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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #125 on: May 10, 2014, 04:43:57 PM »

Mast head radar and radio units
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #126 on: May 10, 2014, 07:32:41 PM »

Just a few hours away from the soldering iron for a change. Running down and trying to shape the radar units on the top platform
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #127 on: May 24, 2014, 07:43:03 PM »

Some more of the radio antennas made and fitted

Little tricky soldering  pieces of brass the same thickness together then trying to solder join them together
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #128 on: June 08, 2014, 06:32:24 PM »

1. The hull has been cleared out of the battery tray and Rx box to make it possible to get as much ballast lead down in between the frames. As low as I can get it.

2. Parts to assemble the radar dome that sit on top of the bridge roof

3. 4. Views of the dome assembled before spraying up.  Decided to use wood this time back to roots kinda of a thing

Now that I have looked at the dome on Mayhem I think the little brass pins are a wee bit out of scale . Probably change them to 0.4 mm wire.
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2014, 10:25:58 AM »

Radar Dome finish and sprayed up offered into position. Changed the nails to more scale looking 0.4mm brass wire
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #130 on: June 10, 2014, 07:03:18 PM »

Its looking good my mate KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! Dont forget to check the ballast.
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #131 on: June 10, 2014, 10:08:36 PM »

Cheers mate hopefully I'll finish the mast next week was waiting for BA washers coming from ebay.  Plenty room for ballast now in the lower parts of the hull. Once mast is fitted and all the deck furniture. I'll ballast the model in the kiddies paddling pool
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #132 on: June 21, 2014, 10:39:41 PM »

1. Parts cut for assembly of the navigation lights structure.
2. On the plan build.
3. The two arms ready to be soldered together then soldered to the 1st platform.

Will be using coloured LEDs as the lights
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #133 on: June 22, 2014, 08:50:29 AM »

That certainly looks great!
Another very inspiring build log from which viewers can learn quite a lot, these are the real useful and great to watch build logs!

Greetings Josse
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #134 on: June 22, 2014, 12:45:53 PM »

Hi Josse
Thanks mate its the problem of trying to solder brass of different thickness that is hard . You get a lot of solder on the job. But reading up on the net there are cleaners and I'll use my solder wick  and sucker to do the final reword.

The navigation lights gantry  offered into position and a final trim soldered into position when the LEDs come from EBay

I am looking at using Bakers Fluid next time for soldering as there gets a lot of build up of flux on the joints.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2014, 05:55:41 PM »

Looking good Martin
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #136 on: June 22, 2014, 06:04:47 PM »

Hi Seaspray,

This soldering job of the signal mast really looks extremely unnerving to me, and I congratulate you to your patience and the result you achieved thanks to it.

Did you use an ordinary soldering iron from a controllable station?
What power / temperature did you apply to get all those bars and spars connected without loosening already soldered joints?

Regards,
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #137 on: June 22, 2014, 06:45:33 PM »

Hi Riggers 24
Nice to hear from you shame I missed you when I went to see John with the Meteor. Hopefully, the build will be finished mid July and will be over to see John for its maiden voyage. I sincerely hope your there to thank you in person.

Ralph
As you can see from some of the pictures I used the temperature control station N78AR see link I bought from Maplins  (U.K.). years ago also the 3 piece spare solder bits N79AR again Maplins and the flux from B & Q .  At times I had to use a lot of heat sinks to loose the heat which may affect previous soldered joints. Temperature is just a case of trial and error by adjustment of heat and the correct bit used.. At times it had been a pain to do. Hence the time it has taken

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/50-w-solder-station-n78ar

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/50w-solder-station-additional-solder-tips-n79ar

http://www.directheatingsupplies.co.uk/pid_27895/581130/Fernox-Powerflow-Flux-100g-20437.aspx?agid=586&gclid=CJGE4-aDjr8CFejHtAodqSMAVg.

The solder is some 10 year old stuff from I job I had years ago

Cheers all





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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #138 on: June 22, 2014, 08:49:42 PM »

Beautiful job, borders on jewelry
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #139 on: June 22, 2014, 10:18:14 PM »

Hi admiralbb62

I wish but thanks all the same.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #140 on: June 22, 2014, 11:49:26 PM »

Well done Seaspray..... a lot of patience required there  :-))

I find plain steel wool [not the soaped version] and Bakers flux & gas as the best combination....plus holding 1/16" wire in pin vices when cleaning/polishing the ends

Even the natural oils from our hands  >>:-( is enough to disturb the fluxing effect .........Derek

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #141 on: June 23, 2014, 10:19:28 PM »

Hi Derekwarner

I did consider gas but felt that the heat from it would travel. Some of the jobs are close to other solder joints.  I've heard of people submerging the other solder joints under water as a heat sink leaving the joint to solder above. I'll stick to crocodile  clips and copper wire as heat sinks. I know about the old finger prints on solder joints from experience of bad joints years ago. I've a small piece of hard metal shaped like a chisel I use to clean things The idea of making another one for a pin vice sounds good. Some of the areas to clean are in tight places

Anyway onward and upward now started the support for 5  navigation lights on the starboard leg of the mast.

Sorry I took so long to answer I am not always on the Mayhem site
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #142 on: June 24, 2014, 02:32:33 AM »

You are doing well Seaspray O0......you will have seen a few additional comments in my response PM  :}

I am certainly doing nothing matching the complexity & closeness of your soldered joints on 1/16"material but agree it's all a matter of ....

1. heat sinking
2. jigging & pinning of pre soldered joints with 5 layers of aluminium foil on wood prior to the next joint to be soldered
3. pre tinning of component wires.....repositioning, refluxing & a gentle wave of heat will refuse the pre soldered components
4. jigging as per point 2.........then applying a little gas flame directly at the joint & then using a solder puffer/sucker can reduce the mass of solder at a joint

We have a member here on MBM.....George G from Canada........  I think he is one of the best proponents of soft soldering brass in model building that I have seen

Keep the images coming..............Derek
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #143 on: June 24, 2014, 04:53:43 PM »

Ready to spray up the mast tomorrow
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #144 on: June 25, 2014, 08:47:40 PM »

Today I looked at the mast and found a lot of verdigris. Did a trawl of old threads on here. Came across a question asked  Colin Bishop about this subject. One of the things suggested was ketchup so I had a go with it.  After a little brush over the parts then let it settle for ten minutes. Then a good run under the hot water tap it had gone.

 Now I'll sprayed the mast tomorrow.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #145 on: June 27, 2014, 06:49:04 PM »

Mast sprayed to day in white primer. Still details of other colours to do. Also six navigation lights to fit I have fitted two long pieces of wire in the roof of the little deck it sits on. When finished detailing the mast will glue into final position.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #146 on: June 28, 2014, 10:05:30 AM »

Hello Martin,

Excellent, very well done filigree job.

Regards,
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« Reply #147 on: June 28, 2014, 05:01:06 PM »

Wow, nice work!! :o
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #148 on: June 28, 2014, 07:29:08 PM »

Hi Ralph
Better pictures for you small garden hence the rubbish bin no its not going there. Its into going into a display case, cheers.

Hi Hams

 cheers appreciated

Note the mast is not sitting fully on it's anchor pins so it is a little off the square.




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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #149 on: June 28, 2014, 11:28:40 PM »

Very stark in white Seaspray ...but an excellently detailed construction  :-))...you could never achieved such crispness & strength in plastic

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Just for interest, what is the aerial mast total weight?

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