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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #800 on: March 12, 2020, 10:38:25 PM »

I felt I'd hit a wall last week but moving along again. It may end up in the bin yet








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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #801 on: March 12, 2020, 11:00:00 PM »

It's looking like I can make this look a good representation and work

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #802 on: March 17, 2020, 12:06:39 AM »

I'm doing nothing lately but if the interest is waining a rest is better than producing poor work.
Meanwhile my friend Steve who produces the lifeboat figures is having a real good go at remodelling the Speedline figures with the up to date PLP  :-))
What I've seen is very promising  :-))


Also it seems many of my plans have been cancelled due to COVID19, expecting Caravan club to close sites before long too. I may go off wild camping and ignore the media onslaught. Van MOT tomorrow I don't foresee an issue

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #803 on: March 17, 2020, 09:47:13 AM »

No-one will mind waiting a little while for you to get your modelling mojo back.  Better a short break than risk messing up what you have already achieved.  Enjoy the camping!

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #804 on: March 17, 2020, 01:19:23 PM »

Thanks Greg Van is now ready to rumble. Need to wait and see if wife's appointments get cancelled. Already two van rallies refunded due to lack of insurance cover due to GOV announcements.
Thinking of Shell Island in Wales for a bit.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #805 on: March 17, 2020, 03:40:17 PM »

Shell island cracking place sod all to do there Barmouth short drive away so is Portmeirion and portmadoc,can be a tad windy though




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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #806 on: March 17, 2020, 03:46:33 PM »

Yes I spent a week there April 2015 and unbelievably this was the only day of 7 that was not cracking Sunshine, just lucky. Fantastic outside of school holidays



Beautiful Sunsets



Unfortunately they are deferring opening if they open at all due to current policy  :((   2 adults = £16.20 per night April

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #807 on: March 17, 2020, 05:21:18 PM »

Ah! Brings back fond memories of three nights we spent in Nolford Haven a couple of years back. We'd booked for seven, but Storm XYZ arrived at the same moment we did. Mind you, we had two good walks in Haverford West; once around Morrisons and once around Tesco...
When I was eight we stayed in a caravan just north of Barmouth. In my dreams I can still hear the rain hammering on the roof - for the WHOLE seven days - and I was bitten by a horse-fly.
Me and Wales just don't get on.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #808 on: March 17, 2020, 07:45:32 PM »

Wasnt the midges that got you in LLanberis as well  :D :D {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)




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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #809 on: March 31, 2020, 09:55:03 AM »

Been a while I know but just getting over Shingles I hope but expect many weeks of nerve pain yet.
Started yesterday re making the folding aerials.
These are now a better reflection of size and now comprise of three or four separate parts that slot or screw together.











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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #810 on: April 01, 2020, 11:47:26 AM »

I could not afford it but the price was just too good to resist  :embarrassed:   

So I got wifey to pay
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German seller on Amazon  Proxxon PD250e Lathe listed as used/brand new product, I'm guessing its like a tatty box type affair. Anyway its covered by Amazon AtoZ guarantee.

£548 free delivery. Three in stock

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #811 on: April 01, 2020, 10:08:47 PM »

I'm wondering now if I'll receive this  %%  There were three when I bought but now the listing has gone  :o  So only time will tell unless any of you lot bought one too  {-)

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #812 on: April 22, 2020, 03:57:14 PM »

Halfords online has reduced Ford Balliol blue to £3 per can for click and collect. I suspect they will discontinue this colour like they did textured grey

 
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-and-body-repair/car-spray-paints/halfords-ford-balliol-blue-car-spray-paint-300ml-359216.html

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #814 on: April 25, 2020, 04:41:14 PM »

Hi Andy
Just a quick question. What white paint do you use on your models. I am getting ready to start painting my Mersey hull but there seems to be loads of white paints available from Halfords.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #815 on: April 25, 2020, 04:56:00 PM »

Hi Chris. I either use Halfords appliance white, most cost effective or Tamiya White. I have only used either for component parts and nothing like the size of a hull.


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Oddly appliance white no longer appears in searches?


Only the basic white now https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-and-body-repair/car-spray-paints/halfords-gloss-white-spray-paint-300ml-451666.html

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #816 on: May 15, 2020, 07:47:49 PM »

Probably aware that I'm having a change and working on other models lately.
I am waiting for upgraded jet drive drive shaft tubes with ceramic bearings. They are currently in transit from OceanWorks. When they arrive I will be doing a complete dismantle and rebuild with paint  :-)) 

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #817 on: May 15, 2020, 08:22:34 PM »

What's the cost of the upgraded tubes?

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #818 on: May 15, 2020, 09:01:17 PM »

No idea Dave Iíve not been invoiced

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #819 on: June 15, 2020, 06:07:02 PM »

I had a nice five week break there and having had my rush of wooden kit building I'm now back at it.
So killing two birds with one stone I now have my upgraded shaft tubes for the jet drives. I would need a full dismantle for painting anyway so here we go.
The deck surprisingly took under an hour to remove all screws and nuts




Safe location for parts






Servo tray that is designed to be easily removable with the deck on took about 5 mins to remove



From here I'll be working towards painting but meanwhile the jet drive upgrade will be on the other link in my signature

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #820 on: June 16, 2020, 08:50:53 PM »

While the deck is free ready for painting I had the opportunity to fit other parts to secure deck fittings.
The stern stag horns were only screwed to the grp temporarily. They now have a thick piece of styrene resined to the underside.
These are 1.4mm screws






The hatches now have metal in place to enable the use of magnets





Deck is now ready for fresh primer and initial coats of non textured colouring.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #821 on: June 17, 2020, 03:41:43 PM »

Deck is now finished in Tamiya TS-66 as my margin colour. I intend to add a coat of satin lacquer to this before the long arduous task of masking up for the texture coating





Should be something similar but better than my earlier effort.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #822 on: June 17, 2020, 09:49:10 PM »

The outdoor photo was misleading.
This is how it really looks and it will be satin lacquered before masking up.



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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #823 on: June 18, 2020, 07:35:45 PM »

With the deck removed and the prop tubes upgraded this is my final running gear installation photo



The dry run test video

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #824 on: June 19, 2020, 09:11:54 AM »

Good morning. No pictures for this post but rather an outline plan of how I intend to try and paint that hull. I don't think anyone relishes the task on the Shannon  {:-{

My thought is to spray a band of white on white primer first and meticulously mask the white line off.

Actually I've just remembered I have photos from Scarborough. This shows the complexity of the task.

Once masked I will follow Ian's advice and spray more finished white along the edges of the masking tape so that any bleed is white before applying the Balliol blue above and a graphite black below.
The weather needs to improve before I can do this so there is time for your comments  %%














The only easy bit  {-)
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