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« Reply #275 on: May 08, 2017, 08:28:11 pm »

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


Thanks for the kind words.  Still a way to go.  I've been fencing all day.   :}

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« Reply #276 on: May 13, 2017, 10:48:45 am »

Sorry for the delay in production as I have been struggling with the 'railings'.   What a nightmare  !!

I have scrapped the idea of making them and have gone for the model train kit of  'fences' in the very small scale.  They come out at half the size I self constructed earlier, which makes them smaller than small.  Pictures will follow.  The camera is closer and goes out of focus where the stuff is too small.   :}

I have also been working on securing the lifeboats and on the pulley systems.  The design will not actually work but look as if it might, if that makes sense.  !!

I actually painted one of the small decks with some light brown paint but it looks ghastly, so that idea is not a smart move.  I have to figure how to clean it off now.

All in all,  it's been a rotten week in the workshop.



 
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« Reply #277 on: May 14, 2017, 12:20:52 am »

They do look good Ken, and very neat.

Could you paint over the brown?What colour do you really want?
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« Reply #278 on: May 15, 2017, 09:46:19 am »


Well, that mess was sanded of and we have had a brain wave.   What to do with 2000 coffee sticks.

I have shaped them and cut them and dyed them light brown and now spending my days Planking. 

What do you think  ?

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« Reply #279 on: May 15, 2017, 09:48:22 am »


The next batch are dry so it's the foredecks today.

The lifeboats may be secured later when I find a suitable way of securing them with wires.   %)

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« Reply #280 on: May 15, 2017, 10:42:25 am »

The planking really enhances the deck detail Ken.
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« Reply #281 on: May 15, 2017, 08:40:10 pm »

Thank you Ned.

I've gone planking mad now and decided to do most of the decks.  Here's a preview of the work so far.   The coffee sticks have been 'shaped'  with the circular disk machine to precise angles and then stained with a light oak wood dye.  It looks a treat so I must watch out I don't over do it.  (I have enough sticks for several liners.  tehe)


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« Reply #282 on: May 15, 2017, 08:45:49 pm »


In the last picture the cabin has been raised off from the wet dye, and looks weird at the moment.   %)

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« Reply #283 on: May 16, 2017, 09:41:49 pm »

A full day planking.  Really getting the hang of it now.   ok2

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« Reply #284 on: May 16, 2017, 09:43:29 pm »

Final batch for now.

The funnels are not yet secured.  (you can probably tell that)

I would have liked to plank along the deck sides but this involves removing all the lifeboat davits,  unless I plank underneath them and leave the final plank at the deck edge off.   ooh er.    I'll sleep on it and decide.


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« Reply #285 on: May 16, 2017, 09:50:19 pm »

She is certainly looking fine there Ken - a credit to you and your patience!!!!
A damn good example of what can be achieved with imagination and perseverance.  Well done!
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« Reply #286 on: May 16, 2017, 09:52:24 pm »


Thank you Carl.  praise indeed.

The colour is beginning to set her off nicely.

Cheers

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« Reply #287 on: May 16, 2017, 09:57:23 pm »

I think a vessel conveying passengers in comfort and style should have wooden decks, Corticene is just so warshippish. Can you imagine playing deck quoits on Lino?

Leave the davits be and perhaps have the less luxurious areas done out in 'Lino'. Only the crew go there normally  :-)
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« Reply #288 on: May 16, 2017, 09:59:40 pm »


Cheers Ian.

I believe the first class passengers strolled along these side decks under the lifeboats so we'd better not give them Lino.   :}

Decision tomorrow

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« Reply #289 on: May 16, 2017, 10:05:36 pm »

Too true. You can get lengths of stick under the davits and mark where you need to cut slots out to accomodate them (Not sure that makes sense, it is after ten O'clock  {:-{ )

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« Reply #290 on: May 16, 2017, 10:06:54 pm »

How about using a wood veneer for the deck under the davits?
It is thin enough to easily cut into small sections to lay under and between the davits and can be marked with a fine black pen to indicate deck planking and then varnished. Veneer can be glued down with Evo-Stik type contact adhesive.
Please don't try to remove the davits now - that would only cause too much damage and that would be a real shame.

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« Reply #291 on: May 16, 2017, 10:10:43 pm »


That's what I was thinking.  I may be able to work under the structures.  (I have all the time in the world !)

The davits are only secured at the outside edge of the deck and the sides of the cabins.

There might be a prize for the Mayhemer who guesses the amount of coffee sticks I have used.   {-)    {-)    {-) 
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« Reply #292 on: May 16, 2017, 10:23:46 pm »

I think you have used 300 sticks by being careful and efficient.
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« Reply #293 on: May 16, 2017, 10:30:46 pm »

Well done Ian.   Give that man a prize.  I've got 1000 more in the bag.

I have laid the sticks out and stain/varnished them. These were then individually measured and cut square and the joins were offset randomly and then super glued into place on the plastic floors.  (sticks like  ****  to a blanket).  I'm still picking superglue off my fingers tonight whilst sitting here.    %)

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« Reply #294 on: May 17, 2017, 09:16:35 pm »


Now moving on to the side decking.  I have had to remove the davits for ease of access.

This has given me a clear run along the sides.  Hope to get started tomorrow, as I was called away on taxi and shopping duties.    %)

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« Reply #295 on: May 18, 2017, 09:14:39 pm »

I hope that none of them broke.
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« Reply #296 on: May 19, 2017, 10:12:53 am »


I'm getting the hang of  'getting them orf now,  Ian.  Hammer and chisel.  I know it sounds worst than it is.  I did get away with it.   %)


It took all day to  'line'  the sides with planking and must say it came out rather well.  Mind you,  in scale terms, they come out at 2 foot wide.    :}    but they look Ok from the distance.  (according to  'er indoors')

 
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« Reply #297 on: May 19, 2017, 07:41:09 pm »

She does look a lot better with all round planks, and if Mrs Tug Kenny is happy then that must help make future modelling projects permissable  :D

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« Reply #298 on: May 20, 2017, 09:20:50 pm »

I have now re-fitted the lifeboat davits and here are some of the latest pictures.

You will also notice that I have started fitting the railings.  These are from the model train section in my local shop.  They seem to be just the right size.  They are so small that I've misjudged how many I need and will have to go back for some more. There should be railings all the way along the boat deck, in front of the davits.    10 foot of em  !!!    %)



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« Reply #299 on: May 21, 2017, 11:16:48 am »

Crossover modeling, they are only model railway because the packet says so!!!!  great model and looking forward to the next addition


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