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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1075 on: November 26, 2018, 10:57:53 AM »

Last night I added this extra handrail which I think looks ok from side and front as long as not viewed square on from the stern.
A slow down now as Iíve chosen to work this week






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1076 on: November 27, 2018, 09:49:22 AM »

Doesnít get much better than radio2 and getting paid while fitting your model bits in  :-)) O0 {-)






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1077 on: November 27, 2018, 02:36:41 PM »

that's an odd looking tool, andyÖÖÖ..what is it for.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1078 on: November 27, 2018, 03:10:31 PM »

Looking and Listening
Makita torch radio
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1079 on: November 27, 2018, 03:41:57 PM »

Yes as Ned said  :-))  quite cheap too if you already have Makita batteries


Edit  correction! I just looked on line and gobsmacked as I only paid about £35
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1080 on: November 27, 2018, 04:14:36 PM »

Yes as Ned said  :-))  quite cheap too if you already have Makita batteries


Edit  correction! I just looked on line and gobsmacked as I only paid about £35



well, that stumped me.....thought it was some sort of heat gun or something even more mysterious......cheers guys


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1081 on: November 28, 2018, 09:13:15 PM »

Sneaked a bit more painting in at work
The white primer on the railings and Halfords appliance white on the life rafts.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1083 on: November 30, 2018, 06:15:56 PM »

This week is the first 5 consecutive days at work this year so done well I think to progress with the help of painting in the warm.
I'm going to look at the mast next but not doing lighting





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1085 on: November 30, 2018, 10:18:54 PM »

I'm thinking how really really terrific this build would be if Billings boats got a grip of it! A completely accurate superstructure and perfect hull Smit Nederland stylee wow.
I'm tug smitten all over again so I'll be making a start on the Svitzer Maltby in the New year,  likely the first build with a completely Paxolin deck
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1086 on: November 30, 2018, 11:14:13 PM »

Unfortunate but he looks like he's taking a comfort break  {-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1087 on: December 02, 2018, 02:38:00 PM »

I have just been asked the question. What towing winch have I used?
The winch kit supplied is a type 50A and makes a nice model as do all MMM winches . I recall I complained that not enough tow line is supplied to make it look realistic. One remedy for this could be to substitute the drum for something larger in diameter or as I did us a much longer line which is quite tedious once built  {-)


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1088 on: December 09, 2018, 09:50:49 AM »

A little break literally as Iím currently sailing the Rhine on a Christmas market cruise  :-))  shortly will be mooring at Cologne on our final full day.
Have just passed the famous bridge or itís remains at Remagen  :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1089 on: December 09, 2018, 10:22:25 AM »

Don't forget the chocolate factory/museum! The Cologne markets are very good. We drove there some years back.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1090 on: December 09, 2018, 10:24:20 AM »

I think we moor up near the Lindt factory
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1091 on: December 21, 2018, 03:08:42 PM »

I'm steadily chipping away at the remaining jobs. The beginning of the end for the mast




Purpose made off site stand



I fitted these anchor chain tubes but I think the chain is too small yet. try again
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1092 on: January 04, 2019, 09:53:01 AM »

I am amazed by the superb quality of your workmanship, Taranis!


I have been looking for the right size of the towing hawse, myself.
compared to the size of your crew member, yours looks rather thick. Is it based on research?
In my model 1/33, a five mm string equals more than 16 cm real life. I thought that would be about right. What do you think?


Do you have an idea, where in real life they use steel rope and where soft natural or synthetic rope material?


Also, I have thought that I could simulate a steel rope by simply painting an appropriate string. I wonder, if it works. It would only be for display, of course. I think ropes for tieing, towing business must be more practical (I found a very nice hemp string lately).


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1093 on: January 04, 2019, 10:54:12 AM »

Thank you Hande
Mine is not to scale :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1094 on: February 04, 2019, 07:52:09 PM »

Finally realised I have too many irons in the fire so a decision had to be made. All projects form a queue now and Portgarth back at the front until I can say completed.


Spent all day siding away as the wife says.
Mast continued



I'm putting in all the angled supports for more detail seeing as I've let myself off with lighting her up.





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1095 on: February 05, 2019, 05:12:24 PM »

Progress today pretty good.






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1096 on: February 05, 2019, 06:03:03 PM »

Looks really good which H bollards did you use please ?
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1097 on: February 05, 2019, 06:07:46 PM »

Thank you itís so long ago I donít remember but they were off the shelf items that I modified. I probably said at the time back along the thread somewhere




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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1098 on: February 05, 2019, 06:19:57 PM »

 :-))  Thanks
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1099 on: February 05, 2019, 06:26:20 PM »

Anyone know where I can get a Svitzer flag? or is it more appropriate for an British ensign  Edit Red ensign



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