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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2013, 08:07:57 PM »


The funnel was assembled and  'raked' back to match the drawings.


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« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2013, 08:10:03 PM »


Just noticed the macro setting on the camera so here's a few 'close ups'



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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2013, 09:40:09 PM »

looking good Ken Are we going to have a miaden Voyage at Mayhem this year....And dont FORGET to do as you are TOLD with regards Painting OTHERWISE Uncle STAV will get rather UPSET  :P
 
 
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« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2013, 10:21:13 PM »


Hi Stav.

You will have noticed I've not touched a drop.      :}    Gonna do it proper like when the time comes.

cheers

Ken

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« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2013, 11:52:34 PM »

Hi Stav.

You will have noticed I've not touched a drop.      :}    Gonna do it proper like when the time comes.

cheers

Ken

What?? have a few drops when the time comes  :o :o :o :o
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« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2013, 08:28:25 PM »


It has been a nice few days for painting, so all the little bits were laid out on a board and away we went.

Here's the result with some parts glued down and others loose.


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« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2013, 08:31:57 PM »


A flaw became apparent with the rear paneled board. As the original base unit was quarter inch Balsa wood and I replaced it with thin plywood, the overall width of the unit shrunk inwards.

I shall trim it to fit when the glue has dried.




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« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2013, 08:34:38 PM »


The masts were constructed and the hoops fitted. The assembled winches were glued into position.


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« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2013, 08:37:51 PM »


I've been dreading the lifeboats. The first cut is the worst. There will be a slight delay as I need more sharp Stanley blades. I've got the life belts and bollards painted and a load of windows and drain flaps all ready to go on. The vents came out great when painted white.






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« Reply #59 on: May 21, 2013, 09:17:00 PM »

Very nice Kenny.
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« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2013, 09:21:47 PM »

Well IMPRESSED with the Paintwork Ken someone must have taught you well.
 
Are we to see this at Mayhem at all
 
 
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« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2013, 09:25:39 PM »


Cheers Mike.  Not a part missing from this 15 year old kit.     :-))

Mind you I'm down to the real tiny bits now and the mouldings need filing. Eyelets and things are not my Forte.  %)


Sorry Dave but unable to come to Wicksteed this year. The painting went well this time.   Must be getting better with all those lessons.  :}


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« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2013, 04:30:53 PM »


The new  (sharp)  Stanley blades have arrived so it's on with cutting out 50 Bulwarks. These were then fitted and the capping rails were topped off.




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« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2013, 04:32:05 PM »


Some more views.

The doors and extras were fitted on to the rear cabin.  Only the lifeboats to go.



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« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2013, 04:37:18 PM »

Looking really good Kenny
Where's the crew?
You have always had an overseer on your builds

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« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2013, 05:23:31 PM »


Not long now before their dressing ceremony.     {-)

I was sat here typing this post and thought it's time for a float test so i filled the bath and scuttled down to fetch her.

Two things went wrong.   <:(    The hull started filling with water.  The boat tipped over severely to the right due to battery mis-alignment and it being upright in the container. 

I shall have to think it out again.   %)

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« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2013, 08:15:14 PM »


I've mixed up some epoxy and poured it into the stern under the prop shaft.  The bow was propped up on bricks and hopefully it will seal up around the shaft tube where it comes into the hull.

My design of a vertical 7 amp hr battery was done because of access through the front hatch. I couldn't turn and twist it down underneath to lie flat. This was to have a bad effect on the stability so tomorrow I shall have to do some cutting to enable me to twist the battery over.

When doing the float test I noticed she was above her waterline, so when I get her floating I shall be able to weigh her down and this might improve stability.

ken

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« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2013, 08:36:30 PM »

 Hello Kenny.
                 Just caught with your latest build, looking nice   my sought of boat room for lots of weathering.....
              just catching up with builds ,  slowed up a bit trouble with ticker under NHS cosh ......
 looking forward to seeing launch pictures .........cheers Larry....
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« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2013, 08:49:16 PM »


Hi Larry,

Glad you're up and running.  :-))   Yes, this is a pretty little craft. Even the Mrs likes it. She should be able to go under her own steam soon !. When I can be sure I'll get her to come back.  :}

Cheers

Ken
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« Reply #69 on: May 30, 2013, 07:49:14 PM »


Further work has been done on the  outfitting.

I have painted the little pieces and the crew and started fitting then on. The lifeboats are assembled but the rails around the edges were cut to the marks provided which proved wrong .  Ho Hum.  I shall have to re cut a new set.

Here's the latest pictures.

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« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2013, 07:52:29 PM »


Some more.

I've made the rigging triangle up the front mast and put the tiny rings into the deck but it's not ready to fit yet.




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« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2013, 08:43:28 PM »

Is the water ingress sorted Kenny?
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« Reply #72 on: May 30, 2013, 10:12:59 PM »


No problem. I mixed a runnier epoxy and covered the prop tube. It hadn't quite sealed underneath.

Did a bath test and found the optimum weight and laid some lead in the bottom of the hull. I've now got the battery to lie flat and she's quite steady. The radio gear is installed so it's off to the lake when the weather improves.   :}

Ken

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« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2013, 08:56:06 AM »

 nice model Kenny,
  were did the crew members come from?.....larry...
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« Reply #74 on: May 31, 2013, 10:05:53 AM »


Hi Larry,

They actually came with the kit. Even the little doggie. I have added two from the Aziz kit to crowd it out a bit.

Cheers

Ken

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