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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #225 on: April 12, 2017, 08:27:53 pm »

Those funnels don't look quite right to me Ken, are you going to do some more work on them?

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« Reply #226 on: April 12, 2017, 08:37:39 pm »


Hi Colin.

They are only ex drainpipes placed on to give a better illusion for the picture.  I have the drawings and measurements,  so it should look better next time.   :}

Just a quick question, if I may.

There are a lot of stairways to upper floors on the outsides of the ship moored in America and I was wondering if some might have been added for visitor traffic flow  ?

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« Reply #227 on: April 12, 2017, 08:44:22 pm »

Ken,

Yes, there are quite a lot of access points which have been added since the ship arrived at Long Beach. There is also a new gangway crossing the forward well deck which was not a part of the original vessel and simply serves to give access to the bow of the ship. You should reference your plans rather than the photos for a lot of the detail.

Incidentally the funnels on the ship at the moment are stainless steel replicas, the originals had corroded too much to be restored!

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #228 on: April 12, 2017, 08:47:38 pm »


Thank you Colin,

I figured as much, hence my question.  The bow one sure makes her look ugly. 

Cheers

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« Reply #229 on: April 14, 2017, 08:01:18 pm »


I've now started with the top decks and secured them down at the stern.

There are more rooms to build all along the deck and these support the funnels and other features.  Here is a mock up so far.


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« Reply #230 on: April 15, 2017, 08:25:22 pm »

Is that a form of flying bridge Kenny?
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« Reply #231 on: April 15, 2017, 09:05:34 pm »

That is the after docking bridge. An officer was stationed there with a telephone to the bridge to keep the captain informed of what the other end of the ship was doing when coming alongside and undocking.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #232 on: April 17, 2017, 09:47:22 am »


As the weather has now improved I thought I'd try a little paint spraying.

The first coat of white has been applied and is drying nicely out in the sun.  Work has now shifted to the funnels.  These are made from plastic tubes which have been elongated into an egg shape and capped, top and bottom. the bands were fitted and after undercoating, they have been painted with the first colour.  today we will apply the black tops.

 
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« Reply #233 on: April 18, 2017, 10:00:55 am »

Moving up  'forwrd'  I have started on the curved floors for the fronts of each deck.  This involved a bit more window cutting and curving the plastic card to shape.

The funnels have been 'shaped'  by fitting a thick oblong sheet of plastic inside to make the correct size. The bands around them were fitted.  They were then primed and the first coat of red was applied.

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« Reply #234 on: April 18, 2017, 11:37:26 am »

This is an epic build ken and one that will test your skills but it's looking great so far, keep up the great work I can't wait to see this progress further and onto the finished item  :-))
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« Reply #235 on: April 18, 2017, 01:37:41 pm »

Those funnels certainly set her off Kenny  :-))

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« Reply #236 on: April 19, 2017, 09:47:21 am »


Thank you.  She's certainly proving a challenge. 

Every time I look at the drawings and pictures I find more to think about.   ok2

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« Reply #237 on: April 19, 2017, 09:24:57 pm »

Thanks for the information Colin.

Keep up the good work, she is coming along really nicely Ken.
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« Reply #238 on: April 21, 2017, 08:20:14 pm »

Further painting on the funnels completed, and then we set about building the front end of the cabin structures.  More windows were created and plastic bent to shape for the different sizes of the floors.

it will be tidied up after we get them correctly lined up.

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« Reply #239 on: April 21, 2017, 08:24:51 pm »

Believe me when I say this was not easy.

As the sun was out I took the opportunity of spraying out side.  The lifeboats were given their second coats along with the davits.  I'm using 'Appliance white' as it is the brightest white of all the tins.

They are actually the same colour but one set of pictures was indoors and the other was outside.   %)






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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #240 on: April 21, 2017, 11:16:56 pm »

That's most impressive Ken, she's really starting to come together now :-))  She should look magnificent on the water. O0


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« Reply #241 on: April 22, 2017, 10:56:36 am »


Thanks Peter.

Just had a look her this morning.  Isn't it amazing that when you go back to it the next day you see all the faults and wonder why you did certain things 'that' way.

Another day of corrections coming up.    :}

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« Reply #242 on: April 22, 2017, 07:45:11 pm »

Ken
she is coming on well . Your funnel appear to be straight . On the real ship they were racked back a bit .


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« Reply #243 on: April 23, 2017, 10:19:03 am »


Hi John.

It's OK,  they are tilted.  I'm afraid the camera does not pick this up,  so I'll re-photograph it later.

I'm finally up the to the flying wing bridges assembly and feeling quite excited about it.  It's the main feature so I want to get it right.   :-)

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« Reply #244 on: April 24, 2017, 03:34:31 pm »


Hello John,

YOU WERE RIGHT .     :embarrassed:

I painted them upside DOWN.

This is what this club is all about.. Thank you for pointing it out.  I have re sprayed the black part red and look forward to painting the other end black.

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« Reply #245 on: April 24, 2017, 03:38:37 pm »


Whilst the paint is drying I have got on with the bridge decks.  What a nightmare in curvatures and bonding glues. 

I think we are getting somewhere near a recognisable ship now. Only one more cabin to do 'up top'.  (The bit they steer from)   :}

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« Reply #246 on: April 24, 2017, 04:07:28 pm »

Hello John,

YOU WERE RIGHT .     :embarrassed:

I painted them upside DOWN.

This is what this club is all about.. Thank you for pointing it out.  I have re sprayed the black part red and look forward to painting the other end black.


And the smoke goes up the chimney just the same %% %%
Keep up the good work Ken, it's looking
really good.
The little setbacks will be overcome and the end result will be stunning.


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« Reply #247 on: April 27, 2017, 09:03:05 pm »


Amazing how much time is spent with nothing to show for it.  mmmh!

 I have been busy trying to make the upper works and finally come up with another cabin to fit between the pillars.  This one has a tennis court behind it but in front of the first funnel.  More balls please !!!  Just one more to go before we reach the top.

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« Reply #248 on: April 29, 2017, 07:04:59 pm »

This is so amazing, I really love and adore your work on this epic build!
I can't even imagine how much work this all is, building from scratch.


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« Reply #249 on: April 30, 2017, 09:51:47 am »


Well thank you for that, ' big T'.  I really am enjoying this build.  With so much to do and so much analysis of pictures from all over the world, it really is a B***** getting all the correct details.

I have pictures of the real ship from it's birth to it's present day construction that conflict each other  Her design changes all the time and I so want it to be right, as this might be my last build.

I have been working on the features and adding things I didn't know existed. It's all great fun  (and expense) so if you'll permit, I have the following pictures  where I went mad with the camera.


If you see any flaws, they will be  'smoothed out when the man with the  'filler'  comes around.   Please be gentle as I welcome all comments.

Here we go then ...........................





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