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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #825 on: November 06, 2017, 10:52:32 PM »

That isn't the finished tug and its very much more complicated and considerably bigger and extremely heavy
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #826 on: November 07, 2017, 07:12:57 AM »

blimy that's a pretty big beast  :-)) I like the look of the x-bow ships but a bit above my skill set at the moment to do one justice want a few smaller ones to practice on, although the bigger you get the less fiddly things get which is good for me as I've got hands like shovels
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #827 on: November 07, 2017, 08:56:52 AM »

  Think its big wait until you see how much ballast it takes to get the waterline right! I have cut and chopped mine removing 3 inches from the middle section and it still takes a 12v 14ah battery plus a full roll of 6 inch lead flashing which I have made into a removable block for convenience. She is not built as the original but completely different with my own design, purpose built for towing at Balne next year.
     Good luck though I'm not sure where you find the time to build them all.
               Cheers, Pete.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #828 on: November 07, 2017, 10:47:51 AM »

That's great news Pete :-)) .  It will be good to see both yours and Andy's boats at the pond at Balne Moor going through their paces.


I've stopped building "double hernia class" boats these days, but don't forget, to avoid nil points for a duff forward roll into
the pond we now have the heavy boat launch :}

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #829 on: November 07, 2017, 11:18:37 AM »

I tried lifting the one Nicholas bought of Clifford  {-)
My intention is to make ballast tanks that I can fill with pond water and a large pump to evacuate it when I want to lift it out
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #830 on: November 07, 2017, 11:50:26 AM »

Hi Mike (say hello to Tess from me),
      Great news about the boat launcher it may save the glass back Ha! I'm looking forward to coming over its going to be very interesting as this baby has Shottles and a bow thruster. L plates required I think.
       Kind regards, Pete.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #831 on: November 07, 2017, 12:42:25 PM »

Hi Andy,

What are the dimensions of the Maltby and that will be a very nice model to follow on from your Portgarth build.

Regards
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #832 on: November 07, 2017, 12:49:20 PM »

Hi Andy,

What are the dimensions of the Maltby and that will be a very nice model to follow on from your Portgarth build.

Regards
Ant


3Ē longer than Peteís  {-)
Not had a tape on it but thatís a two seater bench
I doubt you could get one if you wanted to as Les is too busy
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #833 on: November 07, 2017, 12:52:09 PM »

That's a good idea Andy.  Two of the tows at Balne Moor have that type of ballast arrangement.
One fills naturally as it sinks into the pond (unlikely for you), the other has an on board ballast pump.


Will do Pete. 


My latest build is also schottel driven, but it is a tractor tug, so L plates are also likely :embarrassed:

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #834 on: November 07, 2017, 01:22:29 PM »

Thanks Andy, and I'm not after one :D... I was just wondering how it compared to the hull I have of a Damen 3110 which is lurking under the bench. It's 47 inch or there about and I think I'd need to become a weight lifter if I ever finish it {-).
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #835 on: November 07, 2017, 01:49:00 PM »

Hi Stumps,
     As I recall (I'm not in my shed too cold) she was approx. 39 and 3/4 inches long and approx. 13 and 1/2 inches wide, she only just went into my car boot crossways. When she is complete I will get Poll to put some pics on.
      Cheers, Pete.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #836 on: November 09, 2017, 11:53:04 PM »

A little progress
Port side is now ready to complete the painting of the bulwarks&ribs
Not sure if I mentioned Iím using Holts Arum White touch up which I believe to be cellulose. It leaves the styrene looking rather realistic (steely) despite brush marks.
The intention is to lacquer over the lot when Iíve retouched the deck.
Already tested Halfords acrylic over the touch up without issue.
The Samson post fits nicely in the foreground
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #837 on: November 10, 2017, 12:19:44 PM »

Today I managed to recover the situation of the Tamiya tape impression. A fine sanding and Satin lacquer
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #838 on: November 10, 2017, 08:26:33 PM »

Iíve started acquiring toys for the boys  :-)

They ran over like kids at Christmas  {-)


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #839 on: November 10, 2017, 11:10:56 PM »

Mmmmm liquorice polo always said it was a missed opportunity




Sorry I'll get my coat but great build




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Re: MMM Portgarth build.... telemetry again but concluded
« Reply #840 on: November 11, 2017, 11:47:40 AM »

 {-)
Thanks Colin


Going back again to telemetry
Not to be outdone! I knew my Spektrum AR600 to be data compatible so as a last ditch attempt I bought the TM1100 and this is a success  O0
The action electronics are happy and as this comes with a temperature sensor that can be placed up front
The TM1100 can be just sticky backed to the receiver
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #841 on: November 11, 2017, 04:20:57 PM »

Update

All bulwarks now painted, just a bit of touching up of the deck and gunwales to be followed by a Satin lacquer over the lot if the weather ever warms up.

Fitted the other Samson post support tube.

I got immense satisfaction coming up with a way to do the engine hatch protection bars.
I used brass tube with brass wire inside to prevent it flattening on bending.
My deck is really thick at the drilling points as it is underpinned with the deck hatch shelf of paxolin. So I was able to drill deep but without going through.
So when glued in place there'll be no need to glue to the gunwales just like the Samson posts.











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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #842 on: November 13, 2017, 10:01:40 PM »

New glue to me first use.
I bought this for the wheelhouse glazing but more immediately I needed something that will stick paint to paint and this worked a treat for my plastic grating to brass frame






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #843 on: November 15, 2017, 10:54:04 AM »

Hi Andy,


Awesome build - thanks for sharing.
Where did you get your logo/lettering from?


I have built my PORTGARTH with help from Fastfaz - nothing like the standard of your. I think I must have looking the other way when they handed out the skill set! 😄


Thanks
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #844 on: November 15, 2017, 11:00:34 AM »

Hi Jeff thank you
The Svitzer spinning prop is marketed by becc decals
The lettering was from a UK eBay seller but members in here know of much better sources for custom lettering I think

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/becc_company_logos.html
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #845 on: November 15, 2017, 07:54:31 PM »

I thought Iíd brush paint these seeing as Iíve seen everyone else has  {-)
WTF are they ? %%  Iím guessing theyíre something sacrificial in the corrosion dept perhaps



EDIT Too late! google wins
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_anode
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #846 on: November 15, 2017, 08:04:47 PM »

You are correct...........Anodes..........Aluminium or Zinc I think.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #847 on: November 16, 2017, 06:28:17 PM »

You are correct...........Anodes..........Aluminium or Zinc I think.


 :-))


Good news or bad news depending on points of view.
I finished work today due to a downturn until January  8)
So mucho more time hobbying   :-)


My outdoor spray shop is nearly ready and extract fan/ducting on its way. I'm going to add a halogen light in there to direct additional heat at the subject as well as light.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build.....spray booth
« Reply #848 on: November 18, 2017, 01:54:04 PM »

Just need the halogen lights and I'm in business  :-))





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #849 on: November 18, 2017, 04:17:21 PM »

The missing picture. The fan was only £28. Total cost £52 delivered
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