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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #150 on: June 29, 2014, 08:57:09 AM »

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Martin, my mate, that is one hell of an achievement my mate, it looks brilliant.   I look forward to seeing pics of this model on the water.   It looks brilliant.
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« Reply #151 on: June 29, 2014, 09:18:03 AM »

Hi Martin,

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The mast put in place on the signal deck looks stunning.

Do you intend to leave it removable and don't glue it on the deck (e.g. to ease damage free transport)?

If so, how will you secure it?


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« Reply #152 on: June 29, 2014, 09:54:18 AM »

 
...... could you not wait like we all do and see if there are some small navigation lights to go on the end - which I feel there will be - no need to point it out to make it look as though it was an error.
 
aye - we all watch to see what comes next on the build.
 
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« Reply #153 on: June 29, 2014, 10:23:19 AM »


My support for this build if you care to read  %) has been totally supportive & constructive :-))

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« Reply #154 on: June 29, 2014, 11:39:22 AM »

Well Derek me last say on this subject - but when you circle something in RED as you often do - it often reminds me of a teacher encircling a spelling mistake - and although I am sure this may be unintentional - but it is such a small oversight/item to be seen one must have been looking very closely to pick it out.
Generally when I look at anyone's builds I never look for faults/mistakes - I always look beyond that and look as to how the person achieved it/method used.  That interests me a lot more as one can learn a lot more from it.
No hard feelings - keep on modelling  :-)) :-))
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #155 on: June 29, 2014, 12:04:56 PM »

Derek
52 grams sprayed and everything fitted. It is tail heavy which suits me as it lets me put more ballast up front at the bottom of the hull. The navigation lights are now fitted see next replies. Mast will be sprayed in the correct type of Lacquer at the mo its a base coat.

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The mast will be permanent glued in place. Long brass pins running at an angle under the small platform to give a lock in position situation With 1/4 inch 2-3 mm sticking out to glue the mast to.

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You be more than see it in the water you'll be first captain. Me I would probably be excited to have a go

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #156 on: June 29, 2014, 12:36:10 PM »

Navigation lights build
1 Hand drill a hole to slide the support into light
2. Flatten off end square and file down near to the hole. Drilling hole last causes problems cause of the thickness of the part.
3 & 4 . Centre part of light.  Cut off to size. This is just a about right thickness.
5. LED in vice for cutting. Just saw it above where the element stops 

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #157 on: June 29, 2014, 12:51:09 PM »

1 The Navigation light (a little sanding to loose the gap between LED and centre part)
2. From the front the lights glue in position
3. And from the rear

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« Reply #158 on: June 29, 2014, 01:45:00 PM »

As you can see....the Moderators have stepped in here

Even my posting was "moderated".
This really amazes me because I cannot remember that I had written anything that was worth being censored.
Well, I admit that probably everything I have written in this forum so far is worth being deleted altogether. But that's another issue.
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« Reply #159 on: June 29, 2014, 02:14:36 PM »

Great work!!!
I saved the photo's and text to my computer to use as a tutorial for when I need to make navigation lights for my model as well, great to see how you do this!

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #160 on: June 29, 2014, 02:28:29 PM »

Hi Josse

I should have been thinking earlier I could have used round clear plastic for the other lights. Many thanks.

I did the same with Bluebird's master builds, then put them to PDF file on a DVD
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #161 on: June 30, 2014, 01:03:37 PM »

O.k. mast glued to the boat and the ladder, radar dome fitted.

 The aft leg has a L shaped brass pin secured under the deck with P38

Note if your sawing LEDs do wear a mask as it has cause me a little cough

Taking a small break now, next time you see the model I'll be ballasting her.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #162 on: July 04, 2014, 02:23:11 PM »

A few things to do before ballasting

The Ram and the other working parts fitted changed the ESC leads to Tamiya ones I like to crimp and then solder battery leads. Charging up the batteries and oiled the prop shaft.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #163 on: July 06, 2014, 03:57:23 PM »

The build is now finished. Thanks to all who has given me help.

1. The templates to cut the lead ballast part to fit in their sections between the frames to keep the C 0f G low as possible.

