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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2007, 07:33:35 PM »


A few more of the little bits.

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2007, 07:35:41 PM »


This years colour  (according to SWMBO who like it !!)

Just to show I can paint a flat surface now I've taken advice from Stavros. Cheers mate.

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2007, 07:43:29 PM »


Had a bit of heart ache today as I had sprayed the crane and hung it up in a vertical line. It was attached to a nail in the rafters and I forgot it was there and bumped into it.

It nose dived to the concrete floor.  :embarrassed:

I shall have to rebuild it with new plastic for the end  (the bit with the wheels on it ,,,ugh !!)

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« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2007, 09:27:06 PM »

Glad to be of some help Tug Kenny any time just you ring your Uncle Stav

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2007, 09:31:32 PM »


Cheers Stavros

The shading on the picture is reflections in the wet paint.   (I hope)

Ken


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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2007, 07:48:03 PM »


Today the railings were sized up and little holes drilled.

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2007, 09:03:54 PM »


Further update .....

The top section is nearly complete. Just the mast to wire up.

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2007, 09:12:30 PM »

Hi there, what figures did you use for the crew?

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« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2007, 09:24:10 PM »


              Disaster

I've been very busy painting everything deck-wise and dropped her on the Kort's, which snapped off.   See picture.

Of course, this idiot had sealed the deck down, with just an access hole for adjusting the servo tensions. Had to cut out a section big enough to work with. (mind you, it was recommended in the plans. Sorry FLJ)

I drilled out the broken bits and have fitted new spindles. I hope superglue works under the strain of steering at speed !!

I am extremely unsatisfied with the paint job around the bulwarks and the two different colours. It looks a real amateur job.  Just couldn't get a straight line netween the two, so I lost my cool and decided to rub down the complete hull and decking. I tore off the bulwarks and have been sanding for two days.

Went though four sheets of sandpaper to get back to a smooth surface. Tommorrow its undercoat time again. Should be getting good at this soon. !!

I was so tense that SWMBO wouldn't let me drive to Blackpool. I'm sorry I missed this one, as I was really looking forward to it.  I shall definitely be at the next outing in November.

Hi Russ.  I have sourced a supply from China. 100 little people at 1/50 scale all painted from 6.00. If I get the boat looking tidy again, I might invest in them.

And to think I've got the electrification of the crane to look forward too.  Scheeeeesh. This is a career, not a hobby. ;D

Here are the latest pictures.

Ken

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2007, 08:16:01 PM »


Well, here we go again.    O0

I have decided to keep the deck and gunwales a shade of grey. I have re cut a new set of bulwarks and sprayed them both sides separately from the boat.

Here it is half way through. A shot to show the inside of the cabin, with the bulwarks to be fitted. I hope the superglue sticks a painted surface to a painted surface.

Ken
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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2007, 08:23:54 PM »



The crane took about a month's labour but here it is. I have yet to motorise it.

Finally finished the top deck with all the little pieces. Tommorrow I start on the wiring. (my favourite section).  Just noticed I've forgotton the glass windows.  A million jobs on this one eh !!

I have yet to do the top half of the hull in it's black coat. I'm waiting for the sun to come out. SWMBO doesn't like the fumes.  ;)

Ken

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« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2007, 08:34:25 PM »


Whoops... sorry but I've posted images  55  &  56  before. My mistake.  Should have been these two latest ones.   :embarrassed:

Ken

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2007, 09:36:41 PM »

Does'nt he look proffesional with his mask on,and the boat ain't half bad as well ;)


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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2007, 10:06:28 PM »


muffle ... muffle ... muffle....   Thanks Stavros.

Putting what you taught me into practice

Ken


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« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2007, 10:17:19 PM »

Well I am so glad some one listens to me

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2007, 05:00:06 PM »


The Sun came out today, so it was out with the paint gear again.  Sprayed the black surface lightly and retired for glazing the cabin.

When I went outside to check the 'paint job'  there was a fly stuck to the side of the boat !!!.  I left him stewing for a couple of hours and then had to use the 800 grit to get a section back to undercoat.  >:(

When it was quite smooth, I sprayed again and brought the boat inside the shed. I've retired for the day as the fumes were quite pungent.

Photo's tommorrow.  O0

Ken

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2007, 08:01:53 PM »


Here is my beloved boat in her final livery.

The cabin is double glazed !!   and re touched up with better colours. Even the little men like it.   O0

Just the fitting of the props, Kort's and motors, and plug in the control module, and it's off down to the lake.  I'll try not to sink this one.  8)

If all goes well then I'm going to attempt the motorisation of the crane.


Cheers...Ken

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #67 on: November 02, 2007, 08:10:14 PM »

That paint looks alot better Ken, just remember when you go over the lake the water goes on the OUTSIDE!!!!! {-) {-) O0

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Re: VLIESTROOM .............. My Build
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2007, 08:53:32 PM »

Lookin good Ken. O0
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« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2007, 09:05:37 PM »


Thanks for your comments, guys.   I've just noticed the brown chart table looks like a big sofa. Perhaps I should break up the top view with some items ?   A ships cat would look good, sitting on some charts !!

Ken

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« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2007, 09:19:44 PM »

Nice job Ken looking excellent

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« Reply #71 on: November 03, 2007, 10:39:25 AM »


Thank you Stavros. praise indeed.

I've still to install the anchors and sticky labels, but I'm very pleased with this boat.

I'll have to see what Model Slipway have got at the Warwick show.   O0

Ken

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« Reply #72 on: November 03, 2007, 04:19:12 PM »

Your work is inspirational Ken. thanks for sharing it with us.
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« Reply #73 on: November 04, 2007, 03:22:28 PM »

kenny
 
   that boat is looking super i,m so glad the repaint worked out so well
cant wait to see the rotterdam O0
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« Reply #74 on: November 04, 2007, 07:39:20 PM »


Thank you Bigford. I'm getting worried about Rotterdam. All that wood frightens me. I shall be back here often, methinks.  O0

Spent the day with a fine paint brush covering up the scraggy edges and the paint that had leeched through the deck drain slots.

I had to use the aerosol to keep to the same colour.  I sprayed a bit in the lid and then brushed it carefull over the imperfections.  Funny effect then occurred. The paint was melting the original spray ??  if I used two many brush strokes it was bring up the undercoat, so I eased up and just did one swipe with the paint. Worked out OK in the end.

I then fitted the Kort's and Props. I had a bit of binding with the props on full turn, so had to fettle away the inside edges of the Kort. This was followed by the motors and control box.  She was tested on various throttle speeds and was a joy to behold. Pictures to follow.

She is now ready for her first DIP. I won't do it tommorrow as it's firework time !!  and I don't want a rocket up the stern.   8)

Ken


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