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Mark T

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #225 on: March 20, 2021, 07:16:15 pm »

Ha, ha, cheers Joe


Actually, it's her laptop - think I'll pay a visit to pc world when restrictions ease  :-)) .


Ray.


Hi Ray just use your wife's laptop to order yours online  {-)   That'll make for a nice evening at home  %%   BTW the builds looking lovely  :-))

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #226 on: March 21, 2021, 12:28:36 pm »

Cheers for comments Mark. I'm a bit reluctant to buy another laptop - this one works fine on Win 8.1 and I'm dreading moving up to Win 10 :o

Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #227 on: March 21, 2021, 01:18:26 pm »

A while ago I mentioned making some items with sculptors modelling clay (page 8 reply no.186)...

Well, I've managed to cast a few supports from the masters (angled and uprights) and given them a few coats of woodstain. Also made the boathook brackets at the same time.

To use up excess resin I cast a couple of airhorns and the cruciform bollard - these are currently undergoing a paint job...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #228 on: March 21, 2021, 01:21:40 pm »

One more update to follow later today...

...the dinner bell just rang out O0

Regards,

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #229 on: March 21, 2021, 01:35:18 pm »

Nice one Ray they look great  - I've never tried casting I'll have to give it a go some time too. I'm off for my dinner now too  %%

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #230 on: March 21, 2021, 01:52:21 pm »

Hi Ray some nice fittings there, you have taken up casting very well it's a lot of fun is'nt it and surprising what you can make, I would love to try 3D printing but I just could'nt justify the expence.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #231 on: March 21, 2021, 02:07:31 pm »

Hi Ray,


Nice to see you having ago at casting, the air horn castings look good as well  :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #232 on: March 21, 2021, 04:05:11 pm »

Cheers Mark, judging by the work standards we see on your builds, I can foresee you having no problems making your own castings.  :-)

Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #233 on: March 21, 2021, 04:12:23 pm »

Cheers Joe, and yes, this casting game can be so rewarding in terms or satisfaction. I've also made eight sets of liferaft canisters for some future builds.
I'm with you on the 3D printing - want to have a go but the initial outlay and the CAD work make it somewhat prohibitive %)

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #234 on: March 21, 2021, 04:14:27 pm »

Cheers Dave, I had misgivings with regard to the outcome of these castings but they turned out quite nice. :-)

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #235 on: March 21, 2021, 04:31:17 pm »

Now then, I usually leave the window glazing to near the end of a build but, I thought it would be better to do it now, before the little bits and pieces get added to the saloon tops.
Well, when I tried to do the first side I found that I couldn't get the plastic to sit firmly on the apertures. this was due to the way I'd built the inner coaming which, due to my bad planning, was in the way and too difficult to remove without causing too much damage.
So now, my only other option was to remove the window frames and stick the 'glass' to the inside of them.
As a consequence, I've given myself more work to do - both the frames and the structure sides and ends will need rubbing down again and respraying - I'll get cracking with that this evening...

...a few photos attached.

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #236 on: April 07, 2021, 11:13:56 pm »

To continue with the windows...

First job was to rub down the window frames, both sides and another rub down of the structure...

Then it was all masked off ready for spraying...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #237 on: April 07, 2021, 11:17:04 pm »

Window frames and seats mounted on card, ready for the spray job (primer / topcoats)...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #238 on: April 07, 2021, 11:19:45 pm »

The saloon was then tackled and, oops! got too close with the spray can and ended up with a runny mess...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #239 on: April 07, 2021, 11:24:49 pm »

Now I had to wait a couple of days before rubbing it down and spraying again. This was done once the weather was again suitable and got the window frames and the seats painted at the same time...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #240 on: April 07, 2021, 11:41:18 pm »

In the previous photo you can see the windows are now in place c/w glazing.

I had tried to fit the "glass" using canopy glue but, after leaving it for 24hrs, it just peeled straight back off. Don't know if it's because my bottle of glue is so old or just not suitable for this type of plastic. Incidentally, I caught the saloon top skylight with my sleeve and it also just lifted the plastic off.

The solution came in the form of double sided sticky tape. First, the tape was applied to the inside and the frames stuck down to the plastic sheet. Next, each frame was carefully cut from the sheet, turned over, and the taped applied once again so as to be able to apply the completed frames to the structure...and that's where we are at now.
Not a lot done since the last update but better than nothing at all.

A few more photos to hopefully explain the glazing sequence.

Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #241 on: April 08, 2021, 09:53:11 am »

Well there's more than one way to skin a cat Ray  (No cats were harmed in this post)   :o    I'll have to look out for that tape I can see a few applications for it, I've got a roll of 1 inch double sided that I use to hold stuff for spraying but it's a bit on the thick side for any build work, What's the name on yours it looks like STIX or something, Your getting there Ray


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #242 on: April 08, 2021, 10:15:35 am »

Cheers Joe, it is indeed Stix2 - I bought the 3.5mm and the 6mm widths - I'll come back on with details of supplier shortly  :-))


Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #243 on: April 08, 2021, 10:51:45 am »

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #244 on: April 08, 2021, 11:34:22 am »

Cheers Ray, I'm sure a couple of rolls would come in handy  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #245 on: April 09, 2021, 08:11:37 pm »

Double sided tape - thats genius Ray and the results look fantastic.  I wonder what was wrong with your canopy glue?  I have found it to be really strong stuff.  I think I'll check mine and see if there is a use by date.

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #246 on: April 09, 2021, 08:57:52 pm »

Cheers for the comments Mark, much appreciated.
As for the canopy glue, I've never had problems with it before but, to be fair, my bottle was bought in 1998 and I've still only used about half of it.
I'll do some tests over the weekend with different glazing materials. I'm quite convinced the problem has been with the plastic.
I've used this glue on 12 models without a hitch but this is the first using this type of plastic (which I've had for approx 12 years)


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #247 on: April 09, 2021, 09:11:03 pm »

Ray, As they say there is more than one way to skin a cat, different use for DS Tape. :-)) :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #248 on: April 09, 2021, 09:17:59 pm »

Thanks for that Dave - I was tempted to try mini dots of cyano but I know the damage that can do and I really couldn't face another frame clean up - that's when the idea of the tape came to me.


Well, that's another problem solved - what's next...  %)


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #249 on: April 09, 2021, 10:05:24 pm »

Hi Ray
That double sided tape is very good, I've used it on a couple of household jobs. I will be using it to hold the cushions and padding on my aquarama build, precise, instant grab and as you say, no mess.
It's a good solution for that glazing.
Best regards
David.
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