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Author Topic: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build  (Read 299695 times)

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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #950 on: March 31, 2021, 08:03:53 pm »

Love your paint skills Kim..could not see any orange though....... {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #951 on: April 01, 2021, 01:55:22 pm »

Very Nice Kim, hope you and the good lady are keeping safe and well.


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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #952 on: April 08, 2021, 07:25:16 pm »

Kim kindly permitted me to send some photos of my build to fill the gap until he will be able to show his new items.
I have used carbon tubes of 5 and 2mm diameter for the telecom mast. The sliders were soldered using square brass tubing from K&S metals which were opened on one side using the milling machine. They fit into the slotted black profiles which I made from HDPE black plastic (Kim had the idea, so that we do not need to paint it and it would show no scratches when being used). I have fixed the profile by 1 mm countersunk screws from Knupfer (stainless steel). The complete item is workable but I probably will not use that for transportation. The boot of my hatchback car is high enough if I put the wheelhouse and the hull separately in.
As for the backrest I built a 'box' from 1 mm styrene scrap and put a thin layer of white milliput on the top. Thus the surface does look not perfectly even as per the original.
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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #953 on: April 08, 2021, 07:30:29 pm »

And the last photo showing the 2 mm upright supports made from carbon tubes...
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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #954 on: April 09, 2021, 12:39:03 am »

Thanks Arno, as usual some very nicely 'engineered' parts that go together to make a very realistic telecomms working mast. This will give some 'food for thought' to other scratch builders here for their Shannon builds.  :-))


Much appreciated,
Kim

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« Reply #955 on: April 11, 2021, 06:24:43 pm »

I have spent some time on the lights for the telecom mast. The body of the lights were machined on the lathe using translucent acrylic rod (diameter 5 mm, drilling a hole of 3.5 mm inside, height 4 mm). The bottom and top plates were turned from 8 mm knitting-needles down to a diameter of 6 mm.
The deck light is fixed using M 1.2 bolts from Prime Miniatures UK in a brass tube with 1.2 diameter inside which makes the item adjustable. The SMD LED is equipped with 3 LEDs on the same chip which can be soldered separately. I have soldered all of them parallel, so this gives a very bright shine :-) The body was shaped from 4 mm styrene scrap using sanding sticks. The inside was hollowed out using burrs of different sizes.
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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #956 on: June 03, 2021, 05:24:58 pm »

As Kim's build is still on hold, he allowed me to post some photos of my recent progress. I have been working on the trim planes and the window screen.
The trim plates were made from 1.0 and 0.8 mm brass sheet, cut with a jeweller's saw after having made a card template. The sides were fixed with soft soldering. The hydraulic cylinders are replicated by brass tubing which will be linked to the servo using Gold-N-Cable so the small area the cable runs free will be hardly recognizable with only 1 mm diameter cable (thanks KIm for pointing me into that direction). The end of the cable will be soldered into the smaller brass tube and the servos being mounted flat in the transom area beneath the hatch covers so that they will be accessible later.
The window screen was one of the items I put back for a long time as I was not sure how to replicate the hinges to scale. But I think I now have found a proper solution, using piano hinges bought from Knupfer. I have cut the width to the correct size using the jeweller's saw and trimmed the edges with a sanding block. The holes were not in the correct distance and had to be drilled correctly, filling the original ones with JB Weld. Next step will be the supports which I probably will make from brass sheet. And small strips of brass will be added to replicate the horizontal fixings of the windows. I have bought those as well from Knupfer (3 mm width).
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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #957 on: June 03, 2021, 11:45:31 pm »

Arno, that's looking very nice [even though I have seen some of these earlier], but your windscreen idea of the JB Weld is a good idea I shall use too - thanks.


For those who read a month or so back that I was hoping to start again on my build might wonder what has happened. Well, my dear old 'human frame' is starting to give up in a number of areas, so lot's of blood tests, X-rays and physio going on at the moment........and some of the problem [modelling-wise] is that both fore-fingers are now playing up. The left has got 'trigger finger' and the right one a painful little 'sack' that travels on the tendon. All in all, this means I cannot apply pressure or grip items to cut, tighten or file. So, until it's all sorted it - might just have to be the painting my military figures....quite frustrating! However, I am grateful to Arno for continuing to keep the build interest going here......same model, same scale, same build and same lifeboat [13-02 - Dungeness] and an even better quality!!


Finally, great to hear from Phil [Mr. Straight-line Steamboat] and Martin [Macs Mouldings] a few Posts back. Sorry gents for not getting back - trust you and the 'ladies' are keeping well?


Happy building to each and every one,


Kim
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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #958 on: June 04, 2021, 10:17:23 am »

Hi Arno and Kim,
Arno, good to see you are keeping Kimís thread going and with such good work that has mirrored Kimís build. It is without doubt that the quality of work and the ideas from the suppliers mentioned in the text is helping others and providing inspiration. I have now completed 17-09 apart from some very minor points so find myself not challenged to recreate the fittings such as yours at the moment. Perhaps I should now build a Shannon and get involved again, I really enjoy the research and thought-provoking ways of producing these intricate little items. Well done
Alan (17-09)
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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #959 on: June 04, 2021, 07:02:22 pm »

Kim and Alan, thank you so much for your compliments! But both of you surely will remain my benchmark O0
@Alan: that would be a great idea, seeing you joining in building a Shannon class boat! It will leave you a lot of room for producing fittings and new experience regarding the propulsion system.
Meanwhile I will help Kim to reach the number of 300,000 readings of his thread, which is not too far away ok2  And hopefully he will be able to produce some small items soon as well!


Time flies by so quickly, it is now already two years that we were not able to visit each other. I really hope that we can meet each other in person next year all of us being vaccinated.... I am happy that I had already bought enough VW Brilliant Orange paint before, after the Brexit it might cause problems having all those spray cans in the boot of my car {-)


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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #960 on: June 05, 2021, 09:27:47 am »

Hi Kim, good to hear from you, sorry your not feeling 100%. Hopefully your be back as good as new soon, your builds are such an inspiration to everyone. Hope to talk soon fella.


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Re: Shannon 'RNLB The Morrell' 13-02 [Models by Design] - a 1/12th build
« Reply #961 on: June 05, 2021, 11:49:06 am »

What are you doing right up there fella?
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