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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #275 on: April 12, 2017, 01:27:51 PM »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #276 on: April 12, 2017, 07:10:41 PM »

Got my Paxolin sheets today and got cutting  :-)) just got one thing to say about it it don't half stink cutting it but it is useful stuff
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #277 on: April 12, 2017, 08:22:18 PM »

You need to wear a dust mask AND if high speed cutting avoid creating fumes as they are listed as toxic.
I've been cutting it for years. A vacuum cleaner is a bonus
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Re: MMM Portgarth build......... Kort access hatches
« Reply #278 on: April 12, 2017, 08:25:38 PM »

Kort hatch mock up. Imagine deck all painted same colour/finish as below water line and hatches secured with unpainted stainless socket screws flush. Just enough space for Gog iron betwixt.
Deck 3mm ply
Kort hatches 3mm paxolin
Kort hatch shelves 6mm paxolin affixed with resin, drilled and tapped for hatch screws



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Re: MMM Portgarth build......... stand profile felt
« Reply #279 on: April 12, 2017, 08:30:52 PM »

10mm wide by 3mm self adhesive felt arrived from ebay Germany. Felt is cheap but postage is not.
I'm very happy with the quality and would buy again  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #280 on: April 12, 2017, 08:46:09 PM »

You need to wear a dust mask AND if high speed cutting avoid creating fumes as they are listed as toxic.
I've been cutting it for years. A vacuum cleaner is a bonus

So I found out after breathing it in most of the afternoon, my lungs aren't too happy this evening hopefully that is mainly the man flu not the Paxolin
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #281 on: April 12, 2017, 08:53:51 PM »

So I found out after breathing it in most of the afternoon, my lungs aren't too happy this evening hopefully that is mainly the man flu not the Paxolin
I actually like the smell, for me its nostalgic
I cut strips with a TCT metal cutting circular saw. I cut profiles with a Jigsaw with wood cutting blade.
Good sharp files are a must.
Any medium abrasive will do for pre gluing
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #282 on: April 12, 2017, 09:00:48 PM »

Bakelite had gone out of production 10 years before I was born  :embarrassed: it's quite a useful material which can be used for many things  :-)   but as for the smell!! nah it's worse than Old Spice after shave
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #283 on: April 12, 2017, 09:02:35 PM »

I've yet to experiment with paint on it  O0
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #284 on: April 12, 2017, 09:09:17 PM »

I should think it would take paint fine as long as the surface is given a key or maybe using etching primer first  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #285 on: April 13, 2017, 08:20:29 PM »

Well unfortunately I have to go on holiday so no boat building  <:(
See you mid next week if I manage to fix wifeys Peugeot electric steering  >>:-(


Off to Camperfest food and drink festival in Chester  :-))
Enjoy your Easter
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #286 on: April 13, 2017, 08:24:29 PM »

Have a good one Andy :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #287 on: April 13, 2017, 08:39:33 PM »

HI Andy you  be lost next week no building.  Have a good break see you after Easter.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #288 on: April 13, 2017, 09:15:51 PM »

Have a lovely Easter Andy, a break is much needed sometimes and a food and drink festival sounds perfect
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #289 on: April 13, 2017, 11:11:57 PM »

Thanks for your posts
Firstly I'm just reporting my findings as I go warts and all but not intending to belittle MMM. They provide a valuable service as a whole and many people have bought multiple models.  :-))


I've decided not to proceed yet with the running gear as to tank test it would mean fitting the stern tube extensions. These are now much more difficult to remove and if you slip you risk knocking your Korts off !! there's no room for error.
The previous threaded design was IMHO better but more expensive to produce.
So I'll continue with the hull to the point that it is fully primed and laquered below the waterline then I can fit the Korts permanently
Looking back in review. Re the Eze extensions I have found by necessity that it is better to remove them if the need arises by using a good thick piece of rubber to protect the paint and a pair of pliers. It was a relief that this worked rather than MMM's method statement  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #290 on: April 15, 2017, 08:54:17 AM »

Ok I'm away but it doesn't stop me thinking "boats"  {-)


Other questions for the Guru's  :-))


What filler is effective on styrene sheet? The bow bulwark needs padding out a bit once the deck is on so Ideally I want something that will do from 5mm max down to a feather edge.


What is the best type of primer for styrene


Most suitable product to stick the bulwark ribs? styrene
/wood and can I glue to sanded sanding sealer?  I would like to fully fill all deck grain before fixing ribs.
Alternatively would I be better using sanded finishing resin and glue to that?


Thank you kindly
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #291 on: April 15, 2017, 10:07:52 AM »

HI Tc33cno  no with out a doubt Halfords car acrylic primers for styrene and  glass fibre hulls. primers come in the following  red, grey, white, they can have enamels or acrylic paints applied over them. Not sure about the fillers At 5 mm deep.  hope this helps.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #292 on: April 15, 2017, 02:57:35 PM »

Thanks for the call Stan  :-))
Anyone got advice to add please do


Weather in Chester is pants and worse tomorrow so coming home early yay! Boat building is better  8)


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #293 on: April 17, 2017, 08:54:19 AM »

Home now, sod the weather.
I've fitted some deck strengtheners at the rear. The deck has to start here and work towards the bow.



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #295 on: April 17, 2017, 01:36:09 PM »

That went exactly to plan and I'm over the moon with the result so far  :D
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #296 on: April 17, 2017, 02:18:02 PM »

Matted off and ready in my spray booth  {-)  er cardboard box  :((



Excellent result just needs satin coat over OR perhaps matt on the deck? . I'm wondering if I could/should do the whole deck in Paxolin  {:-{ 


Maybe something to try when I build that Maltby  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #297 on: April 17, 2017, 02:29:51 PM »

Deck rope locker (yet another hole in the deck)  Plan shows one ports side between my Kort hatches and main hatch. Is it worth it do I need it?
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #298 on: April 17, 2017, 05:04:01 PM »

Almost ready for first deck section
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #299 on: April 17, 2017, 05:06:24 PM »

Deck rope locker (yet another hole in the deck)  Plan shows one ports side between my Kort hatches and main hatch. Is it worth it do I need it?


Some modellers use it as a hideyhole for switches.


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