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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #650 on: September 15, 2017, 10:38:05 AM »

Deck is finally waterproof  :-)
Some very picky imperfections that I can live with
So all remasking for royal blue next


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #651 on: September 15, 2017, 11:26:31 AM »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #652 on: September 15, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »


beautiful work and workmanship..........superb.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #653 on: September 15, 2017, 02:54:31 PM »

Thanks Jim  :-)


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #654 on: September 15, 2017, 03:02:31 PM »

Hi that is a very nice finish that you have there, but aren't you a little worried about ruining it when you fit the bulwark support knees all around?
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #655 on: September 15, 2017, 03:04:36 PM »

The deck will be protected and the ribs will only be glued to the bulwarks  :-))


Styrene to styrene
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #656 on: September 15, 2017, 03:13:04 PM »

Oh very good thinking there.👍👍👍
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #657 on: September 15, 2017, 03:17:23 PM »

Oh very good thinking there.👍👍👍


Only made possible due to the great advice by members provided early on :-))  Otherwise I'd have been following MMMs build guide of covering the bulwarks in car body filler  >:-o


I plan to use 1.5mm styrene which will give a big contact area and make each one precisely so it meets the deck perfectly.
When masked and painted no one would know its not glued
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Re: MMM Portgarth build MMM crane kit revisited
« Reply #658 on: September 15, 2017, 04:21:02 PM »

I originally dismissed the crane kit but in between painting I've had time to have another look.
First thing was to glue it up then grind off all the telescopic parts as The Portgarth crane is a fixed length.


I didn't really fancy fixing this to the deck without it being easily detachable and as supplied its a bit wobbly when mounted on the base without glue.


So I came up with this idea.
I had two pieces of brass tube that fit in one another so I fitted the larger dia in the base and the smaller on a reduced diameter stub on the crane. These now fit like a glove without any play but easy to remove or rotate.


So I will drill and tap the deck to take the base plate.











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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #659 on: September 15, 2017, 04:38:20 PM »


Lovely job Andy.  I look forward to my daily fix.   :-))

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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #660 on: September 15, 2017, 08:31:01 PM »

Thanks Ken
I think I should buy shares in Tamiya  %%


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #661 on: September 16, 2017, 03:17:58 PM »

Crane socket


















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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #662 on: September 16, 2017, 07:09:05 PM »

I don't think I'll bother making the grooves in the rubber.
I've just fitted this for real towing tomorrow. I'll fit a temporary rear fender





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #663 on: September 16, 2017, 08:15:37 PM »

I meant to say that I have foregone the satin lacquer as due to the low temperature the gloss dried to a satin finish  :-))
I have some minor paint run in two place below the rubbing strakes so easy to sand out later and one coat of lacquer over the whole hull below the strakes so easy to mask and soften the waterline too
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #664 on: September 17, 2017, 12:13:34 PM »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #665 on: September 17, 2017, 04:05:28 PM »

Really looking forward to seeing her finished  :-)) really nice work
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #666 on: September 17, 2017, 06:15:33 PM »

Really looking forward to seeing her finished  :-)) really nice work


No one more than me thanks  {-)  but I also have a Smit Rotterdam to complete after this and before I start a Chipchase Maltby  :-))


Today at Balne moor was very productive  :-))  She sits in the water beautifully now I've added a big lump of lead near the stern. There isn't a huge amount of weight to add so I'm confident I can keep the twin 9AH batteries.
I've also pinned down a fault of my Spektrum DX6 shutting down without warning. It turned out to be a faulty Li battery that must have an internal connection fault as the voltage increases to over 20volts when in use. I identified this at home with the battery removed and a test meter. As it lies dormant the voltage gradually comes back down so it initially works again until under load. I now have the TX under duration test with another Li battery


Meanwhile I've now fitted a foam double sided tape ( non stick film left in place on face up) gasket for the main hatch, not to seal it but as a spacer to bring the hatch flush with the deck and it is spot on with the screws in  :-))


I've also taken some height off the main towing lead.






For scale effect



Next job is to remove that temp rear fender and fit the shelf for the correct diameter neoprene fender. This will also disguise the asymmetry of the stern as the holes I drill for the fender cable ties dictate the curvature and then I pack the cavity behind with smaller foam.


Unfortunately my work rate will slow down again as I'm supposed to be doing jobs on the house and I'm now on my last week off before going back to work.  If I don't sort the house this week shell hang me by my rowlocks
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #667 on: September 17, 2017, 06:40:18 PM »








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Re: MMM Portgarth build.......rear fender shelf
« Reply #668 on: September 20, 2017, 05:02:04 PM »



So first I made a cardboard template






























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Re: MMM Portgarth build.....some fettling
« Reply #669 on: September 20, 2017, 05:07:37 PM »

So now I've roped the front winch in a nice 8 strand cotton.  FYI my winches are fastened down with M3 socket screws. For this I drilled the deck 1mm and ran the m3 tap through. Nice and secure and easy to remove.



Reverted back to plain stainless screws as the paint would not stay put.



bow fender updated



Engine room hatch lid and access to receiver switch (Thank you Butts  :-)) )

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #670 on: September 21, 2017, 06:14:29 AM »

Some very nice and tidy work being done here  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #671 on: September 21, 2017, 07:54:16 PM »

Some very nice and tidy work being done here  :-))
Thank you I enjoy your work too  :-))


I bought a selection of moulded doors from mustang mark eBay.
They are not specifically correct but a bit of remodelling gets them a little nearer the MARK no pun intended, for my Portgarth.



I also replaced the cast door handle with brass for strength.



The door is painted in Rover Arum White and I'm happy that this will be my colour of choice for the superstructure



Engine hatch now painted and fitted.
I have made it specifically more robust as it will be handled frequently





Portgarth letterset is OK IMHO
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #672 on: September 21, 2017, 11:31:26 PM »

The doors are really nice especially with the new handle.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #673 on: September 22, 2017, 06:00:48 AM »

Is second that. Looks like you could right step through.


How did you do the lettering, if I may ask? I'm still gathering some options for my Imara.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #674 on: September 22, 2017, 08:25:10 AM »

I ordered special requirements from this seller David, he will make to your sizes
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/232477454515


My main ones are 12mm tall with minimum spacing
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