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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #375 on: June 09, 2017, 08:27:14 pm »

The masts have been glued in and wires run from the  tops.  The mast rigging has been located to the deck and needs securing to the tops of the mast.  I have also fitted in the missing bollards and some tiny pieces and improved the crane arm support rig. 

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« Reply #376 on: June 10, 2017, 05:38:14 pm »

I do like the effort you have made with the shrouds and ratlines. The odd half way across ratlines is a nice detail. Just out of interest, I watched a documantry while at my Auntie's on Wednesday evening about the Clyde ship builders, and it showed the Queen Mary and she had light coloured boat covers.

Nearly there Ken!
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #377 on: June 12, 2017, 10:03:35 am »


                  OH MY GAWD      :o

I have made a measurement mistake way back and it's come to haunt me.

The length of the mast deck is not long enough to site the winch motors around the Foremast.


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« Reply #378 on: June 12, 2017, 10:07:54 am »

I have spent every working hour this weekend, re-measuring and cutting and sanding to enlarge the area.

This involves removing the sealed deck above and sliding it backwards to get the room required.   It all came out Ok in the end.  I have to re-plank the deck and make another 'multi-window' surround for the deck above.

Now feeling  'Spurred on' by the feeling it's looking right at last.


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« Reply #379 on: June 12, 2017, 10:09:06 am »

Here is the top section which has been cut back and being re-built.

Just a  'bit'  of planking to do.  hey Ho..........   that's what model boat building is all about




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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #380 on: June 12, 2017, 10:16:56 am »

She is looking really magnificent Kenny. 
It takes a lot of courage to remake such a large section at this late stage of the build.   :-))
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #381 on: June 12, 2017, 10:20:01 am »


Cheers Bob.

I don't mind the work as I so much want her to be correct.   

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« Reply #382 on: June 12, 2017, 11:17:15 am »

If you don't mind me saying so I think you might have been better pushing the front of the winch deck forward than taking the sun deck back. You didn't need to gain that much for the winch. or perhaps a little bit off one and add a bit to the other.
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« Reply #383 on: June 12, 2017, 08:19:06 pm »

    We got there in the end.  Here she is with a longer deck.   Plenty of room for the seven cranes  !!!      I had to rip out the old decking, which brought the mast rigging into play, before re- planking the whole section again.   %)

Thanks for the picture. It's the one I'm working too as well, along with the plans. we got there in the end.

Cheers

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« Reply #384 on: June 12, 2017, 08:58:21 pm »

Now doesn't that look lovely. Even though I would not have known any different, I did think the old layout looked odd, if only just being cramped.

It's just the ticket now, and I love the way the cranes are laid out, very attractive.
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #385 on: June 12, 2017, 10:09:52 pm »

I take my hat off to you Ken!!!
 
That takes courage to strip back such a major amount of work to get it 'right', but you seem to have retained the enthusiasm to do it.  Me?  I know I would have got into a terrible fit..........
 
She is certainly looking the business friend - really looking forward to seeing her in her element!
 
Very well done - very well done indeed!!!!

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #386 on: June 12, 2017, 10:41:59 pm »


Thank you both for your lovely comments.  I do like to show how it really is and the trials and tribulations of our hobby.

I must admit I'm enjoying this build and look forward to the water test.   :}

Cheers

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« Reply #387 on: June 12, 2017, 11:45:55 pm »

looking good Ken, i understands how you feel about getting it right, it looked ok the way it was but when you realise you have made a mistake you have to put it right. I have lost count how many times that i have spent a whole day working on a part of a model then after a good nights sleep looking at it in the morning then just throwing it into the scrap build. enjoying your build  :-))

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #388 on: June 14, 2017, 03:22:05 pm »


Loading winches now fitted.

She's almost finished, so it's out in the garden for a movie shoot.



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« Reply #389 on: June 14, 2017, 03:25:17 pm »


Queen Mary open to the public.    :-))

Here are a series of views in our Walk about the great Liner.

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« Reply #390 on: June 14, 2017, 03:26:20 pm »


More views


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« Reply #391 on: June 14, 2017, 03:27:38 pm »


Continued..


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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #392 on: June 14, 2017, 03:28:41 pm »

Queen Mary meets Titanic.  (it never happened in real life)

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #393 on: June 14, 2017, 04:30:08 pm »

Nice shots of the garden  {-)






Your boats are seriously impressive and built so fast (well compared to me). Congratulations on a job well done.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #394 on: June 14, 2017, 04:32:57 pm »

Fantastic!!!  When is the grand launch??
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #395 on: June 14, 2017, 06:18:46 pm »

Absolutely brilliant Ken :-) lovely models, something to be proud of those are  :-)) :-))

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #396 on: June 14, 2017, 09:34:49 pm »

It has been a joy to watch this build from Ply to paint, seeing all the effort gone into research and experiment with layout etc.

She will look amazing on the water Ken. Especially if you can sail her and Titanic at the same time.

I'll get a fresh pack of hobnobs for your next build:O)
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #397 on: June 14, 2017, 09:40:34 pm »

I can't believe how quickly you have built the Queen Mary Ken, hat off to you. I too have been following this from the beginning and so looking forward to seeing pics on the water  :-))


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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #398 on: June 14, 2017, 10:14:30 pm »


it has been a wonderful build which I have enjoyed every post on it. and to see both the QM and the Titanic together is absolutely wonderful.


they are magnificent models of which I hope will bring you great joy when sailing.


enjoy the summer down at the pond......but sail at your peril in the winter....you know what happens to mighty ships when there is a cold snap, and ice on the water.
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #399 on: June 15, 2017, 09:44:12 am »


Thank you all for your kind comments.   I've had a lie down and now  'She'  wonders what I should make next.    :}

I tried explaining about getting them ready for sailing and  'scrap lead' in the hulls, but I feel she didn't really understand.  9 days to go, for our Golden Wedding.   :-))

Cheers

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