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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #250 on: April 30, 2017, 09:53:57 am »

Continuing with the marathon ............................. :}

The Staff are coming on board so I have fit some railings.        {-)


Scheesh,  these people are tiny.   These Nav lights are fitted for fun.



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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #251 on: April 30, 2017, 10:36:26 am »

This along with HMS illustrious are my 2 favourite builds on here the level of detail both of you are doing is fantastic and far beyond my skills, keep the posts coming they are fantastic seeing the progress
Thank you for sharing  :-))
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #252 on: April 30, 2017, 10:42:57 am »

Thank you Paul.  The final picture above with the little man is standing on a deck that is as high as my thumb is sideways.      :}   Sorry about the wonky windows.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #253 on: April 30, 2017, 10:57:32 am »

Wonky windows didn't even notice  ok2  and I bet they are not all straight on the real ship
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #254 on: May 01, 2017, 08:18:36 pm »


Me and Mary have been out in the sun for an application of some red paint.  I've just put a light wash on and will let it harden off over night.

Whilst the paint was drying I have started fixing down the attachments that I've made.  The giant air filters are now on.  The curved roof over the Ballroom/ Cinema has been secured and I have measured up for the lifeboat fittings.   

It's getting exciting now the hard labour in the windows department has finished.
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #255 on: May 01, 2017, 09:56:46 pm »

Crewkerne antiques centre has a seven foot long model of Canberra in their front window at the moment, and when ever I go past the window I stop and look at it and it reminds me of your build. Your over all finish of build is much better and obviously you will be able to move it without several burley friends!

She's looking fab Mr Ken  :-)
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« Reply #256 on: May 01, 2017, 10:03:02 pm »


Thank you kind Sir.   

I'm beginning to get somewhere now all the little bits have been constructed

Lifeboats tomorrow.   Anyone know what colour the covers are please. I'm thinking war time green  ???

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #257 on: May 01, 2017, 10:13:25 pm »

Lifeboat covers would normally have been white canvas.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #258 on: May 01, 2017, 10:14:11 pm »

Thank you kind Sir.   

I'm beginning to get somewhere now all the little bits have been constructed

Lifeboats tomorrow.   Anyone know what colour the covers are please. I'm thinking war time green  ???

ken

Though not the sharpest or closest images, this video does suggest a dark colour, possibly green?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfGOP2yMfN0
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #259 on: May 01, 2017, 10:43:34 pm »

The Anatomy of the Ship book has a 1951 aerial photo showing some of the boats with white covers and some without covers.

The big model in Southampton Maritime Museum has white covers.

That is not to say that green covers might not have been fitted at other times.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #260 on: May 02, 2017, 09:26:15 am »


Thank you for your replies lads.  The trouble is that all the top section is white at the moment  (except the funnels).  The lifeboats  and davits (moulded by Marks model bits) are also white.  I think the scene needs breaking up a bit with a distraction shade.  Nothing bold or garish but a subtle change on the eye and it looks like dark green may be the way to go.

My red tin of Halfords spray paint has failed, in that it is spitting  (not feathers !) but the paint is coming out in blobs  ??  I shall be going out for a replacement yet again.  It's the second tin failure from them this year alone. Good job they are pretty calm about a replacement with no fuss.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #261 on: May 04, 2017, 10:07:19 am »


I have given the lower hull another coat of red and it's coming out alright.


The  'Elves'  have been fitting the lifeboat davits   :D   and the top decks are filling up with railings.   The lifeboats now have green canvas tops. 

How to fit  them to the davits with ropes seems a major problem as the pulley's would be very small indeed.  Any ideas chaps  ?


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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #262 on: May 04, 2017, 11:07:36 am »

At this scale a proper pulley system would look too coarse. Just use a single line from the davit to the lifeboat, possibly single strand copper wire of a suitable diameter. If you want to show blocks then a small drop of PVA glue on the line could be used. Once dried it can be painted a suitable colour.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #263 on: May 04, 2017, 12:56:51 pm »

This is starting to look awesome. Looking forward to seeing the completed model.  :-))
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #264 on: May 04, 2017, 01:40:58 pm »

You've got some patience there Ken!
Fantastic work, she's going to look amazing when she's finished! :-))
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« Reply #265 on: May 04, 2017, 03:19:36 pm »

Awesome work and I admire your patience with all these repetitive tasks you're facing with your build.
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #266 on: May 04, 2017, 04:54:18 pm »


I can only reiterate what the other gents have said. This is looking quite superb.


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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #267 on: May 04, 2017, 08:27:34 pm »


Thanks for all the kind comments.  She is coming along well at the moment.

I like your idea of the copper wire Jim.   :-))  It would stay in place, better than cotton or string.  First I have to fit the railings all along the sides of the deck below the lifeboats.   It's  'handle more carefully'  for the rest of the ships life after this.  You can see the 'N' gauge fences on the top deck. They don't bend too well !

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #268 on: May 04, 2017, 10:42:54 pm »

Ken, Bob Wilson, miniature model ship builder extraordinaire, uses very thin copper wire for the rigging of his tiny model sailing ships, so it should suit your purpose admirably. Just give it a gentle stretch between two pairs of pliers or similar to make it straight.


QM is looking marvellous.


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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #269 on: May 05, 2017, 09:57:37 am »


Thanks Peter.  I will have a go on this.

Nice and sunny today so it's out with the Black paint in the garden.   {-)

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« Reply #270 on: May 05, 2017, 09:14:35 pm »


Can you tell what it is yet  ?    %)





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« Reply #271 on: May 05, 2017, 09:19:37 pm »


That's the black now on.  Second coat to come tomorrow.

I was not happy with the dull green on the lifeboat covers  (post 261)  so decided to hand paint them blue. I think it looks better now as the green had a drab shade to it and it didn't look right.  I noticed there was blue cover on the real ship in America.



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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #272 on: May 05, 2017, 10:24:20 pm »

She is looking better and better as you progress.  Well done  :-))

I am sure the sheer repetitiveness of some of your detail work may seem tedious at times, but the collective effect will be awesome.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #273 on: May 08, 2017, 10:09:20 am »

The wraps are off.       :-))

He's her first visit out into the sun shine.

Since the photos, I have cleaned up the paint bleed along the colour joins.  (naff tape I suppose !)

Time to make some fences.  I have found some suitable 'Wire' in my stores that used to be key contacts for electronic organs.  They are quite sturdy considering they are so small.   I spent the day soldering them together.  (The height of a 50 pence coin).  In all, I've made 24 sets to go between the lifeboat davits, and today I plan to make the matching hand rails from coffee sticks, then spray them white.   ok2



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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #274 on: May 08, 2017, 08:22:33 pm »

What a delightful model Ken. She will look better than anything else on your pond when completed  :-))
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