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Kingfisher 2 Fishfull Thinking Scratch Built Build Log
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:09:38 PM »

Hi Everyone I am new to model boats, This is my first Scratch build I have already finished the model but thought I would share my build with you and what materials I used to save on money most
where what I had floating around the work shop, I will add the full log over the next few days thanks hope you like what I have made.. Nigel

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Re: Kingfisher 2 Fishfull Thinking Scratch Built Build Log
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 04:22:16 PM »

Day 1/2 It all started with a couple of days clearing the shed of junk building the work bench and shelving with the help of one of the younger boys, had to add new felt the roof which I could of done with out as it broke into the build budget but we have to be water tight..
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 04:25:07 PM »

Day 3 started with a raid of my mothers loft, found some 9mm ply from my late fathers projects which I shall use for the keel and frame assembly, also found some wooden slats from a kitchen blind 25mm wide 2mm thick bends and twist nicely so shall give this a go for planking the hull..
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 04:26:14 PM »

Printed out the plans 16 pages of A4 paper per plan done this 3 times 1 set for master others sets for templates, wife was not very happy as I run the ink out in the printer oopps..
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 04:27:42 PM »

After spending a couple of hours tangled up in paper cuttings and sticky tape I managed to fit all frame templates on one sheet of recycled ply stuck down with the kids glue stick robed from the stationary draw, "I will replace it honest"
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 04:29:25 PM »

Day4 After waiting for my new jigsaw to arrive as the old one was rubbish, I rough cut out all the pieces will cut out the notches for the keel and deck beams after sanding and shaping.




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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 04:34:22 PM »

Day 8 after a couple of days break [/size]I took some advice and made a new jig today made my own stone circle "block henge" hope this works





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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2013, 04:36:14 PM »

Day 9 Had a lazy day today, all that,s been done is I shaved and sanded the angles on the frame pieces so planking fits flush. need to wait for some parts to turn up prop shaft mainly so i can line up and drill the keel before glueing frame sections
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 04:37:41 PM »

Day 12 Well my parts never arrived today so not to waste a day I made the mast, hand plain and sand paper done the trick.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 04:40:02 PM »

Day 13 Let The build continue


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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 04:42:20 PM »

Well bit of progress today after parts arrived Drilled and test fitted shaft motor alignment all worked out nice dropped into place between frames nicely.. frames are all glued to keel now, also shaped and fitted the transom..
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 04:46:35 PM »

Day 14 The planking has started.. Wooden kitchen blind slats 25mm x 2mm aprox some will be trimmed down for easy placement and drawing pins to hold while glueing its what I had a big tub of so might as well use them :embarrassed:


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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2013, 04:48:32 PM »

Day 15 Slow progress today with the Pin Soldiers, what a task this is..


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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2013, 04:50:55 PM »

Day 16 Well the hull planking is done, that was the worst job by far, and when I removed it from the jig the rear frame was out of line grrrr apart from that it seems to be all in shape.. will give it a full day to dry off now before removing all them pins..
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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2013, 05:01:44 PM »

Day 17 Ok all them pesky pins was removed today it held up great, have pre sanded it ready for filler, shape don't look too bad I am pleased with the result so far although I did forget to mention before planking there was some issues with frames 8.9.10 had to shave off a lot on one side of these frames as the they where not uniform with the other side.. hand drawn plan problem so I would recomend anyone building from this plan is to take one side of each frame templet and mirror that side for the other side to save this problem..

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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2013, 08:28:42 PM »

Day 18/19 The last couple of days I fitted the base for the motor mount lined up great, also dry fitted the rudder had to make a block for the rudder to sit flush and straight for a good seal, as you can see in the pictures quite pleased with the result bit of carving with a wood rasp..
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2013, 08:30:08 PM »

under deck cut out trimmed shaped and dry fitted using 3.6mm ply been a busy afternoon..
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2013, 08:35:12 PM »

Day 20/21 filled and sanded the hull.. I used a 2 part filler Ever Build Fast Set Wood filler from Toolstation. hard to sand but done the job ok


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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2013, 08:37:20 PM »

Day 22 Been too hot to work for my liking in the 30's easy, rare weather for us, so took it easy and just made the servo mount. and made the most of the weather. :-))


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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2013, 08:40:51 PM »

Day 24 Been waiting for the deck planking to arrive have ordered Walnut Strips 1.5mm x 10mm from Cornwall Models in the mean time I made the side rails once deck is planked shall fit these.
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2013, 08:42:55 PM »

Day 25 parts arrival.. Mfa Titan High power 12v 3Ah Lead Acid Bat, 12v 7h charge plug charger, Viper Marine 15 speed control all from alwayshobbies.com and [/size]10ml Waterproof Marine Grease from Nautical Marine Models (ebay)
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2013, 08:44:23 PM »

Made a battery mount for the titan piece of ply 2 screws and screw cups and a piece of rubber glazing seal from a green house to secure it, bat fits perfect in between frames with about 1mm clearance was lucky there.. will glue in to place at a later date as it can go in 1 or two places within the hull depending on ballast and how she sits in the water..
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2013, 08:45:27 PM »

Day 26 Today so far have cut the side rails supports bit longer than they need to be from 6 x 6mm square pine will be glued in place when under deck planked.. finding any job to do now wile waiting for this walnut to turn up grrrrrr
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2013, 08:46:37 PM »

Killing time so made tempory stand
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2013, 08:49:30 PM »

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