, I have always had trouble getting a neat paint line around these. This time I am marking the bulwark position right onto where the capping rail will fit. Then I shall spray the deck red, then mask & spray the bulwark dark grey. I will then spray the bulwarks supprts. Finally I shall scrap paint from the mating edges & tack the supports in place, hopefully a neat job.

 
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2012, 02:24:11 PM »

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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 02:26:12 PM »

The real thing as she was when I was the engineer.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 06:04:12 PM »

coming along nicely and a nice Snowberry in back ground  :-))
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 06:14:40 PM »

Yes Snowberry is in drydock for repairs. Got dropped & damaged. Needs a new mast, radar & a few other bits & then the hard bit matching in all the weathered paintwork.
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Re: Building Deansmarines TIMRIX as SILLOTH STAG
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 08:35:41 PM »

Out of interest the corvette & coaster are almost the same scale, which illustrates just how small the flower class were.
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