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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2007, 04:14:56 PM »


   Right first time! It can also be used for making simple printed circuit boards.
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2007, 07:47:56 PM »

The past couple of evenings I've been working on the inflatable to try and get it all finished, I'm pleased to report it's now been finished and ready to be glued to the Tsekoa II. Some modifications have been made but not many as it's a really nice kit as it is! I added the textured front black cover, made a handle for the motor, added a strip so as the side ropes have something to go into, the side ropes by the way are made out of fine copper wire and not cotton. The paddle was made from a cocktail stick and plasticard, the straps are made from black electrical tape, reflective tape was applied in places but the rest of the detail was simply painted on.
I'm now working on the aerials for the mast, next step will be cleaning up the thick layer of dust from the interior, may well make a few changes as yet :-\
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2008, 11:48:36 PM »

GOBSMACKED TO SEE THIS BOAT FOR SALE ON EBAY ITEM NO270200411067

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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2008, 12:06:06 AM »

I just can't find the time to finish it Stavros, so busy with work and stuff it's just gathering dust all the time!!!

Will deeply regret seeing it go, may well pull the plug on it if it doesn't get much interest!?


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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2008, 12:07:36 AM »

Wayne dont do it you have put so much time into it you will REGRET IT

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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2008, 12:11:28 AM »

I'm already starting too  :'(

Will let it ride for a bit and see what happens Stavros


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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2008, 08:19:10 PM »

changed my mind and so didn't sell it in the end!


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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2008, 09:32:42 PM »

The model looks stunning well done  O0

keep up the good work, all the best
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2008, 01:09:58 PM »

Thanks  :) Really pleased I didn't sell it!!! Been a while, but I'm starting to get the urge to continue working on her, may even get to finishing her off this time round!?!?


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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2008, 02:29:24 PM »

Conducted a float test today, plased to say she floats  O0 None of the motors have been fitted or anything like that, but it's good to see she sits level with a 6v 4amp battery at the rear. Hope to have her finished and sail her sometime soon I hope!
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2008, 03:34:22 PM »

here you go..
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2008, 05:28:56 PM »

Looking really nice, bet you're glad you didn't sell it now.  O0
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2008, 11:50:12 PM »

Yeah I am  :)
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2008, 04:26:58 PM »

Had some mixed results with Crystal Water resin for the portholes, the ones on the hull went ok but the most important one on the superstructure went badly wrong  :'( I now need to drill out the resin and try again lol
Real sand added to fire buckets, glazing finished on the wheelhouse, wipers now fitted, mast light cases fitted (still requires the correct LED's to be fitted, still abit stuck on that one?) window divider added to superstructure side windows using metal adhesive tape, gone around and touched up some area's I wasn't completely happy with, side silicone fenders fitted (25mm fitted, although I'm not sure if I should have gone with the 31mm instead?)

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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2008, 09:34:11 PM »

Found some 1:32 scale figures on ebay the other day, only finished painting the one so far. To give him strength I drilled into his leg and fitted some brass rod to attach him securely to the deck.
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2008, 10:27:08 PM »

Awesome build! You 've done some very nice work there.  O0

However, I could probably get you a more accurate Maple Leaf if you'd tell me the dimensions.   ;D
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #67 on: March 25, 2008, 02:13:17 PM »

What like a real one perhaps lol  ;D

Thanks for the comments  O0
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #68 on: March 25, 2008, 03:53:45 PM »

Hi Voyager
Darren wasn't mucking about. He knows everything about the Marine side of Canada and if he says he can get you a more accurate maple leaf then he can because thats what he does. Take him up on the offer, what have you to lose ?
Must say its nice to see the Mountie about again.
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #69 on: March 25, 2008, 04:26:37 PM »

Oh I see  :embarrassed: I thought he was pulling my leg ::) He's bound to see this and if so then yes please Darren that would be fantastic of you  O0

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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #70 on: March 25, 2008, 09:33:17 PM »

No issues, tell me the hieght of the one on your stack and pm me your mailing address, I'll get you set up asap!  :)
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #71 on: March 25, 2008, 11:16:53 PM »

Looking great O0 I hope some day I can produce as good a model.
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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #72 on: March 26, 2008, 08:28:44 PM »

No issues, tell me the hieght of the one on your stack and pm me your mailing address, I'll get you set up asap!  :)

Many thanks Darren  O0 I've just sent you a pm

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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #73 on: March 26, 2008, 08:29:45 PM »

Looking great O0 I hope some day I can produce as good a model.

Many thanks for the praise  :)

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Re: My Tsekoa build - progress report!
« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2008, 11:57:08 PM »

and besides, that maple leaf looks rather shabby ( is it a supplied decal or what ), that coming from a true canuck as well O0.
Carry on with the build though, will post some updates of RTTL Vosper in a day or so when I attach the mast.
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