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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #600 on: August 05, 2017, 09:44:43 PM »

Kind words Dave
Hopefully I'll get back on the job next month.
All my cutting up to now was with the scroll saw. With the deckhouse skin I fitted panels oversize and whittled back with utility knife then file or sanding block. No magic formula unfortunately just time and effort.
I did revisit her today to plan my next moves but there is lots of demand for my time lately.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #601 on: August 05, 2017, 10:09:46 PM »

Definately worthy of the kind words though
so do you use a guide to get straight cuts or do you get close to the line then file /sand?
sorry for all the questions... I am just trying to collect as much useful experience and info
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #602 on: August 06, 2017, 07:25:53 AM »

Up to now it was the latter but I have more power toys at my disposal yet to be used
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #603 on: August 06, 2017, 09:22:04 AM »

Yes I have seen your new additions...am very jealous.
I will start with the hand sanding for a while
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #604 on: September 04, 2017, 09:13:37 PM »

I have some spare time for 3 weeks so I've restarted today and it's difficult deciding which direction to work but I felt like woodwork so I'm continuing the Deck house.
Front wrap finished.



Roof trimmed to final shape and beginning making panels one by one








Sailing DF65 at Askern tomorrow  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #605 on: September 05, 2017, 04:30:15 AM »

Very nice woodwork. Looks very complicated with all the different shapes and angles.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #606 on: September 05, 2017, 05:49:21 PM »

Thank you Danielle
I think the Deck house is probably the easy part  {-)  The Wheel house will be a real test.














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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #607 on: September 06, 2017, 09:59:31 AM »

I really like the ladder and its fit into the superstructure, very neat Andy  :-))
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #608 on: September 06, 2017, 11:42:33 AM »

Thanks
I had to grind a lot off the width and the MMM plans are wrong yet again. The foot of the stair should be well short of the deck edge but too late now  >:-o
It's correct to the plan but on the actual boat there is a lot more space at the stair bottom

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #609 on: September 06, 2017, 06:18:19 PM »

I thought I may as well work on the wheelhouse concurrently. This is all virgin territory so I'm just following my nose.















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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #610 on: September 07, 2017, 04:58:41 PM »

Disappointed  :((
Was going well until I realised that there is nowhere near enough angle front and rear
I think maybe I should have thrown the templates and the plan is no better
Dilemma is do I start again  {:-{
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #611 on: September 07, 2017, 06:09:07 PM »

You bet  :-))  better off guessing
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #612 on: September 08, 2017, 09:29:15 AM »

In for a penny in for a pound as they say.

A quick workbench tech question: What mounts in/on that steel ring set into your bench top Andy? Looking at the holes in it, do you remove equipment when model boating, or as the bench served many roles in it's lifetime???

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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #613 on: September 08, 2017, 09:39:47 AM »

Interesting question  {-)


This earlier picture illustrates what I think you are meaning?
An IKEA chopping board has many uses  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #614 on: September 08, 2017, 09:44:32 AM »

Is that a mast or some form of antennae!!!??
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #615 on: September 08, 2017, 10:22:49 AM »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #616 on: September 08, 2017, 04:00:03 PM »

Better or what?
I've also fitted the first replacement rubbing strake receptacle using FUSION and it seems secure



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #617 on: September 08, 2017, 04:26:17 PM »

Neat job on both counts Andy. I wish warships had rubbing strakes so our portholes, torpedo net gear etc didn't suffer from the lakes edge  {:-{
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #618 on: September 08, 2017, 08:45:07 PM »

Thanks Ian


This took all day but I've used Aliphatic resin this time for more strength. The roof is probably harder to do and I'm ignoring MMM completely, should have learned by now.
QUESTION? I need an adhesive to stick neoprene rubber to styrene ???????????








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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #619 on: September 08, 2017, 09:24:57 PM »

To answer my own question I've opted for a try of Sikaflex 221 seeing as I had some left over from the motor and battery mounts





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #620 on: September 09, 2017, 05:02:46 AM »

Looking good Andy :-))
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #621 on: September 09, 2017, 08:00:58 AM »

Looking good Andy :-))


Thank you  :-)


I could do with an idiots guide of how to do the wheelhouse windows  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #622 on: September 09, 2017, 12:01:18 PM »

I have used the piece of ply I cut out of the support shelf as a template for the roof and then chamfered it to suit.
I'm attempting to build this as two separate units only to be fixed together when inside is complete






Meanwhile the second strake is fitted.
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #623 on: September 09, 2017, 04:38:34 PM »

Having a good one today  :-))  Things that I dreaded are falling down like pins.
Growing confidence in this FUSION adhesive lead me to have a go at the ledge above the Bow bumper.
First made a cardboard template to then cut out of 2mm styrene. A couple of applications above and below and its SOLID  :-)


Still progressing the wheel house too.
Absolutely any tips on doing the windows will be very welcome





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #624 on: September 09, 2017, 06:53:36 PM »

I need a smaller diameter bumper for the stern. Is this for real 10.75 for ONE meter  ;D http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Neoprene-Sponge-Foam-Black-Cord-Closed-Cell-Rubber-15-0mm-O-D-/253082901747?var=&hash=item0
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