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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2014, 07:35:01 PM »

Ah well back to the drawing board as I've had to disassemble all the boat parts to do 2  missed jobs.
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« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2014, 09:57:18 PM »

Ah well back to the drawing board as I've had to disassemble all the boat parts to do 2  missed jobs.

Hi,

I've been following this build ............ Fantastic job. I'm struggling my way through my first build. Plank on frame hull ....... I have a question (hope you don't mind me crashing your thread to ask it) ..... Your hull??? Would I be correct in my observation that you have used 2 coats of sanding sealer, primer and paint straight on the wood ???? .......I've seen some threads where and polyester resin and fine glass cloth is used before paint ........... But now having seen your build that doesn't seem necessary. Or do I have it wrong somewhere??? ...... Personally I'd rather cut out the resin / glass cloth thing if I can.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2014, 10:50:59 PM »

Hi Peter

If you go to Masterclass> Drifter/ Trawler> Frederick Spashett> Reply 14 by Bluebird.

I believe this is how John finished off the hull. It was certainly without  blemishes, bumps and just needed a slight rub down with 400 wet n dry, used wet. 

John may reply to the way he done the hull. Keep checking.

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« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2014, 09:20:40 AM »

Hi ya Martin and Peter

the hull was finished with the following procedure...

when the planking was finished the hull was sanded with coarse sanding paper to remove any big blemishes and any uneveness was filled with P38 car body filler from Halfords.  This again was sanded smooth and then one layer of polyester resin with hardener was added to the mix.  This was applied to the hull and allowed to go tacky.  Then fibre glass tissue matting was applied to the hull and on top of the tissue matting there were two further coats of polyester resin applied. Obviously allowingn the 2nd coat to harden off before the final coat was applied.

this was set aside for at least 2 days to allow the resin to harden off and fully cure and then the surface was rubbed down with various grades of wetn dry by hand.

hope this is of some help.

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2014, 07:57:57 PM »

Now to sort things out which were overlooked. Bilge Keels and the Anchor Hawse
1. Remove paint work in keel area and cut Hawse opening
2.Fit and secure keels with some resin between keel and hull with small nails to hold in position also run a coat of resin inside hull making sure no leaks. The Anchor Hawse were measured and taped at the cut edge. The square area cut out with a Stanley. Making a recess for anchor to be seen in its stowed position. Remove tape and fit new tape to the edge of hole cut for the Hawse and hand paint black. Peel tape of if your lucky like me you won't need to paint the blue hull area around anchor hawse hole.
3. I let  the  paint to cure then painted the Forecastle Deck green and its Bulwark white also the Port cabin tops roofs.
4. Fitted more etchings on the Portside Superstructure. The portholes after blacking them with chemical. Can't remember what is was but in future I paint them black as it wasn't that a great success with the chemical process.  Fitted them after hull was painted but holes predrilled before. Portholes are glazed and a run of resin along the inside of hull  to stop leaks
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2014, 09:07:39 PM »

Hi ya Martin and Peter

the hull was finished with the following procedure...

when the planking was finished the hull was sanded with coarse sanding paper to remove any big blemishes and any uneveness was filled with P38 car body filler from Halfords.  This again was sanded smooth and then one layer of polyester resin with hardener was added to the mix.  This was applied to the hull and allowed to go tacky.  Then fibre glass tissue matting was applied to the hull and on top of the tissue matting there were two further coats of polyester resin applied. Obviously allowingn the 2nd coat to harden off before the final coat was applied.

Thanks John and Martin.............. I guess Polyester resin it is then. Never used it before so that's something else to "screw up" I suppose  {:-{ ......... Anyway, I'll back out of your thread now John. But I'll keep an eye on it as it looks to be a superb build.


this was set aside for at least 2 days to allow the resin to harden off and fully cure and then the surface was rubbed down with various grades of wetn dry by hand.

hope this is of some help.

aye

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2014, 09:50:13 PM »

Hi Peter61   

Practise on something with various straights bends and the like till you feel confident to do the model. Remember it is tissue matting you apply to the hull

Read reply 52 on this thread and use the reference to John's trawler build reply 14 again

Best way of learning is by our mistakes.




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« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2014, 11:22:27 AM »

Hi ya Martin and Peter
 
Peter - this is not my build this is Martin's build.  All I did was build a hull about 10 year ago and over to Martin, Martin you are making a cracking job of it.
 
I have seen the model myself (as Martin took the time to drive over from Scotland och aye the noo land) and brought the model over to Geordie land.... :-) ... for me to see.
 
The pictures dont do the model justice.
 
Howway Martin put more pictures on and more of your build, as enjoy seeing them.
 
I was thinking Martin is a Scotsman and someone has to tell him he doesnt have to pay to put photographs on Mayhem.
 
aye
 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2014, 02:32:56 PM »

L.O.L. John I could have sworn "the other Martin" was making up an invoice to post to me

Your doing well on your own build and glad it is near finish.

