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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #900 on: December 02, 2017, 03:30:36 PM »

Thank you Jeff, glad you're enjoying it  :-))


Some info here on how I do the frame dividers etc.


First I make and fit the frame dry before soldering the joint. I remove and clean it up then glue it in place.
Then the divider is held with masking tape while I solder one side after which it is fairly secure to do the other end. Then just a good clean up with sandpaper. This glue has quite good gap filling properties.














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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #901 on: December 02, 2017, 04:32:29 PM »

That is such nice quality work Andy and a very difficult thing to get right  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #902 on: December 02, 2017, 08:54:23 PM »

Those panels with their frames look like single items Andy. It is difficult to believe that they are made of several parts given your efforts at filling and priming.

Supoib  :-))
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« Reply #903 on: December 02, 2017, 09:33:20 PM »

Sickingly good........makes me want to stamp on mine......probably make it look better. %%


Awesome stuff Andy
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #904 on: December 02, 2017, 09:55:46 PM »

Thank you all. Very sorry to hear that Stewart  {:-{


I have come up with a flawless way to do the glazing  :-)


I can save a whole host of problems by leaving it as is  :-))
When complete I will have the cleanest looking glass EVER!  {-)


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #905 on: December 02, 2017, 10:06:50 PM »

I can save a whole host of problems by leaving it as is  :-))
When complete I will have the cleanest looking glass EVER!  {-)


Now that is a cunning plan and one that has crossed my mind Andy.
Have been putting off doing the bridge on mine as I am strugging with windows and doorways, they all end up looking wonky, will keep chipping away at it, I will get it right eventually.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #906 on: December 02, 2017, 10:09:20 PM »


Now that is a cunning plan and one that has crossed my mind Andy.
Have been putting off doing the bridge on mine as I am strugging with windows and doorways, they all end up looking wonky, will keep chipping away at it, I will get it right eventually.


Stewart


Yes just take your time  :-))  I just use pliers to bend the brass. If it bends slightly to the wrong length you just reposition the pliers on the bend to move the bend along either way little by little.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build......Playtime!
« Reply #907 on: December 03, 2017, 12:24:57 PM »

Now and again it helps to boost the enthusiasm/motivation buy throwing the bits together and dreaming of the end result. Despite good progress it still seems a long way off. Of course I could stick to the bare essentials but potentially still bits to add even a year from now between other builds.


In this first picture I should point out that I made the mistake of following MMM's build plan so yes the doors to the wheelhouse are very wrong and should not be recessed. I would have to build another Portgarth if I had another lifetime  %)  to build the whole vessel correctly.











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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #908 on: December 03, 2017, 04:27:56 PM »

A good day so far
15 down 9 to go.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #909 on: December 03, 2017, 05:10:24 PM »

Andy just had a thought about the glazing - if the cross bar in the window was slightly narrower it would give you something to rest a perspex window against for fitting from the inside.  Not really something that you want to hear though at this stage  {-)   Sorry bud just thinking out loud  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #910 on: December 03, 2017, 05:15:27 PM »

Thanks Mark but I am going with no glazing  :-))
I believe that when fully painted and with inside detail it will look better than risking messing it up with glue and perspex that will dull & scratch over time.
I may even fit window wipers to add to the deception  8)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #911 on: December 03, 2017, 05:17:51 PM »

I may even fit window wipers to add to the deception  8)


Now thats a smart idea and i reckon that it would work very nicely  O0
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #913 on: December 04, 2017, 03:59:00 PM »

Thats another window cleaner out of a job. nemesis
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #914 on: December 12, 2017, 11:07:18 AM »

See if this works.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #915 on: December 12, 2017, 12:22:55 PM »

Today Iím on brass work continued.
First given the highly detailed photographs I established that the mast was too far astern of the roof so Iíve repositioned it.
Now Iím making the access ladder to the roof and the final seven window frames to the wheelhouse.
Iím using square section brass tube for the ladder with 2mm servo rod inserts for the bends. I will fit pins to the foot of the ladder to locate into the deck.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #916 on: December 12, 2017, 03:43:17 PM »

Later in the build there will be handrails connected at the elbow bend extending to the roof handrails
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #917 on: December 13, 2017, 08:32:31 PM »

Time for a beer
All windows completed, now on with the interior furniture.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #918 on: December 13, 2017, 08:38:55 PM »


Superb Andy.  I really admire your work.   :-))

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #919 on: December 13, 2017, 10:05:10 PM »

Thanks Ken


THIRD attempt at posting, forum is not well.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #920 on: December 13, 2017, 10:41:55 PM »

Lovely work Andy as per usual, although I see you have now signed this latest masterpiece, Leaving your thumbprint in the paint below the door is an excellent idea  :}
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #921 on: December 13, 2017, 10:44:19 PM »

Lovely work Andy as per usual, although I see you have now signed this latest masterpiece, Leaving your thumbprint in the paint below the door is an excellent idea  :}
It gets covered by the door fitting so best place to handle when wet  ok2


Funny BTW  {-) :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #922 on: December 13, 2017, 11:23:31 PM »

That wheelhouse does look amazing Andy.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #923 on: December 14, 2017, 01:21:28 PM »

Cheers IanI feel like I'm on a roll here. Everything just fits without a hitch so far so no need to glue in place.I thought this would be tedious but I'm enjoying it. The level of detail is in a builders hands, no idea how far this will go  {-)   but I will be making the masters chair myself, don't like any off the shelf offerings even if there was one in scale.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #924 on: December 14, 2017, 01:26:47 PM »

I give up! damn pictures won't show.  >>:-(


Someone give me a shout when the forum is repaired please
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