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« Reply #200 on: March 27, 2017, 10:17:05 am »


It's time to move up a deck.  We are now up to the  (what will be called) removable section, which is deck B.  This is quite a long sectioned piece which has over 300 square windows down each side.

I spent a quiet Sunday punching them out with my specially made punch and die.  I now have to make a smaller punch for the tiny windows to fit above the 300 already made.  I need my eyes tested again.     %)

 
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« Reply #201 on: March 27, 2017, 08:14:53 pm »

Another jig was made and smaller windows have been punched into these strips and they now look like this.  That makes it double the amount of holes.   

This batch were quite small, as can be seen by the coin next to them. One of the passengers fell through a window.      O0





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« Reply #202 on: March 27, 2017, 08:19:55 pm »


Decks A and B were cut out and laid on board, so we are up to the top deck at last.

The window strips will be joining these two decks together and will be the access point to the innards.  We should be able to lift the top section off for maintenance.

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« Reply #203 on: March 27, 2017, 09:27:37 pm »

Thats the ticket  :-)) I like the element of model engineering to your model, with making the tools to stamp windows and the like. For the window that a passenger fell through  {:-{ a strip of styrene will fix that in seconds.

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« Reply #204 on: March 27, 2017, 09:34:50 pm »


Why didn't I think of that.     8)

Excellent suggestion.  It'll be done on tomorrow's shift Guv.

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« Reply #205 on: March 29, 2017, 10:14:40 am »


Windows all repaired.  What a tiny surgical job that was.  !!  Looks much better now.   :-))

I have glued the two decks  (A & B ) together with the correct spacing in between and secured the windows all down each side.  Quite a massive structure but now very firm and removable.  I shall be able to lift this top off completely for some internal access  (lakeside !!)

Today I'm going to collect my 22 lifeboats from my friend Mark at MMB model makers.  They should look nice, laid out across the sides of my new deck.

Here's last nights picture of it all still in bandages.


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« Reply #206 on: March 29, 2017, 05:18:09 pm »


We now have Marks Model bits version of the lifeboats.

Great result .................... :}     I have laid them out unpainted for an overall view onto the deck.

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« Reply #207 on: March 29, 2017, 09:23:57 pm »

The build & lifeboats look good... Just need 48 davits now.... That will keep you busy for a bit...


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« Reply #208 on: March 29, 2017, 09:31:22 pm »

That deck piece looks good Ken, as do the boats. Nicely cast  :-))
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« Reply #209 on: March 29, 2017, 09:41:09 pm »


Thanks fellas.   :}

A little tip when gluing plastic card together .................. If using masking tape to hold the joint together,  try and remove the tape as soon as it's safe to do so without the joint failing.   If you leave the tape on the join overnight then you can  expect it to be welded to the plastic surfaces the next day.

It will ruin the surface when removed and necessitate a light sanding to restore the surface.  ................    Ask me how I know  !!!!    %%      %%

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« Reply #210 on: March 30, 2017, 03:06:26 pm »

I like the way you build the QM!  :-))
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« Reply #211 on: March 31, 2017, 09:46:15 am »


Thank you missyd.  I am enjoying the challenge.  Millions of problems.   ok2

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« Reply #212 on: March 31, 2017, 10:51:27 am »

Could we get a better look at your lifeboats?
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« Reply #213 on: March 31, 2017, 10:56:13 am »

My pleasure.  I'll be down the workshop later.

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« Reply #214 on: March 31, 2017, 07:47:23 pm »


Here you go.

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« Reply #215 on: March 31, 2017, 07:51:48 pm »


Today I made the rear deck cabin.   Just the windows (again) to do.  I wish I had cut them before fitting it together as it makes them harder to do.

I have also cut some funnels and just placed them on for the picture.



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« Reply #216 on: April 02, 2017, 09:27:56 am »


Well, I was right about the windows.  I had to strip the cabin apart back into flat pieces for the window department to punch holes in it  !!

The shape this time is quite a tall windows and there's loads of em ! 

Here she is all re-glued together and placed in situ next to my little man at 200 scale.  A bit of sanding smooth and a coat of paint might be needed.   %)

   
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« Reply #217 on: April 03, 2017, 04:23:22 pm »


I didn't like the quality of those windows so have made a new stern building.  This involved making another larger punch set and re-cutting the windows to be taller.



 
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« Reply #218 on: April 04, 2017, 06:15:19 pm »


Today I spent some time  smartening up the cabin.  I have fitted the ventilation unit to the roof and punched the extra windows in the sides.

I have started production of the fresh air vents.  These take a while to make from plastic card and there is 8 of them altogether.   %)

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« Reply #219 on: April 04, 2017, 08:58:45 pm »

Look on the bright side ken, they are square in section and not round! I am a coward and will always buy cowl vents.

She is coming along nicely.
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« Reply #220 on: April 07, 2017, 05:20:23 pm »

I have been busy  'painting up'  'Marks Model Boats' version that he's made for me. 

22 large ones and 2 small ones,  along with his mouldings of the Davits.  What a splendid job he's made of them.

They have been undercoated and drying in the sun.  You have to squint your eyes to work out the colour illusion but they do jump out at you eventually  :}

They are on Ebay if anyone else wants some.   Cheers Mark.

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« Reply #221 on: April 07, 2017, 08:39:43 pm »

I salute you for your efforts and tolerating all the repetition of finishing the fine details  :-)) These will make Queen Mary look brilliant.
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« Reply #222 on: April 07, 2017, 08:43:59 pm »

Thanks Ian.   I've just been out and sprayed the davits on one side with undercoat.  They can go on drying while I sleep.     %)

Here's the rest of the lifeboats.


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« Reply #223 on: April 10, 2017, 08:46:43 pm »


Back to the rear cabins , topside.  I have re-made them (yet again) to increase their width so that they line up with the Davits to the deck edge.

It was only 2 mm, each side,  but it did not align correctly, and spoilt the look.


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« Reply #224 on: April 12, 2017, 08:18:41 pm »


The time has come to put the decks onto the stern area.  There are three decks and various doorways and walls to calculate. Here they are laid into place to give a general idea of the shapes involved.



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