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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #225 on: August 25, 2018, 07:04:17 PM »

Only three more steps to do then it'll be the railings in midships area


Pic 1 the three step in their position
pic 2 handrails being soldered on
pic 3 2 in position and trimmed to size
pic 4 & 5 ladder up to the work/rescue boats deck
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #226 on: September 15, 2018, 10:28:44 AM »

the cranes 2 cranes one midships starboard side at the small workstation. Other sits on top of the port castle


pic 1 top part of the main body of the crane sanded to width with front and back cambers them cut to length
pic 2 using the proxxon scroll saw cutting out the area for the lower arm of the crane
pic 3 & 4 the gap between the table and the disc on my sander is wide so i use a piece of scrap wood up against the disc while i sand the small part. as long as i keep left of centre of the disc it does the job
pic 5 crane arm sanded to shape using the way in pic 3, 4.
pic 6 both cranes done you'll see I had to glue a piece of wood on to the middle arm as I cut it wrong
pic 7 main bodies and arms ready to be assembled


Still trying to find pictures lost in the computer crash so they'll be big build gaps
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #227 on: September 21, 2018, 10:44:04 AM »

Just thought I'd show my work areas as everybody else does at times


Pic 1- 3 Is  the spare room cosy (c/h) south facing (sunny) everything to hand.
pic 4 Is my paint and glue masking tape department.
pic 5  The shed or mucky pit where all the spraying and soldering is done. Getting too cold now (September) to work out there. Also I bring my electrical tools in for the winter. The other hand tools are o.k. as there in lined drawers in the cabinet at the end of the workbench.


Just finishing the 2 cranes a clean up and spray on Mayhem in a couple of days
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #228 on: September 21, 2018, 05:38:51 PM »

More on the crane builds
Pic 1 is a photo of the guide and enclosed end of the crane
pic 2 started to build from the picture a good copy on the main boom
pic 3 crane booms glued and clamped overnight
pic 4 a check so see if is a reasonable fit on the deck
pic 5-6 parts to build the platform on the crane in previous picture
pic 6  all soldered up this part is now attached to the crane


build is a hit and miss with the amount of pictures lost on crash
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #229 on: September 21, 2018, 06:16:02 PM »

further the cranes
pic 1 brass rod cut for the 3 pulley wheels on the end of the boom
pic 2 brass rods to be glued on the part cut from the plan
pic 3 using my dremel I grinded a flat on the 14 BA washers to make eyes on the cranes should they need to be lifted off the boat
pic 4 as you can see from the picture the brass part assembled on to crane and the washers glued into place
pic 5 2 cranes one on left has the platform assembled to it and both have rams using tooth picks
pic 6 what a mess I'll need to find a new soldering bolt with a very small tip to improve my soldering. I have redone this If you look at the piece of brass sticking out from the base I use this to clamp the job stops it wandering 
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #230 on: September 21, 2018, 06:29:16 PM »


Hi mate,


making a nice job I am watching with interest - you are a gifted modeller for sure.   You can think outside the box, I have been stuck in the box for too long hahah


John :-))
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #231 on: September 21, 2018, 06:35:38 PM »

Hi Mate
oh that soldering is crap compared to the Meteor but I'll find a pencil tip for my iron some where improve the soldering

Hmm wonder where I learned to model
 
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #232 on: September 21, 2018, 06:43:25 PM »

Last two pic of the cranes
pic 1 one on left platform redone and cleaned up both have their ladders fitted
pic 3 talk about in the deep end this is the next crane to build oh boy tricky one
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #233 on: October 26, 2018, 02:06:15 PM »

Starting to build crane 3
pic 1 A little tool I made up to find the centre of a round piece of metal / wood.
pic 2 only piece of wood available was a cut off the kitchen floor brush.
pic 3 it was 2.5 mm too big so into the drill and sanded it to size took a little time to do.
pic 4 cut the boom out and assembled the turret with plastic cut outs for the reel.
pic 5 started to construct the parts on the boom and the supports for the platform
pic 6 built the rams using a cotton bud and some brass round
pic 7 fitting rams to boom


Not happy with the finished job as the wood like me is old and the spray job was a disaster  {:-{



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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #234 on: October 26, 2018, 02:28:01 PM »

Crane 3
pic 1 start to assemble the platform using brass
pic 2 lower half done
pic 3 railings added little clean up on the solder joint still looking for  fine tipped soldering bolt
pic 4 crane finished with little light spray of primer on it 

