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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #225 on: July 23, 2015, 08:03:12 PM »


Here is a picture of the latest batch of stanchions.  My thumb is along side for comparison of size.    %)


 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #226 on: July 23, 2015, 08:07:05 PM »

Hi Ken,

That is a mighty big stanchion {-) {-)

Good work, I'll keep following this with great interest.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #227 on: July 23, 2015, 08:10:57 PM »

I have constructed the lifeboat holding frame from  RSJ  type plastic and surrounded it with the new stanchions.  These are not painted yet and will require masking off,  to protect the boat. 

I am trying a new tactic with the other stanchions.  I have them on the bench fitted into a base board in a nice straight line  so that I can paint them,  before offering them up to the boat.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #228 on: July 23, 2015, 08:14:12 PM »


Yes indeed Josse.    :}     

 I've had another pair of  'specs'   made for close up work and they are magic.  Unfortunately,  when I look up to look around the workshop,  everything is blurred.   Hey Ho, the perils of age  !!!!

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #229 on: July 23, 2015, 08:42:42 PM »

Looking spiffing Ken, those little details like the last set of stanchions makes a difference.
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #230 on: July 23, 2015, 08:53:10 PM »


I thought that as well but my Wife says it doesn't really matter.   %)   BUT you and I know the differences.   tehe

ken

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #231 on: July 23, 2015, 09:04:11 PM »

Regarding the specs Ken. I too went into my opticians, told him what I wanted and after testing my eyes I was looking at a bill over 100 :embarrassed: just for modelling use only. I didn't bother but I sourced a headset from a local shop, but they are on Ebay too. Its a headstrap with a peak, the peak swivels up and down so you can shove it out of eyeline. The peak takes a series of snap in lenses, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x magnifcation. The sweet thing is that the peak can take two of these so you can go up as far as 9x magnification. Because they are attached to the peak you can wear your normal glasses at the same time!

Mine cost 15 but you can find them cheaper and a lot more expensive.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #232 on: July 23, 2015, 09:12:05 PM »


I normally wear vari-focals but for model making I went for prescription lens.

Damn good they are as well but,  as mentioned,  when you look up to the distance it's totally out of focus and throws you a bit. 

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #233 on: July 24, 2015, 01:03:28 PM »

Here's an idea for stanchions Ken.

Instead of drilling holes, cut them all to the correct size, then 3-4 at a time clamp them together in a desk vice or pliers. Then where you want your holes use a razor saw from the edge of the stanchion to cut a slot. Once you have done the first batch you can use one of those as a 'jig' to get the next lot of slots in the same place.

Once you have enough stanchions prepared insert the wire. Once you begin to solder the solder will fill in the gap of the slot binding the wire in the centre of the stanchion!

It came to me like archimedes, except I was in the shower - we don't have a bath %%   The theory is sound although I've not tried it myself.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #234 on: July 24, 2015, 04:20:01 PM »


Let me know how you get on ......................................... %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #235 on: July 30, 2015, 07:04:48 PM »


I have been getting on with the build by adding some more details.

The safety net around the  Heli pad has been secured in.  Thanks again to Brian for the material.  The material   (which is like Teflon)  was un-glueable and had to be affixed between two superglued surfaces so that it filled the holes to secure it. It all came out rather well in the end.

I have sprayed the giant  'H'  (in white) on the helipad by masking off the shape.  The lifeboat rigging was assembled and connected to some scratch built winches, and some ladders have been installed between decks.

Some life canisters have been made for the rear deck and an extra little lifeboat found in the spares box, fit's the bill just right behind the cabin.

I've found some 'stick on' lettering in the local hobbies store and didn't buy enough sheets, as I've run out of  'E's'   %)




 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #236 on: July 30, 2015, 08:35:25 PM »

NICE........ It's looking better and better every photo..... U2
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #237 on: July 31, 2015, 09:52:29 AM »


Thank you.  It does encourage me to  keep going.  It's hard to believe there is nothing fitted under the decks yet. I'll soon have to think about it.

I hope it floats.   :}

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #238 on: July 31, 2015, 10:51:43 AM »


I hope it floats.   :}

ken


So do we, Kenny, otherwise you would have to rename her "Seabex Gone" {-) {-)
 
...she's coming on nicely Kenny, starting to look the business :-))
 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #239 on: July 31, 2015, 04:50:54 PM »


I have restarted the crane build as I had built myself into a corner.  Not much to show for it but it should be easier to motorise this time.   %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #240 on: July 31, 2015, 09:20:49 PM »

Here you are Ken, something to drool over and get your karma back.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAJWwZwTx50&feature=youtu.be

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #241 on: July 31, 2015, 09:36:49 PM »


Thanks Brian.    :-))   Modifications already spotted.   %)

I shall now change the name plate to white,  amongst a load of other things I noticed.

Cheers

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #243 on: August 01, 2015, 10:37:47 AM »


Thanks Martin.   I'm going to have a go at making one now that I have had loads of pointers from everyone.    :}

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #244 on: August 01, 2015, 12:04:16 PM »

The simplest way of making a water inlet is to simply use a piece of brass tube of the correct diameter and epoxy glue it into the hull bottom. Or the side of the moonpool that you have. Silicone hose between the end of the tube and the pump with it clamped into place with cable ties will do the rest. If necessary to add strength and support to the tube inside the hull can be done with a dollop of p45 or other car body filler.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #245 on: August 02, 2015, 10:16:28 AM »

Thanks Brian.

I replied to my request on the water intake  (in the wanted section)  before I read your reply.  Great minds think alike    %)  This is the way to go.

I have rebuilt another crane to look smarter than the last one and more tidy.  I do have the problem of where to fit the three motors to drive it though  ????  {:-{   

There's not a lot of room in the crane's cabin, so I'm contemplating running the  'ropes'  down through the pillar to below decks.  I need to rotate the arm and raise the hook and also raise the arm.   What a challenge.

I have a selection of tiny motors but they will need rope drums attached.  Any ideas folks  ?

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #246 on: August 02, 2015, 06:08:45 PM »

Perhaps one of the RC car winches will make it easy on you?
http://www.modelsport.co.uk/3-racing-automatic-crawler-winch/rc-car-products/33081


If you take the large control wheel that comes with servos and attach it to the side
of a spool, you can then purchase or modify a servo for continuous running and use
the servo as the spool motor.


There are also ways to mount the motor inside the spool, but it takes a large bearing or two.

Simple way is to build yourself a frame for the spool and mount the motor through to
drive the spool, or mount the motor so it can belt or gear drive your spool.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #247 on: August 02, 2015, 07:39:57 PM »


You've got me thinking there  Umi.   Thanks for the idea

Cheers

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #248 on: August 03, 2015, 04:08:36 PM »

I'm no expert but for me it would be a large sprocket fitted on the underside of the deck with a small motor attached to it to make it rotate. (Attached to the deck that is) The crane would sit on something that looks like the real thing but fixed to the disc via a connecting rod and so rotates with the hidden disc under the deck.


As for raising and lowering, I would use a sail winch servo also attached to the disc below the deck or something like Umi suggested.


Oh just make sure you fit something to stop it rotating more than 360 degrees if you try the latter. (Stops servo wire entanglement.    U2
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #249 on: August 03, 2015, 10:27:56 PM »

Good idea U2, I was trying to form the clever words in my head but you got there with a good head start:O)
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