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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #975 on: December 26, 2017, 03:02:23 PM »

Cheers Mark :-))
I'm now following a tip I got from your Fairmount thread.


I've drilled my roof on the proxxon pillar drill using the depth stop and cut all my stanchions to a uniform length.
Next I will put a sheet of paper over my roof and press through all the holes then transfer to a scrap piece of wood so I can do all the soldering clear of the boat.


I'm using 1.6mm brass rod for top rail and uprights then 1mm for the lower rails
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #976 on: December 26, 2017, 07:51:21 PM »

Enough for an afternoon, finish it tomorrow



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #977 on: December 26, 2017, 09:07:01 PM »

Thank you, Andy! Happy holidays to you, too! Your greetings really warmed me on the inside  :-)
I haven't been naughty - exactly. Just sick  :((
Little progress with my UREKA XIV - fine tuning the painting of some of the deck furniture.
(feeling ashamed).
I feel better now and I really have to carry on with my setbacks work. The bulwark gives me a headache.


Happy new year!
Hande



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #978 on: December 26, 2017, 09:13:36 PM »

Great to hear from you.


I like to think that a trek is nothing more than a lot of small steps  :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #979 on: December 26, 2017, 09:19:30 PM »

Really nice work Andy,looking good :-))


BTW John! put me on your list for a hull  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #980 on: December 27, 2017, 03:46:17 PM »

Brass continued.
I made up some steps from an offcut of the mast ladder by adding some treads on top of the rungs






This took a lot longer than anticipated after an initial good start. I was up until 2:30 this morning  :o














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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #981 on: December 27, 2017, 06:13:52 PM »

I have just returned from Christmas with the family and am impressed with that mast and roof railing assembly! I like a good brass structure and this is one of the best I have seen for a while. Modern vessels throw up some real challenges like this.

I was going to guess that weight Andy but you beat me to it (Honest  %)    )
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #982 on: December 27, 2017, 10:35:21 PM »

Thanks Ian
What might you have guessed? I bet you were cock on  {-)


I'm struggling with mast lights, not sure I want the hassle of illuminating it.


I'm now ready for roof equipment but the MMM fittings are either sub standard or again way under scale.
The binnacle weighs nearly as much as my mast  {-)  The spotlight is pants. The gooseneck vents I hate!
All things I can resolve later.


My spray shed has been a boon and not blown up yet  :-))



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #983 on: December 28, 2017, 10:37:50 AM »

I need some nice snorkel vents ( may have to make them) and a spot light


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #984 on: December 28, 2017, 03:08:15 PM »

Ulreka  I found them


The 14mm one will probably fit. 40 worth  %%   but just like the real one  :-)) 


Anyone know what glue to use????????????????????






A binnacle that weighs nowt 2.49
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #985 on: December 28, 2017, 03:25:36 PM »

Seems it's mainly Solder a bit of CA and a bit of canopy glue despite my lack of German  %)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #986 on: December 28, 2017, 10:17:20 PM »

If you are careful etch will solder. What thickness is the etch .3mm, .5mm? If the latter, it should take some heat.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #987 on: December 28, 2017, 10:24:11 PM »

Job is done  :-))   
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #988 on: December 29, 2017, 01:07:45 PM »






Now a GRIPE!! why can't we expect fittings to be realistic and in correct proportions instead of being plied with junk?





I've just knocked up the correct size vent for the wheelhouse and deckhouse roofs. I need four in total but how easy or hard is it to create a resin casting?


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #989 on: December 29, 2017, 04:06:23 PM »

Removing the location pin and replacing it later with a brass rod will make casting in resin easier because then you have much of the base of the swan neck to cut an 'In gate' to (2) and adding a riser (2) will then allow air to escape the return of the neck otherwise it will probably get trapped (5) causing you to have many failures as tipping the mould while the resin is liquid may not be enough.

Places where small air bubbles will try and collect (6) are corners of the flange and where the riser joins the swan neck unless the riser is as big as the neck or you can successfully jiggle them out with knocks or vibration; there being no way you can poke them out.

As the shape is simple, you could make a one part mould and slit it almost all open to remove the master and then careful closing of the mould should reduce 'Stepping' where the mould halves have been poorly aligned causing a step to appear in the casting.

The numbers refer to a drawing I uploaded (Hopefully)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #990 on: December 29, 2017, 04:22:02 PM »

Thanks Ian
I may just make the four unless anyone out there wants to produce it to add to their 1/32 inventory ?

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #991 on: December 29, 2017, 04:48:08 PM »

Size comparison  :-))

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #993 on: December 29, 2017, 05:25:37 PM »

Nice looking quality Brian but nothing like those on the Portgarth which are almost handrail height and quite large diameter and no flanges

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #994 on: December 29, 2017, 06:28:45 PM »




5mm round bar


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #995 on: December 29, 2017, 07:23:31 PM »

Yep, but if you search shapeways there is stuff to your scale and various items, its always worth a look, the off putter is the price of this 3d printed stuff. The shape you have there could have been made with a 4 inch nail, put a bend in it and trim to size, using the head as the base flange, once painted you'd never know.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #996 on: December 29, 2017, 07:35:46 PM »

Yep, but if you search shapeways there is stuff to your scale and various items, its always worth a look, the off putter is the price of this 3d printed stuff. The shape you have there could have been made with a 4 inch nail, put a bend in it and trim to size, using the head as the base flange, once painted you'd never know.


What I need it seems is a course in 3D design and printing. OR just buy for a seller who gives more than a toss  {-)
You wouldn't get this from Speedline everything is A1
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #997 on: December 29, 2017, 11:30:32 PM »

Meanwhile






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #998 on: December 30, 2017, 07:36:23 AM »


What I need it seems is a course in 3D design and printing.

Don't do it. I've been trying to learn sketchup for 4 weeks now, it is so difficult to move from viewing and drawing in 2s to imagining an item and drawing it in 3d, I'm wondering if it is easier to pay the premium and buy parts that others have already designed :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #999 on: December 30, 2017, 11:22:11 PM »

Slow going in painting
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