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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2015, 11:46:00 PM »

Just tagging along - looking and learning - can't be easy without accurate plans. Hope that thumb  :-))  repairs ok.
 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2015, 07:57:36 AM »

Best adhesive is Evo Stik contact adhesive. Coat the ply coat the plastic wait five minutes and stick together-permanently! Just make sure any lining up is done before the surfaces touch because their is no removing it
Evostik also do Timebond.
Same as evostik but it gives a tad of adjustment to get the surfaces aligned.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2015, 08:04:16 AM »

Don't know what happened to my last post, but unable to modify.

It was printing at size 2, so I altered it for you.
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Just saying that Evostik do Timebond which allows a modicum of adjustment when putting the surfaces together.
Not quite the instant grab of standard evostik
Wilkos sell it so it is easily obtainable.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2015, 09:40:40 AM »

Thanks for the info Ned.  Still learning.    :-))

Thanks for the 'heads up'  John about the Ebay offer.  it's been sold now but keep them coming please. These things cost 80 Quid each.

Thanks Ray,  not allowed to put horror pictures on a family forum.    {-)
It's actually looking great and working like it should.

I did some more gentle work on the boat yesterday and cut and aligned the first floor of the bridge deck.  It actually runs around the square funnels as a walkway. I was concerned that it might be difficult but came out rather well.  The whole front cabin and flight deck have to lift off for maintenance, up over the funnels. Anxious to get up early today and get started, so that's a good sign.    :}

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2015, 10:34:33 AM »

Folks...as Ned said.........."Don't know what happened to my last post, but unable to modify"
 
Ned also thanked me  :-)) for reposting the correction here on this thread without any criticism what so ever

However it is clear that moderation has seen this offensive & deleted both postings

So Ned, did you find my comment offensive, or critical of the WEB site, or the capability of the moderators?

I feel personally disappointed at the moderation actions here..............Derek
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2015, 10:45:00 AM »


Oh Derek.  Twas I,  tidying up the thread as I had corrected the faulty looking print out before I came across your kind comments pointing out the errors.  By then it was too late to replace your kind entry. Thank you for your enthusiasm and hope you are enjoying my build thread.   :}

Cheers,

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2015, 11:19:09 AM »

There we go, over 200 years between us and h a p p y once again  :-)) :-)) :-)) %) %) %)
Thats the three of us old geezers  {-) {-)
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2015, 07:50:52 PM »


Great bunch in our little club.  :-))

I did some further work today as I'm getting into the swing of things.  I've finished my organ lesson so it's back out in to the shed.

Further work on the top deck involved punching out the window holes.  Thank goodness they're are square.  The first attempt was on a thin piece of plastic and, as you can see, the edges fractured, so I had to make a wider piece and cut it to size when the heavy work was done.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2015, 07:53:30 PM »


This picture shows the front of the wheelhouse


The rear of the cabin has windows that slope outwards and downwards.  Difficult compound angles but we got there in the end.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2015, 07:56:31 PM »


Here's view of the upper cabin floor.  It's designed to go all around the funnels which seem to have windows in the front section ?   There are smoke stacks show at the back end of the funnel tops, but I'll look into this reasoning.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2015, 08:45:44 PM »

Hi Ken
your build is looking very good. I too have the kit and will get round to building it one day. The real ship has changed it names many times and been rebuild a few times .
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2015, 08:57:27 PM »



Hey, that's really great John.  Thanks for the comments.

Thank you showing us the pictures.  Could you email me direct on my NTL site and transmit  those pictures full size please.  That way,  they can viewed in greater detail.  As you might imagine,  it's all in the details   {-)    I have been collecting pictures and not seen these before.

I'm going to bite the bullet and purchase two more Schottle drives from Cornwall boats.  I've already got two from a member on here, to whom I'm indebted .   :-))

Cheers

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2015, 09:30:36 PM »

No Problem Ken
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2015, 09:36:06 PM »


Great ..    just click on my forum name and the email should be shown.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2015, 09:20:42 PM »


Today I made some side windows for the rear wheelhouse and glued it all into place.

You have to admit this is unusual for a model ship.  It's not easy working in 3D with plastic as there is a lot of waiting around whilst waiting for glue to dry.   %)




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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2015, 04:04:32 PM »


Today I started on the rear gallows for the water cannons.

To this end, I have made the towers from 2mm plastic card and placed them in position temporarily. It looks at this stage like a more serious prop is going to be required as they hang out over the stern and could be bumped in use.


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2015, 04:07:16 PM »


I then noticed that the wheelhouse front windows are supposed to be sloping outwards.

This necessitated breaking the join with the roof and tilting the frame outwards.  This then led to new roof being fitted to cover the extra length.   %)   It never rains but it pours  mmmh!!

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2015, 04:15:15 PM »


The postman then arrived ......................

With him was a large box containing a SEABEX ONE hull./

My thanks go out to  BATFISH,  (Adam on this Forum) for his donation of this hull.    :-))     :-))     :-))

Here are some pictures of it when placed against my poor efforts.  They look good together, and I wasn't far out with my scratch build measurements.  Only 2.5 inches out on the length and the rest almost un-noticeable.   Thank you Adam, much appreciated.   :-))

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2015, 04:36:46 PM »

Ken,

I'm glad the hull arrived in one piece, and I hope you can utilize the hull.
Enjoying your build so far and Ken your very welcome.

If your going the schottel drive setup
I would think the Action 755 motors 5000 rpm would do the job?
Graupner recommended there 900 torque's.
If you really need the extra rpm action now list a 12,000 rpm 775
And Alexander engel are listing robbe 755/40 at 25 euros, there near 6000 rpm but amp hungry.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2015, 04:52:09 PM »


Cheers Adam, thanks for your input.

Yes,  900's are the way to go.  I have them already and plan to use just 2 for the 4 Schottles with a chain drive between each 2 of them.

Regarding my enquiry for water cannons, I thought now I might make them myself, after all, it's only a bit of tube.  What can possibly go wrong.  %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2015, 07:23:52 PM »


When I compared the two hulls, I noticed mine was not round enough at the Bow.

I decided to upgrade it and THIS IS WHAT I WENT THROUGH.  3 days of grief and worry.

First of all I cut the old pointed bow flare away and then used a load of filler to fasten out the prow.

 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2015, 07:26:29 PM »


After sanding it all smooth, it didn't look too bad.

However ... there was no way of making the deck sides satisfactory on top with good support.

 

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2015, 07:28:52 PM »


After a lot of thought I decided it would be best to cut it all back and start again.

I made extra floors in the bow section to support a new side.  To these I glued and clamped the new side pieces.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2015, 07:30:29 PM »



It's all clamped down for night, for tomorrow we have some bending to do.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2015, 07:31:50 PM »

Going back to the plastic side of things.  I have made the rear gantry for the water cannons.

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