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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #250 on: October 11, 2019, 09:04:55 PM »

Thanks Mark it really is so much more pleasure making the parts than paying for ones that you may or may not be happy with. You decide for yourself what will do or go in the bin and have another go.
I tend to be much more forgiving of inaccuracy as long as it looks well  {-)
Terrific base kit


Jet drive parts have been re sent with a different courier so I hope to be wet testing soon

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #251 on: October 12, 2019, 10:20:30 PM »











The keel will be in two sections with an invisible joint but all removable
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #252 on: October 13, 2019, 04:15:58 PM »

Awesome tools   :-))












These were made from 4 layers of 2mm Styrene and a bench sander


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #253 on: October 13, 2019, 05:44:48 PM »

Top tip Andy when you are using primer on Brass or any metal parts such as those bolts use some Halfords etch primer as it will solve what you have got on the brass a hard edge,and will stop the tendancy to peel




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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #254 on: October 13, 2019, 05:50:52 PM »

Thanks
Non of the bolts are to be painted, will be left stainless steel as the actual Shannon
Assembly will be after final painting  :-))  any paint on bolts would come off when tools are used as I have found from experience so itís useful that these are not called for to have paint


The brass has been sanded after alterations the primer hasnít chipped or peeled
I use Tamiya FINE primer for metal
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #255 on: October 14, 2019, 05:22:58 PM »

Bolts all ready for assembly after paintwork





Stood on end to add resin making the transom thicker



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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #256 on: October 14, 2019, 08:14:39 PM »

I'm not ready for this yet as I have detail still to add to the bow.


Stand has proven to be suitably level  :-))


Top edge of laser line is the bottom edge of the white line.


Once fully primed I'm going to start from the bottom up


I'll mask off everything above and spray the anthracite. Then I'll mask off the black/anthracite and spray the white line. Then finally mask off for the Balliol Blue.
Then decals before lacquer.





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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #257 on: October 15, 2019, 06:39:22 PM »








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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #258 on: October 16, 2019, 12:08:43 AM »

Jet drives are behind me now apart from maybe a bit more tweaking.


Today I'm going to leak test again and ballast it with four batteries and a sum of lead.
If we get the all clear to sail by Sunday I'll be good to go.





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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #259 on: October 16, 2019, 05:45:44 AM »

Looking very good Andy hope mine turns out to be so nice.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #260 on: October 16, 2019, 09:43:10 AM »

Thank you John. We all know the answer to that  ok2  having seen your attention to detail  8)
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #261 on: October 17, 2019, 02:45:53 PM »

Keel complete and removable for hull painting





Just two per side small z shaped brackets to make and fit for the cable securing
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #262 on: October 17, 2019, 03:08:12 PM »

Finished moving the chine to the bottom edge of the fender line





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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #263 on: October 17, 2019, 05:49:15 PM »

I'm now ready to launch. Leak tested and ballasted. Deck taped on.



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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon (Ballasting)
« Reply #264 on: October 17, 2019, 07:02:45 PM »

Eventually as the build progresses and more weight is added to the front half I may have to draw the front pair of batteries rearwards as pictured.





For the moment they are OK as originally designed and I have had to add a roll of lead to the stern to the value of 941grams. The rest of the build will account for a good half of that so the lead will be customised to suit.


Cable ties to help extraction






The interior Unit available from Chris Scott to order would likely mean I would have to run on just two batteries but I would probably only use it for display purposes as it is easy to fit and remove  :-))


Chris has just informed me that a ready to run MBD of his build comes in at 9.4kg
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #265 on: October 17, 2019, 07:27:54 PM »

I have just come back from a trip to my scales and I concur with Chris exactly.
If the water line is set correctly the MBD needs to be 9.4kg  :-))


FYI my batteries weigh 462grams each
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #266 on: October 17, 2019, 08:15:11 PM »

Andy that does look a superb set-up and all seems to be progressing well. Plenty of helpful details, tips and advice for those other builders 'out there'. All the best with the weather and your planned test runs this weekend. Hopefully some 'footage' will appear and whet everyone's semi-scratch building appetites!
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #267 on: October 17, 2019, 09:18:34 PM »

Thanks Kim
Latest news is the lake is still affected by algae so it wonít be happening the week  :((
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #268 on: October 19, 2019, 04:57:04 PM »

I've just been looking through your photo CD Kim. What a fantastic collection  :-))   


I've been looking through mine too from Scarborough last year





















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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #269 on: October 19, 2019, 05:40:02 PM »

Great pics Andy  :-)) :-))


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #270 on: October 20, 2019, 04:57:44 PM »

Thank you Ned, glad you like them I just have so many its a dilemma choosing the best.


Having seen some of Mr Plastic's latest Shannon commission pictures I have copied his tanking idea around the life raft housing to prevent water ingress on those much sought after rough sailing days


Used some of the GRP from cutting the hole in the deck





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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #271 on: October 24, 2019, 10:15:43 PM »

I've been asked a question to which I would also like some answers
When we come to attach the fender what adhesive are other builders using?


I want it secure but not such that its destructive if I want to pull them back off. I don't want it to tear the fendering.


My own deck with be attached with Stixall which I can separate with a blade if I really do need to take the deck off. This is why the fender would need to be removed.


suggestions invited please  :embarrassed:
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #272 on: October 26, 2019, 03:22:18 PM »

My job for today is to scratch build the Starboard side forward ventilator.




Back plate



Some mesh from stock



Both 1mm styrene



Interior former 2mm



Sides 2mm
Mesh attached to 1mm styrene that I coated thinly with 5min epoxy and weighted down until set

Leading edge 2mm styrene





Lid 1mm then sand to shape





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Good enough for me, what next?


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #273 on: October 26, 2019, 06:49:31 PM »

A productive day still not over.








This is the method I've adopted for creating grilles
A smear of epoxy before dropping the mesh



This just needs trimming to size and a frame making for it


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #274 on: October 26, 2019, 09:14:40 PM »

Enough today. Time for a Brandy  :-)





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