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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #125 on: February 13, 2020, 10:44:06 pm »

Hi Mike


Very nice and functional solution. Look forward to seeing the varnish going on.


Best regards
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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2020, 04:02:50 pm »

Hello.


With no sign of the lost windscreen frame being found, I have started on the Musetto from 1.5 mm Copper plate.

A long way to go yet but here are some photo's of the work so far and what it will look like if all goes well. The 2 halves will be silver soldered together when finished, then Chromed.

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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #127 on: February 21, 2020, 04:25:53 pm »

Which courier did you use? I hope it wasn't one of 2 I can think of. They'll probably just write it off.  Best of luck with it.


Was it you looking for white copper to start again? I could only find smaller sheets than you were looking for.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #128 on: February 21, 2020, 04:53:08 pm »

Which courier did you use? I hope it wasn't one of 2 I can think of. They'll probably just write it off.  Best of luck with it.


Was it you looking for white copper to start again? I could only find smaller sheets than you were looking for.


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Hi Rich.
The parcel was booked and paid for via Parcel 2 Go and the carrier was Hermes.
I did pay for insurance  but it's impossible to either email or phone them. Not at all hopeful of them finding it or paying out on the insurance. It's DHL for me from now on.


Regarding the remaking of the frame, I'll wait until the 14  working days have passed, ( carrier rules ) and if no joy , go ahead and buy some Copper plate and make a new one.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #129 on: February 21, 2020, 06:26:15 pm »

Oh dear, Hermes* were one of my initial 2 and I forgot about parcel 2 Go!  You picked an absolute prize combination there in my experience!  (Yodel was the other one of my initial).


Good luck -I foresee lots of calls and emails with no result in my experience when someone sending me something used both before.  Parcel 2 go well known, look at their feedback.  Speaks volumes.  Strike it off as a bad experience I think and move-on.


*Actually I was at RM today and several others were complaining about Hermes tactics.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #130 on: February 27, 2020, 09:40:11 pm »

Hello all.

Musetto so far, but lots to do to it yet.


As a matter of interest I have just received the full insurance value plus initial cost of sending from Parcel2Go.
They kept on asking for more and more information, I think I wore them down in the end tho'.
I can now order the metal to make another one.


A couple of photos of the work to date.


Mike.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #131 on: March 11, 2020, 09:29:47 pm »

Hello.


Musetto almost complete, just a little re shaping here and there and lots of buffing before it's ready for Chrome plating.


Of all the things that I have had to make so far for this build, this one has been the most difficult by far.
Unfortunately, I just don't have the skills to have made it better.
I'm not completely pleased with it, but it's the best that I could do,so,will have to do.
Hopefully it will look better following plating.


Some photos


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #132 on: March 11, 2020, 10:20:59 pm »

Looks pretty darned good to me!   :-)) :-))

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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #133 on: April 04, 2020, 01:07:53 pm »

Hello.


Front seats finally done, still not perfect, but the best that I can do.
There's still some tidying needed on them but they will eventually look a little better.


Here are a few photos of the upholstery roughly fitted and held in place with sticky tape, but it gives some idea of how it will look.


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #134 on: April 04, 2020, 01:11:37 pm »

That looks amazing - beautiful build  :-))

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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #135 on: April 04, 2020, 01:28:08 pm »

That looks amazing - beautiful build  :-))
Thanks Mark, much appreciated.


The front seats are the final attempt, having made and messed up 4 earlier versions.


I don't do seats anymore  :(( :(( .


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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #136 on: April 04, 2020, 09:46:19 pm »

Hi Mike, they say if you have never made a mistake you have never made anything,
You have done an amazing job with your build, looking forwards to on the water pic,s



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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #137 on: April 06, 2020, 10:34:42 am »

Really beautiful detailing work Mike.  You're setting the bar very high for these Aquarama builds..!!!   :-))
 
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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #138 on: July 08, 2020, 03:24:42 pm »

Hello.

Re started the build again and have received the windscreen frame which was lost, then 3 weeks later found and delivered to the platers.

Then CV19 which halted any work, as the platers had to close.

Here are a few pictures of the finished frame, not very good as it's difficult to take a photo of bright Chrome.

The cost was not too bad given the price most companies were asking.

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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #139 on: July 08, 2020, 03:56:16 pm »

Afternoon Mike


Great to see you back on the Aquarama, and very nice job with the windscreen.  Looking forward to seeing it in place.


Best regards
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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #140 on: July 18, 2020, 02:20:33 pm »

Hello.


I am making some new Portlights as I didn't like he first pair. The overall height from the top of the grid to the bottom of the deck flange is now 6.5mm, which I

am now happy with. Also, the grid shape has been changed to round section rather than the flat as on the first set.

Third coat of varnish applied and it seems that I can forget the first and second cuts and move straight on to 600 grit from now on, unless of course  I get some

runs and /or sags which need flattening, luckily none yet.

Some photos. The portlight is just laid in the fore-deck, haven't cut any holes yet.

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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #141 on: July 21, 2020, 10:17:22 pm »

Hello.

Unfortunately, the varnish will be about 4 more days before I receive it, so I've fitted the Portlights to get that job out of the way.

They are exactly 1/7th scale, 31mm in diameter, but I thought that the height at that scale, 10.28mm, would look a little silly so have reduced that to 6.5 mm which looks

a lot more in keeping at that size . They will look better when Chromed of course. Also, they will have very light Green tinted  clear plastic lenses built in to stop any water ingress. They are held in place with 5 x 1.5mm x 10mm counter sunk S/S self tapping screws which were a real fiddle to fit, had to get out the magnifying glass :-) .

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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #142 on: July 21, 2020, 10:23:19 pm »

Class  :-)

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« Reply #143 on: July 21, 2020, 10:30:15 pm »

"I am making some new Portlights as I didn't like he first pair"

...."portlights" are essentially just the glass see-through part inside of a porthole remember. Your other parts look superb!!!
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Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
« Reply #144 on: July 21, 2020, 10:37:04 pm »

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      "I am making some new Portlights as I didn't like he first pair"

      ...."portlights" are essentially just the glass part remember. Your other parts look superb!

    That is what Riva called /call them, after all they were made in house at Sarnico so they could really call them what they liked.


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    Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
    « Reply #145 on: July 21, 2020, 10:37:52 pm »

    Hi Andy.


    Many thanks.


    They were made on my little Proxxon 250E, I believe that you have one also. Mine is 2 years old now and I wonder if they have made any mods to them since then.


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    « Reply #146 on: July 21, 2020, 10:59:15 pm »

    I don't think so but mine had perfect alignment right out of the box and acquiring it for 829 was extremely lucky

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    « Reply #147 on: July 21, 2020, 11:08:52 pm »


    That is what Riva called /call them, after all they were made in house at Sarnico so they could really call them what they liked.


    Mike.



    Yea, portights is a mis - translation, not to detract though!
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    Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
    « Reply #148 on: July 22, 2020, 08:45:05 am »

    Hello all.

    Musetto so far, but lots to do to it yet.


    As a matter of interest I have just received the full insurance value plus initial cost of sending from Parcel2Go.
    They kept on asking for more and more information, I think I wore them down in the end tho'.
    I can now order the metal to make another one.


    A couple of photos of the work to date.


    Mike.


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    Re: Biggish Aquarama Special build
    « Reply #149 on: July 22, 2020, 09:22:40 am »


    That is what Riva called /call them, after all they were made in house at Sarnico so they could really call them what they liked.


    Mike.



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