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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1050 on: November 22, 2018, 06:51:11 PM »

Looking good Andy very neat build :-)) :-)) .
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1051 on: November 22, 2018, 06:57:33 PM »

Cheers John and yours are awesome  :-))  I will have to try building with plasticard on my future builds  O0


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1052 on: November 22, 2018, 07:31:36 PM »

Thanks mate, stay with the wood i find it easier  to use  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1053 on: November 22, 2018, 07:40:21 PM »

 :-))




I just discovered K&S brass rod by the yd or metre at hobby king very much cheaper than UK
Spent £100 on a large variety of sizes with delivery free from europe


60 lengths from 0.5 to 3.5
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1054 on: November 22, 2018, 10:50:58 PM »

Port side nearly there



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1055 on: November 22, 2018, 11:59:50 PM »

That last post made me think of TugKenny R.I.P he really loved my pictures and build.  :((  God bless not forgotten!
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1056 on: November 23, 2018, 10:23:26 AM »

Stair stanchions added and now I'm going to do starboard before the bottom stair landing. There should be a pivoting frame that despatches a lifering over the side but I would struggle to do that so will give them a miss. Still the life raft frames to make though as I don't like the white metal ones
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1057 on: November 23, 2018, 06:22:08 PM »

Do you mean "Companionway" stanchions Andy...……...we only have stairs in and around buildings! %% O0 :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1058 on: November 23, 2018, 06:29:13 PM »

Prolly  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1059 on: November 23, 2018, 10:29:44 PM »

Just been to the theatre to see Jersey boys. Musical of Frankie Valli  :-))


So starboard companionway  :-))  part only.
Initial set up using any means to hold parts ready for a solder tack



Then back to the jig to reinforce



Back and forth checking but now ready for lower rails
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1060 on: November 24, 2018, 01:10:02 AM »


So starboard companionway  :-)) 

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1061 on: November 24, 2018, 03:54:45 PM »

The beauty of model making is you can change your agenda at will with no one to answer to and sometimes it pays to follow an idea while it is hot in the mind.
So I digress and start having a go at the life raft launchers.
Part built in the last two hours I just need to make two support brackets and devise pin fixings to avoid spoiling paintwork.
The Liferafts are Graupner and much nicer than the supplied offerings likewise with the white metal parts.


All the pleasure comes from the initial creation and unfortunately repeating it  for the other side is an anticlimax/tedious  {:-{








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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1062 on: November 24, 2018, 06:14:20 PM »

Happy chappie  :-))











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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1063 on: November 24, 2018, 06:28:59 PM »

Looks good  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1064 on: November 24, 2018, 06:39:27 PM »

Thank you Tim  :-)


I'm now thinking perhaps the lifering launcher is not out of the question  {-)  It has gone so well today that I'll keep it on the back burner for really really a.n.a.l. extras at the end  %% 


Until later! time for Strictly  :embarrassed:


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1065 on: November 24, 2018, 10:54:44 PM »

Has anyone noticed a slightly better picture quality ?
I stepped up to an iPhone XsMax from last years X
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1066 on: November 24, 2018, 11:08:01 PM »

Hi AndyClad you are carring this build on. I has been great to watch. The hand rails look great. Have you tought about making the life canster frame a working rc feature?John
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1067 on: November 24, 2018, 11:14:29 PM »

Hi John
Not really but anything can happen. It feels refreshing to take a break from what I thought might be a 3 month build  {-)  and Portgarth is as happy as I am to be resurrected  :-))  might just finish her before 2nd anniversary


Thanks  :-))


Turning into a lovely lady despite having big balls  {-) 
Maltby may be up next, so much fun with tugs
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1068 on: November 24, 2018, 11:54:41 PM »

I did notice in the many months off this build that the page view count just kept on growing  :-))
I mentioned this to Martin months ago and can only conclude that there are a growing number of Portgarth builders finding this helpful as a resource. I know that on the web all other builds dried up a long way short to my disappointment  :((  hence my determination to see it through  8)
Did anyone buy a Portgarth at the MMM open day today ?


P.S anyone following this thread from the start will know it is the product of some very key advice from forum members along the way  :-) 
There are many things I would do different in hind sight and will definitely do the entire deck in paxolin in future

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1069 on: November 25, 2018, 07:24:13 PM »

A good weekend all in all. Both life raft launchers complete and railings almost there too.



Brass art






Next I can move on to the mast or look at options for the companionway landing and railings that are all wrong. I will have to create a floating deck space and forget looking like the real deal
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1070 on: November 25, 2018, 08:09:55 PM »

It is nearly a year since I first formed those top rails and only one minor bend adjustment was needed
Flashback https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,57583.msg627447.html#msg627447
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1071 on: November 25, 2018, 08:54:02 PM »

I have along the way with another build learned that the best primer for brass is Tamiya plastic/metal primer in my experience. The extra fine light grey is best and followed by white if needing a light colour top coat.
These recently made parts will be Rover Arum white same as the superstructure
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1072 on: November 26, 2018, 09:49:13 AM »

I did notice in the many months off this build that the page view count just kept on growing  :-))




AYE...……….Andy...….nothing really significant in that, ……….one of my  lifeboat builds has past the 1/4 of a million views and I haven't done a stroke of work on those for 5 years but number of views still rising, and collectively my posts have run up over 1.5 million views SINCE  the big melt down ( god knows what the count would have been had posts not been wiped in the big crash)...……..doesn't mean that they are all building lifeboats...…….just that they are looking and reading....


People like Mike Pendlebury, and other present members, plus  some other members now sadly departed such as
Tug Kenny
have probably got even more that myself and others, and they haven't posted for years.


Lets face it...…..Martin (admin) has millions of views and he hasn't built a boat in ages,  {-) {-) {-)

It's not the quantity, but the quality of the posts...….but keep at it, you'll get there one day  O0
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1073 on: November 26, 2018, 10:23:30 AM »

I guess it’s doing ok then for 20 months opposed to 7 yrs  :-))
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« Reply #1074 on: November 26, 2018, 10:43:17 AM »

I guess it’s doing ok then for 20 months opposed to 7 yrs  :-))





yeh……..but who's really counting in the end...…..
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