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Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« on: June 03, 2020, 11:18:01 PM »

I thought I had best start a build thread, this is my first RC boat build so any hints and tips will be most welcome!


Stan has already proved some invaluable information durring a very helpful phone call.


So my first evenings work has got me this far:


Scribed the deck planking and fitted the lip around the centre lift out section of the deck.


20200603_225311 by James Hockley, on Flickr


One issue I had to correct was a crack in the keel:


20200603_223957 by James Hockley, on Flickr


I am aware I am not following the order of the instructions,  but I just picked off a few easy jobs to start with.
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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 11:33:36 PM »

Hi James, it's good to see you're making a start on the model.
I'll follow along and hope all goes well for your 1st build.  :-)


Regards,
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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 07:25:59 AM »

Hi James looking good any problems pm me good luck with the build.




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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 08:46:25 AM »

I built this kit a few years ago. There are issues with it %)  If you are interested my build log is here https://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t1286-la-marie-morgane


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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 09:06:39 AM »

I built this kit a few years ago. There are issues with it %)  If you are interested my build log is here https://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t1286-la-marie-morgane


Barrie


Thanks Barrie,


Very helpful, I think I might picked the wrong kit to start with...


From your blog:


Replace motor
Replace universal coupling
Replace siding material with 0.8mm ply?


I am tempted to rebuild the wheel house from plasticard to give it a more scale appearance, is plasticard suited to RC boats?


Stan recommends fibre glassing the hull inside also, which I am going to do.


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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2020, 09:35:15 AM »

HI Plastic card all the time for me easy to use and of course no sealing and sanding down. I have enclosed information on the 385 motor the one with with a black label comes with a mounting bracket.  https://www.mfacomodrills.com/pdfs/RE385.pdf  Your model is very similar to my old fishing boat in that it uses sheet material for the hull sides. If this was my model i would certainly resin the inside but i will leave that to you.


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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2020, 11:43:33 AM »

I think Stan has answered your queries.  :-))  Its not necessarily the wrong model, just will present a few more challenges  %) 
Do check of the quality of the sides material. Yours may be OK. I normally use aircraft tissue instead of glass unless I need lots of extra strength. Also, Eze Kote instead of epoxy resin as its easier to use and clean up, but of course what you feel comfortable with.


I agree with Stan - plasticard every time, although having bought the kit it means extra expense.


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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 11:08:37 PM »

A bit more progress this evening, again all out sequence.


The bow has been glued the the keel.


2 halves of the deck have been glued together.


I have started work the wheel house / bridge:


20200604_224224 by James Hockley, on Flickr


I am not a fan of the wooden parts supplied with the kit and hopefully this will give a more scale appearance, plus I can work with plasticard quite happily.  I would quite like to build and interior for it.


So that's any job that avoids building the hull...
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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2020, 12:05:36 AM »

That's a very neat job you've done on the wheelhouse so far. Personal touches can add a lot to a model.  O0


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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2020, 08:53:16 AM »

HI James looking good so far. Any joy with the motor?


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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2020, 09:58:53 AM »

HI James looking good so far. Any joy with the motor?


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Thanks Stan, I have ordered a 385 from MFA with a Mount.
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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2020, 11:41:35 AM »

James carrying on at this rate  you will put to shame. Seriously you seem very confident in the build and more important your willing to listen and take advice. More pictures please.




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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2020, 01:57:08 PM »

Thanks Stan.


An afternoon off work and wet weather...


20200605_134320 by James Hockley, on Flickr


Plus fixing this:


20200605_135154 by James Hockley, on Flickr


I am guessing I will need to brace it with something to straighten the warp out?
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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2020, 04:09:21 PM »

Not huge amounts to report in the way of progress.


I got some sand n sealer on the deck and the wheel is house is starting to look OK:


102663054_10219108784884465_5214470900165902336_o by James Hockley, on Flickr

102399031_10219108555198723_4261191436961054720_o by James Hockley, on Flickr
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Re: Marie-Morgane New CAP Maquettes Lobster boat build
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2020, 04:28:18 PM »

Better than OK James! You have made an excellent start, and the wheel house looks excellent  :-))
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