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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #425 on: May 27, 2016, 10:19:49 PM »

Are you going to deepen the black line and add the white to make her comparable?
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #426 on: May 27, 2016, 10:31:48 PM »

I'll probably leave my boot topping as is, when she's afloat it looks OK, I'm not sure the white line is a paint line in Jay's photo as there are other white makings under the hull, I have quite a lot of photo's of Brock non of them show a white line in her boot topping maybe Jay will know.  %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #427 on: May 27, 2016, 10:36:29 PM »

Joe....before she was hauled up into the shed....there appears to be the tide line although she may have been light ship with low fuel & water

What sort of draft do you plan?

Another great build on the way  :-))....when all off those deck attachments are fitted........... Derek

PS...just read your post....the temporary white lines are survey mark lines [possibly for NDT of aged welding] .....you can see the athwart ships white lines under the hull
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #428 on: May 27, 2016, 10:50:00 PM »

The white lines have appeared on all the RN ships to aid divers when doing a survey. The tide/scum line is frequently found if a ship has been sat in the harbour for a few weeks
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #429 on: May 27, 2016, 11:45:16 PM »

I was always told the White line are to help divers when inspection of the hull
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #430 on: May 28, 2016, 07:55:17 AM »

They are divers lines and the hulls are made of glass fibre so welding might be interesting....................
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #431 on: May 28, 2016, 02:20:56 PM »

All the photo's I have of Brock are operational load so I expect the white line is just below the surface, I may add it to the bottom of the boot topping we'll see,, and as you quite rightly say the hull and deck is GRP.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #432 on: May 28, 2016, 07:02:10 PM »

Worse bit about the GRP hulls is that when they have stripped the paint off in refit the ships internal lights glow through. Most unnerving
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #433 on: May 28, 2016, 08:34:06 PM »

Well Brock,s been afloat for nearly half my life, testament to Vosper Thorneycroft and British workmanship I'd say
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #434 on: May 28, 2016, 08:41:19 PM »

Forty years that along time for a plastic ship
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #435 on: May 28, 2016, 08:48:51 PM »

Hmmm, there's always one ain't there  <*<   34 years if one don't mind  %% {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #436 on: May 28, 2016, 08:49:57 PM »

Though that would get a quick response Son !!!?
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #437 on: May 28, 2016, 08:56:47 PM »

 {-) {-) Thanks Dad %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #438 on: May 30, 2016, 11:15:33 AM »

I've reached the part of the build that I enjoy the most, deck items that were made months ago are now painted and being fitted to boat and you see it all coming together, I decided that on this one not to detail the wheelhouse and light it up I have done this on other builds and so rarely gets used I don't really think it's worth the bother, instead I've put more effort into the deck items that are more noticeable.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #439 on: May 30, 2016, 03:28:07 PM »

I thought I would also tackle the smoke unit today and decided to make it easily removable, so I can maybe use it in another boat or sail without smoke etc. it's the 6 volt plastic one and is so light it should have very little effect on the ballast, it sits in a tray suspended from the combings, quite happy with the smoke from the funnel, with a bit of way on her the motors will be working harder with a bit more throttle plus more smoke.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #440 on: May 30, 2016, 09:36:37 PM »

Great idea Joe. I am unsure about lights as I have never been to a night sailing and no show I have attended has been dark enough to display lights.

It will also simplify the electrogizmology required for your model.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #441 on: May 31, 2016, 04:59:32 AM »

Hey Joe, haven't been on here in awhile. You have made some serious progress. Looks amazing with all the details. Well done!! :-)) :-)) What kind of smoke gen is that? like the fact its lite weight.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #442 on: May 31, 2016, 09:05:24 AM »

Hi ya Dennis good to hear from you, how's things across the pond, yes the ship's coming together now though I still have a lot of deck items to make,  The smoker is the old smoky V3,   6 to 8 volt version, from Austrailia not cheap but sure do the job, available on E-bay :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #443 on: June 04, 2016, 01:10:30 AM »

Thanks Joe, been looking for one for my maersk trein build. Thank you for the info.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #444 on: June 04, 2016, 10:04:56 AM »

Update on Brock,  I thought I would paint and fit all the items I have made over the last few months before starting to make the rest of her deck gear etc. just looking over the drawings I can see there are still a lot to make so still a few months in build, the sweep deck gear is just placed at the moment as there are cables to put on the winches etc. once the sweep deck is done she's ready for "sea trials"
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #445 on: June 04, 2016, 11:28:47 AM »

 :-))  Well Joe I would say this is your finest build so far.  The detail on the aft deck is outstanding and a credit to your workmanship.  Great build Joe.  Have been following in the back grown.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #446 on: June 04, 2016, 10:30:28 PM »

I'm running out of superlatives for this build now - suffice to say that last photograph gives a good indication of how much work has gone into this model to date - Great work Joe. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #447 on: June 05, 2016, 03:25:13 PM »

Some parts do not look like models they are so realistic. My Superlative generator just started smouldering {:-{
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #448 on: June 06, 2016, 04:31:18 PM »

Thanks,  I finished off the stern by fitting the railings, which reminded me of the next expensive items for this build the rail stanchion's, I haven't counted them yet but it's quite a lot, but I still have a lot of other bits to make so it will give me time to save some pennies.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #449 on: June 08, 2016, 12:13:08 AM »

What a cracking model this is turning out to be - lovely job Joe. :-))

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