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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #475 on: December 22, 2019, 02:16:55 PM »

Thank you Dave


Thank you Kim for the very nice comments in your thread and thanks so much for your card  :-)  plus all your help this year.
Remember I mentioned the challenge of the radar motor housing over on yours?
Well it's turning out well with 19 pieces of styrene so far. Still much shaping to do before adding top and side detail but it's looking nice.
When finished I'll post a very long string of photo steps start to finish.


Meanwhile
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #476 on: December 23, 2019, 08:54:58 AM »

When I said I had much shaping to do I wasn't kidding.


Almost there but still a couple of changes then I'll recap on how I got to here. Probably 10 hrs spent so far so maybe not for everyone








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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #477 on: December 23, 2019, 12:14:00 PM »

That looks great well worth the effort I would say  :-))
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #478 on: December 23, 2019, 03:04:16 PM »

Cheers Mark  :-)  a lot more fettling since then but I'll start from scratch here literally.


First I made some nominal outside measurements with reducing in mind if needs be.





The foot 1mm styrene












Extra height









Next the lower housing..............
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #479 on: December 23, 2019, 05:10:45 PM »

I cut two identical forms as building platforms both upwards and downwards. The one for the lid section was eventually removed but essential to create both halves the same shape.








3mm + 1mm styrene each side





2 x 2mm
























Next the lid..............

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #480 on: December 23, 2019, 06:46:25 PM »

An in between post while parts are being readied. The cross bond is a little over scale but will look ok when the whole unit is in place










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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #481 on: December 23, 2019, 11:27:51 PM »

The housing lid.
Top and bottom forms marked and drilled to match then 3mm side walls made




Bench sander set to an angle to produce everything the same








Hinge part added and all edges sanded equally



At this point still loads of shaping to do hence starting with thick styrene



Start blocking up the interior






create the side details



fit the top cross piece then much more shaping



Remove the top half form with chisel blade

Constantly shaping and hinge point altered due to not matching photos









Priming and more sanding






Gloss white tomorrow
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #482 on: December 24, 2019, 11:37:32 AM »

I've started on the rotor. Again making it up as I go.


The aim of the tubes is to make sure the three outer ones are exactly centred around the 1.7mm drive shaft



These outer three will be trimmed down and sit over the stub of tube on the housing lid whilst the shaft will go straight through to the drive motor in the Tee










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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #483 on: December 24, 2019, 02:36:26 PM »

Andy,
What a wonderful little 'work of art', if that does not get a few more Shannon builders making their own [using your step by step guide], I do not know what will!


I know you have good access to the actual boat and probably took your own measurements, but for those who have my DVD of Shannon photos in Folder 2 [if that was included in the earlier ones] there is a work sheet drawing from the Furuno Electrics Co. Ltd. site of the DRS 12A radar. I have attached a photo here.


Sorry to intrude, but thought this might be of help.


To you and all your followers - A very merry Christmas and a Happy Modelling New Year!

Thanks for your card, comments and 'pressie'; keep up all of the good work and help on this model.


Kim [Canterbury Coxswain]

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #484 on: December 24, 2019, 02:49:39 PM »

Anyone building a Shannon is never regarded as an intrusion especially not yourself or the Doc  :-))
The gallery I sent can be added to your DVD if you wish or any that you think useful.
I didnít actually have any dimensions I tend to judge from photos and we builders always notice little things that might not be quite right but who else would know  {-)
However special thanks to John Huntley of Scarborough crew and I have a correction to the Port side mast antenna length NOT 4000 but 2700 total before scaling

P.S. looking at the drawing Iím even more pleased
Thanks

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #485 on: December 24, 2019, 03:40:41 PM »

Going well so far



The best way forwards for the leading edge is C extrusion but unfortunately what I have to hand is a size or two too small


So pretty held up until Leeds Model Shop re-open (next Monday I believe)








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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #486 on: December 24, 2019, 04:10:27 PM »

Everything is secured with screws or a push fit only
Still minor adjustments needed in my view




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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #487 on: December 24, 2019, 04:41:38 PM »

Wife says it's time to stop enjoying myself {-) so I'll leave you with my favourite shot.



AND wish you all a Christmas cheers
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #488 on: December 25, 2019, 08:39:15 PM »

Super day with family around and still pretty coherent  {-)


For other builders this will take you to a gallery where all photos relevant to the mast construction are hosted to save trawling through the thread. Updated as I go before being posted here.

https://techno.smugmug.com/Shannon/n-MfgVDR/MBD-Shannon-mast/
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #489 on: December 26, 2019, 09:34:49 AM »

Too late for myself as I don't want to risk messing mine up but anyone else possibly following my steps I can see in hindsight that before fixing this hinge plate to the main body you should cut a square hole in it with a chamfered edge. When it is then attached and sanded to shape it will be the recess for the manufacturer specification plate.


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #490 on: December 26, 2019, 10:09:53 AM »

The view from below with geared motor in place to get a measure for drive shaft length








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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon CAMERA
« Reply #491 on: December 26, 2019, 02:39:54 PM »

Killing time while short of parts for radar


I needed something round of the right diameter 12mm ish and the wife's craft room stock came to the rescue with some beads from charity shop








After some creative experimenting









Clear to see where this is heading
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #492 on: December 26, 2019, 06:19:32 PM »















My camera picks up defects that the eye would not notice at all
I will fit a disc of clear acetate for the glass
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #493 on: December 26, 2019, 07:14:11 PM »

That'll do almost there


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #494 on: December 27, 2019, 02:00:51 PM »

Today I've re focused on the bow roller. Styrene and brass really do work great together. The release lever here is actually made to work but I don't know how Im going to fix these components together yet and still maintain perfect alignment.


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #495 on: December 27, 2019, 10:44:19 PM »

I've thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this and I think its now secure and works too











Now just the relatively easy hinge to do


Camera is now complete and has glass fitted.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #496 on: December 27, 2019, 11:31:21 PM »

How about the wiper arm.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #497 on: December 28, 2019, 12:11:33 AM »

Iím saving the fine details for a rainy day John  {-) 
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #498 on: December 28, 2019, 06:49:23 AM »

I have to say that the detail you put into your models is fantastic and I have used some of your ideas in making bits for mine as I have forgot how I done it the first time round. Keep up the great build. At the present I am trying to make the rear deck hatches easy to remove so the trim tab servos can be got at I have an idea just got to put it in place.   John
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #499 on: December 28, 2019, 08:49:51 AM »


Hi Andy
Great following your build, I notice in your 26th Dec post a crew member, are these commercially available
Cheers
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