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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #275 on: September 16, 2017, 08:47:57 AM »

Certainly worth the effort, they have come out pefectly.... :-))
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VERY nice to "meet" you here, Stewart! Thanks for your kind words  O0
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« Reply #276 on: September 16, 2017, 09:01:28 AM »

Looking good Hande, very neat work indeed. :-)

....don't forget to seal / prime the bulwarks before top coating, otherwise the wood grain will show through - no need to ask me how I know this... :embarrassed:

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Ray.


Thank you, Ray, for reminding me of important details.
As always, your good humour keeps my spirits high, too  :}


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« Reply #277 on: October 04, 2017, 04:42:02 PM »

Working on the bulwarks - forever, I'm afraid  {:-{


A detail that I neglected: the bulwark supports are supposed to be glued to the bulwarks. I had to sand my nicely finished painting on the inside of the side parts to accommodate the supports.  <:(


Furthermore, the bulwark knees that I glued already don't always meet with the bulwark, leaving a wide gap in some cases. It seems to me the installation of the bulwark supports went terribly wrong  <:( >>:-(


In hindsight, I should have shaped and sanded the bulwarks first. And used them for the glueing of the supports in correct positions. Then masked and painted the bulwarks - and finally installed the bulwark against the supports.  :((
Now, let this be a lesson for you, mates!  :police:
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« Reply #278 on: October 04, 2017, 04:56:34 PM »


The plan is to mark the bulwark knees' positions, mask and paint before installations.
Bow and stern ends first, sides after.


Quoting myself, above.
I realised that I have to go sides first, bow and stern after.


The reason:
The large fairleads (if that's the term for the large holes in the bulwark) have to find their positions right after the bulwark support that connects the bulwark enforcement piece. If it ends up behind the bulwark support, "setback" would really be an understatement when having to cut through the enforcement piece and have a nice realistic hole all the way through. So, I want to make sure the holes are in correct places first, then see, how the bow and stern pieces fit. (also, the side pieces have zero margin for filing/sanding at the ends - the holes are right at each end)





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« Reply #279 on: October 04, 2017, 05:11:44 PM »

I remind myself of the decision to report also all setbacks - for my own benefit, but maybe sometimes for someone else's. This story started as a strong candidate for a setback, but it has a happy ending:


Well. Originally, I thought the side pieces of the bulwark would be so flexible that I could simply glue them in their places just by bending them alittle.


It takes more than a little bending - it turned out.


What to do? I had already finished with my nice painting (see above) of the bulwark insides.


With tears in my eyes I put the bulwarks in hot steam in order to bend them into the correct shape.


Steamed them - expecting the boiling water to turn yellow.


Nothing of the sort happened, however!  :o :}


I could bend the plywood with only minor harm done to the painted surface.


I can tell you that if I ever doubted Vallejo acrylic paints and fine surface primer for their water proofness - I don't now!

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« Reply #280 on: October 06, 2017, 09:49:17 PM »

One needs moments like this to regain confidence in what one is doing  :-)
Installed some deck furniture.

Bollards are pinned into the deck.
Especially the sternwards one has to hold fast in order to allow for lifting the end of the subdeck for removal.

The holes at the end of the subdeck are for fastening screws (which will be disguised as barrels).
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« Reply #281 on: October 07, 2017, 08:03:34 PM »

I'm loving your work  :-))
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« Reply #282 on: October 08, 2017, 10:37:23 AM »

Look, Andy, _you_ are one of my idols with your Portgarth build. Coming from you, the kind words are ever so valuable to me :}


You do what you will and always with superb finish. I only do, what I can - and always via a setback or two... I can spend some six to ten hours a week after work and tending to the family and the house. Hence the slow pace.


This is my first build in 40 years after some teenage builds from Airfix kits: the Spitfire, the Bismark etc. Even in those days I used to go to the local hobby shop and dream about the Smit Nederland kit and r/c control (yes, it's an old product with several evolution steps). Nobody wanted to invest in my enterprise those days :((


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« Reply #283 on: October 08, 2017, 10:51:26 AM »

You sound just like me  {-)
I make plenty of mistakes too but I keep those quiet  :-))
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« Reply #284 on: October 08, 2017, 06:19:19 PM »

Serious setbacks require desperate deeds... {:-{


The ribs already glued in place that didn't meet the bulwark is the setback.


The desperate deed:
I snapped the bulwark supports in question, and drove micro-wedges beneath the supports.
I plan to soak the underside of these supports with CA. With some filling here-there and paint should hide my moment of desperation. The problem being, of course, that I will never forget it myself  <*<


This way, the supports will meet the bulwarks for proper glueing and the whole bulwark system should hold together for any practical purposes. - I don't seriously plan to do any real towing. Apart from something light, maybe?


