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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2019, 03:01:53 PM »


Those Lesro Sun hull's  are truly in the top 5 of all model boat hulls ever commercially made!   :-))

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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2019, 03:07:28 PM »

... and those window cutouts look good too.
Also, the lifeboat appears to be well carved.
It'll be interesting to see this one coming together  :-)


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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2019, 03:39:16 PM »

Thanks Ray, they were a pain to cut out but look OK. The lifeboat may be a little flat bottomed, but I am happy with it. Now to order some portholes before I start on the lower part of the superstructure

Wayne
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2019, 07:27:10 PM »

Have several pics I took of her in Gibraltar (in colour), too big to load on this site,, if you want copies send me your email address. Have the same kit in my garage, keep meaning to get it down and make it. Have a personal interest in her, as my father was chief engineer on her for several years, even went with him for a 24 hour shift.
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2019, 06:20:08 PM »

Life boat built, Wayne

IMG_20190820_201920 by Wayne, on Flickr
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2019, 07:07:18 PM »

That looks good!
Also good to see the citadel paints being used as part of this hobby as well as the warhammer.  :-))
I've done likewise on a number of my own projects.


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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2019, 07:12:09 PM »

Thanks Ray, yes the citadel range gets used for all sorts

Wayne
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2019, 09:07:07 PM »

I always thought this pic was of the 21, but it is her sister ship the 22, but I thought it might be useful for detail of the front of the wheelhouse, she is on the Belfast tow when she first arrived on the thames.
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2019, 09:38:13 PM »

Thanks Dodes, did you get my message with email address for images? wkennerley@yahoo.com

Regards Wayne
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2019, 10:24:37 AM »

PM sent . Regards David.
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2019, 09:17:54 PM »

Have just started on my Lesro kit, looks nicely cut wood work, fitting the two bulkheads in at the moment. But the hull moulding is very nice. All the best and hope to see your build on this site. David
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2019, 09:35:10 PM »

Fantastic David, I need to sit down and work out the rest of the superstructure as mine did not come with any parts for it, so I have to draw up my own.

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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2019, 05:52:20 PM »

There is one thing I remember as a young teenager, I went for a 24hour shift on her as my Dad was her chief engineer then. I remember going up on the flying bridge and the master was sitting on a wood stool and he used a tiller arm to control her no steering wheel. The tiller was about 1/2" thick 3" deep and about 3.5 ft long, the VHF unit was a small basic one with a metal speaker. It was interesting as we were the stern drag to a Royal Mail vessel, we went up the dock and through the swing bridge into the Vic. It was as we were going through the cutting that the Royal Mail stern  counter lifted and came down and hooked a lighter. Soon we were dragging a large number of lighters and the whole was held until a tosher tug could get in and drag the lighter clear. In those days lighters and barges could enter the docks 14 days before and 14 days after a ship enters and leaves dock charges free. Also then any cargo not landed but went overside into a barge did not pay landing charges. When PLA insisted on all cargo be landed and go into the shed, then all the lighterage work finished and container work took over at Tilbury. Also containers could be stuffed over 10 miles from the docks did not need port registered workers, so that finished break bulk work in the docks plus when APL built their 5 large container ships such as the Priam. 55 break bulk ships went to the scrap yard, they at first carried 27,000t of bunkers and 17,000t of cargo. The engineer was given a cassette tape before sailing to tell which fuel tank to use and how to transfer fuel to maintain stability. They eventually had their steam plants removed and diesels fitted, but they were 14 days U/k to Japan, my friend of some time ago was chief mate on the Priam becoming a junior captain in the company(blue funnel) used to tell me about them over a pint.
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2019, 06:23:07 PM »

Does anyone know for sure if below the waterline was copper coloured as shown by Lesro?
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2019, 08:06:31 PM »

I may be corrected, but I believe it was a thin white boot topping with the usual dull red anti foul paint.
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Re: Sun XXI
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2019, 09:09:19 PM »

Well I have done the deck, engine and shaft, now contemplating making up the anchor stowage box. But all hold at the moment, because it is to cold to work in the garage, the wood glue is taking all day to set instead of 30 minutes. But have noticed that the real vessel aft had a top only over her steering gear not as the model plans have right across the stern, so that is next to put right when it warms up a bit.
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