Hi all more pics of the Working Deck crane fitted on top of the working deck cabins Port Side
1. The base of the crane actual size from plan side view
2. Same base front view
3. Base glued on the body of crane and main arms fitted
4. View from top of crane.
5. The boom copper wire used to simulate ladders on top of boom

More to follow to night
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2014, 05:54:26 PM »

Further pics of crane build
1. Parts ready for assembly
2. Rams fitted
3. Alternative view.
4. Near completion
5. White primer use to give a light top coat. Also a spray test to check colour wanted.
6. Crane finished.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2014, 09:57:25 PM »

1. All 3 cranes were built in the same way and same colour.
2. This is the small inflatable that is a spare as they have lifeboats. Made of styrene
3. Inflatable in the stowed position just above the work deck
4. The gangway built using ply and styrene
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2014, 10:00:34 PM »

Hi ya Martin and Peter
 
Peter - this is not my build this is Martin's build.  All I did was build a hull about 10 year ago and over to Martin, Martin you are making a cracking job of it.
 
I have seen the model myself (as Martin took the time to drive over from Scotland och aye the noo land) and brought the model over to Geordie land.... :-) ... for me to see.
 
The pictures dont do the model justice.
 
Howway Martin put more pictures on and more of your build, as enjoy seeing them.
 
I was thinking Martin is a Scotsman and someone has to tell him he doesnt have to pay to put photographs on Mayhem.
 
aye
 
nooo
the John

Well I'm a bit confused ........ But whoever is building it......... It's damn good, and if my modest attempt at the Occre Ulises is half as good. I'll be happy  :-))
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2014, 10:13:03 PM »

Hi Peter61
Martin here  (Seaspray) I am building this model and have been for ten years now.

John (Bluebird) built the hull ten years ago for me.

Regards the Occre Ulises you'll do fine. As you know from your past posts there is loads of help here.
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« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2014, 10:29:31 PM »

Hi Martin .......... Now I understand. ......... 10 years ???? That is epic. Some of the plastic scale models I've built have taken me a year or more but 10 years ???? ..... I guess the best things can't be rushed. :-))
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #64 on: January 18, 2014, 09:27:47 AM »

Here she is with her superstructure sprayed up
You can see the A frame cut out of ply laying on forecastle deck pic 3 and the helicopter pad fitted and sprayed
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2014, 01:48:36 AM »

More pictures
 1.2.3. show the 3 cranes in their position and all are removable
 4 shows the cooler or air intakes with the white lines of insulation tape
 5. I decided they looked toyish and removed the tape leaving a suitable impression of gratings
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2014, 11:08:49 AM »

1. This is my soldering station yep the hob I use the extractor  and it gets rid of the solder smell. Works for me.

2.The  winch on Forecastle Deck plan

3. The deck winches made up of odd bits n pieces from the scrap box. No whistles or bells just a good look a like off the winches

3. Winches built ready for painting
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2014, 10:54:31 PM »

Building the A frame deck supports
1. and  2. Built of the plan
3. Offered into position looks good.
4. Removed and sprayed.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2014, 01:00:34 PM »

Desk supports glued into position and some of the winches . now on to the A frame
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2014, 10:08:11 AM »

Pics of the A Frame build

1. basic shape cut out
2. top railing fitted
3. Gantry fitted
4. Sprayed  front view
5. Sprayed rear view
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« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2014, 09:02:20 PM »

Two views of the  A frame in position. It is removable if needed.
Rubbing it down I reprimed and sprayed it again to get a lighter brighter colour.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #71 on: January 25, 2014, 05:28:43 PM »

Now the telescopic crane next to the the gantry which en houses the ram which operates the unit in the picture 5
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2014, 12:56:55 AM »

Gantry and Crane
1. Parts prepared for assembly
2. Gantry and Ram offered up to see if they look right
3. Ram removed and ram guide glued in place. Upright piece of wood is to keep the correct width for ram when fitted
4. First spray up. that rough looking part on top is masking tape to be remove when paint dry
5. Construction finished in place side view.
6. Front view 





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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #73 on: January 26, 2014, 10:23:16 AM »

 The Forecastle Deck more or less finished . Hatch removed to view radio on/of switch as is the mast.

Tonight the Spool /Winch unit

Regards last posting the end of the ram has a arm coming down from it to the deck . It has been remove and will be replaced when finished model too easy to break.

Also a better picture of the funnel since I had to repair it
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« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2014, 09:21:37 PM »

The spools / winches unit
1. The plan with unit blue lined
2. Parts cut to construct the unit
3. Rear part assemble. The picture was a great help Thanks to a modeller who has built the Meteor to.
4. Both parts sprayed up
5. Both parts finished
6. Sitting on model hhmmm need to touch up that white / green paint line
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