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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #175 on: February 12, 2021, 07:07:51 pm »

Cheers Stan, hope to get a bit more done this evening - if my heater can get the temperature up to a comfortable level.  %)
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #176 on: February 12, 2021, 07:32:07 pm »

Hi Ray, I used 5mm x 0.5mm mahogany strip to cover the joint between the hull and deck, bends around easy and blends in quite well.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #177 on: February 12, 2021, 07:40:27 pm »

That sounds like a good idea, I'll have a go at that - thanks Joe  :-)


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #178 on: February 19, 2021, 06:59:38 pm »

Managed to get a few bits done this week:-

The flooring for the aft section of the cockpit has been completed in much the same way as the for'd bit, but with 2 sections made ready to receive the stowage lockers - when I get them made, that is...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #179 on: February 19, 2021, 07:08:13 pm »

Hi Ray cockpit's looking good, is the boat going to be Pink or is it a trick of the light, not that there's any thing wrong with Pink %)   %%




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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #180 on: February 19, 2021, 07:11:56 pm »

...roughed out some block balsa to make the drivers control panel. This has now been coated with sanding sealer, 3 coats rubbed down between each coat. Hope to get this painted over the weekend.
Also made the steering wheel by utilising a split ring and a few cut-down cocktail sticks. Should look ok %)

A start made on the throttle control - made from a few bits of scrap plasticard...

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #181 on: February 19, 2021, 07:14:13 pm »

Hi Ray cockpit's looking good, is the boat going to be Pink or is it a trick of the light, not that there's any thing wrong with Pink %)   %%

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 {-) {-) I didn't even notice that Joe - cheers. :-)
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #182 on: February 19, 2021, 07:23:55 pm »

Window frames have been made, in 1mm plasticard, and tacked in place. These will be removed this weekend and sprayed - if the weather forecast is correct, that is.

Made the mahogany top for the for'd saloon, which took a lot of persuasion to conform to the saloon top. <*<

With a bit of effort, might get a bit more done in the coming days...

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #183 on: February 19, 2021, 10:31:03 pm »

Very nice work Ray I really like the flooring!

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #184 on: February 19, 2021, 10:48:59 pm »

Cheers Mark. The cockpit floor will probably be the best bit of the model - we'll see....


Thanks for looking in mate  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #185 on: March 07, 2021, 07:37:47 pm »

Took advantage of the 1 mild day we had, to get the window frames sprayed and once hardened off these were finally glued in place with cyano - took 3 attempts to get 2 of them to stick, this was due to my forgetting to key the surfaces  :embarrassed:

The drivers control panel was also given a couple of coats of Fiat Bianco Bossa Nova White (Halfords)
While that was drying off, made a couple of test prints for the dashboard and throttle - these looked ok so the waterslide transfers were made and the dashboard panel made with scrap mahogany.
This was then given 2 coats of varnish.
Now came a slight snag...the transfer sheets are of the 'clear' type, so anything white disappears from the transfer - that's because the printer doesn't actually print in white. In this instance it meant that the dials and pointers on the instruments would not show so, to get around this I simply made a white panel (slightly smaller than the mahogany) and applied the transfer to that...Bingo!

So now, all 3 transfers were applied - 1 on dash, 1 on lower console and 1 on the throttle body.

Finally, the steering wheel was simply glued to the body and that's the console done . The throttle levers just need a bead or similar adding.

Next will be the cockpit doors....
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #186 on: March 07, 2021, 08:12:57 pm »

So, the for'd saloon doors were made, 1 double door for saloon access and 1 single for w/c access.
These were given 3 x coats of varnish and, once dried, simple brass handles attached.

The aft sliding hatch is now made and installed on the aft saloon...

I'm now venturing into some new territory (new to me anyway) which is sculptors modelling clay :o
This stuff is rather soft initially but, once baked, becomes very hard and can be sanded and painted.
I've made 2 types of supports for the grabrails and these have been oven-baked at 130-135c for about 20mins.
These will be used as masters for the rubber moulding and cast in resin when supplies arrive.

In the meantime I'll be attempting to make the framework for the seats.

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #187 on: March 07, 2021, 08:28:29 pm »

She coming along very nicely Ray  :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #188 on: March 07, 2021, 08:35:57 pm »

Cheers Dave, much appreciated...hoping to get a bit more done this coming week O0

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #189 on: March 07, 2021, 08:45:15 pm »

Ray your like a bus you wait and wait then three comes along together  {-) {-)  jocking aside though it's looking rather good, I had the same problem with the instument panel in the end I just printed it on paper and coated it with laquer nice going mate.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #190 on: March 07, 2021, 08:55:57 pm »

Ray your like a bus you wait and wait then three comes along together  {-) {-)

Joe

 {-) {-) {-) Cheers Joe.

Ref instrument panel, that's not a bad idea you came up with actually. If you've got a number of 'slides' to make it could work out a lot cheaper than the transfer paper :-))

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #191 on: March 07, 2021, 09:20:00 pm »

I do make water slides but same problem no white ink, course printing on paper is thicker but didn't show too much on an instrment panel when I do names etc. I try to have a white back ground hence on my Huntsman I put the name on the air intakes , keep up the good work  :-))




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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #192 on: March 07, 2021, 10:20:17 pm »

Great work ray, she's taking shape nicely now.


Personally, I think it's great that there is plenty of love for the Fairey brand and that builds/repairs/modifications of the various kits/plans are still going on.


I REALLY need to get on with mine.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #193 on: March 07, 2021, 10:29:06 pm »

Cheers Will, this build has been far from easy so far but I'm sure it'll work out fine eventually.


It'll be good to see you getting started, assuming you're going to start a blog? - hope so anyway  :-)


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #194 on: March 07, 2021, 10:59:11 pm »

These things are sent to try us aren't they.


Yeah, I really need to make a start on one of them now.
I have started a blog for the 34" Huntsman, but not done anything on it since I bought it, because I've been doing a few jobs/repairs on some of my Aerokits boats that I have rescued.
All of mine are projects and all need work to some degree.
The only one that isn't is the Huntress kit I got for Christmas.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #195 on: March 07, 2021, 11:17:29 pm »

Ah yes, found your blog (09/12/20) - your original one (06/12/20)still awaits deleting.  :((


I'll keep watching for any updates...


Thanks for the pointer to your updates Will.  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #196 on: March 08, 2021, 11:58:42 am »

I do make water slides but same problem no white ink, course printing on paper is thicker but didn't show too much on an instrment panel when I do names etc. I try to have a white back ground hence on my Huntsman I put the name on the air intakes , keep up the good work  :-))

Joe.
You can buy white film for waterslide transfers when you need a white background.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #197 on: March 08, 2021, 12:26:59 pm »

I'll look into that Jim but wouldn't you have to carefully cut around the edge or the white would show


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #198 on: March 08, 2021, 05:17:06 pm »

Looking very nice indeed Ray - Sorry I've just not posted earlier but have had a few problems with the heating at home.  Its just about sorted now so I can spend a bit more time here  :-))

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« Reply #199 on: March 08, 2021, 05:59:25 pm »

Thanks Mark, no worries mate.
Hope all goes well with your heating system.


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