... Oh, how much wiser I will be with my NEXT build ...  %)
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« Reply #285 on: October 08, 2017, 06:56:08 PM »

Good recovery :-))
I like your signature "Trial-and-error doesn't spell failure - right?"
My deckhouse grab rails are being revised too. Posting report later %)
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« Reply #286 on: October 08, 2017, 07:14:05 PM »

Andy, I follow your progress  k e e n l y  :}


This is a rare occasion - I have been able to work in my man-cave for more than six hours. I still have some snapping to do now that I ate my lunch at 9 pm (!).



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« Reply #287 on: October 08, 2017, 09:44:16 PM »

This is everything I've accomplished in about 22 months.
The motors and the rudder servo are working by a Taranis system, Action electronics and a lead battery - so on the inside it's pretty far done.
Am I even half the way through?
Capt Podge? Oldiron? Who-else-built-a-Neddie?



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« Reply #288 on: October 13, 2017, 06:37:16 PM »

Hello there Hande.

First things first - I have been spending far too much time online (including on this Forum), much to the detriment of my modelling exploits, so decided to cut back on my browsing. Yes, I'm the first to admit that this Forum is a goldmine of information and ideas, which I shall continue to visit / submit replies etc... just "not as often".

Now - to your build.
Taking your time and putting things right where required is producing the goods - I know it can be frustrating at times - but the time spent doing what you're doing will end with a model boat to be proud of.

Looking at the latest photographs, may I suggest the unpainted portion of the deck should be painted before the 2 side bulwarks go on. The bits I'm referring to are the lines where the side bulwarks have cutaway portions (for freeing water from the deck) - I think you will otherwise have a fiddly job to paint.

.....hope I'm not too late. %)

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« Reply #289 on: October 14, 2017, 08:53:33 PM »

Capt - sir!


Your experienced eye can spot things that I as a newbie missed, totally :embarrassed:
And in time, too. I'm painting the yellow insides of the bulwarks these days. Some time next week I would have stepped into that pifall without a second thought, I would've, surely!


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« Reply #290 on: October 14, 2017, 11:05:10 PM »


Your experienced eye can spot things that I as a newbie missed, totally :embarrassed:

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Well now, it's a lot easier to spot someone else's mistakes oversights, than it is to spot your own. O0

Regards,

Ray.
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« Reply #291 on: October 20, 2017, 05:20:05 PM »

My souvenir from Haydock Park Model Boat Convention, P110 (Noisy thing II) dry fitted.
As you can see, I'm a fan of Action electronics.
Power: P92
Dual fuse board P95


Now, please, will I cut the power (red wire) between P110 and P92, as my logic tells me to?
The receiver is powered from P92.


Grateful for advice! Dave around?

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« Reply #292 on: October 20, 2017, 05:23:06 PM »

I clicked on the wrong button and the message went without the pic
here we go.


P110 power leads are still missing.
I think I found a pretty good speaker - cannibalised a radio  %)
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« Reply #293 on: October 20, 2017, 05:23:10 PM »

Receiver should only have one feed
Donít CUT the red wire but remove the pin from the connector and tape it back
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« Reply #294 on: October 20, 2017, 05:33:15 PM »

Thank you, Andy!
I realise what the wisdom is behind your advice.
I'm  embarrassed  to confess that I cut the ESC receiver power leads and taped them back...

btw,
The component boards and the receiver are all attached with velcro, for easy removal for maintenance.
That's why they don't sit straight - practical, not pretty 

Also, they are at different levels vertically, the receiver being on top, in order to minimise disturbance between them.


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« Reply #295 on: October 20, 2017, 05:42:14 PM »

Receiver should only have one feed
Donít CUT the red wire but remove the pin from the connector and tape it back


The basis of my question is: does the P110 receiver power lead get its voltage from the P110 or from the ESC receiver power lead. As the ESC power lead is cut (sigh) there is no voltage there.

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« Reply #296 on: October 20, 2017, 06:23:34 PM »

Receiver should only have one feed
Donít CUT the red wire but remove the pin from the connector and tape it back


erm... I tried by gently pulling. Should I help it from the pin-side? I have never done this before and I'm afraid I'm going to ruin the pin  :((
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« Reply #297 on: October 20, 2017, 06:24:44 PM »

A tiny finger of plastic needs lifting slightly to release the pin while pulling
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« Reply #299 on: October 20, 2017, 06:45:50 PM »

A tiny finger of plastic needs lifting slightly to release the pin while pulling


Got you!
Thank you, Andy!


I feel wiser a bit  :-)
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