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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #235 on: October 30, 2018, 10:40:23 AM »

Cranes


 pic 1 All cranes finished sprayed up and decal fitted then a coat of Satin acrylic varnish


Disappointed here doesn't matter what I've tried the grain still shows. Need to stop using the likes of broom handles for round sections on the build
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #236 on: October 30, 2018, 11:04:29 AM »

slide gantries



pic 1 parts cut to size for assembly
pic 2 this is how i square ladders while glue is setting
pic 3 i clamp the sides to get a straight square width all the way down the ladder fit the steps while in the clamps lets me see if the steps are cut to the correct length.
pic 4 had to do a lot of sanding when the ladders when assembled bring them to a scale size
pic 5 ladders glued up and an angle support fitted  this is a guess as it was taken from long range pictures
pic 6,7 sprayed up using gray primer as is looked like the nearest colour and offered up in position on model looks o.k.   
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #237 on: October 30, 2018, 12:33:04 PM »

Quality scratchbuilding, there!  :-))


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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #238 on: October 31, 2018, 07:23:09 AM »

Cheers Andy appreciated
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #239 on: November 02, 2018, 11:49:24 AM »

Top of the castles
pic  1 & 2 the tops were cut and sanded to size which is a little smaller than the plan as i am going to glue the sides to the outside edge help hide the rough surfaces edges of the ply


started on the castle and stopped to look into further picture
pic 1 shows the modified castle side larger opening
pic 2 this is what my plan shows a smaller opening
pic 3 this show supports inside the pillar which are not on the picture in pic 1


meantime
pic 1 I'll fit the railings in this section and the ladder in the distance is spray and fitted into position.
pic 2  The ladder to the work rescue boat deck have been sprayed up and glued in position


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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #240 on: November 08, 2018, 03:37:10 PM »

the castles
pic 1 from a template using guessamation 4 pieces were glued together
pic 2 when cut they matched each other
pic 3 the outside were sanded but the problem was their inside parts
pic 4 with a file and  finishing up with a nail file a nice flat inside surfaces were got
pic 5 using primer filler the outsides were sanded smooth
pic 6 castle towers offered into position to see what they look like
pic 7 from the previous reply the the platforms offered up on towers so far everything is fine
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #241 on: November 09, 2018, 07:26:00 AM »

Ingenious work, and all from scratch... very impressive  :-))
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #242 on: November 10, 2018, 09:58:52 AM »

Thanks  again appreciated


Most of it is done by hand tools and my mentor John W E. (bluebird) for over the decades is reflected in my builds
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #243 on: November 10, 2018, 12:03:12 PM »

Raised container hatch and guard rail


pic 1 starting to build container hatch
pic 2 hatch completed ready to spray glued to a piece of wood to let spray pass
pic 3 hatch sprayed up offered into position not glued yet things to check
pic 4 guard rail frame shaped and checked for good fit in holes on deck
pic 5 cross beams soldered into position checking they're level are clear the crane hook
pic 6 guard all soldered up a clean under the hot tap and ready to spray up
pic 7 all sprayed up and glued into position
pic 8 this is the paint i am moving to its a base but I always do a final spray of satin varnish over it



Sorry about the pics there was a little bit of sawdust on the lens
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #244 on: November 11, 2018, 09:43:57 AM »

railing and stanchions on the funnel deck


pic 1 sister gave me this to make a winch for the model
pic 2  pencil line drawn and distances marked a 0.5 mm holes drilled and stanchions offered into place.. looks good
pic 3 because of the bend I load the stanchions on to the brass rod then tack them in place one by one
pic 4 sometimes I have to do a join on a corner as in this picture
pic 5 all soldered up using flux gives me a quick solder joint and move to different parts  to help with the heat or stop if need be removed for spraying
pic 6 flux removed under hot water tap then sprayed up bit iffy on auto focus my camera doesn't like too much white in the picture
pic 7 funnel place in position ladder glue in place touch up hare and there
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Re: FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL SCOTIA
« Reply #245 on: Yesterday at 03:34:14 PM »

last of the main decks railing


pic 1 port side railing done and in position also the blue heavy guard was removed and  resprayed
pic 2 starboard side over cabins done and fitted
pic 3 an over view of the railings in pics 1 & 2
pic 4 all the railing ladders now done
pic 5 looking up to the bow view
pic  6 the platforms for the castles were not level so they were taken apart squared up and re glued
pic 7 now the castles are in the right position with their hatches cut out starting their build


sorry about the picture quality again
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