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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #150 on: June 21, 2015, 07:43:51 AM »

That is coming along nicely Ken, good work!!!
Funny yo see that helicopter right in front of the wheelhouse, blocking the helmsman's view.
Personally, if I would have been working for the owner of the ship I'd kick the ass of the designer who thought of this but apparently the actual owner doesn't bother about it too much.

I'll keep following this, it's good inspiration for my own build.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #151 on: June 21, 2015, 10:07:11 AM »

I've not thought about that angle.    :}    Let's hope he folds his wing rotor  blades away before we cast off.

I was looking at the  'stained'  boards and thought they looked  'rough', so I have sanded them all back to white and re stained them again.   I have to add an extra  'matchstick to one end, which will be coloured black and appear to be the spacer when they are re-laid against each other.  Only 150 to go.   %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #152 on: June 21, 2015, 04:02:29 PM »

Don't worry about the helmsmans view. I was watching a youtube video  a week or two back and the ship never had one. They generally plot the course via computer and gps and the electronics do the rest. They just keep a watch out the windows and an eye on the radar, although that is automated as well, giving a warning siren if any sign of jeopardy.

Of course this doesn't include close up work, but then again you wouldn't have a chopper landing if you were servicing a rig or had a submersible below water, unless it was a rescue mission.

I'll see if I can find the link again.

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« Reply #153 on: June 21, 2015, 04:31:30 PM »

Just got back from my hols so I'm catching up - the builds looking ace Ken  :-)
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #154 on: June 21, 2015, 04:38:42 PM »

I can't find the video I meant, it had two crew explaining how it all worked.

However I did find this one, the only bloke on the bridge is the cameraman, who I would imagine is the watch officer, but he's the only one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sVeuzBXGX4

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #155 on: June 22, 2015, 09:49:50 AM »


Wow,  isn't that something.    :-))

Thanks for that Brian.  Another film for my collection.

I have been having fun cutting the strips to go between then the 'duck boards'.   These are from 2.5mm plastic but only 2.5 mm wide and 40mm long.  I had to make a steel bar clamped to a board over the plastic to keep the knife in a straight line and carefully break the strip away with pliers.  These will be painted black to distinguish the joins when assembled. 

 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #156 on: June 26, 2015, 04:59:21 PM »


Here they are,  all glued down with spacers between them.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #157 on: June 26, 2015, 05:46:40 PM »

Looking good Kenny.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #158 on: June 26, 2015, 07:45:00 PM »


Thank you Barrie.  Now to cover the rear section cover.  It really is quite time consuming.

The bevel gears arrived today so watch out for a mini blog on Schottle drive production.  Coming soon to a place near you.   %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #159 on: June 26, 2015, 10:47:50 PM »

Morning Ken.....now if this vessel was down under here in OZ.......those deck planks would be fwd to aft  %)....not port to stdb  O0 .....

There must be a reason for this.....?????....however I cannot think what it is........

I suppose if the crew get bored they could play chess of any other board game {-) .... Derek
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #160 on: June 27, 2015, 11:31:34 AM »

I am late to the party but am very impressed with the work you have done on this model ken! And I thought warships were complex.

Ignore my PM re tea as you have got a good finish with the stain.

Looking awesome.
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #161 on: June 28, 2015, 11:14:23 AM »


Thank you for the extra 'info' Ian.  All suggestions are welcomed as it can be seen,  I need help all the way.   :-))    I've finally made the rear section  floor pallets and secured then down to the removable cover over the rear Schottle drives.

As it was a lovely day yesterday, I was sent to the bottom of the garden in the sunshine with several cans of  'spray',  the  'wheelie bin' , a large disposable cloth, face mask,  and various bit's of assembled plastic.

To me,  this is the best part  of our hobby.  I had  2  red colours of different shades and tried them to see which one looked the best.  I have now decided on the darker red version and have to go out to buy some more.  It takes a whole tin to cover the hull when outside as the 'breeze' seems to blow most of it away over the field.   {-)   The cabin and flight deck were sprayed white whilst the deck was sprayed light grey and the hull a dark red.

Upon inspection today I can see tiny imperfections in the surface which need a final filling and rubbing down.  My good lady says I'm  "being over fussy and who is going to look at it for more than 4 seconds anyway".   :o

I have temporarily laid all the built pieces together to get an overall look and to encourage me to keep going as there is still a lot to be done so here's a few pictures so far.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #162 on: June 28, 2015, 11:21:02 AM »

Here is the main cabin with the lighter coloured red helicopter.  I'll leave this colour as it contrasts quite well against the darker hull.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #163 on: June 28, 2015, 07:12:59 PM »

The Helicopter would probably have been painted with different paint at a different time anyway, so the different colours is essential.

To answer your wife's question Kenny, You will be eating her up with your eyes for at least an hour once completed:O)

'Sorry dear, I have still to get misty eyed over the schottels' %% :D
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #164 on: June 28, 2015, 07:20:29 PM »


They never understand.   %)

Imperfections now filled and hull rubbed down with 400 grit.  Looks ghastly for the moment so ready for more paint tomorrow.  (how do you get P38 dust out of a jersey ? )    {-)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #165 on: June 28, 2015, 07:26:13 PM »

I spent more than 4 seconds looking at each picture.  And there are quite a few pictures.


Looks good.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #166 on: June 28, 2015, 07:32:42 PM »

Thank you Bob.

Glad to be of service.  I do post  Wharts 'n' All  type pictures just to confirm the trials and tribulations with regard to making our model boats.

I am glad the dirty stuff is over now the ground work is done.  I look forward to fitting out, and by cracky,  there's a lot to do yet.    :}

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #167 on: June 28, 2015, 09:23:27 PM »

Hm, is your jumper new or a work one? If the latter, who cares as long as you don't get it in the sitting room. If the former, shake it out in the garden and sneak it into the wash basket when it s time to put a load of jumpers etc in the machine and hope Mrs Tug----Kenny does not notice :O)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #168 on: June 30, 2015, 09:47:12 PM »

Ballast..... Took the words out of my mouth  :} :}


Ken, I second the answer about the comment about who's going to look at it for more than 4seconds, I've been looking with interest although I think this is my first reply


Kens OH, I'll be looking along with oh about 5000 others....... Yes it's that good! :-))  (She knows that anyway, they all do and pretend otherwise, but get a knitting catalogue thrust under your face and you have to look all interested!) :kiss: .               U2
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #169 on: July 01, 2015, 10:08:32 AM »


   :embarrassed:   You are too kind.

Yesterday I sprayed below the water line in black satin.  Just a light coat as it was all the paint I had left.  It was so hot outside, the paint was drying before I went back into the shade for a cool drink.    {-)

More parts arrived from abroad so the little projects to be done are building up.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #170 on: July 01, 2015, 07:53:56 PM »


I've peeled away the tape and here she is two tone.    :}

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #171 on: July 01, 2015, 08:55:14 PM »

This is the part that makes it worthwhile, for months all you have is a pile of bits on your workbench, only to be replaced by another pile of bits. Until one day all of a sudden, the piles of bits have become a recognizable ship.

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« Reply #172 on: July 01, 2015, 08:59:28 PM »


They sure have Brian.   I feel encouraged to plod onwards.     :}

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« Reply #173 on: July 01, 2015, 10:09:10 PM »

Good man, were with you all of the way except when we are eating, sleeping etc etc:O)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #174 on: July 01, 2015, 10:38:45 PM »

Nice and neat Kenny - she's coming on good.  O0
 
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