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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #100 on: October 13, 2014, 09:42:10 AM »

First batch of ammo lockers out of the moulds the backs need sanding flat as this is where the moulds are filled, then I'll add the detail from the brass etchings before painting, I've also added a bit more detail to the lifeboat cradles rather than just blocks, and the boat covers don't look too bad it gives them a bit of texture.  :-)
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #101 on: October 13, 2014, 12:34:44 PM »

Covers do look good Joe.

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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #102 on: October 13, 2014, 03:38:50 PM »

Thanks Rob,  I wanted to get away from the smooth plastic look for the covers I think it's achieved that, I've now "dirtied" them a bit, as they looked too clean being sited right under the funnel.  O0
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #103 on: October 14, 2014, 04:11:35 PM »

Life boats now secured in place and added the carlie floats although I have deviated from the plan as I didn't want mine slung on the rigging, may not be right but hey modellers licence.  %% %% %)
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #104 on: October 14, 2014, 04:56:32 PM »

Those lifeboat covers are as good as any I have seen.
They look more realistic than most..
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2014, 06:04:02 PM »

The carly float placement looks just perfect, but one observation.... I'm not sure about the securing, it looks too 'flimsy'. That is a fairly open position and shipping any heavy seas I would think would rip them out of that fastening. Maybe extra roping across the bow and stern of the carly?

Can I ask what resin and mould silicone you used for the ammo crates and a supplier? I have to contemplate making quite a few small parts on my next build so getting aquainted with casting looks inevitable.

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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #106 on: October 14, 2014, 07:53:16 PM »

yes I think I should have used a thicker tread for the carlies, I was trying to copy the ones in the photo.   %%
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2014, 08:07:22 PM »

Brian the materials for casting I use are from www.easycomposites.co.uk , and are, fast cast resin and Cs2 condensation cure rubber, not cheap but then nether are fittings,  the resin is 50/50 mix of resin /catalyst and a 1kg of each goes a long way, once you get used to it it's fascinating what you can do with it,  :-))
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2014, 08:40:34 PM »

Thanks for the info Joe. I have an account with them for grp stuff, I'll take a look at the casting stuff and have a read up.

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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #109 on: October 18, 2014, 09:56:31 AM »

Well not much left to do now, added the nav lanterns, and got all the ammo lockers ready for priming, I was going to do these before the rigging but having checked all the positions I could see I could easily get to them.
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #110 on: October 18, 2014, 03:20:23 PM »

Superb build Joe! I like the extra brass details on those lockers, and as said above the replacement boat covers look great.
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #111 on: October 18, 2014, 06:07:18 PM »

Thank you James, good to hear from you, hope Suffolk is still going strong has she found that illusive Bismarck yet  %%
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #112 on: October 19, 2014, 02:59:52 PM »

Finished painting and fitted the ammo lockers etc. I think it adds a bit of interest to the decks.
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #113 on: October 19, 2014, 03:04:03 PM »

I thought I would add a bit of detail to the foc'sle break recesses so made extra oilskin lockers to port and a tool box to go with the bench stbd.
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #114 on: October 19, 2014, 03:14:27 PM »

Well apart for any thing little detail I may think of adding later she is about finished now need to do the sailing trials, in the mean time I needed to find a berth for her to clear the building bench for the restart of my type 42 Coventry, after a bit of rearranging and an extra shelf fitted this is now sorted %%

For anyone interested I will post the sea trials later. :-))
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #115 on: October 19, 2014, 03:53:34 PM »

Yes please !   Great job, but would not be complete without the Sea Trials.
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #116 on: October 19, 2014, 05:53:37 PM »

A fantastic build and its the little details you add that really sets it apart from the rest and brings it to life.

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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #117 on: October 19, 2014, 06:32:21 PM »

A truly inspirational build, beautifully recorded that has been a pleasure to follow.  :-)) :-))
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #118 on: October 20, 2014, 09:15:27 PM »

Thanks for the encouraging comments guys, just waiting for some calm weather to do the trials. :-))
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #119 on: October 20, 2014, 09:34:33 PM »

An excellently detailed build thread Joe  :-)) ..... will be interested to read & see her on sea trials.... Derek
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #120 on: October 20, 2014, 10:07:11 PM »

Thank you Derek, your kind comment is appreciated.  :-))
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #121 on: October 21, 2014, 05:05:03 PM »

The water in the lake I use is about a foot below the edge so I have found it easier to use a pair of slings to launch my boats, it dawned on me today the slings I use for my 1:96 boats were no where near large enough for the 1:48 tug, luckily I had some webbing about 4 metres long in my come-in-handy drawer, like most of the stuff in there I have no idea where it came from %%, so I made some large slings today with some chain for the sinkers that should make launch and retrieval a lot easier. ok2
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #122 on: November 03, 2014, 07:18:46 PM »

Still waiting to do the trials down the lake, there was a few nice days last week but I never take a boat to the lake during school holidays, this is because of an incident last summer school holidays, I was down there with the dog, no boats that time, the guys from the model yacht club were out racing Marbleheads, I was having a walk round the waterside when I was aware of quite large splashes in the water amongst the yachts, the guys were looking around to see what was going on, from where I was I could see, there were six or seven kids around 14 years old, lobbing stones from the other side of the grassy mound that runs along one side of the lake and it was obvious what they were doing, by this time I was fairly close and threatened them with calling the police, only to get a load of abuse as they ran off, these kids know they are untouchable, and if you were to no doubt their parents would sue you because after all their little angels would never do anything like that, so now I only go there when said angels are in school. >>:-(
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #123 on: November 04, 2014, 02:54:34 PM »

First sea trials this morning, perfect conditions, she was slightly high at the stern I'll add a bit more ballast aft, but apart from that it all went well, she handles very nicely, and stable, a good scale speed at 1/3rd throttle and as she is heavy there is no "bounce" when she crosses her own wake, the smoke generator from Oz works a treat, ran her continuously for over an hour and the motor was barely warm, I don't sail my boats that often It's all about the build for me, but I can see this one having quite a few outings. :-))
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Re: Envoy class HMRT Enigma
« Reply #124 on: November 04, 2014, 04:25:27 PM »

Looks good on the water Joe.
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