2. Lead parts fitted some places have 2 of 3 layers  of  lead ballast. Battery placed to aid ballasting. All the lead ballast and the battery are temporary tack in position in case they need altered when on the water. 

3 ,4. A shove over to Port to see if the model would right herself. It perfectly up righted and was spot on. Same for Starboard side again perfect upright.

5. Sitting upright and straight after the water settled.

6. Power check nice flow of water from the model's 4 blade prop at 1/4 stick on the Rx.

7 Job done, thanks again to all who gave a  help in my build.   
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #164 on: July 06, 2014, 04:21:58 PM »

well my friend Martin, if we turn back the clock about 10 year ago when you first spoke to me, I recall you saying you wanted to build this model - you had very little scratch building experience -  you had no idea where to start on the model and that what you would like to produce is a model to the best of your ability you wanted it to look/be as close as you could get to the plastic kit that you have. 
 
Well I do hope you can sit back now, look at the absolute marvelous job that you have done of this model and its all been achieved by yourself.
 
Well done my friend.
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #165 on: July 06, 2014, 06:08:31 PM »

Thanks John its been a long road 10 years and thanks for all the help. I'd have been stuck without . I have all the frames, build pics and the 2 DVDs I got from the captain  stored.

 I will be arranging with the sis to get over soon to let you see the finished model for yourself and meet Marc  Hopefully we'll manage an hour on the water. I will be putting a video on the end of this thread in the near future.

Again many thanks to the members and model suppliers for their  help over the years

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #166 on: July 06, 2014, 08:09:15 PM »

I would like to thank you for making this great build log. I've been amazed of what can be done using wood and brass.
Very inspiring. Looking forward to the video!
All the best!
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« Reply #167 on: July 06, 2014, 08:37:24 PM »

Cheers Hama

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #168 on: July 17, 2014, 04:29:40 PM »

Stumbled across this piece of wood I've been hoarding for years and thought I would put it to good use.

Looks good on the boat's stand.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #169 on: July 24, 2014, 12:06:49 PM »

Just came across some card assembly of containers and waiting on spares to continue with the Scotia I had ago at building one.
The scale is OO at 4mm to a 1 foot  not too far away from 1/74

Its card templates from a print out from the computer. Then cut to size glued together with paper  or PVA  glue. As a first go at this type of assembly I can see where I need to improve by the close up pics. I will use plasticard next time and work on having my own templates correctly sized. May go all the road and paint/spay  then instead of using paper print offs

Here is the site, although there is probably other or free sites. More a train hobbyist site

 http://www.scalescenes.com/

Pictures of on going build and on the work deck
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« Reply #170 on: July 24, 2014, 07:22:40 PM »

Beautiful model, and I really enjoyed the build log.  Very impressive.


A neat trick we used to do building cardstock structures for model railroads is to emboss the card first for a corrugated metal appearance.  Very easy to do, the hardest part was finding the right mold.  If you find something like the lid to a peanut butter jar, with plastic corrugations, maybe slightly bigger than your finished piece, tape your cardstock good side in over this (don't worry about the curve, it is not an issue) with drafting tape, or masking tape.  Run a pen up each corrugation.  Peel off, trim to size, make your bends, and glue together.  Foil backed paper, like they use for the bags inside some cardboard boxes of food, gives a very nice metallic finish as well.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #171 on: July 24, 2014, 08:06:59 PM »

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It was just a little kit I came across to fill time till the dremel was repaired as I need it to cut fibreglass on the Scotia hull.

I think there might be corrugation plasticard  sheets available here in U.K.

Will soon be putting up the Scotia build hope you'll all like that one
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« Reply #172 on: July 24, 2014, 08:33:55 PM »

There is corrugated plasticard - at least in Canada, in multiple scales.  It looks great, too.  Just thought the embossing might be something to play with, as you already had the card stock kit.


Look forward to following your new build!
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« Reply #173 on: August 31, 2014, 10:30:44 PM »

Maiden voyage today looked good with no problems
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« Reply #174 on: August 31, 2014, 10:33:42 PM »

Looks great.  Looks like she handles well also.  Bravo Zulu.
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