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Re: MMM Portgarth build......more ribs
« Reply #775 on: October 21, 2017, 04:41:32 PM »

Iím really enjoying this and how it suddenly transforms the look :-)
Iíve decided to go with hand painting after all(Hande :-)) ) It will save days if masking up and when done Iíll re lacquer over deck and bulwarks at once.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build.....even more ribs
« Reply #776 on: October 22, 2017, 07:38:24 PM »

Over a quarter done now just the Samson posts to make & fit (not sure how yet)
Already moved to the bow centre and working back.
I have attempted to replicate the photographs donated by Kevin "Kevgarth" but it is realistically impossible due to the grp moulding being so wrong. However I'm happy that it is realistically believable
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #777 on: October 24, 2017, 09:49:05 PM »

A bit of a slowdown this week as Iím working  :(( and fighting swollen glands too  :((
So a little update
The deckhouse caused delays in finishing due to cold weather and paint contamination due to the poor environment I have to work in
So the roof is now smooth and awaiting matt lacquer, top step edges yellowed ready.
When the roof deck is done I then need to mask it off and re finish the Arum white due to masking tape issues/impression. The lacquer does not seem to suffer from Tamiya infection  :-))  so it should be ok



I have limited time in the evening so just batting away a rib at a time front and rear






I found that MMM capstan drum,what a joke and even the one I made is still undersize so now on a final version.
Basically the top of the motor unit or bottom of the capstan drum should be level with the top of the bulwark which is logical and anything else just seems nonesense





Edit
The felt arrived yesterday from Germany
Postage is the killer so I ordered plenty in different widths and thickness for future
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Re: MMM Portgarth build.....stanchions again.
« Reply #778 on: October 25, 2017, 07:30:12 PM »

The example on the right is a Billings stanchion from Cornwall models @40p each
I have chosen these in preference to the horrible white metal ones and the mounting stabs are all a uniform size which makes it better for assembling off site on a spare piece of ply and subsequent fitting on decks
I can solder these to my hearts content with no fear of them dissolving.
I haven't actually counted how many required but I ordered 30 as ample
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #779 on: October 25, 2017, 07:44:10 PM »

Coming along nicely. I know what you mean about the brass stanchions, I need around 300 for my current build, no way will my bank account stand for that kind of hit for bits of brass.

Is there anything on this page that would be of use?....

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000002.pl?WD=railings&PN=Marine___Marin%2ehtml#aSLMF19

just scroll down for the different scales.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #780 on: October 25, 2017, 07:51:26 PM »

Thanks Brian
To be honest the website is so awful it puts me right off looking. Is that the normal view?


40p was really cheap considering sellers on eBay aim for £15 for 10  >>:-(
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #781 on: October 27, 2017, 05:09:19 PM »

I believe this to be a more appropriate size and Iíve assimilated the access cover .


Further to the billings stanchions. I just got two packets of 10 off eBay at £3.09 each delivered  O0










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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #782 on: October 27, 2017, 06:22:50 PM »

much better size, have to admit seeing that the other would have looked completely wrong, well done Andy it's coming along a treat!! When are you getting your lifeboat? hope it's not too soon you've still got to finish building your Rotterdam  O0
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #783 on: October 27, 2017, 07:33:43 PM »


Thanks Paul.
Before Xmas  :-)) I don't envisage being more than 3 months as it's more a precision kit than a bundle of wood  {-) 



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #784 on: October 27, 2017, 07:50:56 PM »


Yes they are a fantastic kit I'm pretty envious  :-) something to look forward too in a few years, I've been thinking of buying a Linkspan p&o ferry kit again a lovely well put together kit and Dave who designed them is on here so I'm sure the advise would be handy  ;)


Looking forward to you finishing your Rotterdam though, If you don't finish it I might have to come rescue it  {-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #785 on: October 27, 2017, 07:58:03 PM »

When I look back at the gallery and having endured so much a learned new things building this Portgarth I don't think she'll take so long to complete when I resume  :-))













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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #786 on: October 27, 2017, 08:33:56 PM »

Very nice it will be lovely once done, mind you so will your Portgarth
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #787 on: October 27, 2017, 08:37:38 PM »

Thanks
Actually Iíve only spent about 10 weeks to get the Rotty where itís at compared to over 7 months on this
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #788 on: October 27, 2017, 08:43:06 PM »

that's pretty good 10 weeks to that stage I recon another 8-10 weeks you'll have it finished at that rate
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #789 on: October 27, 2017, 09:40:00 PM »

Yes about right. The plank on frame was the longest job.


BTW in preparation for the possibility of Porty having a heavy Bow I've bought a 5000Mah Lipo to test and if the electrics are happy I can fit four in place of the two 9Ah PB
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #790 on: October 27, 2017, 10:12:53 PM »

Have to say I don't like lipo batteries I used 4s 5s & 6s packs for racing my RC 1/8th cars and I've had a few catch fire on me and one went up in my hand all where the hard cased ones which are supposed to be better, it's was probably because they was being banged around, crashed so got internally damaged but it's put me off them and as boats need weight and scale boats don't need speed I'm happy to stay as far from them as possible, how many hours would you get it you moved everything around and just used 1 x 12v 9ah battery?
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #791 on: October 27, 2017, 10:14:26 PM »

Iím not concerned as my current draw will by 5amp max on each motor so no heat  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #792 on: October 27, 2017, 10:16:41 PM »

Just watch for the packs puffing up if there is any sign of bulging throw them away  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #793 on: October 28, 2017, 08:30:50 PM »

Steady progress. A few detail shots for you builders.
Bow so far


Stern

Third version of capstan with other deck fittings for effect






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #794 on: October 29, 2017, 12:27:27 PM »

Seems never ending but only 18 ribs to go on foredeck and Samsonís
I think nothing spoils a model as much as skimping on ribs so the effort is important to me
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #795 on: October 29, 2017, 02:10:38 PM »

Chief says Iíve got to stop dropping him on the laminate floor as the superglue is making his neck itch  :embarrassed:
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #796 on: October 29, 2017, 03:53:59 PM »

Starboard complete  :-))  7 ribs to go
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #797 on: October 30, 2017, 06:21:08 PM »

A shot of my final bow detail of cross braces. These reflect the fender shelves.
Free license for plausibility




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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #798 on: October 30, 2017, 08:49:09 PM »

This is my purchase for painting them. I will of course use more suitable brushes as needed
https://vod.ebay.co.uk/vod/FetchOrderDetails?itemid=370876070492&transid=975033631024&qu=1&ul_noapp=true
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #799 on: October 31, 2017, 07:03:38 AM »

Work recommenced on the superstructure which needs quite a bit of attention due to Tamiya lurgy
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